This short recording highlights the key services of Justgiving and also the support we have in place for both your charity and your fundraisers.
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Hot on the heels of the widget comes another exciting release
from our product team that makes it even easier to spread the word about your fundraising.
We’ve added a cool little tool that allows you to import email addresses from your own email client straight in to the "To:" field in our page promotion email template.
In the past, you’ve had to copy and paste addresses from your email client into our email template, and that was time-consuming and generally rubbish. So product guru Will and whizz developer Rasha put their heads together and came up with a fix.
If you have a fundraising page, try it out. Log into Your Account, go to Your fundraising pages and click Email your friends about your page. You’ll see a little button like the one above that launches the Plaxo tool.
Whaddya think? Post a comment and let us know.
Almost 500 sites now proudly display a Justgiving widget and 13,000 people clicked on one yesterday alone. You all seem quite delighted, especially this guy. So we’re delighted that you’re delighted. Yay!
The widget is created using IFrames, so unfortunately it doesn’t work on sites that don’t support IFrames. These include MySpace, Facebook, Bebo, MSN Live Spaces and Real Buzz blogs. We’re working on a solution so that even more of you can use a widget.
Thanks to the several squillion of you who have emailed Simon to say the widget doesn’t work on MySpace. He knows now. You can stop. Honestly. Stop. Email MySpace instead and tell them to allow IFrames. Then it will work.
One more thing: it doesn’t work as an email signature either. Sorry!
Post a comment to let us know what you think of our widget, and where you’ve put yours.
Yesterday we introduced Kai, and today we’ve put another new member of the JG team under the spotlight. Step up our new Charity Helpdesk Executive Liz Smith. Liz will be taking calls and emails from our charity clients, answering their questions and helping them make the most of Justgiving. In an exclusive interview, Liz tells the JG Blog about cartoon bunnies and her experiences with inflatables…
What is your most treasured possession?
MacGyver DVD boxset – he is everything a woman would ever want! Very handy to have around!!
Where would you like to live?
In a hut on a beach, slap bang in the middle of the Pacific
What would your super power be?
Turning water into wine…
Who would play you in the film of your life?
Liz Smith! (Nana Royle in The Royle Family!)
What is your favourite book?
Does anything eat wasps? I like my facts!! (the answer is yes btw!)
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
To help (or watch!) the Egyptian’s build the pyramids
What’s your favourite website?
Ever seen your favourite film re-created by cartoon bunnies in under 30 seconds? Check out Angry Alien.
What kind of biscuit would you be?
A party ring. You probably haven’t had them since you were ten, but they’re great!
What’s your secret talent?
I’m scarily in tune with my body clock! I’ve often freaked people out by guessing the time within a few minutes, therefore I don’t wear a watch!
What did you get for Christmas?
Star Wars DS game, MacGyver DVD, earrings, chocolate (lots), bath stuff, perfume….
What’s your favourite joke?
Did you ever hear the story about the magic tractor? It got to the end of the road and turned into a field.
Marmite. Love it or hate it?
Love it, don’t like Vegemite though…
Tell us one thing about you that we’d only ever find out if we gave you one of these silly questionnaires…
My earliest memory……nearly drowning in a kiddies swimming pool in Ibiza, stuck the wrong way up in an inflatable white duck! (I was three at the time! On a family holiday, not on an 18-30′s holiday, although I can imagine a few people doing the same after a night out, whether it would involve an inflatable or not is another thing though…)
Cheers Liz. Welcome to the gang!
Since we added an HTML editor to fundraising pages, you’ve been getting ever more creative with your personal messages. We’ve seen pictures, smilies and garish pink font galore!
Here are a couple of our favourite pages that show how a bit of creativity can really make a difference.
The guys from Kensington Mortgages fluffed their top lips for the Mo-vember challenge last year, each aiming to replicate the bristles of a moustachioed celebrity mentor. To illustrate their progress, they created a photo gallery on their fundraising page with pictures of their heroes next to their own hairy visages. See it here.
Scott Boocock is running the Watford Half Marathon and Flora London Marathon this year. He’s used images to brighten up his page, and added a bookmark link so his supporters can post his page to del.icio.us and other bookmarking sites. Check out his page here.
Great work fellas!