AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 September 2010 | News 58 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Artez and Paypal announce donation app for iPhone Tagged with: app Digital iPhone mobile North American online fundraising service Artez Interactive has announced its first mobile fundraising app for iPhone.Currently in beta testing, the app, which handles donations via Paypal, will be unveiled at ArtezInterAction, a conference focusing on digital fundraising in Toronto. The app will be available to charities who are Artez clients, whether they are in North America, the UK or Australia in December 2010.James Appleyard, Chairman of Artez Interactive, said: “We have seen how powerful online fundraising can be for charitable organizations; the move to mobile will now allow consumers to ‘donate’ anywhere and everywhere. It takes the entire web fundraising experience and puts it in your hand.“What we have done is created an app framework that we will customise with our charitable partners’ brands and campaigns so they get a tailor-made fundraising app, completely managed by Artez, in less time and at less cost than if they had commissioned one themselves,” he added.“In many ways, we are enabling a new type of face-to-face giving”, he claimed.He said that the app should prove particularly useful to charities that deal with disasters and emergencies. “The first 72 hours of any disaster are often the most critical in terms of generating a response. With this new app, our charitable partners will be able to act both quickly and effectively,” he explained.For charitiesThe app offers a secure donation capability using PCI Level 1 security (the highest level of credit card security as determined by VISA) and automated tax receipting. Donors can use it to give any amount they choose by credit card or PayPal. Charities receive full donor information, and control the fields and questions made available to donors. They can also brand the application with their own logos, colours and messaging.For donorsEvent participants can create and edit their own fundraising pages using the app, with personalized messages, videos, and images. The app is integrated with Facebook, Twitter & email, giving supporters the opportunity to promote their fundraising via these social networks. Each user can track their progress by viewing a dynamic thermometer.The can also pass their iPhone to a friend and ask them to make a secure donation.Darrell MacMullin, General Manager of PayPal Canada, who collaborated with Artez on the app said: “The Artez app allows fundraisers to benefit from the speed, convenience and security of online fundraising through their smartphone. Instead of the risk of taking cash or the inconvenience of collecting cheques, supporters can just hand their smartphone to a friend and collect a donation on the spot with PayPal and the donation can be funded by the donor’s PayPal balance, bank account or credit card.”www.artez.com Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Diego Maradona will undergo surgery for a subdural hematoma on Tuesday evening in Buenos Aires, the Argentina legend’s doctor has confirmed.Maradona had been hospitalised since Monday night for anaemia and dehydration, though the 60-year-old’s condition had been improving, his personal doctor had said earlier on Tuesday.- Advertisement – 5:20 Image:Maradona coaches local club Gimnasia y Esgrima Maradona had initially self-isolated after one of his bodyguards displayed symptoms of coronavirus, the country’s state-run news agency Telam reported last Tuesday.He last appeared in public on his 60th birthday last Friday before his side’s league match against Patronato.He was gifted a plaque and a cake to celebrate the occasion but he did not stay to watch the game and witnesses said he looked unwell and weak. Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and is widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, coaches local club Gimnasia y Esgrima.Dozens of the club’s fans have converged on the hospital since Monday evening, waving flags and holding posters with messages of support as they waited for news of Maradona’s health.“What we want the most is for Diego to get out of all this. He can, he is the greatest, the greatest in the world,” said Diego Bermudez, 41, a Maradona fan waiting outside the hospital.- Advertisement – The operation was expected to begin around 8pm local time to address the condition, which is a pool of blood, often caused by a head injury, that can put pressure on the brain.Leopoldo Luque, Maradona’s personal physician, said the procedure was a “routine surgery”. The former Napoli, Barcelona and Boca Juniors player has suffered frequent periods in hospital over the years, often due to the extravagant lifestyle that accompanied and followed his playing career.The former Napoli striker was also admitted to hospital in January 2019 with internal bleeding in the stomach.He also fell ill at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where he was filmed passing out in an executive box at the Argentina-Nigeria game.Maradona was taken into hospital in 2004 with severe heart and respiratory problems linked to cocaine use. He later underwent drug rehabilitation in Cuba and Argentina before a stomach-stapling operation in 2005 helped him lose weight.In 2007, he checked himself into a clinic in Buenos Aires to help him overcome alcohol abuse problems. Mauricio Pochettino reminisces on sharing a room with Diego Maradona and how his charismatic personality reminds him of former PSG teammate Ronaldinho. – Advertisement – “We are going to operate today. He is lucid, he understands, he agrees with the intervention,” Luque said.- Advertisement –