By Rob Acker, CEO of Salesforce.org and Rick Shadyac, CEO of ALSAC

Founded in 1957, the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC) was established as the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Grounded in the belief that all children should have access to quality healthcare, ALSAC and St. Jude, since the beginning, have provided care for children regardless of race, religion, nationality, or socioeconomic standing. Families whose children are treated at St. Jude never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food.

As one of the most trusted health nonprofits in the world, ALSAC raises upwards of $1.7 billion a year, this year approaching $2 billion. Between St. Jude’s status as the global leaders in understanding, treating, and defeating childhood cancer, and its commitment to ensuring no family ever receives a bill, it’s not hard to see why effective fundraising is critical … Read more

Coinbase, the US crypto exchange that has become a household name in the crypto space, is set to make its stock market debut on Wednesday 14 April via a direct listing. We look at what this means for UK investors, including whether you can buy shares in Coinbase.

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What is Coinbase?

Coinbase is a leading cryptocurrency exchange that enables people to trade digital assets like Bitcoin.

The company was founded in 2012 by Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam. It currently has over 56 million verified customers from 32 countries, including the UK.

Coinbase has become a very popular exchange among fans of crypto because of its simplicity, which often makes it the first option for beginners. It’s also very secure.

Ahead of the share listing, the company’s value currently stands at $91.5 billion (£67 billion).

How is Coinbase going public?

Coinbase’s listing comes in the wake of a … Read more

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Not all businesses have a big budget dedicated to their marketing efforts. Yet, you must allocate a sufficient budget to meet your marketing goals [see below for some thoughts about how much you should allocate to marketing]. The big question is how to get the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to developing a detailed marketing budget. Today we’ll discuss 5 affordable marketing methods that produce high returns on your investment.

Below, you have some idea of how big a percentage of your revenue you should allocate to marketing depending on your industry. The highest percentage of revenue dedicated to marketing occurs among consumer packaged goods companies, while the lowest occurs in the energy industry (likely a function of the monopoly status of most energy companies around the country that eliminated customer choice).

Although somewhat similar, further guidance on how much you should allocate to your marketing budget … Read more

Waitrose saves millions of capsules from landfill with its home compostable alternative

In a supermarket first, Waitrose will start replacing coffee capsules with a home compostable alternative, saving millions of capsules from landfill.

The previous capsules were made from mixed materials (polypropylene with an aluminium lid) which were difficult to separate for recycling.

Now, the company will sell coffee capsules made from bio-sourced materials, including sunflower seed bark and sugars derived from corn, which is fully compostable. The lid is made from cellulose and can also be home-composted. The box is fully recyclable.

Arriving in shops this week, the coffee will be the first own-label home compostable capsules that can be used in Nespresso-style coffee machines.

Prompted by the pandemic, Waitrose has seen a significant rise in coffee sales in the last 12 months, up by 39%, as customers stayed at home and replaced their office or High Street coffee … Read more