Lists of rich people make fascinating reading. The Sunday Times publishes the annual Sunday Times Wealth List, the Observer publishes The Young Rich, and Eastern Eye publishes Britain's Richest Asian 200. A growing number of the new members of these lists have made their wealth via the Internet, a fact confirmed by the latest DataMonitor report.
It has taken a while but charities' use of the Web is now beginning to feature as case studies at for-profit new media and e-commerce conferences. The latest to appear is Amanda Horten-Mastin, Marketing Director of Comic Relief, who will be one of 21 presenters speaking on 18th January 2000 at Advertising & Marketing in the Digital Age II.
With celebrities taking their clothes off in the name of breast cancer awareness this month, it seems everyone wants to get their kit off to raise funds for charity. In July UK Fundraising reported on members of The Women's Institute of Skipton who posed naked for a charity Christmas calendar.
"Don't listen to talk about compassion fatigue", argued comedian Billy Connolly in his 1995 film in Mozambique for Comic Relief. This year's Wine Relief magazine for Comic Relief republishes his stirring call to give and keep giving.
Canadian fundraiser Ken Wyman has introduced a new training course to help four deaf people become fundraising professionals. The course involves the students taking part in a two-hour video conference each week.