Great Fundraising 2013 – The Event is launched

first_imgGreat Fundraising 2013 – The Event is launched Tagged with: Training AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Over 400 attendees will have an opportunity to meet like-minded people who are keen to learn, share and be great fundraisers.The speakers include Tanya Steele, Save the Children, Mark Astarita, British Red Cross, Leif Wien Jensen, Norwegian Association of the Blind, John Stewart, Guide Dogs and 16 other key practitioners from the sector.Clayton Burnett look forward to welcoming all those who want to learn more about the findings of the Great Fundraising Report and have a desire to make transformational changes to fundraising.In April, the year-long study of ‘Great Fundraising’ published by Professors Adrian Sargeant and Jen Shang was released free of charge by Clayton Burnett, who commissioned and briefed the project.  The report is still available from the Clayton Burnett website www.claytonburnett.comThe study, the first of its kind, focused on the United Kingdom and sought to answer the questions ‘What differentiates great fundraising from the average, good and poor?’ ‘What are the factors that allow an organisation to double, treble or even quadruple its income?’  ‘Great Fundraising’ was not defined in absolute monetary terms, but in terms of massive growth achieved.Tickets to the event can be booked here for more information on the programme and speakers go here The Royal Institution (c) Paul Wilkinson Following the release and high uptake of the Great Fundraising Report by Professors Adrian Sargeant and Jen Shang last month, Clayton Burnett are excited to announce the launch of a new prestigious event to showcase the findings of this transformational report.‘Great Fundraising 2013 – The Event’ will also bring you the learning from the last year in fundraising, through 20 key speakers from the UK and international fundraising, who will share their experiences of a variety of topical subjects.This flagship event will take place in the prestigious theatre at the Royal Institution in London on Thursday 5 December 2013.  Tickets are limited and should be booked in advance. The event is supported by UK Fundraising. Advertisementcenter_img  52 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 June 2013 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Sticking to your money resolutions

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Mary JohnsonAs the first month of the new year has drawn to a close, some of the best-intended money resolutions may have already gone by the wayside. But it’s not too late to get back on track. One of the best ways for college students to sustain financial resolutions is to avoid broad, generic goals such as “I will spend less money.” Instead, think small and be more specific in what you plan to do, state your goals in actionable terms and be sure to set a date to reach each goal.To reduce the amount of student loans you will owe when you graduate, for example, setting a goal to visit your college’s financial aid office for assistance in checking your current outstanding balances before March 1 would be a great place to start. While there, you could take the opportunity to speak with a counselor about money saving options such as not accepting all the student loan money you may be offered next year if you can get by with less. Also, remember to submit your application for financial aid for next year as soon as possible. By hitting the deadline, you’ll ensure you get the maximum amount of aid you’re eligible for.If you have previously incurred late payment fees on credit cards or other recurring expenses, you could set a goal to pay all bills on time — late fees not only can add up very quickly, but they will also negatively affect your credit score. Create calendar alerts on your phone or computer to remind yourself when bills are due.When trying to reduce unnecessary spending, focus on things that are tangible and visible in your everyday life. Setting a weekly budget of less than $30 for eating out or making a pledge to carpool at least once a week might be less daunting than trying to cut costs across the board. For students receiving financial aid refunds for things such as educational supplies, books and other living expenses, it is especially challenging to make sure that the lump sum of money lasts for the whole semester. It can be helpful to break down your refund by setting up a weekly spending limit or setting aside at least $100 for an emergency. continue reading »last_img read more

Meet K9 Mag, Owego’s newest furry officer

first_imgOWEGO (WBNG) — The Village of Owego Police Department added a new K9 to its ranks. In a news release, police say Mag had several homes before she came to the the Southern Tier Police Canine Association in Binghamton, via its “Homeless to Hero” program. They say she completed her K9 training with ease and excelled in narcotics detection. The department believes K9 “Mag” is a 3-year-old pitbull/Belgian malinois mix. She is trained in narcotics detection and tracking.center_img The association then donated Mag to the Owego Police Department. After completing handler school, Mag and her handler, Officer Andrew Pike, will begin serving the village.last_img

Grenada government salary payments delayed

first_img Share 31 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img NewsRegional Grenada government salary payments delayed by: – July 2, 2012 Sharing is caring! Finance Minister Nazim BurkeST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Scores of government workers in Grenada queued up in long lines in front of automatic teller machines on Friday afternoon after failing to receive their monthly salaries on the scheduled June 28 date on Thursday.The late payment of salaries appears to be the latest sign of a cash flow problem for the government, which recently failed to meet wages for fortnightly workers employed in “debushing,” such as cutting branches overhanging roads and unblocking clogged drains.A new round in the fortnightly “debushing program” was scheduled to begin on Monday but reports are that it was put on hold at the last minute. Sources say the reason is concern about the availability of cash to meet wage demands at the end of the two-week period.Local journalists who attempted to call Finance Minister Nazim Burke at his office on Friday were unsuccessful in reaching him.It is believed that Burke was visiting St Kitts for the 73rd Meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank.The late-payment of wages and salaries could cause more grumbling among Grenadians, who have been critical of government’s approach at creating jobs and reducing unemployment.The finance minister has, however, maintained that Grenada has done comparatively well in light of the world economic crisis, and that the country is on the road to economic recovery.“In the present economic crisis that the world is facing, Grenada is not exempt from the consequences,” Burke told a Canadian journalist while visiting Toronto recently.“Obviously, with the slowdown of the world economy, Grenada, as a small open island developing state, is suffering from the consequences of the slowdown,” added Burke, who is deputy leader of the ruling National Democratic Congress.“We are not experiencing the level of buoyancy that will generate the type of jobs that people would like to see, so high unemployment is a natural outgrowth of that circumstance as it is in most parts of Europe, the United States and the Caribbean.” Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Freshman student dies in Pardee Tower

first_imgA freshman student died Wednesday night after Department of Public Safety officials found her unresponsive and not breathing in her dorm room, officials said.DPS officers responded to the room of Rachel Kim, a freshman majoring in print and digital journalism who lived on the sixth floor of Pardee Tower, after receiving a call at 8:41 p.m, said DPS Capt. David Carlisle.“The Los Angeles City Fire Department Unit 15 was also notified and responded to the scene,” Carlisle said. “[Kim] was transported to California Hospital and was later pronounced dead.”The cause of death has not yet been released. Carlisle said privacy rules prevented him from giving more information.According to her roommate, Molly Keam, a freshman majoring in biological sciences, Kim had been talking and laughing with Keam moments before she collapsed.“Everything was going fine,” Keam said.A counseling session will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. for residents of the sixth floor of Pardee; another session will be held at 8 p.m. in the Pardee Tower second-floor lobby for all Pardee residents, Michael L. Jackson, vice president of student affairs, wrote in an e-mail to Pardee residents.“Our hearts and prayers go out to Rachel’s family and friends,” Jackson said. “We know that this tragedy will weigh heavily on our community and please know that we want to support all of you.”For immediate support, students can contact DPS dispatch at (213) 740-6000 to speak with a counselor.last_img read more

Racing APPG calls for government support in ‘uncertain times’

first_img The All Party Parliamentary Group for the Racing and Bloodstock Industries has urged the government to play a role in ‘securing the future and sustainability’ of the sport after the COVID-19 outbreak brought about widespread disruption.In a letter signed by Conor McGinn MP and Laurence Robertson MP, the APPG has emphasised its support for the ‘difficult but correct decision to suspend racing’.The letter stated: “These are unprecedented times that require the whole nation and government to work together to tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.“In dealing with the economic crisis that accompanies it, much has rightly been made of the urgent need for the government to support the leisure, hospitality, entertainment and retail sectors, and protect jobs.“We are clear that the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people who rely on the horse racing and betting industries must represent a key part of that; from racecourses such as Cheltenham and Haydock in our constituencies, to training and breeding yards and jockeys, as well as bookmakers on high streets across the country. The financial security and jobs of the people who work in racing and all its component parts is paramount.“As Joint Chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Racing and Bloodstock, we supported the difficult but correct decision to suspend racing. It was the only reasonable course of action to take for the public good, in the national interest and to preserve the longer-term reputation and positive image of our sport.“We are now calling on the Government to recognise racing’s responsible actions by playing its role in securing the future and sustainability of our great sport, which makes such a significant financial, cultural and social contribution to our country.“We will now, as always, be fully behind racing in the extremely challenging and uncertain times ahead.”Last week, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) revealed that racing would be suspended until the end of April, in line with guidance issued by the government.The BHA, alongside the Racecourse Association (RCA), National Trainers Federation (NTF) and the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA), has since emphasised that plans are being considered to resume racing at the earliest possible opportunity. StumbleUpon Charlie Parker joins BHA Board of Directors June 29, 2020 Share Share Submit HBLB gives £3.2m boost to UK racing August 13, 2020 On-course bookmakers return to UK courses in two-week trial August 17, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more