First pan-European fundraising benchmarking survey begins

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 May 2008 | News Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Resource Alliance First pan-European fundraising benchmarking survey begins  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Blackbaud Europe and the Resource Alliance are launching the first survey to explore the state of fundraising in Europe.Blackbaud has conducted its annual State of the Nonprofit Industry (SONI) survey in the United States since 2003 and in the Asia Pacific region since 2005. It was extended to the UK last year. This year, in partnership with The Resource Alliance, Blackbaud Europe will extend it to France, the Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland in multiple languages.“The SONI survey is a great resource that brings value to all who participate,” said Andrew Mosawi, Blackbaud’s vice president of international business development. “By extending the survey to Europe, we hope to identify specific trends facing the sector that will help empower fundraisers to better serve their organisations.”The survey will focus on four key areas facing non-profits: general operations; fundraising; technology/Internet usage; and accountability and stewardship.Respondents will be asked to share information on:• The top three fundraising methods for their organisations• The percentage increase or decrease of income delivered through each fundraising method they expect to experience in the next 12 months• The methods they most commonly use to communicate with donors• If they have seen an increase in donors asking for information about how their donation is being used.Simon Collings, the Resource Alliance’s chief executive officer, is looking forward to developing “a source of rich information about trends in attitudes and fundraising practice across a range of countries”.He said: “This survey is about getting insights into how fundraisers in a number of European countries are thinking.“It is enormously useful if you are a fundraiser to be able to compare your own judgements about where best to invest with those of your peers. It is also useful to be able to gauge how far the challenges you face, for instance in terms of IT systems, are typical of your sector”.The SONI survey launched in the United Kingdom today. Participating continental European counties will follow in June.The results will be presented at the 28th International Fundraising Congress, which takes place from 14 to 17 October 2008 at Leeuwenhorst in the Netherlands.Those participating in the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win a Dell laptop.www.blackbaud.co.uk/SurveyRAlast_img read more


Weber State beats Eastern Washington 84-72 in Big Sky opener

first_img Written by December 29, 2018 /Sports News – Local Weber State beats Eastern Washington 84-72 in Big Sky opener FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Caleb Nero scored a career-high 19 points and Weber State pulled away early in the second half to beat Eastern Washington 84-72 on Saturday in a Big Sky Conference opener.The Wildcats had a 37-33 halftime lead and opened the second half with a 20-3 run. Michal Kozak scored all seven of his points during the stretch and capped it with a 3-pointer with 13 minutes remaining.Weber State (7-5, 1-0) has won back-to-back games since snapping a three-game skid. Eastern Washington (2-10, 0-1) has lost seven of its last eight.Nero was 7 of 8 from the floor, and his deep 3-pointer from the top of the arc gave the Wildcats a 78-58 lead with about three minutes left. Cody John added another 19 points and Jerrick Harding chipped in 18 for Weber State, which shot 53 percent (31 of 58) from the field.Mason Peatling scored 25 points on 9-of-17 shooting to lead Eastern Washington. Tags: Big Sky/Weber State Wildcats Basketball Associated Presslast_img read more


Former Bendel Insurance Star, George Omokaro, is Dead

first_imgChairman of Edo State Sports Commission, Godwin Dudu-Orumen confirmed the death of Omokaro yesterday morning.He described the death of the former Bendel Insurance midfielder as a tragic loss to the football family in Nigeria.Dudu-Orumen, who said he received the news of Omokaro’s passing with shock, extolled the qualities of the former Bendel Insurance and Nigerian international.“He belonged to that class of thinking players, footballers who played the game with their heads. On the pitch he could think quickly on his feet no matter the level of pressure. In the midfield he was tireless and made the job of winning balls and circulating passes to his teammates look too easy.“A key member of that glorious Insurance team of 1978-1979, which included players like Peter Egharevba, Kadiri Ikhana, David Adiele, Louis Boateng, Henry Ogboe, Felix Agbonifo, Agwo Nnaji, Ebenezer Badger, and many others and which titillated Nigerian football fans with their fluid and velvety brand of football, Omokaro with his tireless efforts in the midfield was pivotal to the successes of the team. His death leaves us at the Sports Commission and indeed the whole of Edo State from which he hailed, diminished,” Dudu-Orumen mourned.The Edo State Sports Commission boss commiserated with the family of the late Insurance star and prayed to God to equip them with the strength to cope with his passing.Describing the departed former player as a dedicated and committed professional, he noted that he passed on those qualities to his son, Charles, who is presently captain of Bendel Insurance.Similarly, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) described as deeply shocking the death of Omokaro.“We are shocked by the deaths of George Omokaro and Wilson Oboh, a other ex international, coming within a few days of each other. We remember Omokaro and his yeoman efforts in the midfield,” said NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi.“We also remember Wilson Oboh and his contributions to the U20 National Team of 1995 which finished in third place in the then African Youth Championship, now known as the Africa U20 Cup of Nations.“Our hearts are with those they have left behind. We pray that God will grant them eternal rest, and also grant those they have left behind the fortitude to bear the big losses,” concludes the NFF in the condolence statement issued yesterday.George Omokaro was a key member of the Bendel Insurance 1978 FA Cup winning team, which defeated Rangers International of Enugu 3-0 at the Main bowl of the National Stadium in Lagos.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *Edo Sports Commission, NFF mourn his passageDuro IkhazuagbeGeorge Omokaro, a member of the dreaded Bendel Insurance squads of the 1970s and early 1980s, has died on the morning of Monday, May 6, 2019 in Benin City.last_img read more


Warriors, 116, Nets, 100: Warriors depend on Kevin Durant & Quinn Cook without Stephen Curry, Draymond Green

first_imgSo when the Warriors lost the NBA’s best shooter (Stephen Curry, left groin), the league’s best defender (Draymond Green, right foot) and a … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceOAKLAND – The Warriors’ star is expected to score, no matter who plays with him. So Kevin Durant always stays ready.The Warriors’ reserve is expected to run the offense, no matter how erratic his minutes have become. So Quinn Cook always stays ready, too.last_img


NFL picks, Week 3: 49ers top Steelers in home opener; Raiders’ woes hit road

first_imgLong story short, my NFL picks in Week 2 were a grand success, so let’s stay hot with this Week 3 menu:49ers 31, Steelers 20: No Big Ben. No Le’Veon Bell. No Antonio Brown. No NFL triplets last forever. Turn out the lights on the Steelers, like their last visit to the 49ers, in 2011 at Candlestick. Line: 49ers -6Vikings 27, Raiders 20: It’s the first of six weeks away from Oakland. They’ll return in November, kind of like sending my kid off to college. Line: Raiders +9Titans 23, Jaguars 21: …last_img


Bokamoso brings exceptional students to join Brand South Africa at Constitution Hill

first_imgKwaZulu-Natal students Chirinda Takunda ,Yolanda Mvinjelwa, and Zinhle Shange rewarded for their selfless work in their communities. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)On Friday 12 August Brand South Africa invited three students from three different KwaZulu-Natal high schools to join them at Constitution Hill and the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg. The students, leaders in their own communities, got to learn more to about South Africa’s constitution, one widely considered by many to be one of the most progressive constitutions in the world, and the forces that helped shape it.Yolanda Mvinjelwa, Chirinda Takunda and Zinhle Shange are all involved with the Ikusasa Cross-mentorship Programme, the sister programme to the Bokamoso Education Trust. “They don’t do what’s required of them, but what they feel is right for those around them,” explains Monde Hadebe, the project leader and one of the founders of the Ikusasa Cross-mentorship programme. “Their selfless characteristics are ones that can serve more than their communities but the entire country.”The Trust, through the programmes it runs, aims to improve the lives of youth across the country. They provide the opportunity for kids to flourish and make good of their potential.“They don’t do what’s required of them, but what they feel is right for those around them,” explains Monde Hadebe (far right).DISTINGUISHED TRIOIt was the community inspired work of the trio that earned them a trip to Johannesburg. Here they were given insight into the lives of the heroes that shaped the history of our country. Heroes like Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Ghandi, and Walter Sisulu, from whom they could draw inspiration.Cast from a similar mould, the three students looked to make as big an impact as they could on the lives of those around them, sacrificing their own personal time in order bring smiles to those they feel are most in need, and these are their stories.Mvinjelwa collected and donated blankets to local street kids in her area. Even in Durban, where she lives, winters can be cold enough to require a blanket if you live on the street.She is also involved in the Durban Youth Council (DYC). She works to encourage young people to become involved in finding solutions to problems affecting them.Shange took the time to help clean a local hospice that cared for elders and those suffering from illness in her area. “She also created a programme where high school learners like herself go to local primary schools and educate learners about the pressures of high school, what to expect when they take that step up and how to best prepare for it,” Hadebe explained.Takunda is a reformed drug addict who took it upon himself to help those going through the same drug related difficulties that he had managed to overcome. He also started a Facebook page called Say No to Violence, We Can Make a Difference to encourage people to fight against violence of all kinds and support those facing challenges resulting from violence. The students, leaders in their own communities, got to learn more to about South Africa’s constitution, one widely considered by many to be one of the most progressive constitutions in the world, and the forces that helped shape it.Gumede says that all three of the learners “are driven by something deeper than them, not what they are told but what they want to experience in their world.“They are actively living out the change they want to see in the world. As young people who have never been told that, they hold that as a powerful tool in their lives going forward,” he said. “These to me are future leaders, not because of their accolades or initiatives, but simply because of their selflessness and simply leading their own lives, influencing many others along the way.”GET INVOLVEDIf you want to play a part in the development of promising young people like Takunda, Mvinjelwa and Shange, you can have a look at the Bokamoso website or the Ikusasa Cross-mentorship Programme Facebook page for more information.last_img read more


Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day — Pirate’s Quest Stolen Treasure (GC28T4Y) — Geocache of the Week

first_img SharePrint RelatedArrrrrrr you fan of Pirates? — Nashuan’s First Cache (GC1D56C) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 28, 2013In “Community”NaGeira’s Treasure – GC6EDE – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 22, 2012November 21, 2012In “Geocaching with Kids”Auburn Sea (GC3QGYZ) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 3, 2015In “Geocache of the Week” The journey be treacherous, tis not fer the faint o’ heart! Photo by geocachers TEAM DESERT EAGLEAhoy mateys, today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, so all of ya landlubbers best be arrggghhh-ing, knockin’ back some grog, an’ searchin’ for me treasure—lest ye walk the plank and be stowed away in Davey Jones’ locker. For those of you who don’t speak Pirate, here’s that translated into normal English: Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. It’s a great day to search for geocaches, especially the Geocache of the Week.Geocachers doing their best ARRRRGGGGG faces. Photo by geocacher northwing65Endlessly searching for “treasure,” a vocabulary of strange words, wooden legs—there are numerous similarities between geocachers and pirates. Well, maybe not that last one, but you get the idea. Pirate’s Quest Stolen Treasure (GC28T4Y) takes you on an epic, 10-stage, pirate-themed multi-cache adventure through Michigan’s Newaygo State Park. At each stage, geocachers will find an artifact like those in the photos, as well as a clue to where the next stage is located. The time, effort and craftsmanship that the geocache owners, photobug2, put into each stage is incredible and a great example of top-notch geocache placement.So far, nearly 160 geocachers have earned their smiley and 90 of them added a Favorite Point. After making the find, geocacher potterteam said, “We planned a camping weekend at Newaygo to tackle more of the amazing caches here and this one was first on our list. WOW – what an amazing multi-cache. We were astounded at the creativity, planning and work that was put into every stage. We had so much fun doing this cache and are giving it a well earned favorite point, wish we could give it more than one!!!”Another geocacher who made their way through the forest to earn their smiley is 2xArcher, who said, “This is the best multi that I have ever done. I can’t believe the amount of time and work that went into making and placing this cache. Awesome!!! I will be talking about this one for a long time. This is a favorite for us.”Logbook? Nope, logribs. Photo by geocacher northwing65While searching for a special pirate-themed geocache to feature today, I came across tons of great pirate caches. Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments. (Answer in pirate-speak, please.)Editor’s Note: If Newaygo State Park is sounding a little familiar, it’s because its also home to another Geocache of the Week. This park sounds like a geocacher’s paradise!Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected] with your Friends:Morelast_img read more


Flickr Fixes Facebook Integration With Batch Uploads

first_imgLast month, social photo-sharing site Flickrfinally added some long-awaited Facebook integration to its service, allowing users to simultaneously post photos on both Flickr and Facebook with one upload. But there was a small problem with the way that the new feature was set up: it basically spammed your Facebook Wall with post after post about your new photos. Today, that problem has been fixed, reports Flickr. For those users who uploaded more than one photo at a time (and that’s most of us!), using the new Facebook integration feature made each and every new Flickr photo uploaded its own individual post on your Facebook Wall and friends’ News Feed. After processing a big set of photos, your Facebook page would end up covered in nothing but Flickr posts. That issue has been fixed so that it now identities these multi-picture posts as batches.Over on the Flickr blog, Consumer Marketing Manager Larissa Zimberoff writes, “When we first launched we sent updates for every upload but have recently made a change so that we only send an update for each batch of uploads.” It’s a line to make any Flickr and Facebook user rejoice. Other Reminders: Getagging and Twitter IntegrationZimberoff also took the time to highlight a couple of other Flickr features which users may not be aware of, including geotagging and Twitter integration. Users can geotag their photos (add location information to them) by using Flickr’s Organizr – just drag and drop the photos on the map where they were taken. Note that some smartphones automatically geotag photos for you, without any additional configuration.Twitter integration can be achieved via an app called Flickr2Twitter, which tweets the subject line of your photo along with a link. How to Turn it (Back) OnBut really, today’s blog post could read “We fixed the Facebook integration,” and that would have been enough for us. To turn this feature back on, head over here and then click “Sharing and Extending” (far right). Then click the “edit” button next to Facebook to switch activity updates back on. Or if you’ve never added Facebook integration to begin with, click the “Connect” button to get started. sarah perez Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditcenter_img Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Facebook#Photo Sharing Services#web#Yahoo last_img read more


NSWCCC take the 18’s Boys title

first_imgNew South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges have survived a late comeback from the Queensland Secondary Schools Touch side to win the title at the 2009 X-Blades National Youth Championships.CCC got out to a three touchdown lead before QSST hit back to level the game with minutes remaining.QSST had the opportunity to again level the scores late in the game when CCC’s Edan Price got sent to the sin bin with less than two minutes remaining, but were unable to capitalise, with the NSW boys taking the game by one touchdown. QSST got off to a great start when Ryley Jacks dived across the line in the opening set of six to give his side the early lead. It wasn’t long before CCC hit back, with Alex Franklin on the receiving end off a great flick pass from Daniel Chiddy, to level the scores at 1-all.Edrick Lee put QSST back in front five minutes later when he crossed over in the corner to give his side a 2-1 lead. But it was Scott Daley’s touchdown in the ninth minute, set up by Sam Brisby, which leveled the scores up again. CCC then hit the lead for the first time in the game when Simon Lang’s dive for the try line gave his side a 3-2 lead.CCC extended their lead four minutes later when a cut out pass from Brisby set up Alex Franklin for his second to give his side a three touchdown lead with minutes remaining in the first half.But QSST weren’t finished for the half, with Jacks crossing for second touchdown just before half-time to go to the break down by two, 5-3. CCC was back on the attack just after half-time, and extended their lead back to three touchdowns when Ben Dosseter scored in the first set of six. QSST’s Kade Bonner was the next to score, and brought his side back within two touchdowns with 13 minutes remaining, and when Lee crossed for his second, the Queensland boys were back in the game.Adam Pryde’s touchdown leveled the scores for QSST, but it was short lived, with Nicholas Good scoring off the next set of six off the back of some great work by Matt Moylan to steal the lead back, 7-6.Price was sent to the bin with two minutes remaining to give the QSST boys a chance to hit back, but it was too little too late, with CCC running away with the title.CCC was rewarded for their consistent carnival, with Moylan being named Player of the Match, and Good being named Player of the Series.  NSWCCC Captain Dan Mahoney paid tribute to his team mates in the presentations after the game. “We’re all mates and that’s what it’s all about, that’s why we play touch,” Mahoney said.last_img read more


COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers Orders 4 Pulp Carriers

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license China’s shipping company COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers has exercised options to build four 62,000-ton multipurpose pulp carriers. The company said it signed an agreement with COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry (Dalian) shipyard for the construction of vessel quartet on March 1, 2019.The ships are expected to be delivered between the late 2019 and 2021. The company will pay USD 33.5 million per ship, according to data provided by Asiasis.Last year, COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers ordered five identical 62,000-ton pulp carriers. The order included four options which needed to be confirmed by March 7, 2019.As explained, the move is in line with the company’s development strategy focused on seizing opportunities in the global pulp market.Back in 2017, COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers also ordered three 62,000 dwt pulp carriers at Dalian yard. The ships will carry cargo of Brazilian pulp and paper company Suzano Papel e Celulose.COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers, part of China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited Company, operates a fleet of more than 100 vessels, including multipurpose and heavy lift vessels, semi-submersible vessels, pure car carriers, logs carriers as well as asphalt carriers.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more