Fundraising Initiatives streamlines business

first_imgFundraising Initiatives streamlines business  41 total views,  1 views today  42 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 October 2006 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Advertisement Fundraising Initiatives has announced a ‘radical shake-up’ in its UK business which will rationalise group companies and business divisions into a new, centralised group structure.The strategic restructure is being spearheaded by Kevin Kibble, who became managing director of the group’s core company, Fundraising Initiatives Ltd (FIL), in May 2006. He aims to create “new brand coherence, operational streamlining and service efficiencies” that the company can pass on to its charity client base, while “preparing the ground for major new growth and development“.The new structure will mean redundancies at the company. Kibble explained: “In any major business reorganisation or merger it is essential to review internal staffing strctures. Sadly and inevitably that means a number of redundancies. However, our structural changes have been carefully planned to maximise our strengths and our clients will share and benefit from our success.Kibble joined the board of the £22 million company with a specific remit to lead the company, and therefore the group, into its next stage of development.“FI has experienced phenomenal growth in the last few years, said Kibble, way beyond what was expected. Now I am pulling the group together through management optimisation and operational efficiencies.FIL has been at the forefront of developing professional door-to-door fundraising and delivers around 7,000 new donors for its charity clients every week through D2D alone. At the Institute of Fundraising Convention in July the company launched charity key recovery service Key2Giving and its online support system. 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.last_img read more

Credit Union partners to help local schools

first_imgThe USC Credit Union has recently partnered with Yoobi, a classroom supply company that donates to a local school after one of their items is purchased.The partnership is the brainchild of alumna Samantha Paxson, who is currently on the board of the USC Credit Union and is the chief marketing officer of CO-OP Financial Services. Paxson, who graduated from USC in 1997 with a dual degree in broadcast journalism and social sciences, stated that her background in journalism has been a major influence on how she has approached her own career and how she pursues potential partnerships like the one with Yoobi.“What I’ve gained from my journalism degree and all of that background is the idea of storytelling,” Paxson said. “I’m very passionate about storytelling and the intersection of storytelling, creativity, innovation and purpose.”According to Paxson, when she first heard about Yoobi’s products and their philanthropic aims, she immediately thought about how they could benefit the USC community.“It got me thinking, — USC is in a community that is surrounded by several underprivileged schools, and the Yoobi mission is very much aligned with the Credit Union mission. I talked to the CEO of USC Credit Union [Gary Perez] and said, ‘There might be a partnership opportunity here.’”When she brought this idea to Perez, Paxson said that her main selling point for the partnership was the positive impact it would have on the local community.“We talked about being able to impact the grammar schools, the elementary schools that are directly in USC’s neighborhood, by being able to generate these classroom packs that Yoobi donates to kids in need,” she said.The Credit Union plans to incentivize the purchasing of Yoobi products by giving discounts to members. The partnership is currently being finalized and Paxson estimates that it will be available to students at the bookstore and online at the USC Credit Union’s website by early next school year.“Not only are you buying something that you need for your school supplies, but you’re also helping the local community and the local elementary schools ensure that they have the right tools,” Paxson said. “Teachers, on average, pay out of pocket $500 a year to get the supplies for their students. This is a way that they don’t have to do that.”The initiative is currently being tested by CO-OP Financial Services and their member credit union in addition to the USC Credit Union and Yoobi. The program will initially start with five local schools. In addition to school supplies, Paxson said that Yoobi will also give local schools financial planning kits that will help teach schoolchildren basic financial skills.“When they buy Yoobi school supplies, not only will school supplies be given to the surrounding elementary schools, but financial literacy kits called ‘money mammal’ kits will also be delivered,” Paxson said. “So we’re helping to give the community within USC the USC footprint to help them in their whole lives going forward.”The hope is that these skills in financial planning will not only help elementary schoolchildren immediately, but also later in life.“Our goal was not only to help [local students] with their educational supplies but their financial wellness,” Paxson said. “If we can help them build saving strategies at this age, by the time they’re 18 years old our hope is that they go to college and that it will improve the community as a whole.”Correction: A previous version of the article said that the financial literacy kits were called “money manual” kits. They are called “money mammal” kits. The Daily Trojan regrets the errorlast_img read more

Airbus boost for SA aerospace sector

first_img27 June 2013South African state-owned defence equipment manufacturer Denel has signed a R157-million agreement with Airbus to manufacture tail plane parts for the A400M strategic airlifter.The contract will last eight years, with production beginning in the next few months; the first finished parts will be shipped to Airbus’ manufacturing plant in Stade, Germany in August 2013.It demonstrates the confidence that international manufacturers have in South Africa’s aerospace industry, according to Denel Group chief executive officer Riaz Saloojee.“We have proven ourselves to be a reliable and innovative top tier supplier to one of the most sophisticated aircraft manufacturing programmes in the world,” he said in a statement last week.“Airbus’s decision to place a third major order with Denel shows satisfaction with the quality of our design and manufacturing processes and our ability to deliver on time and within budgets.”The deal includes the manufacturing of vertical beams known as spars, horizontal composite machinings called ribs and a connecting plate at the bottom known as the sword.All of these parts are constructed from carbon fibre composites and covered with a metallic skin and added to the internal tail structure before the plane is assembled.“The vertical tail plane is a flight critical part of an aircraft of the size of the A400M and contributes to its unique ability to land and take off carrying payloads in excess of 35 000 kilograms,” the company said.“The new contract places the company at the core of the global aerospace manufacturing industry,” said Denel Aerostructures CEO Ismail Dockrat.Denel Aerostructures has also just completed a relocation of its operations to one location, which will cut costs and improve efficiency, as well as position the company to take on more manufacturing work.Dockrat said the contract also confirms that Denel is at the forefront of global trends to use composite materials for high-tech manufacturing and is driving the trend in the country.“Denel Aerostructures has made significant investments in a composite facility in which it is able to manufacture products ranging from simple aircraft parts to complex main rotor blades for helicopters,” the company said.“Government, in its Aerospace Sector Development Plan, recognises the immense potential of the composite sector, noting that it will be dominant in aerospace going forward and should be integral to future business planning,” Dockrat said.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

NU keeps Final 4 bid alive, pulls rug from under FEU

first_imgRon Dennison finally stopped the bleeding for FEU with a 3-pointer to make it a two-point game but the Tamaraws blew several cracks at the basket and had a crucial turnover off the inbound to help the Bulldogs’ case.Arvin Tolentino misfired on a potential game-tying triple as time ran out.The Tams squandered a golden opportunity to close in on a semifinals spot. A win would’ve gotten them at least a playoff for the fourth spot.Tolentino and Dennison scored 21 points apiece for FEU, which fell to 6-7.ADVERTISEMENT “This is what I was expecting from our players. Our maturity. Like what we said, we can fast track talent, but the maturity, the experience that you cannot fasttrack so I’m just happy right now because I saw the maturity today,” said NU head coach Jamike Jarin after his team improved to 5-8.“I hope it’s not too late. I’m just very proud of all the players,” Jarin said. FEU made a run at the start and in the middle of the third, but we never bowed down and that was the maturity that we’ve always wanted.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Bulldogs stared at a 79-64 deficit before Alejandro and Gaye willed the team back. A 3-pointer by Alejandro gave NU the lead for good, 82-81, with 4:51 remaining.The graduating guard, who also had six rebounds and nine assists, then, capped a 20-2 run by the Bulldogs with a layup. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University stayed in Final Four contention after rallying past Far Eastern University, 87-84, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.With the Bulldogs’ season on the line, J-Jay Alejandro took over in the fourth quarter, where he fired 11 of his 17 points.ADVERTISEMENT Fourth and final crewman pulled alive from capsized ship PLAY LIST 01:16Fourth and final crewman pulled alive from capsized ship02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UCF’s Tacko Fall is 7-foot-6, and his game is still growing Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Less than 50 days to the Touch World Cup

first_imgBy BEN HARRISThere is less than 50 days until the eyes of the touch football world are fixed on Australia.Touch Football Australia CEO Colm Maguire, NRL Head of Football and TFA board member Todd Greenberg, Federation of International Touch secretary general Bill Ker, Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser and mayor of Coffs Harbour City Council Denise Knight were on hand to countdown the final few weeks before the 2015 Touch World Cup begins on April 29 at the C.ex Coffs International Stadium.Teams from 25 countries will participate over the five-day tournament led by the host nation Australia, who is looking for an unprecedented eighth consecutive World Cup Champions Trophy victory.“We are purely excited about the month ahead with the Touch World Cup,” Mr Maguire said.“There will be 93 teams across nine divisions and from 25 countries participating. “We are looking forward to bringing the world to Coffs Harbour.”Mr Fraser was excited to have another international event in his region.“To have the [touch] world here, will be unbelievable. Coffs Harbour is already on the international stage, this is just an addition,” Mr Fraser said.Councillor Knight described Coffs Harbour as the “touch capital of Australia”, and few could argue with her as the National Touch League is being played in Coffs Harbour this week.Federation of International Touch secretary general Bill Ker said half of the member nations will be playing at the World Cup.“The sprinkling of the countries that are coming are widespread. They’re coming from Europe, the Americas, Asia, pacific area, and right across from Africa and the UAE,” Mr Ker said.“We are on an express train and it’ll be here before we know it.“We are thrilled to put on the best international show touch has to offer.”Mr Greenberg was looking forward to the tournament.“There is a place on the field for everyone; it’s one of our [NRL’s] catchphrases. As we walk around the field you can see that. Whether you want to play at the elite level in the NRL Premiership or touch football with men and women across the country, there is an opportunity to be involved.”You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information about the 2015 Touch World Cup in the following ways: Websites www.internationaltouch.orgwww.touchworldcup.comwww.touchfootball.com.au Social Media Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus  Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksTouch World Cuplast_img read more

Vine: John Calipari Criticizes Karl-Anthony Towns, Gets Videobombed By Karl-Anthony Towns

first_imgCoach Cal subbing a player out.LEXINGTON, KY – JANUARY 30: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the second half at Rupp Arena on January 30, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Freshman forward Karl-Anthony Towns was a big part of Kentucky’s close win over LSU, but he was also called for a technical foul that helped spark the huge run that brought the Tigers back into the game. Towns hung on the rim after a dunk, picking up a technical foul. LSU’s Keith Hornsby made one of the two resulting free throws, and drilled a three on the ensuing possession, which cut the UK lead to 60-56.During the post-game interview on the court, John Calipari criticized his star freshman for the foul. While he was doing so, Towns, of all people, decided to photobomb him. The timing here is truly perfect.We just hope that Towns isn’t the next Wildcat to “go missing.” Calipari has a good sense of humor, so he’ll probably laugh it off.[FTW]last_img read more

Buckeyes look to stand out during Pro Day under shadow of Tressel

Eight Buckeyes will have one of the most important days of their football lives Friday when their talents are showcased for NFL scouts and executives at Ohio State’s Pro Day. Running back Brandon Saine, wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher, guard Justin Boren, linebackers Ross Homan and Brian Rolle and defensive backs Chimdi Chekwa, Devon Torrence and Jermale Hines will be going through drills and interviews at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center similar to what they experienced at the NFL Scouting Combine two weeks ago. The players will be working out amid coach Jim Tressel’s recent suspension by the school for allegedly failing to report e-mails from attorney and former Buckeye football player Christopher Cicero, indicating players gave football memorabilia to Eddie Rife, the owner of Fine Line Ink Tattoos. The failure to report the e-mails is in violation of both his contract with OSU and NCAA Bylaw 10.1. The university conducted a self-report on the infractions, and is awaiting the results of a report from the NCAA. OSU notified the NCAA of Tressel’s violation Feb. 3 after becoming aware of the Jan. 13 violation. Defensive lineman Cameron Heyward, once regarded as a first-round pick, will not participate because he’s rehabbing an elbow injury he suffered in the Sugar Bowl win against Arkansas. He received Tommy John surgery in mid-January. Heyward has been working out at the Woody Hayes center with the Buckeyes, supporting his former teammates while undergoing treatment. “I can’t remember a time we haven’t had representation from all 32 (NFL) teams,” said Eric Lichter, OSU’s director of football performance, at Monday morning’s practice. “We’ve got a pretty good group. … We had a lot of combine invites this year, so I’d imagine we’ll have a pretty good showing.” Chekwa is coming off a strong combine, in which he ran a 40-yard dash in an impressive 4.4 seconds. Homan’s bench press highlighted his workouts in Indianapolis. He put up 225 pounds 32 times — tops for any linebacker. Pro Day workouts begin at 10 a.m. read more

Ribery warns Real Madrid War is not over

first_imgBayern Munich’s Franck Ribery is adamant that the “war is not over” in their semi-final tie against Real Madrid in the Champions League and is certain that his side will have their chances in the second legThe French midfielder was a constant threat against Los Blancos on Wednesday night at the Allianz Arena in Munich with Bayern, despite having been the stronger of the two sides for large parts of the game, lost the first leg 2-1.But Real did underestimate Juventus in the previous round, after winning their first leg against the Serie A champions 3-0 at Turin before a late Cristiano Ronaldo penalty spared them from eliminated from the competition with Juventus having grabbed a three-goal lead at the Santiago Bernabeu.Ribery took to social media to send a motivational message to his teammates ahead of Tuesday’s second leg.“The battle is lost but the war is not over ???? we will get our chances in Madrid!” wrote the 35-year-old.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…The battle is lost but the war is not over ???? we will get our chances in Madrid! #MiaSanMia #fr7?? @FCBayern @ChampionsLeague pic.twitter.com/UQV9RIYeX3— Franck Ribéry (@FranckRibery) 26 April 2018Ribery will be expected to play a key role in the return leg at the Spanish capital next week with his teammates Arjen Robben and Kingsley Coman looking doubtful for the match.Bayern will need to score at least two goals at the Bernabeu if they want to stand a chance of making it to the tournament’s final.last_img read more

Inter Milan defender accuse wrong choices for goalless match with Sassuolo

first_imgFollowing the Inter Milan’s goalless match against Sassuolo on Saturday, Ghanaian full-back Kwadwo Asamoah claims the wrong choice cost them a chance of winning the game.While speaking to Inter TV Asamoah said:“All that was missing from our game was the final pass, we made the wrong choice on a number of occasions. The Coach asked us to remain calm, including in the final stages if the score remained goalless.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“We made a few mistakes on the ball and need to work on this: when a goal doesn’t come we have to concentrate on keeping the ball and attack at the right moment. The BUU campaign confirms that we are brothers of the world and are looking to combat discrimination.”In 2010, Asamoah was awarded CAF Most Promising African Player and named Ghana Player of the Year twice in 2012 and 2013 respectively.In 2013, Asamoah was ranked as the 27th best footballer in the world by Bloomberg.last_img read more

Mercy Committee ends near two year dormancy new procedures coming to streamline

first_img Foreign relations to be enhanced between TCI, Haiti, Dominican Republic Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidencial 07 Jul 2015 – Finally, the Mercy Committee has had a subsequent meeting after being legally in existence in the TCI since September 2013 and meeting initially then. The Governor’s Office not only shared names of the members of the group but that there are 15 cases up for review by the Committee which has the power to grant pardons for convicted offenders, exoneration from punishment for crime; to substitute a lesser penalty for crime and to delay or reverse penalty for any crime. There are people who are seemingly prime for pardons from the Mercy Committee, but are held up by the infrequent meetings and continue to have criminal records which prevent them from getting a job for example. But the Committee in that meeting July 2nd, found that the applicants are not clear, there is pertinent information missing and so it is decided the TCI will create a standard application which will be modeled after some already in existence. The Governor also said some appeals need to be passed on to the Commissioner of Police who has the power to wipe eligible candidates’ police records clean. Constant questions in the House of Assembly on when the Mercy Committee would convene likely moved things along for the group which is led by the Governor, Attorney General and includes Fr. Bernard Been, Oral Selver, Emily Saunders and Mervyn Cox. The new applications will be available soon and according to HE, Peter Beckingham, the Mercy Committee will again meet in the third quarter of the year and it is hoped the Committee will be able to make decisions on the applications in time for the holidays. Related Items:Attorney General and includes Fr. Bernard Been, Emily Saunders, governor, meeting, mercy committee, Mervyn Cox, Oral Selver, pardons, peter beckingham Clement Howell High meeting at 5pm today Premier to showcase TCI’s financial rebound at London meetings Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more