USA: volunteering more popular than voting

USA: volunteering more popular than voting 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. A Harvard University study reports more young people prefer to volunteer locally than to vote. The study, reported by VolunteerMatch’s October Volunteer Newsletter, found that “85% of people between the ages of 18 and 24 preferred volunteering in their communities to voting for political candidates.” VolunteerMatch concluded that “this report states that young people feel they are making a greater difference in their community by volunteering than by voting.” Howard Lake | 27 October 2000 | News Advertisement  12 total views,  1 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 read more

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Charities Aid Foundation announces new CEO

first_imgJohn Low, the current Chief Executive of RNID, is to be the new Chief Executive of Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). He will take up his post on 1 August 2007.As well as chief executive of a major charity, Low is also the Chair of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO). A Chartered Engineer, he has a PhD in Bio-Medical Physics specialising in speech and auditory feedback. He spent 20 years in the technological industry, serving both western and developing markets, before moving to the voluntary sector.CAF’s chair, Simon Cairns, who headed the selection panel, said: “John comes to CAF with a strong background and track record of delivery. My colleagues and I have every confidence he will lead CAF in achieving further milestones in the contribution that the Foundation has made and continues to make to donors and charities across the UK and internationally.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 15 April 2007 | 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Cairns also thanked Finance Director Tony Rogers for his work as interim CEO following the departure of Stephen Ainger in October 2006.  35 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities Aid Foundation announces new CEOlast_img read more

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Five tweets for fundraisers on 1 December 2016

first_img2. Legacy impactAll charitable legacies are valuable, but some achieve outstanding impact. CAF looks at what one legacy has achieved over 100 years.  63 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Here’s another in our occasional selection of five tasty tweets for fundraisers – some serious, some useful or inspiring, and some to make you smile (or wince).1. Love it or hate itIn the new economy, with a weaker pound and price rises starting to bite, there are always new fundraising opportunities. If it’s not Marmite jars, you could always try original Toblerone bars. Tagged with: Advertising legacies Twitter  64 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Five tweets for fundraisers on 1 December 2016center_img Howard Lake | 1 December 2016 | 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 3. Spending a penny on advertisingHere’s some of fundraising agency Blakely’s recruitment advertising at the AFP Congress in Toronto. 4. Cashless giving beckonsJustGiving is working on a mobile tap to give donation app with PayPal. 5. Like? Don’t likeWe’ve seen cutting comments by others on the need to avoid vanity metrics (such as Unicef Sweden’s Likes don’t save children’s lives campaign), so here is Southend News Network’s take on the real world value of Facebook likes.last_img read more

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St Vincent de Paul Society launches Christmas appeal

first_img St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP), Ireland’s largest social welfare charity, has launched its Christmas appeal using TV, radio, press, outdoor, and social media over the next six weeks.Last year SVP raised over €15 million in donations, with the Christmas period playing a key part in their general donation campaign.Nichola Mullen, head of fundraising at SVP, said their advertising will feature two stories based on real experiences where children would have lost out were it not for the generosity of the public allowing SVP to step in.SVP has revealed it is receiving 1,000 calls a day, with some 780,000 people still living below the poverty line.Total income last year was €82 million, up from €79 million the year before. SVP’s large network of charity shops is the largest income source at €28 million but is also one of the organisation’s largest expenses at €20 million.SVP has always had a strong income base from legacies and last year that category of income jumped from €5 million to €9 million. Collections outside Catholic churches are also a regular if declining income source which brought in €9.6 million in 2017 from over €10 million in 2016.SVP received around €16 million from government for certain services last year. Total organisation expenditure was €76 million in 2017.RTÉ’s Ryan Tubridy launched the Christmas appeal, along with pupils from St Margaret’s National School, Dublin, St Joseph’s Primary School, Tipperary, and group of Young SVP students from Tulla, Co Clare.  94 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis St Vincent de Paul Society launches Christmas appeal Howard Lake | 16 November 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  93 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: christmas Ireland Advertisement 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

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American Airlines in the hot seat over ‘racial insensitivity’

first_imgTamika Mallory, co-chair of Jan. 21 Women’s March on Washington, D.C.Tamika Mallory, Black activist, organizer and co-chair of the Jan. 21 Women’s March on Washington, D.C., was removed from an American Airlines flight from Miami to New York on Oct. 15. She describes the incident as racially motivated — “flying while Black.”Mallory held a press conference about this outrage in New York on Oct.17 with rapper/activist Mysonne, who was also ousted from the flight; her attorney, Royce Russell; New York state NAACP President Hazel Duke; NY state Sen. Brian Benjamin; NY state Assembly member Michael Blake; NY City Council member Jumaane Williams; and others.Mallory explained that her removal from the plane involved a seating dispute. While at the airport check-in kiosk, she requested a seat change.  But when she was at the gate, she was given her original seat. She told the agent that she had put through a seat change. Overhearing the conversation, the pilot asked her if she was going to be “a problem on this flight.”After Mallory took her seat, her name was called over the speaker system, and she was told to go to the front of the plane. When she did, the pilot pointed at her and said, “You, off!”  She was then ejected from the plane.Expressing her outrage, she said she questioned airline staff about why she had been ejected and treated disrespectfully, but didn’t receive an explanation.In a tepid response, American Airlines representative Ross Feinstein claimed the airlines is looking into the matter: “We take these allegations seriously, and have spoken to all involved, including Ms. Mallory. Due to an error with a seat change request … Ms. Mallory was rebooked on the next flight to New York’s LaGuardia airport.” (Washington Post, Oct. 16)Racism: an ‘industry-wide issue’Mallory told the Amsterdam News: “Other airlines have been mistreating people of color. We need to go from airlines apologizing and giving drink and food vouchers to airlines making policy changes.” (Oct. 16)After explosing the airlines’ actions, Mallory said: “My emails and social media have been flooded with stories, particularly from women of color, saying they have been thrown off American Airlines flights and others. … It’s not just a one-airline issue. It’s an industry-wide issue.” (Detroit Free Press, Oct. 29)In another case, a pilot in Atlanta removed Brianna Williams, a 24-year-old Black woman, and her 4-month-old infant daughter from an American Airlines flight ready to depart for New York City on Aug. 21. She had requested the return of her stroller which was checked at the gate. Although Williams was reported by witnesses to have remained calm during a verbal exchange, the pilot was aggressive.The Rev. William Barber, civil rights activist and North Carolina NAACP chapter president, became another victim of “flying while Black” on April 15, 2016. American Airlines ejected him from a flight after he complained to a flight attendant that the two white men sitting in front of him appeared to be intoxicated, and they had berated and cursed at him. After the police questioned the two men, Barber was ordered off the plane. He has since filed a lawsuit against the airlines.The NAACP issued a travel advisory on Oct. 24, warning Black passengers about a pattern of racist incidents on American Airlines flights; some are mentioned above. The organization cites multiple instances in which Black women were removed from flights or switched from the first-class section to coach. It also tells of a Black man being  forced off a flight for responding to white passengers’ racist comments.Although the airline alleges it does not tolerate discrimination, the NAACP says these events “suggest a corporate culture of racial insensitivity and possible racial bias on the part of American Airlines.” (Read statement at tinyurl.com/y7fc77eh/.)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Students voice opinions about guns on campus

first_imgSecond annual Fortress Fest comes to the Fort this weekend Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Bernice Ogbondahhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bernice-ogbondah/ Twitter Bernice Ogbondah Twitter Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Review: Fortress Fest was a success ReddIt + posts center_img Bernice Ogbondahhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bernice-ogbondah/ Bernice Ogbondahhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bernice-ogbondah/ Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Clutch Factor ReddIt Previous articleLive FWISD bond election coverageNext article“Thor: Ragnarok” is funny but lacks a good villain Bernice Ogbondah RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bernice Ogbondahhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bernice-ogbondah/ Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: The Closer print[View the story “TCU Student start campus carry converstation ” on Storify] Linkedin Facebook Bernice Ogbondah is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. When she’s not reporting you can find her curating playlists or furiously retweeting foreign affairs, political pundits and anything social justice.last_img read more

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Horoscope: March 8, 2021

first_imgHoroscope: April 30, 2021 ReddIt Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Twitter Previous articleTCU puts up 30 runs, goes 2-1 in Shriner’s ClassicNext articleWomen’s Basketball falls in regular-season finale against Texas Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Tamia Banks Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: May 1, 2021 + posts Facebook Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Facebook Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Linkedin Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Twitter Horoscope: April 29, 2021 ReddIt Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ printA baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Capricorn.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, March 8, 2021:Magnetic, psychic and nonconformist, you are a generous iconoclast. Your inner life is stormy at times, but your work in the public is powerful. This year, you do a project completely your way and it’s very successful. If single, you are irresistible and have many suitors but can still feel lonely. You meet your soul mate in June 2022. If attached, you practically hypnotize your partner. PISCES is under your spell.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★Today brings pleasant opportunities to combine business with pleasure. Ask co-workers for ideas and assistance. Others have plans in mind that involve you. Maintain goodwill by cooperating and consulting. Tonight: Your source of income goes through a shift. Be adaptable and economize.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★★Today turns your attention toward distant shores and imported items. You’ll tire of all that has become comfortable and familiar. A blockage that has hampered your progress melts away. A goal is about to materialize. Tonight: Catch up with friends who are far away.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★Today emphasizes your casual friendships and career prospects. Deep roots related to old times are stirring. Make the best of the situation and enjoy the moment. Postpone taking on new projects, as they could overwhelm you. Tonight: Intimacy in a relationship — pleasure or business — deepens.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★★Teamwork, compromise and flexibility are important today. Partners have strong feelings concerning plans and ideas they wish to discuss with you. You make an important commitment. A sense of completion and freedom surrounds you. Tonight: Listen to some of your very favorite music.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★Listen carefully. Casual conversations or broadcasts about health overheard coincidentally offer useful information. Keep up with regular medical checkups. Make an appointment today if there is something overdue. Tonight: Decisions might fall on you. Let others run the show.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★Today emphasizes a nurturing and meaningful relationship. Share time outdoors with the one you covet. This promises twists and turns for the better in your relationship. Sudden meetings and partings also play a part in today’s drama. Tonight: A relaxing soak in an herbal bath.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★Today accents your home and family. Discussions revolve around home improvements and decisions about your residence. Visitors suggest interesting ideas and offer valuable insights during casual conversation. Tonight: Prepare a house blessing and do a sage smudge with a family member.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★The pace is fast and somewhat hectic today and promises an interesting schedule punctuated by numerous messages and outings. The secret to juggling several ongoing projects successfully is organization. Tonight: Stay informed. Different news will provide valuable perspectives and insights.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★Prepare for a financial roller coaster ride. Family members will require help and extra assistance. Look for ways to reduce expenses related to housing. Don’t overextend yourself financially. Set funds aside to cover an unexpected expense. Tonight: Financial brainstorming sessions.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★★This is a great day to plan a journey, either for business or for pleasure. Your career prospects are brighter. Heed suggestions offered by others. Communication with loved ones is pleasant and easy. You’re the center of attention now. Tonight: All eyes are on you.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★You will relish peace and privacy today. Examine the past if you would know the future. During meditation you might be inspired to pursue charitable work and a volunteer opportunity. Satisfaction comes from helping those in need. Tonight: An early night’s sleep.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★★Today brings supportive friendships your way. Seek a mentor to help you select worthwhile goals. You are seeking guidance for practical help in resolving problems. You receive an invitation to join a prestigious club or organization. Tonight: Discussion with old colleagues.Born today: Dancer Cyd Charisse (1922), actress Lynn Redgrave (1943), singer Micky Dolenz (1945) Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Horoscope: April 28, 2021last_img read more

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Activity report – Supporting journalists in difficulty and exile

first_imgOn the final page, Reporters Without Borders makes a number of recommendations to governments for improving the protection of journalists who have had to flee abroad and for responding to their need for a safe refuge. On the eve of World Refugee Day, Reporters Without Borders is releasing a report about its activities in support of journalists in distress and journalists who have been forced to flee abroad. Providing financial assistance, hiring lawyers and contacting government officials to request visas are just some of the activities of this steadily-growing section. The Assistance Desk created in Paris in 2004 was joined by another one in Berlin at the start of this year. June 18, 2010 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Activity report – Supporting journalists in difficulty and exile This report includes not only a summary of these activities but also comments by the Reporters Without Borders staff explaining the problems and challenges they have been facing. The second part consists of interviews with four journalists who have found refuge in France. They talk about the circumstances that led to their flight abroad, the press freedom situation in their countries and their hopes for the future. Open publication – Free publishing – More assistance Organisation The figures for this section’s activities in 2009 include handling approximately 120 cases of journalists who had fled their country and granting 130,000 euros in emergency financial assistance. More than 50 cases have already been handled since the start of this year. Iran has become a major focus of its activities in the past 12 months, representing at least 80 per cent of its work. Related documents Donwload the reportPDF – 1021.75 KB RSF_en Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

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Former detective felt compelled to write book on abuse in Raphoe diocese

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Previous articleO’Neill says representing the interests of teachers will be a key priorityNext articleOmagh bomb action fails News Highland Google+ Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook Former detective felt compelled to write book on abuse in Raphoe diocese Google+center_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp The former detective whose book “Breaking the Silence” has been instrumental in securing an audit of child protection in the Raphoe diocese says he feels he had to write the book to give the victims of abuse a voice.Confirming that Raphoe would be among the first audits to be finished, Ian Elliot of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church said it follows meetings with the author Martin Ridge, as well as Bishop Philip Boyce. Me Ridge was one of the key investigators in the Fr Eugene Greene investigation, and has written of how the investigation was obstructed.Speaking on today’s Shaun Doherty Show, Mr Ridge said he believes there have been suicides in Donegal as a result of abuse, and the failure of the church to address it……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/00ridge1pm.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – May 18, 2010 Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week News Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

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SC Warns to Initiate Contempt Proceedings Against IIT Bombay for Backing Out of Smog Tower Project

first_imgNews UpdatesSC Warns to Initiate Contempt Proceedings Against IIT Bombay for Backing Out of Smog Tower Project Nilashish Chaudhary29 July 2020 7:35 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed great displeasure upon learning that the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) had backed out from completing the Smog Tower project which would help Delhi fight its pollution crisis. In December 2019, a Supreme Court Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra directed the Centre and Delhi Government to ensure that a smog tower,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed great displeasure upon learning that the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) had backed out from completing the Smog Tower project which would help Delhi fight its pollution crisis. In December 2019, a Supreme Court Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra directed the Centre and Delhi Government to ensure that a smog tower, essentially large air purifiers, was set up in the Connaught Place area of New Delhi to tackle the annual problem faced by the national capital in winters. This was to be done within 3 months, as a pilot project. The concept and technology involved was discussed with a professor of IIT Bombay, who was part of a High-Power Committee looking into various technologies and options to tackle air pollution. Thereafter, the Judges gave IIT Bombay the responsibility to take up the project. While hearing a clutch of matters on issues involving environment protection, the Bench comprising of Justices Mishra, Vineet Saran and MR Shah was informed by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that a finalized plan regarding these smog towers would be placed before the Court in 2 weeks’ time. As the hearing proceeded, it was further informed that IIT Bombay had backed out from going ahead with the project, and the Government was now in talks with IIT Delhi and National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI). Upon being asked why it would take 2 weeks for a concrete plan to be devised, the Solicitor General stated that “it is a new technology. We are in talks with IIT Delhi and NEERI after IIT Bombay could not do the project.” He added that a letter to this effect had been received from IIT Bombay. Taking strong exception to this, Justice Mishra stated that the Court would take strict action and expressed an inclination to initiate contempt proceedings against the institute. “This is nonsense what IIT is saying. How can IIT get out? We will take strict action against them! How can IIT back out like this? Call the IIT fellow. This is utter nonsense what IIT is doing. This is contempt”, remarked an annoyed Justice Mishra. He sought for representatives of IIT Bombay to be called before them immediately to question them about the letter. “They said they would do the job. How can they back out after 6 months? We will punish them. Tell them we will issue contempt”, continued Justice Mishra. SG Mehta expressed his inability to reach out to anyone from IIT Bombay immediately, and requested the Bench to allow an official to come before Court tomorrow. Mehta also requested time to seek instructions in the matter. Additionally, responding to the Court’s inclination to draw contempt proceedings against IIT, the SG pointed out that the institute was not a party to the case. “Why are you saving IIT? Why are you saving the secretary? They made a representation before us. They gave us assurance that they were doing the work. Now they back out. Is this not contempt?”, replied Justice Mishra. The Bench went on to state that the Solicitor himself should have responded to the letter sent by IIT. “You may not be serious about this issue, but we are”, added Justice Mishra. Assuring the Bench that the Government was serious about the issue, Mehta urged the matter to be taken up tomorrow. Based on this request, the Bench will now take up this matter again tomorrow, July 30, when IIT Bombay must appear before Court and explain why they backed out from doing the project. Noting that “these are delay tactics and violation of court orders”, Justice Mishra recorded in his Order that “we have to proceed against IIT and other authorities. We are not at all happy with the state of affairs.” The Centre, in December, had assured the Court that smog guns and other similar measures would be in place, especially in areas of the national capital where pollution levels are highest. The IIT Bombay Professor, however, had opined that it would not be feasible to set up smog towers before August 2020. Next Storylast_img read more

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