Lord’s and Lady Taverners Christmas lunches raise £125,000

first_imgLord’s and Lady Taverners Christmas lunches raise £125,000 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. Advertisement Celebrities from the worlds of sport and entertainment gathered in London on the 4th of December for The Lord’s and The Lady Taverners Christmas lunches.The events, at the Hilton on Park Lane and the Jumeirah Carlton Towers Hotel, were followed with an auction of lots which included, amongst others, a box at the Spice Girls concert for the UK leg of their World Tour at the O2, while the use of a private apartment overlooking the start/finish line of the Monaco Grand Prix, raised £32,000. Howard Lake | 6 December 2007 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Celebrity christmas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Blackbaud Europe survey finds 22% of donors increased giving this year

first_imgResearch by Blackbaud Europe reveals that 22.4% of donors surveyed said that they had increased their charitable giving in the past year, with 60% donating the same amount as they had last year.The research, published in the report Donor Perspectives: An investigation into what drives your donors to give, features data from 1,436 UK respondents, contacted during August 2012 and asked about their giving in the 12 months before then. Blackbaud conducted the research to get a better sense of donors’ attitudes to not-for-profit organisations and donating to them.The average amount donated to charity over the past year by the respondents was £251.38. This average total donation per person had risen compared to the previous year, as had the number of regular donations make. Advertisement an improvement in personal financial situation Howard Lake | 23 November 2012 | News Blackbaud Europe survey finds 22% of donors increased giving this year having passion about an organisation’s mission having access to information that proved the impact of their contributions.Martin Campbell, Blackbaud Europe’s Director of Strategy and Innovation, said that the survey showed that people were still finding the money for causes they cared about. However, charities could do more to increase giving, he argued.”One-off donations are an important source of income for charities but more needs to be done to turn these occasional contributors into people with an ongoing relationship with a charity,” he said. “By tracking the impact of contributions and communicating that impact back to donors, charities can increase the number of regular donors and help retain existing regular donors more effectively.”Making it easier for supporters to learn about an organisation, answering their questions and providing clear vehicles for contributions are the three essentials for charities to take from the research.” Charities lag behind donors in mobileBoth the SONI report and Donor Perspectives survey suggest that donors have embraced mobile technologies faster than charities.According to SONI results, approximately 30% of not-for-profits have enabled their website for mobile browsing while already nearly half of UK donors said they used their mobile phones to view websites. Also, only 20% of UK not-for-profits have optimised their email communications for mobile viewing, yet around half of donors reported viewing emails on their mobile device.The survey report can be downloaded from: www.blackbaud.com/donor-perspectives 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: Blackbaud Individual giving Research / statistics Methods of givingCash remained the most popular method of giving, with 40% of responders choosing that as they favourite. For those aged over 55, the preferred method was direct debit. That is the most popular method amongs charities too, with 47% of UK charities preferring regular gifts, according to last month’s Blackbaud 2012 State of the Nonprofit Industry (SONI) report.A quarter of respondents had given to charity via SMS, although the method was the favourite of only 1.5%. Donor motivationsThe most common reason (16.2%) given by donors for increasing donations was “a desire to be more charitable”, followed by “wanting to support a specific cause or mission” (13.4%). More opportunities to increase givingAlthough nine in ten people had made a one-off donation to a charity, four in ten respondents did not make a regular donation to any charity.Respondents donated more when they made regular donations to one or more organisations than those who made one-off donations. Donors who made ongoing contributions to at least one organisation in the past 12 months, donated on average one-third more than those who made one-off donations.When respondents were asked what would motivate them to become regular donors to an organisation to which they currently made one-off donations, the top three responses were:  42 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 MoreAddThislast_img read more

Girls Athlete of the Week: Clarissa Yang of La Salle High School

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Revenue seize herbal cannabis at Shannon Airport

first_imgPrint YESTERDAY (13th) as a result of routine operations, Revenue officers seized 1.1kg of herbal cannabis at Shannon Airport. Previous article“Overwhelmed” staff at most COVID-hit hospital appeal for help as they battle surge in virus and patients on trolleysNext articleWitness Appeal – Discharge of a Firearm in Co. Clare Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement LimerickNewsRevenue seize herbal cannabis at Shannon AirportBy Staff Reporter – January 14, 2021 155 Linkedin Email Twitter Facebook WhatsApp The smuggled drugs, with an estimated value of €22,000, were discovered concealed in large packets of sharing crisps that were contained in a parcel that had originated in Spain and was destined for an address in Limerick City.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Investigations are ongoing.This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs.If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.last_img read more

Pacific Partnership Hosts Disaster Response Workshop at Kiribati Parliament

first_img View post tag: Disaster View post tag: hosts National emergency managers and disaster response organization representatives from the Republic of Kiribati joined Pacific Partnership personnel for a disaster response workshop at the Kiribati Parliament, July 25.More than 20 participants attended the day-long event consisting of presentations and panel discussions from nine experts representing the nations of Australia, Canada, Kiribati, New Zealand and the U.S.The goal of the workshop was to discuss disaster response roles and increase collaboration between countries and organizations that would possibly respond in the event of a disaster affecting the nation of 32 low-lying atolls in the Pacific Ocean.Although no major disasters have happened in Kiribati in recent years, Akoia Kietau, a Kiribati representative from UNICEF, said she considers the workshop important and worthwhile.“We haven’t come across any big emergencies or disasters, but it’s better to be trained just in case,” said Kietau. “The presentations this morning on preparedness were very helpful to me.”Presenters covered topics such as civilian response stakeholder roles and responsibilities, the UN cluster approach to disaster response, the Kiribati Red Cross disaster plan overview, World Health Organization roles and responsibilities, the Kiribati national response plan and post disaster infrastructure assessment.Educating the leadership in Kiribati about the availability of international coordination for disaster response is important to do face-to-face, said Canadian Forces Army Capt. Jean-Martin Brault.“It’s important to build ties,” said Brault. “Eventually if we meet again things are easier because we already know each other.”A panel of representatives from civilian and military entities in Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. described their respective capabilities in responding to a disaster in Kiribati and then answered questions from the group.Several questions surrounded shortage of rainfall and thus shortage of drinking water, the seemingly most relevant possible disaster for the approximately 100,000 residents of Kiribati.Panelists said the goal should always be to take preventive measures before a problem, like a shortage of drinking water, is elevated to the level of a disaster.Throughout the 11 days Pacific Partnership members worked in Tarawa, several water catchment systems were assessed and 30 biosand filters were donated to schools, clinics and community centers to provide healthy drinking water for more than 11,000 people.The majority of the workshop focused on collaborating and organizing efforts between nations who each bring unique skill sets needed in a disaster such as transportation, communication, logistics, healthcare, food, drinking water and shelter.“In the modern world when smaller nations face major disasters, many nations want to help, but that help needs to be coordinated,” said Australian Army Capt. Kendall Crocker, a civil affairs officer familiar with small island nations in the Pacific Ocean. “We need to have these cooperative exercises so that we better understand what each of us brings to the table.”Pacific Partnership 2013 is a collaborative effort of military members and civilians from 10 partner nations including Australia, Canada, Colombia, France, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand and the United States that improves maritime security through disaster preparedness.[mappress]Press Release, July 29, 2013; Image: Pacific PartnershipPacific Partnership Hosts Disaster Response Workshop View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Pacific Partnership Hosts Disaster Response Workshop at Kiribati Parliament View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defense Pacific Partnership Hosts Disaster Response Workshop at Kiribati Parliament View post tag: Defence View post tag: parliament View post tag: workshop July 29, 2013 View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: Pacific View post tag: partnership View post tag: Kiribati View post tag: response Training & Educationlast_img read more

USA: CSS Prepares for Hurricane

first_img Share this article August 21, 2013 USA: CSS Prepares for Hurricane Training & Education View post tag: Hurricane View post tag: News by topic View post tag: CSScenter_img Center for Service Support (CSS) emergency management team provided evacuation and emergency preparedness training to Sailors and civilians for this hurricane season, Aug. 20.“You can’t take the threat of hurricanes lightly,” said Command Master Chief (SW/SCW/AW) Ray Rosado.Rosado said that every hurricane preparedness kit should include important documents, clothing, medication, tools, food and water, hygiene items, first aid supplies, kitchen items and comfort items.Hurricane season ends Nov. 30.“Every family should have unique evacuation plans and hurricane preparedness kits,” said Rosado. “Every kit and plan should have the specific needs of different family members. Everyone should also have an established pet plan.”“Our pets are an important part of our lives,” said Rosado. “Their safety and well-being requires a lot of planning and preparation. Many hotels and shelters have strict ‘no pet’ policies, so pet owners must generate hotel and shelter lists prior to departing.”It has been estimated that more than 600,000 pets perished during Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina made landfall at Buras, La., August 29, 2005 and is widely considered one of the most destructive storms in U.S. history.Capt. Mark S. Murphy, CSS commanding officer said all Sailors in the CSS domain are required to submit updates while civilian employees are highly encouraged to update their personal data in the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS).NFAAS is a standardized method for the Navy to account, assess, manage and monitor the recovery process for personnel and their families affected by an event such as a hurricane. NFAAS can also be utilized by retirees and contractors and their family members.“Current information about your family and their statuses are important,” said Murphy. “Every command must ensure their Sailors update contact and family information online in NFAAS.Murphy said that the families of individual augmentees (IAs) should be contacted immediately during any emergency planning.“Commands may forget about a deployed Sailor’s family,” said Murphy. “We have to be their support system and must be ready to go to extra lengths for them, even if it means helping their wives or husbands get packed and on the road. We are one family.”Murphy also cited many products and services offered by the FFSC, including hurricane preparedness checklists, classes and counselors that personalize evacuation plans.“Closely monitor the weather projections in your area,” Murphy said. “Hurricanes form in the tropics unexpectedly and make their way up the coast line rapidly. Be prepared and always have a plan. Your family’s lives may depend on it.”Hurricane season ends Nov. 30.[mappress]Press Release, August 21, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: CSS Prepares for Hurricane View post tag: prepares View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Gas prices down for now

first_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest By Jon Zimney – March 24, 2021 1 181 Gas prices down for now Google+ Google+ WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNews (“Gas Pump” by Mike Mozart, CC BY 2.0) Gas prices are expected to keep going down in the coming days, even though $3 per gallon gas is likely by this summer.There has been an increase in coronavirus infections in Europe, which is decreasing demand and causing anxiety among experts in the oil and gas industry.“We are also seeing some states, countries, as well as cities issue new lockdown orders over in Europe. That means a hit to demand. Oil prices are plummeting. They’re down by about 4.5%,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.Indiana is experiencing some of the lowest gas prices in the country.“Indianapolis is about 25 cents ($2.64) under the national average ($2.88). The statewide average is a little bit higher ($2.68). Wholesale gasoline prices are also down. That means there is a slow decline, at least for now. Prices should be coming down at least through Thursday. That does not mean we aren’t going to hit $3 per gallon in the months ahead. It’s just a temporary break from the high prices we’ve been seeing, so enjoy it while it lasts,” said DeHaan.DeHaan said if you “shop around” properly, you’ll be able to find some stations selling gas for less than $2.50.With more coronavirus vaccines in the works, DeHaan said prices will likely go up as more people get vaccinated. Prices were abnormally low at times in March of 2020, but then they rose steadily as the situation with the pandemic improved.“This really does coincide with COVID cases and vaccines play a big role in that,” said DeHaan. Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleSenator Todd Young on the issues of the dayNext articleNiles special education teacher arrested after alleged assaults on students Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Organizer of Desert Trip Confirms Event Has Already Grossed $160 Million

first_imgIn a recent interview with The New York Times, AEG/Goldenvoice’s Paul Tollett, promoter of Panorama and the main impetus behind the upcoming Desert Trip event in October at Empire Polo Field (the site of Coachella), discussed the actual gross sales of the massive two-weekend event. While Tollett mainly discussed this weekend’s Panorama Festival at NYC’s Randall’s Island with the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, and more, the conversation did take a turn towards what many are calling “Oldchella,” which features headline sets from The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, The Who, and Roger Waters.The most mind-blowing part of the interview came when Tollett discussed the current gross sales that the one-of-a-kind event has taken in thus far: “the gross (for Desert Trip) is approximately $160 million for the two weekends….it is the highest-grossing show by far. It beat No. 2, which is Coachella, by far.” While this number doesn’t take into account all of the various expenses, that number is already astronomical and still has nearly three months to grow.While discussing Panorama, which Tollett remains unconcerned with whether or not the festival will sell out, he explains the decision to allow the concept to grow in New York rather than go heavy on the marketing right now. “It’s a big city. In the Los Angeles area, you probably have 250,000 or 300,000 people going to music festivals, between Coachella, FYF and others. I’m talking about the non-electronic ones. In Chicago, you’ve got 100,000. You get to New York, there are maybe 40,000. That’s the biggest city in America,” he explained.Tollett continues, “Some people might think that New York doesn’t need festivals. But London is just as cool as New York, and probably a million people go to festivals there, if you count Glastonbury, Reading, Wireless, Hyde Park. It’s big numbers.”It certainly sounds like big numbers to us. You can read more from the interview with The New York Times here.[Hat tip – JamBase]last_img read more

Eric Krasno, Oteil Burbridge, Duane Trucks, & More To Play “Daze Between” Late Night After Jazz Fest Performance

first_imgIf you’ll be down in New Orleans for Jazz Fest this year, don’t miss out on all of the awesome late night music options taking place across the city. Learn more about all of the amazing music you can catch at this link. For some, the days between Jazz Fest weekends are a time to rest up, and a time to explore the other elements that the city of New Orleans has to offer. For others, those who affectionately refer to those three days as the “daze between,” it’s a time to keep the party going, and to seek out more music and more unique combinations of artists that you couldn’t find anywhere else. For music fans looking to fill their time with shows, you won’t find better combination of artists than the group hitting One Eyed Jacks tonight, Wednesday, May 3rd.The group, appropriately named the “Daze Between Band,” boasts an impressive lineup of players from across the musical spectrum. Guitar master Eric Krasno is on the bill, as is Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge. Widespread Panic‘s Duane Trucks will be on drums, Gov’t Mule’s Danny Louis will be on keys, and Scott Metzger will fill the second guitar slot, a role he currently occupies in Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. Snarky Puppy percussionist Nate Werth and The Motet singer extraordinaire Lyle Divinsky will also join the musical party. When it comes to Jazz Fest, this is simply as good as it gets. The band will be joined by DJ Soul Sister, who will set the mood with an opening set. The band also expects a few surprise guests to join them throughout the evening.See below for full info for this show with the “Daze Between Band” featuring Eric Krasno, Oteil Burbridge, Duane Trucks, Danny Louis, Scott Metzger, Nate Werth, and Lyle Divinsky.– SHOW INFO –Artist: The Daze Between Band featuring Eric Krasno, Oteil Burbridge, Duane Trucks, Danny Louis & Scott MetzgerVenue: One Eyed Jacks – 615 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70130Date: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017Price: $35adv / $40dos (purchase tickets here)Time: Doors 11:00 PM / Show 12:00 AM (technically early AM 5/4)last_img read more