A Lot of Give: Trends for Charitable Giving in the 21st Century (Charities Aid Foundation)

first_imgA Lot of Give: Trends for Charitable Giving in the 21st Century (Charities Aid Foundation) 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. Howard Lake | 19 January 2008 | News  12 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 MoreAddThislast_img read more

Fundraisers’ salary levels static in 2012, says Kage Partnership survey

first_imgFundraisers’ salary levels static in 2012, says Kage Partnership survey Howard Lake | 18 January 2013 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Kage Partnership point out that “the results are intended as a general guide and are based on advertised rather than actual salaries”. They also emphasis that salaries include London weighting. www.kagep.com While there was an 8% increase in the number of jobs during the year, there was a noticeable decrease in numbers during the summer. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Recruitment / people Research / statisticscenter_img The largest decreases (between 5 and 6%) were for Fundraising Administrator, Community/Regional Manager and Senior roles. Table: salary ranges and average salariesTrends Kage reported that there were still few few junior roles advertised, presumably due to the prevalence of internships. The Kage Partnership Fundraising Salary Survey 2013 reports that fundraisers’ salaries mostly stayed static during 2012.The findings are based on data from 360 fundraising vacancies, from 120 charities, that were published from January to December 2012.The only exceptions to the static levels were at manager level in corporate and direct marketing, with average increases of 7% and 4% respectively. However, Kage point out that on the corporate manager side at least, “this could be due to one or two larger charities advertising very senior posts”. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Corporate fundraising still shows considerable demand: there were almost double the number of corporate fundraising jobs than the next highest category.  44 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

The Cuban Adjustment Act: Its impact on migration

first_imgA lingering product of the decades-long U.S. war against the Cuban Revolution is visible today in Costa Rica, where nearly 8,000 Cuban migrants wait for permission to cross Central American borders on their trek to the U.S.According to the Jan. 10 New York Times, an additional 3,000 Cubans are in Panama. The anti-Cuba weapon is the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA), which affords unique privileges — including a quick path to citizenship and permission to work legally — to any Cuban who reaches U.S. territory by any means. Although the Obama administration has steadfastly refused to consider any changes to the CAA, the opening of U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations spiked the number of Cubans seeking to take advantage of those special benefits before the normalization process ends them.Contrast that to the Obama administration’s New Year’s raids and deportations of Central American refugee families who sought safe haven from warlike conditions in their homelands, conditions created by U.S. imperialism. Where do the drug cartels, paramilitaries and repressive coup regimes, like in Honduras, get the guns? Who profits off the international weapons trade? At the same time, the so-called U.S. Agency for International Development and the National Endowment for Democracy work for “soft coup” destabilization against progressive governments like those in El Salvador and Venezuela. This double standard made headlines in the 1990s, too, when Haitians attempting to reach Florida by boat were sent back to Haiti while Cubans were welcomed.Noted professor and author Salim Lamrani wrote in a Jan. 6 public email about the CAA: “This is a great tool for inciting illegal emigration. For nearly 50 years, the richest country in the world has opened its doors to the population of a small, poor, Third World country with limited resources and victim, moreover, of extremely severe economic sanctions.”The CAA is the carrot end of the stick that is the U.S. economic, financial and commercial blockade. The architecture for the blockade was laid out in an internal U.S. State Department memo dated April 6, 1960. Admitting the Cuban people’s support for the Revolution, the document concluded: “The only foreseeable means of alienating internal support is through disenchantment and disaffection based on economic dissatisfaction and hardship … a line of action which, while as adroit and inconspicuous as possible, makes the greatest inroads in denying money and supplies to Cuba, to decrease monetary and real wages, to bring about hunger, desperation and overthrow of government.” (tinyurl.com/h6tm8e5)In addition to the CAA, since 2006, the Cuban Medical Professional Parole Program solicits Cuban educated “doctors, nurses, paramedics, physical therapists, lab technicians and sports trainers” (state.gov) to abandon international service and migrate to the U.S., taking along with them their high quality professional training that was provided to them without cost by the Cuban Revolution.Cuba’s revolution spreadsfree health careMore than 50,000 Cuban medical internationalists are serving in at least 66 countries. Often, the Cuban doctors are the very first medical professionals rural and poor people have ever seen. Cuba sent medical brigades to Algeria in 1961 and even earlier to Chile following a devastating earthquake there. From the hillsides of the Himalayas to tracking down the sources of cholera in Haiti to fighting ebola hemorrhagic fever in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone — there are Cuban doctors. And we can never forget that more than 1,500 fully equipped Henry Reeve Brigade, disaster trained, medical professionals waited to help the people of the U.S. Gulf Coast to survive hurricanes Katrina and Rita. But George W Bush said they weren’t needed! This was the very same Bush who almost on the anniversary of the hurricanes instituted the CMPPP to lure the doctors whose previous offer of help for New Orleans he refused.On Jan. 8, Reuters reported the CMPPP is under review with an announcement on whether to end it is expected before the end of the month. “With such a thaw under way, the parole program no longer seemed to fit what the White House has called a ‘new chapter’ in U.S.-Cuban relations.”After the 1959 revolutionary victory, half of Cuba’s doctors opted for life in Miami, leaving only 3,000 medical professionals in a country of millions with vast inequalities. Not only professionals, but also many wealthy and light-skinned Cubans fled to Miami. But the police, military officers and torturers of the Batista dictatorship came, too. The 1966 CAA was crafted for their benefit. Now, the anti-Cuba minority in Congress opposes the CAA, citing the current emigres as unworthy — pointing out that many quickly return to Cuba and travel back and forth freely, which, by the way, is a boon to the Miami economy, where the majority of the many, many daily charter flights to Cuba originate.In place of the CAA, the U.S. government needs to adjust its relationship with the world and its people. That means ending the blockade of Cuba, respecting its sovereign right to self-determination and its socialist economic plan, returning occupied Guantánamo, and ending the multitude of hostile policies and actions, including the CAA and CMPPP, which use immigration as a weapon, and also defunding the USAID, the NED, and propaganda TV and radio broadcasts to Cuba.It also means ending the raids and deportations, recognizing the refugee status of the Central American migrants and adjusting the status of the millions of undocumented without political bluster. Doesn’t the CAA show it can be done, at least when it serves their political purposes?FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Worldwide mass protests slam Modi’s anti-Muslim law

first_imgMembers of the Mumbra-Kausa Women’s Association shout slogans during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, National Register of Citizens and National Population Register on the outskirts of Mumbai on Jan. 26.Hundreds of thousands of people protested on Jan. 26 across India and in many cities abroad to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Citizens Registry that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing. The CAA would deny citizenship to India’s 200 million Muslims, and the NRC would create a national registry. Those who do not register would not be considered citizens.Tens of thousands of protesters formed “human chains” that stretched for miles in several Indian cities. A protest in Mumbai, the financial hub of India, drew 20,000. Women led many of the actions, including an all-woman demonstration of 20,000 in a suburb of Mumbai. In the midst of another mass protest in New Delhi, Modi held a military parade and feted Brazil’s fascist President Jair Bolsonaro.Jan. 26 is celebrated in India as Republic Day, marking the day the country’s constitution went into effect. There were huge demonstrations in 30 U.S. cities, including Atlanta, where 1,000 marched from CNN to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Another big protest took place in Washington, D.C., while the largest was reportedly in Chicago, where participants formed a huge human chain.The newly formed Coalition to Stop Genocide initiated the U.S. demonstration.  It includes the Indian American Muslim Council, Equality Labs, Black Lives Matter, Jewish Voice for Peace and Hindus for Human Rights.Thousands of demonstrators marched in London, organized by United Against Fascism in India, despite efforts by the Modi regime to get the British government to ban the protest.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Blanket Coverage Episode 3

first_img2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Jack Wallace Twitter Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Tornado touches down and leaves damage in North TexasNext articleWomen’s club basketball team aims to boost confidence Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East Facebook ReddIt Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ TCU News Now 4/28/2021 Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference awardcenter_img 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Linkedin + posts Linkedin ReddIt print /–>Jack and Noah discuss the disaster in Athens, LSU winning big at home, a three-team race in the Big 10, and Clemson bouncing back. For NFL news, we look at the Texans, Seahawks, and Ravens impressing, while the Chiefs, Chargers, and Cowboys disappointing. We finish out with our top NFC and AFC players and teams of the week before our college and NFL picks of the week Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. Twitter Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Facebooklast_img read more

Minister Patrick O’Donovan TD announces just over €128,000 in funding for…

first_imgLinkedin Previous articleTwo Limerick-based designers scoop top awardNext articleBurglars force Limerick restaurant owner to go cashless Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsPoliticsMinister Patrick O’Donovan TD announces just over €128,000 in funding for Coastal and Flood Protection Work at Foynes Yacht ClubBy Staff Reporter – June 20, 2019 148 WhatsApp Twitter Facebookcenter_img Limerick Fine Gael TD and Minister of State Patrick O’DonovanThe Minster of State at the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Patrick O’Donovan has announced that just over €128,000 in funding has been allocated towards Coastal and Flood Protection Works that will protect  Foynes Yacht Club from erosion.Minister O’Donovan said, “Over the last number of years I have worked with Foynes Yacht Club and Minister Kevin Boxer Moran to get funding for flood defences for the club. In recent years a lot of damage has been caused due to a number of storms which has seen the Shannon erode the bank of the club.“I impressed upon Minister Moran the need for funding for this work, as the club is a very important local amenity in Foynes. The club is used by the whole community and prides itself in reaching out to everyone. However the Club was facing serious risks unless this funding was sourced and as a result I’m delighted to be able to announce it.”“The allocation of €128,025 will be made to Limerick City and County Council who will arrange for the work to be carried out,” added Minister O’Donovan. Print Email Advertisementlast_img read more

Two arrested in Strabane in connection to dissident republican activity

first_img Twitter Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Previous articleBrendan O’Carroll confirms political ambition during Donegal visitNext articleSisters of Nazareth contest aspects of Nazareth House HIQA report News Highland center_img Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Newsx Adverts By News Highland – May 11, 2012 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Two men have been arrested in Strabane in relation to dissident republican activityThe men aged 41 and 47 were arrested during an operation in the town earlier this afternoon.They have been taken to the Antrim Serious Crime Suite for questioning.These are the latest in a series of arrest in the Strabane area by police investigating  Dissident Republican Activity. Two arrested in Strabane in connection to dissident republican activitylast_img read more

Almost €900,000 earmarked for Local Improvement Schemes in Donegal

first_imgHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Almost €900,000 in funding has been earmarked for Local Improvement Schemes in Donegal.It’s part of a national allocation of €10 million under LIS announced by Minister Michael Ring today.The funding will allow for the repair and improvement of small roads and laneways leading to local people’s homes and businesses that are not under the normal maintenance of the Local Authorities.In a statement Minister Joe McHugh said: “I am delighted that €884,000 in funding has been secured for Local Improvement Schemes here in Donegal, servicing over 4,800km of our rural roads.“The Department of Rural and Community Development will provide up to 90% of the funding through the Local Authorities, with the remaining contribution coming from local residents, or Local Authorities in the case of roads leading to public amenities.“Local Authorities will be informed of allocation today and will be asked to revert with details of their improvement projects to the Department of Rural and Community Development by the 23rd of March,” said Minister McHugh. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Previous articleAt least three people dead in Fermanagh house fireNext articleDonegal blood donations crucial in maintaining healthy supply News Highland Pinterest Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – February 27, 2018 Almost €900,000 earmarked for Local Improvement Schemes in Donegal Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Man who allegedly killed Maine sheriff’s office corporal captured after 4-day manhunt

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine) — The 29-year-old man accused of gunning down a sheriff’s office corporal in Maine and who evaded authorities for four days has been captured, authorities said on Saturday.John Daniel Williams had been on the run since Wednesday morning when he allegedly shot and killed Cpl. Eugene Cole of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office in Norridgewock.Williams was apprehended at 12:43 p.m. on Saturday outside a small, remote camp in Norridgewock, officials said. Authorities had found tracks this week that confirmed the area he was in, officials said.Cole’s handcuffs were used in the arrest, authorities said.More than 200 law enforcement officers had been involved in the manhunt.Now that the search is done, officers can begin to grieve Cole’s loss, authorities said, and local residents “can sleep well.”The Cole family is relieved, thankful and grateful, authorities added.Less than an hour before Williams was caught, authorities read a statement from Cole’s widow, pleading with him to surrender.“I urge Mr. Williams to turn himself in or at least reach out to law enforcement,” she said in the statement. “Mr. Williams, be assured you’ll be treated the same way Corporal Cole would have treated you if you had given him the opportunity — with dignity and respect.”“We just want you to talk to someone,” she added. “Please, please talk to us.”After the killing, Williams allegedly stole the corporal’s cruiser, drove to a local convenience store and committed a robbery, authorities said. The cruiser was later found abandoned in Norridgewock.Williams had been considered armed and dangerous.A $20,000 reward was being offered for information leading to his arrest.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Alleged abduction ruled a hoax intended to show online

first_imgChesterfield County Police Department(MIDLOTHIAN, Va.) — An alleged abduction in a Walmart parking lot was a hoax, Virginia police said.Chesterfield County police began investigating the apparent abduction around 9 p.m. Sunday.Several witnesses saw a sedan pull up to the entrance of the Walmart, police said in a statement. A man approached the car as the trunk opened and a woman jumped out and ran, police said.Two more men got out of the vehicle, chased the girl and appeared to force her back in the car, according to the police statement.The incident was caught on security cameras.After the initial reports of an abduction, the woman went to the police department to say the incident was fake and planned by the people involved — all of whom were friends, police said.They were 19 or 20 years old, police said, adding that they were out having dinner before heading to the Walmart parking lot to fake the abduction.They wanted to film the event and the reaction from witnesses to post online, police said.The event is still under investigation.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more