New categories announced as 2019 National Fundraising Awards open for entries

first_imgNew categories announced as 2019 National Fundraising Awards open for entries  282 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 The Institute of Fundraising has opened entries for its 2019 National Fundraising Awards, and announced four new awards.The National Fundraising Awards are now in their 29th year, and the four new categories have been created to highlight and celebrate diversity and excellence across the fundraising community.The new awards:Fundraising Campaign of the YearThis new award will recognise an outstanding fundraising campaign that the judges think deserves the merit of being the best of the year. The judges will be open to submissions that are multi-channel or discipline specific. It could, for example, be an individual giving, legacy or digital campaign or focus on fundraising from a specific audience. It will clearly demonstrate excellence, creativity and innovation and closer connect supporters with beneficiaries.The #ChangeCollective AwardFor an individual or organisation that has championed equality, diversity and inclusion in their fundraising or within their fundraising workforce. Building on the values set out in the Institute of Fundraising’s Manifesto for Change, this new award celebrates the work an individual or organisation has done to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in their fundraising activity, campaigns or organisational ways of working. Advertisement Tagged with: Awards Institute of Fundraising  281 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 27 February 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Regional Campaign of the YearFor a charity that has demonstrated an innovative approach to regional fundraising. This may be for any type of activity used to raise charitable income on a specifically regional basis and may include events, volunteer-led fundraising, legacy or corporate partnerships. Nominations may be for a campaign conceived in, or targeted at, a particular geographical area, or a national campaign rolled out regionally.Achievement in PhilanthropyThis Award recognises outstanding examples of philanthropy by an individual or organisation or a team that has achieved considerable and recognisable philanthropic impact. Entries for this Award are encouraged from trusts and foundations, philanthropy and major donor fundraising teams or individual fundraisers. Individual philanthropists can also be nominated for their philanthropic impact.The full list of categories is available on the awards site, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony held at the Brewery in London on Monday 1 July, during the IoF’s Fundraising Convention. Entries are open until 27 March.Katie Johnson, Head of Events and Communities at the IoF said:“I’m delighted to announce the opening of entries for 2019 National Fundraising Awards, and I’m pleased to reveal the new awards that will really help us celebrate the incredible work that fundraisers have done over the past year. Here at the IoF, we’re anticipating the 2019 awards to be the biggest and best yet.”UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake is Chair of the Awards Judging Panel. He commented:“Fundraisers are incredible people, raising vital funds for their charitable causes with often limited resources. Large and small charities show fantastic creativity, engaging all kinds of donors, to enable their essential work to continue and grow. The National Fundraising Awards are the opportunity to shine a light on those that make the very best fundraising happen. The judging panel and I look forward to seeing your entries.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Correlative and dynamic species distribution modelling for ecological predictions in the Antarctic: a cross-disciplinary concept

first_imgDevelopments of future scenarios of Antarctic ecosystems are still in their infancy, whilst predictions of the physical environment are recognized as being of global relevance and corresponding models are under continuous development. However, in the context of environmental change simulations of the future of the Antarctic biosphere are increasingly demanded by decision makers and the public, and are of fundamental scientific interest. This paper briefly reviews existing predictive models applied to Antarctic ecosystems before providing a conceptual framework for the further development of spatially and temporally explicit ecosystem models. The concept suggests how to improve approaches to relating species’ habitat description to the physical environment, for which a case study on sea urchins is presented. In addition, the concept integrates existing and new ideas to consider dynamic components, particularly information on the natural history of key species, from physiological experiments and biomolecular analyses. Thereby, we identify and critically discuss gaps in knowledge and methodological limitations. These refer to process understanding of biological complexity, the need for high spatial resolution oceanographic data from the entire water column, and the use of data from biomolecular analyses in support of such ecological approaches. Our goal is to motivate the research community to contribute data and knowledge to a holistic, Antarctic-specific, macroecological framework. Such a framework will facilitate the integration of theoretical and empirical work in Antarctica, improving our mechanistic understanding of this globally influential ecoregion, and supporting actions to secure this biodiversity hotspot and its ecosystem services.last_img read more

RBC2 comments are in: When will credit unions see a final draft?

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA anticipates the National Credit Union Administration will issue a finalized version of its revised risk-based capital proposal (RBC2) in late 2015 at the earliest.The comment period for the proposal closed at 11:59 (ET) Monday, and more than 1,900 comment letters were filed as of late Monday afternoon, close to the same number as were submitted on the original proposal.“The fact that about as many credit unions will comment on this second proposal as did on the first is an indication of the interest and concern credit unions still have with the issue,” said Bill Hampel, CUNA’s chief policy officer. “It’s also evidence that issuing the proposal for a second comment period was the right thing to do.”“The NCUA has a lot of reading to do before producing a final rule.  In our comment letter, we recommended withdrawing the plan because it’s just not needed. If the Board decides to proceed, we expect it will take until late this year or early next year to finalize a rule.” continue reading »last_img read more

Syracuse guard Tyus Battle will return for sophomore season

first_imgSyracuse freshman guard Tyus Battle will return for his sophomore season, his father, Gary Battle, confirmed Wednesday afternoon.After the Orange’s season ended on Saturday, Battle had not discussed his future plans with his father as of Sunday evening. Now that they’ve talked it over, Battle will spend another season at SU.“(Tyus) wants to return 100 percent his sophomore year,” Gary Battle said in a text.Battle fought through a foot injury during the nonconference portion of Syracuse’s schedule and the flu for multiple weeks in February. Once healthy after the flu, Battle scored in double digits in seven straight games to end the year, averaging 17.4 points per game over that span. He played in 34 games and started 25 while averaging 11.3 points and 30.7 minutes and shot 36.6 percent on 3-pointers.When fully healthy, he showed an ability to score effectively driving to the basket, shooting mid-range jumpers and hitting 3-pointers. The 6-foot-6 New Jersey native was ranked as the 35th best recruit in the 2016 class, per ESPN.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe had the option to enter the NBA Draft by April 23 but retain eligibility by not signing an agent and withdrawing by May 24. But instead of dipping his toe in the NBA Draft process, Battle plans on returning to Syracuse.Fellow Orange teammate Tyler Lydon declared Monday for the NBA Draft. The sophomore led SU in rebounding.Orange head coach Jim Boeheim said Monday that he thinks staying an extra year in college typically benefits players. If a player can improve his draft stock and has the chance to get picked higher in the following year’s draft, Boeheim said he thinks it’s more beneficial to remain in school.“I always think players should stay another year,” Boeheim said, “because I think it benefits them. … I advise players, but it’s always their decision when they should go. We support them 100 percent. Comments Published on March 22, 2017 at 1:01 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

What makes up the cost of an airline ticket?

first_imgOn a typical $300 ticket flying on a standard 180-seat aircraft on a four-hour flight in the USA the break down looks something like this, according to a USA Today survey: Staff Costs $60Taxes $42Fuel $87Maintenance $33Other fees and charges $75Profit $3last_img

Ridiculously drunk Canadian sorry for spraying paint on ancient Thai wall

first_imgA Canadian who was arrested in northern Thailand for spraying paint on an ancient wall says she’s sorry for what she did and terrified about what comes next.Brittney Schneider, 22, was in Chiang Mai last Thursday when she said she and some others got “ridiculously drunk.” They started to walk back to their hostel, but came across a bottle of spray paint and picked it up.“I came to as I finished writing the B and I stopped because I knew it was bad,” she said Tuesday in an email interview with The Canadian Press. “But it was already too late.”Security camera footage shows Schneider, who is from Grande Prairie, Alta., and Furlong Lee, 23, spraying paint on the walls of the Tha Pae Gate in the city of Chiang Mai.They have been charged with vandalizing registered ancient artifacts, which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of one million baht ($40,000).Police said Lee, who is from Liverpool, England, admitted that he wrote “Scouser Lee” on the wall, while Schneider wrote the letter “B” underneath it.The 13th-century Tha Pae Gate is part of an ancient wall that forms a square around Chiang Mai’s inner city.After they sprayed the wall, they walked back to the hostel and went to sleep, Schneider said.“The next morning we woke up and were sitting beside the pool and I just remembered what we did and looked over to one of the guys from the night before and said, ‘OMG, we spray-painted a wall last night. I’m so scared we’re going to get in trouble.’”She said she had gone upstairs to her room to call a friend when a hostel employee knocked on her door and said there was an issue downstairs.“My heart dropped. I knew,” said Schneider. “I walked downstairs, opened the door and there were like seven police officers standing there.“They showed me a video and asked if it was me in the video spray-painting the wall. I said, ‘Yes, it was me.’”Schneider said they were arrested and taken to the police station where they spent the night before court.“The judge said we could face up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of $40,000,” she said. “We had the chance to get bail that day, but it was too late at home so I couldn’t get the bail. I spent three nights in prison and got bailed out yesterday.”Schneider said her mother and aunt have arrived in Chiang Mai and, while she’s thankful they’re there, she said she’s not OK mentally.“I’m terrified for my life. I’m so sorry for what I did, beyond sorry,” she said.“I’m just so overwhelmed and just want to go home.”last_img read more

CARICOM Secretariat Launches Cota 5th Biannual Essay Competition

CARICOM Secretariat Launches Cota 5th Biannual Essay Competition

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppRegional, May 3, 2017 – St. Kitts and Nevis – The CARICOM Secretariat, on April 3rd, tendered invitations for Caribbean Organization of Tax Administrators (COTA) Members to participate in the 5th Annual Essay Competition under the Topic ‘If I were the head of my country’s Tax Administration, what would I do to increase tax revenues to fund the Government’s development programmes?’The competition is aimed at encouraging youth awareness to the tax administration function as potential taxpayers and decision-makers in the private and public spheres, as well as to engender interest in this field as a career choice.Three submissions were made from the Turks & Caicos Islands in 2014 and Ms. Martha Bohlale Rakuone, age 15 of the H.J. Robinson High School placed 1st in the entire region. Ms. Rakuone and the H.J. Robinson High School received prizes from COTA and domestically for her International Achievement.Prizes will be awarded to the three (3) students who have submitted the best essays at the regional level as well as to the schools which the winners attend. This year the prizes are: First Prize – US$1,000 and a Trophy, Second Prize – US$700 and Third Prize – US$500.The closing date for the submission of entries to the national Tax Administration Agencies is 15 May, 2017, and the winners will be announced at the COTA’s Twenty-Fourth General Assembly and Technical Conference scheduled to be held in St. Kitts and Nevis in July, 2017.#magneticmedianews#caricomessaycompetition Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#caricomessaycompetition, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Googles Stadia Controller now available for preorder without Founders Edition