Concern’s fundraising income shows big increase

first_img 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. Concern’s fundraising income shows big increase Howard Lake | 31 May 2014 | News Tagged with: Finance Giving/Philanthropy Ireland Concern UK posted an increase in fundraising income of £2.8 million in 2013, according to the organisation’s latest accounts.Total voluntary income grew from £7.8 million in 2012 to £10.7 million in 2013. The most significant increase in this category of income was in donations provided by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). This income was £1.9 million in 2013 compared with just £344,000 in 2012.Concern UK, which is part of Concern Worldwide, ran two emergency fundraising appeals, one in response to the crisis in Syria, and one for those affected by the Philippines typhoon. These raised almost £891,000 through donations from individuals, corporates, fundraising events and cash appeals.Using online, postal and telephone donations the charity also received strong support for other fundraising appeals, which included providing survival kits to families fleeing violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which raised over £300,000.The annual report also noted their support from the 41,000 people on their database and added over 2,600 new supporters. Legacy income more than doubled from £450,000 to £998,000 in 2013.The organisation had total income of £17.8 million, the balance coming from government funded programmes.Total fundraising costs for 2013 were £3 million. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  20 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

Google creates $2m fund for immigrant causes and invites staff to match fund it

first_img  112 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Technology company Google has announced to staff that it is creating a $2 million crisis fund for immigrant and refugee causes. It could be worth $4m as the company is inviting its employees to match it.The fund has been created amid concern among and some criticism by major US technology and other companies at the Trump administration’s ban on refugees and on entry into the US by citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries.The new fund was announced to staff on Sunday in a message from chief executive Sundar Pichai, who has himself criticised the President’s executive order. In another message to staff, he said:“We’re upset about the impact of this order and any proposals that could impose restrictions on Googlers and their families, or that could create barriers to bringing great talent to the US.” See also Trump’s ban on refugees prompts fundraising and giving campaigns AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Tagged with: corporate Funding Google politics refugees Howard Lake | 30 January 2017 | News Google creates $2m fund for immigrant causes and invites staff to match fund itcenter_img  111 total views,  1 views today To emphasise the point even further, Google reports that the doodle was created by artist Sophie Diao, “herself a child of Asian immigrants”. Google announced that donations from its new fund would be divided between the American Civil Liberties Union, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, International Rescue Committee and UNHCR. Fred KorematsuThe search engine company’s disapproval President Trump’s policy on refugees and citizens of certain countries was underlined by its Google Doodle today, on its US site. It featured Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu, civil rights activist and survivor of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. January 30th, 2017 would have been his 98th birthday.In 1998 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s most distinguished civilian award. He is famous for saying:“If you have the feeling that something is wrong, don’t be afraid to speak up.”Google has done just that. 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

Black, Muslim, freedom fighter: Free Imam Jamil Al-Amin!

first_imgJuly 26 — The CNN Center was the site of a rally for the imprisoned freedom fighter, Imam Jamil Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown.A national annual gathering of Muslims initiated by Al-Amin, the Riyaadah, was taking place here and brought supporters of the political prisoner from cities across the country, including Mobile, Ala., Washington, D.C., New York City and St. Louis.A fearless leader of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) in the dangerously violent Jim Crow South, Brown built powerful campaigns for voting rights and local empowerment in rural Alabama in particular. He was targeted by the FBI’s infamous COINTELPRO, under constant surveillance and harassment, was forced underground and sentenced to prison in New York state, where he converted to Islam.Following his release, he moved to Atlanta’s West End where he successfully organized the community to challenge drug dealers, corrupt cops and absentee landlords who were abusing and destroying this historic Black neighborhood.At the rally, pedestrians were handed leaflets detailing the elements of the frame-up of the well-known activist and religious leader in the March 2000 shooting death of a Fulton County Sheriff’s deputy and the wounding of a second. Al-Amin has consistently declared his innocence of the charges. Another man, Otis Jackson, has confessed to being the shooter.There were numerous inconsistencies in the “evidence” presented by the state, including the surviving deputy’s description of the shooter as being 5’10’’ with “cold grey eyes.” The deputy insisted the perpetrator had been wounded in the exchange of gunfire. The 6’5’’ brown-eyed Al-Amin had no injuries when he was captured, but was convicted in 2002 and sentenced to life without parole.Fearing Al-Amin’s influence among prisoners at the state institution where he was held, Georgia turned him over to the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 2007. For the next seven years, Al-Amin was incarcerated in solitary confinement in Colorado’s supermax Florence ADX.While his spirit has stayed strong, the years of medical neglect and harsh prison conditions have impacted Al-Amin’s health and spurred the movement to win his freedom.The rally heard from a variety of national and local speakers, including Al-Amin’s son, Kairi, who called for a maximum effort to bring his father home because “we need his leadership now.”There are plans for numerous educational outreach events to the public during the month of August and a national conference in Atlanta in October to mobilize a grassroots movement on his behalf.For more information, go to imamjamilactionnetwork.weebly.com or write Jamil Al-Amin #99974-555, USP Tucson US Penitentiary, PO Box 24550, Tucson, AZ 85734.Mathiowetz was an invited speaker at the rally, representing Workers World Party.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Man wanted for “mental application warrant” near Bluebonnet Circle taken into custody

first_imgStarting the conversation about eating disorders on campus Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Kristen Weaverhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-weaver/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Facebook Kristen Weaver is a junior journalism and Spanish major from Plano, Texas, and a managing editor for the109. She is addicted to taking pictures of her food and petting any and every cat she can find. Kristen Weaverhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-weaver/ Kristen Weaverhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-weaver/ Alum appearing on survival-style reality show ‘Stranded With a Million Dollars’ Update: Suspect arrested in connection with death of TCC student Linkedincenter_img Kristen Weaver https://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-weaver/ Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store It’s official: Caylin Moore is a Rhodes Scholar ReddIt printStreets leading to a house in the 3500 block of Park Ridge Drive were blocked off Wednesday while Fort Worth police and Tarrant County Sheriff’s offices took a man into custody on a “mental application warrant.”Police began searching for the man late Wednesday morning. At one point, at least 15 patrol cars were in the area because the man refused to come out of his house, said Terry Grishman, the media contact at the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office.Will Henderson, who lives a few doors down from the man’s house, saw the arrest.About 30 officers arrived and were pointing guns at the house before the man was brought outside at 1:45 p.m., he said.Henderson described the man as “docile” when he was handcuffed on the porch and escorted into a squad car. He also said he was wearing something that looked like an orange jumpsuit.“We have to take the greatest amount of precaution against anything happening,” Grishman said.Marcus Povero, the Public Information Officer for the Fort Worth police, said while the search was active students and staff at nearby McLean Middle School couldn’t enter or exit the campus.He added, the man had “nothing to do with school whatsoever.”“There is no reason for neighborhood to be alarmed,” Povero said. Facebook Twitter Previous articleLGBTQ community discusses improvements, problems on campusNext articleDean of admission moves on from university Kristen Weaver RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kristen Weaver + posts Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Pasadena-Based Rexter Turns Connectivity Into Productivity

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Pasadena-Based Rexter Turns Connectivity Into Productivity From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, July 10, 2015 | 3:24 pm Pasadena-based Rexter announced that Rexter360, an enterprise version of their flagship RexterPro product, will soon be released for their corporate clients with existing CRM environments.Rexter is the first company to deploy a scientific, mathematical calculation of relationship strength and engagement level that lets users know the most valuable people to call today. Rexter360 operates in the background of sales representative’s current CRM systems, automatically capturing real time sales activities that come through mobile devices, desktop applications and the company VOIP switch. Rexter uses this data to deliver engagement and relationship analytics enabling sales professionals to work smarter and sell more.Rexter360 allows reps to instantly view their entire engagement history with any contact: calls, emails, and meetings. Rexter generates visualizations to track frequency and intensity of contact, and relationship scores that instantly identify who knows who and how well. Automating data collection and scoring not only makes the process faster and less cumbersome for sales reps, it also creates current and reliable data – only interactions with valid business contacts that are already present in the CRM database of active business connections are logged. Louis Chen, Chief Information Officer at Houlihan Lokey comments, “Relationships are the lifeblood of our success at Houlihan. The relationship analytics of Rexter360 have the potential to provide powerful insights and real-time transparency of who knows whom across the entire organization allowing us to work smarter and better serve our clients.”In spring of 2015, Rexter was among 2.5% of applicants accepted into the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Seattle. With patents in place, rapidly growing worldwide CRM market of more than $26 billion, and customers desperate to get more out of their investments in sales automation solutions, Rexter360 was born. “Working with Microsoft engineers and experts was an invaluable experience and tremendously advantageous to the development of Rexter360,” says Andy Wilson, Rexter founder and CEO.Kees Hertogh, Senior Director of Technical Marketing at Microsoft said, “Through the Microsoft Ventures accelerator, we are able to engage with the most innovating startups in the business solutions arena. We are particularly excited about our new collaboration with Rexter whose solution addresses a critical need of our customers in the area of more effectively capturing and quantifying real-time field activities and customer engagement levels.”About RexterRexter (www.rexter.com) automatically captures real-time sales activities and delivers engagement and relationship analytics to enable sales professionals to work smarter and sell more. Rexter is the first company to deploy a scientific, mathematical calculation of relationship strength and engagement level that lets users know the most valuable people to call today. The company is based in Los Angeles and is backed by private investors including Gil Elbaz, Ted Meisel, Sean Moriarty, and Siemer Ventures. 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Business News read more

OC board approves tuition, fee increase

first_img By admin – February 27, 2018 Twitter Twitter OC board approves tuition, fee increase WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Local NewsGovernment WhatsApp Facebook Odessa High’s Jesus Montes (12) passes the ball in the first half of the Bronchos’ 2-1 loss to the Del Rio Rams, Tuesday night at Ratliff Stadium. An increase in tuition and fees approved by the Odessa College Board of Trustees will bring in about $500,000 in additional revenue to the school.The increases were approved for fall 2018 and will be effective through summer 2020. Vice President for Business Affairs Virginia Chisum said the college offers the first course free to students and an academic progress discount of 10 percent after 30 hours and 20 percent after 45 hours until they reach 60 hours, which is the amount needed for a degree.Chisum said this is the first time in four years that tuition and fees have increased and they will still be the lowest of OC’s peer institutions and below the state average.Currently, Chisum said tuition and fees are $87 per semester credit hour for in-district students; $131 per semester credit hour for out-of-district students; and $163 per semester credit hour for non-residents. She added that non-resident students have $150 added to their tuition and fees.With the increase, Chisum said in-district students will pay $91 per semester credit hour; out-of-district students will pay $141 per semester credit hour; and non-resident students, $173 per semester credit hour, plus the $150 base.Fees were also increased mostly for testing and test preparation Tuesday.On a separate item, the board heard a report on an upcoming auto/diesel equipment purchase. ATech Automotive Technology was the chosen bidder for $90,425, including freight. Chisum said the purchase will include nine pieces of equipment and will be funded through a grant from the Odessa Development Corp.ODC awarded an $8 million grant to Odessa College in August 2017.The board approved purchasing six truck trailers for the college’s upcoming truck driving academy. The $202,669 bid from Bruckner Truck Sales of Odessa was also funded by a grant from ODC.Six trucks also will be purchased from Bruckner Truck Sales for $780,074. The purchase also was funded by the ODC grant. They include three standard and one automatic 2019 Mack trucks and all will have a modified sleeper cab for an observation deck, Associate Dean of Continuing Education Louis Gonzales said.A 2019 Volvo automatic truck with a sand blower and a modified sleeper cab for observation and a 2012 used Mack truck with 18 speeds and a day cab also will be purchased. The modifications are included in the price, Gonzales said.The board also heard a report on a new initiative that will involve officials from every corner of the campus. Called OC 10,000, its aim is to achieve 10,000 unduplicated students in a fall semester, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness Don Wood said.Last fall, OC’s enrollment was 6,308, he said. To get to the 10,000 objective, Wood said the college’s enrollment will have to spike by 59 percent. “We’re going to take things we’ve all seen, but look at them in a new way,” Wood said.Areas such as kindergarten through 12th grade education, alumni, employers, continuing education and adult basic education will be examined for ways to attract students, he said.With more students, Odessa College President Gregory Williams said more space will be needed.Officials also noted that staffing will be a consideration, as well. Pinterest Previous articleLa Hacienda closed after fire code inspectionNext articleCouncil casts final vote calling November election on board changes adminlast_img read more

Extent of Donegal raw sewage problem unique in Europe

first_img Google+ By News Highland – August 1, 2012 News Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Extent of Donegal raw sewage problem unique in Europe Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img A group of scientists who examined Lough Foyle at the weekend say they witnessed gross raw sewage pollution which is being blamed for destroying very rare marine life found in the area.The scientists from Germany, Italy, Spain and Canada described seeing a brown sludge which in the Lough which is being blamed for killing off seagrass beds.Seagrass is incredibly rare and supports fish and other plant life.Scientist Karin Dubsky blames raw sewage being discharged from Moville Pier – speaking on the Shaun Doherty show Ms Dubsky said she saw things she hasn’t seen anywhere in Europe for over ten years:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/foyleSEWAGE.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleDonegal group seek legal advice in fight against Household ChargeNext articleClaudy bomb victim wants to meet with Martin McGuinness News Highland WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Tripura High Court Confers Senior Designation On 12 Advocates

first_imgNews UpdatesTripura High Court Confers Senior Designation On 12 Advocates LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK12 Feb 2021 6:12 AMShare This – xThe Tripura High Court on Friday appointed 12 Advocates as Senior Advocates with immediate effect. They are: Haribal DebnathAjit Kumar DasDipak Kumar BiswasPradyot Kumar DharTapas Datta MajumderBibhal Nandi Majumder Purushuttam Roy BarmanSri Somik DebDebalay BhattacharyaSamrat Kar BhowmikSubrata Sarkar A notification to this effect was issued…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 Tripura High Court on Friday appointed 12 Advocates as Senior Advocates with immediate effect. They are: Haribal DebnathAjit Kumar DasDipak Kumar BiswasPradyot Kumar DharTapas Datta MajumderBibhal Nandi Majumder Purushuttam Roy BarmanSri Somik DebDebalay BhattacharyaSamrat Kar BhowmikSubrata Sarkar A notification to this effect was issued by Registrar (Judicial) of the High Court on February 12. The designation has been conferred in exercise of powers under Section 16 of the Advocates Act, 1961 and in pursuance of the ‘Guidelines for designation of senior advocates’ framed by the Tripura High Court. Click Here To Download Notification Read NotificationSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

SUU Women’s Basketball Reveals Conference Schedule

first_imgJuly 24, 2018 /Sports News – Local SUU Women’s Basketball Reveals Conference Schedule FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Tuesday, Southern Utah women’s basketball announced its Big Sky Conference schedule which commences December 29 and ends March 7.The Thunderbirds’ conference season starts December 29 at Bozeman, Mont. against the Montana State Bobcats.Senior day/night is March 4 at the America First Event Center in Cedar City, also against Montana State.Games against in-state rival Weber State are January 5 at home and February 7 at Ogden.The regular season concludes March 7 at Greeley, Colo. against the Northern Colorado Bears.The Big Sky tournament will be March 11-16 at the CenturyLink Arena of Boise, Idaho. Tags: Conference Schedule/Montana State Bobcats/Northern Colorado/SUU Women’s Basketball/Weber State Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

RSL plays to draw with Montreal

first_imgAugust 11, 2018 /Sports News – Local RSL plays to draw with Montreal FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSANDY, Utah (AP) – Jukka Raitala tied it in the 55th minute with a long-distance blast and Montreal held on for the draw with real Salt Lake.Joao Plata opened the scoring with a penalty kick in the 26th minute, slotting it in the lower left corner with goalkeeper Evan Bush going the wrong way.Real Salt Lake (10-9-5) is unbeaten in its last four matches and has scored in 18 consecutive home matches, going 14-1-3 during that span. Montreal (9-13-3) snapped a three-game winless streak. Robert Lovell Written by Tags: MLS/Real Salt Lake/Soccerlast_img