Action Planning – Developing a Major Fundraising Campaign

first_img  9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Are you considering a major fundraising campaign?OverviewPutting together a structured plan with key milestones is vital if your campaign is to stand any chance of success. Advertisement Howard Lake | 11 September 2013 | News Action Planning – Developing a Major Fundraising Campaign AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Core Content This workshop will take you through the key steps you need to consider when planning your campaign. these include:– how to carry out a detailed feasibility study, – researching potential donors and funders, – planning the campaign effectively, – launching your campaign, – implement the private and public phases of the campaign through to completion. Trainer profileThe course is led by Andrew Johnson who has worked with both the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK in this field.The attendance fee is £143.00 including VAT and all course materials. For further information on workshop dates and how to book please click on ‘How to book’.last_img read more

Pastor Rodney calls on leaders to mentor youth

first_imgPastor of Trinity Baptist Church, Randy Rodney. A pastor of one of the evangelical churches in Dominica has called for the civic leaders and other spiritual leaders to play a meaningful role in mentoring the islands youth.Pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church Randy Rodney made this call during the launching of Ebenezer Praise Ministry’s “Glorious One” CD. Rodney told Thursday’s launching ceremony that the completion of the project is “testament” of how the correct environment and encouragement can lead to success. “The provision of an enabling environment can produced enhanced capacity, channel positive energy and lead to the growth and success of people; especially I might add our young people”. Rodney noted that in order for the island to be successful and get more young people engaged in positive projects like Ebenezer Praise Ministry which is part of his church, more focus and attention must be placed on mentoring the youth.“I therefore call on both spiritual, civic leaders in Dominica to be very mindful of the type of leadership that we provide for our youth. Remember that in the development of a productive, peaceful nation we must be careful to be serious catalyst in the morality”. Rodney submitted that “sound conscience formation, paying attention to biblical principles of hard work with the wholesome individual in view” must be provided to attain a productive nation.“We must take time to provide mentorship for our youth and I emphasize and underscore mentorship. I say that because some of us are good at talking some people say it is because we have a parrot on our flag; we are a talking people; we are not an acting people”.He suggested that leaders should take on the responsibility of mentoring young people one on one which he thinks is the most effective method. “I ask that our leaders take time to mentor our young people not just create talk shops through rallies, services and conferences but seriously take on individuals personally to pass on our good values to them for if we don’t somebody else will. In fact, because we aren’t doing that other people are”. He advised citizens to “be Jesus” by visiting “the nooks and crannies of our society with the sole intention of affecting people one on one”. According to Rodney, the launching of Ebenezer Praise Ministry’s CD is “largely a result of mentoring more than speaking”. He noted that the project is “testament that no job is too difficult to be successful at and that opposition can definitely be used as a stepping stone to progress”. Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Pastor Rodney calls on leaders to mentor youth by: – April 13, 2012center_img Share Share 251 Views   3 commentslast_img read more

Kane at the double for Spurs

first_img Sandro’s late strike meant his former side had to ride out a late storm, but QPR were unable to avoid falling to a seventh defeat in eight league games. Things could have been so different had Charlie Austin found the net with some decent first-half chances and had his team-mates defended better for Kane’s opening goal, which came seconds after fans chanted “You’re just a s*** Charlie Austin” at him. Rio Ferdinand, Nedum Onuoha and Robert Green were all culpable as the 21-year-old was allowed to nod home a free-kick unmarked, while the defence was again found wanting as Kane was all too easily allowed to run through to net. QPR did have several penalty claims of varying strengths before and after Kane’s second and a fine strike from Sandro led to a tense ending, yet Chris Ramsey’s men were unable to avoid a defeat that leaves them three points from safety. The Hoops started well enough against the club he spent nine years with, as Bobby Zamora saw a powerful header tipped over by Hugo Lloris. It was soon QPR counterpart Green earning the plaudits, denying a glancing header from Kane – the best Spurs could muster in a dominant but toothless start. The hosts grew into the match and would have gone ahead in the 19th minute had Lloris not denied Austin from close range and saved Kyle Walker’s blushes after an error. Matt Phillips and Sandro had attempts as the hosts continued to press, with Austin then wriggling free and hitting hit a rasping left-footed strike off the underside of the bar. The attention of those at both ends of the Premier League were focused on Loftus Road, where the teams involved knew defeat could prove a defining moment in their season. In the end, Kane proved the difference in a tense, entertaining battle, scoring either side of half-time to take his tally to 26 goals in all competitions in front of Roy Hodgson, securing Spurs a 2-1 win which moved them within three points of the top four. Press Association QPR’s best period of the half soon came to an abrupt end, though. Kane was goaded by the home fans after winning a free-kick on the right – chants he shoved down their throats by scoring from the resulting set piece. Andros Townsend’s ball into the box caused havoc, with Onuoha losing Kane after Ferdinand stopped tracking him and Green failing to beat the unmarked front man to the ball. The Rs goalkeeper stopped Spurs from doubling their lead as half-time approached after a Walker effort took a deflection, while at the other end Ramsey’s men felt they should have had a penalty when Lloris appeared to catch Mauricio Isla. Referee Craig Pawson waved play on and both Zamora and Austin had efforts as half-time approached – a period from which Tottenham returned the stronger. Christian Eriksen was not having one of his greatest games but produced a moment of magic two minutes in, with a wonderful, curling right-footed strike coming back off the post from 25 yards. Kane’s attempt to net the rebound went well wide and Townsend was next to threaten the club he spent such a fruitful loan spell with, before QPR at last appeared to wake from their slumber. Zamora used his strength to shake off Eric Dier before thumping a goalbound shot Lloris did well to stop. The striker was aggrieved soon after not to have been given a penalty having been grappled to the ground by Vertonghen, but by that point Austin had produced an incredible goal-line clearance to deny Eriksen at the other end. Tempers frayed with Pochettino entering the field to help break up an altercation between Karl Henry and Ryan Mason, who would soon set-up Spurs’ second. As impressive as his through-ball was, it was embarrassingly easy for Kane to get behind the QPR defence, before showing impressive composure to round Green and slot home. Hush fell upon Loftus Road but the volume soon ratcheted up a notch as Sandro fired home from the edge of the box. Austin appealed vociferously for a penalty against Nabil Bentaleb and Junior Hoilett turned over as QPR pushed for a leveller, but it was not to be to the audible frustration of the home fans. QPR’s hopes of beating the drop received a major blow as Harry Kane underlined his England credentials with a match-winning brace for Tottenham. last_img read more

USC Digest

first_imgGilbreath nominated for CLASS AwardUSC All-American senior guard Briana Gilbreath has already received plenty of accolades for the work she does on the court. Now she’s being recognized for what she does in the classroom and community, too.Gilbreath has been nominated as one of 30 candidates for Lowe’s Senior Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School Award.The award honors a senior with notable achievements in four areas of excellence — community, classroom, character and competition, according to the award’s websiteGilbreath boasts a 3.11 GPA and was selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic second team for the 2010-2011 season, according to a press release.The Texas native has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Dribble for a Cure, Relay for Life and many other community organizations in her time at USC.Gilbreath also serves as vice president of Fresh Faith, a Christian student organization she helped found that provides outreach, fellowship and events on campus.Last season the senior captain became the first member of the women’s basketball team to be named an Associated Press All-American since 1997. Gilbreath was selected as an honorable mention.The two-time All-Pac-10 selection became the 22nd player in program history to eclipse 1,000 career points while leading USC in scoring, rebounding, steals and blocks as a junior.In January, a national media committee will select 10 finalists from the list of 30 candidates.Those 10 players will be voted on by fans, coaches and media to determine the recipient of the award, which will be announced at the NCAA Women’s Final Four in April.—Will LawsBarkley nominated for Wuerffel awardJust one day after being named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week — the third such honor this year and fourth of his career — junior quarterback Matt Barkley was named a finalist for the 2011 Wuerffel Award, given to the player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding athletic and academic achievement.The award, presented by the All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., was first awarded in 2005 and is named after Danny Wuerffel, a former Heisman Trophy winner who led Florida to the 1996 national championship.After a six-year NFL career, Wuerffel was praised for his community service and humanitarianism across the country.Wuerffel expressed his satisfaction with the list of finalists.“Once again, I’m amazed at the quality of character and accomplishments we have in our finalists,” Wuerffel said in a statement.  “These young men have succeeded both on and off the field in extraordinary ways.  It’s going to be a tough process for the selection committee to pick a winner.”For Barkley, the announcement serves as just another in a list of awards he is included on.  The junior signal-caller has lead USC into a three-way tie atop the Pac-12 South standings and has enjoyed his finest season since arriving on campus in 2009.This season Barkley has put up career highs across the board.  His 28 touchdown passes through nine games already rank as 17th on the Pac-12 single-season list, and last Friday he broke his own USC record with six touchdown passes against Colorado.These stellar numbers and inspiring leadership have earned him the honor of being one of the semifinalists for both the Maxwell Award, given to the nation’s best player, and the Davey O’Brien Award, given to the nation’s best quarterback.A starter since his freshman year, he currently ranks fourth on USC’s career completions list and total offense list.In 33 starts, he has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 29 games and has thrown for at least 200 yards in 22 career games. —Nick Selbelast_img read more

Women’s basketball: Badgers travel to No. 2 Maryland in hopes of building on recent success

first_imgAfter a tough showing in which the University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team (6-19, 1-11 Big Ten) battled hard on the road against one of the conference’s best, the Badgers head to enemy territory again Thursday in hopes of upsetting No. 2 University of Maryland (25-1, 13-0 Big Ten).Without a doubt, Wisconsin has seen measured improvements in their two most recent outings, and head coach Jonathan Tsipis has to be pleased. But to go head-to-head with the conference’s top dog, the Badgers will need to figure out a way to impede the Big Ten’s deadliest scoring offense.Slowing Maryland down might very well mean forcing the Terps to the line. They’ve been lackluster from the stripe this season, shooting 70.2 percent, which puts them behind nine conference teams in efficiency. That number is nothing to shrug off, but compared to their downright methodical shooting from the field, it’s clear the Badgers will be intent on preventing their opponents from getting any easy looks at the basket.Women’s basketball: No. 21 Michigan proves too much for resilient BadgersThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team played well against the No. 21 Michigan Wolverines but just didn’t have enough Read…Wisconsin has now scored upward of 60 points in each of their last three appearances, but turnovers have continued to be an issue on offense. They’ll need disciplined ball-handling if they’re to avoid falling victim to the squad leading the Big Ten in steals, with 11.1 per game. Not only are they stealing the ball at a conference-leading rate, but Maryland is also the Big Ten’s best rebounding defense.In their performances against Michigan and Nebraska, the Badgers appeared to achieve the breakthrough in scoring consistency they had been desperately awaiting. Five players reached double figures in their win against the Huskers and four players hit that mark on Sunday. If they turn in a similar effort against Maryland, they won’t go down easily.Riley Steinbrenner/The Badger HeraldVeteran leadership like the kind Wisconsin got out of senior forward Ayanna Young, who went for 23 points and 13 rebounds in their last matchup, will set the tone for the rest of the team in meetings with dominant opponents like the Terps.A challenge as tall as the one the Badgers face Wednesday in taking on the second-best team in the nation will be a telling disclosure of Wisconsin’s true makeup as a unit. It will be intriguing to see how they confront the tribulations that lie ahead. If their recent momentum is any indicator, this team looks like they’re ready to put it all on the line.The game kicks off at 6 p.m. C.T.last_img read more