Howard Lake | 23 August 2006 | News Northern Bank offers £100,000 in grants Tagged with: Ireland 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Northern Bank, one of Northern Ireland’s leading banks, is making community grants worth £100,000. The grants will be given to organisations who operate in the areas of knowledge, culture and recreational sports. The grants will be made annually and will be allocated based on the Northern’s bank regions — Belfast, East, North and South and West. Each region will be given £25,000 in 2006 with awards between £500 and £5,000. The closing date for applications is 29th September, with funds distributed in November 2006. A steering group in each Northern Bank region will assess applications and applications need to be submitted through branches and signed by the bank manager. Application forms are available from bank branches. Advertisement 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 MoreAddThis 22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Three projects share £1.7m of People’s Postcode Lottery’s 2015 Dream Fund The three charity winners of the People’s Postcode Lottery’s 2015 Dream Fund have been announced. The three projects – Energy Gardens, Taming the Floods – Somerset Levels, and Edible Playgrounds – will share the prize of over £1.7 million.The three projects are all based in the South of England.Energy Gardens is a joint project between Groundwork London and Repowering London, and aims to turn 50 of London’s Overground Rail Operations stations into greener spaces. These will provide sustainable volunteering and training opportunities to grow edible produce and transform under-utilised public spaces. The project has received £750,000.Taming the floods – Somerset Levels has received £750,000 too. The partnership between The Royal Bath & West of England Society, Somerset Wildlife Trust and the Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group was developed as a result of the severe flooding in 2012, 2013 and 2014.The project aims to protect the Somerset Levels against future flooding and “rebuild both pride and ecological celebration within the landscape”.Edible Playgrounds is a healthy living project run by Trees for Cities, School Food Matters and Chefs Adopt a School. It received £249,180 which it will use to give all primary school children in London the opportunity to grow, harvest, cook and eat healthy food in a positive and safe environment.Annual charity galaThe winning projects were announced last week at People’s Postcode Lottery’s annual Charity Gala in Edinburgh.People’s Postcode Lottery is an External Lottery Manager and manages multiple society lotteries promoted by different causes supporting a range of good causes. From the sale of every £2 ticket 50p goes to good causes.So far, players of the charity lottery have raised £58.6 million for charities and good causes.Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery said:“Dream Fund 2015, offers organisations the opportunity to apply for funding of up to £750,000 to bring their dream project to life. This is our biggest ever Dream Fund prize pot and it is absolutely fantastic that our players have been able to support all three of these fantastic organisations and make their dream projects a reality.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 2 February 2015 | 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.
Tagged with: Awards trusts and foundations 65 total views, 1 views today 66 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Melanie May | 29 November 2016 | News National Christian Mission Awards announce 2016 winners The Joel Community Trust, Peaced Together, and the Bardsley Youth Project are among the winners of this year’s National Christian Mission Awards.The third annual, national Christian Funders’ Forum (CFF) Awards celebrate the best of Christian mission projects run by churches and charities in the UK and were announced at Lambeth Palace on 17th November.The awards have six individual categories including Best Innovative Youth Project, Best Project Advancing the Christian Faith and Best Replicable Project. Category gold winners on the night were The Joel Community Trust for Best Social Action Project. Peaced Together for Best Replicable Project. St James and St Basil church based in Fenham, Newcastle for Best Church Building Project category. The Best Project Advancing the Christian Faith award was awarded to the Wolverhampton Pioneer Ministries and the Best Innovative Youth Project gold winner was the Bardsley Youth Project.This year also included a new award for Best International Development Project in acknowledgement of the fact that 15% of grants go to overseas projects. This was won by Hope Enterprises Addis Ababa.Matt Bird, Chair of the Christian Funders’ Forum and host of the ceremony said:“The CFF awards shine a light onto the best Christian missions in the UK and overseas. It is always very difficult to select three nominations from the vast amount of incredible work being done by churches and Christian charities. The judges commented that whether the nominees won gold, silver or bronze they epitomise the very best of Christian mission, and we value just how much they contribute to the life and wellbeing of their community’s.”The awards are supported by UK Christian grant makers including the Joseph Rank Trust and Laing Family Trust and Lancaster Foundation. Advertisement 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 www.thepurplepim.com.
Tagged with: Celebrity fundraising events London marathon mental health Royal Family Prince Harry has recorded a video message for all 39,000 runners in the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon, encouraging them to wear the Heads Together headband they will be given to help make it the ‘mental health marathon’.He will be joined at the event by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to support runners taking part for their mental health campaign Heads Together, which is this year’s Charity of the Year for the Marathon. Howard Lake | 11 April 2017 | News In the video he says:“You’ve been training for months and the start line for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon is finally within sight. I’m sure it will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. William, Catherine and I will be there to cheer you all on.“We know that many of you will be running for some incredible charities because you have been directly affected by life-changing issues. You’ll recognise the emotional impact these can have, and how talking about it openly can help. We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. You can all play your part in the biggest ever movement for mental health.“Whatever cause you are running for, wear your vest with pride, and please wear your Heads Together headband too. Together we’ll get the whole country talking about mental health.“Good luck and see you at the finish line”.Mental health marathonThe headbands are being provided to the runners by Virgin Money, which is one of three Founding Partners of the Heads Together campaign.Even though many runners will be running to raise funds for other causes, the royal family members hope that they will still wear the headband to show their support for the national movement to end the stigma around mental health once and for all.Runners will receive their Heads Together headband when they pick up their race number. Prince Harry will attend the London Marathon Expo, where runners will collect their headbands, to encourage runners to wear them on race day. Heads Together headband on social mediaNot running the London Marathon? Heads Together has announced that non-runners will be able to support the mental health marathon by wearing their own Heads Together headband on social media.The charity will unveil several ways for people to wear a headband online. To get started, Heads Together and Twitter have unveiled a custom emoji of a smiley face wearing a Heads Together headband, which appears automatically when you use the hashtags #HeadsTogether #TeamHeadsTogether and #oktosay on the social media platform.Marathon Heads Together headbands will also start to pop up in a number of surprising places in London and online. Advertisement Prince Harry records video for all runners in London’s ‘mental health marathon’ 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. 201 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 202 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Prince Harry message to London Marathon runners from InVision Communications on Vimeo.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 Howard Lake | 13 November 2017 | News Advertisement 228 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 Tagged with: Training 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. 227 total views, 3 views today First students graduate from world’s first undergraduate degree in charity fundraising The first cohort on the University of Chichester’s undergraduate degree, the Charity Development BA (Hons), has graduated. The event took place at the Chichester Festival Theatre.The course was set up in 2014 by Donna Day Lafferty, who has worked in fundraising for 20 years. It was the world’s first undergraduate degree in fundraising for charity. Other institutions in the UK and internationally offer postgraduate degrees in fundraising and related disciplines, but until now none offered any courses at undergraduate level.Who are the new graduate fundraisers?Donna Day Lafferty (centre) and the first students to graduate from the University of Chichester’s undergraduate degree in fundraising.Donna Day Lafferty says that at least half the applicants to the degree have spent time volunteering for a charity, and often overseas.They certainly have a diverse background. The graduands last Monday included a bomb disposal expert and a dancer.The course included work placements and practical projects. Brogan Rehill, a volunteer for Chichester homeless charity Stone Pillar, indentified over £10,000 in Gift Aid income during her final year project. She is now Head of Operations at UK Harvest.Stacey Addison realised fundraising was the career for her when raising funds for a small charity in Tanzania. During her work experience with My Sisters House she wrote and fundraising strategy and developed its website. She has gone straight into a role in the Trusts and Major Donors team at MIND.Why an undergraduate course?Day Lafferty explained why she set up the BA (Hons) in Charity Development. She said that “it was clear to me that fundraising needed to professionalise. The way we ask people for support is far more sophisticated than back when I started.”She added: “if it’s done well it results in people being asked to help solve problems they care about, and we know that most people only give when they are asked and that research shows that positive giving experiences make people happier.”The three years in which the individuals took the course coincided with some of the greatest challenges faced by the profession in decades, following criticism of some charities and some of their methods. Day Lafferty argues that the course fits the needs of the profession and of charities even more, given how fundraisers and charities have had to rise to these challenges.
WW photo: Joseph PietteA year ago on June 2, Frank McQueen was shot and killed by Chester, Pa., police. Since then, McQueen’s mother, Del Matthews, has been seeking justice and trying to get answers on why cops killed her son.Matthews organized a June 6 community festival dedicated to McQueen’s memory and to raise money for his children’s college fund.A highlight was when McQueen’s sister, Genita Beckham, read the poem “America’s Problem: Black Man” from “My Way of Saying Thank You,” one of McQueen’s three published books, revealing the talent lost when cops killed her brother:You created the genocide we now witness,plus the modern-day slaveryof drugs and jail cellsminus reparations, education, and rehabilitation.And this is supposed to be equal?America the beautiful?Where’s the beauty in sweeping problems under the rug?“Outta sight, outta mind,” is for the ignorant.But I know, oh I know it still exists.So because I don’t close my eyesI am another one of America’s problems!Because I don’t shut my mouthI am another one of America’s problems!Because I was born BlackI am another one of America’s problems!Well then,I accept my fate.America, you got a problemand I refuse to go away easily!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
ReddIt ReddIt Astrid Soutohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/astrid-souto/ Astrid Souto TCU News Now 2/24/2021 TCU News Now 4/21/2021 printA policy requiring education majors to conduct their student teaching virtually is proving frustrating for some students.The department of education is not allowing students to teach in-person at their respective schools this semester because of university policies restricting off-campus travel. Senior education major Jordan Krasniewicz is teaching at Ridglea Hills Elementary School this semester. While Fort Worth ISD plans to allow students to return to in-person classes starting Oct. 29, Krasniewicz must continue teaching online via Webex, Google Meet or Zoom for the entirety of the semester. “It’s probably less time getting to teach lessons and working one-on-one with kids than we have experienced in the past,” Krasniewicz said. “It’s a lot more observing what an online classroom would look like.” Savannah Bowman, a senior education major who teaches at O.H. Stowe Elementary School in Birdville ISD, said the teaching experience is not what she thought it would be. “So it’s just a little logistically awkward,” Bowman said. “It would be a lot easier if we were able to go in and work with them in person.”Karrabi Malin, TCU’s director of Clinical Teaching and Community Partnerships, said student teachers are learning how to integrate technology into a “blended classroom.”Despite the challenges online teaching has brought and the uncertainty that remains with student teaching in the future, junior education major Anna Mayes said she will remain optimistic. “There is going to come a day when this is all going to be over and I am going to need some skills to actually physically teach,” Mayes said. “So for right now I think it’s the best that we can do.” Previous articleSGA resolution passed to support in-person classNext articleTCU faculty talk about managing a hybrid classroom Astrid Souto Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TCU News Now 3/24/2021 Astrid Soutohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/astrid-souto/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Campus NewsAcademicsNewsEducation majors adapt to online student teachingBy Astrid Souto – September 30, 2020 877 Facebook Astrid Soutohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/astrid-souto/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Astrid Soutohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/astrid-souto/ Linkedin + posts TCU News Now 3/17/2021 Welcome TCU Class of 2025
to go further Follow the news on South Korea Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Organisation News News South KoreaAsia – Pacific RSF_en Receive email alerts News South KoreaAsia – Pacific News May 12, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 South Korea On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia RSF calls for the release of South Korean journalist jailed for defamation November 19, 2020 Find out more November 11, 2020 Find out more Unlike North Korea, South Korea has a highlydeveloped Internet sector with 76.1% of SouthKoreans using the network. In the light of thissuccess, the government resorts to disproportionatemeans of regulation. A blogger nicknamedMinerva was arrested on 7January 2009 for affecting “financialexchanges on the market” aswell as “the credibility of the nation”because of articles heposted on discussion forumDaum, one of the biggest portalsin the country. One of his predictionswas the collapse of LehmanBrothers and the fall of the currency, the won.This “president of the economy on the Internet”was charged with “spreading false information”and faces up to five years in prison and a fine of50 million won (27,000 euros).The “spreading of false information” is a phenomenonthat exercises the authorities. TwoSouth Korean celebrities committed suicide in2007 after rumours about them circulated online.That same year, police recorded 10,000cases of defamation online, against3,600 in 2004. Kyong-won Na, adeputy in the Grand National Party(GNP) then proposed that blogs andwebsites offering discussion forumsthat had more than 300,000 hits a dayshould clearly identify people postingmessages, asking them their namesand social security numbers. Thisproject which is still being studied, also seeksto limit the registration capacity of these portalsto 100,000. Since October 2008, nearly 1,000police officers have had the responsibility of inspectingthe content of chat-rooms and onlineforums. The largest access portals, Daum andNaver, have decided to get together to resistgovernment attempts to limit criticism. Help by sharing this information August 18, 2020 Find out more
Reporters Without Borders said today it was “extremely concerned” about the 1 September murder of Venezuelan journalist Mauro Marcano, who had reported on corruption and drug trafficking. “His death is very troubling because of the nature of his work,” the worldwide press freedom organisation added in a letter to the country’s prosecutor-general, Isaias Rodríguez. “We urge you to give investigators all means to find out why he was killed and arrest those responsible. Until this crime is solved, journalists in the region will feel under threat.” Marcano, who was also a local political figure, was shot dead by two gunmen as he left his home in the town of Maturín, in the northeastern state of Monagas. He was hit in the head and in one leg. Police said it was the work of professional hitmen. Marcano presented a daily programme on Radio Maturín 1.080 AM and wrote a weekly column called “Sin Bozal” (“Unmuzzled”) in the local daily El Oriental. He had often exposed drug trafficking in the region, as well as scandals involving businessmen and politicians. His last column, on 31 August, reported that several kilos of cocaine had vanished after being seized by local police.He was also a non-party member of the Maturín town council. Reporting his death on 2 September, El Oriental called him a “tireless social campaigner” who was “much loved for defending ordinary people’s interests.” “His voice and his pen never wavered even when making the most dangerous revelations, especially about drug trafficking,” it said. Marcano had four children. Help by sharing this information August 25, 2020 Find out more Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela Follow the news on Venezuela Organisation News Receive email alerts September 8, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist’s murder causes great concern Journalist Mauro Marcano was shot dead by two gunmen as he left his home in Maturín (Monagas state). He had exposed corruption and drug trafficking and was also a local town councillor. “Until this crime is solved, journalists in the region will feel under threat,” Reporters Without Borders said. January 13, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News to go further News VenezuelaAmericas News New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets VenezuelaAmericas June 15, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives