16 Jun

First students graduate from world’s first undergraduate degree in charity fundraising

first_img 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.last_img read more

4 Jun

House unfit for human habitation claims Southill resident

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin Print Facebook Previous articleTreacy and co in court for keeping horsesNext articleEuro-5 engines for new Golf Estate admin NewsLocal NewsHouse unfit for human habitation claims Southill residentBy admin – June 25, 2009 598 center_img Email Twitter A Southill resident, who wished not to be identified, says his home of 40 years is no longer fit for human habitation.The 62-year-old who has lived in O’Malley Park since the house was built in 1969, said, “I want to be rehoused somewhere decent”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Over the years, he has watched the Corporation board up and demolish the houses that surround his own.He told the Limerick Post these derelict properties adjacent to his are now being used to dump rubbish.This has created what he described as a, “vermin infestation”.He also claims that he cannot open any windows because disease-carrying flies that have gathered at the rubbish outside will enter his home.He is now surrounded by these empty houses and has few close neighbours.His own home has now fallen into disrepair and he sees little point in maintaining it as the dwellings around him are covered with overgrowth and litter.As he does not own the house, he feels he is being neglected by Limerick City Council.“If it was my house, I would have been rehoused somewhere comfortable now, but because it’s not, they don’t want to know”.He says he has been trying desperately to be relocated along with his two sons, “I have been up and down to City Hall and I’m getting nowhere”.This frustration led him to stop paying his rent three months ago. He argues: “Nobody should have to live in the environment that I do”.The housing department at City Hall was not available for comment. WhatsApplast_img read more

23 Sep

32nd annual Deery Brothers Summer Series set for 2018

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – Running under the Deery Brothers banner for a 27th consecutive season, the Summer Series for IMCA Late Models returns in 2018 with dates at familiar venues as well as tracks that have been absent from the schedule for years or even decades.While scheduling of $2,000 to win, $300 to start events continues, the 32nd annual tour will return to Davenport Speedway for the first time since 2014 for opening night in April.The series travels to Maquoketa Speedway, Quad City Speedway, Boone Speedway, Marshalltown Speedway, Benton County Speedway, 34 Raceway, CJ Speedway and Fayette County Speedway.Five or six more races are expected to be added to the schedule and all dates will be announced in January, as will new race format procedures.The Deery Series last visited CJ in 1996 and was most recently at Benton County in 2005 and Fayette County in 2009. Home track of series ironman Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown Speedway again hosts the Miller Lite 50 Deery event. Boone rolls out the red carpet for both Memorial Day and Super Nationals events.34 Raceway marks a milestone when the series comes to town for the 50th time, more than at any other track, in early summer.Boone has already been the site of 47 Deery races and series events at Quad City and Maquoketa will complement weekly Late Model programs.With dealerships located in West Burlington, Iowa City, Ames, Pleasant Hill, Dubuque, Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Maquoketa, Deery Brothers again furnishes a portion of the series point fund.Points earned at series events again figure toward IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State standings.last_img read more

31 Aug

TT jumps in Caribbean Football Union (CFU) ranking

first_imgTT jumps in Caribbean Football Union (CFU) rankingTrinidad and Tobago’s emotional World Cup qualifying victory over the United States last Tuesday have propelled them to third in the Caribbean Football Union rankings after the release on Monday of the World Rankings by the sport’s world governing body.Moved up 16 placesThe Soca Warriors earned a significant jump in the World Rankings issued by FIFA, moving up 16 places to 83rd, making them the biggest movers in the Caribbean, following their emotional 2-1 victory that zapped the United States’ claims for a place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.The result was sweet revenge for the twin-island republic, after the Americans dealt them a similar blow in qualification for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy.Meanwhile, Antigua & Barbuda and Suriname have held onto their places in the top-10, but has swapped places, being sixth and seventh respectively. The Antiguans however, were the biggest losers in the region, dropping 19 places in the World to 136th.Grenada and Barbados have been the great beneficiary of the slide out of the top-10 by Guyana. They are now eighth and ninth ahead of the 10th-placed Dominican Republic with the Barbadians making a notable 10-place jump in the World Rankings to 160th.The next World/CFU rankings will be published on November 23.last_img read more

28 Aug

Take me to court over who owns national teams – Vanderpuye dares GFA

first_imgYouth and Sports Minister Nii Lantey Vanderpauye has dared the Ghana Football Association to challenge him in court that government does not own the national teams.There is a dispute over who owns the national teams after the Sports Ministry wrote to the Ghana Football Association last week in a controversial letter. The May 17 communication openly warned the GFA to desist from unilaterally organising and signing contracts and memoranda regarding friendly matches of the Black Stars and all other national teams.Last month, Nii Lantey also noted his displeasure at the FA for not including his outfit in a friendly involving Ghana’s Local Black Stars team and Japan – something the minsitry noted was happening for the second time.The former Sports broadcaster has reiterated that the national teams are for the state and that he hopes that action will not be repeated by the GFA.“If any member of the Ghana FA feels otherwise, they can write to me or go to court and say that I am claiming what constitutionally is not my mandate and authority- so they can go to court and restrain me from taking that path,” he told Joy FM’s Sports Track on Monday.Speaking in a very measure toned, Vanderpuye said, “I will not hesitate to take the most serious decision in the interest of Ghana football and Ghanaians if that thing happens again, I have got an informal response but it will be better for them to put it on paper so that we can continue a very healthy relationship.” These comments come on the back of an appearance by GFA member Kofi Manu on the Joy Sports Link on Saturday. In that interview, Manu had sought to justify the FA’s long-held view that they could take certain decisions without recourse to the sports ministry by quoting provisions in the Constitution of Ghana.But Vanderpuye is also adamant that if the GFA claims ownership of national teams, they should not not always fall on the state for funding.Manu’s view – held by many in the GFA – was that the sports ministry (and by extension the government of Ghana) only had a “social duty” to fund the national teams, and that per the rules of FIFA, the GFA was the only body mandated to call the shots where national teams were concerned.”The national teams are all products of the GFA, which is the country’s officially mandated representative, and not the government of Ghana”, Manu told Nathaniel Attoh. And Vanderpuye, who stance against FA unilateralism is legendary, repeated his subtle warnings on Monday. “Once this thing [where the GFA signs matches for friendly matches without government knowledge] happened and I have got a member of the GFA executive committee to say oh Honourable sorry it was an oversight and that it will not happen again, I have taken it in good faith because I respect the opinion of that person and I know it will not happen again.” “We are supposed to work together in the interest of Ghana Football and  I wouldn’t want to go on a path of any strange relationship with anybody- I would want to be respected and I would respect everybody.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more