Tagged with: Community fundraising Recruitment / people South West 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. 23 total views, 1 views today 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 Howard Lake | 22 December 2009 | News www.mercyships.org.uk Mercy Ships UK has appointed its first Community Fundraiser in the South West region as part of its efforts to expand its activity in the UK.Christine Hartley joined Mercy Ships this month with more than six years experience in the fundraising sector. Working with volunteers, she will cover fundraising activities across areas Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Bristol.She joined Mercy Ships from Muscular Dystrophy Campaign where she was regional Fundraising Manager for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. Before that she worked as Community Fundraiser for Barnardo’s. Advertisement Mercy Ships UK appoints its first Community Fundraiser
Six month experimentThe Giving Frequency project will run for six months, with live analytics of user behaviour on the revised Givey platform available on request. The results will be published in a book due to be published in December 2015.Erasmus welcomes contributions and feedback on the videos and the project. Contributors will be rewarded with a reference in the published book. What matters is not how much you give but how often. That is the idea behind a new social experiment launched by British entrepreneur Dave Erasmus, creator of the Givey donation platform.He, like many fundraisers, wants to understand how we can replicate the rapid outpouring of charitable giving seen in the #ALSicebuckethchallenge in August. But he is not thinking of how to replicate it in the form of yet one more hashtag-driven viral campaigns, or even 100 of them. Instead he is asking: “How can we make this happen every single day?”Giving Frequency projectHis Giving Frequency project is testing his belief that giving is good for us, and that social platforms now provide sufficient incentive and reward for giving to become a normal part of our everyday lives. By understanding the online giving culture more he is working to to identify factors that could encourage people to develop an ‘every day giving habit’, so that spontaneous social giving becomes a normal everyday activity not a difficult to replicate one-off.The project opened this week with a series of video interviews with leaders in the world of charitable giving, philanthropy, economics and neuroscientists. These are designed to present the current understanding of what ‘state of the art’ giving looks like right now. The first interview is with Roots & Shoots founder Dr Jane Goodall. Givey hosts giving frequency experiment [message_box title=”Givey statistics in 2014 to date” color=”blue”]569 charities have received donationsDonations total £350,000 since 1 JanuaryTop 100 charities on the platform have each received £1,000+[/message_box] Howard Lake | 14 November 2014 | News 50 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Givey ice bucket challenge Research / statistics Givey redeveloped to showcase giving frequencyErasmus is using his Givey platform to host the experiment. His team have redeveloped the platform with some changes that will help test his ideas.From now on, the 16,000 users of the platform will not be able to disclose the amount that they donate. Instead, the value of their contribution will be represented by the frequency with which they donate. The frequency will be a mandatory and public feature of an individual’s Givey profile.Social interactions and sharing have also been enhanced to encourage a stronger peer to peer influence, and to map the impact of this.To help boost giving, Givey has reduced charges for business clients, to allow more employers to incentivise workplace giving by matching employee donations. Advertisement Dave Erasmus, founder of Givey 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.
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What’s Really Driving the Real Estate Market? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Drilling Down Delinquency Data Next: Diversity: Influencing the Mortgage Industry About Author: Brianna Gilpin August 24, 2017 1,257 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / What’s Really Driving the Real Estate Market? Share Save Tagged with: Mortgage deduction Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Print This Post Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Mortgage deduction 2017-08-24 Brianna Gilpin The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago According to Robert Shiller, the housing market could falter if the mortgage interest deduction is reformed. See what else he had to say in the Video Spotlight.Editors Note: To see previous coverage and opinions on this topic, click here.Mortgage interest deduction would affect small amount of taxpayers: Yale University’s Robert Shiller from CNBC. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago
News UpdatesCan Degrees Be Given To Students Online With Digital Signatures?, Delhi HC Asks Delhi University To Consider Karan Tripathi22 July 2020 1:56 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi University to consider the feasibility of making a special interface for providing degrees to students through an online mode with digital signatures. The Single Bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh has directed the Computer Cell as well as the Dean of Examinations of the Delhi University to look into the issue of making a special…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 Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi University to consider the feasibility of making a special interface for providing degrees to students through an online mode with digital signatures. The Single Bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh has directed the Computer Cell as well as the Dean of Examinations of the Delhi University to look into the issue of making a special cell/online portal for the distribution of degree certificates, marksheets, and addressing the grievances of the students. The court said: ‘Professionals whose services are required in the pandemic are being forced to move to the courts to get their degree certificates even after 2 years of graduating. There is no reason as to why the Delhi University can’t adopt technologically advanced modes to ensure that students are not inconvenienced.’ The order has come in a writ petition moved by certain MBBS graduates from Lady Hardinge Medical College, who had graduated in 2018, but have not received their degree certificates yet. Mr Sarthak Maggon, who appeared for the Petitioners, submitted that due to the non-availability of the degrees, the said graduates are finding out impossible to apply for their residence programmes in the United States of America. Delhi University, on the other hand, submitted that it has started the tender process and is at the final stage of finalising an agreement with a printer for printing degree certificates. The University further submitted that the opening date for bids is August 03, and the final contract shall tentatively be finalised by the first week of August. While pulling up the University for such an unsatisfactory excuse, the court said: ‘This will go on forever at this rate. DU can’t say that it doesn’t have a printer. You should look for alternative modes, issue online degrees with digital signatures. We need to have an alternative mechanism, students can’t continue to suffer like this.’ The court further highlighted that if its orders can be made available online with digital signatures, why can’t the same be done by the Delhi University. In light of these observations, the court directed both the Computer Cell as well as the Dean of Examinations to be present on the next date of hearing. The court will next take up this matter on July 23. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Top StoriesIncome Tax Returns Deadline For Various Categories Extended LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK30 Dec 2020 6:29 AMShare This – xThe Ministry of Finance on Wednesday (30th December) announced that it has extended the due date for filing of income tax returns for the financial year 2019-2020 (AY 2020-21) in the manner as follows: (A) The due date for furnishing of Income Tax Returns for the taxpayers (including their partners) who are required to get their accounts audited [for whom the due date as per the…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 Ministry of Finance on Wednesday (30th December) announced that it has extended the due date for filing of income tax returns for the financial year 2019-2020 (AY 2020-21) in the manner as follows: (A) The due date for furnishing of Income Tax Returns for the taxpayers (including their partners) who are required to get their accounts audited [for whom the due date as per the Income Tax Act is 31st October, 2020 and which was extended to 30th November, 2020 and then to 31st January. 2021] has been extended to 15th February, 2021. (B) The due date for furnishing of Income Tax Returns for the taxpayers who are required to furnish report in respect of international/specified domestic transactions [for whom the due date as per the Act is 30th November, 2020 and which was extended to 31st January, 2021] has been extended to 15th February, 2021. (C) The due date for furnishing of Income Tax Returns for the other taxpayers [for whom the due date as per the Act was 31st July, 2020 and which was extended to 30th November, 2020 and then to 31st December, 2020] has been extended to 10th January, 2021.Ministry of Finance extends deadline for filing income tax returns by individuals by 10 days to January 10, [email protected] @FinMinIndia @nsitharamanoffc pic.twitter.com/wNbrqAzJyX— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) December 30, 2020 The date for furnishing of various audit reports under the Act including tax audit report and report in respect of international/specified domestic transaction has also been extended to 15th January, 2021. · The last date for making a declaration under Vivad Se Vishwas Scheme has been extended to 31st January, 2021 from 31st December, 2020. · The dale for passing of orders under Vivad Se Vishwas Scheme which was required to be passed by 30th January. 2021 has been extended to 31st January, 2021. · The dale for passing of order or issuance of notice by the authorities under the Direct Taxes & Benami Acts which are required to be passed/ issued/ made by 30th March, 2021 has also been extended to 31st March, 2021. It may be noted that in view of the challenges faced by taxpayers in meeting the statutory and regulatory compliances due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Government brought the Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions) Ordinance, 2020 (‘the Ordinance’) on 31st March, 2020 which, inter alia, extended various time limits. The Ordinance has since been replaced by the Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act. Now, the Ministry has decided to further extend the deadlines which were once extended as per the notification issued on June 24. Further, in order to provide relief to small and middle class taxpayers, the said notification dated 24th June, 2020 had also extended the due date for payment of self-assessment tax for the taxpayers whose self-assessment tax liability is up to Rs. 1 lakh. Accordingly, the due date for payment of self-assessment tax for taxpayers whose self-assessment tax liability is up to Rs. 1 lakh has been extended to 15th February, 2021 for the taxpayers mentioned in para 4(a) and para 4(b) and to 10th January. 2021 for the taxpayers mentioned in para 4(c).Importantly, the Government has also extended the due date of furnishing of annual return under section 44 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 for the financial year 2019-20 from 31st December, 2020 to 28th February, 2021.CBIC extends due date of furnishing of annual return under Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 for the financial year 2019-20 to 28th February, [email protected]_india @nsitharamanoffc @FinMinIndia pic.twitter.com/EiBkUu2HC2— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) December 30, 2020 Click Here To Download Press Release[Read Press Release Here]Next Story
iStock(PRIMM, Nev.) — Authorities are looking for a person suspected of killing more than 40 federally protected burros along the California and Nevada border.The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has offered a $58,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.“With the increasing reward now on the table, we’re confident that someone will come forward with actionable information soon. The cruelty involved in shooting these burros and leaving them to die warrants prosecution to the fullest extent of the law,” according to William Perry Pendley, BLM’s deputy director for policy and programs.BLM says a total of 42 wild burros have been killed along Interstate 15 between Halloran Springs, California, and Primm, Nevada, since May.ABC station KABC-TV reported that some of the burros were found near a waterhole with gunshot wounds in their neck.“We are outraged and heartbroken with these acts of animal cruelty on these innocent animals. We hope those responsible will be brought to justice swiftly,” Chad Cheatham of Donkeyland Rescue, a nonprofit organization that helps to rescue injured and abandoned wild burros, told ABC News.The BLM is leading the investigation along with several other agencies such the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the California Highway Patrol and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.Anyone with information has been asked to contact the WeTip hotline at 800-782-7463 or visit www.wetip.com.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Dr Monarch, the co-clinical director of the primary care network which incorporates all three surgeries, thanked the school for “bending over backwards” to accommodate the medical staff. The Cherwell School, a secondary school in North Oxford, has become the first vaccination centre in the city. Patients at Banbury Road Medical Centre, Summertown Health Centre and 19 Beaumont Street Surgery are all set to receive their jabs at the site. Over the weekend healthcare professionals planned to deliver over 1,000 vaccines to the most vulnerable Oxford residents. Meanwhile, a local landlord has offered his pubs as vaccination sites, even if it means losing out on more than £250,000 in business grants from the government. “The hospitality sector has the venues, it has the infrastructure, the venues are sitting empty, and our offer even includes a contribution towards the cost of the scheme. We want to help the Government and the people of the UK beat COVID-19 because the quicker we’re vaccinated, the more lives we save, the more jobs we save, the more businesses we save, and we’re prepared to do whatever it takes to see that happen.” The first vaccinations in the Oxford community have been given to elderly and vulnerable residents in the gym of a local school. He also noted that other venues in Oxford had been keen to allow healthcare staff to use their own spaces as temporary vaccination clinics in order to speed up the rollout of the vaccine. The gym was deemed a suitable site for vaccinations given its high roof and ample space for social distancing. Image: Labpluto123 / Wikimedia Commons. Mr King, who manages pubs in areas around Oxford, such as Abingdon and Witney, believes it will be more beneficial to both the economy and society in the long run to ensure everyone is vaccinated as quickly as possible. “Our pubs have large indoor spaces and in some cases large car parks and accommodation, which could accommodate large numbers of people around the clock. Clearly, the money offered by the Chancellor yesterday would help us in the short-term, but realistically the only way all of us can get back to normal is to get the country vaccinated. We would rather let the Government keep their hand-out to invest it in using hospitality venues as vaccination centres for the greater good of all. Initially the Pfizer vaccine has been rolled out to patients in the community. However, the surgeries plan to begin to use the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in care homes across the city this week. Dermot King, the chief executive of Oakman Inns, said “The only route to any normality is through mass vaccination and for that the NHS needs to be able to work at scale. The entire hospitality industry is desperate to re-open as quickly as possible before we have huge scale redundancies across the sector.
HENDERSON, Ky. (July 9, 2016) — Horse owner-breeder Bobby Hunt had wanted to run Betrothal and Runaway Betty on the same day last year at Ellis Park. But the 2-year-old Runaway Betty hadn’t progressed far enough to make her first start.Making this highly unusual is that Runaway Betty is Betrothal’s only foal.But instead Hunt, a prominent Lexington equine surgeon, had to settle for mom and daughter winning at Ellis 51 weeks apart. Betrothal, off a four-year layoff at age 8, won last July 18 in a $4,000 claiming race for horses who hadn’t won in a year – a condition for which she qualified with three years spare. Fast forward to Friday’s Ellis card, and the now 3-year-old Runaway Betty won her debut by a head at 10-1 odds in a $38,000 maiden race for Hunt and his brother, Don, who trains the horses.“She had a tendon injury when she was 4, so I retired her from racing,” Bobby Hunt said of Betrothal. “She was a real nice little race mare. I bred her when she was 6 and had this foal. She was out in the back 40, turned out with the cattle, just turning 8. I felt sorry for her because she was bored, covered in ice when we had the ice storm.“So I brought her back up and we started riding her, because she was always a pretty mover, and I thought we’d make a show horse out of her. She picked up the bit a little too aggressively for that, so we said, ‘Heck, let’s try to train her some more.’ She kind of went through her paces in training. My goal last year was to run the 2-year-old and her mother on the same day. But Betty wasn’t far enough along and I decided to hold back and run her as a 3-year-old. We just wanted to give Betrothal one last hurrah.”Betrothal was a won-and-done, going back into retirement and quite happy this go-round running around a field with broodmares. “I’ll breed her next year,” Hunt said. “I just breed them every couple of years. It’s just a golf game to me, a recreational thing.”Meanwhile, the Hunts have high hopes for Runaway Betty, whom they think ultimately will be a two-turn grass horse.“She’s very professional, has a real Quarter-Horse mind to her, everyone in the family does,” Bobby Hunt said. “Just very studious, a good solid, strong horse who from Day One knew what she was supposed to do instinctively.”Fast start for local trainersRunaway Betty was one of six locally-trained horses to win in the meet’s first three days, with Kelly Ackerman taking Friday’s first race with Ghostly Again ($15 to win). Jerry Greenwell (Emmett’s Dream) and Benjie Larue (Our Adieu) won last Sunday, with John Hancock (Elona) and Don Campbell (Virginia Walls) scoring on the July 2 opening card.Hancock, a third-generation trainer at Ellis Park, estimates that 70 percent of the horses racing here ship in from other tracks or training centers. He publicly predicted the locals would do well this meet, and then won the very first race.“The locals, they may not win the money races,” Hancock said. “But if you come in here with some horses with conditions, medium-range horses and cheap maidens, the locals will do more than hold their own. And this number will go up.”Greenwell, who has been training close to 40 years and is part of a big farming family in the region, has four horses, all of whom he owns. He lives 22 miles away in Union County, Ky., and points toward Ellis every summer. Emmett’s Dream was one of two horses that Greenwell claimed at Churchill Downs in preparation for this meet.“Winning is a big deal whether you have six horses or one,” he said. “Losing comes pretty frequent and winning doesn’t happen every often. I farmed and then I got to fooling with these horses and I quit farming and rented my farm out. This is home. That’s why I claimed those horses at Churchill, to run here.”Churchill Downs Racing Club makes road tripGary Palmisano, Churchill Downs’ VIP player-services manager, expects between 100 and 150 people to be at Ellis Park to watch the 2-year-old colt Warrior’s Club run for the second time in Sunday’s seventh race. The son of Warrior’s Reward was the first horse to start for the Churchill Downs Racing Club, with 200 people putting up $500 apiece for the experience of having part-ownership in a racehorse.The Churchill Downs Racing Club is a marketing concept pioneered by Emerald Downs in Washington State. Churchill Downs Inc. executive director of racing Mike Ziegler knew a good idea when he heard it a racing symposium, and the program was instituted at Churchill and its sister track, Arlington Park. Ownership in Warrior’s Club filled up so quickly that a second 2-year-old, the filly Dial Me, was purchased by another 200 people. Both horses were picked out and trained by Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas. The investors do not receive training or expense bills, those paid with their upfront money. Palmisano said a decision on what to do with the horses will be made when the money is close to running out.Both horses were fifth at Churchill Downs in their first start. Palmisano expects some of the owners in Dial Me to part of the group Sunday.“Both groups have taken a liking to each other’s horse,” he said. “There’s a ton of camaraderie. So yes, this is the Group 1 horse, but there quite a few of Group 2 folks who will be coming along. And obviously they have spouses and kids and everybody who tags along. We’ll have quite a contingency.”Palmisano said about two-thirds of the partners are from Kentucky. “But after that, 30 other states are represented, including Hawaii and Maine and a couple of people from Canada,” he said. “Which is pretty cool.”Warrior’s Club is the tepid 7-2 favorite in the field of nine, but probably will be a shorter prize, judging on how Dial Me and he were bet in their debuts.“I think we have a pretty big shot,” Palmisano said. “I imagine that if the Brendan Walsh and Steve Asmussen (first-time starters) were really, really live, they would have run the last weekend at Churchill. I’m anticipating those probably being second- or third-stringers. If that’s the case, our horse, with a race under his belt and picking up (the anti-bleeder medication) Lasix for the first time, probably will be tough to beat.”Geary, Johnsen can resume racing horses at their tracksOne byproduct of the Churchill Downs Racing Club is the fact that Ellis racetrack owner Ron Geary and Kentucky Downs’ co-owner Corey Johnsen can race their horses at their tracks. The past few years, thoroughbred racetrack owners in Kentucky could not run at their tracks, though that did not apply to stock-holders or board of directors at Churchill and Keeneland.Kentucky Horse Racing Commission executive editor Marc Guilfoil said that Rick Hiles, the trainer who also is president of the Kentucky division of the Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association, asked that the policy – established under a former regulatory regime – be revisited, given that a horse so closely aligned with Churchill Downs ran there.Guilfoil said he asked the stewards if they had any problem with changing the policy back to let owners run at their tracks, as is common in other states. “They said they didn’t have any problem with it,” he said. “If the stewards had a problem, we wouldn’t do it.”While Hiles trains for Geary, the Ellis owner said he wasn’t pushing the change. Still, he’s delighted to be able to run again here.“When I bought Ellis 10 years ago, I had maybe three to six horses in any one year, and I thought it would be fun to race here,” Geary said. “And the first four or five years I did, and it was truly fun. I had some of my better horses then, which made it even better. But apparently the rule changed with what they’re doing at Churchill Downs, so it appears Corey and I will be able to run at our tracks. Quite frankly, I’m very excited about it. I only have two horses, and one is a filly, ($110,462-earner) Northern Connect, that is growing and developing, so I’m excited about her.”Geary also has Northern Connect’s unraced 4-year-old brother by 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, named Connect A Peg, stabled at Ellis with trainer Wayne French.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail