Fundraising For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis [amzn_product_post]Fundraising For Dummies, 3rd Edition shows you how to take advantage of the latest strategies and resources available for raising money through everything from special events to online donations, in both good and bad economic times. The authors teach you how to market your organization using the most up–to–date tools and technologies available through the Internet. This expanded edition also offers information about philanthropy and tax law.• Contains new tips and techniques for creating materials that bring in contributions and support for the more than 1.4 million charitable and nonprofit organizations in the United States• Explains how to use social media to keep donors and volunteers engaged through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Web technologies Advertisement Fundraising For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))  8 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 Researching massive growth in giving. • Covers grassroots online fundraising and how to host big events on a shoestring budgetYou′ll also find tips on negotiating without alienating donors and developing long–term organizational goals. All these strategies are what makes this resource indispensable! Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | Newslast_img read more

U.S. spreads chaos in the Middle East

first_imgU.S. special forces in Syria.U.S. imperialism’s deteriorating position in the Middle East was confirmed on Jan. 16 by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s bold assertion for U.S. plans in Syria. The arrogant statement was followed, within hours, by almost immediate backpedaling.Tillerson’s talk at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University confirmed that the only hope of maintaining U.S. domination is another desperate attempt to close all borders and dismember the entire region. But the latest plan has also created a rupture in NATO, the oldest and largest U.S.-commanded military alliance.Meanwhile, Turkish planes bombed 100 positions in Syria of U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG forces (the Kurdish acronym for People’s Protection Units) on Jan. 21.As the war in Syria stretches into the seventh year, Tillerson grandly announced the U.S. military will remain in Syria indefinitely. The newest U.S. plan is to create and train a military border force of 30,000 soldiers. The secretary of state also arrogantly restated the U.S. demand that has met with failure for seven years: the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the overthrow of the Syrian Arab Republic government.This was not the first mention of new U.S. plans there. General Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, said on Dec. 24 that a training program was being established for Kurdish and Arab fighters to become a permanent U.S. occupying force in Syria. Votel declared, “What we don’t want to do is leave a mess.” (, Dec. 24)In fact, U.S. long-term plans are to permanently divide Syria and Iraq and expand their imperialist “mess” into Iran.Since Jan. 14, news reports around the world reported U.S. plans to create a new “border force” in Syria on the borders of Turkey and Iraq. This U.S. plan would separate the oil-rich northern region from the rest of Syria, create a mini-state and close the borders.Washington said it would help Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of militias in northern and eastern Syria led by Kurdish YPG militias, to set up a new 30,000-strong border force.A flurry of other U.S. statements drew out this plan more explicitly.The coalition’s Public Affairs Office said: “The base of the new force is essentially a realignment of approximately 15,000 members of the SDF to a new mission in the Border Security Force as their actions against ISIS [the Islamic State group, IS] draw to a close.” (Reuters, Jan. 14)Before the announcement of a new U.S. plan to occupy and divide the region, numerous commentators described an unprecedented development with the defeat of IS – open borders among Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Turkey. The whole region has been divided since the 1991 U.S. war to recolonize and divide Iraq.Turkey immediately slammed this new plan of a permanent U.S. occupation through an alliance with YPG Kurdish forces in Syria. Turkey warned of military action against the U.S.-armed and -protected YPG forces.In the face of Turkey’s fierce opposition, Tillerson claimed, “That entire situation has been misportrayed, misdescribed, some people misspoke. We are not creating a border security force at all.” (aljazeera, Jan. 18)The Kurdish NationTurkey’s great fear is that a “border force” of U.S.-armed Kurdish militias will siphon off advanced U.S.-supplied weapons, including anti-aircraft missiles, to Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) forces in Turkey.Although there are 1.5 to 2 million Kurds in Syria, there are almost 20 million nationally oppressed Kurds in Turkey. Making up 20 percent of population, they are the majority population in southern Turkey, bordering northern Syria, Iraq and Iran.For decades the Pentagon has armed Turkey and aided in the brutal repression of the Kurds, who resisted under the leadership of the PKK.But imperialism sees an opportunity to use the smaller Kurdish population in Syria, where they are 5 percent to 8 percent of the Syrian population, as a way to divide Syria. The Kurds in Syria are under the leadership of the Democratic Union Party (PYD); their armed units are the YPG. These are the main units of the U.S.-armed Syrian Democratic Forces.U.S. imperialism used a similar scenario to impose a division on Iraq. This is imperialism’s divide-and-rule strategy for the entire region. Using the Kurds’ national aspirations for a temporary U.S. military or political advantage, and then cynically dropping them, dates back to Henry Kissinger.The Kurds are a historically oppressed nation with a distinct language and culture, numbering over 30 million people. They are the largest nation without a state. They live in the underdeveloped, mountainous region spanning four countries: southern Turkey and northern Iraq, Iran and Syria.Some 72 Turkish jets bombed U.S.-backed Kurdish militias in Syria on Jan. 21. The Turkish news agency Anadolu reported that jets bombed more than 100 targets, including an air base, in the first day of air operations against YPG militias. The operation targeted YPG barracks, shelters, positions, weapons, vehicles and equipment.Each U.S. maneuver has created greater destruction, but the U.S. has been unable to consolidate its position in the region or gain stable allies.U.S. divide-and-destroy tacticsSince 2011 the U.S. has covertly armed a whole series of conflicting militias and mercenaries.With a wink and a nod from U.S. forces in the region, which were arming numerous extremist militias, Saudi Arabia and Turkey armed the fanatical IS army. This became an excuse for open U.S. bombing of Syrian infrastructure.The U.S. military command pulled 19 other NATO and Gulf countries into the war in Syria. This military onslaught was totally uninvited by the Syrian government.The Syrian government appealed to Iran, Russia and Hezbollah forces in Lebanon to aid them in defeating IS and the Pentagon-funded militias and mercenaries. This forced Washington to change tactics, but not its objective — the recolonization of the region.U.S.-imposed sanctions against Iraq and then Syria were an effort to destroy all forms of normal economic exchange and to shut down all commercial and social life. The U.S. occupation of Iraq divided the country into walled-off mini-states with checkpoints and inspections. All borders were closed. U.S. intervention in Syria was designed to do the same thing.U.S. wars in the region have displaced more than 10 million people and decimated the region. They have created animosity and suspicion on every side, divided the corrupt and brutal feudal Gulf state regime aligned with imperialism, and are now dividing the oldest U.S. military alliance — NATO.But after seven years of war and 15 years of sanctions, U.S. imperialism has still not succeeded in destroying the sovereign government of the Syrian Arab Republic.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention Underway

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention Underway By Gary Truitt – Nov 16, 2015 The Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention got underway Sunday at the Convention Center in Indianapolis. Thousands of Farm Bureau members will attend workshops, mingle with state lawmakers on organization day, and elect new leaders for the organization. Hoosier Ag Today will provide on location coverage.  The election of a new IFB President will take place on Tuesday, with the announcement expected early Tuesday afternoon.Here are a few highlights of the convention:The election for INFB president will be held during the delegate session, slated for Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. During the delegate session, delegates may also choose to discuss issues that have arisen or changed since the main delegate session in August.Don Villwock delivers his final annual address as state president during the general session on Monday, Nov. 16, which runs from 6-8:15 p.m.Breakout sessions are offered on Monday and cover topics including organic grain production, consumer buying habits, policy priorities and more. Sessions on issues related to Farm Bureau’s policy advisory committees run Monday morning.The final round of the Young Farmer Discussion Meet is on Monday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.Recognition for winners of the Young Farmer program awards, Rural Teacher of the Year, Farm Family of the Year and Hovde Award is on Monday at 1:30 p.m. Finalists for the Young Farmer Achievement Award are: Matt and Brianna Chapman, Henry County; Craig and Mindy Fruechte, Adams County; and Jacob and Jennifer Walker, DeKalb County. Finalists for the Young Farmer Excellence in Agriculture Award are: Jeremy and Lindsay Barron, Noble County; Jeff Demerly, White County; and Mike and Sarah Hertsel, Elkhart County. SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleThe Truth is We Just Don’t Care EnoughNext articleParis Attacks Will Pressure Oil Prices Gary Truitt Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention Underwaylast_img read more

TCU aims to dismantle stereotypes as it hosts Native American and Indigenous Peoples Day Symposium

first_imgFacebook Previous articleTCU police warn students to be wary of strangers asking for ridesNext articleSizzle Reel Season 2 Episode 5 Corinne Hildebrandt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Corinne Hildebrandt What we’re reading: Arrivals in Argentina ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Corinne Hildebrandt Twitter Parking lot closures cause new problems for students printLast year, students who identify as Native American made up 0.7 percent of the student body according to the TCU fact book. For Senior Albert Nungaray, this lack of representation made him feel isolated his first semester as a transfer student he said. Nungaray said that even though he loved his experiences at TCU and becoming a Horned Frog was one of the best decisions of his life, it wasn’t always sunshine.“I’ll admit, there was a culture shock that took some time to get used to,” he said. “My first semester after I transferred was a disaster.”He said some students called out racial slurs as he passed by and would even question him because they felt threatened. The first Native American and Indigenous Peoples Day Symposium, which was held last year, helped him see that he was not alone. Nungaray is now a panelist for this year’s symposium to be held Monday night at 7 p.m. in the Brown Lupton University Ballroom. Organizers said it’s part of an effort to raise awareness and strengthen ties to the Native American community. The day will end with a presentation from Matika Wilbur, a Swinomish and Tulalip photographer who through her Project 562 is taking portraits of citizens from all 562 federally recognized tribes in the U.S. Dr. Scott Langston, an instructor in the department of religion, said Wilbur’s presentation is a great way for students to recognize the damage that stereotyping can cause and to create a more accurate and modern understanding to see that the views people hold aren’t always correct. “The literacy level of our campus regarding Native Americans is pretty low,” he said. “I think this is a very important conversation for us to have as a campus to understand who are Native peoples and to address the stereotypes that are almost entrenched in our minds.”Langston said he hopes the conversations to take place Monday will serve as the starting point in creating a diversity that allows people to build bridges to the surrounding Native American communities.Last year’s symposium generated a lot of positive energy Nungaray said, that led to the formation of the first Native and Indigenous Students Association (NISA) on campus, which Nungaray helped found. “Problems don’t go away if we ignore them,” Nungaray said. “We’re not just trying to make people feel guilty or something. This is an important dialogue that needs to happen.” Nungaray acknowledged that just like any university, TCU is not perfect, but he said he appreciates the steps the campus is making to improve the overall community by hosting events like the symposium.“People need to realize that these stereotypes and racial issues are not a thing of the past,” he said. “We are not a thing of the past. We’re still here, and there are things that need fixing.“ + posts Linkedin Corinne Hildebrandt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Corinne Hildebrandt What we’re reading: Controversy in D.C. Linkedin Facebook ReddIt Fort Worth B-Cycle looks to attract more riders Corinne Hildebrandt Twitter Corinne Hildebrandt is a sophomore journalism major and sociology minor from Wayne, Illinois. She enjoys staying active and has a difficult time sitting still for long periods of time. When she’s not reporting, Corinne is most likely on the go exploring the many restaurants (and ice cream shops) that Fort Worth has to offer. Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Journalist Li Yuanlong gets two years in prison for “subversive” Internet articles

first_img Related documents liyuanlong.pdfPDF – 128.85 KB Organisation News Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific News News News Help by sharing this information RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more 中文版本Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay at the sentence of two years in prison and two years loss of civil rights handed down today by a court in Bijie in the southwestern province of Guizhou on journalist Li Yuanlong of the Bijie Ribao daily newspaper for “inciting subversion of the state” in articles he posted on the Internet.The organisation also condemned the way the authorities took Li’s family hostage to make him write a “confession” for the trial, which was held in May although the verdict was not issued until today.“Li just did his job as a journalist by reporting on the hardships experienced by the poorest sectors of the population in the Chinese countryside,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He even raised funds to enable children to go back to school. It is an outrage that a person of such courage and integrity is being sent to prison.”Li’s lawyer, Li Jianqiang, said today on 64Tianwang : “The verdict and the entire judicial procedure are completely senseless. The Bijie court was accountable to higher authorities, which is the reason they took so long to issue a verdict.” He added that, despite everything, “this sentence is relatively light compared with other similar cases” and that he would discuss the possibility of an appeal with the family.Li’s family spent several months without any news of him following his arrest on 29 September 2005. He was finally formally charged on 9 February, but then his trial was postponed three times. According to a journalist writing for Boxun, the Guizhou Public Security Bureau needed all this time to prepare a case against him.In the end, the bureau reportedly kidnapped his wife and held her in a hotel room for 10 days and detained his 16-year-old son for a week in order to force him to write his “confession,” a 20,000-word document in which he admitted to “defaming the socialist system.” It was cited by the prosecution during the trial.Li posted many essays on the Internet in which he criticised the shortcomings of contemporary Chinese society and called for more freedom and democracy. Two of his essays, entitled “Becoming American in Spirit” and “The Banal Nature of Life and the Lamentable Nature of Death,” were considered particularly “serious” by the Communist Party of China.The party also criticised his reporting. “Li Yuanlong interviewed many poor children who were not getting any schooling,” his wife said last January. “The publication of his reports had a big impact and helped collect fund to pay for them to go back to school (…) The local party nonetheless banned him from publishing his interviews, accusing him of showing society in a negative light.”————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: Receive email alerts to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 27, 2021 Find out more July 13, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Li Yuanlong gets two years in prison for “subversive” Internet articles ChinaAsia – Pacific March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Journalist Ali Said badly beaten

first_img RSF_en News March 30, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Ali Said badly beaten Journalist Ali Said of the magazine Radio wa Telvesa was badly beaten by thugs following an interview in which the actress Yetimad Khurshid, widow of the secret police chief under former President Gamal Adbel Nasser, talked about crimes ordered by Safwat Al-Sherif, former secretary-general of the then-ruling National Democratic Party and information minister for 22 years. Reporters Without Borders said the recent wave of physical attacks and arrests recalled the practices of the Mubarak years. center_img Organisation Help by sharing this informationlast_img

Directors’ bonuses rise by 34 per cent

first_img Comments are closed. Directors’ bonuses rise by 34 per centOn 5 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Bonus payments boosted the earnings of UK company directors by 13 per centin 2001, according to research by the Institute of Management. The survey shows that average bonuses rose from £20,856 to £28,071 in the 12months to January 2001 – a rise of 34 per cent. This jump in directors’ pay follows a 1.2 per cent drop in 1999. The research shows that the average annual total earnings of companydirectors is £121,011 and the average age is 50. Mary Chapman, director-general of the Institute of Management, said,”This big rise in bonus payments reveals the extent of economic buoyancyand business confidence in the UK during the period covered by the research. Directors in the food, drink and tobacco industries enjoyed the biggestearnings rise at 20.4 per cent, with directors of engineering companies a closesecond. It also shows managers below the rank of director received an average increasein overall income of 5.5 per cent. There were significant regional variationsin managers’ income, with those in East Anglia benefiting from an increase of10.5 per cent compared with managers in the North receiving less than 4 percent. There has been a steep rise in the number of companies experiencing problemsin recruiting and retaining managers according to the survey. More than a thirdof the 421 companies surveyed have had problems with recruitment, compared with23 per cent the previous year. Karen Higginbottom Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

News story: Laura Jane report and flyer published

first_img Press enquiries during office hours 01932 440015 Press enquiries out of hours 020 7944 4292 Our report on the fatal capsize of the fishing vessel Laura Jane on 7 May 2018, is now published.The report contains details of what happened, the subsequent actions taken and recommendation made: read more.A safety flyer to the fishing industry summarising the accident and detailing the safety lessons learned, has also been produced.center_img Press enquirieslast_img

Watch Pro-Shot Video of Prince Tribute at Cervantes Ft. Members of The Disco Biscuits, The Motet, Digital Tape Machine and More

first_imgOn Friday night at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, CO, a packed house gathered together to get through this thing called life with an epic tribute to the recently passed Prince Rogers Nelson. And with no shortage of recent tragedies, for a few hours at least, the love was truly in the air. A lineup consisting of Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits), Dave Watts (The Motet), Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine), Nick Gerlach (Turbo Suit), Gabriel Mervine (The Motet), Cory Baker, and singers Nephrok (The Nephrok! Allstars), Tanya Shylock, and Emily Clark put on a two-set rocker of a show.The band came out of the gates strong with a “Let’s Go Crazy” opener that got the room heated up rather quickly. Lead singer Nephrok, dressed in full Prince attire, showcased some serious vocals skills, along with Tanya Shylock and Emily Clark. The first set featured early Prince hits such as “1999”, “Raspberry Beret”, “Cream”, and a super funky “DMSR (Dance Music Sex Romance)” that had every booty in the house shaking. Set two continued in the same fashion, as the group let things fly off the handle with some outstanding solos from Marcus Rezak on guitar and Aron Magner on keys leading the way. The Motet drummer Dave Watts and bassist Cory Baker’s rhythm section laid down some serious grooves all night, while Nicholas Gerlach and Gabriel Mervine rounded things out nicely on sax and trumpet, respectively, especially on “Sexy MF”. A fitting end to the second set, “Purple Rain” saw the entire house sing along while Rezak triumphed on one of the most epic guitar solos ever written.As the encore of “1 + 1 + 1 is 3” ended the evening, you could feel the love for one of the most unique and talented artists to ever grace this Earth. Prince was taken from us too soon, but with incredible tributes such as what occurred last night at Cervantes with a stellar lineup of musicians, his music will always live on. Purple RainA Love Bizarre[Pro-shot video courtesy of Jackson Gould and SassTV]Prince Tribute Setlist – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – 7/8/16Set 1:Let’s Go Crazy1999Raspberry BeretLolitaCreamI Want To Be Your LoverLittle Red CorvetteDMSRA Love BizarreSet 2:KissControversyPop LifeSexy MFBambiNothing Compares 2 UDarling NikkiPurple RainEncore:1 + 1 + 1 is 3Photos by Bill McAlaine: Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Let It Go! Dismantle Your Operational Silos

first_imgBeing on the Professional Services side of VCE gives me a different perspective into how customers view converged infrastructure from an operations point of view. The major benefit of converged infrastructure deployment is without doubt the most difficult to address, How do I break down the operational silos?During an engagement the question of management of a Vblock often arises, it’s a question that needs to be asked more. In traditional IT this is quite a straight forward answer; the network team, the storage team but in the world of converged infrastructure this is where it gets interesting; Vblock is a blend of control over storage, network, and compute, so it’s often difficult to immediately assign ownership to one specific person or group. Here are some common conversation topics that relate to transformation:Should any one team be required to have ownership over the system? And if so – who is it?Should a new team be formed that has representatives of the three main technology group: server, storage, and network?Does the virtualization team, which is often a part of the server team, need access to storage, network and compute? So, what’s the answer?There’s no right answer to the transformation topics above because every organization is unique. However the key consideration across all three topics is to ensure that someone ultimately has ownership otherwise the blame game and finger pointing may become excessive and harmful, and potentially disruptive to the premise of removing the silos. To truly reap the rewards of the significant investment in converged infrastructure CIOs need to break down these siloes so that a single IT body delivers and takes ownership of all services throughout the business. This requires extensive skills in negotiation, removing the fear of staff thinking they are being diminished and helping technical experts relinquish their domain.Over time as IT operations teams have grown and matured, infrastructure subgroups would form to focus on complex domain-specific technologies. Servers, storage and networking all required deep subject matter expertise and a single-minded focus to keep up with the varying intricacies of implementation, operations and management. In large enterprises, fully staffed silos working in concert could leverage mountains of technology to great effect. But inevitably, turf battles, budget tightening and the fact that smaller organizations might not reach critical mass can make the silo approach costly and inefficient. The selling points to the individuals and the business are multi domain skills development and the implementation of a consultative and inclusive change management process.The hardest part is to Let It Go! The alternative to the removal of silos is the dysfunctional and unresponsive IT landscape we’re seeing today.Virtualization solutions at first helped the silo model by abstracting the user of traditional IT from its physical implementation. Increasingly independent silos of underlying infrastructure could then be designed and managed very differently, and hopefully optimally, from what the end client sees. In fact, virtualization became its own IT domain, adding yet another layer of IT silo complexity.With the ultimate goal of moving towards a software defined data centre (SDDC), cloud stacks and self service management and orchestration, IT must begin the transformation towards building skilled staff with multiple disciplines to remove the operational silos and as a result improve efficiency and ultimately deliver a better level of customer satisfaction through speed, agility and responsiveness.  Increased automation and integration is always good for organisations, but we are also seeing more and more interest in the compelling value of converged infrastructure for VDI, ROBO, and Test/Dev, if not for production clusters. Quickly deploying a converged solution may be a great way to head-off “shadow IT” efforts, as staging for cloud migration or hybrid cloud zones, or even as a target platform to bring back in-house costly cloud hosted apps with minimal effort.With this extra information in mind now is a good time to revisit the conversation topics raised earlier as the responses should now be able to have more context applied to them:1. Should any one team be required to have ownership over the system? And if so – who is it? Ultimately the newly formed IT body will have ownership not just over the system, but in fact all IT services. This group will be made up of the collective key stakeholders from the original silos but in a more consultative form, being able to share experiences and best practices amongst a broader group, providing bigger picture clarity and effective decision making across all IT services, and implementing more encompassing and effective change management.2. Should a new team be formed that has representatives of the three main technology group: server, storage, and network?Yes! As discussed above, the newly formed IT body will have key stakeholders from the previous technology silos working collectively as a single decision entity.3. Does the virtualization team, which is often a part of the server team, need access to storage, network and compute?This is probably the most difficult to answer as a definite because IT typically operates with a certain level of grey, but ultimately the virtualization team would now be absorbed within the new IT body because unlike traditional IT the virtual layer remains the one area that effectively plays across the previous technology silos in a converged infrastructure.One thing that is apparent is that silos are becoming more and more blurred with the idea of converged infrastructure, so Let It Go and reap the substantial reward of the operations transformation.last_img read more