Winners of first Researchers in Fundraising Awards announced

first_img 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. Winners of first Researchers in Fundraising Awards announced  25 total views,  2 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 The inaugural Researchers in Fundraising (RiF) Awards were held on Monday at a London event. The winners were announced by Elly Bohme and Alison Montgomery, who founded RiF, the special interest group for prospect researchers, twenty years ago.The event was sponsored by prospect and wealth research specialists Prospecting for Gold and Factary.The Prospecting for Gold Award for Prospect Research InnovationWinner: Stephen Jones, University of Leicester, for using LinkedIn to drive lead generation and enhance the major gift prospect pool.Runner up: Anna Behan, Edward Brown and Caroline Callaghan, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, for developing a prospect reporting system to manage, track and promote campaign reporting through SAS.The Factary Award for Prospect Research ImpactWinner: Caroline Callaghan, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, for driving solicitation through research: identifying, profiling and promoting a prospect to secure a £10m gift.Runner up: Rhoda McIntire, University of St Andrews, for successfully identifying, profiling and proposing attendees for the university’s 600th Anniversary Dinner, which raised £350,000 for scholarships.The Researchers in Fundraising Awards will run again in 2014. UK Fundraising will announce when they are open.Image: Searching a filing cabinet by Billdayone on Shutterstock.com Tagged with: Awards Prospect research Howard Lake | 20 November 2013 | Newslast_img read more

Ocean Infinity launches ‘Armada’

first_imgLargest fleet of unmanned surface robots and most environmentally sustainable company in the industry Ocean Infinity launches ‘Armada’. (Credit: Ocean Infinity) Ocean Infinity is excited to announce the launch of a new pioneering marine technology and data company, Armada.Armada, with a focus on combining technology and sustainability, will initially add fifteen bespoke designed marine robots to Ocean Infinity’s current fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles.The launch of Armada marks a major technological advance in the industry. Each unmanned surface robot will serve a wide range of industries by being fully equipped to perform a multiplicity of offshore data acquisition and intervention operations down to a depth of 6,000 meters. These robot ships will be capable of remotely deploying a wide range of the latest sensors as well as AUVs and ROVs for visual and acoustic data acquisition.Armada’s fleet requires neither people on board nor a host vessel nearby.  Instead they will be controlled and operated by experienced mariners via satellite communications from state of the art onshore facilities in both Austin (Texas) and Southampton (England). With zero people required at sea Armada operations are set to be the safest the industry has seen. The fleet approach produces up to 90% less CO2 than other conventional survey vessels, also making it the most environmentally sustainable company in the industry.Armada’s fleet is currently under construction and is expected to be deployable by the end of 2020.Oliver Plunkett, CEO for Ocean Infinity, said:“We’ve been driven to innovate by a desire to further reduce our impact on the environment and the time people spend at sea. We have built an outstanding team who boast world leading expertise to take this next stage of our business forward for the benefit of our clients and all those who work with us.The launch of Armada re-confirms Ocean Infinity as the leading marine robotics and ocean data company in the world. ”Dan Hook, Managing Director for Armada, said:“We are very excited to be launching Armada, which perfectly complements the other service offerings in the Ocean Infinity Group. The pioneering technology makes our operations world leading in terms of environmental sustainability and safety, whilst still achieving the very highest levels of data quality and value for our clients.  With no requirement for a host vessel, we are breaking new ground in the area of sub-sea technology and data.  We look forward to providing our existing and new clients with a best in class solution that will be revolutionary for the industry.” Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Dear Most Parents: You Are Boring.

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York … well, at least compared to the creatively cool inventors of Dinovember!Admittedly, I am a couple of days late, as this has been floating around for a couple of days (I mean, even Jaime Franchi has probably seen it by now…) but that’s OK because your nana probably doesn’t peruse Buzzfeed too much and when she sees this she will squeal in elderly delight.Of course, my first choice was to share the video from Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s latest press conference…But nana wouldn’t have approved.So, parents, click these words, and go read about these amazing people and see what they’ve done to make me declare all you other parents, boring.And parents, I’m sorry for making you feel inadequate. I’m sure your children love you just as much as theirs do.Then again, probably not. Because dinosaurs!last_img read more

PREMIUMTiny space-living: Jakartans squeeze into smaller, more affordable apartments

first_imgLOG INDon’t have an account? Register here apartment apartment-management housing housing-sector satellite-city Jakarta-housing Forgot Password ? Facebook Linkedin Topics : Log in with your social account With land expensive and hard to get and house prices rising in Jakarta, accommodation issues remain a challenge with many people shifting to tiny-space living for the sake of getting a roof over their head.The need for affordable living space, even if small, is seen as an opportunity with some property firms starting to develop smaller apartments, and studio units, of around 20 square meters.Wendy Haryanto, executive director of the Jakarta Property Institute (JPI), which mediates a dialogue between the government and real-estate players, said there was a growing business to provide apartment units of smaller size.She cited as an example the Osaka Riverview apartments — part of the 1,000-hectare Pantai Indah Kapuk 2 complex in North Jakarta owned by property giants Agung Sedayu Group and Salim Group. The apartment building, to be developed in 2022 according to its website, i… Googlelast_img read more

Netherlands roundup: Pension funds, social partners to tackle diversity

first_imgSubsequently, the pension fund organisation and StAr – which represents the biggest unions and employer associations – would flesh out best practices for increasing diversity and come up with policy proposals and a rota for appointing trustees, Koolmees said.The rota is meant to support an early search for new board members.Accountability boards to get approval over cross-border transfers The Pensions Federation and the Labour Foundation (StAr) are to collaborate to encourage Dutch pension funds to increase board diversity, social affairs minister Wouter Koolmees has announced.In a letter to parliament, Koolmees said many schemes still failed to comply with the Code Pensioenfondsen, which stipulates that every pension fund must have at least one female trustee as well as a board member of under 40 years old.According to the minister, 40% of the 240 pension funds lacked a woman on their board, while 65% of boards don’t have a younger trustee.He indicated that the federation would engage with non-compliant pension funds in order to hear about their “experiences and barriers”, starting with the country’s 20 largest schemes. Wouter Koolmees, social affairs ministerThe accountability boards (VO) of Dutch pension funds will be given the right of approval over transfers to cross-border schemes, social affairs minister Wouter Koolmees has said.Answering questions from parliament about the implementation of the IORP II directive, Koolmees said representatives of workers and pensioners would have to agree with such a transfer.However, he said this wouldn’t apply for a collective value transfer between Dutch entities “as this would remain subject to the Dutch prudential framework”.The Christian Democrats (CDA) indicated that the minister’s answer did not entirely dispel their fears regarding different supervision regimes abroad. The minister didn’t exclude the possibility that other EU member states would tax pension assets, the party said.However, Koolmees argued that pension funds considering a value transfer would logically take aspects of stability and taxation into account before making a decision.He emphasised that individual participants also had a right to object.last_img read more

Tale of 2 halves for St. Bonaventure, UW WNIT 3rd round matchup at Kohl Center

first_imgAfter jumping out to a 32-18 halftime lead, Wisconsin appeared on its way to the next round of the WNIT. However, St. Bonaventure came roaring back in the second half, outscoring the Badgers 38-19 en route to ending Wisconsin’s season.The Bonnies outplayed Wisconsin on both ends of the court in the second half after they had a poor first half. St. Bonaventure shot 54.2 percent in the second half and held the Badgers to only 6-of-29 shooting for a 20.7 percent clip after allowing 61.9 percent shooting in the first half.St. Bonaventure coach Jim Crowley credited a halftime adjustment that allowed the Bonnies to contest more shots as the reason why they were able to shut down Wisconsin.“One of the main things we wanted to do was take away their layups and their inside game, and we were getting caught on screens to give up layups in the first half,” Crowley said. “We were moving after the pass was thrown rather than when it was being thrown to get in position. We were getting screened off, and we talked about it at halftime and did a good job of adjusting, which allowed [us] to get a lot of contested shots.”St. Bonaventure blocked nine shots, with eight of them coming in the second half, effectively shutting down Wisconsin’s inside game. Tara Steinbauer, who had 12 points in the first half, was held to only a 3-pointer in the second half as the Bonnies blocked several of her shots and never allowed her open looks.“I don’t know if we’ve had nine blocks in the last 10 games combined,” Crowley said. “It’s just not something we do, but we were really able to get into position and contest those shots.”The Bonnies came out in the second half and immediately began to cut into Wisconsin’s lead. The lead was down to only five points four minutes into the second half and St. Bonaventure took their first lead with 6:51 left.“We’re disappointed in our second half,” Wisconsin coach Lisa Stone said. “It was Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde a little bit. It wasn’t just our offense. You can look at our 62 percent first half and 20 percent second half, but our offensive and defensive principles just broke down.”Steinbauer agrees with her coach and thinks that the Badgers strayed from their type of basketball.“I definitely would attribute [the loss] to the fact that we didn’t play Wisconsin-style basketball in the second half,” Steinbauer said. “In the first half, we came out and passed the ball to each other, had a bunch of assists, we were finding the open player, and then, I think in the second half, our principles staled.”Despite the disappointing end to the season, the Badgers are already looking forward to next year.“I think we had a great season,” Teah Gant said. “We played a lot better than people thought we would, so I think we need to take that into the offseason and still work hard just to get better for next season.”Steinbauer, a sophomore, is also looking forward to next season and is encouraged by the fact that the team is bringing back its entire lineup besides senior center Caitlin Gibson.“I think we’re very talented, and I think the thing sometimes overlooked is that we’re very young,” Steinbauer said. “I think next year we’re going to bring a lot more experience, and obviously Caitlin will be missed, but we’re going to be bringing in two great players. I think you’re for sure going to see a strong Wisconsin team next year, too.”last_img read more

Coach Yaw Acheampong sacked by Ashanti gold

first_imgHead coach of Ashanti gold Yaw Acheampong has been sacked by the management of the miners for non performance after eleven matches in the Glo Premier League.More to follow…last_img