Smart and Caring : A Donor’s Guide to Major Gifting

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.  27 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 | 30 June 2008 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Major gift Smart and Caring : A Donor’s Guide to Major Giftinglast_img read more

Limerick FC announce partnership with Mongolian FF

first_imgFacebook WhatsApp Lynch leaves Limerick FC for Hamilton Email Advertisement Soccer – Limerick FC look to Greece for bailout RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Russell calls for fans patience ahead of new season Limerick FC welcomed into Women’s National League Printcenter_img Previous articleMarty completes his Irish coastline challengeNext articleWhat would Terry have said about his bronze sculpture? Editor TAGSMongolian FFPat O’Sullivan Enkhjin Batsumber and; Pat O’SullivanEnkhjin Batsumber and Pat O’SullivanLimerick FC and the Mongolian Football Federation have announced a Community Partnership which they believe will be beneficial for both sides, with Belgutei Batjargul the first to come to the city as part of a planned exchange programme.After year-long discussions, Mongolian Football Federation manager Enkhjin Batsumber arrived on Shannonside this week as the deal was formally agreed, with Batjargul set to spend time training in the club’s Academy as well as beginning education here.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Batsumber and his colleagues had spent time in the UK last year searching for a potential partner with strong community links.However, Limerick’s community work impressed the Mongolian FF so much that the pair have now linked up. The partnership will see players, coaches and community staff travel from Mongolia to Ireland and vice-versa, with the potential for Mongolian National Team squads to come and train in Limerick.Limerick FC Chairman Pat O’Sullivan explained: “Football is the fastest-growing sport in Mongolia, and they would address a lot of issues through sport – that was their concept, which is really a lot like what we do.“The idea is that the Mongolian Football Federation will send people here to look at our community programmes, some will come over to develop coaching techniques and they will also send some young players to train in our Academy. On the other side of it, we will look at sending some of our community staff and students to Mongolia.”O’Sullivan added: “They would like to experience our football culture with the idea that some National Team squads would come to Limerick and base themselves here for a couple of weeks as part of their training and development.“We’re creating a structure where they will come over here. Bruff becomes very important in that aspect because we’d like to think the cost-base would be low in Bruff and it would be able to facilitate a lot of what is required.16-year old Belgutei Batjargul with Pat O’Sullivan“We discussed the importance of the youth structure we have here now. I explained that we only had a handful of players from Limerick playing with our senior team. We want our whole senior team to be from Limerick. We discussed the initiation of our Academy at the time and the fruits of that now.“The Mongolian Football Federation want to follow a similar pathway which is great. We are having a very open relationship to see how we can help each other.”On the partnership, Mongolian Football Federation manager Enkhjin Batsumber said: “What Mr. O’Sullivan is doing in Limerick is an ideal model of what we are trying to achieve in Mongolia; basically, bringing football into the community from grassroots level all the way to the top by focussing on and developing young players.“We want to incorporate football as a social tool to guide youth to a better path and keep them out of trouble. Football is the fastest-growing sport in Mongolia. Mongolians in general are very athletic people – despite our small population we’ve won gold medals in very tough sports like judo and boxing.“What we need is good management, good investment in infrastructure and to bring people into football at every level, either at grassroots or elite level. We are in discussions to bring young Mongolian players to train in Ireland to see if they can go all the way to the top at professional level. Some kids are already signing professional contracts in Europe, so the potential is there.“This is an amazing opportunity. I can’t thank Limerick FC and Mr. O’Sullivan enough. We are really looking forward to building this relationship and making it long-term. We hope to organise a National Team Programme where we can come here, train and stay in Bruff. I’m really happy that I had the opportunity to visit here to see it for myself. It has been an amazing experience already.”A central defender, 16-year-old Belgutei – known as Billy – has attended the academies of Arsenal and Chelsea as well as the Bobby Charlton Soccer & Sports Academy, and he will now spend time training in Limerick’s Academy.Batsumber said: “Billy is a young player who wants to develop his football skills. It will be a great experience for his future, not only because of football but learning the western culture and interacting with different people and young players here.“He can become a proper player, get a proper education and gain invaluable experience at a very important age as he moves towards adulthood.” SoccerLimerick FCNewsSportLimerick FC announce partnership with Mongolian FFBy Editor – June 30, 2017 1438 Twitter Limerick FC ban 30-strong supporters group Limerick FC face uncertain future ahead of Dundalk trip Linkedinlast_img read more

Coping with civic disaster

first_imgCoping with civic disasterOn 1 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today HR directors who have a clear strategy for coping with civic disasters canhelp limit the damage – and hone leadership skills in their organisation at thesame time, by Helen Vandevelde, Talent management consultantIf you want to discover how effective a leader you really are, just findyourself an emergency to manage. It does not matter whether it is a fire, aflood or a terrorist attack, you will not find a spotlight that exposes yourstrengths and weaknesses more glaringly. Yet emergencies throw up leadershiptests at every level of an organisation. It is this, rather than their rarity,that makes emergencies unique organisational events. Donald Norrie, county emergency planning officer with Cumbria CountyCouncil, says the ability to deal with an emergency has nothing to do with yourplace in the hierarchy. He once upset a chief officer (outside Cumbria) whoasked him what role he would suggest to her in an emergency. “I told herit depended on her strengths and weaknesses.” Planning and training for emergencies has been a long tradition in thepublic sector by virtue of its statutory status. But the private sector, too,is taking the issue more seriously, especially since 11 September 2001. Manycompanies ask for advice from local authority emergency planning units. In terms of planning, there is a temptation to develop a set of procedures forevery eventuality. That just clogs the organisation up with the bureaucraticsuperglue. “We don’t plan for plagues of frogs and locusts,” saysNorrie. Effective management of emergencies relies on people who can improvise, butfrom within a role allocated to them specifically for the purpose. For example,because several agencies are dealing with an emergency, communication betweenthem is critically important. So you need people who can take and pass onmessages reliably. Another group needs to deal with external enquiries. Human resources managers are at the heart of maintaining staff morale andwelfare. Some staff are unable to cope with the role assigned to them. Theyneed to be spotted quickly and put onto maintaining essential services.Personnel managers take the initiative in reorganising work patterns. Peoplehave to convert to shift patterns to maintain 24/7 cover. Backfilling has to beorganised. Other staff push themselves too hard. They need to be told to rest betweenemergency shifts. Their stress levels needs to be monitored and some staff willfeel a sense of bereavement as a consequence of, for example, their classroombeing gutted by fire, or by the distress shown by bereaved relatives. Some mayneed specialised counselling support for the trauma they have suffered. The main difference between the public and the private sector, is that thework of the public sector goes on for much longer and has a wider geographicalimpact. The private sector focuses on immediate business issues such asmaintaining continuity of service or manufacture. The public sector has torepair the damage done to communities. A number of companies offer to take on outsourced emergency planningservices, but this option has its drawbacks. Alan Brand, director of hotel andestate services at Henley Management College, says: “You need to haveintimate knowledge of your own operation. This isn’t something that someoneelse can do for you. “And it goes well beyond evacuating a building. Communicating with keystakeholders and managing the media are vital too, as are salvage. documentrecovery. systems recovery. and business continuity. The training foremergencies is thorough too. We got Buckinghamshire County Council in to helpus. We accessed all the tools, models and floorplans and we ran a simulatedtable-top exercise using a credible scenario. All participants got real valuefrom the exercise.” Training is essential when it comes to honing crisis management skills.Competent and confident people are usually good at exercising leadership in acrisis, but they have to work collaboratively – this is not the place for BruceWillis heroics. We all know about volunteer firefighters who create their own bush fires toget the credit for putting them out. Disciplinary procedures do not go into thedeep freeze during emergencies. Personnel managers have to deal withattention-seeking individuals who may exacerbate the crisis in just to givethemselves a platform to act as heroes. Most training is based on simulations. The challenge, as Cumbria’s Norriepoints out, is preparing people for things they have never seen in their lives.”We do it on the basis of the kinds of roles that are needed in anemergency: people ready to sift and collate information and, if necessary, passit into the public domain; dealing with the media; operating helplines – andknowing how to deal with members of the public who are quite naturally veryupset and often angry; and running a reception centre.” Managing a reception centre is not as straightforward as it sounds.”People have different priorities,” Norrie recalls. “Some insiston taking their rabbits or Rottweilers along with them. Others come home blinddrunk from the pub impervious to the fact that their house has been burneddown. We get drug users suffering withdrawal. You need to know how to manage aninteresting social mix.” n Helen Vandevelde delivers conference and in-house programmes on talentmanagement www.workingahead.com Related posts:No related photos. 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Canada grants WHO Kenya Ksh 120m to combat COVID-19

first_imgHe noted that radio messaging will be used to reach groups in remote locations, using local languages and additional technical personnel deployed to the counties to support those activities.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 Dr Rudi said they had observed the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the recent weeks and scaling up of community transmission in Kenya.Also Read  Teachers to report back to school on Monday“We have also seen a reverse in individual’s behavior, from wide-spread compliance before opening up locked-down locations to people now not wearing masks, keeping distance or sustaining hygiene and protective measures. We believe that the rising numbers of transmission are in part a reflection of this general apathy and non-compliance.” He saidNoting that the response to the pandemic by the Kenyan government has been strong, but with challenges.Also Read  Govt moves to resolve land allocation dispute in East Mau“As the disease outbreak develops in Kenya,  we are working to ensure interventions are relevant and strategic. The need for resources cannot be understated. We are at a very critical part of the response and looking at other parts of the African continent, things do not look great for Kenya. We need to scale up the effort with much needed resources so that health care workers and disease tracers can do what is required to curtail the spread of the virus. We truly thank the Canadian Government for this generous grant.“ He addedDr Rudi said WHO is committed to supporting the county as it goes through the critical stage adding that experience and lessons from other regions of the continent and elsewhere as well as ongoing scientific studies continue to guide their support in strengthening the country.Also Read  Uhuru extends curfew ahead of his address Tuesday next week“As we`re seeing from around the world, the only way that we can open up our communities and economies safely, so people can return to work, is for individuals to follow the health guidance that we now know all so well. Canada echoes the urgings of His Excellency President Kenyatta, the CS for Health and the Government of Kenya for individuals to heed the best practices to stop the spread of the virus. We thank Dr. Eggers and WHO Kenya for their tireless efforts to slow down the spread of COVID in Kenya,” said Lisa The Government of Canada is providing WHO Kenya with a grant worth Ksh 120, 723,003.38 to support government’s efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.The grant will be used to specifically to strengthen Kenya’s surveillance and testing capability with a focus on vulnerable population and contact tracing across the counties.In a statement Tuesday, WHO Kenya Representative Dr Rudi Eggers, said the grant will also be used to build the capacity of health workers to engage communities and work with community and religious leaders, women, youth and special groups to inform communities about how to embrace protective measures and practice safe behavior.last_img

Wimbledon: Federer Survives Scare against Debutant

first_imgEight-time champion Roger Federer survived a first-set scare to see off South African debutant Lloyd Harris and reach the Wimbledon second round.Federer, 37, moved through the gears to win 3-6 6-1 6-2 6-2 on Centre Court.The Swiss, aiming for a record-extending ninth men’s title, will face Britain’s Jay Clarke next. Third seed Rafael Nadal faced fewer problems against Japanese qualifier Yuichi Sugita, winning 6-3 6-1 6-3 to set up a meeting with Nick Kyrgios.Harris, 22, had never even won a match on grass going into his meeting with arguably the greatest player of all time.But the world number 86 rocked Federer with blistering serves consistently around 130mph and backed that up with some heaving groundstrokes in a first set which left Centre Court murmuring in disbelief.After breaking Federer’s serve for a 4-2 lead, Harris confidently sealed the opener in 29 minutes as he threatened to create one of the most seismic shocks ever seen at Wimbledon.Federer, who had dropped a set in the first round at Wimbledon for the first time since 2010, seemed to lack the assurance which has rarely gone missing in his illustrious career.“I struggled early on. I felt a bit frozen, my legs weren’t going,” he told BBC Sport.“I felt it was heavy out there, the ball wasn’t going when I was hitting it and he was hitting it big.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more