• No savings at 50? I’d buy cheap dividend stocks to retire in comfort

    first_img Peter Stephens | Sunday, 15th March, 2020 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Having no savings at 50 may naturally cause a degree of worry regarding your prospective level of income in retirement. After all, starting to plan for retirement at a younger age provides more time for your nest egg to grow.However, at age 50 there is still time to build a retirement portfolio which can provide a growing passive income in older age. Here’s why now could be a good time to start that process, and how dividend shares could offer a mix of income and capital returns over the coming years.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Growth potentialThe capital growth potential of dividend shares is often overlooked by investors. A large proportion of the stock market’s total returns are derived from the reinvestment of dividends, which means that buying income shares could be a worthwhile means of building a retirement portfolio over the long run.One feature of dividend shares which can affect their capital returns is the speed at which they are capable of increasing their shareholder payouts. Companies which offer a fast pace of dividend growth often become increasingly popular among investors, and could therefore be a good starting point for someone who has a long time horizon until they plan to retire.As such, assessing factors such as the affordability of a company’s dividend, its profit growth forecast and overall strategy may provide guidance as to the likelihood of its shareholder payouts rising at a fast pace.Income prospectsAs well as scope for capital growth, dividend shares offer high relative income returns. Compared to assets such as cash, bonds and property, they have the potential to deliver a significantly higher passive income in the long run. As such, investing in dividend stocks rather than holding other mainstream assets could improve the size of your passive income in older age.Furthermore, with it being relatively cost-effective to diversify your portfolio across a range of stocks due to low sharedealing costs, reducing company-specific risk is likely to be a realistic process for many investors over the long run. Company-specific risk is where a disappointing performance from one stock impacts negatively on your wider portfolio. Through buying dividend shares which operate in a range of economies and industries, you can build a more robust passive income in retirement.Uncertain outlookThe uncertain outlook for the world economy may mean that you are cautious about buying dividend stocks at the present time. In the short run, risks such as coronavirus could weigh on equity markets and lead to paper losses for investors.However, at age 50 you are likely to have a long time horizon until you retire. Therefore, there is likely to be sufficient time for your stocks to recover from short-term challenges. Moreover, with dividend yields being high at the present time and many stocks appearing to be undervalued, now could be a perfect opportunity to capitalise on the stock market’s weak recent performance to improve your chances of retiring in comfort on a growing passive income. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. No savings at 50? 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  • Anatomy of a rugby transfer during Covid-19 crisis

    first_imgMany big names have agreed to move on to new clubs when current deals expire, but for some there are renegotiations or new contracts to seek. Here’s how some are handling the market during a pandemic “I think everyone understands and wants to co-operate, no one wants to make knee-jerk decisions. And there’s a real sense of ‘we’re in this together’. That’s people being fairly understanding around the issues of pay freezes or pay cuts. But where it is difficult is for the guys who are off-contract.“No one’s really recruiting – there are still some markets that are talking, but talking rather than putting contracts or offers down…”Which markets?“Japan,” Porter replies.Slowing market? Japan has attracted foreign stars like Christian Leali’ifano (Getty Images)“They are a little bit behind, only just going into lockdown this week. And remember the Japanese teams are part of massive organisations, so are a little bit more insulated. Their business models are completely and utterly different from professional clubs around the world. So there is still some activity, but even that has slowed up in the last couple of weeks.“It’s all a bit of wait and see and I think the biggest anxiety players have, and as an agent I have, is border restrictions moving forward: what are they going to mean? Are people going to be able to fly around, will you have to quarantine for two weeks when you step off a plane? What will that mean for competitions and individuals?”Porter reiterates that there is a current sense of shared responsibility, and while rumours circulate that some have had contract offers pulled, Porter is quick to assure us that offers already put on the table are being honoured – but there is no negotiating at this time.He also foresees a time when pragmatism will come in when looking at additional squad players. He suggests that if, say, a Japanese team wanted three foreign players (a ten, a six and a 14), they may be prudent and opt for one signing in the area of greatest need.Another agent says they can see this coming in France, too, particularly with the clubs who have left things late, waiting to see how the promotion-relegation fight pans out at the same time as calculating what the loss of sponsorship and gate receipts means for their budgets.This agent hypothesises that we could see more teams waiting until their need is greatest, perhaps when a current squad member goes down hurt, to sign a back-up – which could spell purgatory for those anxious off-contract players waiting to see if they can get a new deal.Porter adds: “I think in France it’ll accelerate. It’s getting tougher and tougher to get foreign, non-JIFF players into France anyway. So this is just going to exacerbate that.”Going up: Sintu Manjezi for the Cheetahs (Inpho/Tommy Dickson)There is a sense that we could see an uptick in older players calling it a day rather than waiting and waiting for a deal that does not come, or the ones that would previously have been unthinkable. Others suggest it’s a case of ‘better the devil you know’.Cheetahs lock Sintu Manjezi will be off-contract in October.“With communicating through my agent this period has been very difficult because of how clubs have been financially restricted, not being able to play games and sponsorships being poor,” the 25-year-old tells us. “If you’re in a position like mine, with your contract coming to an end, it’s a tough position to be in. Hopefully working with my agent we’ll find something.“If a club wants to keep you, the increase (in salary) you are looking to get might not be as much as what you expect.”In previous seasons, initial deals may have not been too attractive. But in the current climate, those first offers can be seen as a refuge.Talking further on the landscape, Manjezi says: “For players coming to the end of their contract, looking to go overseas, those clubs are in a difficult position now and those negotiations have either ended or those European clubs are not in the position they were before Covid-19.“A lot of players have realised the options have become very limited. I’ve heard that a few players have been forced into making a decision early, in terms of their future.Because there’s a lot of uncertainty and if you come to the end of your contract, you don’t want a situation where a club offers a contract, you wait it out and you’re unable to get a contract because the financial situation then changes at the club and they can move forward without you. So I think a lot of players have either signed or will be signed soon.”It’s a competitive market in South Africa, with squad sizes shrinking and budgets being slashed. So when offered a deal, players now are more likely to take it. On the dotted line: the pandemic has caused fear and confusion in the world of player contracts (Getty) This seasons Market is bonkers for players out of contract — Carl Fearns (@Carl_Fearns) March 24, 2020Some out there would like to change this so it follows the French model. Across the Channel, you can talk openly from 12 months out of your contract’s end.But with the above, we are talking about nailed-on stars; big names with high demand at home and afar, and then the club stalwarts who are a vital part of the coach’s plans and a crowd favourite. Even when the economy is strong and live sports roam free, the season will be well-advanced when some veteran players and solid squad men are waiting for a deal.The wait can be frustrating. In our special report on the Life of a Journeyman, agent Ali Smith told us of contracts for veterans: “What’s frustrating for players and what we try to educate them on is that sometimes someone else must make a decision for them to get a contract. You might tell a player a club doesn’t want a lock, then a month later one of theirs retires because of injury. Things change.”But we are in uncertain times. According to many, the market in France is transforming. There is no safety net in lower leagues.As our agent says: “The middle of the sport has been squeezed for a while. The days of the relatively expensive journeyman pro who was a good squad player are almost gone because the clubs just can’t afford them – they need to rely on their academies to produce young players, starting out on their pro careers who are a cheaper cost, to balance their budgets.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. New contracts for players moving club will kick in at the start of July, regardless of whether the old season has concluded, and this creates a vast grey area, riddled with dangers. Setting aside how to traverse the Premiership registration window (which will reopen after 1 July),  would it be in a player’s interest to go back to their old club on loan and risk injury? Agents asked about this here say they would advise players against a return to the club they played for earlier in the season.But that is done deals. Now we are all housebound, other action has frozen.One agent describes a slow market, with so many waiting for certainty on when play can resume in England, calling this time “boring!”. In Major League Rugby some are bullish, with one contact saying they look forward to the signing window opening in May. It is expected the US league will soon increase the number of foreign players allowed in a squad.Another agent explains that while some French clubs typically wait until very late in the season to finalise signings anyway – when they know who is going into the ProD2 and who will be a Top 14 side – with sponsorship hit by the current crisis and teams having to pick and choose, it is now much more of a buyer’s market.“In New Zealand there’s a contract freeze on,” explains Simon Porter of the NZ-based Halo Sport agency. “They’re not signing any contracts. They’re honouring any existing offers but then not signing any new deals. Anatomy of a rugby transfer during Covid-19 crisisTHE WAY player moves have always worked is pretty set in stone. As one prominant European agent, who wishes to remain anonymous, tells Rugby World: “Over the summer we’d be putting together our list of clients that are off contract the following June and they will be sent off to European clubs, usually in August and September.“At the start of the season, the clubs will also come to us wanting to talk about the extension of some key players and wanting to plan their budget. Those key players could be their star players, good young players they want to tie down for the longer term or players that a club feel are good value for their squad and important in balancing their budget.“Clubs may well try and extend those players earlier and stop them from getting to the last year of their deal. Some clubs, if they have the financial scope, will offer a salary uplift for the last year of a player’s contract to try and incentivise them to sign before going to market.“You don’t often see high-value external deals being formally completed in September. There’s not really that much external recruitment that gets completed before late October on the whole.”Our agent points out that the market value in November could be very different next March, but by and large you can sense where a player sits in the strata of stars; you can re-evaluate as the season pushes on, but with well-known talents you can have plenty of dialogue.In England, technically you cannot speak to another club before the first of January – which is why you do not see memes and social media anouncements about new signings until the new year of a season – but our agent adds: “The reality is that clubs cannot often wait until 1 January. They want to finalise their playing roster as soon as possible: either to sign other players if they miss out on an extension/target, or know that the money is spent when trying to finalise other positions.”last_img read more

  • RIP: Louie Crew Clay, Integrity founder and champion of LGBTQ…

    first_img Submit an Event Listing Obituary, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group People In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 By Egan MillardPosted Dec 2, 2019 Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings and Louie Crew Clay at the Integrity Eucharist during the 2015 General Convention. Photo: Cynthia Black[Episcopal News Service] Louie Crew Clay, a longtime advocate for the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in The Episcopal Church, the founder of Integrity and a former member of the House of Deputies, died on Nov. 27 at age 82 with his husband by his side, according to the Rev. Elizabeth Kaeton, a close friend.Known commonly as Louie Crew, he is remembered across The Episcopal Church as a tireless trailblazer for sexual minorities and outcasts, a prolific author and a devoted husband and friend.Crew was born Erman Louie Crew Jr. in Anniston, Alabama, on Dec. 9, 1936. Having earned a doctorate in English, he taught at preparatory schools and universities in the United States, England, Hong Kong and China throughout his career, most recently at Rutgers University until his retirement in 2002. In 1974, he married Ernest Clay, though the marriage was not legally recognized until 2013.Also in 1974, while teaching in San Francisco, he called Grace Cathedral to ask if they could help him connect with other gay Episcopalians and heard “derisive laughter” in response. Determined to change the church’s attitude, in November of that year, he published the first edition of a newsletter called Integrity, a forum for gay and lesbian Episcopalians to connect, organize, express themselves and support each other.“The Christian Gospel is for all persons,” he wrote in the first issue. “For too long has our beloved church neglected its historic mission to bring the Gospel to gay people. Instead, we have typically been treated as the lowest of God’s creation, too vile even to be mentionable. The hour has come for us gays to recognize that the only gift that our church has to offer us is the all-precious grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.”The newsletter rapidly grew into a national nonprofit organization dedicated to full inclusion of LGBTQ people in The Episcopal Church, with an official presence at every General Convention since 1977. Though it has experienced organizational turmoil in recent months, Integrity’s advocacy efforts are credited with securing the most significant victories for LGBTQ Episcopalians, including official support for their access to the sacraments of holy orders and marriage.Crew also served six terms in the House of Deputies, representing the Diocese of Newark, and one term on Executive Council. He was a pioneer in using the internet to spread information throughout the church and beyond.“Louie was social media before there was social media,” the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, said at Integrity’s 40th anniversary celebration during the 2015 General Convention.Participants in the Integrity Eucharist at the 2015 General Convention included, from left, House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Jennings; the Rev. Susan Russell of All Saints Church in Pasadena, California; retired New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson; Integrity founder Louie Crew Clay and his husband Ernest Clay. Photo: Sharon Sheridan/Episcopal News ServiceCrew served on numerous boards, committees and task forces, including the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, General Convention’s Committee on Social and Urban Affairs and Standing Commission on Health and Human Affairs, and the Diocese of Newark’s Standing Committee.A prolific essayist and poet, Crew documented over 2,600 publications of his work, including the 2015 anthology “Letters From Samaria: The Prose & Poetry of Louie Crew Clay.”On social media, Crew was remembered as “a holy troublemaker,” “a great light,” “giant of justice” and a “gift to the church.”“Louie changed the face of the church with his gentle spirit and fierce convictions,” Jennings wrote on Facebook. “He loved the Episcopal Church too much to let us stay the way we were. Thanks to his resilient witness, we are more just, more faithful and look more like the kingdom of God. On behalf of the House of Deputies, I extend my heartfelt condolences to Louie’s husband, Ernest, and to all who mourn.”Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events RIP: Louie Crew Clay, Integrity founder and champion of LGBTQ inclusion, dies at 82 Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York LGBTQ, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZlast_img read more

  • Mount Pleasant House / Roundabout Studio

    first_img Old Soul Carpentry Club, Roundabout Studio Projects Products used in this ProjectFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaCity:TorontoCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andrew SnowText description provided by the architects. For more than half a century this site was home to Cruickshank’s, a neighbourhood fixture and much-loved flower bulb distributor. Sadly, Cruickshank’s closed in 2001 and vacated the building. A few owners later, a local music enthusiast purchased it, seeing it as an opportunity to revive the site, creating an exciting house with a meaningful presence on the street. In 2012 he commissioned Roundabout Studio to convert the two connected yet disparate buildings into a single cohesive new home with a focus on music and entertainment.Save this picture!© Andrew SnowLocated directly on a busy Toronto thoroughfare, the house provides shelter from the street, with only a few, carefully placed windows. A long hallway leads to the protected interior foyer, where the home opens up to the sky with a quiet, light-filled interior that belies the building’s location. The main spaces are organized around an interior courtyard and a series of large-scale skylights that help to stream sun into the depths of the building, while retaining a great amount of privacy.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanTo accommodate large-scale events, the public zone consists of an open plan kitchen and dining room, living room, interior courtyard and a double height performance area, located in the heart of the building. The individual spaces all look upon each other in multiple ways, offering the building a reflexive quality. Depending on how these spaces are utilized, the home feels equally suited for one person or one hundred.Save this picture!© Andrew SnowLocated above the former cold storage room, the interior courtyard contains a 16′ tall Cor-ten steel light feature that references the building’s former life as a bulb warehouse. The back-lit perforations reveal a group of super-sized tulips, a nod to Cruickshank’s reputation for high-quality and interesting tulip bulbs. Facing the street, the perforated window screens are all small sections of the larger pattern, offering an abstract, fragmented glimpse of the feature inside.Save this picture!Longitudinal SectionRestored to prominence in the neighbourhood, the revitalizing overhaul ensures that the building will remain a proud part of the Toronto streetscape for many years to come.Save this picture!© Andrew SnowProject gallerySee allShow lessMoscow’s High Rise Bohemia: The International Business District With No BusinessArticlesShare Your Tactical Urbanism Ideas with MoMAArchitecture News Share Houses Photographs:  Andrew Snow Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeRoundabout StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionWoodTorontoRefurbishmentHousesCanadaPublished on March 17, 2015Cite: “Mount Pleasant House / Roundabout Studio” 17 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Blackwell Structural Engineers Interior Design: CopyHouses, Extension•Toronto, Canada Structural Engineer: Year:  Mount Pleasant House / Roundabout StudioSave this projectSaveMount Pleasant House / Roundabout Studio “COPY” Products translation missing: Photographs ArchDaily Mount Pleasant House / Roundabout Studio “COPY” Area:  5480 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Roundabout Studio Canada Architects: Roundabout Studio Area Area of this architecture project 2014 Manufacturers: EQUITONE, Northern Wide Plank, mrail ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Construction Management: Save this picture!© Andrew Snow+ 22 Sharelast_img read more

  • New appointment at National Society for Epilepsy

    first_img Howard Lake | 21 November 2004 | News New appointment at National Society for Epilepsy Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The National Society for Epilepsy (NSE) has appointed James Quinn as its new assistant director of fundraising.James has 13 years of fundraising experience in the voluntary sector, working for Age Concern, and more recently at CancerBACUP where he was Trusts and Corporate Development manager.NSE’s fundraising team focuses on fundraising from grant-making bodies and the corporate sector as well as through direct mail, payroll giving and events. Advertisement 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

  • Video interview with Owen Watkins at 29th IFC

    first_imgVideo interview with Owen Watkins at 29th IFC  57 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 October 2009 | News Video 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.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Daryl Upsall and Owen Watkins have presented a two-day masterclass at this week’s International Fundraising Congress in Holland.Entitled “Cutting-edge face-to-face fundraising from around the world – techniques that keep on delivering results in challenging times”, the session offered “a whirlwind tour featuring cutting-edge best practice in the use of this powerful committed donor recruitment tool”.Watkins mentioned that one weakness of some charities’ programmes was a lack of testing. In this interview he explained what this meant and how it could be addressed. Advertisement Tagged with: face-to-face Individual giving Resource Alliancelast_img read more

  • Don’t ‘waste’ money on grants consultants, small charities told

    first_img Small charities should not “waste scarce resources” on hiring professional fundraisers to write their grant applications, a CEO of a leading foundation has said.Speaking at NCVO’s annual EVOLVE conference on Monday, Paul Streets, chief executive of the Lloyd’s Bank Foundation, said he could “see through” applications written by freelance trust fundraisers.“We do not want to hear from professional fundraisers; we will see through them and won’t give them money,” Streets told delegates at a session exploring the latest Managing in a Downturn report produced by PwC, Institute of Fundraising and Charity Finance Group.He continued: “We want to hear passion from someone who delivers the service. For the small organisations we work with, the best way we can connect with them is by working with someone close to their work and that’s not a professional fundraiser. Don’t bring in a professional consultant to sell your business.”Although he said professional fundraisers at large and medium-sized charities – such as those at Diabetes UK, where he was CEO between 1998 and 2003 – do a good job, he added: “For small charities using scarce resources, bringing in independent consultants is a waste of their money and we don’t want to talk to them.”Richard Davidson, a trustee of the Small Charities Coalition, told UK Fundraising:“Some small charities rely on freelance consultants to help with writing funding bids. They can help channel the passion and allow the staff and volunteers of the small charities to focus on helping beneficiaries.”Lloyds Bank Foundation “invests in charities supporting people to break out of disadvantage at critical points in their lives” through two programmes. One of these provides charity grants of up to £25,000 a year for two or three years, including funding to meet core costs. Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Funding small charities Trusts  471 total views,  3 views today Photo: waste bin by Indigolotos on Don’t ‘waste’ money on grants consultants, small charities toldcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis51 Howard Lake | 17 June 2014 | News  472 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis51 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.last_img read more

  • Camden Brewery launches virtual bar to raise funds for Hospitality Action

    first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Camden Brewery launches virtual bar to raise funds for Hospitality Action Camden Town Brewery has created a virtual bar with weekly events to raise funds for Hospitality Action.The BRE.WWW.ERY BAR opened in March with a pixilated pub quiz, and has since seen lead singer from Brighton-based band MarthaGunn, Abi Woodman appear on the bar stage with some live music. The next event is tonight, 2 April, at 7pm, and will see comedian Alex Haddrow provide the entertainment. Tagged with: COVID-19 Fundraising ideas  776 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Camden Town Brewery is inviting people to join them on Instagram, to grab a cold beer from the their fridge, and enjoy the event.Throughout every event, there will be a ‘digital tip jar’ on JustGiving to raise money for Hospitality Action’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund, as well as a donation mechanic live on Camden’s web shop. The emergency fund enables Hospitality Action to make a one-off grant to eligible workers suddenly facing hardship.Jasper Cuppaidge, Founder of Camden Town Brewery said:“We might not be able to enjoy a pint at our favourite pub right now, so we’ve launched the next best thing, our BRE.WWW.ERY BAR! We started Camden in the basement of a pub, and it’s the pubs, restaurants, bars and teams up and down the country that have made Camden Town Brewery what it is today. So we are doing our best to re-create the British pub culture in this new reality, by bringing people together and offering all the fun of the pub in your own home, while supporting the hospitality industry when they need us the most.”Mark Lewis, Chief Executive of Hospitality Action said:“We’ve been so touched by the sense of community within the hospitality industry during the coronavirus crisis, with brands like Camden Town Brewery really stepping up to help the industry. Pubs, bars and restaurants across the country are suffering significantly so we’ve created the COVID-19 Emergency Grant, a way of helping hospitality workers get through the next few months.”  775 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 2 April 2020 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

  • Firing of Yates

    first_imgTrump, on the night of Jan. 30, fired the acting attorney general of the U.S., Sally Q. Yates, for refusing to defend the president’s executive order barring refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Trump’s order has caused tens of thousands around the country and the world to demonstrate at airports in defense of immigrants and freedom to travel. Yates was an official left over from the Obama administration, and Trump’s firing of her and others is also meant to open up jobs for his coterie of office seekers.Make no mistake. The opposition by Yates and the rest of the State Department has nothing to do with the kind of solidarity with immigrants being shown by the multitude of demonstrators. It is motivated strictly by the effort to defend the interests of U.S. imperialism’s foreign relations and business interests, built up over years, and which Trump is trampling on at the moment.As Trump tries to consolidate his administration, promoting far-right, racist ideologues like Stephen Bannon to a strategic position in the National Security Council (see editorial, page 10), he is stoking the fires of mass resistance. Never has a president been so opposed by the masses right from the gitgo.He is also causing panic even in his own class of billionaires, who fear that his positions on trade and globalization will undercut their ability to exploit freely around the world and shift alliances away from U.S. control.There’s only one real answer to the Trump gang and that is to keep the mass resistance growing. Already, newspapers of the Wall Street establishment like the New York Times are counseling Trump to rely on more “thoughtful, experienced hands” like — the new Secretary of Defense James Mattis, a former Marine Corps general, and Joint Chiefs head Gen. Joseph Dunford!The workers, the oppressed, don’t need to be “rescued” from Trump by the military-industrial complex or the Democrats, thank you very much! Our movement can push back this obscene attempt to go back to when racism, sexism and xenophobia were “great.” Stay organized! Stay in the streets!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • Rapping for Ag

    first_imgThey have produced a total of 7 videos and have another scheduled for release this summer. Peterson said they are now very deliberate in the theme and message they choose, “We want to be entertaining, but we also want to show them what farming is like today.”  Greg Peterson is a 2013 graduate of Kansas State and now spends about a third of him time speaking and promoting his videos. The rest of the time he is working on the family farm near Assaria, Kansas. He has two younger brothers and a younger sister. Greg PetersonReaching the millennial generation with the message of agriculture is a tough challenge,  but a group of farm boys from Kansas has found a way.  The Peterson brothers have produced videos that are internet sensations and reach millions of people around the world. Greg Peterson said it all started as a way to teach their friends about farming, “When I went off to college at Kansas State, a lot of my friends had no idea what farm life was like. I just wanted to give them an idea of what life was like on the farm and why I liked farming so much.” He said, even in a place like Kansas, there are a lot of people who have no idea about agriculture. Rapping for Ag SHARE Facebook Twitter Their first video hit 5 million views within a few days. After they were interviewed on national television, their videos went viral.  Today their parodies of rap songs have been seen by millions of people around the world and have over 33 million views on YouTube.  More importantly, the people they are reaching are people who need to know about agriculture. “A lot of people in agriculture have seen the videos, but that is not who we are aiming at,” Peterson said. “We want to reach those who do not understand farming. That is why we use rap songs instead of country songs. It is the idea of these farm boys rapping, that draws them in.” SHAREcenter_img Home Indiana Agriculture News Rapping for Ag By Gary Truitt – Mar 7, 2015 Facebook Twitter Rapping for Ag Previous articleWhy Millennials Don’t Like AgricultureNext articleFuels America Launches the “Clean, Secure, American Energy” Campaign Gary Truittlast_img read more