6 advent calendars for fundraisers in 2015

first_img  249 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Main image: advent calendar by Ksenia Lokko on Shutterstock.com 6. WCRF and #25for25World Cancer Research Fund is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a #25for25 advent calendar of messages throughout December, including tips on fundraising. The advent calendar is the perfect chance to share a series of fundraising ideas, thank you’s, or how to tips. Here is a selection of this year’s crop.1. SOFII and inspirational fundraising 3. John Popham and Social Media for Social GoodHere’s one more from last year. Digital storyteller John Popham shared his Social Media for Social Good Advent Calendar, full of daily tips on how to make the most of digital. 6 advent calendars for fundraisers in 2015 Advertisement SOFII, the Showcase of Fundraising Inspiration and Innovation, is offering a Fundraising Inspiration Advent Calendar.Each day you will find one of its many fundraising campaign stories and examples showcased.  250 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffdPE7mvv80[/youtube] Howard Lake | 15 December 2015 | News 4. Evening Standard and 12 Days of Christmas for #GivetoGOSHThe Evening Standard is inviting its readers to support its Christmas charity appeal in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital over 12 days. Each day a different celebrity will promote the appeal. 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. 2. Management Centre and Santa’s Big Strategic IdeasThe Management Centre is offering Santa’s Big Strategic Ideas in the run-up to Christmas.“This Christmas”, they said, “we wanted to share 12 Big Strategic Ideas (as used by Santa) to help you and your organisation achieve all your goals throughout the festive season and onwards”.Just click on each one to open the window into Santa’s ideas. 5. City Philanthropy and 25 inspirational storiesCity Philanthropy is sharing 25 inspirational stories about giving from its archive for 2015. The ‘window’ for each story is a quotation with a link for further information. Tagged with: Celebrity christmaslast_img read more

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Royal Foundation makes biggest single grant of £2m for digital mental health start-up

first_img Tagged with: mental health Royal Family trusts and foundations Melanie May | 10 October 2017 | News Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 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 www.thepurplepim.com. Royal Foundation makes biggest single grant of £2m for digital mental health start-up  193 total views,  3 views today  194 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry has announced that it is to invest £2m in a digital mental health start-up that will develop new digital tools to help people start conversations around mental health.The new digital mental health start-up will be led by CEO Victoria Hornby, currently Director of Programmes at the Foundation, and a Board of technology experts. It will prioritise tools that could be of particular benefit to young people who are more likely to be seeking advice and help online and on their phones.The funding is the largest single grant The Royal Foundation has made since it became fully operational in 2011 and has come about as a result of the Royal Foundation’s Heads Together campaign, through which it has identified a need for better tools to help give people the confidence to start conversations about mental health.Sir Keith Mills, Chairman of The Royal Foundation said:“We are incredibly proud of the millions of conversations that our Heads Together campaign initiated on mental health. And we are delighted to be providing the seed funding for this new digital start-up that we hope will create new tools that will enable people to have conversations on mental health wherever they are and whenever they need to have them. We expect that the many of the tools developed by the start-up will be of enormous benefit to the UK’s incredible community of mental health charities.”With the advice and support of its Heads Together partner charities, The Royal Foundation will also be investing in programmes to support better conversations on mental health in schools, workplaces, and within the defence community. Further announcements will be made in the year ahead.last_img read more

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BULLETIN: More Durham arrests — Call the sheriff!

first_imgBy Ben Carroll and LeiLani DowellDurham, N.C.Aug. 29 — Over the past two weeks, 13 anti-racist activists have been arrested and slapped with outrageous felony and misdemeanor charges for their protest of white supremacy in the Durham community. The first charges were in relation to toppling the Confederate statue in front of the Durham courthouse on Aug. 14, and the second charges were for protesting in response to a planned Ku Klux Klan rally on Aug. 18. Most recently, three activists, issued warrants on Aug. 28, turned themselves in; two others were arrested the day before.On an hour’s notice, some 40 people came to the Durham jail on Aug. 28 to support those turning themselves in. As the activists were led away to be processed, they chanted, “We see you; we love you.” This morning, the three appeared for their first court appearances and were given court dates of Sept. 12 and Oct. 11.Members of the Durham community see these arrests as a form of retaliation against the movement at large. Sheriff Mike Andrews recently attempted to prosecute activists with the Inside-Outside Alliance on charges for protesting. Andrews’ attempt failed, and he was exposed for his exaggerated attempts to target demonstrators.Andrews runs the Durham County Jail. This institution disproportionately cages Black and Brown people and is committed to the preservation and perpetuation of white supremacy.Under Andrews’ tenure, at least five people — Matthew McCain, Dennis McMurray, Niecey Fennell, Terry Lee and Raphael Bennett — have died in the jail due to the criminal conditions there. Andrews has gone out of his way to cover up these deaths. He has made patently false statements about the jail’s conditions, while frustrating attempts by the community and elected officials to audit the jail’s operation.According to the IOA Facebook page, “[T]his jail is trying to isolate our community members even more by reducing their in-person visitation slots by half in the last few years and, now, introducing ‘video’ visitation to take up the slack.” (tinyurl.com/ycpu8myd) The IOA has held weekly protests at the jail for more than a year.Andrews has also lied about the Durham County Sheriff’s collaboration with U.S. Immigration, Customs and Enforcement.Anti-racist activists are asking supporters to call Sheriff Andrews’ office at 919-560-0897 to demand that it end the witch hunt on activists protesting white supremacy and drop the charges against those already arrested.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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After 150 years of U.S. aggression: Hands off Korea!

first_imgPeople in the United States need to understand why the Korean people feel so strongly about defending their sovereignty and independence.The Koreans are a distinct people who were united for thousands of years by language, culture and geography, but have been divided since 1945.Living on a peninsula with a mountainous border had protected them from land invasions and contributed to their unique development. Their civilization progressed so rapidly that “between 1011 and 1087 A.D. — approximately 375 years before German printer Johannes Gutenberg used movable metal type to print his famous 42-line Bible — the Koreans had printed the complete set of a Buddhist canon known as Tripitaka Koreana.” (International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, July 2014)This year marks the 152nd anniversary of the first attempt by the U.S. government to “open up” Korea. Yes, this struggle goes back all the way to 1866, when the heavily armed U.S. gunboat, the General Sherman, steamed up the Daedong River. It was stopped along the way by Korean people, who told the ship to leave but also offered the sailors food and water.Instead of waiting for permission to enter another people’s country, the warship continued on its way to the city of Pyongyang, where it fired its cannons. For four days, there was fighting between the U.S. crew and the Korean defenders. Finally, the Koreans surrounded the warship with fire boats — small vessels stuffed with flaming straw and wood — and destroyed the invading Sherman, killing the whole crew.When news of their defeat reached Washington, it was a shock to the U.S. ruling class. The industrialists and traders saw themselves as a budding world power at the time, vying with the European colonialists for control of the Pacific. “Opening up” Korea would also give them a stepping stone to China, with its vast population and resources.By 1871 — five years after the General Sherman disaster — the U.S. launched another expedition to Korea, this time with five warships and 650 men. “They let the Koreans know that their fleet would be exploring the area, and that they meant no harm,” says the U.S. Naval Dictionary. But that’s not what happened. This time they sailed up the Han River to the area that is Seoul today, ignoring Korean warnings to turn back. With superior firepower, cannons and howitzers, they attacked the Korean garrisons along the river and killed some 300 people.But the Koreans refused to give in to the aggressors from across the ocean.By 1898, after a war with Spain, a declining colonial ruler, the U.S. had grabbed the Philippines (as well as Cuba and Puerto Rico) to become a Pacific power. That same year it also formally annexed Hawai’i, five years after U.S. planters had overthrown Indigenous Queen Lili’uokalani there.Struggles among the imperialist powers intensified. Who would be the first to grab up more territory and resources?Japan beat the U.S. to the punch in Korea. In 1910 Japanese troops invaded, killed the Korean queen and began 35 years of harsh colonial repression and exploitation.Were the U.S. imperialists unhappy about that? Of course. But not because they sympathized with the Korean people. No, they wanted Korea to be their colony. But they had other rivals to deal with.When the first huge inter-imperialist war broke out in 1914, Japan was on the side of the British and French against Germany. So when the U.S. entered the war in 1917, it became an ally of Japan. While President Woodrow Wilson organized a Peace Conference after the war in the name of self-determination for all people, he wasn’t going to bring up the issue of Japan’s oppression of the Korean people.World War II, like the first world war, was basically over which of the imperialist powers would dominate the oppressed, colonized nations of the world. But this time, Japan was allied with Germany. Japan’s defeat gave the U.S. the opportunity to enter Korea, supposedly as liberators. For the first time, U.S. troops got into the southern half of the country.Camp HumphreysThey have stayed there ever since, dividing the Korean people. Right now, the Pentagon is finalizing the building in south Korea of its largest overseas base in the entire world: Camp Humphreys. Located in Pyeongtaek, 40 miles south of Seoul, it will house 45,000 people — U.S. troops and their families — when completed in 2020.This expanded base will occupy nearly 3,500 acres, about 5.5 square miles. That is land forcibly taken from south Korean farmers and villagers, who protested for many years.“The installation has a battle simulation center, small arms range, communications center, and motor pools for servicing Bradley Fighting Vehicles and battle tanks, all poised and constantly ready to ‘Fight Tonight’. … In all, more than 650 new buildings have been built on what was once rice fields and farming villages.” (The Diplomat, Nov. 6)Tellingly, it is located on what was once a Japanese military base.The Trump administration is doing everything it can — including threatening a nuclear war with north Korea — to keep the peninsula from reuniting. After 152 years of U.S. aggression against Korea, it’s time for people in the U.S. to say “Hands off Korea!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Statement on the 10th anniversary of the U.S. war on Syria

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this The following slightly edited statement was released on March 12, 2021 by the Syria Solidarity Movement — including the International Action Center — on the 10th anniversary of the continuing U.S. war on Syria. Workers World Party has participated in three solidarity delegations to Syria during this 10-year period. Contact information: syriasolidaritymovement.org/; facebook.com/SyriaSolidarityMovementIntl and [email protected] March 2011, Washington has led a coalition of NATO countries, Arab monarchies and Israel, in a proxy regime-change war, using terrorist mercenaries as foot soldiers. Today, U.S. troops illegally occupy nearly a third of Syria, containing much of Syria’s oil and gas and some of its best farmland.In addition, the U.S. maintains a proxy army of Kurdish separatists in Syria’s north that seeks to dismember the country by carving out a Kurdish state where the population was overwhelmingly Arab prior to U.S. intervention. The February 25th, 2021, U.S. bombing of Syria signaled the Biden government’s intention to continue the U.S. war of attrition on Syria.Syria has defiantly resisted for ten years, in the face of illegal U.S. attempts to dismember their sovereign state. These included false flag gas attacks by terrorists to blame the Syrian government — with the help of OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-U.N.); attempts by the International Criminal Court to indict President Assad; propaganda constructs like the White Helmets to support western military intervention; increasingly severe economic sanctions which devalued Syria’s currency, created widespread unemployment, impoverished millions and created huge shortages in the midst of a pandemic; spurious propaganda like the “Caesar photos”; and covert operations to buy the support of western mainstream media.With allies Russia, China, Iran, Hezbollah and Palestinian militias, support of Venezuela and Cuba to North Korea, and supporters in the global peace movement, the Syrian government has frustrated most of the above schemes and avoided becoming a Libya-style failed state.Syria has paid a great price: nearly half a million dead; 6.6 million internally displaced persons; 5.6 million refugees across the Middle East, Europe and North America; enormous civilian infrastructure destruction; looting of archeological treasures; physical and psychological trauma to its citizens; and much, much more. All these cry out for an international accounting with reparations from those responsible.The wide portrayal of the conflict as a “revolution” or popular uprising ignores Wikileaks revelations that the U.S. has been promoting destabilization and sectarianism inside Syria since 2005. The Syrian people have shown great courage and endured great sacrifices in order to preserve their secular, pluralistic and Arab socialist state, with universal free education and medical care.The Syria Solidarity Movement seeks to end the criminal war on Syria, and we call upon others to join this effort. In particular, we ask you to put pressure on your elected officials to:Stop the war against Syria;Resume diplomatic relations with Damascus;End the coercive economic measures against Syria and Syrians; andSupport the reconstruction of Syria.last_img read more

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Phased re-opening of schools set to begin later this month

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp By News Highland – February 14, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Facebook Previous articleAround 3,000 GPs and practice nurses get 1st dose of vaccineNext article788 new Covid-19 cases , 9 of those in Donegal News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+center_img Google+ Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th The re-opening of schools on a phased basis is set to begin later this month under new government plans.The Sunday Independent reports primary schools will re-open gradually from March 1st – followed by secondary pupils later next month.Leaving Cert pupils will be brought back from February 22nd.The cabinet is also expected to sign off on proposals in the coming days to give sixth years the choice between calculated grades and written exams – or both.Reuban Murray, president of the Irish Second Level Students Union, says that’s welcome:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Schools4pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Phased re-opening of schools set to begin later this month Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

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7 dead, including Alaska state legislator, after planes crash midair

first_imgicholakov/iStockBY: ELLA TORRES, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Seven people, including a member of the Alaska State Legislature, were killed after two planes crashed in the sky on the Kenai Peninsula on Friday, officials said.Gary Knopp, 67, a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, was operating one of the planes that crashed and was the sole occupant, according to a press release from the Alaska Department of Public Safety.His colleagues confirmed his death, saying they were heartbroken at the news.“I’m devastated and shocked to learn of the crash that claimed Gary Knopp’s life,” House Speaker Bryce Edgmon said in a statement. “Gary was a one-of-a-kind leader and a true Alaskan who worked tirelessly for his district in the Legislature. He will be missed by many.”The other victims of the crash were Gregory Bell, 57; David Rogers, 40; Caleb Hulsey, 26; Heather Hulsey, 25; Mackay Hulsey, 24; and Kirstin Wright, 23, according to the state’s Department of Public Safety.They were the six occupants of the other plane.Alaska State Troopers received a report around 8:27 a.m. local time of a plane crash near Sterling Highway, on the Kenai Peninsula, a borough of Southcentral Alaska, authorities said.Troopers found the majority of the wreckage about two hundred yards from the road.Investigators determined that two planes had crashed midair, according to authorities.All but one person was pronounced dead on scene, however that person died on the way to a local hospital. Authorities did not identify which person that was.The National Transportation Safety Board had been notified and will conduct an investigation into the cause of the crash, which is unknown at this time.“This is an unfathomable tragedy for multiple families today. The DPS sends a heartfelt condolence to all who lost a loved one in this mid-air collision,” Commissioner Amanda Price of the Department of Public Safety said in a statement. “Troopers and partner agencies have worked together diligently at the scene and have reached out to next of kin to notify them of this heartbreaking incident.”Knopp’s colleagues offered their condolences to his family, including his wife, Helen.Knopp, born in Montana, moved to Alaska in 1979, according to the Alaska House Majority. He was elected to represent House District 30 in 2016.Rep. Steve Thompson called Knopp “one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met. … He will be truly missed.”Little information was known about the other victims, though five were from out of state.Rogers was from Kansas, while the Hulseys and Wright were from South Carolina, authorities said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Dodgers place ace Kershaw on 10-day DL

first_imgMay 6, 2018 /Sports News – National Dodgers place ace Kershaw on 10-day DL FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have not had the start to the season they were hoping for, and the team received more bad news Sunday.L.A. manager Dave Roberts announced the team is placing ace Clayton Kershaw on the ten-day disabled list with left biceps tendinitis.Kershaw felt discomfort while playing catch Saturday, but Roberts told reporters he’s “cautiously optimistic ” about the injury. The 30-year-old has not been his typical Cy Young self on the mound of late, giving up nine earned runs in 18 innings over his last three starts.Kershaw returned to Los Angeles to be examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, according to Roberts. Replacing Kershaw in the rotation will be veteran Rich Hill, who is coming off a stint on the DL himself for a cracked fingernail. He’ll start Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.It’s been an injury-plagued season for L.A., who already have shortstop Corey Seager and third baseman Justin Turner on the shelf. The team also lost another starter, lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu, until at least the All-Star break with a major groin injury.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Coastal Storm to Salt Streets Ocean City-Style

first_imgThe National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch in effect for the region Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon, but Ocean City will have to worry more about the sea than the sky.A near-full-moon tide, northeast winds gusting up to 40 knots (46 mph) and heavy rain likely will combine to flood some streets — particularly during a high tide 7:04 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 13).Residents on flood-prone streets will want to consider moving their vehicles to higher ground during the nor’easter.The watch suggests inland areas could see as much as 4 to 12 inches of snow in a storm that will start as all snow but change over to a snow and sleet mix on Thursday morning, then all rain on Thursday afternoon. The changeover is predicted to start much earlier at the shore with only minimal accumulation of snow.Wet snow on power lines and heavy winds could lead to power outages in some areas. Thursday’s tidal flooding will be accompanied by sustained winds of 28 to 35 mph and seas 8 to 11 feet, according to the marine forecast. The full moon occurs on Friday (Feb. 14), and Thursday’s tide level is predicted to be higher than usual (3.88 feet). (See real-time tide levels at the Bayside Center on the 500 block of Bay Avenue in Ocean City.)The low temperature on Wednesday night will dip to 31 degrees, according to the National Weather Service forecast. But the high on Thursday will be well above freezing at 40 degrees. The sun is expected to return by Saturday.NBC40 meteorologist Dan Skeldon predicts the greatest snowfall northwest of the Interstate 95 corridor.“Along the shore, rain, wind, and tidal flooding impacts likely greater than any snow impact,” Skeldon said. “Any change in storm track can change the rain/snow line and these ideas. But you would need a pretty dramatic shift to bring heavy snows all the way to the shore. ”_____last_img read more

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Corda, Mildred (Millie) 81 of Ocean City

first_imgCorda, Mildred (Millie) 81 of Ocean City NJ and Bradenton, FL passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016 surrounded by her loving husband of 62 years Raymond and her beloved daughter Maria Herron, son in law Doug and grandson Sean Herron. She is also survived by her loving son Raymond Jr., daughter in law Debra and granddaughter April Corda of Florida. She also leaves behind her grandchildren Samuel Corda, Lisa Wells (Jim), Joseph Corda (Kate), great grandson Joey Corda. Grandson Michael Hartman (Samantha) and great grandson Garrett Hartman. Her niece and nephew, Arlene and Ralph Preisano along with many other nieces and nephews.Her Memorial Service was held on Saturday, November 26 at 10:30 am at The Godfrey Funeral Home, 644 South Shore Road Palermo NJ.In lieu of flowers the family ask for donations in Millie’s name to Holy Redeemer Hospice and Homecare, 1801 N Route 9, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. For condolences to the family please visit, www.godfreyfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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