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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Research published today by The Giving Campaign, gives new insight into how the affluent decide how much to give to charity, and gives some tips on how charities can target affluent donors more effectively.The research, commissioned from NOPWorld Financial, identified a number of key factors that influence how much the affluent give:1. The ‘ask’ from the charity is crucial. Respondents assumed that if they were asked for £3 a month, for example, that was how much the charity needed.2. Donors seek reassurance that the donation will ‘make a difference’ and that the charity will spend it wisely and on the cause rather than administration.3. The affluent do not feel as wealthy as perhaps others would perceive them. External pressures such as education costs and pensions contribute to the concept of ‘felt’ poverty that many respondents had.4. Charitable giving comes out of the ‘end of the month ‘ pot of money, after nearly all other expenditure has been considered, the same pot that is used for spending on going out and treats.The report goes on to suggest that charities need to be more targeted in their approach to the affluent, particularly in terms of the charitable ‘ask’. Many charities have high value donor initiatives, but the report identifies the need for more work to be done in building relationships with the mass affluent as well as the very wealthy. The research also identified tax-effective giving schemes such as the CAF account and Payroll Giving as good vehicles for increasing giving by the affluent.Reacting to the report, Amanda Delew, Director of The Giving Campaign, said:‘From a fundraiser’s perspective, the findings of the report are fascinating. The richest 20% of the population currently give just 0.7% of their household expenditure to charity, which compares very unfavourably with the less well-off. These findings could have real implications for how charities target this potentially lucrative demographic group.’The report was published on the day of a debate, ‘A Wealth of Opportunity – persuading the better-off to give more’, where a panel of speakers, including Dame Stephanie Shirley and Lord Phillips of Sudbury, discussed charitable giving by the wealthy in the UK, and considered strategies for encouraging them to give more.To get a free copy of the summary research, visit www.givingcampaign.org.uk, call 020 7930 3154 or email [email protected] EnquiriesLucinda Gould 020 7930 2629 [email protected] 056637Notes to editors• The Giving Campaign has been established to encourage a culture of giving and to increase the amount of money given to UK charities. The Campaign has Government and voluntary sector support for its aim to increase charitable giving in the UK.• The research method employed a two-phase programme of qualitative research. Face-to-face in-depth interviews with donors and lapsed donors comprised the initial stage. The second phase consisted of mini-groups convened with respondents already interviewed and team talks with charity fundraising teams. Phase 1 was conducted between October-November 2003 and phase 2 in January 2004. The recruitment of donors and lapsed donors was undertaken by NOPWorld Financial and Total Research Services in four geographical locations. In this way recruiters worked with a questionnaire based on the criteria outlined below to find individuals or couples who met the specifications of the donors (or lapsed donors) we were looking to talk to. Interviews and mini-groups were conducted by members of the project team from NOPWorld Financial.The Giving Campaign recruited charity fundraising teams for phase 2 of the research.• A total of 28 face-to-face depth interviews were conducted with the ‘mass affluent’ who were currently (or had until the last few years been) donating financially to charitable causes. This equated to a total of 48 respondents being involved in interviews as, where possible and appropriate, some interviews were conducted with couples rather than a single subject. For the purpose of this research ‘mass affluent’ was defined as those people paying higher rate tax and givers were recruited on this basis. Where couples were interviewed at least one partner was a higher rate taxpayer and the joint income was at least £60K. No upper limit on income was imposed and across the sample a range of incomes (joint where applicable) was featured including non-earned income. 37 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 March 2004 | News The ‘Ask’ is key to Affluent Giving 7 – A Wealth of Opportunity.pdf260.2 KB 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. Tagged with: Major gift Research / statistics Advertisement
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Santander Foundation is to increase its Community Plus fund by £150,000, providing more support to local charities across the UK.Community Plus is a £1.23 million fund for small local charities, or local projects of national charities. It offers grants of up to £5,000 available for projects to help disadvantaged people.Nominations can be made at any of Santander’s 1,200 branches by completing a short form which can then be dropped off in the special Community Plus postbox in the branch.Alan Eagle, Santander Foundation manager said: “We’ve traditionally focused our donations on education and financial capability projects. Community Plus was set up in 2012 to support a broader range of initiatives, with a simple application process specifically designed to help small charities access vital funding.”The Foundation also runs the Central Fund, offering grants of up to £10,000 for projects by charities and credit unions focusing on education, training or financial capability.Olympic athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill introduces the Community Plus fund: Santander adds £150,000 to its small charities fund 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 September 2013 | News 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.
A dynamic meeting on workplace organizing took place Jan. 28, as members and friends of the New York branch of Workers World Party enjoyed a showing of “Street Scenes/15.” This exciting 20-minute film documents the powerful, multinational Fight for $15 and a union movement in Boston during 2014-16 (available at filmourwayfilms.com).A panel discussion afterwards featured filmmakers Bob Lamothe and Yvonne Lamothe. Sue Davis, an editor of WW’s “On the Picket Line” column, commented on trends in the labor movement, stating that workplace battles have been uplifted and influenced by the Black Lives Matter movement since the Ferguson uprising. An experienced incognito field organizer filled the audience in on how to expose divisive, union-busting methods that bosses spend millions to perpetrate. Administrators of the social media project Labor Against Racist Terror encouraged folks to spread the word about union and workplace efforts that oppose racism and white supremacy.Other struggles raised by the panel included the People’s MTA, which fights for 100 percent accessible transit, free of police harassment of riders and workers; the heroic Florida prison strike; the ongoing strike against media giant Spectrum; racist Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids at job sites like the 7-Eleven stores; and more.In addition to asking questions about the film’s content, people raised resourceful examples of how to get workers who are unemployed or underemployed, not in unions or not all in the same union to join together; how to assist coworkers in demanding their rights; and how to get existing unions more active in community issues.Participants agreed that campaigns to raise the minimum wage must extend to those excluded from the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act for the purpose of super exploitation: people with disabilities, prisoners, farm workers, domestic workers, sex workers and tipped workers.The consensus of everyone present was to hold monthly gatherings focused on workplace organizing that — like this one — combine culture, theory and practice, as we approach May Day 2018.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
This episode is typical of the way the authorities harass journalists. “The first day, they randomly arrested journalists, announcing that some were detained for an hour or two,” Ashiq says. “The government probably wanted to send a message to the entire journalistic community, that they’re keeping close tabs on who we are, what we write, and who we work for.” The communications blackout was imposed by the national government in New Delhi to coincide with the repeal of article 370 of India’s 1947 constitution, which granted a degree of autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir, a conflict-riven state riven that has become one of the world’s most militarized territories. April 27, 2021 Find out more Currently ranked 140th out of 180 countries in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index, India will probably fall further in the index as a result of the political crackdown on journalism in the Kashmir Valley. Organisation Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting In a series of exceptional videos released by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on the 100th day of a blackout on all communications in the Kashmir Valley, RSF’s local correspondent interviews nine local journalists about the terrible constraints they have had to work under as a result of this blackout. “Imagine a journalist waking up with no Internet, no mobile phone network and not even a landline telephone,” says Peerzada Ashiq, The Hindu national daily’s correspondent in Srinagar, the Kashmiri capital, describing the experience that all reporters in this Himalayan valley shared on 5 August. “Monologue”Surveillance, intimidation, threats and arrests are all being used to harass Kashmiri journalists, and the media they work for have to be very careful, with the result that that there is no longer any diversity of opinion. “There are subjects that newspapers are taking care not to tackle without being told by the government,” Yasin says. “For example, there are no longer any editorials.” “For our era, for my generation, this is the most important event in history,” says Faisal Yasin of the Rising Kashmir regional daily. “And yet we’ve had no way of covering it. This is really awful.” “What these journalists say is a damning verdict on the appalling conditions in which the media are trying to work,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Their stories are shocking. Technological obstruction, surveillance, intimidation and arrests – everything is designed to ensure that only the New Delhi-promoted version of events is being heard. The Kashmir Valley’s population has been buried in a news and information black hole for the past 100 days. This situation is a disgrace to Indian democracy.” “Stone Age” Ashiq adds: “I think the government has taken great care to make us understand what could happen to us if we cross the red lines. They are either going to order a journalist to report to a police station or they are going to issue indirect threats.” “If newspapers stop publishing editorials, they are refraining from expressing an opinion on certain issues,” Ashiq says. “And that shows that a certain kind of opinion has been banned from the newspapers. So, there’s a kind of monologue, one sought by the government, which doesn’t want a debate about the pros and cons of their repeal of article 370.” RSF_en to go further “There were rumours that at least 130 journalists had been blacklisted and could be arrested, so journalists were really scared, they were scared into silence,” Mir says. “We don’t know exactly how many reporters were detained,” said the NewsClick website’s correspondent Anis Zargar. “We will only get to know when the communication blockade is lifted.” “When you get to the Media Facilitation Centre, you have to queue up, you have to wait your turn to file a report.,” Ashiq says. “Sometimes it takes you as long as two or three hours.” And then each journalist is only allowed 15 minutes with the computer. “Imagine completing an entire newspaper, an entire 12-page newspaper, in a quarter of an hour,” Yasin says. “That’s something that normally takes 24 hours. It’s simply impossible.””Humiliating” From the very first day, journalistic work has been blocked by specific obstacles. “You couldn’t call anyone and you couldn’t go out because of the curfew,” says Bashrat Masood, a reporter for The Indian Express. “And even when you managed to write an article, you had no way of sending it to get it published.” News November 12, 2019 – Updated on November 13, 2019 RSF breaks the silence forced on journalists in Indian-administered Kashmir For the sake of appearances, the Indian government set up a “Media Facilitation Centre” in Srinagar. “Many among us hesitate to call it a media facilitation centre,” freelancer Athar Parvaiz says. “There were only four computer systems and one landline. And no Wi-Fi connection.” The authorities eventually doubled the number of systems, to a grand total of eight computers. To keep the world abreast of events in region with 8 million inhabitants, one could have expected a rather more substantial level of “media facilitation.” News “Red lines”This uncertainty has had a big impact on journalists, especially went they venture into the field. Zargar, for example, tried to verify reports of torture in Shopian, a district 50 km south of Srinagar. “In a way, you feel scared, anxious,” he says. “I realized that anything could happen to me, and I wouldn’t be able to warn anyone, I wouldn’t be able to call anyone. This is one of the main reasons why some journalists are censoring themselves.” Follow the news on India SufferingThis appalling situation has gone on for the past 100 days without any real improvement. “We have constantly tried to resolve all these problems with the government,” says Ishfaq Tantry, the Kashmir press club’s general secretary. “We have engaged with the authorities at all levels without success. And journalists continue to suffer.” News February 23, 2021 Find out more IndiaAsia – Pacific Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Internet Risky reportingReporting in the field is equally risky. “We quickly heard talk of widespread human rights violations but it’s very hard to verify information in the absence of any communications networks,” Ashiq says. Bazaz agrees: “Reporters based in outlying areas and rural areas have no way of sending stories to the media outlets they work for. So, there is no way of knowing what is happening in any place unless you actually go there.” But journalists who try to visit villages are stopped at paramilitary roadblocks and are treated abusively by the security forces that have sealed off the entire region. “I had a run-in with the police,” Bhat says. “A cop started shouting at us, wanting to see if we’d shot any video footage. I asked what would happen if we had. He said, if we had, he would smash our camera.” The angry exchange of words ended with the policeman saying: “You’d better leave now before things get really nasty.””Scared into silence” Complicated processAshiq has used a friend who works for a TV network and therefore has access to a satellite uplink. “I wrote my article by hand on a sheet of paper,” he says. “We filmed this sheet of paper, then we sent the video to his TV network in New Delhi and they sent the video file to my newspaper, which finally re-transcribed the article.” Such a complicated process obviously cannot be used on a regular basis. “A story that I used to be able to do in three or four hours now takes me at least five or six days, the Kashmir Reader’s Junaid Bazaz says. See the videos thread on RSF’s Twitter account “It’s as if we’d gone back to the Stone Age,” Press TV correspondent Shahana Bhat says. Reporters need a lot of ingenuity if the information they gather in Kashmir’s mountains is to reach the outside world. The biggest media outlets use couriers who fly to Delhi with their stories on a USB stick. The journalists who are forced to use the centre have no illusions about it. “As soon as they announced the centre’s creation, we immediately realized that all content entering or leaving Kashmir would be closely monitored,” says Hilal Mir, a freelancer who used to edit the Greater Kashmir magazine. “It’s obvious that [the authorities] have access to all the details of all the people using their Internet,” Bazaz adds. (Photos: RSF) Help by sharing this information News There is absolutely no respect for the confidentiality of journalists’ work and their sources at the centre. “It’s quite humiliating because your computer screen is visible to 20 other journalists when you are writing a very private message,” Ashiq says. Parvaiz recalls the day he was writing a message to an editor and a journalist behind him tapped on his shoulder in order to point out a typing mistake. “That’s a very concrete example of what confidentiality is reduced to,” he says. India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media March 3, 2021 Find out more IndiaAsia – Pacific Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Internet RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Receive email alerts
Local News Facebook Facebook By admin – February 9, 2018 Sweethearts dinner and dance Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest EventbriteTexas Pecos Trail Region has scheduled a Sweethearts Dinner and Dance fundraiser featuring Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Yucca Theatre, 208 N. Colorado St., Midland.Dinner will be provided by Esquistie Catering and there will be a cash bar.For more information, call 432-262-1927. Texas Pecos Trail logo Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Trump tells natural disaster victims: ‘We are with you’Next articleNew mystery book takes place in Odessa admin
Facebook What: St. Mary’s Church Spring Festival.When: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., April 7.Where: 612 E. 18th St. By admin – March 2, 2018 Local News Church holding car raffle to fund repairs Summer Spaghetti SaladSouthern Style Potato SaladUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Home Local News Church holding car raffle to fund repairs ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook OC employee of the year always learning 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School WhatsApp Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Odessa High readies for district play with wins over Stephenville, DumasNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Houston’s budget crisis redux admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter St. Mary’s Church will be giving away a 2015 Honda Accord donated by Classic Honda of Midland in a raffle to help raise funds to pay for the repairs needed for the church. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $10 each, with the winner of the raffle to be announced at their Spring Festival. The church is hoping to raise $100,000 in the raffle. Last June, the hail storms that swept across Odessa ravaged buildings across the city, including St. Mary’s Church, 612 E. 18th St., which saw damage to its roof and its ceiling.The roof has since been repaired, thanks to insurance, but the church still has tiles missing in their ceiling from the damage, with more falling out since then.“One of the parishioners told me that every time she comes here, she feels like wearing a helmet,” Rev. Bernard Getigan, Pastor at St. Mary’s Church, said.But spring is a time of renewal, and with the church’s upcoming spring festival on April 7, Getigan said they are hoping to raise enough funds to be able to pay for the repairs needed for the church.To raise those funds, St. Mary’s Church will be giving away a 2015 Honda Accord in a raffle, donated by Classic Honda of Midland.Raffle tickets can be purchased for $10 each, with the winner of the raffle to be announced at the festival. Getigan said they are hoping to raise $100,000 in the raffle, and hopefully more than that.The man responsible for the raffle is Joey Gabarda, owner of Classic Honda of Midland, who decided to give away the Honda after being told about the damage to the Church last Christmas.“As a business owner, I feel it is our responsibility to give back to the community,” Gabarda said. “And faith is what keeps us moving every day, so doing stuff like this has a special place in my heart.”Getigan said he was grateful to Gabarda on behalf of his church for his help in restoring and fixing St. Mary’s Church.“We are so fortunate that Joey has a kind heart,” Getigan said.Tickets for the raffle can be purchased at St. Mary’s Church for $10 each, and the winner of the raffle will be announced at the church’s spring festival, which starts at 11 a.m. April 7.If You Go Pinterest
The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Print This Post USFN Cancels Industry Events Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Coronavirus USFN 2020-03-12 Seth Welborn Previous: Where Negative Equity is Concentrated Next: Big Apple Tackling Property Tax Problems Share Save March 12, 2020 1,559 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Coronavirus USFN Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Featured / USFN Cancels Industry Events About Author: Seth Welborn Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago in Featured, News, REO Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago USFN has announced that it is canceling two of its upcoming events in response to COVID-19: USFNstruct and the USFN REO/Eviction Issues Seminar. The announcement follows the cancellation of Five Star Global’s spring conference schedule, including the Single-Family Rental Summit, the Government Forum, and the National Mortgage Servicing Association Spring meeting.USFN issued the following statement:”In the interest of the USFN community’s health and wellness, and due to the increasing number of travel bans, USFN has decided to cancel both April 2020 events – USFNstruct in Philadelphia and USFN REO/Eviction Issues Seminar in Denver. Please watch your email for expanded webinar offerings over the coming months to keep you updated about critical issues and information.””We would appreciate the opportunity to transfer your registration to one of our future 2020 events – USFNdustry Forum on June 9-11 or USFN Legal Issues Seminar on July 17. We will begin processing registration credits for future events or refunds tomorrow, Friday, March 13, 2020 between the hours of 9am to 4pm. All registered attendees will be receiving an email soon with further details and transfer options.”During a press conference Thursday, WHO Chief Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “This is not a drill. This is not the time to give up. This is not a time for excuses. This is a time for pulling out all the stops. Countries have been planning for scenarios like this for decades. Now is the time to act on those plans. This epidemic can be pushed back, but only with a collective, coordinated and comprehensive approach that engages the entire machinery of government.”Also on Thursday, the Senate voted to approve an $8.3 billion emergency spending package designed to help combat the virus. President Trump signed his approval of that package on Friday morning.