Seeing Through a Donor’s Eyes: How to Make a Persuasive Case for Everything from Your Annual Drive to Your Planned Giving

first_imgSeeing Through a Donor’s Eyes: How to Make a Persuasive Case for Everything from Your Annual Drive to Your Planned Giving 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. Howard Lake | 30 January 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropylast_img read more

Dementia centre to provide 30 jobs

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Michael O’Connell, CareBright director, Minister of Finance, Michael Noonan, Richard Kennedy, CareBright chairperson and Collette Ryan, general manager.Michael O’Connell, CareBright director, Minister of Finance, Michael Noonan, Richard Kennedy, CareBright chairperson and Collette Ryan, general manager.THIRTY new jobs have been announced for County Limerick at CareBright, Ireland’s first purpose built community for people living with dementia.Finance Minister Michael Noonan broke ground last Monday on the CareBright Community project which will be developed on a four-acre site in the heart of Bruff. The project will provide independent living along with a vibrant community for those living with dementia.This €5.5 million project is being funded by the Department of Health, the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and CareBright Limited. It is the biggest investment in Bruff to-date and will result in the creation of 30 jobs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Welcoming the project, Minister Noonan said he was happy to see the development, scale and progression of the project.“This project will be first of its kind and I believe it will be used as pilot for others to follow,” he added.The CareBright Community will comprise of 18 homes, each of which will have its own living room, bedroom, bathroom and private garden. The CareBright Community and Day Care Hub will offer a range of facilities to its 200 plus visitors weekly to include: community cafe, spa and therapy rooms, gym, men’s sheds and gardens.“It has taken several years to get this project across the line and I believe that this innovative social model will change how we care and support people living with dementia in the community at a local and national level,” said CareBright general manager Colette Alan [email protected] TAGSBruffCareBrightdementiaJobslimerick WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Email NewsLocal NewsDementia centre to provide 30 jobsBy Alan Jacques – October 22, 2016 1242 Print Previous articleLimerick suicide figures more than twice national averageNext articleCall for reversal of cuts to lone parent benefits Alan Jacques center_img Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Michel Martelly’s Push to Revive Haitian Army Raises Questions

first_img MINUSTAH’s annual budget is close to $800 million — up from $570 million before the January 2010 earthquake — and the mission currently has more than 12,000 uniformed personnel, nearly double the 6,940 it had back in October 2009. That includes some 8,700 troops and 3,500 police officers. Peacekeeping operations alone cost $120 million to $130 million a year, according to MINUSTAH officials. In mid-October, the UN Security Council ordered MINUSTAH to be slashed in size by 2,750 to about 10,500 soldiers over the next 12 months. Asked how long he expects UN peacekeepers to remain in Haiti, Lamothe responded: “As long as they’re needed to keep the country safe.” By Dialogo December 12, 2011 An enormous price tag Under the Duvalier regime which ended in 1986 and until 1994, Haiti’s police comprised a unit of the Haitian Army. That year, Aristide established Haiti’s first civilian police force, which now numbers 10,000. The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) hopes to boost that to 14,000 by 2014. Denis O’Brien, CEO of Digicel Group and a member of Haiti’s influential Presidential Advisory Council for Economic Growth and Investment, said government’s intentions have been misunderstood by some non-Haitians. Amidst chaos, Haiti is relatively safe Lamothe added that Haiti’s crime rate has fallen dramatically. “So have the number of violent attacks. Gang members have been disarmed, so the general security situation has greatly improved,” he said. “We want it to improve even more. That’s why we want to strengthen the police force, increase the number of police officers on the streets and boost the amount of information coming to the police.” “If you look at the way the United States has mobilized its National Guard, that’s what President Martelly is really looking to do,” he said. “Also, with the development of a national guard in Haiti, sooner or later the UN mission will end. That mission already has shrunk, and the UN has done a lot of good work here. But the government has to take over and run its own affairs.” Laurent Lamothe, Haiti’s newly appointed foreign minister, told Diálogo that a national army is crucial in order to attract the foreign investment Haiti so desperately needs. “MINUSTAH has an annual mandate that expires every year. In order to create long-term stability, you need to have a force that can replace MINUSTAH when their term ends,” said Lamothe, interviewed on the sidelines of a Nov. 29-30 investment conference in Port-au-Prince that was organized by the Inter-American Development Bank. “Businessmen want to feel secure, and their physical buildings need to be secure. In order for them to feel safe, you must have the manpower to safeguard them,” Lamothe said. “Nobody will invest in this country if they cannot drive down the street. We want to keep the Haitian people safe against all types of destabilizing factors. We are working to find the right formula to have a force in place when MINUSTAH leaves.” “The United States is now open to the idea of providing weapons to the Haitian National Police … under the conditions established by the two governments,” said Assistant U.S. Secretary of State William Brownfield, speaking alongside Mario Andresol, director-general of the Haitian National Police. PORT-AU-PRINCE — Nearly two years after a magnitude-7.0 earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, Haitian President Michel Martelly wants to reinstate his country’s armed forces at a cost of $95 million. “Haiti must ensure the integrity of its territory and its national security,” Martelly said in late November in a public plaza fronting the quake-ravaged presidential palace, as he announced the formation of a commission to consider the matter. “My decision to establish the Armed Forces of Haiti is the result of a long and deep reflection that long preceded the statement of an emotional election promise.” Martelly announced on Dec. 6 the commission’s members: Defense Minister Richard Morasse; Public Security Minister Reginald Delva; Vice President Bergerac Jean Barette; prominent lawyer and former presidential candidate Gerard Gourgue; former Col. Jean Thomas Cyprien, and historian George Michel, who served on a similar commission regarding the question of reconstituting the Haitian Army under Martelly’s predecessor, President René Préval. The panel’s findings are to be released Jan. 1. The same week Martelly appointed his commission, the United States announced it would lift its 18-year-old arms embargo against Haiti, which was enacted following the 1991 coup d’etat against former President Jean Bertrand Aristide. Haiti has one of the lowest homicide rates in the Caribbean. In 2010, the country recorded 689 murders, which translates into a homicide rate of 6.9 per 100,000 inhabitants, according to a report issued in early October by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime. By contrast, in 2004 and 2005, about 1,800 homicides occurred in Haiti, according to human rights groups. Throughout the Caribbean, only Anguilla, Antigua, Cuba and Martinique recorded lower homicide rates — and Haiti was safer than the Bahamas (28.0 murders per 100,000 inhabitants), Dominican Republic (24.9); Puerto Rico (26.2); St. Kitts-Nevis (38.2), St. Lucia (25.2); St. Vincent and the Grenadines (22.0), Trinidad & Tobago (35.2); U.S. Virgin Islands (39.2) and Jamaica (52.1), according to the UNODC study. Both U.S. and Canadian officials have issued statements opposing the revival of Haiti’s army, and in early December, former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias warned Martelly that doing so would be a mistake of historic proportions. Johanna Mendelson Forman, senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, agrees that the Martelly government should build up its police force before thinking about reviving the army. “Martelly is trying to fulfill a campaign promise he made, but it still has a legislature to go through, and that legislature is divided. He might be able to force it through, but the point is, who’s going to pay for it?” she said. MINUSTAH hopes to boost police force last_img read more

Six New Zealand cities to host 2021 Women’s World Cup

first_imgTHE venues for the 2021 ICC Women’s World Cup in New Zealand have been revealed, with the final of the prestigious ODI tournament to be held under lights at Christchurch’s Hagley Oval.The tournament will kick off with an opening weekend at Auckland’s Eden Park, while matches will also be played in Wellington, Hamilton, Tauranga and Dunedin.The semi-finals will be held at Tauranga’s Bay Oval and Hamilton’s Seddon Park, while newly installed lights at Hagley Oval will ensure the decider can be held as a day-night blockbuster.In all, the 2021 ODI World Cup will feature 31 matches between February 6 and March 7 next year.Australia captain Meg Lanning would no doubt relish a return to Bay Oval, a venue where she has struck three of her 13 ODI centuries.Australia last toured New Zealand in early 2017, a campaign that saw them play at Bay Oval and Eden Park’s outer oval, while they also played three ODIs at the Tauranga venue in 2016 alongside two T20Is at Wellington’s Basin Reserve.The remaining venues will largely present an unknown to the Australians, if scheduled to play there. Ellyse Perry is the only current squad member to have played at Seddon Park, while none of the current group has played at Dunedin’s University Oval or Eden Park proper.The complete draw will be revealed in March.While Australia’s thoughts are currently firmly on the upcoming T20 World Cup, to be played on home soil from February 21 and culminating in the final at the MCG on March 8, the 2021 ODI World Cup is another tournament they will be desperate to succeed in after a disappointing campaign in the UK in 2017.After heading into that event as red-hot favourites, they were bundled out of the tournament in a shock semi-final loss to India, while hosts England went on to win the final at Lord’s.“Our goal was to ensure all 31 matches will be played at the best venues, encompassing a geographic spread that ensured as many Kiwi sports fans as possible get to engage with the tournament,” ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup CEO Andrea Nelson said.“It was great to see the enthusiasm from so many cities bidding for a chance to welcome the best players in the world to their backyard.”Currently, only Australia, New Zealand and defending champions England have qualified for the eight-team tournament.New Zealand qualify as hosts, while Australia and England’s strong performances across the current edition of the ICC Women’s ODI Championship – a three-year, round-robin competition to determine the four teams who automatically qualify alongside the host nation – have secured their spots.Two of Pakistan, South Africa, India, West Indies and Sri Lanka will join them following the final round of the Championship, while the remaining two spots will be decided at the World Cup qualifiers in Sri Lanka later this year.last_img read more