AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising Technology Howard Lake | 28 February 2008 | News Insight in Fundraising group to debate benchmarking The next meeting of the INSIGHT Special Interest Group of the Institute of Fundraising will debate benchmarking fundraising performance and ask “is it a waste of time, or a crucial aid to good fundraising?”The debate will take place at Cancer Research UK in London’s Lincoln’s In Fields on 18 March 2008 from 17.30 – 19.30.The motion that “This house believes that benchmarking fundraising performance is a waste of time and money!” will be proposed by by Nick Mason (Amnesty International), and seconded by Nigel Magson (Talking Numbers).It will be opposed by John Sauvé-Rodd (Datapreneurs), and seconded by Steven Dodds (DMS).The debate chairman will be Bertie Bosrédon of Breast Cancer Care.The event costs £10 for all individual Institute of Fundraising members, £15 for non-member charities or non-profits, and £20 for commercial organisations/suppliers. Refreshments will be included.To attend, register by with Richard Portchmouth at [email protected] with full details (including Institute membership number if you have one), and he will invoice you. Payment is by cheque made out to ‘Institute of Fundraising’. 42 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.
Brian Contrerashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brian-contreras/ Brian Contrerashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brian-contreras/ Twitter YMCA to host virtual learning sites in Tarrant County Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook CDC releases guidelines for a safe Halloween amid COVID-19 TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt Brian Contrerashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brian-contreras/ Linkedin + posts ReddIt Twitter Brian Contreras printTCU women’s cross country at Texas InvitationalThe TCU men and women’s cross county teams began their 2018 season at the Baylor Twilight Invitational Friday night.The women’s team ended their night with three top 10 runners and placed third overall as a team. Sophomore Evelyn Mandel lead the Frogs, coming in fourth overall with a 13:52.2 time. Finishing just behind her was Junior Lindsay Tomaini, who crossed the finish line in sixth place at 13:58.4. Senior Kristian Johnston closed out the top 10 finishing at 14:22.5.Outside of the top 10, Senior Elizabeth Baker placed 12th at 14:26.9 and Freshman Isabella Aguiar finishing in the top 20 in her collegiate debut at 18th.“We’re two weeks into training, and they have, by far, exceeded my expectations,” head coach Jennifer Fazioli said. “They ran well together, they packed together, I was just very pleased with where they are.”The men’s team finished fourth overall and had two runners place in the top 15. First-year Sean Bryne ended his night with an 11th place ending at 18:50.0 and behind him was fellow first-year Lakelin Conrad who came in 13th.“I think the guys showed me some good things,” Fazioli said. “I was really impressed with Sean (Bryne) and Lakelin (Conrad) did extremely well and moved up the entire way.”The Horned Frogs will have a few weeks off before returning to action at the Texas A&M Invitational. The meet is scheduled for Saturday, September 22. Linkedin Facebook Brian Contrerashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brian-contreras/ What we’re reading: COVID-19 vaccine testing paused, NFL announces social justice awareness program What we’re reading: Trump won’t participate in virtual debate, Hurricane Delta on path to hit U.S. Previous articleVolleyball suffers first loss of season to Florida StateNext articleHorned Frogs roll past Southern in season-opener, 55-7 Brian Contreras RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks
Few people will walk as many footsteps in the Southern Appalachians this year as Scot Ward. The 36-year-old professional thru-hiker is currently knocking off his fourth thru-hike of the Mountains to Sea Trail in North Carolina, after which he’ll head over to Kentucky to thru-hike the 280-mile Sheltowee Trace for the secnd time. Then he’ll hike the Tuscarora Trail, Allegheny Trail, Pine Mountain Trail, Pennsylvania Mid State Trail, and Standing Stone Trails. All together, he’s looking to hike seven different long trails, many of which help comprise the Great Eastern Trail (GET), for a total of 2,500 miles before October. Along the way, he’s going to write five different guidebooks for these underserved long trails. It’s all in a year’s work for one of the South’s most intriguing characters.Thru-hiking is a rough life. What makes you keep walking? It’s what I do. I’ve been doing this for 22 years. My first big trip was a bike ride from Florida to New York in 1992. Along the way, I’ve met a lot of generous people who’ve helped me out with showers, bottles of water, a place to stay. I ask how I can repay them, and they always say, “Just pay it forward. Help someone else.” I don’t have any money, I don’t really have a home. I hike and I write these guidebooks as a way of paying back all the favors I’ve been granted. Hopefully, my guidebooks will help others enjoy the adventures that have shaped my life.You’re 36. You never get the urge to settle down? I don’t plan to stop walking, not until my body can’t do it anymore. I have no desire to make money, that’s for sure. Money only causes problems. I left Florida with $7 in my pocket back in ’92 and I did just fine. I know how to survive. That Bear Grylls stuff is ridiculous. Who’s going to eat grubs from a tree? Put a camera on me, I’ll show you how to survive in the real world.You just finished a thru-hike and guidebook for the Sheltowee Trace in Kentucky. What’s that trail like? It’s a totally different experience than the A.T. or Mountains To Sea (MST). It’s not on mountain ridges, it’s in the gorges. Lots of caves, cliffs, rivers, and lakes. It goes through the Red River Gorge too, which is like a mini-grand canyon but with trees.Are you looking forward to hiking any one trail the most this year? The Allegheny Trail and Tuscarora Trail will be new territories for me. But I’m probably looking forward to this Mountains to Sea Trail hike the most. I want to make this trail as good as it can be so I want to resolve the biggest issue surrounding the trail, which is the lack of camping options. Now the state is going to close down state parks two days a week, which is only going to make the problem worse. 1 2
Daily Mail 30 December 2016Family First Comment: More political ideology being forced on parents (which is why Brexit and Trump won!)“The ban was proposed by a group of ecologist and socialist MPs as an amendment to the Equality and Citizenship bill…” Interesting name of the bill, but here’s the wackiest bit…“As part of the law, brides and grooms will be reminded during the civil marriage service of their obligation not to use violence against their children.”Adultery? Fine. Divorce? If you have to. Smacking? Heck no!Parents in France no longer have the right to beat their children after a new law banning corporal punishment came into force this week.The move leaves Britain as one of only four countries in Europe where smacking remains a legal way of disciplining children.The French law now defines parental authority in the Civil Code as excluding ‘all cruel, degrading or humiliating treatment, including any recourse to corporal violence’.Now the UK, Italy, Switzerland and the Czech Republic are all expected to receive mounting demands to pass a similar law against smacking.French centrist MP Jean-Christophe Lagarde has described his country’s new law as ‘ a ridiculous attempt to micromanage family life’.The ban was proposed by a group of ecologist and socialist MPs as an amendment to the Equality and Citizenship bill, which went before parliament earlier this year.The legistlation says it aims to ‘set out a clear principle, which should be repeated to fathers and mothers and influence their future behaviour’.READ MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4075942/Parents-France-no-longer-right-smack-children-new-law-comes-force-Britain-mounting-pressure-follow-suit.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
That’s despite current boss Laurent Blanc only signing a two-year contract extension in February.Sky Sports is reporting that PSG’s chairman has made contact with Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes.But it’s believed Mourinho’s preference is to see what happens at Manchester United at the end of the season first.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho has been named a finalist for the prestigious Green-Garner Award by the Council of the Great City Schools. The nation’s highest urban education honor recognizes outstanding contributions in urban education. Named in tribute of school leaders Richard R. Green and Edward Garner, the award is presented to a Superintendent every other year. The winner will be announced Thursday evening during a banquet at the Council’s 62nd Annual Fall Conference in Baltimore. Superintendent Carvalho has been nominated for his commitment and passion to increase student achievement, bring 21st century learning to every school and bridge any and all gaps that may stand in the way of students in Miami-Dade County. During his tenure, he has been selected as Florida’s 2014 Superintendent of the Year, as well as the 2014 National Superintendent of the Year; was named by Scholastic Administrator as one of “The Fantastic Five” educators making a difference in America; and is the 2016 winner of the 2016 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education, as well as the Magnet Schools of America 2016 Superintendent of the Year.In addition to this coveted award, this year’s winner will receive $10,000 in college scholarships.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that Nigeria showed more interest in forward Alex Iwobi and that played a major role in him opting to play for the country ahead of England.Iwobi, who has Nigerian parents, was eligible to play for both Nigeria and England but the Arsenal forward eventually opted for the Super Eagles.The French manager was speaking during an interview with Arsenal Player. He said: “He had the potential to play for England and for Nigeria.”“Today he looks very happy with Nigeria. When I speak to him, he’s had very positive experiences.“He brings his quality to Nigeria – he’s absolutely a creative player going forward. He’s very strong in small spaces and he’s starting to score goals as well.“For a while it was open between England and Nigeria, and England didn’t really push for Alex during that period. Nigeria were more willing to have him. I’ve seen many times that sons of parents from Nigeria want to go back to their parents’ country.” he further stated.England’s loss is Nigeria’s gain if his performances in the green and white jersey of the Super Eagles is anything to go by. He has netted two goals in 12 appearances including the lone strike vs. Zambia that ensured Nigeria qualified for next year’s World Cup in Russia last monthRelated