Howard Lake | 29 October 2007 | News THINK launches new research unit to improve research for fundraisers “Most fundraisers are just not trained in research skills so not enough are turning their research into strategic plans and we intend to do something about that. On the other hand, some fundraisers are basing their strategic plans on the wrong type of research and we intend to do something about that as well.”He added that THINK Intelligence would have a “major impact on the activity of the sector in this area”. It would focus on “going beyond the research findings and unpicking the more sophisticated and complex implications.”All of THINK Consulting Solutions’ research projects will now come under the banner of THINK Intelligence, including the World Markets Report, last published in March this year. It also aims to produce a White Paper on the state of research and analysis in the fundraising sector, highlighting its strengths and weaknesses, which it hopes to publish by the end of the year. Kate Green said: “It’s not just about having the knowledge but being able to make it work effectively for you to maximise your income generating potential.”A key focus of THINK Intelligence will be to promote within charities the discipline of ‘grantsmanship’. It defines this as the skill of identifying, researching and building relationships with and applying to grant funders as part of an integrated policy which covers trusts, foundations, Lottery bodies, statutory funders at all levels of UK government, and the European Union.Many charities spread their grant winning responsibilities among individual departments according to which sources of funding they apply for. As a result, statutory bodies, the single largest source of grant income, are often dealt with by service delivery or operational staff and not the fundraisers who make applications to and manage relationships with other institutional funders such as trusts.THINK Intelligence is concerned that this approach can lead to duplication of work and a dilution of grantseeking skills and experience within the organisation. Voluntary sector consultancy THINK Consulting Solutions has launched an intelligence and analysis unit to improve the quality of research analysis it can deliver to fundraisers.The new unit, THINK Intelligence, will be run by Kate Green, formerly head of fundraising partnerships at Oxfam. Starting in November, she will be able to call on four regular freelance researchers as well as a roster of ad hoc freelance bid writers. In addition, all THINK’s consultants will be available for secondment to THINK Intelligence projects. Tony Elischer, managing director of THINK Consulting Solutions, said that THINK’s team of consultants had became increasingly aware that “our consultancy services were being hampered by the quality of information that we were having to work with… Advertisement 15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Research / statistics 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Email Monika Matracka has been found guilty of the manslaughter of Michal Rejmer WhatsApp Print First Irish death from Coronavirus Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Murder accused Monika MatrackaTHE Director of Public Prosecutions has been urged to provide Limerick District Court with the directions in the case of a woman accused of the murder of a Polish man in Castletroy on New Year’s Eve last.Monika Matracka (34) with an address at The Pines, Briarfield, Castletroy is charged with murdering with allegedly killing the popular Polish long-distance runner Michal Rejmer at the house they shared on a date between December 30 and 31 last year.Last week at Limerick District Court, Judge Mary Larkin heard that the the case had its difficulties and that the file was complicatedSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Sgt John Moloney told the court that the file had yet to be transmitted to the DPP therefore the directions were not yet available.The court heard from defence solicitor Ted McCarthy that providing an alternative permanent address for the accused was proving difficult and this was in turn impacting on the 34-year-old’s ability to apply for bail.He urged the State to act as expeditiously as possible.Judge Mary Larkin said it was a very serious matter and directions should be obtained as soon as possible and remanded the accused in custody to April 5 [email protected] NewsPolish murder accused remanded in custodyBy Staff Reporter – March 14, 2016 763 Twitter TAGSfeaturedGardaíLimerick District CourtLimerick murderMichal RejmerMonika MatrackaRadom Previous article#video Micky Mean – ‘My Return’Next articleLimerick goes green for St Patrick’s Festival Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended No vaccines in Limerick yet Man due in court in connection with Limerick house fire Linkedin Facebook
The chrysophyte stomatocyst flora from 36 moss samples from Stromness Bay area on the subantarctic island of South Georgia is decribed, using both light and scanning electron microscopy. A total of 46 morphotypes were recorded. Thirty-four of them are newly described in this paper, following the guidelines of the International Statospore Working Group (ISWG). This is the first paper dealing with chrysophyte stomatocysts from South Georgia.
View Comments Annaleigh Ashford & Jake Gyllenhaal(Photo: Emilio-Madrid-Kuser) Can’t get enough of Jake Gyllenhaal singing “Finishing the Hat”? Us too, but we do have some hot shots that you need to check out ASAP. Sunday in the Park with George stars Annaleigh Ashford and Gyllenhaal participated in the Hudson Theatre’s ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 8, and Broadway.com was there to capture the scene. The historical landmark opened in 1903 (that’s 114 years ago, you guys) with Cousin Kate, starring Ethel Barrymore; it was most recently used as a conference venue. The Hudson will reopen as a Broadway theater after almost 50 years when Sunday in the Park with George begins previews on February 11. Opening night is scheduled for February 23. Take a look at our pics from the ribbon-cutting, and catch the beloved Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical through April 23. Sunday in the Park With George Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 23, 2017
Court ruling puts another roadblock in front of troubled Atlantic Coast Pipeline FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Associated Press:A federal appeals court on Monday denied a request to reconsider a ruling throwing out a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail.The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a request from lead pipeline developer Dominion Energy and the U.S. Forest Service to hold a full-court rehearing. In December, a three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit sharply criticized the Forest Service, saying the agency lacked authority to authorize the pipeline’s crossing of the trail.The panel also said the agency “abdicated its responsibility to preserve national forest resources” when it approved the pipeline crossing the George Washington and Monongahela National Forests, and a right-of-way across the Appalachian Trial.The 605-mile (974-kilometer) natural gas pipeline would originate in West Virginia and run through parts of North Carolina and Virginia.In a joint statement, the Southern Environmental Law Center and the Sierra Club said the Fourth Circuit’s denial of a new hearing “sends the Atlantic Coast Pipeline back to the drawing board.” The groups said they believe it is impossible to build the pipeline “without causing massive landslides and threatening the Appalachian Trail and our clean water.”More: New hearing rejected for pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail
“Trust is the most compelling, sustainable thing that cooperatives and credit unions have,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger in an interview with the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA).Despite growing competition in the marketplace and industry consolidation, the credit union industry continues to grow, boasting over 115 million members nationwide and over 4 percent year-over-year membership growth. Citing trust as a core reason credit unions continue to grow, Berger noted, “the one thing banks and fintechs don’t have, and I don’t think will ever have, is trust. In every survey you see out there – and there are dozens done every year that compare financial institutions and folks in the banking space – credit unions are always on top when it comes to trust.”“Credit unions have built and maintained that trust. That trust really is the cooperative advantage, and there are huge opportunities that come along with that,” he added. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »