Draft Major Donor Code of Practice published

first_img Tagged with: Major gift AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 July 2005 | 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. The Institute of Fundraising has published the draft Code of Fundraising Practice for Major Donor Fundraising.This is the Institute’s first Major Donor Fundraising Code and it has been developed by a Working Party over the past year. Fundraisers can now add their views on the draft until 30 September 2005. The Working Party was chaired by Midé Akerewusi, Head of High Value Appeals at Scope, who has over nine years’ experience raising major gifts. Of the new ./guidance, he said “This Code deals with one of the most exciting and financially rewarding fundraising techniques in the voluntary sector. It will be a useful resource to all who want to build their awareness of issues which directly impact on successful major donor fundraising”. Advertisementcenter_img The Code defines major donor fundraising, addressing legal issues, prospect research, data protection, legacies and tax issues in major donor fundraising. It also covers the relationship between donor and fundraiser, the opportunities to expand those relationships, alongside major donor programmes, membership or friend schemes.The Major Donor Fundraising Code adds to the Institute’s existing suite of over 20 Codes of Fundraising Practice, published online or available in printed copy. The draft Code is published on the Institute’s website.  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Draft Major Donor Code of Practice publishedlast_img read more

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FALCARRAGH LADS ON THEIR BIKES FOR MOVEMBER

first_imgThe lads get ready for the charity cycle – complete with Movember moustaches!This year fifteen lads from the Falcarragh area are doing a charity cycle from the mountain top in Letterkenny to Falcarragh in fancy dress in aid of Movember Prostate Cancer Awareness on the 30th of November at 12.30pm.The lads in conjunction with Movember are growing their 70’s and 80’s style moustaches for men’s prostate cancer.The boys have been giving thier sweat and tears this last while to be in shape and some would doubt it! But they are giving it a go! Some of the lads have been affected by prostate cancer and that’s why this cycle is happening.So if you see a load of hairy men on Saturday the 30th of November cycling in fancy dress then blow the horn and get them to move along. It’s all in aid of a good cause too.Anyone wanting to sponsor these lads may do so by going online to ie.movember.com and searching for the team called ‘The Tom Selleck’s’ Also that night they have Dj Wild playing in Flynn’s bar from 9pm till close so anyone in the area come down to support the lads in both of these events.FALCARRAGH LADS ON THEIR BIKES FOR MOVEMBER was last modified: November 20th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FalcarraghMovemberlast_img read more

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Abusing Science: Leftists Push PC Agendas with Scientism

first_imgNothing in science says women should abort their babies or humans should deny their genes. But if it’s PC, media will use fake science to promote it.We’ve been illustrating the leftist bias in Big Science for some time now. Big Science includes academia, the journals, mainstream media and various talking heads in powerful positions who pretend to “speak for science” as if science were some uniformly credible fact-checker. But as C.S. Lewis said, “Strictly speaking, there is, I confess, no such thing as ‘modern science’. There are only particular sciences, all in a stage of rapid change, and sometimes inconsistent with one another.”Since scientists are just as morally fraught as everyone else (15 July 2018), it is imperative that citizens look askance at those who “speak for science” and learn to make them prove their points with logic and evidence, as they should expect from any fallible human. Ask yourself if any facts of science justify what these particular fallible humans are saying:Further Confusing the Gender ConfusedIn Science Magazine, Katherine Korsei lionizes a transgender “woman” who calls herself “Joanna Harper” and loves running. Calling Harper “The Trailblazer,” Korsei tiptoes around the obvious conflict that is already raging in women’s sports now that it has become politically correct not to “discriminate” against those who are born male but choose to transition to female. Could anybody but a left-leaning scientist be confused about common sense?Many people believe transgender women such as Harper have athletic advantages over non-transgender women—sometimes called cisgender women—because of their previous exposure to male levels of testosterone. But Harper, a medical physicist at a large medical center in Portland, Oregon, has been challenging that assumption with data. In 2015, she published the first study of transgender athletes’ performances, finding that transgender women who received treatment to lower their testosterone levels did no better in a variety of races against female peers than they had previously done against male runners. Although Harper’s study included only a few transgender women, Eric Vilain of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., a geneticist who specializes in gender-based biology, calls it “groundbreaking.”Efforts by researchers to understand what hormone treatments do to transgenders is important, but it’s another thing to excuse or promote a behavior that violates a person’s genetics. Is Korsei aware that some feminists are calling for removing “L” from LGBT because of this problem (WND), where men can now call themselves lesbians and thereby invade women’s private areas for what could be dishonest and prurient reasons? Does she care about the female athletes who must put up with biological males’ physical advantages? Has she ever heard about the Y chromosome?One would think evolutionists would decry behaviors that restrict the biological role of reproduction on which natural selection depends. This story illustrates the overruling power of political correctness even over Darwinism. Korsei ends by allowing Harper to say she’s “happier” that she made the transition. Rather than labeling a disorder a disorder and providing hope for those afflicted, Korsei, and Science Magazine, promote an anti-scientific distortion of biology just because it is politically correct these days to do so.Bucking PC Can Be a Career-Limiting MoveLeftists love buzz-phrases instead of arguments. Consider a phrase bouncing around academia these days: “toxic masculinity.” Like other such phrases, it embeds within it the expected response: revulsion at anything that is “toxic.” Leftists also love to lump everyone into labels. This is an attack on manhood for everyone with XY chromosomes and a measure of testosterone, to say nothing of all the list of primary and secondary sexual characteristics. If a man just acts like the creature he is, suddenly he becomes a danger to society by this phrase, even if he is a gentleman. Finally, leftists love non-reciprocal labels: only men can be toxic, not women. Breitbart News relayed what happened to a male student at the University of Texas accused of harassment: he was forced to reflect on “toxic masculinity” as punishment.While the student should certainly face punishment after being found responsible for harassment, it’s entirely unclear if reflecting on “toxic masculinity” is an appropriate punishment considering its ideological origins. It is appropriate for public universities to suspend students who harass others. It is not appropriate for them to adopt partisan talking points about the negative impact that men have on society.The anonymous student told Campus Reform that the assignment made him feel like the university was pathologizing his gender. “That’s not just discrimination; that’s treating masculinity as a mental health issue, and pretending they have some pretentious duty to correct the supposed defects in my sex for the betterment of all society,” the student said.The details of his harassment charge are not mentioned in the paper, but as some have seen, harassment can be a very subjective determination. If he was guilty, then punishment was appropriate. But not kowtowing to the politically correct term can be a career-limiting move, as one professor found out – a female professor, who dared try to neutralize the toxicity of gender by applying it in both directions. Campus Reform writes:Heather Heying, a self-described “professor in exile” since since being driven out of Evergreen State College by student protesters, recently issued a scathing indictment of “toxic femininity.”Heying, an evolutionary biologist, begins her Quillette article by condemning the popular feminist idea of “inherently toxic” men, labeling the concept a poor, “biologically essentialist” idea.“Yes, toxic masculinity exists,” Heying acknowledges after relating two anecdotes from her time as a young woman in Los Angeles, California. “But the use of the term has been weaponized. It is being hurled without care at every man.”“This term, toxic masculinity, is being wielded indiscriminately, and with force. We are not talking imprecision now, we are talking thoroughgoing inaccuracy,” Heying contends. “Most men are not toxic. Their maleness does not make them toxic, any more than one’s ‘whiteness’ makes one racist.”Heying’s experience being driven out of her university for daring to think fairly shows that evolutionary biology is not as powerful as leftist politics. This is another trait of leftist phrases: they are not applied equally: only whites can be racist, and only men can be toxic. In exile, Heying tried to explain her view:“Creating hunger in men by actively inviting the male gaze, then demanding that men have no such hunger—that is toxic femininity,” Heying asserts. “Subjugating men, emasculating them when they display strength—physical, intellectual, or other—that is toxic femininity. Insisting that men, simply by virtue of being men, are toxic, and then acting surprised as relationships between men and women become more strained—that is toxic femininity.”Justifying the Destruction of Human Life in the Name of ScienceIs this natural? Nature gave a lengthy page to a pro-abortion “scientist” to brag about his opposition to Argentina’s law restricting abortion. In “Why I testified in the Argentina abortion debate,” Alberto Kornblihtt gets free rein, with no response from a pro-life scientist, to use the pulpit of ‘science’ to explain why it’s OK to murder babies in the womb. Incredibly, he appeals to “critical thinking” and embryology to claim that this is perfectly fine from a scientific viewpoint. And yet his “science” is laughably illogical:I focused instead on confusion between the concept of an embryo and a legal person — in many countries, a status acquired only after a live birth. I argued that some terms used in value-based arguments do not make much sense in biology. For example, an embryo is made of living cells, but so are placentas, sperm and eggs. And a person can be declared dead when his or her heart stops beating or brain activity ceases, even though cells in the body remain alive for a substantial amount of time afterwards. So it does not follow that everything with live human cells is a human.Does Alberto realize that the embryo has its own genome, half of it from the father? The differences between a human baby in utero and placental tissue should be obvious to anyone who’s had basic high school biology. This is incredibly bad science for a Big Science journal, but Nature reproduces it because it supports the PC, leftist position on abortion. No space must be given to Christian conservatives with their science. Kornblihtt portrays them as the obstructionists. He continues his bad science rationalization, claiming that since the embryo relies on the mother, it’s not human:I also explained that the fertilization of an egg by a sperm is a necessary but not sufficient condition to produce a baby. We are placental mammals: embryos can only develop to maturity within a woman’s womb. So far, no one has created a placental mammal entirely outside a uterus. Furthermore, a developing embryo depends on placental exchange. Oxygen and food move from the expectant mother’s bloodstream into the placenta and then to the embryo. Carbon dioxide and toxic molecules move from the embryo into the placenta and then into the mother’s bloodstream.Therefore, I said that in my view, an embryo is almost like an organ of the mother: its cells depend on her bloodstream to receive nutrients and remove wastes. I also said that without the right to terminate pregnancy, women are essentially placed in bondage to their embryos.A pro-life science could obliterate these arguments in seconds if there were a fair debate. If Kornblihtt really believes what he says, then a nursing baby is an organ of the mother, and so is a quadriplegic needing assistance with living. Is Nature prepared to go there? Do they want to claim that caregivers are “essentially placed in bondage” to their invalids? Whatever happened to a mother’s love?Readers of CEH need to realize that Big Science today acts as a leftist cabal, masquerading as science (14 Oct 2010, 2 July 2017). Not all that Big Science publishes falls into that category, of course. We celebrate the good science when it is apolitical and evidence based: figuring out how an enzyme works, seeing a new world for the first time from spacecraft, learning what treatments are effective against cancer, and a thousand other things. But when “Big Science” goes political, philosophical, or theological, watch out! Its spokespersons are almost uniformly liberal, progressive, and leftist in world view. In your mind, take off their white lab coats and see them as they are: anti-Trump Democrats, shouting for global socialism. At those times, you will be the better scientist, not being fooled by appearances.(Visited 420 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Sharp named new OFBF exec

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After an 11-month long search, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Board of Trustees named Adam Sharp the organization’s new executive vice president effective July 18, 2016.Sharp said his new role will be all about serving Farm Bureau members.“Members, that is who we are and what we do. We serve our members. We have terrific Farm Bureau members across the state in every county. I count so many of them as friends. There are people who I have known for a long time,” he said. “I grew up in the Farm Bureau. My family was a part of an advisory council when I was young. I believe in our members, I believe in our people. I am dedicated to what we do. I believe in our mission and I believe in our values. That is why I wanted to put my name in the ring for this position. That is why I am so proud to be named in this job. It is a great organization now and I see a lot of opportunities to make it a better organization in the future. I am very excited to be a part of that.”Sharp has held several key positions at Ohio Farm Bureau since 2004. Currently, he serves as vice president of public policy, in which he oversees state and federal government relations; legislative and regulatory affairs; legal, animal and food issues; grassroots policy development and the organization’s Agriculture for Good Government Political Action Committee (AGGPAC).Prior to joining Ohio Farm Bureau, Sharp held various policy and government relations roles with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the American Farm Bureau Federation. He also served as a teaching assistant for The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and as a radio producer for Agri-Broadcasting Network (ABN). Sharp graduated from Ohio State University in 1994 where he majored in agricultural communications with a minor in international economic and social development.AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with Sharp shortly after the announcement TuesdayOFBF EVP Adam SharpSharp succeeds John C. “Jack” Fisher, who has served as executive vice president since 1996. Last October, Fisher made public his intention to retire from the organization.“Adam is one of the nation’s foremost policy experts in agriculture and has a deep understanding of the rapidly changing food and agriculture industry,” said Frank Burkett III, OFBF President and chair of the search committee. “We are confident that Adam will provide strong and collaborative leadership as the Ohio Farm Bureau moves toward an exciting future.”As executive vice president, Sharp will serve as the chief executive of the statewide organization and lead efforts to advance its mission to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers.Sharp grew up working on his family’s farm in southern Ohio, which he now owns and operates with his brothers. He and his wife, Lisa, have two children and reside in Amanda.Sharp’s appointment was the culmination of an 11-month search process led by a 10-member OFBF committee in partnership with executive search firm, BeecherHill.last_img read more

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Four reasons to start using Project-GC

first_img SharePrint Related “Top” Lists“Top” lists are dynamically created statistic lists which you can modify by adding filters.Start by choosing a base top list and then add filters such as difficulty, cache type, and location. If you’ve ever wondered, “who has found the most regular-sized Multi-caches in Los Angeles in 2017?” Project-GC can tell you. With so many filtering options, most geocachers can find themselves near the top of some list! Challenge CheckersAbout a year ago the guidelines for Challenge caches changed quite a bit. Challenges now require a web-based Challenge Checker to be displayed on the cache details page. Project-GC is the only authorized site to host such checkers after partnering with Geocaching HQ.With just one click, Challenge checkers let you know if you have fulfilled the requirements of the Challenge cache. In most cases, it will also tell you what you are missing in order to complete the mission. Challenge checkers are available for all Challenge caches published since 2016 and most historic caches, too.Project-GC offers a paid membership for even more functionality and features. For example, all Challenge checkers will automatically run on your account in the background regularly to see which Challenge caches you have fulfilled and can log. Every time a Challenge cache is plotted on a map at Project-GC you will see small indicators in the corner of the Geocache icon that tell you if the challenge has been fulfilled or not. Profile StatsProfile stats are very extensive personal statistics about your finds and hides. These stats can be displayed on your Geocaching.com profile. These stats are refreshed regularly and range from your number of finds per year, maps of your finds, badges for your geocaching accomplishments, and much more. Have you ever wondered which of your logged geocaches has the most favorite points? Or your total cache-to-cache distance? All of these stats (and more) are available through Project-GC’s profile stats page. Virtual GPS (Project-GC and Geocaching Premium member feature)The Virtual GPS system is like an online cart for geocaches while on Project-GC.com. You can add geocaches from Top lists or maps into your Virtual GPS and export them to a Bookmark list or a GPX file to import into your Geocaching device. A Virtual GPS can be shared between several users, making it a great tool for planning your Geocaching trips together with your friends.From Jasmer challenge grids, FTF top lists, and an array of profile stats, Project-GC offers the tools and stats to take your geocaching to the next level. Just be aware that you don’t spend too much time on Project-GC pouring over all of the stats that you forget to go out geocaching!Share with your Friends:More Project-GC is an official Geocaching HQ partner that aims to provide dynamic statistics for geocachers around the world. What started as a side project for geocaching friends quickly became a highly requested feature among geocachers across the globe.Project-GC aims to enhance geocaching experiences by providing advanced tools and statistics. As an authorized API Partner, Project-GC doesn’t require a separate account, simply log in using your Geocaching.com credentials. Once logged in, you have access to personalized statistics, challenge checkers, and more. We’re sharing four reasons to start using Project-GC to complement your geocaching adventures.last_img read more

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Trainer’s stock also rises

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Among those who expressed interest were Australian and Chinese boxers, who are willing to train in Survival Camp, which Jimenez and Ancajas put up in Brgy. Ramirez, Magallanes, Cavite.“Of course, they (foreign boxers) will pay,” said Jimenez, a former amateur boxer and Navyman. “Jerwin and I will be joint partners.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMeanwhile, promoter Bob Arum told the LA Times Monday that Manny Pacquiao’s opponent for his next fight slated April 14 at Madison Square Garden in New York will be known within the week. Jerwin Ancajas’ 10th round knockout of Mexican Israel Gonzalez in Corpus Christi, Texas, Sunday night, proved to be a windfall for his trainer too, as Joven Jimenez was flooded with inquiries from those interested to join his stable.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Go for Gold coach says Jerwin Gaco injury ‘nothing serious’ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View commentslast_img read more

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Doping: Sini Jose, 2 others’ ‘B’ sample returns positive

first_imgIn a further blow to the dope tainted Indian athletes, the ‘B’ samples of three of the quarter-mile runners have also tested positive.Sini Jose, Juana Murmu and Tiana Mary have failed their B sample tests and their futures will now depend on the outcome of their hearings.The result of Indian athletics’ golden girl Ashwini Akkunji’s ‘B’ sample tests are still awaited.Jose, Murmu and Mary had tested positive for the banned substance methandienone.The doped athletes have claimed to have been misled by their coaches, insisting they had consumed supplements prescribed by their coaching staff at NIS, Patiala.But with both the A and B samples having tested positive, the athletes could face a maximum of two-year suspension.  Jose was part of the gold medal winning quartet of the 400m relay team at the last year’s Commonwealth Games and Asian Games and a suspension could rule her out of next year’s London Olympics.Ogorodnik says he faces threatIndia’s sacked Ukrainian athletics coach Yuri Ogorodnik has said his life is under threat and that he doesn’t want to die. Headlines Today tracked Ogorodni on Friday at Patiala.The Ukranian had earlier blamed food supplements after six of his athletes flunked dope tests. He had also denied any role in the doping scandal and insisted that it was a set-up and an attempt to tarnish his reputation. Sini Jose, Ashwini Akkunji, Mandeep Kaur, Juana Murmu, Tiana Mary Thomas and Priyanka Pawar – who were being coached by Ogorodnik -have all tested positive for methandienone.advertisementSini, Ashwini and Mandeep were a part of the 4×400 metres relay team that won the gold at last year’s Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. Ashwini had also won the gold in the 400 metres hurdles at the Asian Games.The athletes had also blamed the food supplements recommended by Ogorodnik for failing their dope tests.last_img read more

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BIMCO Dry Bulk Market Still in Terrible Condition

first_imgzoom Despite better demand side conditions on the “road to recovery” for the dry bulk shipping industry, the supply side is worse off, according to international shipping association BIMCO.As ship owners’ interest in demolition has cooled, the supply side is worse off today than earlier estimates projected for 2016. Stronger demand side growth is the only reason for the improved market conditions in the dry bulk shipping sector.In short, the fundamental balance of the market has improved, and freight rates can still reach profitable levels in 2019. But bringing profits back remains in the hands of shipowners themselves, BIMCO said. But staying on the road to recovery requires a series of extremely tough and sustained measures to be taken, year on year.“The dry bulk market is still in a terrible condition. Regardless of a significant improvement in the BDI from its all-time low back in February 2016, the freight market remains lossmaking and in a very bad state,” BIMCO Chief Shipping Analyst, Peter Sand, said.“The market has risen only from ‘catastrophic’ to ‘gloomy’ – so the need for shipowners to take decisive action remains,” he added.For the first five months of 2016, shipowners were doing just the right thing. They were limiting the impact of new deliveries launched into the market by demolishing ships which were creating excess capacity.From January to May, a net fleet growth of just 4 million dwt meant that the dry bulk fleet grew by 0.5%. This was right on BIMCO’s target to reach a net supply growth of 10 million for the full year, based on 50 million dwt of newbuilds fed into the market and 40 million dwt taken out of the market for demolition.As of early October, the changes to the supply side of the dry bulk shipping market are no longer on target, if judged by net fleet growth, BIMCO said.This is because shipowners have halted demolition of excess shipping capacity while taking delivery of newbuilt ships at an unchanged pace. The dry bulk fleet today is 1.75% larger than at the start of 2016.38.8 million dwt has been delivered in the first nine months of the year, while only 25.2 million dwt has been demolished.While BIMCO’s estimate for newbuilt deliveries remains on target for 50 million dwt, the shipping association’s forecast for demolition of dry bulk tonnage for the full year of 2016 must was revised from 40 million dwt down to 35 million dwt.last_img read more

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