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Lifestyle giving group meets to promote frictionless giving

first_imgWhat is lifestyle giving?The group has a working definition of lifestyle giving.“Lifestyle Giving is the act of giving to a cause through a behavioural action that raises money for charity through a third party, such as a product, service or platform”. Advertisement Howard Lake | 4 July 2018 | 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. Lifestyle giving group meets to promote frictionless giving Representatives from charities and digital fundraising platforms are meeting today at the Institute of Fundraising’s Fundraising Convention in London to plan how to promote further the potential for ‘lifestyle giving’.The group was first established in 2016 an IoF digital innovation conference. It met in May to plan how to focus its efforts to grow what its founders see as unexploited fundraising opportunities for almost any charity.  170 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 The term covers a wide and growing variety of online activities by people that take the income generating opportunities outside the range of digital fundraising platforms. In short, lifestyle giving describes almost any activity by individuals that can be turned into a charitable giving opportunity, whether the donation comes from the individual or the company/platform.Lifestyle giving is not restricted to digital opportunities: it can also apply in other situations, in shops, at events and so on.At the last meeting the group’s members discussed common elements of ‘lifestyle giving’ opportunities. These included:• Low touch points• Passive income• Partnerships• Micro-donations• Incremental revenue stream• Donor acquisition channelThe group’s focus now is on establishing how lifestyle giving can fit into charities’ fundraising strategies and how to drive awareness of its opportunities to the wider public. Would a best practice guide help, or a directory of lifestyle giving opportunities and providers? And what degree of behavioural change, if any, is required?The group’s members include national charities that already generate income with lifestyle giving providers, the Institute of Fundraising, and some of the providers in this area including Savoo (who initiated the project), Zaffo, Easyfunding, and Give As You Live.It was recognised that on most occasion there needs to be a clear link between the corporate and the charity. For example, paying one’s water bill and generating a donation to a relevant charity such as Water Aid.The group is keen to hear from other relevant companies and providers that believe they could contribute to the lifestyle giving movement. Contact Bianca Mitchell at Savoo for details.  169 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Tagged with: corporate lifestyle givinglast_img read more

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California wildfires and their impact on TCU students

first_imgLinkedin printCalifornia and other northwest states are enduring record-breaking wildfires this season. In California, wildfires have burned more than 3 million acres so far, an area larger than the state of Connecticut. One of the fires burned over 400,000 acres, the largest in California’s history.There are more than 1,300 TCU students from California. Many of their families are now dealing with the wildfires.McKenzie Mock, a senior nursing major from Marian County, said her parents own their own coffee shop. Business has been difficult, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, since no one wants to leave their house, Mock said.Due to the fires, the California sky turned orange. (Photo courtesy of Makayla Soria)Even though the wildfire season happens every year, Mock said it is still difficult to prepare for.“We know that firefighters stock up during this time with a bunch of tanks nearby, more firefighters on call and community groups that will go help fight if they need more people,” Mock said. “A lot of people I know have food ready to pack up, but you can never really be prepared.”Mock and her family are not new to the wildfires and have experienced this kind of devastation before.“There was actually an experience two years ago where my uncle had to evacuate from his house, his house burned down and he had to stay at my house,” Mock said.TCU alumna Makayla Soria is living in Fresno. She said people had to be rescued from their boats in Huntington Lake over Labor Day Weekend. “When we woke up in the morning, it looked like there was a storm coming in, but it was just all smoke and you could see ash in the air,” Soria said. “You could look toward the mountain, and you just saw a huge fire and a huge orange flame.”California residents find their cars covered in ash after the fires broke out. (Photo courtesy of Makayla Soria)Even in the middle of a pandemic and wildfire season, the Fresno community is still finding ways to help each other, Soria said.“For example, they had a donation drive at one of the local churches, and they sold out of water from Costco,” Soria said. The church donated water, Gatorade, chapstick and eyedrops to the firefighters, and community members donated gas cards to the people driving the donations, Soria said. “I guess it’s one positive way to look at it that after all of this is going on, that something so bad is bringing a community together,” Soria said.According to Cal Fire, there is about a month left in wildfire season. ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Alexandra Preusser Welcome TCU Class of 2025 + posts Linkedin Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site to open Saturday outside of Amon G. Carter Stadium Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/center_img Facebook Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Twitter Cap and gown shipments delayed, off-color versions handed out for 2020, 2021 graduates Twitter NewsCampus NewsCommunityCalifornia wildfires and their impact on TCU studentsBy Alexandra Preusser – September 16, 2020 1137 Facebook Previous articleNursing students concerned about not reaching required clinical quotasNext articleTCU News Now 9/16/2020 Alexandra Preusser TCU Gives Day raises money for scholarships and department funds Director of baseball operations shares her journey into sports TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Alexandra Preusser is a sophomore journalism major and business minor from Wilmington, North Carolina. She has worked with TCU360 as a sports journalist. She is also an intern with the TCU Athletics Communications Department.last_img read more

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Authority Seeks Costs and Funds for New Low-Income Housing in Ocean City

first_imgThe senior units at Bay View Manor at Sixth Street and West Avenue and the parking lot where a new building could be built.The Ocean City Housing Authority continues to explore the possibility of expanding and rebuilding its low-income housing units in Ocean City.An Authority subcommittee will meet on Thursday (Jan. 22) with representatives of Pennrose, a Philadelphia-based property management company, as it seeks answers to a couple basic questions: What would it cost? And where would the money come from?“The onus is on them to show us how they can accomplish that,” said Scott Halliday, a member of the Housing Authority redevelopment subcommittee along with Edmond Speitel and Chairman William Woods.The Housing Authority, operates under the auspices of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and currently administers 20 Peck’s Beach Village units on the north side of Fourth Street (between Simpson and West avenues) for senior citizens and 40 units on the south side of Fourth Street for families, along with senior housing at Bay View Manor that includes 61 units in a five-story building at Sixth Street and West Avenue.The Housing Authority hopes first to add a new building on an Authority-owned parking lost adjacent to Bay View Manor.Housing Authority Executive Director Alesia Watson said the new building would have to include at least 20 units — enough to house the seniors that would be displaced if the homes at Peck’s Beach Village were ever rebuilt.The Housing Authority hired Pennrose for its expertise in securing funding and financing.Pennrose is working to help the Housing Authority secure a $6 million to $7 million federal Community Development Block Grant for housing authorities affected by Superstorm Sandy. Watson said Ocean City applied for the funding more than a year ago, and she reported Tuesday that she’d like to schedule a “face-to-face” meeting with the grant administrators in February.The company is seeking competitive Low-Income Housing Tax Credits that encourage private investment in affordable housing.The Housing Authority also hopes to partner with the City of Ocean City and potentially use some of the $2.1 million in development fees that the city has been required to collect for affordable housing initiatives.Representatives from the city will attend the Thursday meeting with Pennrose.The Housing Authority also voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize the subcommittee to negotiate an agreement with Pennrose for “the expansion and redevelopment of Bay View Manor and Peck’s Beach Village.” The agreement would expand Pennrose’s role in any potential redevelopment project.The Housing Authority meets only bi-monthly, and it wanted to empower the subcommittee to act in the interim.Housing Authority Solicitor Charles Gabage suggested that the subcommittee should consider making the City of Ocean City a party to any agreement if the city contributes to the redevelopment._____Sign up for free daily news updates from Ocean City._____The construction of a new building at Bay View Manor would be the first step in a project that could include the building of 122 new elevated units to replace the 60 flood-prone units of the existing Peck’s Beach Village.The units are rented to low-income residents at low rental rates — with preference given to veterans, the disabled and existing Ocean City residents.Tuesday’s meeting also included the re-election of Woods as chairman of the Housing Authority and of Stu Sirott as vice chairman.last_img read more

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Imogene Dykeman, 82, Wellington: March 15, 1933 – August 12, 2015

first_imgImogene DykemanImogene Dykeman, age 82, formerly of Wellington, died Wednesday morning, August 12, 2015, at her home at Grand Lake, Okla. She was the owner of Dykeman’s Printing in Wellington for 27 years starting in 1971.Imogene (McKenzie) Dykeman was born on March 15, 1933 in Gravette, Ark. to Leonard Chester McKenzie and Georgia (Griffin) McKenzie.She married Arlyss K. Dykeman on August 13, 1958 in Wichita.Before retirement, Imogene was an active volunteer for the American Diabetes Association. She enjoyed bowling with the Ladies Bowling League at Meadow Lanes for a number of years participating in state and national bowling tournaments.After retirement, Imogene and Arlyss moved in 1999 to Grand Lake, OK. Imogene loved spending time fishing for crappie with her friends at the Red Arrow Marina.Imogene also enjoyed gathering information about her family history going back generations for both the McKenzie and Dykeman sides of her family.She was preceded in death by her parents.Survivors include her husband, Arlyss Dykeman of Grand Lake, OK; two children, Daryl Dykeman and his wife Anne of Tampa, FL and Carla Berkich of Corpus Christi, TX; two grandchildren, Jack and Emily Dykeman of Tampa, FL; brother, Don McKenzie and his wife Wanda of Wichita; and sisters, Kathy Young of West Plains, MO, Irene Young and her husband Leon of Wichita, KS, and Susie Burd and her husband Rudy of West Plains, MO.Graveside Services will be held at Prairie Lawn Cemetery on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. Mr. Michael Nelson will officiate.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 from 2 to 8 p.m. The family will be present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m.A memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association in lieu of flowers. Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

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Red Bank Mulls Potential Marijuana Dispensary Zones

first_imgBy Natalie B. Anzarouth |RED BANK – Now that the borough has indicated it is open to welcoming medical marijuana facilities under the New Jersey Compassionate Use Marijuana Act, borough officials are thinking about where they could potentially be located, if approved by the state.At the council’s Aug. 29 workshop meeting, the mayor and governing body talked with director of planning and zoning Glenn R. Carter to determine what areas would be appropriate for a dispensary.“We don’t want it (an Alternative Treatment Center) in any residential zones, that’s No. 1,” Mayor Pasquale Menna said, adding that the council should consider not having these centers within a certain distance of schools, places of worship and daycare/community centers.The mayor said the borough would use the state’s criteria for determining appropriate zones. And although the mayor does not vote on council issues except in the event of a tie, he said, “I think the logical marriage would be in any commercial area.”Within state guidelines, Alternative Treatment Centers (ATCs) are not permitted within 1,000 feet of a school district, business administrator Ziad Andrew Shehady said, noting the state doesn’t mention places of worship.Councilman Michael Whelan expressed his concern for determining appropriate distances when there are so many schools and places of worship in the borough. “A thousand feet within RBC (Red Bank Catholic High School) is most of our downtown,” he said. “I think it’s going to be more difficult than we think to find locations in between the different places of worship…and schools,” Whelan added.Shehady called on Red Bank RiverCenter’s executive director James Scavone to weigh in on the matter. “The recommendation that came from our board meeting was to basically view ATCs like we would a pharmacy, as a retail establishment,” Scavone said. This would allow a dispensary to open in zones where retail is allowed in the borough.“Most of our borough is within a thousand feet of a school,” Scavone also noted.The draft for this ordinance comes after Gov. Phil Murphy took office earlier this year with the initiative of legalizing marijuana in the state and expanding the number of dispensaries or ATCs that could distribute cannabis.Applications for dispensaries were due to the state Department of Health (DOH) by Aug. 31. If approved, Red Bank would be the only town in Monmouth County to offer ATCs to patients.Menna clarified the position of the borough, saying, “Again, we are dealing with…alternative medical needs facilities, which are going to be regulated by the state. We are not dealing with the retail consumption and/or distribution of whatever cannabis the state may or may not approve, because we don’t know that. We are only dealing with the alternative medical treatment facilities.”Residents of the borough did not voice any negative concerns at the workshop meeting during the public comments.At the close of the discussion, Shehady said, absent any local ordinances which could be stronger than the state, “we would just go with the state’s definition” for determining where ATCs can be located.Community centers like the YMCA on Maple Avenue could potentially be neighboring a medical marijuana dispensary in the near future.This would not bother YMCA member Jack Rafter, who attended RBC and now lives in Highlands.His position comes from witnessing his mother’s experience with cancer.“Would it be appropriate to medically help people that are terminally ill? Or who have a condition?” he said. “We’re talking strictly medical. That’s between the doctor and the patient at this point.”The next council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 12.This article was first published in the Sept. 6 – 13, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Trafalgar Leadership Class

first_imgAnd what did the committee find but the latest Team of the Week, the Trafalgar Grade 8 Leadership Class.The class has been busy building cat scratching posts for the SPCA — thanks to donations from Maglio Building and Nelson Flooring along with woodworking instructor Marcello Piro.Members of the class include, back row, L-R, essica Kidd, Maya Ida, Zoe Strongman, Noa Butterfield, Eve Maslak and Lucy McBurney.Front, Kelsey Griko, Elena Gustafson, Megan Tennant, Kaylee Shukin and Mariah Rawick. The Mallard’s Source for Sports selection committee decided to take a trip to Trafalgar Middle School to see what the students have been doing during the first half of the school year.last_img read more

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LawPivot: Crowdsourced, Confidential Legal Advice for Startups

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#start#tips Questions about the legal requirements surrounding the establishment, incorporation or funding of a startup may be among the most common and most challenging that entrepreneurs face. There’s the general distrust of lawyers, alongside the sense – true or not – that legal advice will be too costly.LawPivot tackles this problem by providing a place where companies, but especially startups, can ask legal questions and get crowdsourced answers from qualified lawyers. LawPivot aims to ease some of the obstacles – financial, but also logistical – that make finding a lawyer so difficult.The co-founders, Jay Mandal and Nitin Gupta, are both lawyers. Mandal was the lead of Apple’s mergers and acquisitions team, and Gupta was an IP attorney at a several national firms. They bring to the table, then, an understanding of the needs of entrepreneurs and lawyers, the latter of whom are finding their own profession changing and are needing new ways to develop their businesses.How It WorksUnlike other Q&A sites, the questions you pose to LawPivot are confidential. You tag your questions with relevant keywords, which helps the site’s recommendation engine identify the best lawyers for the job. It’s the addition of recommendations and algorithms to this sort of online inquiry that LawPivot’s Gupta describes as “the next direction of Q&A.”You can ask questions about a variety of legal topics that concern your startup: contracts, stock issues, employment, licensing, patents, trademarks, real estate, just to name a few. But when you tag your question and request a lawyer, you needn’t only do so based on subject matter expertise. You can indicate, for example, that you need someone who’s quick to respond.You can then choose to send your question to the lawyers you choose or the ones LawPivot recommends, and you’ll get an email when a lawyer responds to your question.Through the end of the month, LawPivot is free. And it’s restricted to questions that address California law (so, California companies and California lawyers.) The company, which just received a round of funding from Google Ventures, does plan to expand beyond California eventually (and if you’re a company outside of California who has a question about a California legal matter, you’re still welcome to sign up). Following its free trial period, LawPivot will charge companies on either a per question or per monthly basis. audrey watterscenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts last_img read more

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5 Essentials Tools for Your Documentary Camera Package

first_imgIn this write-up, we’ll take a look at five of the best, highest-quality tools and accessories to make your documentary camera package top notch.Building the perfect documentary camera package is a constantly changing process. Through years of trial and error, you begin to find which camera system (and accompanying tools and accessories) works best for you. Although cameras are constantly evolving, accessories can remain consistent across multiple camera systems. For this reason, I’ve always found it highly advantageous to buy the highest-quality tools and accessories I can afford.1. Articulating ArmImage via Wooden Camera.Articulating arms are one of the most versatile tools you can have in your camera package. Whether you use them to mount an external monitor, a wireless video feed, or even an audio recorder, these arms are very beneficial. When it comes to articulating arms, you most certainly get what you pay for. While it’s easy to find many cheap models, buy the absolute best that you can, so this valuable tool will be a part of your kit for years to come.My personal favorite is the Wooden Camera Ultra Arm. It’s robust, strong, and ultimately reliable, in even the most extreme conditions.2. Follow FocusImage via Wooden Camera.A solid follow focus system will last you multiple camera and lens systems. Also, a quality follow focus will prove vastly beneficial when you’re filming the reactionary style content involved in documentary filmmaking. If your follow focus decides to fail, then your shot could also fail.There are many great options out there for quick, lightweight follow focuses. My go-to is the zip focus from Wooden Camera.3. Dovetail PlateImage via Wooden Camera.With documentary filmmaking, you have to be consistently on-the-go and as reactionary as possible. However, sometimes lifting your camera off the tripod head can take longer than you expected, and the movement is never very smooth.Fortunately, a dovetail plate makes that transition exceptionally smooth and safe.4. External MonitorImage via SmallHD.Documentary filmmakers tend to keep their camera packages as light and portable as possible. As a result, external monitors are typically one of the first things to go. However, these monitors’ benefits far outweigh the space they take up.The added benefits of false color, focus peaking, higher resolution, and a variety of other perks make external monitors an essential addition. Fortunately, external monitor manufactures, like SmallHD, have taken the need for lightweight options into consideration with products like their Focus 5 inch monitor. For this reason, it’s now an even easier choice to add a monitor to your documentary camera package.5. EasyRigImage via EasyRig.I’ve found an EasyRig is one of the best gear investments I’ve ever made. One of these can save your back, supporting you while you operate the camera all day with significantly reduced fatigue. Most often, you’ll see someone using a system like this for gimbal work, but they’re just as great, if not better, for handheld work and the demands of documentary filmmaking.While the number of filmmaking tools available is nearly limitless, these are five that I’ve never regretted adding to my documentary camera package.Cover image via REDPIXEL.PL.Everything You Need to Know About Chroma Key and Green Screen FootageWhy We’re in The Golden Age of Documentary Filmmaking5 Tips on How to Create a Great Short Documentary FilmHow a Pre-Production Checklist Can Help Your ProductionThe Complete Video Editors Guide to Working with Musiclast_img read more

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Safety board links Enbridge oil leak to lack of detailed inspection procedures

first_imgCALGARY – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says a lack of detailed inspection procedures contributed to a 10,000-litre crude oil leak east of Edmonton last March.The board says the leak from a storage tank at the Enbridge terminal in Sherwood Park was discovered by employees who noticed oil in a creek that flows through the property.It was then discovered that about 10,000 litres of oil had entered the tank’s secondary containment berm and 3,000 litres made it from the berm into the creek.It says all the oil was recovered before entering the nearby North Saskatchewan River.The board says the leak occurred when a gasket in a valve was displaced out of its original position, likely due to volume expansion of frozen water. It says a sluice gate valve at the end of the berm’s storm water drain pipe could not achieve a tight seal due to corrosion.It says Enbridge has since initiated actions to ensure that all tank and containment berm components are thoroughly inspected.last_img read more

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