Cats Protection, Oxfam GB & Alzheimer’s Society among 2018 Insight in Fundraising Awards winners

first_imgWinner: Oxfam GB Highly Commended: Alzheimer’s Society with John Grain Associates Most Powerful Use of Insight in One-to-One FundraisingWinner: Children’s Society with Wood for Trees Most Powerful Insight Using Data AnalysisWinner: Unicef with Open and 2CV Highly Commended: Alzheimer’s Society Most Powerful Insight Using ResearchWinner: British Heart Foundation with Wood for Trees, Critical Research and Roger Lawson Consulting Highly Commended: Cats Protection with DMS Most Powerful Use of Insight in Mass FundraisingWinner: Alzheimer’s Society Highly Commended: Prostate Cancer UK Best Use of Data and Analysis in Digital FundraisingWinner: Cats Protection with DTV and JAA Media Highly Commended: Oxfam GBRising Star Winner: Myuran Kuhachandran, Parkinson’s UKHighly Commended: Kate Whiffen, Opinium with Plan International UK Team of the YearWinner: Alzheimer’s Society – Customer Service and InsightHighly Commended: British Heart Foundation – Customer Insight and AnalysisSupplier of the YearWinner: Wood for TreesHighly Commended: QbaseOutstanding ContributionClara Avery, Director of Evidence and Insight – Macmillan Cancer SupportThe winners of the first five categories now go forward as the shortlist for the IoF National Awards 2018 Best Use of Insight category. The winner will be announced at the Awards, which will be held during the Institute of Fundraising’s National Convention on Monday 2nd July 2018.Nick Mason, Chair of the IoF Insight in Fundraising SIG and founder of UpliftingData, said: “It’s been an eventful 12 months for data analytics, particularly with the implementation of the GDPR, but behind all of that, in fundraising we continue to do what we’ve always done, which is to strive to make fundraising better by increasing our understanding of donors and their preferences, to get closer to that goal of making the right ask at the right time for the right cause.“This year’s awards shine a spotlight on a variety of cases where both innovative approaches and polished examples of well-tested techniques are continuing to make fundraising go further. They also showcase the talented people making that happen. While the media awakens to the power of data for good and bad, we should be very proud of what we in fundraising have already achieved.”  221 total views,  2 views today  222 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Tagged with: Awards insight Institute of Fundraising Melanie May | 22 June 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.center_img Cats Protection, Oxfam GB, and Alzheimer’s Society are among the winners of this year’s IoF Insight in Fundraising Awards, announced on 20 June.The seventh IoF Insight in Fundraising Awards were celebrated at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London and recognised both charities and suppliers for excellent use of data and insight in fundraising. Clara Avery, Director of Evidence & Insight at Macmillan Cancer Support received this year’s Outstanding Contribution award, with judges saying:“Macmillan has been one of the great success stories in charity fundraising over the last few decades, and for most of that time, Clara has been at the heart of its success. In a sector where often people move around different charities, her calm and evidence driven leadership has helped steer Macmillan through considerable growth, winning awards and plaudits along the way.”The winnersBest Use of Insight to Improve your Donor Experience Advertisement Cats Protection, Oxfam GB & Alzheimer’s Society among 2018 Insight in Fundraising Awards winners AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18last_img read more

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Calls for new transport hub in Letterkenny

first_img WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme There are calls for new transport hub in Letterkenny with concern said to be growing that the current bus station is not fit for purpose. It’s thought a new hub would cater to both public and private buses and taxis while also providing toilets, washrooms and a cafeteria for service users.Local Cllr Michael McBride says he has an ideal location in mind and is urging both the Government and Donegal County Council to strongly consider the idea.He says Letterkenny is the hub of Donegal and therefore is long overdue such a facility:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/mcbrigfdhgfhgfhgfdehub.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Calls for new transport hub in Letterkenny Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal coastal communities to share over €580,000 in FLAG fundingNext articleThousands sign petition to get Bonagee Link fast tracked News Highland Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook By News Highland – May 20, 2019 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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H5N1 hits second farm in UK

first_imgNov 19, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – A second turkey farm in the Suffolk-Norfolk area of England has been hit by the H5N1 avian influenza virus, though the flock there appeared healthy, British authorities announced today.A BBC News report identified the affected farm as Hill Meadow Farm, Knettishall, a few miles northwest of the farm where the virus was confirmed on Nov 13. The earlier outbreak site is near the town of Diss, about 107 miles northeast of London. Both farms are operated by the same company, the report said.The second outbreak site is one of four farms that the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) listed as “Dangerous Contact” premises last week. “On clinical inspection the flock appeared healthy which indicates the infection was in its early stages,” DEFRA said in a statement today.All the poultry at the four “Dangerous Contact” sites, totaling about 28,600 birds, had been culled as of yesterday, DEFRA said. Culling at the second outbreak site was completed Nov 17.Hill Meadow Farm lies outside a 3-kilometer protection zone that was set up around the first outbreak site, Redgrave Park Farm, but inside a wider restricted area that encompasses Suffolk and parts of Norfolk, the BBC story said.DEFRA said it was setting up a 3-kilometer protection zone around the new outbreak site and extending a surveillance zone established earlier.The BBC said DEFRA is still awaiting the results of lab tests on poultry at two other area farms where culling was carried out.Authorities have not yet reported the full results of an investigation into possible sources of the virus. Last week DEFRA officials said initial genetic sequence data indicated the strain was closely related to H5N1 viruses found recently in the Czech Republic and Germany.In the DEFRA statement, Acting Chief Veterinary Office Fred Landeg said, “The laboratory test results today highlight the importance of poultry keepers in the area being extremely vigilant. It is essential they practice the highest levels of biosecurity and report any suspicions of disease to their local Animal Health office.”The United Kingdom has had one previous H5N1 outbreak in poultry, at the Bernard Matthews turkey operation about 70 miles northeast of London in February. Authorities never firmly identified the source of the virus but said it probably came from turkey meat imported from Hungary.last_img read more

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Christmas rush set to spur November to remember

first_img Upyards the new way of life According to the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association, a lift in buyer interest was occurring at a time when the volume of properties for sale was shrinking.REBAA president Cate Bakos warned buyers needed at least a four-week buffer period for paperwork and administration post-sale, but to be safe that should be stretched to six weeks – effectively making November make-or-break month for some house hunters.“For several reasons,” Ms Bakos said, “buyers tend to come out in Spring because they know the listing numbers are optimised (and footy is over and done with).” Holiday home of toilet brush pioneer for sale MORE: Property sales ramping up Matthew and Melissa Hopper have sold their Hendra home and are moving just down the road with their three children Henry (6), Hannah(4) and Hugh (2), Hendra Monday 21th October 2019 Picture AAPimage/David ClarkA surge in homebuyers coming to town is set to spur a November to remember, experts believe, as the rush to be in a new home by Christmas begins in earnest.With just seven weeks left until the Christmas holidays, and money now the cheapest it has ever been to borrow, realtors and buyers’ agents were bracing for the traditional rise in competition to be supercharged. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Home buyers tend to come out in Spring according to REBAA.“Buyers love the idea of Christmas in their new house and those who are looking now to buy may also be keen to have children start at their new school in late January.”She said 30 days was a minimum settlement she’d consider for a client “and we’re now running at 45 days as a maximum to be sure that we’re in time for lawyer office shut down”.Ms Bakos said while buyer numbers were lower than the same time last year, “we certainly have more volume than recent months”“Agent schedules are busy, auction Saturdays are quite full and it certainly feels busy.”She advised any buyer heading to auctions to be prepared for it to be competitive “with a suitable stretch budget”.CoreLogic market commentator Kevin Brogan said the latest six month trend in housing turnover was showing increased activity though it was yet to test the 10-year average.This as the latest CoreLogic Home Value Index, released Friday, found Brisbane was still showing good value for buyers despite dwelling values rising 0.8 per cent in October.CoreLogic research director Tim Lawless said October was a month of recovering real estate values, with the five city aggregate index up 1.4 per cent.“The improved housing market conditions are becoming more geographically diverse; although Sydney and Melbourne continue to lead the growth trend, based on the month to date reading, we are also expecting to report a subtle rise in dwelling values across Brisbane and Adelaide.”Matthew and Melissa Hopper have just gone into contract on a large home in Hendra that they bought eight years ago for $770,000 – and then renovated into a million-dollar-plus proposition.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago“Being next to Ascot which is a premier suburb, it was only a matter of time. We’ve had so much development here because of the racing precinct, the new Racecourse Village, nice facilities and it’s near Hamilton and Portside.” Matthew and Melissa Hopper have sold their Hendra home and moved just down the road with their three children Henry (6), Hannah (4) and Hugh (2). Picture AAPimage/David ClarkThey count themselves lucky that they were able to get into the market early.“We held two properties here for the last 12 months which is why we’ve decided to sell one. Our house was already raised when we purchased but we’ve done a complete renovation of inside and external. We converted a working stable into a four car garage and pool house.“Hendra is so well known for having horses in suburbs so it’s unique. Our other one is in Raceview Ave and we’re hoping to produce a similar style of house on that.”Place Ascot real estate agent Patrick McKinnon said buyer demand in premier suburbs such as Hendra was “on fire”.“It’s amazing to see. We have sold some of the best top sales over the last three months here. We sold 6 General St, Hendra for $2m on 405sq m (block), an awesome price and we’ve done it again and again.”“All the horses obviously have moved out of the backyards into stables in Ascot racing precinct and that’s had an impact on people investing in really good homes here.The market’s really moving, we have some amazing homes. It’s actually developers, a lot of developer stock, and so much coming to market. It’s so exciting to see people are investing in really high end builds and quality finishes.”“Land in Hendra is just going up through the roof. It’s one of the quickest markets we’ve seen, it’s going off.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

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Recruit Jordan to attend Orange Madness at Syracuse on Friday as part of official visit

first_imgOver the past five years, Syracuse has been a mecca for talented basketball players from Philadelphia.Head coach Jim Boeheim and assistant coach Mike Hopkins have lured a star-studded group to come play for the Orange, including Dion Waiters, Scoop Jardine and Rick Jackson.Philadelphia native Rysheed Jordan may be the next player to join that list. Jordan, a senior guard at Vaux Roberts High School, will attend Orange Madness at Syracuse on Friday night as part of his official visit to campus. Syracuse is one of seven schools on Jordan’s radar. He said Friday’s visit will help determine whether SU is the right school for him.Jordan’s list was originally at 11 schools, but he recently cut it down to seven: Alabama, Rutgers, St. Johns, Syracuse, Temple, UCLA and Xavier. He said attending Syracuse is definitely a possibility, largely because of the players from Philadelphia who have come before him.“Out of all the Philly players that went to Syracuse, a lot have gone on to play at the next level,” Jordan said. “I think Syracuse is like Philly. When I’ve talked to Philly players they’ve told me how great it is.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWatching Dion Waiters make the jump from a dependable role player to one of the most electrifying players in college basketball and the eventual No. 4 pick in the NBA draft was particularly appealing for Jordan.Syracuse’s style of play and the way the Orange gets up and down the floor are also selling points for Jordan. Playing in a 2-3 zone is not an issue for Jordan, who said he has great respect for Boeheim’s and Hopkins’ methods.Jordan, now the No. 16 point guard and No. 64 overall recruit in the country, according to ESPN, wasn’t always a star. He didn’t play AAU basketball until the ninth grade, which is much later than most players of his caliber.That’s when Philly Pride director Kamal Yard finally brought him aboard. Yard had watched Jordan play for more than four years on the playground and in recreational leagues, but couldn’t get him to join the Pride.In the ninth grade, that all changed.Yard made his case for why Jordan should play for the Pride yet again. This time, the message clicked with Jordan. Now that he was in high school and getting serious about basketball, he knew playing for the Pride would help take his game to the next level.“He’s the classic late bloomer at AAU,” Yard said. “He’s relatively new to the whole AAU thing, which actually is really good, because he’s not spoiled by the process.”Jordan’s first dominant game as a member of the Pride came during his sophomore season. The Pride traveled to Pittsburgh to play in a tournament. Yard wanted his team to get as much out of the experience as it possibly could, so he asked the tournament director to play Team Takeover, the No. 1 AAU team in the entire country.Yard pushed his team to “shoot for the big fish,” and he knew Jordan would do everything in his power to help his team win the game.Jordan was up for the challenge, dropping 30 points and keeping his outmatched team within striking distance for the majority of the game before Team Takeover pulled away.“Rysheed was unbelievable,” Yard said. “He was slashing and finishing over the top of those guys and making his teammates better. He was highly spirited and highly competitive. Defensively he was a thorn in the a**.”Yard said the game against Team Takeover helped elevate Jordan’s game immensely and put him in the national spotlight.“It was really like his coming-out party,” he said. “Everything mushroomed from there.”Two years later, Jordan’s game has continued to develop. FOXSportNext.com recruiting analyst Evan Daniels said Jordan excels at getting into the paint and finishing around the rim. He uses his size and strength to maneuver around defenders and convert at the basket.Both Daniels and ESPN recruiting analyst Dave Telep believe Jordan will be used as a combo guard in college and can help a team right away.Telep said Jordan has a lot of potential, but still has to improve certain elements of his game, such as his jump shot and passing ability.“He has innate physical ability to get into the paint,” Telep said. “I think the next step is adding some pace into his game, slowing down and being a game manager.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 10, 2012 at 2:54 am Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

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