Institute of Fundraising starts offering email briefings to its members

first_imgInstitute of Fundraising starts offering email briefings to its members Two and a half years after it created its first web site, the Institute of Fundraising has begun to use email to share updates with its members.In a written update to members, Lindsey Boswell, CEO of the Institute, reminded members that they could opt in to receive these briefings which “are now starting in a serious and effective way.” To sign up for the email alerts members need to login to the members only area of the website using their name and membership number and then subscribe or unsubscribe from these briefings.Boswell is keen that members don’t feel overloaded with emails. “This system,” he explains, is designed knowing that we all get too many emails and too much information.” He assures members that “your membership of the Institute is designed to help you cut through this information overload rather than add to it.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Individual giving Howard Lake | 29 January 2003 | 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.last_img read more

UN panel recognizes lack of political will to protect journalists

first_imgNews June 12, 2014 – Updated on January 25, 2016 UN panel recognizes lack of political will to protect journalists Participants in a panel discussion on journalists’ safety, held yesterday in Geneva during the UN Human Rights Council’s 26th session, were unanimous in recognizing a lack of political will on the part of governments to do what is necessary to protect journalists.The participants included UNESCO deputy director-general Getachew Engida, the OSCE’s media freedom representative, Dunja Mijatovic, and the UN special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue.Reporters Without Borders, which often makes recommendations on the safety of journalists, welcomes the decision to hold this panel debate, which gave participants an opportunity to remind states that they are fully responsible for protecting journalists. This reminder is particularly needed at a time when many journalists are being targeted in such countries as Syria, Iraq, Central African Republic, Mali and Pakistan.See the debateThe participants took the position that the international rules on protecting journalists are adequate, but condemned the lack of political will and the impunity enjoyed by these responsible for attacks on journalists. They also stressed the need to adapt national laws to provide freedom of information with more protection and create mechanisms for protecting journalists in emergencies.“It is paradoxical that this panel debate saw a consensus emerge among states on the need for better protection for journalists when the main obstacle is their lack of will and their failure to act,” said Prisca Orsonneau, the coordinator of Reporters Without Borders’ legal committee.“Combatting impunity should be a priority, given that 26 journalists have been killed since the start of the year. Investigations are not carried out systematically. And when that are initiated, they do not systematically conclude with those responsible being identified and convicted.”Mijatovic deplored the fact that many states do not cooperate sufficiently with NGOs and journalists’ associations. She also condemned the witch-hunt being waged against bloggers in many countries.La Rue stressed that states are responsible for the safety of journalists regardless of the identity of those who harass or attack them. He called for the adoption of a UN declaration on journalists, on the lines of the one already adopted for human rights defenders, and the creation of special representatives on freedom of information at the national and regional level.Reporters Without Borders and Article 19 together organized a side-event on the safety of journalists after this panel. Hani Abbas, a Syrian cartoonist who is being assisted by RWB, spoke at this event. Organisation center_img RSF_en Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

7th Street Surf Shop Declared ‘Total Loss’ After Ocean City Boardwalk Fire

first_imgCharred surfboards and merchandise sit in a pile behind the 7th Street Surf Shop on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Sunday, May 17, the day after a devastating fire.Fire destroyed a popular surf shop on the Boardwalk on Saturday night, just one week before Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start of the summer season in Ocean City.“Unfortunately, the surf shop suffered a total loss,” Ocean City Fire Chief Christopher Breunig said in a news release.Barricades block the entrance to the 7th Street Surf Shop on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Sunday, May 17, but the boardwalk was undamaged by the blaze that destroyed the store.The cause of the fire remained under investigation Sunday morning.Firefighters responded to 7th Street Surf Shop at 654 Boardwalk about 8 p.m. Saturday night. They encountered heavy flames and smoke billowing from the building. Firefighters were able to contain the bulk of the fire to the surf shop, but two neighboring businesses suffered minor damage, Breunig said.Fire companies from Somers Point and Marmora also responded to the scene. Firefighters brought the blaze under control in about an hour, but fire crews remained on the scene into the night Saturday, cleaning up debris and extinguishing hot spots.The shop, which sells surfboards, clothing and surfing accessories, was open when the fire started, but no injuries were reported in the blaze.The Boardwalk was closed between 6th and 7th streets after the fire Saturday night, but reopened Sunday morning.The boardwalk itself was undamaged by the blaze. Barricades blocked the entrance to the store, but the full length of the boardwalk was open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic.The 7th Street Surf Shop has two other locations in Ocean City: a second Boardwalk location at 11th Street, and a stand-alone store at 720 Asbury Ave.Stay with OCNJ Daily for updates on this story.last_img read more

Lakers’ DeMarcus Cousins has harassment charges dropped, case dismissed

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers did not release an official statement about the case. Coach Frank Vogel acknowledged that the case had been “present in my mind” but declined to comment on a legal matter of a player.Cousins is expected to miss the season after tearing his ACL during an August workout. He has not spoken publicly to the media since the injury.Still, the former All-Star has been very much a part of the team’s fabric through the early part of the season, attending practices and sitting courtside at games as he rehabilitates his injury. Vogel said the Lakers had “internal discussions” about Cousins’ inclusion that he declined to disclose, but said he feels in general that allowing injured players to participate in team activities helps with the mental challenge of recovery.“All of our injured players we want to be as involved as possible,” Vogel said.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins is no longer facing legal issues in his home state of Alabama, after third-degree harassment charges were dropped and a misdemeanor case was dismissed.Two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed to Southern California News Group that the case had been dismissed. Moshae Donald, Cousins’ attorney who initially told ESPN that the case had been dismissed, did not immediately respond to an SCNG inquiry.The case arose in August, when Cousins’ ex-girlfriend Christy West alleged that Cousins had threatened to shoot her during an argument regarding their son. TMZ released an audio recording of a man, who West said was Cousins, threatening, “I’m gonna make sure I put a bullet through your (expletive) head.”Cousins, 29, could still be subject to potential discipline from the NBA as part of the league’s domestic violence policy. An NBA spokesman told SCNG: “We are reviewing the outcome of today’s proceedings.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs last_img read more