New project-centred online auction service for charities

first_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digital Events New project-centred online auction service for charities Howard Lake | 9 April 2006 | News New approach in fundraising with online auctionsAt Ycare nonprofits can present projects and obtain funding thru online auctions, all for free! Some call it the “eBay with a concience – some call it the better eBay/24-7PressRelease/ – March 08, 2006 – When it comes to raising funds for charitable projects, all nonprofits make the same basic experience: The better informed the donors are, the more they are willing to donate. These “marketing campaigns” however, are costly and can amount up to 30% of the income of a nonprofit.While some websites put their focus on online auctions, Ycare ( takes a different approach and puts the focus on getting the charitable project known; because the better known a project is, the more funding it will receive. Advertisementcenter_img  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Publishing a projectAt Ycare, nonprofits can publish their charitable projects and spread the word to the online community. It does not matter how big or how small a project is. A project can be the purchase of new books for your child’s school, the improvement of facilities at your church, a fundraising campaign for the homeless or for a Third World project.Publishing a project at Ycare is as simple as starting an online auction. Ycare supplies various tools to help get projects known on a local or national basis:· When a project is published, the Ycare software automatically creates flyers with a brief description of the project. These flyers can be printed and handed out the old fashioned way, thus reaching donors that don’t have internet access.· Users get their own personal Ycare email address book. Existing email addresses can be uploaded personalized emails can be sent to potential supporters of a project.· Donors can ask questions about a project and both the question and the answer are posted on the website, for other donors to read.· Projects can be updated with text or images at any time, always keeping donors informedIn addition, Ycare checks the tax exempt status of the nonprofit and, if verification is possible, posts a seal of certification, informing potential donors.Starting an online auctionYcare is also a complete online auction site. Here donors can sell items in support of a project of their choice and determine, how much of the proceeds from the sales they want to donate to the project and how much they want to keep for themselves. Donors can donate anywhere between 5% and 100% of the proceeds.Buying and selling is similar to other auction sites, where both parties agree on the form of payment. Ycare plays no role in financial transactions between buyers and sellers. And also donors send their donations directly to the nonprofit listed on the website. Ycare plays no role in donation transactions.As an introduction, Ycare is free of any costs. In a later stage Ycare will introduce a 4% fee from the seller on that amount of the proceeds that are not donated. If the total proceeds are donated, there are no costs at all. For nonprofits, however, Ycare will stay free of charge.Summing it upThis new approach opens the opportunity to combine the commercial interests of others with the charitable interests of the nonprofits, making it easier for others to give. Because it’s simply more fun to: “Give a little, keep a little”Ycare is a privately held company# # #Daniel VinovitschYcareCEOE-Mail: [email protected] AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

PDF of October 1 issue

first_imgDownload the 12-page PDF.Arrest killers of Breonna Taylor!The Left, the election crisis & ‘the elephant in the room’Environment:3,334 worldwide protests;Climate crisis & migration.400,000 workers stuck at seaALSO:DeJoy’s den of thieves;Florida bill targets protesters;‘Journey for Justice’;‘Proud Boys’ shamed in Portland;San Antonio confronts cop terror;Philly houseless victory;Health workers win strike.TEAR DOWN THE WALLS:Jalil Muntaqim;Palestinian and Irish jail solidarity;Federal executions and racism.Editorial:Stop war on Black communitiesDownload the 12-page PDF.More PDF back-issues here.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

FFA National Convention Set to Begin and Change Lives

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home News Feed FFA National Convention Set to Begin and Change Lives By Andy Eubank – Oct 22, 2012 FFA National Convention Set to Begin and Change Lives Previous articleFridays Cattle on Feed Report Sets Record, Impacts PricesNext articleIndiana Says Hello and Goodbye to National FFA Convention Andy Eubank SHARE The FFA Blue Jackets are now arriving in Indianapolis for the national convention which begins Wednesday. Convention offers many things for the 50,000 members who attend, and often times inspiration for bigger things is what members take with them when they leave. That was the case for current National FFA President Ryan Best of New Mexico when he attended his first convention six years ago.“Stuart Joy was a national officer and he is from New Mexico and having known him from showing and judging and then getting to see him up on that stage, it made me realize that this is something I could do. But I think that what coming to that national convention really showed me more than anything else was how badly I wanted to compete in the national CDE. So then in 2007 I actually won our state prepared public speaking as was able to come as a sophomore in high school to compete at that national convention. I was so excited and so honored to get to come. Even though it didn’t turn out quite as well as I hoped it would I learned so much from just coming and interacting with members who have the same interests as me.”Best remembers a year ago when the national officers were announced and a potentially embarrassing situation because he never did hear his name announced was averted.“It got down to the last one when they were calling national president and they said ‘from the state of New…’ and I didn’t hear anything else. I just knew I was the only ‘New’ left because they had already called New York and New Jersey, and New Hampshire didn’t have any candidates running that year. I was running to the stage and still couldn’t believe it was me and I get up on stage and I turned to Jason (Troendle from Minnesota) and asked if they really called my name. He said ya buddy they did and I said good because that would have been really embarrassing if they hadn’t.”Best says the national officers spend some very intense days and weeks preparing for this week. One example?“Our script book actually grew from being about twenty pages to about 100 pages, then 200, then 300,” he said. “And I think right now we have it nearly 1000 pages long of script that we have to memorize before convention gets here so we can be able to present all that.”Helping kick off the convention this year is the “Rally to Fight Hunger.” More than 10,000 FFA members, teachers, alumni and volunteers will work hour-long shifts from Wednesday through Friday packing meals. The goal is to create 1 million meals by Friday night with half distributed in the Indianapolis area and half shipped overseas in coordination with Kids Against Hunger.[audio:|titles=FFA national president ready for convention]Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS SHARElast_img read more

Another Moroccan move to restrict coverage of Rif unrest

first_imgNews Organisation Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Morocco’s expulsion of two Spanish journalists, José Luis Navazo and Fernando Sanz, who in recent weeks had been covering the protests in Al-Hoceïma, in the northern Rif region. June 8, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Judicial harassmentPredatorsFreedom of expression The editor of the Correo Diplomático online newsletter, Navazo has lived in Morocco for the past 17 years with his wife of Moroccan origin and his two children, while Sanz is a freelancer who had been finishing a report about the protests. Police arrested them in Tétouan on 25 July, seizing their equipment and material, and expelled them without any explanation three hours later across the nearby land border with Ceuta, a Spanish enclave on the north Moroccan coast. “I am stunned by what has happened,” Navazo told RSF. “Morocco is the country I love and I have left my wife and children there. Nonetheless, I did my job in a professional and honest manner and checked all my information with different sources.” RSF Spain secretary-general Rosa Meneses said: “We call on the Moroccan authorities to allow José Luis Navazo to rejoin his family in Tétouan. We also ask the Spanish government to intercede on behalf of this journalist.” In a statement for the weekly Tel Quel, Moroccan culture and communication minister Mohamed Lâaraj claimed that Navazo and Sanz, “identified themselves as tourists, not journalists, and tried to film although they had no permit for filming.” “There can be no justification for expelling journalists in such a summary manner, without giving them time to explain themselves or take the necessary steps,” said Yasmine Kacha, the head of RSF’s North Africa desk. “This latest sign of hostility on the part of the authorities is part of a broader policy aimed at restricting the work of both Moroccan and foreign journalists trying to cover events in the Rif, a region that is in growing danger of becoming a no-go area for independent media.” Navazo and Sanz were expelled on the same day that Moroccan journalist Hamid El Mahdaoui was sentenced to three months in prison on a charge of “inviting” people to participate in a banned demonstration in Al-Hoceïma, the epicentre of the protest movement in the Rif. RSF described his conviction as “unjust and summary” in apress release on 26 July, which reported that a total of seven citizen-journalists and media workers had been arrested in or near Al-Hoceïma in recent weeks. Morocco is ranked 133rd out of 180 countries inRSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 15, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Receive email alerts News News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Judicial harassmentPredatorsFreedom of expression RSF_en July 28, 2017 Another Moroccan move to restrict coverage of Rif unrest April 28, 2021 Find out more News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists to go furtherlast_img read more

Loyalty is the key in a changing world

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Loyalty is the key in a changing worldOn 9 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today We asked some of the profession’s leading figures about our survey, thecurrent state of public sector HR and what it needs to do to improveperformance in the coming years. Alastair Henderson, acting director, NHS, Employers Organisation The key challenge for HR in the NHS is supporting the organisation throughchange. There are always challenges surrounding managing staff performance andthe changing culture of an organisation. The question of funding and HRcapacity is crucial, and I’m not surprised at the concerns of the profession. But I don’t think we should underestimate the commitment and satisfactionachieved by people working in the public sector and the NHS – that’s veryimportant. Jo Fellows, HR adviser, Local Government, Employers’ Organisation Local government HR departments have been at the forefront of good practicein areas such as equality and diversity, and this seems to be reflected in thesurvey results. It’s an exciting and challenging time for HR professionalswithin local government at the moment, particularly as people management ismoving up in the improvement agenda. Will Hutton, chief executive, The Work Foundation Managing the performance of staff is always a big problem. Virtually everystaff survey in the private and public sector alike is guaranteed to say threethings: that organisations can’t manage performance, that there needs to bemore team-working, and something about the better design of pay and rewardsystems. Not managing performance is a widely-perceived problem in the privatesector, and it doesn’t surprise me that it’s an issue for public sector HRprofessionals as well. Mike Emmott, employee relations adviser, Chartered Institute of Personneland Development (CIPD) The results on the whole are pleasing as they concur with the CIPD’s own research.The one real surprise is the high rating of those enjoying a good work-lifebalance. This is good news as it suggests an emphasis in the public sector ontranslating family-friendly and flexible policies. However, the high stress levels – particularly in the health service – arediscouraging. You have to look at the reasons why they are high. One of themain reasons is the poor standards of line management – a particular weaknessin the public sector. I also think the ‘ambiguity of objectives’ in the publicsector can lead to stress. Alan Warner, corporate director (property and people), HertfordshireCounty Council and vice-president of the Society of Personnel Officers inGovernment Services (Socpo) Part of what we need to do is address issues of image. The public sector isa great place to be and we need to say so more forcefully and frequently, butwe also need to concentrate more on picking out the stars of tomorrow. Very fewother areas of employment give people the real opportunity to make a differenceand improve the quality of life and the environment in which we all live. The upshot is that good HR directors have to be a lot more creative with thelimited resources they have. The evidence suggests they are doing this asmassive changes have been achieved over the past few years. Andrew Foster, director of HR, Department of Health The good scores on industrial relations, employee relations, equalopportunities, innovation and employment law reflect the high quality of staffin HR functions in the NHS. The good scores on work life balance, flexibleworking, and job security are also encouraging. The survey’s findings on stress reflect the public sector generally,particularly the health service. However, we are not complacent, we recognisethe need to keep concentration on building effective people managers, and areapplying research tactics, such as team-working which improves stressmanagement. Bev Messinger, head of HR, Coventry City Council Skills shortages are certainly an issue for local councils. Coventry isapproaching this on a number of fronts, including a fundamental review ofrecruitment processes and policies which will address issues of attracting andretaining talent and improving the diversity of the workforce. Angela O’Connor, HR director, Crown Prosecution Service I have some real worries that perhaps some HR departments are doing thethings they enjoy and feel comfortable with, rather than those that relatedirectly to business needs. There are some great HR teams in the public sector – I think better than anyother sector, as they have the issues of public accountability to deal with,the public purse and a variety of services to deliver to diverse communities. Ipersonally love working in the public sector. I think it is rewarding,fast-paced, the people are great and making a difference for the public is asgood as work gets. last_img read more

Indian Navy retires TU142M maritime patrol aircraft

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy retires TU142M maritime patrol aircraft Authorities View post tag: MPRA March 27, 2017 View post tag: TU142M Share this article The Indian Navy is decommissioning the TU142M Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft after it spent 29 years serving the nation.The Russian-built Tupolev aircraft will be formally de-inducted by Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff during a ceremony at Indian Naval Air Station Rajali, in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu on March 29.The TU142M Long Range Maritime Patrol (NATO reporting name: Bear F/J) aircraft was inducted into the Indian Navy at Dabolim Goa in 1988. The aircraft subsequently shifted base permanently to INS Rajali in 1992 and became the Indian Navy’s primary long range maritime reconnaissance anti-submarine warfare aircraft.TU142M saw action during operation ‘Cactus’ in Maldives and participated in operational missions off Sri Lanka to provide airborne surveillance. Powered by four engines, the TU142M is the fastest turboprop aircraft in the world, according to the Indian Navy.The TU142M is being replaced by the newly inducted Boeing-built P-8l aircraft. Commander Yogender Mair, the last commanding officer of the squadron with TU142M aircraft will hand over the reins to Commander V Ranganathan, who will be the first Squadron Commanding Officer with the P-8l. Indian Navy retires TU142M maritime patrol aircraft View post tag: Indian Navylast_img read more

OXCAT demonstration held against trafficking in Cornmarket

first_imgA demonstration was staged by Oxford Communities Against Trafficking (OXCAT) last Saturday. Primarily concerned with raising awareness amongst the general public of the many issues surrounding the sex trafficking of young girls and women, the demonstration also sought to allow young volunteers a chance to engage with OXCAT’s campaign.An OXCAT spokesperson said, “We are trying to do as much awareness-raising in the community as possible, targeted at different levels. Saturday was a small and low-key event for a few young people who wanted to know more about trafficking. The main aim was for those young people who wanted to learn about trafficking and wanted to get involved to do so.”OXCAT have run a number of drives targeted at people throughout the community in order to raise awareness of these issues. In December 2012 they ran a free course specifically designed to raise awareness amongst registered taxi and private hire drivers. In October 2012 they ran the Child Catcher stunt, in which men dressed as the character of the Child Catcher from  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and walked enchained schoolchildren through the streets of Oxford. Their main efforts are now focused on the 2013 Anti-Slavery Day on 18th October.The Queen’s College Equalities Rep Li Li Tan said, “In general I think campaigns like this are really necessary for raising awareness of issues in the wider world. Especially since I’ve encountered a fair number of people who are sceptical about why we would even need positions like the Equalities Rep, because cases of serious discrimination are not widespread within Oxford colleges.”Suzanne Holsomback, OUSU Vice-President for Women, told Cherwell, “The Oxford Community Against Trafficking and Salvation Army’s demonstration on 9th March was a powerful statement about trafficking and modern day slavery. Trafficking happens in Oxford and we cannot turn a blind eye to this crime in our community. Bold campaigns such as this force people to see, hear, and know that trafficking is an issue.”Sex trafficking is an issue which has come to light in Oxford through the Bullfinch trial, which started in mid-January. The trial has seen the prosecution of nine men on 78 separate charges of child rape, trafficking, and sexual exploitation of girls between the ages of 11 and 16.last_img read more

University Of Evansville Jazz Band Invitational

first_imgAPRIL 29TH, 2018 TOWNSEND OUTLAW INDIANA The University of Evansville played one of their famous pieces at their annual Jazz Band Invitational.Other Jazz bands from Tristate area colleges and High school were invited to perform at Wheeler Hall on The University of Evansville’s Campus.Many of the Jazz players say its such a great time and it gives people a chance to see some talented players from Evansville. Its also been a good way for The University of Evansville’s Jazz Band to recruit local talent.Logan Tsuji a member of The University of Evansville’s Jazz band said “the jazz band we have multiple ensembles on the university, but the jazz band does one or two concerts a semester sometimes more sometimes less.”The University of Evansville Jazz Band just toured Chicago earlier this year.Logan also said he was honored to win an award at the festival for outstanding soloist. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

COA Affirms Attorney Owes Ex-Assistant Thousands In Unpaid Wages

first_imgCOA Affirms Attorney Owes Ex-Assistant Thousands In Unpaid WagesJennifer Nellson for www.theindianalayer.comAn Elkhart solo practitioner must pay his former legal assistant more than $85,000 after she sued him to recover unpaid wages owed to her over the course of two years, the Court of Appeals affirmed Wednesday.Bonnie Egan worked as Eugene Topolski’s legal assistant from November 2005 until April 2012. She was paid a set amount of money on a weekly basis, regardless of the number of hours worked and could take vacation whenever she needed. This arrangement worked until the economic downturn hit. By January 2010, she expected to be paid $600 gross per week, but she was not paid every week from that point on. She stopped receiving paychecks from August 2011 until January 2012, when Topolski began paying her $600 gross per week again.She asked to be let go so she could collect unemployment, but Topolski did not fire her. She instead took a job with another law firm in April 2012. In her resignation letter, she gave Topolski until June 1, 2012, to pay her the $24,000 she was owed in past-due salary from 2011 and 2012. Topolski never paid the amount, so she sued in Elkhart Superior Court. The trial court granted her $85,104.14, which included unpaid back pay, liquidated damages and attorney fees.Topolski appealed in Eugene J. Topolski v. Bonnie Egan, 20A05-1502-CC-82, claiming the court erred in finding Egan was a salaried employee and incorrectly calculated the amount of unpaid wages due. He argued she was an hourly employee and was only owed $8,200. But he is essentially asking the appeals court to reweigh the evidence, which it will not do. The trial court listed numerous factors based on the evidence presented at trial of the two’s employment relationship to support its legal conclusion that Egan was a salaried employee, Judge Paul Mathias wrote.The COA also found no error by the trial court in awarding liquidated damages and attorney fees under I.C. 22-2-5-2.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Press release: Self Assessment returns: unbelievable excuses and dubious expenses

first_imgThe deadline for sending 2017 to 2018 Self Assessment tax returns to HMRC, and paying any tax owed, is 31 January 2019.Further informationHMRC will treat those with genuine excuses leniently, as we focus our penalties on those who persistently fail to complete their tax returns and deliberate tax evaders. The excuse must be genuine and we might ask for evidence. Those listed above were all declined on the basis that they were either untrue or not good enough reasons.Customers who provide HMRC with a reasonable excuse before the 31 January deadline can avoid a penalty after this date.The penalties for late tax returns are: We want to make it as simple as possible for our customers to do their tax returns and the majority make the effort to do theirs right and on time. But each year we still come across some poor excuses and expenses which range from problems with maids to televisions. Help will always be provided for those who have a genuine excuse for not submitting their return on time but it’s unfair to the majority of honest taxpayers when others make bogus claims. If you think you might miss the 31 January deadline, get in touch with us now – the earlier we’re contacted, the more we can help. Angela MacDonald, HMRC Director General of Customer Services, said: You can watch a YouTube video about the most bizarre excuses.As well as unbelievable excuses, every year we also receive some dubious expenses claims for unconvincing items like woolly underwear and pet insurance for a dog. Some of the most questionable include: my mother-in-law is a witch and put a curse on me I’m too short to reach the post box I was just too busy – my first maid left, my second maid stole from me, and my third maid was very slow to learn our junior member of staff registered our client in Self Assessment by mistake because they were not wearing their glasses my boiler had broken and my fingers were too cold to type There are also additional penalties for paying late of 5% of the tax unpaid at 30 days, 6 months and 12 months.Tax is automatically deducted from the majority of UK taxpayers’ wages, pensions or savings. For people or businesses where tax is not automatically deducted, or when they may have earned additional untaxed income, they are required to complete a Self Assessment tax return each year. an initial £100 fixed penalty, which applies even if there is no tax to pay, or if the tax due is paid on time after 3 months, additional daily penalties of £10 per day, up to a maximum of £900 after 6 months, a further penalty of 5% of the tax due or £300, whichever is greater after 12 months, another 5% or £300 charge, whichever is greater Help is available on GOV.UK, from the Self Assessment helpline on 0300 200 3310, and on social media. a carpenter claiming £900 for a 55-inch TV and sound bar to help him price his jobs £40 on extra woolly underwear, for 5 years £756 for my pet dog insurance a music subscription, so I can listen to music while I work a family holiday to Nigeria All these excuses and expenses were unsuccessful.You can watch a YouTube video about dubious expense claims. Most of our customers complete their tax returns honestly and on time but every year HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) receives some outlandish excuses and expense claims.Some of the most bizarre excuses HMRC received from customers who missed the Self Assessment deadline include being too short to reach the post box and having fingers too cold to type. Here are some of the strangest from the past year:last_img read more