Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) 2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited is a holding company providing products and services for life assurance, employee benefits, asset management, medical insurance, funeral assurance provision of actuarial services and residential property development. This includes managing pensions, funeral insurance and microfinancing in the informal banking market. Fidelity Life Assurance Zimbabwe offers additional products for individual loans, salary-based loads and loans for farmers. Its actuarial services include life and general insurance services, healthcare insurance, investments and finance and funeral assurance schemes. Its asset management services include unit trusts, money market funds, equity funds, balanced funds and advisory services. Its medical aid services include an access health package, express health package and a foundation health package. The company operates in Zimbabwe and Malawi, with the latter offering products for life assurance and pensions. Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Car & General Limited (CGEN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Car & General Limited (CGEN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Car & General Limited (CGEN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Car & General Limited (CGEN.ke) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileCar & General Limited supplies power generation, automotive, engineering and agricultural equipment in Kenya. The company also imports and markets brands which are global leaders in various markets; including two- and three-wheeler vehicles, tractors, outboard engines, air compressors, laundry equipment and water pumps. Car & General Limited has subsidiary companies in Uganda and Tanzania, and branches in Arusha and Rwanda where it is the master distributor for Cummins (diesel generators, engines and parts). In Tanzania, Car & General manage Kibo Poultry Products Limited which is one of the oldest chicken broiler farms in Africa. It is the master distributor for Cummins diesel generators, engines and parts in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Seychelles, South Sudan and Somalia. The company was established in 1936 in Nakuru, Kenya; its head office and main operations were relocated to Nairobi following the rapid expansion of the business. Car & General Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
The eligibility conundrum, Wales’ needs for a ‘hitout’, Saracens’ incredible season and the difficulty of adapting to Sevens all covered TAGS: HighlightSaracens Reverse pass: Sonny Bill Williams is a master of the offload League caps need to be included in union eligibilityMay saw Ben Te’o selected for the England squad. A decision which saw a few rolled eyes when it shouldn’t have, as his mother is English. However, the Te’o issue did highlight the need for rugby league representative caps to be taken into account when assessing union eligibility. Twenty years ago it didn’t matter if you had played league before union, the codes only crossed one way. In fact, if you were a Welsh player who ‘went North’ to play league, you essentially walked in Cersei Lannister’s shameful footsteps as you crossed the border – except you were pelted with pints of Allbright and brick hard Welsh cakes.In demand: Ben Te’o has attracted the attentions of Ireland, Australia and EnglandHowever, with the modern codes closer than ever and ‘code hopping’ becoming a legitimate career option for so many players, the need for the acknowledgement of representative caps between both codes needs is pressing. It does seem wrong that, in the case of Te’o, a player can represent one country in league and another in union. The issue needs sorting before another league convert hops over.Wales needed the England fixture on many levelsWales playing a pre tour fixture against England, in May, received a raft of criticism. Most of it hugely unjust. The playing benefits were obvious. Rolling up in New Zealand for a three-test tour, which is the equivalent of three World Cup finals in a row, without playing a warm-up match would have been stupid beyond belief. However, most of the criticism for organising the fixture focused on the notion that the game was a cynical money spinner.Hard to turn down: Wales’ invitation to Twickenham was difficult to refuseBut so what if it was? Welsh rugby is one of the poorest relations of European top table. The type of relation whose house is full of tatty furniture and desperately looking at a payday loan to buy some new stuff. In case you haven’t noticed, whilst the Top 14 and English clubs are buying new 50-inch LED TV’s and plush Italian leather sofas, Wales is still staring at a 32-inch Hitachi whilst slumped on a fag burned beanbag. If Welsh rugby wants to retain/return their star players and lure some southern hemisphere giants, then it needs as many cynical money spinners as it can get.You can’t just ‘have a go’ at SevensThere are many things in life that you simply can’t ‘have a go at’; brain surgery, air traffic control and controlled demolitions heading the list. However, having watched Jarryd Hayne playing in London, we can now add elite sevens to the list. Hayne had an eye opener, in London, to the point where his eye lashes became his fringe. He was frequently caught out of position, missed simple tackles and struggled enormously handling the twitchy, unstructured passing on which sevens is built. Hayne’s struggle should come as no surprise.In the public eye: Jarryd Hayne’s switch to Sevens has made headlines around the worldIt has taken Sonny Bill Williams months to learn sevens, and SBW had been playing union for the past four seasons – Hayne had been knocking around with American Footballers for 12 months prior. If this build up to the Rio Olympics has taught us one thing, it is that sevens, as a discipline, is hugely different from 15s – and to think that 15s players can merely turn up and dominate devalues both sevens and its players.The miracle ‘reverse’ offload isn’t as dangerous as it looks LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS If you’ve recently watched any rugby, live or in a pub, you’ll be familiar with supporters shrieking at the first sight of a player offloading the ball, using the ‘back of the hand’; a sort of reverse offload if you will. May’s dry weather saw a noticeable increase in this type of offload and its execution immediately makes supporters think that an unnecessary risk is being taken with possession.Big Ben: Racing Metro’s Ben Tameifuna Ben offloads the ball against Saints in the Champions CupBut the reverse one handed offload is far safer than a standard one hand offload, and with Wales, England and Australia playing the big three Southern Hemisphere sides next weekend, it’s a style of offload that you will witness five to ten times a game. Whereas a standard offload has just one contact point – the ball and the players hand (ie the palm of the hand), the reverse offload has three contact points; one between the palm of the hand, the other at the join of the hand and wrist and another on the upper part of the fore arm. For the perfect example keep an eye on Damien McKenzie as he executes that type of offload roughly every 0.45 seconds.Saracens. To be ‘hated’, you have to be awesome.To be generally hated by the masses, in any sport, you have to have reached a certain level of excellence and domination. Few supporters ‘hate’ average teams. For instance, generally, no one hates London Irish, or Watford FC, they simply haven’t won the amount of trophies required to whip up the necessary levels of negativity that ring the hatred bell. However, in May, Saracens reached that level of domination and now have the general ‘hate’ rating which Manchester United reached in the mid noughties.Domestic domination: Saracens excellence is not enjoyed about many outside their circleSaracens were awesome in May and absolutely dominated all whom they played. Their destruction of Leicester Tigers and Exeter Chiefs in the finals of the Aviva was particularly memorable. They were essentially playing 23-man test rugby against club teams. Even the mighty Racing 92 squad were made to look like a Pro D2 team when put under Saracen’s relentless test level set piece, defensive line and goal kicking. Whether you love to hate them, or hate to love them, Saracens were the best team in Europe this season and by some distance.
RW Verdict: He admired Dan Carter and Carlos Spencer growing up, has huge family pedigree and will have learnt a lot watching from the sidelines at his dad’s clubs. Next he faces a big decision over who to represent at Test level.This article originally appeared in the March 2018 edition of Rugby World magazine. Hotshot: Wasps centre Jacob UmagaDate of birth 8 July 1998 Born Halifax, W Yorkshire Club Wasps Country England Position CentreWhen did you first play? I was three or four and playing for the U6s at Old Brodleians in Halifax. I played a lot of other sports – rugby league, basketball, football, cricket – but rugby was always the best fit.What positions have you played?Ten for a long time, but recently I’ve moved to centre and played a little at full-back.Do you feel pressure because of what your dad, Mike, and uncle, Tana, have achieved?Not really, I’m my own person, my own player. I’m a different player to my dad or my uncle; I’m doing my own thing. If I can get anywhere near the recognition they got that would be good.What are your strengths? Probably my decision-making with ball in hand and having time on the ball. I like being a playmaker. I’m definitely still working on getting bigger collisions in contact.Who’s been the biggest influence on your career?My parents. My mum played a bit as well. She runs a good dummy switch – I got that off her. If I ask my mum how I did, I’ll get a comforting response and my dad will give me the truth. He’ll pick me up on things but I need that. And he says as long as I’ve got a smile on my face it will be alright.You’ve represented England at age-grade level. Have you considered playing for New Zealand or Samoa?I’ve always followed New Zealand and Samoa closely, and Samoa a bit more recently as they’ve been struggling. I’ve always thought it would be nice for my dad to see me put on the blue shirt at some point. International rugby is international rugby at the end of the day – any honours would be good.What do you do away from rugby?I follow basketball, the NBA, and through Wasps I’m involved with Playing Advantage, which is a disability and special needs club. I’m an ambassador and help out on weekends. TAGS: Wasps An exclusive Q&A with Wasps centre, Jacob Umaga LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Hotshot: Read our exclusive interview with Wasps centre Jacob Umaga (Getty Images)
An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By David PaulsenPosted Feb 27, 2018 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Dianne Delaney says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Gender Justice Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Dr. Stan Lightner says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA February 27, 2018 at 11:09 pm NONONONONONONO. What is wrong with us that we can’t forgive. Ye who is without sin cast the first stone. Honestly! Really! The man has done so much for the world. We cannot discount his contributions. I am an abused woman–by clergy and others and continue to be stalked by an old boyfriend that I haven’t seen in 50 years. I have a Me too standing here. And I object to the way men have become targets. I don’t doubt he did these things. I don’t doubt that he feels some remorse. I don’t doubt the women but to make it like he never did anything for God or for education or for the planet or for anyone is just as bad. Father forgive me for not being as understanding as I could be towards those who I have hurt in the past–including almost every member of my own family. I don’t have a website nor a blog but I do stand for Christ in Lent. Don’t be tempted to be holier than . . . Tags Complaints about the regents’ inaction escalated into a protest on campus Feb. 22 that reportedly drew more than 200 people. On Feb. 27, Vice Chancellor John McCardell Jr., in announcing the Senate’s actions, affirmed the university’s stance “against sexual misconduct of any sort on campus and in the workplace,” and he alluded to the growing controversy over the university’s lack of action against Rose.“This past week has made us all painfully aware of both our institutional aspirations and the ways in which we still fall short of meeting them,” he said in a letter addressed to the university community. “I pledge my own continued involvement and energy in articulating and advancing those aspirations, civilly and respectfully, and those many things we need yet to do to bring us closer to their attainment.”Rose, known for his work as host of “Charlie Rose” on PBS and Bloomberg and co-anchor on “CBS This Morning,” was dropped in November by all three broadcasters after the Washington Post reported on eight women’s allegations that Rose had made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd comments, groping and walking around naked in their presence.Rose issued an apology for his “inappropriate behavior” and admitted he had “behaved insensitively at times,” though he also disputed the accuracy of some of the allegations. He was one of a series of prominent men from the world of entertainment, media and politics to suddenly fall from grace last year amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Comments are closed. Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Episcopal News Service] Top administrators and faculty members at Sewanee: The University of the South are recommending that the university rescind journalist Charlie Rose’s honorary degree in the aftermath of a sexual harassment scandal, and they are pushing for new procedures to guide reconsideration of such degrees after they have been awarded.The University Senate – which includes the vice chancellor, provost, chaplain, deans and all full professors – voted unanimously Feb. 26 to approve an advisory motion asking Sewanee’s Board of Regents to revoke Rose’s honorary degree. The regents had decided earlier this month to let Rose keep the degree.No official statement was immediately available from the Board of Regents. A university spokeswoman said the regents may be called together at any time by the chair to consider the Senate’s motion. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL February 27, 2018 at 11:17 pm What’s up this is a no brainer. I don’t agree with Dr. Stan Lightner who every he is. I’ve eaten Owenboro barbecue mutton! I’ve had it in California and in Cincinnati Ohio and in Owensboro. I’m practically a native. give me a break! New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Dianne Elaine Delaney nee Mitten says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Sewanee administrators, faculty urge regents to rescind Charlie Rose’s honorary degree Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Comments (5) Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Susan M. Paynter says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET February 27, 2018 at 7:48 pm This should be a “no brainer”. Charlie Rose’s Honorary Degree should be revoked/rescinded immediately. If policy needs to be enacted, then it too needs to be put in place post haste.Stan Lightner, Vestry Member Trinity Episcopal Church Owensboro KYThe comments are mine and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the vestry nor the parish. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Hopkinsville, KY February 27, 2018 at 7:27 pm There should be no question where the university and the church stand. In order to “demonstrate in symbol and in substance that it respects the dignity of every human being,” The Board of Regents will, so many of us hope, act on the Senate’s recommendation. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Karen West says: Sewanee, which is owned and governed by 28 Episcopal dioceses, presented Rose with an honorary degree when he delivered the university’s commencement address in spring 2016. After his career was derailed by scandal, pressure mounted at Sewanee to revoke the degree. Two student trustees wrote to the Board of Regents earlier this month recommending that action, but the regents rebuffed such calls, saying, “we do not believe it is our place to condemn the individual.”Charlie Rose delivers the commencement address in May 2016 at Sewanee: The University of the South. Photo: SewaneeThe regents also defended their decision by saying it was in keeping with a spirit of Christian forgiveness. Those arguments prompted a rebuttal from eight professors in the School of Theology, who released a letter Feb. 19 calling for the university to take the degree back “to demonstrate in symbol and in substance that it respects the dignity of every human being.”A complication in the debate, as McCardell noted in his statement, is that the university doesn’t have a clear process for reconsidering an honorary degree. The University Senate, which has the power to recommend individuals to be honored, also voted on Feb. 26 to instruct its Honorary Degree Committee to draft procedures that can be discussed and acted upon.“As a result, there will be a process, where none had existed, for the orderly review of an honorary degree once awarded,” McCardell said. That process, too, will need to be approved by the Board of Regents before taking effect.Four Episcopal bishops and three Episcopal priests sit on the 20-member Board of Regents, including Florida Bishop Samuel Howard, who serves as an ex officio board member because of his position as Sewanee chancellor.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Smithfield, NC February 28, 2018 at 7:47 am I agree with Dianne Delaney. I’m disappointed in The University of the South. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ
“COPY” Photographs: Diego Cuoghi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Italy Design Team:Pier Giorgio PinelliEngineering:Pier Giorgio PinelliCollaborators:Maestro d’Arte Marco GoldoniElevator:VIMA AscensoriElectric System:L.m. Impianti S.n.cHydraulic System:SICI s.r.lSwimming Pool:Zavatti piscineCity:SassuoloCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Diego CuoghiRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. As it often happens this project started with some changes in the client’s family. Some new families added to the original one but his desires to live together still remained. The client already owned an ancient agricultural building and some related plot of land on the hills in the province of Modena. Having spent nearly a life living in the city centre, the owner contacted us in order to know about the possibility to rehabilitate the building and to obtain one accommodation for him and one for every child.Save this picture!© Diego CuoghiSave this picture!© Diego CuoghiThe housing complex was in a precarious condition and was characterized by the presence of a series of bodies chaotically added to the original volume which was itself composed by the residential block and the barn. The spurious artifacts have been demolished except for those whose rehabilitation could have constituted an added value if included in the background in a harmonious way.Save this picture!© Diego CuoghiSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Diego CuoghiWe can think of the northern awning which has been replaced by a terrace for one of the accommodations. This project wanted to keep the original features of the building so the distribution of the new accommodations has respected the original scan of the masonry and of the structure. The height of the slabs has been kept and they have been reinforced. This has allowed us to keep the original vaulted stair. There is also a lift there has been built in a hidden position in order not to change the shape or the volume of the building.Save this picture!© Diego CuoghiThe residential block has been redrawn to obtain three accommodations for the client’s children while the barn has been reconverted to the accommodation for the owner. While restoring this part of the building we have tried to keep the original structure (vaulted slabs, wooden covering, differences in height and double volumes) but there are also new elements like steel stairs and beams. The main entrance is an old “porta morta” which at the beginning of our work was completely walled up, now, as you can see, it is generously enlightened.Save this picture!© Diego CuoghiOn the first floor, we have demolished the different structural elements and we have suggested some characteristics of all the barns in that area. The client then indulged in decorating his flat with furniture and art pieces of different origins. The floor of the poolside is made of stone that comes from the Apennines.Save this picture!© Diego CuoghiProject gallerySee allShow lessFrom Urban Issues to Multi-Unit Housing: 4 Young Practices in EuropeArticlesSchool Balder / dmvASelected Projects Share CopyHouses, Renovation•Sassuolo, Italy Reggiani Costruzioni spa Landscape: Hydroplants snc Area: 1200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Villa 4M / Studio PinelliSave this projectSaveVilla 4M / Studio Pinelli ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948669/villa-4m-studio-pinelli Clipboard Save this picture!© Diego CuoghiCurated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” 2015 Projects Photographs Manufacturers: BTicino, Bega, Cassina, Grohe, Immergas, Isover, Nemetschek, Armtec, Cotto Possagno, Diotti, Fornace di Fosdondo, Index, Italfum, Maestri del Cotto, Patherm, Velux Villa 4M / Studio Pinelli ArchDaily General Contractor: Architects: Studio Pinelli Area Area of this architecture project Houses Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948669/villa-4m-studio-pinelli Clipboard CopyAbout this officeStudio PinelliOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationSassuoloOn FacebookItalyPublished on September 30, 2020Cite: “Villa 4M / Studio Pinelli” 30 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 31 May 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 National Centre for Volunteering is celebrating the start of Volunteers Week 2000 today. Broadcaster Martyn Lewis will compere the special launch event this evening at the Dome in Greenwich.Find out more about Volunteers Week from the National Centre for Volunteering. Volunteers Week launched Advertisement
Howard Lake | 13 May 2001 | News 16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Last month Michael Gilbert asked us to repeat after him: “Email is more important than my web site!” His Gilbert E-mail Manifesto produced some interesting feedback, and he has now published some of this.Last month Michael Gilbert asked us to repeat after him: “Email is more important than my web site!” His Gilbert E-mail Manifesto produced some interesting feedback, and he has now published some of this.Visit E-mail Manifesto Firestorm at Nonprofit Online News. Read UK Fundraising’s coverage of the Gilbert E-mail Manifesto. Advertisement E-mail manifesto follow-up 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.
Tagged with: Finance 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The ninth annual Charity Banking Survey, published by Charity Finance magazine, reports that most charities take a bank’s ethical approach into account when deciding whom to bank with. The survey, which appears in June’s Charity Finance and online at www.civilsociety.co.uk, reports that 75% of charities judged a bank’s ethical approach as “important”, up from 61% in 2009. It is based on responses from more than 250 UK charities.It is not the most important factor of course, but has moved from eighth to fourth place in just one year.Appropriately enough, Co-operative Bank, takes top place in this year’s league table for primary market share of the charity sector. Paul Martin, Co-operative Bank’s regional manager, said that ethical initiatives, such as reinvesting 10% of profits into local communities, make it “the natural partner for charities”.Charity Finance editor Andrew Hind said: “The banking crisis of 2009 has had many repercussions, and an important one seems to be a re-evaluationamongst charities about what really matters to them in their choice of commercial partners. It appears that charities are increasingly appreciating the need to act, and be seen to act, with integrity in everything they do.”www.civilsociety.co.uk/finance Howard Lake | 9 June 2011 | News 75% of charities say bank’s ethical stance matters in choosing a bank AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: alumni 111 total views, 1 views today UK university fundraising growing in value and effectiveness, says HEFCE Future developments and recommendationsThe report recommends that “all universities should develop institutional advancement plans – including fundraising, alumni relations and communications activities – based on a clear understanding of their own distinctiveness, goals and particular opportunities”. It adds that there is now a growing pool of expertise and good practice to learn from.The report calls on the sector to set a target of 5% for the participation rate amongst alumni over the next 10 years. Currently it is 1.2%. In the US, which has a longer history of university fundraising, the participation rate is 10%.Although the higher education sector can learn lessons from other charities and sectors, such as using digital media and promoting legacy giving, universities now employ a growing number of experienced and effective fundraisers. “Whereas in the past higher education looked to the US for good practice in fundraising, there is now a lot of expertise within the UK to be celebrated.”The report suggests that universities will begin to see a growth in giving from Asia, and will need to invest further in fundraising from these countries.Despite the overall success, the sector is very short of experienced university fundraisers, so the report recommends HEFCE should fund “a thorough review of workforce and training issues to assist in developing a clear set of specific recommendations”.The 64 page report can be downloaded in PDF fromwww.hefce.ac.uk/media/hefce/content/pubs/indirreports/2012/philanthropyinukhe/HEFCE%20Philanthropy%20Report.pdf 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. Howard Lake | 15 September 2012 | News University fundraising results 2007 – 2011University fundraisers have successfully developed a culture of philanthropy among alumni over the past decade, boosting income and the number of donors. This is the one of the findings in HEFCE’s (The Higher Education Funding Council of England) ‘Review of Philanthropy in UK Higher Education’.The review looks at how fundraising has changed over the past 10 years, and draws out lessons from the successes achieved. It was set up in January 2012 by HEFCE to address the next decade’s challenges in increasing voluntary giving to higher education. It was chaired by Professor Shirley Pearce, former Vice‑Chancellor of Loughborough University.Growth in UK university fundraisingIn the past five years alone UK universities have increased annual income from £513 million (131 institutions) to £693 million (152 institutions). They have increased the number of donors (including trusts, corporates, alumni and non-alumni) from 132,000 to 204,000, a 54% increase.Higher education now accounts for more donations of £1 million or more than any other sector, according to the report, quoting at least 20 universities that had received such gifts between 2010-11.There are now “many good examples of fundraising universities in the UK, rather than a handful of universities with fundraising offices”.Oxford and Cambridge Universities “have led the way” with each of them launching successful £1 billion campaigns, “the philanthropic equivalent of the 4-minute mile and the most successful major gift fundraising of any charitable organisations in Europe”.Reasons for successful university fundraisingThe report, produced by specialist fundraising consultants More Partnership, lists a number of lessons learned that have contributed to this success.• Investment in fundraising works: there is a correlation between capacity-building and performance• Focusing on donor motivation unlocks the biggest gifts. Donors show little interest in investing in infrastructure: they prefer to support the advancement of learning or help students directly.• Matched funding schemes have worked well in England and Wales. Advertisement 112 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1