Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Howard Lake | 13 April 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Santander is looking for a national charity to become its Charity of the Year partner for 2012, and aims to raise £500,000 to fund a specific project.Proposals are invited from 1 May to 30 June from national charities. These should give details of a project, or projects, that would be solely funded by Santander, together with a “detailed fundraising calendar” which the charity believes would appeal to a broad range of staff in Santander’s head office sites and 1,700-plus branch locations.Santander is keen to receive proposals from national charities which have a regional focus in some or all of the following areas: Belfast, Bradford, Camden, Glasgow, Leicester, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Sheffield and Teesside.Previous Charity of the Year partnerships have funded a playroom, a three-year arts programme a mobile information unit and a charity helpline.Sheralee Morris, Santander Community Relations Manager, said; “Charity of the Year is an important part of our Community Relations programme and we really want to hear from national charities with exciting and innovative fundraising ideas that will inspire our staff to work together for a great project.”Six charities will be selected for presentations in August, after which four will be shortlisted for the staff vote in September. The winning charity will be announced in October.Applications can be submitted from 1st May to 30th June 2011 and should be emailed to [email protected]/csr/communities/charity-of-the-year 27 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Santander seeks national charity for Charity of the Year partnership 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.
Melanie May | 15 October 2018 | News Tagged with: crowdfunding Justgiving online fundraising sites “We welcome today’s announcement from JustGiving. We are pleased to see JustGiving continuing to develop its model and responding proactively to enable donors’ money to go even further, especially at times of major incidents.”Since its launch in 2001, 24 million JustGiving users have donated £3.5 billion for charitable and personal causes. In April this year, JustGiving introduced Donation Boost for charities, which gives donors the option of adding 5% on top of their donation to covers the fee JustGiving usually deducts from donations. This has reduced charities’ costs by 70% according to JustGiving. 205 total views, 3 views today JustGiving removes platform fees for crowdfunding, major incident & disaster campaigns JustGiving has today (15 October) announced key changes to its fee structure that will see platform fees no longer charged for its Crowdfunding product, or for major incident and disaster campaigns.The changes mean that users of its Crowdfunding platform will now pay only a third-party processing fee on card payments. Users will be given the option of making a contribution to support the operation of the platform instead.JustGiving is also removing all platform fees charged on campaigns in response to major incidents, such as acts of terrorism or major disasters in the UK. Changes to crowdfunding will take effect immediately, with changes to major incidents being implemented in the coming weeks. With immediate effect, card processing fees for crowdfunding will be set at 2.9 percent plus 25p. JustGiving has also announced that it is to consult with charity partners on its approach to Gift Aid. Jerry Needel, JustGiving President, said:“We are very proud to announce that from today, people using JustGiving can crowdfund for free. These changes mean our users can raise money for personal causes, using our technology, all without paying a platform fee.“Following feedback from our amazing community of fundraisers, we are also announcing that JustGiving will now be free to use following major incidents; including acts of terrorism, catastrophes or natural disasters. We know people want to help those affected as quickly as possible after these events and we want to do everything we can to support that.”Peter Lewis, CEO at the Institute of Fundraising said: Advertisement 206 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis29 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis29 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.
Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further News Receive email alerts News Until their arrest in November 2016, Chinese citizen journalists Liu Feiyue and Huang Qi ran two major human rights news sites in China, covering topics such as corruption, health scandals and forced evictions. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Chinese authorities to free them.”Huang Qi and Liu Feiyue did an admirable job in documenting the social injustices that are commonplace in China. They should receive the highest praise from the State rather than a criminal trial,” said Cédric Alviani, RSF’s East Asia director. “The United Nations has officially recognized the arbitrariness of their detention, therefore there is no reason why they should still be detained.”Liu Feiyue, founder of the site Minsheng Guancha (Civic Rights and Livelihood Watch), was arrested Nov. 17, 2016 and is being held at number 1 detention center in Suizhou city, Hubei province, on charges of “inciting subversion of state power,” for which he risks life imprisonment.Seriously ill and victim of tortureHuang Qi received the 2004 RSF award and founded the site 64 Tianwang, which won an RSF prize in 2016. He was arrested on November 28, 2016 and detained at Mianyang Prison in Sichuan province on charges of “disclosing state secrets abroad”, which can carry a verdict of capital punishment.Huang Qi’s state of health is particularly disturbing. He suffers from serious illnesses that are the legacy of eight years in prison and labor camps. The journalist has also been tortured, for which RSF recently petitioned the UN Special Rapporteur.China is one of the world’s most egregious jailers of journalists, with more than 60 professional and citizen journalists behind bars. In the 2018 World Press Freedom Index published by RSF, the country ranks 176 out of 180. ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses CorruptionImprisonedInternetCitizen-journalistsUnited NationsRSF Prize Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Follow the news on China Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the international community to push for the release of journalists Liu Feiyue and Huang Qi, who’ve already been arbitrarily detained in China for two years. June 2, 2021 Find out more News Organisation RSF_en November 22, 2018 China: Already two years in arbitrary detention for two prominent human rights journalists March 12, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses CorruptionImprisonedInternetCitizen-journalistsUnited NationsRSF Prize China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison China’s Cyber Censorship Figures News
Facebook Previous articleLucky Cow for Cappamore TeenNext articleMunster Senior Cup draw made Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin THE average house price in Limerick for the month of July was almost €170,000, the Property Price Register has revealed.With 56 homes selling in the month, the highest prices were paid in Adare and on the North Cricular Road while two properties in Ballanaty and Abbeyfeale sold for considerably less than that at just €20,000 each.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The register showed that 56 homes in both city and county sold for the month of July in 2013, similar to last years figures but down 31 from July 2011.More than a dozen homes were sold in the city last month while a total of 406 property transactions were recorded for the year to date.In June, transactions for house and apartment purchases amounted to over €5.1M, while May recorded €7.9M and April had more than €5.5M spent through the register.In February, the average house price in Limerick was just over €117,000 when just over 30 properties sold. Email NewsLifestylePropertyHouse sales soar to €9.5M last monthBy Staff Reporter – August 14, 2013 2223
Homepage BannerNews Scor site in Strabane looking likely for new multi-million leisure facility Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+ Previous articleFirst win for Harps while Derry lose to championsNext articleBody discovered in quarry pond at Meenderrygamph, Gaoth Dobhair News Highland Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Cllr Patsy KellyCouncillors in Strabane look set to sign off on Strabane’s Scor Site as decided location for a new multi-million pound leisure facility.It emerged last year that Strabane District Council was preparing to borrow £10 million to fund the development.There were initially 5 sites in mind for the new leisure centre.Discussions over a leisure centre to replace the 35 year old Riversdale building have been ongoing for the past three years.Local Cllr Patsy Kelly says the site is ideal, and it is hoped 2016 will see the new 10 million pound leisure facility up and running:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/patsy11.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – March 14, 2015
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Look sharpOn 26 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. However you dress it up, first impressions count. That mid-calf skirt and navy blazer tell us more about you and your attitude than you might realise. But why is it so vital that you put a little thought into what you wear for work?Two managers are walking together to a meeting. One is wearing a well-cut, dark suit and crisp shirt, highly polished shoes and carries an Italian leather briefcase. The other, slouching slightly, wears a polyester blazer that has seen better days, non-matching trousers (with gravy stain) and a crocheted tie. Which is the more senior?Regardless of how much we consider ourselves objective, fair-minded and above the shallow practice of judging people by how they appear, we all do it. Psychologists term it the primacy effect – first impressions count. The way we present ourselves as a package – not just clothes, but deportment, grooming, speech – speaks volumes about who we are and what we’re capable of. Whether we, or even our bosses, are conscious of it or not, these factors have a bearing on how far and how fast we progress up the corporate ladder.The consensus among the experts is that, ironically, HR professionals are often the last to realise the importance of image in the workplace. The result is not just that individual career prospects suffer – the perception of the HR function within an organisation and the level of influence it wields can also be diminished.Once we’ve accepted that our personal image at work is important, the good news is that a little awareness goes a long way. There are numerous image consultants offering insight and advice to the sartorially baffled. It’s not about spending £400 a time on Armani ties or spending an extra hour in the morning blow-drying hair and applying make-up. It’s about adopting an analytical approach – what does our image express about us, and how can we use that to our advantage?Honest self-critiqueAlthough consultants vary their emphasis and approach, there are recurring rules. It’s not as simple as wearing a suit and cutting your fingernails. The beginning, experts concur, is an honest self-critique and commitment to some basic principles. But is the news all bad – is personnel really populated with ill-fitting suits and unfortunate haircuts?“Clothes aren’t as important to HR people because they’re not going for the top job,” says Cary Cooper, professor of organisational psychology at the University of Manchester’s Institute of Science and Technology.“How many CEOs come through the HR function? Very few. HR people tend to be the industrial social workers and are less motivated to get to the top of the organisation than to the top of the HR tree. Marketing, finance and accounting produces managers who are far more likely to want to look the part and play the part.”Lesley Everett, of London-based LE Consultants, says the mistake HR people make most often is not dressing to reflect the company’s brand. “There needs to be consistency. It’s as important for HR to represent the culture of the company as it is for client-facing staff in sales or marketing. If HR isn’t seen to be embodying that culture it doesn’t just create an inconsistency in terms of the way the company’s viewed externally – it can lessen the influence they have in the company.”Everett provides consultancy across a variety of sectors including IT, finance, travel and pharmaceuticals. She’s noticed a tendency for personnel to err on the side of the conservative – to dress in a more staid, old-fashioned way than peers of other disciplines.“Unfortunately, everybody’s in the image business, whether we like it or not. Research proves time and again that people judge us on the image we present. If that is outdated and stuffy, they assume our thought processes are too.”Laurel Herman, of image consultants Positive Presence, agrees that HR is behind the eight ball on presentation. “I often find that when I’m talking to someone in HR, they haven’t an understanding of the type of quality image I’m talking about. Management development people relate to this, but HR people don’t seem to. They stress the importance of presentation in interviews, but don’t seem to realise its relevance and importance in all other facets of working life.”Mary Spillane is something of a transatlantic image guru, on the verge of publishing her eighth book on the subject, Branding Yourself. From a senior management background herself, she runs the London-based consultancy Image Works. “They really do not do themselves justice,” she says of personnel professionals. “The HR function is too often undervalued within organisations, which has a lot to do with the way the team presents itself. They aren’t as smart, slick or professional as other divisions. To have more power at board level as well as within the organisation generally, they have to think about image and make more of an effort.”What can be done?The experts clearly agree that HR is getting it wrong – but what exactly are these pitfalls, and what can be done to present a more potent image? Common mistakes and good practice vary for men and women, but both genders need to sharpen up their acts. The issue is probably more critical for women in a professional environment, not only because there is more choice available, but because they have traditionally had to battle to be taken seriously at management level.Image experts note a strong tendency for British women to eschew elements of grooming – like make-up and accessories – because they don’t want to risk being seen as frivolous and not taken seriously. Actually, the reverse applies: a lack of attention to detail undermines the entire look and can make them appear schoolmarm-ish and dowdy. Surveys show that professional women who wear make-up earn on average, 20 per cent more than those who don’t.Spillane says, “Many women in Britain think that putting an M&S brass-buttoned blazer with a floral skirt and white blouse is professional. It isn’t.” Blazers make all women matronly and flowers do not belong in a business environment, she says. She also laments a lack of make-up. “It’s a fallacy that it takes a long time in the morning. If hair and make-up take more than 10 minutes, you’re doing something wrong.”Safe or inappropriateMale mistakes tend to be either plumping for the safe and traditional (dark suit, white shirt, forgettable tie) or going too far the other way and dressing in a younger, trendier way than is appropriate.Accessories for both sexes should be sensible and functional. Women need a bag that looks like a briefcase “not a catch-all with a change of shoes in it”, and men should watch that they don’t overdo the “boy toys” such as personal organisers and mobile phones. Interestingly, Spillane says women need more electronic props – they’re being left behind on technological accessories by the men.The look should always be modern, well organised and smart. Spillane advocates spending a little more to buy good quality – a Karen Millen suit rather than Top Shop, or Gieves & Hawkes over cut-price bargain shirts. All elements of the wardrobe should be updated together to avoid odd-looking inconsistencies.“You have to know and understand the corporate brand values, and make sure you project those – not just act it but look it and sound it. “Then there are additional, personal brand values. We might want people to see us as intelligent or sociable or progressive. And these judgements are made in only a few minutes.” Spillane’s mantra is that people should dress not for their current job, but the one they want next.Herman’s workshops address what she calls the “casual confusion” – the difficulty of dealing with the current trend towards a “smart-casual” code without compromising a professional image.The concept is an enigma to the British in particular and only works really well in US workplaces where a de facto uniform of smart shirts and chinos is the norm, she says. She defines smart-casual as not in a suit, “but still with authority and credibility because the grooming, accessories and co-ordination are perfect”. Presenting a successful image is a top-to-toe business, according to Herman. Clothes must be high-quality, well pressed and cleaned, hair and nails well cared for, shoes polished. For people wary of the expense of good quality clothes, Herman’s response is that it shows the outside world that you believe you’re worth investing in. And a few classic pieces are more economical than a wardrobe full of the latest look that will date, she says.“A gimmicky, high fashion look should be avoided. It doesn’t belong in the serious workplace, and says you’re very easily influenced by passing fads and whims.” Women should never wear skimpy clothes and “frumpy” factors – like a mid-calf length skirt – should be avoided.DiversificationHerman also tutors in a more international image awareness – factors like good tailoring, fit and accessorising are second nature in Europe, but woefully lacking in the British, who traditionally view an interest in such things as vanity. With increasing cross-ownership and diversification into Europe and vice versa, UK employees need urgently to catch up, she says.Everett’s code involves reading the situation and adapting personal presentation accordingly. Her approach entails considering first the environment, then the audience, then the objectives. The appropriate look and manner when leading a team of recruits through training exercises will not be the same as that required when presenting budgets to the board.High-level power can always be assisted with a dark suit she says (pastels are not the right look to make an impact) but it can be overdone also. Too many men opt for the black suit and white shirt because it’s a safe option – but they’re doing themselves a disservice by looking boring. Varying the look with a coloured shirt or unusual tie shows a willingness to innovate and think outside the square. Everett emphasises the appropriateness of the environment – what works in a creative new media agency is not the look for an investment bank in the City. Reading the rules means not only dressing in the right way, but cuts across all levels of workplace behaviour – language, posture, etiquette.The advocates of image haven’t entirely convinced Prof Cooper. Although he agrees image can affect the way people are perceived professionally, he describes it as a negative factor – that is, it is noticed when someone is out of place or dressed in a way that contravenes the rules of the industry or the company. “I don’t think it’s that important – though there are very strong codes of dress, for example in the City, and breaking those codes signifies that someone either doesn’t realise, or is a maverick and won’t necessarily kowtow to authority,” he says.Everett agrees that breaking rules sends strong signals – if deliberate and handled with aplomb, this can be beneficial. It indicates someone strong of will and mind, not afraid to invent and innovate. “Paying attention to image – not just clothes, but the entire presentation – can really change the way someone functions and reacts in their working environment. It boosts esteem and confidence massively. 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Home » News » Buy to Let… just got bigger previous nextProducts & ServicesBuy to Let… just got biggerCoventry Building Society offers BTL mortgages for £1.5m padsSheila Manchester28th May 20190782 Views Negativity abounds in certain areas of the lettings market as the tenant fee ban comes into force in a few days time, but lenders in the Buy to Let mortgage arena either haven’t heard about the ban or they don’t think it will affect their customers.Which? Mortgages Advisers has published a report on high value mortgages for positive-thinking landlord investors.The report finds that it is possible to buy a high-value property and rent it out to anyone who can afford it, be it a household name, an international tycoon or Ariana Grande popping over from Beverley Hills for a party or two.The rents that are being asked – and presumably achieved – are eye-watering. Foxtons offer a very smart house in South Kensington for £86,667 pcm. Glentree offers a seven-bed mansion in Highgate for a rather more palatable £43,333pcmThese are not typographical errors. In fact Rightmove has 300 properties with rents over £40,000 pcm.Clearly, most of these pads won’t be owned by a buy-to-let landlord, but it makes you wonder how far a professional landlord could go. Wonder no more. Metro Bank and Bank of China both offer buy-to-let landlords maximum loans of £5m at up to 60% LTV. So a high-flying landlord could buy an £8m ‘house’ if they have £3m as a deposit.The slightly more cautious investor could snap up a Kent Reliance loans of up to £3m at 80% max LTV, meaning a landlord can buy a property worth up to £3.75m with a £750,000 deposit.Which? Has just added a handy table (below) which shows the maximum loan policies operated by lenders at popular LTVs, along with the most expensive property price a confident landlord could theoretically purchase.Glentree mortgages mortgage lending buy-to-let Sheila Manchester Coventry Building Society Which? May 28, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021