June 16

Five fundraising tweets for 19 July 2016

first_imgFive fundraising tweets for 19 July 2016 2. Language, NigelPutting the fun into fundraising seems to work well for quite a few crowdfunding campaigns. Remember the campaign to pay for Jeremy Corbyn to get a new bike? It passed its target, and all the money was donated to charity.Here’s another one, with money going to Stop Hate UK, that grew out of a radio phone-in question that stumped Nigel Farage of UKIP. The caller set up a crowdfunding campaign to poke fun at Farage and to raise funds for a related cause.’Richard in Pembrokeshire’ is crowdfunding for Nigel Farage’s language lessons https://t.co/44CbpBLwDC #jesuisnigel https://t.co/1sXBSsHQFT— Helen Dagley (@HelenFDagley) July 18, 2016 Howard Lake | 19 July 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 — Macmillan Cancer Support (@macmillancancer) July 14, 2016 5. Your phone is now a refugee’s phoneThis video from BBC Media Action is designed to be viewed on a mobile phone. It gives you a fleeting sense of what it is like to be a refugee, relying on your mobile phone to stay in touch with loved ones and to find out what is ahead. It is a powerful example of storytelling built for the most likely medium in which it will be viewed.There’s no fundraising ask but it could inspire compelling similar stories and immersive experiences from other charities aiming to raise funds.Follow the journey of a #refugee through your mobile phone: https://t.co/qYJBI0AFtu #commisaid— BBC Media Action (@bbcmediaaction) July 19, 2016 4. Sick at the thought of itSome fundraising asks are hard. This one seems a particularly hard ask.https://twitter.com/SafeZoneEdin/status/753673203000672256 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.center_img  145 total views,  1 views today Here is our latest selection of five tweets for fundraisers, about fundraising or that could inspire fundraising. 3. Answers to frequently questioned answersOne in a series of blunt and valuable challenges to some common misperceptions of charities, how they operate and how they are funded.”Shouldn’t they employ someone who costs less, or better yet is a volunteer?” https://t.co/geWi2Q6AyO pic.twitter.com/ZNnEyGImNk— Simon Scriver #FundraisingEverywhere (@ToastFundraiser) July 11, 2016 Tagged with: Humour mobile Twitter  146 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 1. Landing a corporate partnership with a GIF?Macmillan Cancer Support is hoping its GIF and tweet will help persuade Airbus staff to vote for it as the company’s 2017 charity of the year.Airbus is looking for a 2017 charity of the year. If you work for Airbus, we’d really appreciate your nomination ? pic.twitter.com/X2PZ0pbjW8 Advertisementlast_img read more

December 18

Peer analysis: The importance of benchmarking against peers

first_imgIs your credit union successful?As successful as it should be? As successful as it can be?Sure, the balance sheet will tell you when things clearly aren’t going well. Similarly, you don’t need to be a CFO to figure out when you’re on a roll.But unless you regularly benchmark your credit union’s performance against industry averages and peer organizations, you can’t answer those questions with a great degree of credibility. Consider the student who takes a test graded on a curve, and is overjoyed at his ability to answer 16 of 20 questions properly—only to find out a majority of his classmates nailed at least 17.Benchmarking provides organizations in all industries a clear idea of their strengths and weaknesses, allowing them to determine what adjustments they could make to become more competitive. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

August 28

Beckenbauer: Referees will be replaced by drones

first_imgBayern Munich honorary president Franz Beckenbauer believes that referees will eventually be replaced by drones hovering over the pitch as the use of technology grows in football.The Bundesliga has approved the use of goal-line technology for the 2015-16 season onwards, following its successful deployment in the Premier League this term.Beckenbauer, however, feels even referees could ultimately become obsolete as the game embraces more and more technological advances.”We are living in a century that’s all about technology. We all know that it doesn’t end with goal-line technology,” Beckenbauer told Sky90.”At some point, we won’t even need a referee anymore. Drones will be keeping an eye on whatever happens on the pitch at some point.”I genuinely think this is the future. I won’t be alive when it happens, though, so it’s up to other people to fight it.  “This isn’t something that’s been discussed at Fifa. It’s just a personal idea of mine.”last_img read more

August 28

Germany rebound to crush Italy as England fall to Netherlands

first_imgGermany rebounded from Saturday’s defeat to England in emphatic fashion by thrashing Italy 4-1 on Tuesday.Thomas Muller assisted on both of Germany’s first goals, first as Toni Kroos gave the Germans the lead in the 24th minute and then with a chipped pass for Mario Gotze to head in.The rout was on in the 59th minute when Julian Draxler raced in on goal and fed across for Jonas Hector to score Germany’s third, and Mesut Ozil added a fourth from the penalty spot in the 75th minute after Italy keeper Gigi Buffon tripped up Sebastian Rudy.Italy found a consolation goal through substitute Stephan El Shaarawy, whose speculative 83rd-minute effort took a big deflection off of Antonio Rudiger and looped into the net.England were brought back down to earth with a bump as Netherlands came from behind to win 2-1 at Wembley. The opening goal came in the 41st minute as Jaime Vardy scored for the second successive game. Adam Lallana fed in Kyle Walker on the overlap, and the Spurs defender unselfishly cut a pass back to Vardy who calmly sidefooted home.Netherlands were level in the 50th minute after Danny Rose was penalised for handball in the area. Janssen should have scored when Stones slipped and allowed the striker through on goal, but Forster made a good save — only for the loose ball to run wide and Rose block the cross illegally. Janssen made no mistake from the spot, picking out the top corner.The Dutch turned the game on its head in the 76th minute on a controversial play. England were furious that Janssen was not penalised for a foul on Phil Jagielka by Janssen, and the scorer of the first goal squared the ball for Luciano Narsingh to net the second with ease.Cristiano Ronaldo scored as Portugal held on to defeat Belgium 2-1. Belgium keeper Thibaut Courtois made a number of early spectacular saves to keep the game level but Nani found the breakthrough with a curling shot in the 20th minute.Ronaldo added a second on 40 minutes by heading in a cross from close range. That proved to be the difference despite Belgium getting a goal back in the 62nd minute when Jordan Lukaku sent in a cross for his brother Romelu to head home.France were happy to be back home in the first game at the Stade de France since November’s attacks on Paris as they defeated Russia 4-2.Leicester’s Ngolo Kante opened the scoring on nine minutes before Andre-Pierre Gignac doubled the lead. Alexander Kokorin got a goal back for Russia after the break, but Dimitri Payet restored the two-goal advantage.Russia kept fighting and scored through Yuri Zhirkov in the 68th minute but Kingsley Coman sealed matters in the 76th with France’s fourth of the day.Matt Ritchie scored the only goal of the game in the eighth minute as Scotland defeated Denmark 1-0.It ended 2-2 at the Aviva Stadium where the Republic of Ireland faced Slovakia. The home team’s fortunes varied after Slovakia went a goal up in the 14th minute thanks to Miroslav Stoch. They were then awarded two penalties three minutes apart — both providing goals by Shane Long (21) and James McClean (24).Slovakia equalised in the 45th minute when Ireland’s Paul McShane put the ball in the back of his own team’s net.Manchester City’s Aleksandar Kolarov scored from a free kick in the 81st minute at the A. Le Coq Arena, to lead Serbia to a 1-0 victory over Estonia.Bulgaria’s winning streak continued against Macedonia, securing a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Dimitar Rangelov (65) and Aleksandar Tonev (87).It was goalless at the Stadion Pod Goricom as Montenegro drew 0-0 with Belarus. Georgia drew 1-1 against Kazakhstan at the Dinamo Arena, with a goal from Tornike Okriashvili (38) for the home side and Azat Nurgaliev (36) for the visitors.Iceland came back from a two-goal deficit, at the hands of Greece’s Konstantinos Fortounis’ 19th minute penalty and a subsequent goal in the 31st minute.The visitors ended the goal 3-2 up thanks to Arnor Traustason (34) Sverrir Ingi Ingason (70) and a late winner by Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (82).Latvia scored five goals — Janis Ikaunieks (46), Kaspars Dubra (53), Valerijs Sabala (57), Aleksejs Visnakovs (82), Janis Ikaunieks (84) on the scoresheet — for a very comfortable win against Gibraltar.Norway beat fellow Scandinavians Finland 2-0 with goals from Stefan Johansen (83) and Jo Inge Berget (57). Turkey beat home side Austria 2-1 with goals for the victors from Hakan Calhanoglu (43) and Arda Turan (56), while Austria’s goal came from Zlatko Junuzovic (22).Sweden drew 1-1 against the Czech Republic with goals from Marcus Berg (14) for the home side and Matej Vydra (26) for the visitors.Edin Dzeko (14) and MIralem Pjanic (57) scored for Bosnia and Herzegovina to beat Switzerland 2-0.Albania scored twice to beat home side Luxembourg 2-0 thanks to Armando Sadiku (63) and Sokol Cikalleshi (75). –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more