Triodos backs marketing volunteering site Pimp My Cause

first_img  37 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 Tagged with: corporate Digital Marketing pro bono Volunteering Triodos backs marketing volunteering site Pimp My Cause Sustainable finance specialist Triodos Bank is the first corporate partner of Pimp My Cause, the new social enterprise that aims to match professional marketers with charities and non-profits to whom they can donate their talent and expertise.Dr Bevis Watts, Head of Business Banking at Triodos said: “Pimp My Cause is an inspiring example of how money isn’t the only commodity in society; that giving time and expertise can be an even more powerful way of making things happen. With charities facing cuts at a time when society arguably needs their support more than ever, Pimp My Cause is an idea of its time which could be replicated in many ways.”The first piece of marketing work generated by the site was contributed by Alex Epstein, former candidate on the BBC’s Apprentice, in support of the youth development charity UK Youth, helping them create a new marketing strategy based on participatory campaigns and youth development initiatives. He has now been joined in his work with the charity by fellow Apprentice contestant Melody Hossaini, a social entrepreneur working in the youth sector with her skills development enterprise Inspire Engage.Professional marketers can browse profile listings of the causes and their needs. They can work on their own or team up with other marketers on the platform to form an “open source” marketing department. The site now “has several hundred members” and over 130 charities and non-profit organisations have listed their requirements.Other early examples of work contributed through the site include a new digital campaign strategy for a regional office of the RSPCA, strategic planning and network building for the mental health charity Upbeat in London and graphic design for the Samrong Farm Orphanage in Cambodia, as well as PR support for the award-winning social enterprise “I’m a person too!”.Pimp My Cause also features a Twitter help desk which fields questions from charities around the world on their marketing challenges, a discussion forum, and a series of expert interviews with top marketers and marketing authors.www.pimpmycause.org Howard Lake | 2 September 2011 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

San Francisco’s Bay Area transit tests earthquake alert system

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — Commuters in the Bay Area should expect a delay this morning between 11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. PT as San Francisco-area trains will slow to 27 miles per hour for a system-wide test of an earthquake early-warning alert from the ShakeAlert program.With at least seven significant earthquake faults lying beneath northern California’s Bay Area, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) was one of the first organization to test ShakeAlert 1.0 — and Monday’s demonstration mark the official release of an updated version, ShakeAlert 2.0, according to a BART press release.BART officials say the ShakeAlert system was developed to offer up to tens of seconds of warning before the ground begins shaking — giving people enough time to “drop, cover and hold on or take other protective action.”Here’s how it works:There are computers connected to the ShakeAlert system at the University of California at Berkeley, which receives signals from all over California. The system picks up” P-wave” or “primary wave” signals, which begin to shake before an earthquake hits. Once the system is triggered, the trains will automatically slow down without human aid, Alicia Trost, BART Communications Department Manager, told ABC News.After the slowdown is initiated, ShakeAlert will send a warning to train control. BART staff will then follow earthquake emergency procedures, in which trains will be held for five minutes to ensure that there are no aftershocks, or another earthquake.ShakeAlert system is now being offered to all Bay Area businesses, utilities and application developers, according to the press release.The U.S. Geological Survey, a federal, scientific agency that studies the nation’s geological landscapes, is inviting other potential municipal partners to create projects that exhibit ShakeAlert notification alerts which can bring “real-time earthquake warnings to the general public.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Third annual research day on campus

first_imgOn Monday, the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) hosted their third annual Research Day, which promoted interdisciplinary communication and featured cancer research from laboratories across campus.Undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students presented 80 research posters at the event, which also included addresses from several speakers, program coordinator Angela Cavalieri said.“This year, we had posters representing cancer research from 28 HCRI labs,” she said. “The presenters are ND undergraduates, IUSM-SB [Indiana School of Medicine-South Bend] medical students, technicians and post-doctoral fellows. We’ve also had local oncologist participation as well as affiliated institutions such as RiverBend Cancer Services.”Cavalieri said presentations at the event involved both keynote speakers and local oncologists.“There will be presentations from ENSCII Fellows and then from faculty recipients of the Walther Cancer Foundation’s ABC Grant funding,” she said. “This year we were pleased to be host Dr. Christoph Reinhard, Sr. Director, Lilly Oncology, Pre-clinical Oncology Tailoring [as keynote speaker].”The three-year-old Harper Cancer Research Institute is the result of collaborative efforts between Notre Dame and IUSM-SB, Cavalieri said. The event, which was open to the public, was important to increasing awareness of the research being done on campus, she said.“This event was a logical answer to presenting research in the areas of chemistry and biochemistry, biological sciences, engineering, applied mathematics and psychology,” Cavalieri said. “Each year the event grows in scope and attendance.”Junior Matthew Metzinger placed second in the undergraduate category for his poster investigating the link between obesity and ovarian cancer. He said he was honored the judges viewed his research as worthy of an award.“My poster presentation focused on how CT scans can be used to quantify and visualize body fat in mice,” Metzinger said. “This work is important because we use CT scans in many of our projects that study the correlation between obesity and ovarian cancer.“While we know this correlation between obesity and ovarian cancer exists, very little is known in terms of how having a higher body mass index increases a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer.”Sophomore Katrina Burgos, an intern at the Institute, said the day was a great success and important to the greater Notre Dame community.“We had a great turnout,” she said. “I believe that Research Day is a great event for the campus and the community to see what researchers are working on at Harper, especially undergraduates who can be found in every lab.”Cavalieri said she attributes the success of the event to the teamwork of everyone involved.“We have a large number of very active Harper Cancer Research Institute members who assist with everything from judging the poster contests to emceeing the research presentations and a cast of behind-the-scenes people who make the event successful each year,” she said.“Collaboration is vital in scientific research, especially when it comes to cancer,” Burgos said. “Events like Research Day give scientists the opportunity to learn more from each other.”Tags: Harper Cancer Research Institute, Research Daylast_img read more

Helen, Ga.

first_imgPopulation: 430Public lands: Unicoi State Park, Chattahoochee National Forest, Smithgall Woods State ParkOutdoor highlights: Anna Ruby Falls, Appalachian Trail – Hogpen Gap, Chattahoochee River headwaters, Dukes Creek Fallslast_img

How one Binghamton business is adapting to stay afloat, while helping keep kids’ minds busy

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — With small businesses across the Southern Tier being forced to closed their doors due to coronavirus concerns, some business owners have been forced to find new ways to stay open. This means offering to go art kits that can be picked up no contact from Uncorked’s location on State Street. “Pinterest has great activities you can find, YouTube has how-to videos, we’re actually going to start offering free online videos for kids during this,” she said. “There’s so many things you can use from home to be creative.” Uncorked Creations in Binghamton is adapting to the new restrictions while also providing a life line for parents with stir crazy kids at home. Willerton also offered advice for parents looking for craft ideas for kids who are home from school. “They include paints canvases, brushes and an online instruction video with one of our artists,” she said. “Like a lot of other small businesses I think we’re just trying to do anything we can to stay above water right now,” said Alise Willerton, owner of Uncorked Creations. “The best choice for us is to do virtual videos and offer an artistic outlet to adults and kids,” she said. last_img read more

SIX QUESTIONS: Nelson Leafs coach Frank Maida

first_imgHe coached in Nelson Minor Hockey.He was part of the revitalization of the Leafs when Simon Wheeldon took over the Green and White in the mid 2000’s, even won a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title in 2009. Now, after finally getting to fully recruit during the spring, Frank Maida gets to see the fruits of his labour when the Leafs open the 2012-13 KIJHL campgaign Friday at the NDCC Arena against the Castlegar Rebels.The Nelson Daily Sports Editor Bruce Fuhr had a chance to talk with Maida about the upcoming season and the Leafs franchise in the latest segement of Six Questions. The Nelson Daily: For five years you coached in the shadow of Simon Wheeldon. Last season you joined the Leafs six weeks before the start of the season after then head coach Chris Shaw took another job and had to pick up the pieces left over from the departed coach. This season it’s all yours so what do you hope to accomplish?Frank Maida: Having a really good year. The season is about developing players and coming together as a team ready for the second part of the season, the playoffs. Our goal is to finish top two in our division and once we hit playoffs ready to go deep.TND: Junior hockey players leave home at a young age to pursue their dreams. How do you convince parents and players Nelson is a better fit than other junior franchises in the province?FM: Our program is real close to a Junior A program.  We have structure on and off the ice our players must adhere to. Our program is about developing young men on and off the ice.  TND: The KIJHL has turned out a few gems in the name of Shea Webber, Brad Larsen, Cody Fransen and Geoff Kinrade, to name a few. However, for most of the players Junior B is the best hockey they will play. What do you hope the players take from their time with the Leafs?FM: We hope the players get a great experience playing and living in Nelson. But our main goal is to develop the player’s skills to the move them to the next level, if not during the year, then the next season.TND: There’s not much glamour coaching Junior B. There’s long hours logged on buses and spending a lot of time in cold arenas during the winter. What entices you to be head coach of the Nelson Leafs Hockey Club?FM: I really enjoy the players. Our goal is to win but not at all costs and I get great pleasure moving players to the next level.TND: Nelson players have been seen laying wreaths at Remembrance Day ceremonies, selling KidSport raffle tickets during Road Kings Queen City Shine and playing floor hockey at elementary schools. Why is it important to have representation at these events?FM: Our fans and businesses in the City of Nelson really support the Nelson Leafs and we want to give back to the people of Nelson, the kids in the schools and have the players be part of Nelson.TND: Leaf fans got a little spoiled during the five-year run with you and Simon Wheeldon as skippers of the Good Ship Leaf. However, the past two years the team has been knocked out in the first round of the playoffs. Can fans expect a different result come February? If so, why?FM: The first year Simon and I took over the Leafs we also were knocked out in the first round of the playoff.  Building a team is not easy but having  returning players that know our systems allows them to be able to help the new players learn and be leaders both on and off the ice.last_img read more

The Latest EU court adviser says Britain can stop Brexit

first_imgLONDON — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):8:30 a.m.A top official at the European Union’s highest court is advising that Britain can unilaterally change its mind about leaving the EU.Advocate General Manuel Campos Sanchez-Bordona has told the European Court of Justice that a decision by the British government to change its mind about invoking Article 50 would be legally valid. The advice of the advocate general is often, but not always, followed by the full court.The court is assessing the issue under an accelerated procedure, since Britain is due to leave the bloc on March 29. The final verdict is expected within weeks.Since Article 50 of the EU treaty of Lisbon dealing with departing members is scant on details — largely because the idea of any country leaving the bloc was considered unlikely — a group of Scottish legislators wants to know whether the U.K. can pull out of the withdrawal procedure on its own.The case comes as pressure builds from Brexit opponents for a second referendum on the decision to leave the bloc.___7:50 a.m.British Prime Minister Theresa May is putting the fate of her Brexit deal in Parliament’s hands, saying lawmakers must back it to deliver on voters’ 2016 decision to leave the European Union and “create a new role for our country in the world.”May is due to address Parliament Tuesday, opening five days of debate before a Dec. 11 vote on the divorce agreement.Defeat would leave the U.K. facing a chaotic “no-deal” Brexit on March 29 and could topple the prime minister, her government, or both.Before the debate, May’s government faces another showdown with lawmakers over legal advice about the Brexit deal. Lawmakers are voting on a motion finding the government in contempt of Parliament for refusing to publish the full guidance from Attorney General Geoffrey Cox.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Snowfall warning issued for the BC Peace and Pine Pass

first_imgPlease continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] tweet reports using #BCStorm.More details on the alert are available here. See the full warning below.Issued at 2018-12-20 11:50 UTC by Environment Canada:Snowfall warning issued for:B.C. Peace River, B.C. (087300)Current details:Snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.An approaching Pacific low pressure system will drop 10 to 15 cm of snowfall accumulation over Williston, Pine Pass, McGregor and the B.C Peace. Over the Peace lesser amounts will occur away from the Rockies.Snow will begin this morning and end late this evening or overnight tonight, as the low moves into Alberta.Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the B.C. Peace and the Pine Pass.The warning says our region could see anywhere from 10 to 15 cm.  More snow will fall if you live closer to the Rocky Mountains.The snow is expected to start Thursday morning and end later in the same day.last_img read more

Kangana vs Alia Family joins the war of words

first_imgMumbai: If actor Kangana Ranaut’s tirade against Alia Bhatt wasn’t enough, the former’s sister Rangoli Chandel entered the ‘war of words’ zone, as did the Raazi actor’ mother Soni Razdan and co-actor Randeep Hooda. Kangana has been calling out Alia since earlier this year for not supporting her film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. But in a recent interview, Alia merely said: “I respect Kangana’s work a lot and I respect her opinion. If she feels a particular way she must have reason to feel that way. I would rather remember how much she had praised me after watching Raazi. And I’d just like to focus on my work. Maybe she will appreciate me again if I work hard enough.” Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaThe controversy took a different turn with Kangana’s sister hitting out at Alia and her mother Soni Razdan, calling them “non Indians who are living off this land, using and abusing its people and its resources, lying about intolerance and spreading hatred”. Soni finally broke her silence over the issue. In a now-deleted tweet, she wrote: “Mahesh Bhatt is the man who has given her a break…She goes on to attack his wife and daughter. Daughter over and over again. What is left to be said then about abusing and hatred I wonder. Apart from character of course. Agenda. What’s hers?”last_img read more