International fundraisers debate impact on recession and credit crunch

first_imgInternational fundraisers debate impact on recession and credit crunch  37 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Delegates at last week’s International Fundraising Congress in Holland were given a late addition to their timetable with the insertion of a one-hour debate on the impact of the current global economic crisis and credit crunch on fundraising.Led by Sean Triner, Daryl Upsall, and Marcelo Iniarra, the 8am session attracted over 110 delegates.The overall message of the session was upbeat. The lessons learned from other fundraisers who had weathered recessions in the UK, USA, Argentina and other countries made it clear that now was not the time to cut back on fundraising. “Avoid recession suicide” was the call to action: invest now in fundraising.The emphasis was on statistics rather than anecdote. Some charities were reporting that they were still growing very well and were very positive about next year. Sean Triner’s recessionwatch blog is gathering these statistics, and he welcomes more contributions.Bernard Ross and Amanda Seller shared the results of a couple of recent polls of fundraisers at international NGOs and from leading fundraisers in many countries.UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake videoed the session which is now available in short sections. Tagged with: credit crunch Giving/Philanthropy Prospect research recession Resource Alliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_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. Howard Lake | 21 October 2008 | News Find more UK Fundraising videos, including more from the International Fundraising Congress, at: read more

Soaker Hoses

first_imgAs parts of north Georgia experience extreme drought, homeowners are searching for ways to provide water to their precious landscape plants.During long periods without rain, I get calls at the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office in Wilkes County from people who want to save a specific tree or shrub. They want to do whatever it takes to save it. Keep in mind that plants are 80 percent water.While there are many things one can do, the most important thing is to supply your plants with water in times of drought.When it doesn’t rain for days on end, some plants just won’t make it without supplemental watering. Sprinklers will work but they waste much more water than some type of drip method of watering. Water that is applied slowly and gradually has much less potential for evaporation than water that’s applied through overhead irrigation.Water sprayed through hot air is obviously going to evaporate more than water entering the soil directly by a dripping method.Not everyone can afford a drip system, but soaker hoses have improved to the point where they are almost as efficient as the expensive drip systems used by commercial plant nurseries. These soaker hoses are available at a reasonable price at most home improvement stores.One thing I have noticed over the last several years is a new type of soaker hose. Most of these new types are made out of nylon, which allows them to be flattened and rolled up in a way that is much more compact than the porous, rubber types.Often soaker hoses don’t last long simply because people won’t take the time to store them properly. This nylon material makes it much easier to store the hose when it’s not in use. It also makes it easier to wind the hose through whatever plant material you are trying to water. Besides being physically easier to wind and bend, the nylon material won’t crack like the porous, rubber types often do.Damage to a tree or shrub caused by drought stress becomes a permanent part of the plant. If that type of damage is allowed to occur repeatedly over a number of years, eventually the cumulative effect becomes more than the plant can handle. At that point, the plant dies, no matter what you do.If you have a favorite shade tree that took years to grow, then heed this advice: Don’t let it suffer from drought. A soaker hose ringed around the tree can provide lifesaving water to the tree during times when it needs it most.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Feb. 21 – Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Friday, February 21 – 23, 2014Friday, February 21, 2014•10:18 a.m. Officers investigated Criminal D a.m.age to Property in the 1500 block. W. Harvey, Wellington.•11:05 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a wallet in the 500 block E. 16th, Wellington.•6 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of miscellaneous items in the 2000 block. E. 16th, Wellington.•7:09 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1100 block. N. Washington, Wellington. Saturday, February 22, 2014•1:10 a.m. Non-Injury, private property accident in the 1100 block. E. 16th, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Dakota W. James, 18, McPherson, and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Callie R. McNamara, Wellington.•10:07 a.m. Officers took a report of an unattended death in the 300 block. W. 17th, Wellington.•12:17 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery by a known suspect in the 1400 block. Michigan, Wellington.•4:27 p.m. Loretta L. Wiley, 30, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Cowley County Bench Warrant for probation violation.•5:08 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 200 block. S. H, Wellington.•9 p.m. Sophia E. Garcia, 22, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with defective headlight.•10:15 p.m. Bobby D. Popchoke, 57, Oxford, was issued a notice to appear charged with no proof of insurance and illegal registration. Sunday, February 23, 2014•8 a.m. Officers investigated aggravated burglary, aggravated battery, criminal damage to property and criminal trespass in the 1000 block N. Washington, Wellington.•8:37 a.m. Charles L. Kitch Jr, 33, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with aggravated burglary, aggravated battery, criminal damage to property and criminal trespass.•5:08 p.m. Officers took a report of animal cruelty in the 300 block. S. Cherry, Wellington.•5:30 p.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the 500 block. S. H, Wellington.last_img read more