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

Limerick nursing home battling COVID outbreak after eight residents die in…

first_imgDesigned by FreepikA private nursing home in Co Limerick is managing a severe outbreak of COVID-19 after eight off its residents died over the past two weeks after all eight had tested positive for the virus after an outbreak was declared shortly before Christmas.Pat Kennedy, CEO Windmill Healthcare, which operates Killeline Care Centre, Newcastle West, said: “Unfortunately, and sadly, we must confirm that we have 8 COVID-19 related deaths. This has been very upsetting for everyone, especially their loved ones, we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to all their families and extended friends.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Management are “scheduling for a vaccine roll out on the 18th January, and this cannot come quick enough” but “it’s vital for it to be sooner if possible,” Mr Kennedy said.The outbreak, declared three weeks ago, escalated over the past fortnight, as management continued to actively manage the situation with support for the HSE.The nursing home has close to 100 staff members caring for a maximum 63 residents.Reliable sources said “the majority” of staff and 63 residents tested positive for the virus.Some staff remain in self isolation while others have isolated and returned to work.As of today there were 12 active COVID cases among residents, however the number of confirmed cases among staff was not disclosed.“Windmill Healthcare can confirm that we are managing a Covid outbreak in Killeline Care Centre, Newcastle West. As part of our fortnightly staff serial testing, we had been advised that a number of staff had tested positive for Covid-19 prior to the Christmas period,” said Mr Kennedy.“We are fortunate that our senior management team at Windmill Healthcare are clinicians, with vast experience. Working alongside the management team at Killeline Care Centre, they immediately enacted our contingency plan and put all infection prevention and control measures in place.” “We have been liaising daily with the COVID-19 Outbreak Control Team within the HSE and local GP’s. Working together we are ensuring a collective approach and have been monitoring the situation daily to contain and control the outbreak to protect our residents and our staff.”Windmill operates six nursing homes and two retirement villages across Limerick, North Cork, Kerry, Galway and Offaly.“Being a part of a larger group means that we have extra resources behind us, and we have been fortunate to call on our complement of staff from across the country, as well as HSE and agency staff. The support we have received from the COVID-19 Outbreak Control Team, our local GP’s and our Staff has been a massive help throughout this enduring time,” Mr Kennedy said. Print He added, “with the incidence rate of Covid-19 in Limerick currently so high, particularly in West Limerick, it is a constant battle for all Nursing Homes to keep COVID-19 at bay, however, when it does penetrate, it shows how cruel it can be to our most vulnerable.”“The majority of our staff have now tested positive for COVID-19, as we are now 3 weeks into this outbreak, a high number of these staff are now recovered and back to work.”“The past three weeks has been an escalating scenario daily, but recent COVID-19 swabbing test result have indicated that the outbreak has now stabilized, and we expect that we will endure another difficult week before the cycle is complete.”Meanwhile, a HSE-run community hospital for the elderly, also located in Newcastle West, has managed to effectively wipeout an outbreak of covid-19 of an entire ward.The outbreak, at St Ita’s Community Hospital, was declared in the last week of November, when 25 patients on a 27-bed ward tested positive for the virus, informed sources said.There were no notified cases at the hospital this Monday, reliable sources confirmed.When asked for comment, a HSE Mid West Community Healthcare spokesman said it “does not comment on individual cases or individual activations, in the interests of confidentiality for individuals concerned”.“The HSE’s Department of Public Health responds to notified cases or outbreaks of Covid-19. The Department of Public Health undertakes a risk assessment of the situation, appropriate investigations are carried out and control measures put in place if required,” he added.Windmill spokeswoman’s response: “No other confirmed cases across any of our centres across the country.” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Twitter Previous articleWhat have they achieved? 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Madrid fight back to stun City

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo’s last-minute winner gave Real Madrid a thrilling victory over Manchester City in a pulsating Champions League clash at the Bernabeu.City keeper Joe Hart kept his side in the game before they took a shock lead through Edin Dzeko’s breakaway goal.Marcelo equalised with a deflected shot but City led again when Aleksandar Kolarov’s free-kick flew straight in.In a frantic finale, Karim Benzema levelled before Ronaldo’s shot flew past an unsighted Hart to win it.That brought a spectacular sliding celebration from Real boss Jose Mourinho – who had questioned his side’s focus and commitment in recent days – and provided an extraordinary finish to a game which had been completely one-sided for long periods.The Spanish side dominated until Dzeko put City ahead after the hour mark, with Hart rescuing his side on several occasions. But, having led with less than three minutes remaining, Roberto Mancini’s men will still feel they should have won the game, let alone finish up empty-handed as they began their campaign in Group D.A trip to the Spanish champions always looked a tough way for City to begin their task of reaching the knockout stages for the first time, especially because there was no sign of any discontent in the Real camp as they took the game to City from the start.Inside the first five minutes, Ronaldo tested Hart for the first time when he cut inside Vincent Kompany and fired in a low shot that was heading for the bottom corner until the England keeper clawed it to safety.That set the pattern for the rest of the first half, with Ronaldo giving Maicon a torrid time down the right, while Angel di Maria and Alvaro Arbeloa saw plenty of the ball on the opposite flank.Hart had to come to City’s rescue again with an instinctive block to keep out Gonzalo Higuain’s header from Ronaldo’s cross-shot, before racing off his line to close down Higuain after he beat the offside trap. By now, Real were completely dominant and City were also grateful for some poor finishing from Higuain and Sami Khedira, who both missed the target from point-blank range.Tellingly, Yaya Toure was City’s only attacking outlet before the break, twice causing the Real defence problems after running at them from deep positions but failing to find a decisive final ball.He was to put that right in style on the hour mark when he again charged forward and fed Dzeko, who steadied himself before firing home.The goal came completely against the run of play, but it was almost followed by a second for the visitors when Carlos Tevez slipped Toure free but, off balance, he could only fire into the side netting when he let fly inside the box.Mourinho made a flurry of changes in a bid to rescue the game, with Benzema and Luka Modric both flung on, and in the end the home side’s pressure told. Marcelo, who had earlier gone close with two fizzing efforts from the edge of the box, made it third time lucky when he stepped inside Vincent Kompany and saw his shot come off Javi Garcia and fly into the net.City remained on the back foot but they also remained a threat at the other end, and Kolarov restored their lead when he bent the ball straight into the net from 25 yards out.Again, the travelling fans scented what would have been a famous victory but, once more, Real came forward, with Benzema turning inside Matija Nastasic before finding the bottom corner to make it 2-2.There was more drama to come when Ronaldo cut inside from the right and, after Kompany ducked under his shot, the ball cruelly fizzed past the helpless Hart.last_img read more