NTT Fundraising is awarded Investors In People status

first_img  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 September 2004 | News Tagged with: Awards Consulting & Agencies Individual giving NTT Fundraising is awarded Investors In People status 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 Bristol-based telephone fundraising agency NTT Fundraising has received the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) quality benchmark for demonstrating commitment to its employees.NTT Fundraising raises money for charities as such as ActionAid, Save the Children and the WWF.The IIP assessment panel were enthusiastic about NTT’s achievements. Its Assessment Report said that although national media coverage had portrayed call centres in a negative light, “nothing could be further from these descriptions when it comes to the environment and atmosphere that is evident at NTT.” Advertisement It reported that “staff are enthusiastic, dedicated and wholeheartedly passionate about their work and the charities for whom they fundraise. The reason for this is quite clear; people are well trained and developed. Their knowledge and fluency about the charities for which they fundraise is first class and the encouragement and support they receive from their managers and colleagues is unique and especially worthy of note.”NTT has more than 15 years experience of providing telephone fundraising services to charity and not-for-profit organisations. It is part of The Dialog Group, the international group of autonomous companies offering specialist fundraising services to the charity sector. NTT employs 75 members of staff, and each year the company makes more than 200,000 outbound calls.Investors in People is the national standard which sets out a level of good practice for training and development of people to achieve business goals. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Fireworks and Discount Rides Thursday at Wonderland Pier

first_imgFireworks from the 2014 Wonder Bear’s Birthday at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City, NJ.UPDATE: Fireworks have been cancelled due to wind conditions and the threat of rain.________Gillian’s Wonderland Pier will celebrate its 84th anniversary of providing rides and amusements to Ocean City Boardwalk visitors with a special event on Thursday.Wonder Bear’s Birthday Bash will go off 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. June 4 with all rides only two tickets apiece and a fireworks display at 9 p.m.Wonder Bear, the park’s mascot, will be available for photos with families during the celebration.David Gillian opened the Fun Deck on the Ocean City Boardwalk at Plymouth Place in 1931, and a Ferris wheel and merry-go-round were the main attractions.David’s son, Roy, opened the existing Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in 1965. Wonderland is owned and operated by Roy’s son, Jay Gillian.The Ferris wheel and merry-go-round are still attractions at Wonderland Pier (though this wheel reaches more than 141 feet into the air). But the park includes more than 30 other rides, including a log flume.Gillian’s Wonderland Pier is at Sixth Street on the Boardwalk. The fireworks will be visible from the beach and boardwalk on any of the downtown blocks.last_img read more

EQUALITY? Dunedin father and daughter sentenced over incest

first_imgNZ Herald 25 January 2017Family First Comment: If consenting loving adults means equality and we should be ‘free to love’, then here’s an interesting statement by the judge …“Judge Kevin Phillips said it was very serious repeat offending which strikes at the heart of what the community would consider right and proper conduct.”Maybe now – but for how long?#slipperyslopeA Dunedin father and daughter have been ordered to stay away from each other for two years after being sentenced for incest for the second time.The pair – aged 37 and 23 – were last year convicted of incest for the second time after the discovery of the pair’s second child.At this morning’s sentencing, the father was sentenced to six months community detention and two years’ intensive supervision. The daughter was sentenced to two years of intensive supervision.The pair are not to associate during that time and the father is not come within 100km of Dunedin, and reside elsewhere in the South Island.Judge Kevin Phillips said it was “very serious repeat offending which strikes at the heart of what the community would consider right and proper conduct”.The offending came to light after police attended a domestic disturbance at the pair’s home in 2013 and found an infant at the residence which they suspected was fathered by the defendant.The pair were first convicted in 2012 after the birth of their first child.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11788494Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Enyimba FC Captain, Abalogu, Charges Mates ahead of CONFED Cup

first_imgThe second round of matches come up this Sunday, with Enyimba having the chance to return to track against San Pedro in Aba.Abalogu has now charged his mates to produce the level of intensity that is required to succeed at the continental level when they come up against the Ivorian side.“It’s difficult to play on the continent because the standard is higher, that’s why we have to step up in our next game,” Abalogu told the club’s media.“In the league you play against teams that you are used to, but on the continent it’s against top teams from different countries, that’s why it’s more difficult.“We had a very bad game in Morocco, and everyone is still angry about it. We know the fans will expect something better on Sunday, so we’ll try our best.”Sunday’s fixture at the Enyimba Stadium will kick off at 2pm, with Nigerien referee, Mohamed Ali Mousa appointed to take charge.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Andrew Abalogu Enyimba captain Andrew Abalogu has urged his teammates to rise to the high standards that are required in the CAF Confederation Cup.The People’s Elephant were beaten 2-0 in their group D opener against Hassania Agadir in Agadir, Morocco last Sunday, with the two times African champions rendering a below par performance.The result has left Usman Abd’Allah’s side bottom of the group’s early standings after San Pedro FC and AC Paradou shared points in the other fixture.last_img read more

ORV Accident

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis A serious crash involving an Off Road Vehicle occurred over the weekend in Presque Isle County.The incident happened on Saturday, May 27th when, the Presque Isle County Sheriff’s Department was called out to an ORV crash in Presque Isle Township.Officials report that a side by side being operated by 25 year old Tyler Steven Elowsky overturned, ejecting himself and his mother, Julie, from the machine. Neither of them wore a helmet. They were transported to MidMichigan Medical Center– Alpena.Alcohol is believed to be a factor, and the case remains under investigation. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Rogers City Memorial Day ParadeNext Spruce Spruces Up Town With Window Clings Unveilinglast_img read more

Focus on the Family taking steps for life after Dobson

first_imgThat kind of peer-to-peer connection is central to Focus on the Family’s efforts to reach a younger audience. An example is a Webzine called Boundless.org that invites young adults ages 18 to 34 to talk to each other in moderated forums about everything from dating and courtship to the ethics of playing online poker. “This generation, Gen Y and even Gen X, they are skeptical,” said Motte Brown, 39, who oversees the Boundless `zine as family formation ministry manager. “They’ve been marketed to their entire lives, so they look to their peers and they reject anything with an authoritarian tone. They are looking for truth, but look to their peers for that.” Brown acknowledges that hunger poses a challenge for an institution founded on one man’s vision. Young adults on the online forums revere Dobson, he said, but also want to hear each other’s voices. The ministry also is customizing content to adapt to an on-demand world, said Glenn Williams, 44, a senior vice president. Dobson’s radio show is now available through podcast, audio-stream and video-stream. The ministry’s movie reviews, one of its most popular products, can be delivered by text message. An initiative called “My Family” allows Web site visitors to customize their home pages. The flagship Focus on the Family magazine was too general for the times, so now five versions based on different life-stages are published. “Focus for a long time took a shotgun approach: Let’s throw out a topic today and talk about it, and if it touches someone’s heart, we’ll respond,” Daly said. “Now, people are just too busy. They say, `I don’t have time to find it. I need you to feed it with me … That’s a huge change between the leadership (at Focus on the Family).”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“With (Dobson’s) interest in public policy, we have quite a strong bicep in that arena,” Daly said. But, he adds, “94 percent of our budget goes to marriage and parenting, the bread and butter stuff. We don’t have to reduce the muscle in the public policy area. We just need to start doing curls in the other area in the public square.” Dobson stepped down as Focus on the Family president in 2003 but remains the board chairman and the ministry’s public voice on its flagship radio broadcast. While Dobson has not hinted at retirement, the board has been plotting succession for years. Passing up a better-paying corporate job at a paper company, Daly joined Focus on the Family in the late 1980s and rose through the ranks. Daly is not heir apparent to the radio show because, he acknowledges, that isn’t his strength. He views himself as an administrator and delegator. Daly’s public profile is growing, however, illustrated by the release of his first book, “Finding Home,” in which he describes growing up in foster care after the deaths of his alcoholic parents and the joys of raising his own kids. The message: Parents can consider Daly a peer rather than an authority figure in the mold of Dobson, a child psychologist. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – James Dobson has become synonymous with the empire that is Focus on the Family. Tourists clamor for photos of the group’s founder when he’s not taping a radio show, talking about the presidential race on a TV news show or writing another child-rearing book. Some staff confess to asking “What Would Dr. Dobson Do?” when faced with a dilemma. But out of public view, a new generation of executives is laying the groundwork for sustaining the conservative Christian group as a cultural and political force once the 71-year-old Dobson has left the scene. And most of their efforts are concentrated not in the political realm, but in finding new ways to deliver marriage and parenting advice to a younger generation of families, many of whom distrust institutions or dislike evangelical engagement in politics. Consider Jim Daly, the group’s 46-year-old president and chief executive officer. He shares Dobson’s conservative evangelical beliefs about marriage and the culture wars. But Daly is more likely to talk or blog about his troubled childhood or the challenges of raising his own kids, ages 5 and 7, than stage voter-registration rallies. last_img

Review: Themify’s Movie

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Peter Andre To Wash Cars For Charity

first_imgEver wanted a celebrity to wash your car? Well now’s your chance… Peter Andre has kindly offered his services to launch the UK’s Largest Car Wash with proceeds going to Children in Need.Peugeot is Children in Need’s automotive corporate partner and the Company is delighted to host the car wash and aims to raise over £250,000 for the incredibly deserving charity. For more information on Peugeot and Children in Need, click here.The UK’s Largest Car Wash will kick off with a star studded event featuring Peter Andre on Wednesday, 6th November 2013 at Robins and Day, Chiswick. Pop along from 8am to 8pm to have your car washed and help raise funds for Children in Need.Peter Andre said, “I’m delighted to be able to offer my services to the UK’s Largest Car Wash in support of such a worthwhile cause. Pop down to Chiswick on 6th November and have your car cleaned whilst raising money for charity – what’s not to love. Make sure you come and say hi on the day!”Further car wash events will take place at Peugeot Dealerships across the country from 6th – 10th November. As part of the car wash initiative, Peugeot has also created a fun and useful car washing kit for everyone to join in at home. The ‘Get Sudsy with Pudsey’ pack gives you all the ‘bear essentials’ to keep your car squeaky clean this Autumn – the set includes a unique Pudsey sponge and a 300ml bottle of Pudsey’s wash & wax. Any visitor to a Peugeot Dealership who donates £5 (or more) will receive a Pudsey Car Wash kit which is available from all Peugeot Dealerships throughout the UK or online.For more information on the UK’s Largest Car Wash or to buy the ‘Get Sudsy with Pudsey’ kit, click here.Source:PRWeb.comlast_img read more

How A Data Scientist Whod Never Heard Of Basketball Mastered March Madness

A 13-year-old in Illinois. A 47-year-old English woman. A 70-year-old Vegas oddsmaker. At first blush, there isn’t much linking them. But last year, all three were among the most successful March Madness prognosticators. That’s where the similarities end.With methods ranging from gut instinct to computational learning theory, these three characters demonstrate just how wide and varied the spectrum of strategies can be. But which strategy will you employ for your own bracket? Watch this video collaboration between FiveThirtyEight and Fictionless and decide for yourself.

Strong goalkeeping not enough for Ohio State mens hockey

Senior forward Chad Niddery (19) is pinned to the boards during a game against Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 17 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 5-1, before falling again, 2-1, in Oxford, Ohio, on Oct. 18.Credit: Michael Griggs / For The LanternChristian Frey made 60 saves in one game and lost. That was the prevailing takeaway from the Ohio State men’s hockey team’s home-and-home series with No. 11 Miami (Ohio).After falling 5-1 in Columbus on Friday, the Buckeyes lost, 2-1, the following night despite their sophomore goaltender’s near-record-setting performance in Oxford, Ohio.“We have to look in the mirror and get better defensively,” OSU coach Steve Rohlik said. “I think that’s the biggest thing for us.”Frey came within six saves of setting a school record for most saves in a game on Saturday. OSU was outshot 62-20 in the game, the first time it had allowed more than 50 shots since Oct. 12, 2002, against Minnesota.“They shot the puck from everywhere, but I think they just outworked us in our zone,” Frey said. “We need to compete a lot harder.”The Buckeyes began Saturday’s game with the upper hand when RedHawk freshman defenseman Scott Dornbrock was ejected for interference at the 1:36 mark of the first period.Dorbrock’s game misconduct put OSU on a five-minute power play, during which the Buckeyes made it 1-0.Scoring opened late in the man advantage when OSU senior forward Tanner Fritz came barreling down the left-wing side, chucked a shot on net and junior forward Anthony Greco slapped in the rebound.“It was a tough play,” Miami junior goalie Jay Williams said. “I thought that as a whole, we responded really well … from that point on I think we took over the game.”The Buckeyes carried their lead into the first intermission, but saw it erased midway through the second period when Miami freshman defenseman Louie Belpedio fired a shot through traffic to tie the game. Frey said he never saw the shot.Less than two minutes later, RedHawks senior forward Alex Wideman scored the eventual game-winner on a wrap around.The RedHawks nearly added another later in second, but Miami senior forward Austin Czarnik’s goal was disallowed as the puck was frozen beneath Frey’s pad before it was pushed in.Despite catching a break, OSU couldn’t regain its first period momentum. The RedHawks outshot the Buckeyes, 25-5, in the second.“They just played more desperate than we did,” Rohlik said. “Once they started playing desperate and controlling the play, we were in retreat mode.”Miami preserved its 2-1 lead the rest of the way, attempting 62 shots to OSU’s 20.“It was tough, but I think we had a little bit better effort today,” Fritz said. “Maybe the shot clock didn’t show it but we did play hard, we competed.”Saturday’s one-goal game came on the heels of a 5-1 RedHawk win on Friday. But while OSU brought new energy on the road, it was without the services of senior defenseman Justin DaSilva and junior defenseman Sam Jardine.DaSilva and Jardine were issued game misconducts for illegal checks on Friday and served what Rohlik referred to as “team consequences” the following night.“We just made some decisions,” Rohlik said. “We don’t want to lead the country in penalty minutes so that’s going to end.”The ejections forced OSU to play with a shortened bench for the second half of Friday’s game.“We were playing behind and at that point having four (defenseman) doesn’t make it easy to get back in the game,” sophomore defenseman Drew Brevig said. “It would have been nice to have all six when you’re wanting to join the rush.”Brevig made it 3-1 early in the third period, but the RedHawks added two even-strength goals to put the game out of reach.Penalties were costly for the Buckeyes on Friday as the RedHawks went three-for-five on the power play.OSU sophomore goaltender Matt Tomkins finished Friday with 28 saves and the Buckeyes were outshot, 33-27.Loose Pucks• OSU freshman forward Kevin Miller made his collegiate debut on Saturday• OSU junior defenseman Blake Doerring made his Buckeye debut on Saturday read more