Justgiving offers customised online event fundraising service

first_imgJustgiving offers customised online event fundraising service Justgiving is developing two further customised solutions for the Leukaemia Research Fund for launch later this month – the child-safe Big Bikeathon site and Alastair Campbell’s London Triathlon challenge site.The new customisation service offers other options as well as design. Charities can now capture additional data, beyond postal and e-mail addresses, from their sponsored event fundraisers and/or donors, to help gain a deeper understanding of supporters’ profiles and attitudes.They can also customise donation confirmation screens and automatic e-mails. Creative use of these facilities could help fundraisers to drive more traffic to a their charity’s Web site, or raise awareness of other aspects of its work among new donors.Most importantly, the customised site will be hosted on a dedicated domain belonging to the charity, rather than a sub-directory at the justgiving.com address. This ensures that the Web address of individual fundraising pages reflect the charity’s brand and, equally importantly, all automatic e-mails originate from that domain and not that justgiving.com.Justgiving’s media officer James Grieve said: “Because customisation options are built onto Justgiving’s existing fundraising platform, the service is faster and considerably cheaper than building a micro-site from scratch. Every site comes with our highly regarded telephone and e-mail customer support service, so charities can be sure its supporters are in safe hands.”Future customised services from Justgiving include registration, earmarked appeals and membership. Since it launched in 2001, Justgiving has handled over £5 million in donations to 550 charities. Howard Lake | 25 March 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Justgiving’s new service enables charities to create branded microsites under their chosen domain name, offering Justgiving’s online giving facilities to their supporters.The Leukaemia Research Fund is the first to showcase the new capability with its London Bikeathon site.Cathy Gilman, Leukaemia Research Fund’s head of fundraising, said: “In recent years event fundraising has played a major role in raising the Fund’s public profile. By customising the Justgiving site to our brand we are hoping to achieve even more in terms of supporter retention and brand awareness.” Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Events Research / statisticslast_img read more

New fundraising director at NDCS

first_imgBefore working at Centrepoint, Tobin was Fundraising Director of Concern, Ireland’s largest charity. He previously worked for charities such as Sight Savers International and RNID as well as in the IT sector. Tobin Aldrich has been appointed Director of Fundraising and Communications at The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS).Tobin joins NDCS from the youth homelessness charity, Centrepoint, where he was Director of Fundraising.The National Deaf Children’s Society supports deaf children, their families, and professionals working with them. Advertisement Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people New fundraising director at NDCS  23 total views,  1 views today 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 5 October 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Learn the basics behind popular new game: Fortnite Battle Royale

first_imgFacebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ ReddIt Linkedin ReddIt ACT, SAT scores now optional for students applying to TCU in 2021 + posts Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized TAGSvideo games Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ Linkedin printIt’s 12:20 a.m. Tuesday morning and two students are spending the evening playing the new hit game: Fortnite Battle Royale.“Dude hide behind that tree, he’s building. Just scope him!” sophomore business information systems major Zach Pusic said to his roommate, Davis Castelli, a supply chain and entrepreneurial management double major.Castelli moved from the field where he was scoping his only remaining opponent to a nearby building and gears up with extra ammo he finds lying on the ground. He glances out the window of the building and no one is in sight. He runs down two flights of stairs to the ground floor and sees his opponent for a split second from behind a barn, roughly 40 meters away. He peers through the lens of his sniper and fires.Bang. A headshot kill.Castelli just earned his first “Victory Royale,” a title given to the last man standing in Battle Royale.Before he became one of two players remaining, Castelli joined the online forum with 99 other players from around the world.The objective of the player vs. player game is to be the last player standing and avoid being killed by other players while trying to survive the traps opponents may set or the storm. The storm is another obstacle for players as the storm’s eye closes gradually throughout the game, shrinking the area players can continue to play in. If a player gets caught in the storm, their character will incur serious damage to their health, making them more vulnerable and weakening them unless they restore their health with a medical kit found in the game.If a player can gather enough powerful weapons throughout the game to elude or kill their opponents and strategically maneuver throughout the map over the course of the game, they can win by being the last player standing from the field of 100 in the “Battle Royale” mode.Dr. Anthony Bean, a psychologist who specializes in video games, children, adolescents, and the connections between the virtual worlds played in and the real world, said the immersive qualities of the constant action and quick responses is what makes “Fortnite” so intriguing to play and watch.“When people watch other people play the game, it’s captivating,” Bean said. “Because they’re constantly moving, there’s always something new to pay attention to.”Fortnite games are watched by people who aren’t even playing the actual game, whether it be in a dorm watching a friend or from behind a computer screen in the middle of class.Bean said the connection people make while watching another person play in this “every player for themselves” world, as he called it, comes from a psychological idea found in studying politicians called para-social interactions.“Para-social interactions were first identified in politicians speaking on TV saying, ‘the promise,’ ‘this is what I want to do, and I’m doing it for you,’” Bean said. “That makes the people feel like part of it. It happens the same way with people watching over ‘Twitch’ and ‘Fortnite.’ They feel like they’re part of the gameplay on a level.”Games of “Fortnite” have no time frame and last as long as a player remains alive.There are five tiers of weapons that a player can pick up throughout the game. They range from “common,” “uncommon,” “rare,” to “epic” and “legendary.”Fortnite Weapons Tier BreakdownVenngage InfographicsAll these weapons are classified by the luminous colors they give off. Grey is a common weapon, green is an uncommon weapon, blue is rare, purple is epic and gold is legendary. As the weapons move up in tier, their damage, accuracy, power, and scarceness all increase as well.  The weapons can be found floating on the ground or in chests that give off a distinctive charm noise to help players locate them.Along with shield potion the characters can drink to protect themselves from incoming fire, there are materials (metal, wood, and bricks) players can collect from breaking down nearly every building or object in the game. These materials can then be used for building protective structures to shield themselves from enemy fire or creating vantage points to better position themselves for a kill in the game.Players can also find medical kits to revive their health when it drops too low, as well as projectile weapons, such as grenades.The virtual world Fortnite is set in is divided up into 20 distinct areas on two separate islands.  One is far off and not very accessible to players, but the other 19 are located on the main island and give descriptive names that hint to what a player can expect to see in terms of buildings, materials, and terrain in the area.编辑触摸共享全屏制作你自己的了解更多此交互式图像使用ThingLink创建。在thinglink.com上查看此图像。接触图片分享图像…全屏As games progress and the field of players dwindle down to single digits, tensions and emotions have a tendency to ramp up as getting a “Victory Royale” becomes more of a reality.A yearning for that glory of winning and competition is to be expected, but when the thoughts of a game infiltrate a person’s mind in the wrong setting, such as in class, the word “addiction” is too strong Bean said.“What needs to be taken into consideration is the person themselves and the context with which the game, or whatever they are preoccupied with, is on their mind,” Bean said.Bean said his goal when working with a person who may be struggling with an addiction or constant infatuation with a game is to rework their mind to put thoughts of the game on the “back burner” and focus on the social context of the person’s life.“It comes down to the social context,” Bean said.  “A character can really enhance who a person is when in-game characteristics mirror real-world characteristics” ‘Unchartered territory’ as Trump impeachment trial begins in the Senate Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ TCU, SMU students collaborate on app for students, businesses In game “Fortnite” action as a player parachutes down to where they will be their game. Facebook Twitter Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ Previous articleStudents frustrated, concerned by lack of close to campus parkingNext articleFrogs for Wellness looking to expand peer education program Michael Rogers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Michael Rogers last_img read more

Datto Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Financial Results Conference Call

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 TAGS  WhatsApp Previous articleNavalny urges Russians from jail to overcome their fearNext articleYelp to Participate in the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Datto Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Financial Results Conference Call Twitter Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Facebook NORWALK, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– Datto Holding Corp. (“Datto”), (NYSE: MSP) the leading global provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions purpose-built for delivery by managed service providers (MSPs), today announced it will report fiscal fourth quarter and full-year 2020 financial results after the market close on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Management will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the Company’s financial results at 5:00 pm ET. Datto Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Financial Results Conference Call When: Thursday, March 11, 2021 Time: 5:00 pm ET Conference ID: 6343809 Live Call: 1-833-312-1358 (US/Canada Toll-Free) or 1-236-712-2458 (International) Replay: 1-800-585-8367 (US/Canada Toll-Free) or 1-416-621-4642 (International) (The replay will be available approximately two hours after the completion of the live call until 11:59 pm ET on March 18, 2021) Webcast:https://investors.datto.com About Datto As the world’s leading provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions purpose-built for delivery by managed service providers (MSPs), Datto believes there is no limit to what small and medium businesses can achieve with the right technology. Datto offers Unified Continuity, Networking, and Business Management solutions and has created a unique ecosystem of MSP partners. These partners provide Datto solutions to over one million businesses across the globe. Since its founding in 2007, Datto continues to win awards each year for its rapid growth, product excellence, superior technical support, and for fostering an outstanding workplace. With headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut, Datto has global offices in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Canada, Australia, China, and Singapore. Learn more at datto.com. MSP-F View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005924/en/ CONTACT: Media Contact: Shoba V. Lemoine [email protected] Contact: Allise Furlani [email protected] KEYWORD: CONNECTICUT UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: NETWORKS INTERNET DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE SOURCE: Datto Holding Corp. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 04:05 PM/DISC: 02/04/2021 04:06 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005924/en Pinterest WhatsApp Local NewsBusinesslast_img read more

Informed in Five: “The Trophy Life “

first_img Comments are closed. The Trophy Life(profile of construction/property tycoon Donald Trump) by DanielRoth, Fortune (Europe Edition) 19 April 2004. ThemesDonald Trump has a surprisingly hands-on approach to peoplemanagement. He phones employees to ask how business is at his manyconstruction sites, including asking questions like whether a certain kind ofsand has come in. He walks the floor of his buildings asking doormen and otherjunior staff how things are going, but if a uniform is out of place or a tablemessy he demands it is taken care of. He is astonishingly loyal to some staff, for example GregCuneo who was a 27-year old project engineer on one of Trump’s constructionsites who asked to see Trump about a plan to set up his own company. Trump gavehim a series of contracts and made him a millionaire. However, people who violate his loyalty see another side ofhim. One employee who left his employment received a letter accusing him ofbetrayal – and he never lets people who are disloyal work for him again.Messages Don’ttake anything Trump says on face value and try to stay on the right side ofhim.www.fortune.comInformed in five is a service fromthe Personnel Today HRDirectors Club to keep you on top of what’s in the top business journals. Related posts:No related photos. Informed in Five: “The Trophy Life “On 30 Apr 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more


first_imgIn honor of National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 18 – 24), St. Mary’s Hospital for Women & Children along with the Safe Kids Vanderburgh/Warrick County coalition is hosting two FREE car seat clinics for the community.Simply stop by the dates/times below to have your child seat checked by our certified car seat technicians. They will ensure the seat is installed for the maximum safety of your little passengers.Wednesday, September 144:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.St. Mary’s Hospital for Women & Children3700 Washington Avenue, EvansvilleWednesday, September 211:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Little Lambs602 SE 2nd Street, EvansvilleFamilies are encouraged to attend the educational event to have their car seats checked for safety, learn about proper installation and use, as well as to ensure their child is in the proper restraint for their size and weight. Children who use the car seat must be present. Appointment times are available by calling the car seat hotline at 812.485.6777.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Next issue 24 April

first_imgl InterviewWe visit flour miller FWP Matthews to find out why it is investing in its business, as Paul Matthews reveals the challenges facing the organics marketl Sugar & marzipanHow is the crackdown on artificial food colours in the UK and fears over hyperactivity in kids affecting the cake decorations sector?l Smoothies & juicesWe ask how bakery retailers can bolster their healthy drinks sales and combat consumer cutbacks on premium spendinglast_img

Press release: Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ukraine – Summer 2019

first_imgFor journalists 2017 to 2018 National Security Secretariat, Director, National Security Secretariat Joint Funds Unit Further information Email [email protected] 2008 to 2009 DFID, Deputy Director, Middle East and North Africa Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn 2011 to 2013 DFID, Deputy Director, Europe 2018 to present FCO, Full-time Language Training (Ukrainian) 2016 to 2017 National Security Secretariat, Head, Joint Programme Hubcenter_img Media enquiries 2005 to 2008 DFID, Head of DFID Southern Africa (Pretoria) 2013 to 2016 FCO, Deputy Director, Conflict Department 2010 to 2011 DFID, Deputy Director, Humanitarian Emergency Response Review Ms Melinda Simmons has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ukraine in succession to Ms Judith Gough CMG who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Simmons will take up her appointment in summer 2019.CURRICULUM VITAEFull name: Melinda Simmons 2003 to 2005 DFID, Head of Africa Team, Gleneagles G8 2005 Unit Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebooklast_img read more

SMC Senate discusses student government bylaws

first_imgOn Monday evening, the first Saint Mary’s Senate meeting of the semester was held in Rice Commons to discuss changes to the Student Government Association (SGA) Bylaws.The meeting began with a prayer by SGA secretary Lauren Lindbloom. Student Body President Kaitlyn Baker welcomed two new sophomore senators, Marilla Opra and Sydney Enlow. Baker also welcomed sophomore Malia Hosoi-Gallucci, the new food chair.“I wanted to get involved with SGA last year, but I was too busy,” Opra said. “When I came back from studying abroad this spring and they had an opening, I thought it was perfect.”Opra said her responsibilities include attending Senate meetings, voting on different motions and serving on the Finance Committee to approve club funding.The first topic of discussion was the Navy Social, held after the Navy football game. Emma McCarthy, the SGA mission co-chair, said the event was a collaborative effort between SGA, Student Activities Board, the Residence Hall Association and the class of 2017. According to McCarthy, the event sold out in 12 minutes, and 100 midshipmen were in attendance.“I would want the mission committee to take over [the Navy Social] because it does tie in the tradition of the College with the tradition between the Navy and our sisters,” McCarthy said. “Adding the Navy Social under the mission chair would save the future planner a huge headache.”The Senate also discussed the possibility of eliminating the First Year Concerns position. Baker said the original duties of the position consisted of helping first-year students get acquainted to each other, giving assistance to admissions and serving as a liaison between SGA and the first-year students.“We no longer think they have a role,” Baker said. “We want to change the position to ‘Big Belle, Little Belle’ chair, which includes recruiting ‘Big Belles’ from the junior class, working with admissions to recruit incoming first-years and hosting events throughout the year.”Baker proposed that Belles Beginnings Pre-Festival, the activities before Domer Fest each year, will no longer be First Year Concerns responsibility, but the responsibility of the community chair.The Senate also moved to change the international chair to community justice chair. Baker said Senate hopes to start recording certain events and lectures and posting them on social media, in order to create conversations about controversial topics on campus.“Rather than focusing on international students, we want to focus on all underrepresented students and clubs,” Baker said. “We want to change the Bylaws to give community justice chair a more defined role.”Baker said the community justice chair would be in charge of an additional new event called Monthly Mingles, a conversation centered around a specific topic for students to discuss with no media and no faculty present.The Senate unanimously approved all proposed changes to the SGA Bylaws.Tags: community justice chair, navy social, SMC Senatelast_img read more

Rival Partners

first_imgSomeday, apples in north Georgia could be harvested by robots modeled after the gibbon, an arboreal ape species that swings from limb-to-limb in the forest canopy, hunting and picking ripe fruit to eat. Called “brachiation,” or arm swinging, their method of locomotion inspired the design of the Collaborative Apple Picking Robot (CAPBOT), an apple-harvesting robot invented by engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology.At the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah last January, Ai-Ping Hu, senior research engineer in Georgia Tech’s Food Processing Technology Division, explained how CAPBOT uses a “search” arm to identify apples and plan pathways for the “grasp” arm to approach and pick the fruit. Each arm is equipped with a color-plus-depth camera. While one hand can recognize apples and direct the other hand to pick them, the machine can’t measure the ripeness of the fruit. Researchers are currently working to upgrade the grasp arm with that ability.When the topic is agricultural research in Georgia, the University of Georgia is the organization most often credited. And when UGA and Georgia Tech meet in the same sentence, especially around Thanksgiving, they’re typically colliding on the football field for another historic round of clean, old-fashioned hate.But what you see on the gridiron is 180 degrees from the relationship the two schools share in the farm fields of Georgia. There they work in harmony — and often full-fledged partnership — to improve the productivity and profitability of various sectors of Georgia agriculture.Examples of productive collaboration include:Agricultural engineering Glen Rains, an agricultural engineer in UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, is working with the Georgia Tech Research Institute to improve the peanut-grading process. After harvest and drying, peanuts are manually sampled and inspected for size, moisture content, meat content, foreign matter and damage. Grades given to peanuts determine the price a farmer will get at the market for his crop, as well as the loan value for price-support purposes.“It’s done with the human eye and has been done this way since the 1950s,” employing thousands of seasonal workers, said Rains.Through a combination of technologies that include digital imaging that allows a computer to inspect and grade the samples, this collaboration aims to streamline the process and improve efficiencies.HorticultureMark Czarnota, a UGA CAES horticulturist based in Griffin, Georgia, is collaborating with biologist Ulrika Egertsdotter and Cyrus Aidun at Georgia Tech on the micropropagation of Abies firma (Momi fir), blueberry and stevia. Abies firma could be Georgia’s answer to North Carolina’s perennial Christmas tree favorite Fraser fir. The scientists are searching for a reliable means of propagating this conifer for the southeastern Christmas tree industry using somatic embryogenesis.The blueberry/stevia project is looking at faster, more efficient ways to propagate these plants.Poultry scienceIt’s only fitting that the lion’s share of collaborative efforts between UGA and Georgia Tech focuses on Georgia’s top agricultural industry — poultry. A few poultry projects are:              Removing phosphorus from poultry-processing wastewater using magnetic nanoparticles. The separated phosphorus is then used as an inorganic feed ingredient for broiler chicks (Jie Xu at Georgia Tech and Woo Kyun Kim in UGA’s Department of Poultry Science).Developing a virtual-reality chicken via CT/MRI imaging to generate models for training robots to perform complex cuts during poultry processing (Sim Harbert at Georgia Tech and Brian Kiepper and Laura Ellestad in UGA’s Department of Poultry Science).Audio monitoring of rearing environments of broilers and broiler breeders to learn what bird vocalizations say about their health and well-being (Wayne Daley at Georgia Tech; Jeanna Wilson, Bruce Webster, Casey Ritz in UGA’s Department of Poultry Science; and Mark Jackwood and Maricarmen Garcia in the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine’s Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center).Using an ice-water slurry for enhanced antimicrobial activity in poultry processing (Comas Haynes at Georgia Tech; Harsha Thippareddi in UGA’s Department of Poultry Science; and Jeff Buhr at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service).Advancing grow-house robotics (Colin User and Wayne Daley at Georgia Tech; Jeanna Wilson, Bruce Webster and Casey Ritz in UGA’s Department of Poultry Science).Geology Through NASA, Deepak Mishra, director of the UGA Small Satellite Research Laboratory, will launch a satellite in February to monitor the condition of Georgia’s wetlands.“The satellite will allow us to look at things like carbon sequestration,” Mishra said. “Our wetlands indirectly impact our water resources because they provide habitats for fishes, fight against storm surges and help fight against coastal flooding.”Georgia Tech will report the data from this study to NASA through the Georgia Space Grant.Crop and soil sciencesUGA researchers David Radcliffe, Susan Wilde and Gary Hawkins are studying the amount of phosphorus being discharged into Lake Lanier by the septic systems of homes along the shoreline. They are working with Georgia Tech scientists to determine sampling locations on the lake’s shores and are analyzing the collected lake-bottom cores for historical evidence of phosphorus loading.Nutrient pollution is one of America’s most widespread environmental problems and is caused by excessive nitrogen and phosphorus in the air and water. Too much phosphorus in an aquatic ecosystem causes algae to grow faster than the ecosystem can handle.Animal and dairy scienceBiosecurity is a combination of practical measures and standards to protect farms from incoming diseases. One key standard of disease prevention for animal biosecurity is vaccination. An effective and inexpensive means of preventing disease, vaccination can also reduce the need for antibiotics.To test the effectiveness and reduce the large-scale cost of potentially curative therapies that use living cells, such as for use in agricultural vaccines, UGA animal and dairy scientists Steven Stice, Lohitash Karumbaiah and Luke Mortensen of the UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center (RBC) are working with Georgia Tech researchers to transform the manufacturing of cell-based therapeutics.With $20 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, the Engineering Research Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT) brings together RBC researchers, industry partners, clinicians, engineers, cell biologists and immunologists.The scientists are working to reduce the cost of generating more reliable therapies while conducting cutting-edge research to address critical needs in Georgia, and to train scientists and engineers who will bring new, high-paying manufacturing jobs to Georgia. These industries will manufacture less expensive, safer and more effective cell therapies for cancer, heart disease and orthopedic treatments in animals and humans.last_img read more