Taking Philanthropy Seriously: Beyond Noble Intentions to Responsible Giving (Philanthropic & Nonprofit Studies)

first_img 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. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Taking Philanthropy Seriously: Beyond Noble Intentions to Responsible Giving (Philanthropic & Nonprofit Studies)center_img  16 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 July 2008 | Newslast_img read more

Press release: Report 03/2018: Trailer runaway near Hope, Derbyshire

first_img180219_R032018_Hope PDF, 8.65MB, 37 pages Request an accessible format. Notes to editors Newsdate: 19 February 2018 This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.center_img If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email [email protected] tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. In 2004, four men died when they were hit by a runaway trolley on the west coast main line near Tebay. The brakes on that trolley had been deliberately disabled, and two of the people responsible were subsequently convicted of manslaughter and sent to gaol. It’s therefore very worrying for RAIB when we hear of runaway trolleys and other items of plant, because we know just how silent and deadly they can be. On the Hope Valley line on 28 May 2017, the runaway trailer did not hit anything and there were no serious consequences. However, one of the factors which caused the incident was that the trailer’s brakes had been disabled. This may have been done with the best of intentions, to keep the job running, but if the potential consequences had been considered, it should never have been contemplated. Just testing the set-up properly before starting to use the tractor unit and its trailer would have shown what was wrong. The whole episode, as our report shows, was a saga arising from lack of training, care, and caution. I hope that everyone who works with on-track plant and machinery will take note of the lessons from this report, and never again be tempted to cut corners while using equipment on the line. SummaryAt around 06:30 hrs on Sunday 28 May 2017, a trailer, being propelled by a small rail tractor between Edale and Bamford, became detached and ran away for a distance of around 1 mile (1.6 km). It came to a stop at a set of points at Earles Sidings, near Hope. There were no injuries that required medical attention, and there was no significant damage to the infrastructure, the trailer or the tractor.The tractor and trailer became separated because the towbar pin fell out. A linch pin that secured the towbar pin had almost certainly been inserted in the wrong orientation. This would have resulted in it falling out, allowing the towbar pin to fall out and the towbar to become uncoupled.The subsequent runaway occurred because the brakes on the trailer had been manually disabled by the staff present, to overcome them being stuck in the applied position. It is likely that this was because the hydraulic brake hose between the tractor and the trailer had either been not connected or incorrectly connected at the start of the shift.RecommendationsThe RAIB has made three recommendations to Network Rail as a result of this investigation. One relates to providing staff with guidance on what actions to take if a trailer becomes immobilised when being used. The second relates to management of staff competence at the depot involved in the incident. The third relates to learning lessons from multiple non-compliances during use of the plant.The RAIB has also identified two learning points, relating to the precautions required when isolating trailer brakes and to the requirements to carry out a full set of brake tests prior to use.Simon French, Chief Inspector of Rail Accidents said: The sole purpose of RAIB investigations is to prevent future accidents and incidents and improve railway safety. RAIB does not establish blame, liability or carry out prosecutions. RAIB operates, as far as possible, in an open and transparent manner. While our investigations are completely independent of the railway industry, we do maintain close liaison with railway companies and if we discover matters that may affect the safety of the railway, we make sure that information about them is circulated to the right people as soon as possible, and certainly long before publication of our final report. For media enquiries, please call 01932 440015.last_img read more

Content marketing for credit unions: Not as boring as you think!

first_img 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Abby Kiebach As the CEO of a community credit union serving Lancaster County, PA, Abby is dedicated to maintaining the strength and stability of LRRCU while providing personal member service to all … Web: www.lrrcu.org Details It can be hard for credit unions, and our financial industry as a whole, when you feel that you aren’t “interesting” enough to produce content to support your online marketing efforts. Sure, the tech, fashion, or entertainment industries have an unending supply of exciting and fun topics at their fingertips. But don’t allow yourself to believe that credit unions are “too boring” for content marketingWhen you think content marketing probably the first thing that comes to mind is a blog. And that’s a great way to get started, especially if your content marketing budget is limited. But you should consider other content options that include:videoschecklistsslidesharesinfographicsHere are a few steps you can take to shake things up with your credit union content marketing.Find a Personality (Or a Few)One way to add interest to your credit union’s content marketing is to to “put a face to name.” Whether   they are writing blog posts or staring in a video series, tap into your employee base to find experts and personalities that your audience can relate to and create a “virtual” relationship with.It doesn’t have to be someone at the tip-top of your organization. In fact, your members may even respond better to the employees that they see on the front lines when they visit your branches. At Lancaster Red Rose Credit Union, I contribute content to our credit union’s blog, but so does our IT specialist, head teller supervisor and funds transfer manager.Here’s you chance to have a little fun, crack some jokes and show the world that credit unions aren’t so buttoned-up.SPOTLIGHT:Community 1st Credit Union, which serves Iowa and Missouri, introduced a spokesperson for their Your Voice program, which serves members ages 13-25. She blogs and tweets for the credit union, and is also featured in their educational videos.A Picture’s Worth a Thousand WordsIf your content marketing strategy involves pumping out article after article, pages and pages of words, well then I can see where things might seem a little boring. Adding visuals, anything from photos, videos, charts and graphs, not only liven up your content but also return great consumer engagement results. Keep this fact in mind, blog posts with visuals receive 94% more page visits and engagement than those without.Infographics are a fun way to capture a readers attention and way to present complex information or concepts in a user-friendly manner. In addition, they are highly shareable and can spread your message and your brand to a wider audience.SPOTLIGHT:Here are a few examples of the credit union industry using infographics to present financial tips to their audience.Get SocialDon’t forget, social media is content too! Facebook is a logical place to start, as it’s a great way to reach your members. But you should also consider branching out to Twitter, LinkedIn and even Pinterest, where you can engage with other credit unions and their employees.On the Lancaster Red Rose social platforms we do more than just news and event about our credit union. We position ourselves as an authority in the financial field by sharing industry news, financial advice and content from other credit unions around the country.SPOTLIGHT:See how the #1 credit union in the country, Navy Federal Credit Union, stacks up with their social media content strategy.Here are a few more tips for breathing fresh life into your credit union content marketing:Be consistent with producing content, aiming for adding new content to you site once per week, and interacting socially every day.Don’t always sell or promote. Content marketing is about building relationships with your audience and providing the information and education they are searching for.Encourage customer engagement with an open commenting section. Provide a call to action for your readers to respond to, and make it a two-way street by responding to all customer comments.last_img read more

The Championship of Water Polo B&H begins on 31st August

first_img(Source: Fena) The opening of Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Water Polo will be held in Neum from 31st August to 1st September of this year.The clubs from the Federation and from RS for the first time in the history of water polo sport B&H will participate in a joint competition.On Saturday, 31st August will be played the match of group phases of competition, and a day later semifinal and final match.In Group A will perform teams HVK Jadran (Neum), VK Banja Luka and VK Torpedo (Sarajevo), while in group B will play PVK Academy B (Sarajevo), VK Fortuna (Banja Luka) and VK Mladost (Sarajevo).last_img