The Fundraising Planner: A Working Model for Raising the Dollars You Need (Jossey-Bass Nonprofit & Public Management Series)

first_imgThe Fundraising Planner: A Working Model for Raising the Dollars You Need (Jossey-Bass Nonprofit & Public Management Series) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News 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.last_img read more

Harvard programs aim to boost youth for future success

first_imgEvery year, Harvard invites local high school students to participate in several initiatives that aim to set them up for future success. These initiatives range from encouraging college readiness and educational goal setting, like the The Crimson Summer Academy and Project Teach, to providing opportunities to develop real-world skills like the Summer Youth Employment program.Sahil Ahmed Sheikh, a 2019 alumnus of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, and a 2018 graduate of the Crimson Summer Academy and 2018 participant in the Harvard Summer Youth Employment Program, wrote an account of his experiences during his summer at Harvard:My family immigrated to Cambridge from Bangladesh in 2008. My parents wanted to provide me with a better opportunity for success than they had when they were my age. My mom took on two part-time jobs, and my dad went back to school to earn his medical degree in the U.S., and I was busy going to school.I was considering a career in the field of computer science. At the time, I was not taking challenging classes to broaden my horizons. I always had the impression that in order for me to potentially get a job as a computer engineer, I needed to focus on — and excel at — only one subject.This way of thinking was altered in 7th grade, when I took part in Harvard’s Project Teach program. The program brings local students onto campus and teaches them about educational paths tailored to their individual interests. I participated in an engineering-based class, which allowed me to interact with professors and Harvard students. This experience gave me a much better perception of life in college and beyond, but I knew l still lacked the skills and work ethic to reach my career goals.Luckily, after my first year of high school, I was accepted by the Crimson Summer Academy — a pre-college program for low income students who spend three consecutive summers at Harvard, engaging in rigorous courses in a college-like environment. By participating in this program, I got the motivational boost I needed. I was surrounded by classmates and mentors who were highly motivated and ambitious. I was able to direct my attention toward biology, my hidden passion. Without the help of the Crimson Summer Academy, I would not be as prepared for the real world as I am today.Those two experiences led me to come back to Harvard, where I completed an internship. I was where I wanted and needed to be — in a professional environment where I was learning real life skills. My responsibilities included completing economic impact research, researching venture capital investments, data analysis, and more. The internship taught me responsibility, punctuality, and, most importantly, to seek help when needed.This year, I started at Clark University as a pre-med student. With my intent to fight for justice and my passion for biology, I have chosen to pursue a job in forensic science. The skills I acquired from this internship will be necessary to reach my goal.Prior to my arrival in the United States, my idea of the Western world was completely different. I had never even heard of the name Harvard, let alone thought I would spend time there. The time I spent at Harvard helped me to build vital skills that will assist my future.last_img read more

Video Clips of the Week: Fly-Fishing the Keys and the Sea of Cortez with Smith Optics

first_imgJoin Captains Bou Bosso and Brian Gabriel for an up close experience on the water, fly-fishing for Red Drum and Tarpon:Idaho boys travel south of the border to the sea of Cortez in pursuit of the prized rooster fish:last_img

Health Ministry works to mid-2020 date to legalise medicinal cannabis

first_imgNZ Herald 15 October 2018Family First Comment: This is disturbing. Is the government cynically delaying the intro of cannabis medicine to time it with a vote on recreational dope to improve the chances of a yes vote?! Stop playing politics. saynopetodope.org.nz/medicinalPeople in chronic pain and the terminally ill will have to wait until at least mid-2020 to legally obtain medicinal cannabis, according to a Ministry of Health document – a wait criticised as far too long.The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill, introduced by Health Minister David Clark in December 2017 under the Government’s 100-day plan, is expected to become law by March 2019.A Health Ministry document, released under the Official Information Act to National’s associate health spokesman Shane Reti, shows it is working to a timeline that assumes a “go-live date” in mid-2020.“And this is just for the required regulations. It is highly unlikely that dispensing would begin at that point and it would almost certainly be much later. This is unacceptable,” Reti said.National supported the Government’s bill at first reading but then pulled its support in July with its own bill in Reti’s name. National said its bill set out a more comprehensive and well-researched regime for the use of medicinal cannabis.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12142231&ref=twitterlast_img read more