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GlobalGiving UK announces next Gateway Challenge for charities

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first_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.  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis GlobalGiving UK announces next Gateway Challenge for charities Howard Lake | 14 March 2013 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digitalcenter_img Organisations that raise at least £2000 from 50 donors will gain a permanent place and access to other donors on GlobalGiving.co.uk.The deadline to apply to take part is 8 April 2013. Successful applicants will then take part in online fundraising training in May, and the actual campaign will run from 1 to 30 June.GlobalGiving UK has worked with over 350 small charities. More than 100 have joined through the Gateway Challenge.Kathryn Garnett from African Steps explained how the Gateway Challenge helped raise £13,000 for their TB prevention project in Malawi.“I am extremely grateful to the GlobalGiving UK team for their help with the fundraising Challenge…” she said. “They gave me endless, willing advice. I have learnt so much by taking part in the fundraising challenge and am sure that our organisation will benefit from the new skills learnt for many years to come. Thank you GlobalGiving UK team!”www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/uk/pe/nomination/create.html GlobalGiving UK has announced its next Gateway Challenge, an opportunity for a small group of charities to join its online fundraising platform.Since 2002 GlobalGiving has helped charities raise over £50 million. GlobalGiving UK is a registered charity. What is Gateway Challenge?It is a year since GlobalGiving UK last accepted more charity members to its network. By taking part in the next Gateway Challenge other organisations can run a fundraising campaign that gives them a chance to build their online fundraising skills and presence, and gives supporters another reason to donate. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 5/12

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first_img Tags: Braxton Bennett/Carbon/Jaden Cox/Kole Brailsford/Manti/Matt Nelson/Zac Bradley FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseball2-A PlayoffsWEST JORDAN, Utah-Rylan Crane belted a grand slam, while Burke Mickelsen added a key top of the 7th Inning RBI to help the North Sevier Wolves outlast the Kanab Cowboys 9-7 Saturday at Salt Lake Comunity College. This win was the Wolves’ first state baseball title in school history and this game became necessary because earlier Saturday afternoon, Kanab upset the Wolves 5-4. North Sevier also overcame five errors to hold on for this thrilling victory.3-A PlayoffsKEARNS, Utah-After a five and a half hour rain delay, the Carbon Dinos stonewalled Manti 14-6, ending the Templars’ season in the 3-A state semifinals.Braxton Bennett posted 4 RBI, in going 4 for 4 at the plate for Carbon, while Zac Bradley added another RBI double for the Dinos.In defeat, Matt Nelson, Kole Brailsford and Jaden Cox all had RBI for the Templars. Manti’s major issue came by allowing 7 of Carbon’s 14 runs to be unearned while the Dinos posted 17 hits on the afternoon. Written by May 12, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 5/12 Brad Jameslast_img read more

UVM, UMaine partner for Online weight management course

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first_imgThe University of Maine and the University of Vermont are joining forces this fall to offer a research-based online weight management course that helps college students develop healthy eating and exercise habits.”Vtrim Online” is a one-credit, semester-long course based on clinical research by Jean Harvey-Berino, Ph.D., R.D., a nationally recognized obesity researcher at the University of Vermont. Her concept is based on behavior changes: a systematic shaping of daily habits to help people move more and eat less.”There is a groundswell nationwide for universities to provide preventative health programming to students,” says Harvey-Berino. “It’s an ideal time in their lives to learn healthy eating behaviors for long-term health and earn college credit, too.”Vtrim arms students with the tactics and knowledge to sustainably combat weight gain through behavior modification — altering reactions to emotional and environmental stimuli through reinforcement of a new behavior, or a reduction in unhealthy behaviors. The University of Vermont has offered Vtrim since 2009.The entire program takes place online. Students are guided by a trained instructor, with whom they meet online weekly for a class in which lessons are discussed in a structured text-based chat room. Individual progress is tracked with online tools, including a food journal and exercise tracker. Students receive expert feedback on their progress.At UMaine, Rod Bushway and Susan Sullivan of the Food Science and Human Nutrition faculty and Ph.D. student Doug Mathews have worked to make the class available to students at UMaine.”We expect a great deal of student interest in the course,” Sullivan says. “Vtrim provides a good opportunity for UMaine students to learn about behavior modification techniques while benefiting their own health.”Though some students sign up to lose weight, most enroll to learn healthy behaviors. Students work with instructors to set realistic goals and establish healthy lifestyle perspectives.Typical weight loss has been 1-2 pounds per week for students in previous classes and 83 percent of people completing Vtrim achieve a clinically meaningful weight loss of 5-10 percent.Obesity continues to grow as a public health problem. Obesity prevalence is 19.1 percent for men and women aged 18-29 years, according to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, and obesity rates increased in 28 states in 2009, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.”The University of Maine is proud to be part of a solution to the escalating trend of obesity and unhealthy eating and exercise habits,” says Robert C. White, associate provost and dean of the University of Maine’s Division of Lifelong Learning. Vtrim is being offered through the division’s continuing and distance education program.The course is open to all degree and non-degree students.http://www.uvm.edu/vtrim/vtrim-for-undergrads/(link is external).SOURCE University of Vermont. ORONO, Maine, Aug. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

US to ease lockdown after virus passes ‘peak’

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first_imgUnited States President Donald Trump says some states could reopen for business before May, 2020. AFP WASHIGNTON – United States PresidentDonald Trump said he will announce Thursday the first plans for liftingcoronavirus lockdowns across the United States after the country passed thepandemic’s “peak,” mirroring a gradual easing in Europe. His comments came shortly before thenumber of US fatalities – already the world’s highest – reached a new dailyrecord and became the heaviest one-day death toll of any nation.center_img “It is clear that our aggressivestrategy is working,” he told a news conference late Wednesday inWashington. “The battle continues but the data suggests that nationwide wehave passed the peak on new cases.” (AFP)last_img read more

Study breaks down top colleges and universities

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first_imgBatesville, In. — The first college application deadline on the horizon, WallettHub has released a study identifying “2019’s Best College & University Rankings.” The rankings are nationwide and broken down by region.A link to the complete study is here.last_img

Tobacco Free County Facilities Begin January 1

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first_imgSubmitted by Thurston CountyThe new rules banning smoking, e-cigarettes and the use of other tobacco products at county buildings go into effect on January 1, 2014. County staffers have been hard at work since the county Board of Health approved the new policies back in May, and many county employees and visitors to county buildings have been reminded of the change in recent weeks as blue and white signs with the new policy information are appearing near doors and walkways on county properties.The new sign featuring the words “cleaner air” on a blue sky background is also featured on the county’s website. The goal of the new tobacco-free policy is to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke for employees and for guests visiting county properties. Commissioners also hope the new policy will encourage employees who do use tobacco to quit the habit.“We know there’s no such thing as a safe amount of secondhand smoke, and this new policy is a tried and tested way of reducing secondhand smoke exposure and making our facilities and campuses safer and healthier for our employees and for the public,” said Thurston County Commissioner and Board of Health Chair Karen Valenzuela.Thurston County is one of several South Sound organizations to go tobacco free. Other government agencies and large employers have adopted similar policies in recent years:Mason County – 2006Capital Medical Center – 2010Providence St. Peter Hospital – 2010Washington State Department of Health – 2010South Puget Sound Community College – 2011All county properties and worksites, including wholly-leased properties, will be subject to the new tobacco-free policy. Thurston County parks will not be subject to the new tobacco-free rules.For more information on the county’s new tobacco-free policy, click here.   Click on the blue and white graphic with the words “Coming January 1st—cleaner air.” Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more