People prefer to donate to charities run by ‘amateurs’ rather than salaried staff

first_imgImage: trust by Tischenko Irina on Shutterstock.com  61 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics Howard Lake | 28 October 2014 | News A new survey by New Philanthropy Capital – Matter of Trust: What the Public Thinks of Charities and How it Affects Trust – found that 66 per cent of people said they would prefer to donate to charities “run by volunteers”. But less than a fifth (18 per cent) said they would rather give to charities they thought were “run by professionals”.The survey of 1,000 plus people – conducted by IPSOS-Mori in March this year – also found that people would rather give to:• small organisations (59 per cent) than large (25 per cent)• organisations that are not involved in political issues (76 per cent) compared to those that are political (eight per cent)• focused on providing services (70 per cent) rather than awareness raising (14 per cent).Respondents were asked how much they knew about charities: 46 per cent reckoned they knew “a fair amount”, while 42 per cent admitted to “not very much”. The more people knew about charities the more they tended to trust them: 69% of people who said they knew ‘a great deal’ or ‘a fair amount’ about charities had high or medium trust in them.The survey did not present responses (such as the preference to give to volunteer-run or staff-run charities) of people segmented according to their self-reported knowledge.The survey also asked people to rate how much they trusted charities on an 11-point scale of 0-10. Thirty-five per cent of people rated their trust in charities as below the midpoint on the scale while 61 per cent rated their trust in charities above the mid-point (four per cent didn’t know).The report begins with a quotation from former Minister for Civil Society Brooks Newmark MP which includes the phrase: “The important thing charities should be doing is sticking to their knitting and doing the best they can to promote their agenda, which should be about helping others.”center_img People prefer to donate to charities run by ‘amateurs’ rather than salaried staff 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3last_img read more

Credit card balances hit a new low: What that means for the holiday shopping season

first_img This post is currently collecting data… This is placeholder text continue reading » To make the upcoming holiday season merry and bright, will consumers start using their credit cards again? It may be too early to tell.As reported in our just-released Q3 2020 Industry Insights Report, since the pandemic started average consumer-level credit card balances have declined across all credit risk tiers from $5,668 in Q3 2019 to $5,075 as of Q3 2020. Total bankcard balances also fell to $723 billion, a decline of more than 10% year over year and the lowest level since Q2 2017.That bucks a three-year trend. Between the third quarters of 2017–2019, consumers consistently increased the balances of their private label and general purpose credit cards, and those increases continued during the fourth quarter holiday shopping season.Declining credit card balances in recent quarters may point to more of the same this holiday season.center_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Three St. Louis students win in BAAC competition

first_imgBatesville, In. — Three St. Louis eighth-grade students have been announced as winners in the BAAC Young Artist Showcase.The students were required to write original short stories that are judged on plot development, creativity and grammar.Maddie Schrand won first place and second place finishes were recorded by Luke Meyer and Emma Livers.Many other St. Louis students won awards for art, music and drama accomplishments.last_img

Hall of Fame to correct ‘Pete’ Hill’s information

first_imgIn addition, the Hall of Fame will concurrently update Hill’s library file to fix his birth year.“New information has shown that the genealogical information and history of his birth were not correct,” said Brad Horn, senior director of communications and education at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.The organization’s formal acknowledgement of the new data is based on a packet of documentation and source materials Culpeper historian Zann Nelson submitted to them in January, following six months of intense research that included field visits to the local mountainside hamlet where Hill was born.“What this does is shed new light on the person of Pete Hill,” said Horn, adding, “Zann’s research was excellent.”In shedding that light, Culpeper can now officially lay claim to its second Hall of Famer, John Preston “Pete” Hill, born circa 1884, the son of former slaves, in the rural community of Buena, near Rapidan in the county’s southeastern corner. Eppa Rixey, a White National League ballplayer born 1891 in the town of Culpeper, was inducted into Hall of Fame in 1963, two months before his death.Hill was inducted posthumously into the Hall of Fame in 2006, more than five decades after his death in 1951. He went by the nickname Pete and was considered one of the greatest outfielders and hitters in Negro League history.“He was a hit machine,” noted baseball historian Phil Dixon at the time of his induction.During his 20-year career, Hill, standing a powerful 6-1 and weighing 215 pounds, hit better than .300 eight times and twice topped .400.“I’m yet to find a box score in which he doesn’t have a hit,” Dixon said.When Hill finally got his due from the Hall of Fame four years ago along with 16 other Negro League Players he was erroneously named “Joseph” on his plaque. Further, Hall of Fame library records and research reported that he was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1880.Baseball researchers from around the country have sought to right Hill’s personal Hall of Fame information for years, but it wasn’t until Nelson picked up the trail that things started happening.Former director of the Museum of Cul­peper History, Nelson wrote a comprehensive three-part series, “Correcting History,” for the Star-Exponent and starexponent.com in December, documenting indisputable evidence that Joseph Hill was actually John Hill and that he was born in the rural south and not in urban Pittsburgh.“I am just ecstatic about being part of something that rights a pretty significant inaccuracy significant in the sense that this was a real, living human being,” Nelson said. “When the wrong name and wrong birthplace are given, the individual’s true heritage is eradicated.”Ron Hill of Penn Hills, Pa., the great-nephew of Pete Hill, agreed.“Up to this point, I didn’t know where we came from,” said the retired major with the Allegheny County Jail. “It has brought a lot of closeness to our family.”Growing up in the Pittsburgh area, Ron Hill had heard about a baseball player somewhere in the family tree, but never knew the extent of his great-uncle’s achievements.In fact, Pete Hill started his career with the Pittsburgh Keystones in 1899 before joining the Cuban X-Giants in 1901. The child of Lizzie Seals and Reuben Washington Hill, Pete, by 1900, had left his Virginia birthplace on the side of Cedar Mountain the same name as the Civil War battle that occurred nearby in 1862 and was living in Pittsburgh with his mother, stepfather and two brothers, census records show. Lizzie Seals was born 1857 in Orange County, just south of Culpeper, likely into slavery, contended Nelson.“I cannot find her father or Pete’s grandfather on his father’s side living as freemen in the 1860 census,” she said. “If they were free, they would have been listed.”Nelson believes Hill’s humble roots drove him to work harder, to do what was necessary to achieve more, even if meant leaving home.“They had their eyes set on something a whole lot better, and that is what they kept focusing on,” she said of struggles faced by Blacks in the newly emancipated South, and later the restrictive Jim Crow years.“They went where the work was where they could get an education. It’s those kinds of characteristics perseverance and resilience that were instilled in Pete and his siblings.”Ron Hill said today’s youth should embrace the example of his great-uncle.“Children today should be able to go out there and do anything,” he said. “He came out of nothing and made something of himself his mother was only 20 years out of slavery when she came to Pittsburgh.”Life in the North wasn’t easy for Black ballplayers of the time either, Ron Hill said, describing how if they wanted to eat in area restaurants, they had to go around back.“It was rough these guys went through hell,” he said.Nevertheless, many in the Negro League like Pete Hill accumulated impressive stats on the field. An outfielder for the Philadelphia Giants, Leland Giants and Chicago American Giants, Hill was a “giant among Giants,” the Hall of Fame described “one of the greatest line-drive hitters of his era.”As captain of the legendary Leland Giants, he helped lead them to a record of 123 wins and six losses. With Philadelphia, he participated in two league championships.Hill also starred in the Cuban Winter League, playing against major league clubs, including the Detroit Tigers and Ty Cobb.Pete Hill “could do anything a White player can do,” the Chicago Defender wrote in 1910. “He can hit, run, throw and is what is termed a wise, heady ballplayer.”Hill ended his baseball career in 1925 as manager/player with the Baltimore Black Sox and a career batting average of .326. Perhaps not coincidentally, Ron Hill sponsors the Pittsburgh Black Sox, a Little League team.In the 1920s, census records show Pete Hill living in Chicago with his wife, Gertrude, and son Kenneth. By 1930, he was divorced and living in Buffalo, N.Y., working as a railroad porter, which he did until his death some 20 years later, Nelson found.There, the trail of Pete Hill goes cold. Many of the same researchers dedicated to correcting the story of Hill’s roots are now focused on determining his final resting place. His death certificate only says that he was buried in Chicago.Researchers contend Hill is the only Hall of Famer whose burial site is unknown, though Horn, the organization’s communications and education director, said it is not uncommon for older inductees, particularly 19th century stars, to have unknown death sites.Either way, the fact that the Hall of Fame will verify and correct Hill’s first name and birthplace will hopefully go a long way in the search for his grave, a search that may include help from PBS’s “History Detectives,” according to Nelson.For now, the focus remains on what is to come in John “Pete” Hill’s legacy, that is, the unveiling of a new plaque Oct. 12, his birthday, in Cooperstown. When inducted the first time, no family members or supporters were present because Joseph Hill was unknown to them.This time, various family members from around the country plan to travel to New York for the redo. Relatives from Los Angeles, Boston, Ohio and Pennsylvania came to Culpeper last month to retrace their ancestor’s steps, proudly embracing their history.Horn said this is not the first time the Hall of Fame has recast a plaque. It’s the third this decade alone.In 2008, the Hall of Fame redid Jackie Robinson’s to reflect the star hitter for the Brooklyn Dodgers’ contributions to breaking the race barrier.In 2000, the plaque of Pittsburgh Pirate Roberto Clemente Walker was redone to reflect Walker, his mother’s maiden name, as his last name. It was previously cast as Roberto Walker Clemente.“It’s important to have this information correct,” Horn said, noting Hill’s plaque was cast in 2006 using the best available information at the time. He said all the changes to Hill’s history would be made in unison.Kent State University professor Leslie Heaphy has written extensively on the Negro Leagues, including articles referring to Pete Hill as Joseph Hill from Pittsburgh. She said last week that Nelson’s updated information “continues to fill in the gaps of the Negro Leagues’ history, especially the earlier years.”“It is always important to try to be as accurate as possible with our understanding of history and facts,” she said. “We need to keep checking and finding new information and updating what we know so we are always learning.” “PETE” HILL by Allison Brophy ChampionCULPEPER, Va. (AP)—When the National Baseball Hall of Fame recasts the plaque of Negro League standout and Culpeper native “Pete” Hill later this year, changing his given name and birthplace, it will officially give Culpeper County its second inductee into the game’s most sacred institution. CAST IN BRONZE —This handout photo from the National Baseball Hall of Fame is the bronze Hall of Fame plaque of Pete Hill. Hill was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, July 30, 2006 in Cooperstown, N.Y. last_img read more

Timeline: A look back at Antonio Brown’s wild ride with the Raiders

first_imgThe Antonio Brown experience has come and gone, leaving Raider Nation (heck, most of the NFL) wondering, “What just happened?”Brown was a Raider for 181 days, and while his stint in Silver and Black was short – he never played in a game and missed most of the practices – it more than made up for in can’t-look-away moments.Things moved pretty fast from the March 10 blockbuster trade that brought in the megawatt star wide receiver from the Steelers until the Raiders finally gave up and released …last_img

Starting up at the Bandwidth Barn

first_img30 April 2003The UUNET Bandwidth Barn in Cape Town, an incubator for information and communications technology start-ups in the Western Cape, is home to a growing number of international companies, with tenants from countries as far afield as the US, UK, Australia, Scandinavia and the Netherlands.The Barn was set up 18 months ago by the Cape Information Technology Initiative (CITI), a not-for-profit agency focused on developing the information and communications technology (ICT) sector in the Western Cape. The Barn’s tenants have grown from 12 to 48 in that time, prompting a move to larger premises in the city.CITI marketing manager Judith Middleton said the Barn’s drive to raise South Africa’s international profile as a first-class tourist and business destination was starting to pay off.“It is encouraging to see a large number of flagship IT companies either using South Africa as a launchpad into markets in the US, Europe and Africa, or as a test site for locally produced products destined for global markets.”Among the international tenants located in the Barn is US company Pangea Solutions, which creates cost-saving solutions for labour-intensive, data-driven businesses.Pangea founder Jesse Heitler said South Africa has several competitive advantages in the global, Internet-driven market. “South Africa is one of the few countries with modern telecommunications infrastructure, sub-sea cable connectivity to the Internet and low-cost labour”, Heitler said.“Pangea has benefited particularly from setting up shop in the UUNET Bandwidth Barn, where minimal outlay was required and strong infrastructure supported a quick entry into the market. The low cost of labour in South Africa has also given the company considerable advantage over its competitors in the United States and Europe.”Another company showing confidence in South Africa is NBI New Business South Africa, which set up office in the country in 2002 as the sister company to Netherlands-based New Business Europe.The company focuses on assisting European companies looking to partner with South African companies and vice-versa.“One of the biggest obstacles to business investment in South Africa is the lack of knowledge of the country and the fear of moving into unknown territory”, said NBI founder Pieter Smits van Waesberghe.“We are able to provide an important service through supporting the development of foreign business in South Africa. We essentially act as the middleman, supplying both parties with the necessary information, preparing documents for European standards and demands, engineering and representing foreign projects being rolled out in South Africa.“The idea of forging stronger business linkages between South Africa and Europe is immensely exciting and will bring enormous economic benefit to the country”, said Van Waesberghe.Many of the local tenants in the Barn make similar use of the technology and networking opportunities available to take their business offerings to international markets.Software development house Application Junction, a black economic empowerment company, has doubled its staff since starting up in 2002 and recently landed two corporate clients in the UK, while marketing consultancy Ikineo has made big inroads into the consumer brands-driven Asian market, and is now eyeing China and the UK.Taking advantage of the Western Cape’s attractiveness as a tourist and business convention destination, entrepreneur Desiree Smits has started a company, CAPE.MOTION, which aims to attract more international meetings, conferences and exhibitions to South Africa.“Probably the biggest advantage we gain from being located in the Barn and in Cape Town are the marketing and networking opportunities”, said Smits.The Bandwidth Barn offers entry-level and small IT businesses reduced Internet connectivity costs, affordable office rental, shared office facilities, and membership of an entrepreneurial IT community where experiences, expertise and resources are openly shared.For more information, visit the Bandwidth Barn website. Also see the list of South African ICT company success stories on the Cape IT Initiative website.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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Microsoft’s Data Explorer: Picking Up Where Bing Leaves Off

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Interacting with Big Data is daunting enough that, for most people, a search engine query is about as far as one is willing to go. But for those willing to get their hands dirty, Microsoft is quietly working towards fully integrating public data sources into Excel, eventually baking it into a future version.This month, Microsoft shipped a “preview version” of Data Explorer, a tool to integrate all sorts of data sources within Excel. Microsoft’s vision is “self-service business intelligence,” a fancy name to describe you and I  accumulating data and performimg your own analysis on it.Over time, according to Herain Oberoi, a director in Microsoft’s business intelligence division, the goal will be to fully integrate Data Explorer into Excel. A year ago, Data Explorer was a lab project. “When things go from a lab to a preview, it’s a sign that it has legs,” he said.It’s a sign, Oberoi added, that Microsoft intends to ship the product as a long-term offering, “and in this case it would be Excel.”So why is this important?In some cases, the questions we have require data – a lot of data. “How likely is it that I will find a job in Austin, as opposed to San Francisco?” is a question that boils down to, at its most basic, two comparisons: the unemployment rate within both cities. We’ve also been trained by search engines not to even hope for additional data that might make our answer even more valuable: if I’m a nurse, for example, I might like to know how many hospitals, hospices and clinics are in each town, the total number of beds, and even data for each city such as housing prices and the cost of living. You might even wonder where in each city a nurse, with a typical salary, could find the most house for the money. 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(Microsoft provides a simple, easy-to-follow tutorial on its Web site on how to add a Wikipedia page covering the Euro soccer championship, and extract data from it.) One federally-maintained site that compiles all sorts of statistics is data.gov, which was specifically designed to give the public access to high-quality, machine-readable datasets. Excel 2013 can handle millions of rows of data, using the new  xVelocity in-memory engine.Even better, if the maintainer of the data source updates the data, then the spreadsheet can be updated with a single click. Excel 2013 also contains nifty features like Flash Fill, which automatically formats the data if it notices a pattern within the entries. Location data can be plotted against maps, supplied by Bing Maps, of course.At this point, Oberoi said Microsoft feels pretty comfortable with identifying and facilitating the collection of data from public data sources; as well as “shaping” it, where text needs to be changed to numerical notations, columns need to be merged, and so on. It’s the third goal: to take the data, shape it, visualize it, and share it out, where Microsoft needs to continue its work. When that’s done, he said, Data Explorer should be fully integrated into Excel.One of the issues that Microsoft is facing, however, is the continued improvement in natural language search to simply answer those questions. A few years ago, Google said that it would integrate and compare public data, part of a response to the launch of Wolfram Alpha at the time. And Wolfram’s not there yet – asking it to compare the unemployment rate of Austin and San Francisco is within its grasp. Asking it a more nuanced question, such as the scenario above, relies on at least three factors: the availability of data, its ability to parse the query via natural language, and the ability to construct a meaningful solution. (Somewhat surprisingly, Bing presented a more comprehensive picture of the economies of both regions – not because of any inherent advantage in the search engine, but because the ongoing Silicon Valley-Austin employment spat justified the creation of a Web site comparing the two.) Generally, the term “database” is enough to scare off the average joe. What Data Explorer could be, in a polished, final form, is a tool to allow Excel users to begin constructing their own advanced queries when a search engine can’t do the job.Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… markhachman IT + Project Management: A Love Affairlast_img read more

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Resources

first_imgAs we are wrapping up Brain Injury Awareness month, we would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to a few resources to better your understanding of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), the signs and symptoms of TBI, as well as information to help you solve TBI-related problems in everyday life.Gain a better understanding of TBI and discover steps to help break down the problem-solving process to assist someone with TBI in everyday life situations in the article ‘Be an Expert Problem Solver! Caregiving for and Coping with Traumatic Brain Injury,’. Be sure to check out the worksheets within the article, to help you identify patterns of problems in thinking or other areas, devise a problem-solving plan and build effective problem solving skills.Another great resource to explore, is the ‘A Head for The Future’ TBI awareness initiative brought to you by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) an organization dedicated to serving active-duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with TBI.Through the ‘A Head for The Future’ initiative you can learn ways to stay safe, recognize the signs and symptoms of TBI and discover resources for getting help.The DVBIC offers tools, support and assistance to anyone who has experienced a TBI, as well as to those who knows someone who has a TBI. To find out more about this program and DVBIC check out their website here. This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on March 24, 2017.last_img read more

Pressure on for Azkals after draw vs Nepal

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Azkals coach Thomas Dooley has refused to put the blame on his players, saying they fought well despite the conditions in Nepal, where some standouts like Misagh Bahadoran suffered altitude sickness.“The players did an excellent job when you think what they had to go through the past three months,” said Dooley, noting the compressed schedule of the Philippines Football League as well as the conditions in Nepal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn Manila, Philippine Football Federation president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta expressed alarm over the run of results of the team, which needs a draw against Tajikistan on the final day of qualifiers on March 27 to clinch an Asian Cup berth.But Araneta said the federation, which spent an additional P700,000 more for the Azkals’ accommodations in Nepal after they arrived a few days earlier to acclimatize, will give the team its all-out support to ensure qualification. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Champ Tabora back in PH after World Cup triumph LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Photo from GoNepal.comThe draw against bottom team Nepal last Tuesday in Kathmandu cranked up the pressure on the Philippine Azkals, who are suddenly on a slump after a strong start to the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.And while the Azkals are still on top of Group F with nine points and are still unbeaten in five matches, the fact remains that the squad has dropped six points in the last three games after two draws with Yemen and the goalless tie with Nepal.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “It’s disappointing,” said Araneta. “We have to talk to coach (Dooley) on what the team needs as we should have won that game. I don’t know what are the reasons for that but we can’t afford another bad result.”Araneta said he would also sit down with Azkals manager Dan Palami to discuss preparations for the next game, which will probably include a training camp, before the start of the PFL season.The nightmare scenario for the Azkals is a loss to Tajikistan and a win by Yemen over Nepal on March 27. Even with a loss, the Azkals will still qualify if Nepal holds Yemen to at least a draw.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more