‘Greater Good’ project to find out what motivates younger people to give

first_img‘Greater Good’ project to find out what motivates younger people to give 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 | 15 September 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Alan Clayton is to chair a new project which will be looking at what motivates younger people to give to charity. The project, under the auspices of the Institute of Fundraising, has the working title ‘The Greater Good’.“Emotions are driven by values and it is emotions that make people give,” said Clayton. “What makes people happy has changed, but it has been proven that there is a correlation between happiness and giving. There is no reason why young people should respond to direct mail in the same way their grandmothers did, so we need to find out what it is that makes young people happy and therefore what motivates them to give.”The first stage of the project will be to undertake a feasibility study to see what work is needed. Following this a Think Tank will be formed, followed by detailed research into economic, political, commercial, social and psychological aspects of how giving motivations have changed and what will be the trigger for younger people to respond to fundraising asks.Clayton said the research is scheduled to take several months, but that he aimed to have a paper ready for release at the 2011 National Convention.  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising Research / statisticslast_img read more

Driver hospitalised with minor injuries after truck overturns

first_imgTHE driver of a truck that overturned at the Raheen roundabout on the N21 road to Patrickswell this afternoon was treated for minor injuries following the accident.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Firebrigade and ambulance personnel attended the scene. The truck overturned at approximately 3.50pm. It is understood heavy lifting equipment will be required for it to be removed.The driver of the HGV has been taken by ambulance to the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle suffering from minor injuries. Significant traffic disruption was caused as a result of the single-vehicle accident, Gardaí are currently attending the scene. Twitter Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook NewsLocal NewsDriver hospitalised with minor injuries after truck overturnsBy admin – July 11, 2010 526 center_img Print Email Linkedin Previous articleGemma does her city proud in Miss Ireland finalNext articleDeath of Sean Murphy, GAA writer and historian adminlast_img read more

Playwrights Horizons Announces 2014-15 Season

first_imgPlaywrights Horizons has announced its 2014-15 season. Among the productions will be a new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Bruce Norris, details of which are to be announced in due course. Iowa, the world premiere of a new musical play by Jenny Schwartz (God’s Ear, Somewhere Fun) with music and lyrics by Todd Almond (The Tempest, On the Levee) and directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, will be presented at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater March 2015 through May. Mom found her soul-mate on Facebook, and he lives in Iowa. So Becca says goodbye to her beloved math teacher, bulimic best friend, neighborhood pony and her mildly deficient teenage life, and she follows her wayward mother to a new, uncharted beginning. The season will conclude with a new play by Norris (Clybourne Park and The Pain and the Itch, Domesticated), presented at the Mainstage Theatre, beginning May 2015. The world premiere of Pocatello is set to run at the Mainstage Theater November through January 2015. Penned by Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale, A Bright New Boise) and directed by Davis McCallum, the bittersweet comedy follows Eddie, who manages an Italian chain restaurant in Pocatello, a small, unexceptional American city that is slowly being paved over with strip malls and franchises. But he can’t serve enough soup, salad and breadstick specials to make his hometown feel like home. The Mainstage Theater will next see the world premiere of Placebo, by Melissa James Gibson (This, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, the FX series The Americans). Directed by Daniel Aukin, the comedy will run February 2015 through April. A minty green pill—medication or sugar? Louise is working on a placebo-controlled study of a new female arousal drug. As her work in the lab navigates the blurry lines between perception and deception, more and more these same questions pertain to her life at home.center_img This will be followed by the world premiere of Grand Concourse, a new play by Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature). Directed by Kip Fagan, the show will play at Playwrights Horizons’ Peter Jay Sharp Theater October through December 2014. Called to a life of religious service, Shelly is the devoted manager of a Bronx soup kitchen, but lately her heart’s not quite in it. Enter Emma: an idealistic teenaged volunteer with mixed intentions, whose recklessness pushes Shelley to the breaking point. First up will be the New York premiere of Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O’Hara (In the Continuum, Antebellum), which will run at the Playwrights Horizons’ Mainstage Theater from August 22. The satire follows Sutter, who is on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms and even nursing homes. View Commentslast_img read more

India Team Selection For WI Tour Postponed Due To New CoA Diktat

first_imgNew Delhi: The Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Thursday decided to change the age-old rule of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary convening the selection committee meeting of the Indian team by handing the responsibility to the chief selector – currently M.S.K. Prasad. And that has seen the selection meeting to pick the team for the West Indies tour get postponed to Sunday.Speaking to IANS, sources in the know of developments said that the directive of the CoA has led to a complete change of plan and that had led to a delay in the process. “The change in the rule announced by the CoA means that the Secretary will not convene the meeting and that is behind the delay as that has leads to some complexities which need to be addressed,” the source explained.The CoA has decided that neither any officer bearer nor the CEO shall attend any Cricket Committee meetings henceforth. In fact, as of now, the Selection Committee had to keep the Secretary in the loop for any replacement sought or for posting of selectors to watch any game. The CoA has made it clear that the Selection Committee doesn’t need to do so anymore.”The Committee of Administrators have been informed that the practice of the Secretary convening and attending Selection Committee meetings has continued even after the new BCCI constitution has become effective. Further, it is learnt that the Selection Committees continue to address emails to Secretary to seek his approval in relation to any change or replacement in the team(s).”Similarly, the Selection Committees continue to address e-mails to the Secretary seeking his approval on travel arrangements and posting for selectors to watch and attend cricket matches. The Selection Committee does not need any approval either from the Secretary or the CEO in relation to any selection made or change or replacement in the team,” the CoA declared.Speaking to IANS, a senior BCCI official asked if the CoA wasn’t aware of the constitution till now and if it took them a year to realise the rules and regulations of the constitution that was registered by the committee itself.”The new Constitution of the BCCI has been mandated by the Supreme Court and in that regard it is correct that it must be followed. Why did it dawn on the CoA now after nearly about a year since it was registered? What triggered this awakening? Do they not know what is happening in the Board?” the official enquired. IANS Also Read: Trio of Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad & Shantha Rangaswamy Favourites to Pick India Coachlast_img read more