‘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

Minister voted against earlier Easter trading bill

first_imgStuff co.nz 25 August 2015Workplace relations minister Michael Woodhouse voted against liberalising Easter Trading laws just three years ago.Woodhouse has just passed the baton to councils saying they will now decide whether shops can open on Easter Sunday.He said the yesterday this was because current rules are arbitrary and unfair to businesses.But in June 2012 he opposed a member’s bill from National colleague Jacqui Dean to relax rules in Otago.Other National MPs who voted against the proposed legislation were ministers Gerry Brownlee and Sam Lotu-liga, as well as Chester Borrows, Tim Macindoe, Alfred Ngaro, Simon O’Connor and Jonathan Young.Prime Minister John Key voted in favour.It was defeated 70 votes to 49.http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/71418183/Minister-voted-against-earlier-Easter-trading-bill?cid=app-iPhoneUnions wary of Easter trading law changes3News 25 August 2015Wanaka retailers appear to have finally won their decades-long battle for the right to open on Easter Sunday.But there are concerns the proposed protections for workers who want to take an Easter holiday won’t have any teeth.Conservative lobby groups are also opposed to the changes, saying stores are already open almost every day of the year.“Public holidays are traditions. They create rituals for families, not based on shopping but on celebrating together, reconnecting, and making memories,” says Family First director Bob McCoskrie.“Poll after poll has shown that both parents and children want to spend more time doing family things like picnics and holidays together. However, this is becoming increasingly difficult.”http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/unions-wary-of-easter-trading-law-changes-2015082508#axzz3jsPmxaUkCatholic Church ‘appalled’ at changes to Easter tradingStuff co.nz 27 August 2015The Catholic social justice agency is “appalled” by the Government’s proposed changes to Easter Sunday trading restrictions.On Monday, the Government announced it is changing “arbitrary” national Easter Sunday trading restrictions.Currently, public holidays are observed on Good Friday and Easter Monday, and Sunday is a restricted trading day. Some tourist towns, such as Queenstown and Taupo, are exempt from the heavy restrictions on trading.Under new legislation, the decision to allow shops and garden centres to stay open will be handed to councils.Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand said the decision to liberalise Easter trading hours to local councils will have negative implications for families and communities.Director Julianne Hickey said the agency was “surprised and appalled” by the proposed legislation.http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/better-business/71521798/catholic-church-appalled-at-changes-to-easter-trading.htmllast_img read more

Oba of Lagos, others set for Kings College 100 years Inter House Sports

first_imgRelatedPosts King’s College solicits FG support infrastructure for renewal Finalists emerge for GTBank Master’s Cup Kings’ College holds leadership session for graduating students The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akinolu, and others are set to witness the 100 years Inter House Sports of Kings College on Saturday this week. Others to grace the occasion include the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sommy  S.T. Echono; Chairman, Sports Connect Consultancy Limited, Dr. Kweku Adedayo Tandoh; Director, Basic and Secondary, Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja and Chairman, School Based Management Committee, Alhaji Jani Ibrahim. The Director and Principal of Kings College, Lagos, Andrew Agada, who confirmed the development, said: “Sports is important for the proper education of the youth and future leaders of the nation, which Kings College stands for. “It inculcates the virtues of team spirit, emphasises acceptance of rules and ensuring fairness for all. “It keeps them fully occupied outside the classrooms and so they are less available for cultism and other negative activities, which may impair their progress. “It is also an avenue for students to relax after series of academic (brain) work. “As the saying goes: all work and no play makes jack a dull boy.”Preparation Agada said: “Staff and students have been on their toes in the last four months in spite   of the tight schedules occasioned by National competitions, which have just been concluded. “Staff at different committee levels and even parents took it upon themselves with courage and determination to put the event of the 100th edition of the Inter House sports   together. “We have extended invitation to some eminent Nigerians and even the old Boys of the College. Importance Agada said: “Students in school learn to live together irrespective of tribe, religion, and diverse culture. “Sport remains a unifying factor. “Sports also give the youths training in leadership and National Unity. “A nation whose youths are regularly occupied think less of cultism and other vices, which may impede national/personal progress.Achievements Agada said: “History had it that 1920 was a major milestone in the history of sports in King’s College. “The  years between 1920 and 1970 can be described as a Golden Era of Sports in King’s College. “Students broke records in the school and the Country. “The college was also instrumental to the establishment of Athletics Association in Nigeria in 1944. “There were competitions in all four major sports, that is Athletics, Cricket, Football and Hokey. “However, the inter house Athletics competition was one of the biggest sporting events   in the College Sporting Calendar. “From this event, so many talents were discovered, nurtured and made to represent  Nigeria, among whom was late Alhaji A.K. Amu, who in his lifetime occupied various important positions in the field of sports. “For example, he was one time Director of Sports in the Old Bendel State and member of Top Management at the National Institute for Sports in Lagos State. “Alhaji Femi Okunnu (SAN), another Old Boy, represented the country in various athletics events.”Problems Agada said: “The major problem is the lack of funds to provide equipment and upgrade the existing facilities to meet up with the ever increasing population of the college. “Inadequate human and material resources. “Lack of space is another challenge coupled with loaded curriculum. “There is therefore need for government and other stakeholders like corporate bodies, captains of industries to come to the aid of many yet to be identified talented youths of Nigeria that are in our college.Tags: Adedayo TandohJani Ibrahimkings collegeRilwan AkinoluSommy Echonolast_img read more