The Management Centre seeks data for The Big Mac® Philanthropy Index

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 March 2013 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy International Management Centre Research / statistics The price point at which a supporter becomes a major donor among national ‘top 10’ charities The size of the largest capital campaign run in the last three yearsThe Management Centre is inviting fundraisers around the world to contribute the relevant figures for their country. It has already been helped in this by almost 40 colleagues intenationally and by volunteers from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescents together with UNICEF International.The Index already has data from countries as including Austria, Argentina, Italy and India and the aim is to have 50 nations on the index at its launch next month.Management Centre Director Bernard Ross said: “The Index is a an experiment in crowdsourcing data. We launched the idea on a wiki and began to tweet. It’s fantastic the way that fundraisers globally have taken the idea to their hearts. We know the initial data will be challenging and provocative, and we’re not claiming it’s the perfect approach, but it does offer a different ‘real world’ insight. We plan to update the index annually.” How to take partFundraisers in any country can enter the data for their nation on the wiki. The Management Centre is keen to receive multiple entries for nations to help make the data more representative and robust.Contributors will also be told the results and will receive a full copy of the Index when published.The Index will be launched in San Diego on 8 April as part of the marketing for a new book by Bernard Ross and Penny Cagney titled Global Fundraising- how the world is changing the rules of philanthropy (Wiley 2013)https://globalfundraising.wikispaces.com/Big+Mac+philanthropy+indexPhoto: large hamburger by Vong Ho on Shutterstock.com The average monthly gift of a regular donor to  a ‘major’ charity – a national cancer agency or the Red Cross/Crescent or UNICEF How do you measure and compare philanthropy in different countries, given their different economies, GDP’s, cultures and attitudes to charitable giving? London-based international management consultancy The Management Centre is attempting to do this by pegging some standard donation values against the local price of a Big Mac® in each country’s currency.In creating The Big Mac® Philanthropy Index, The Management Centre is emulating The Economist magazine’s Big Mac® index. By comparing wages and prices to the price of a Big Mac, the Index lets you more easily compare the relative price of a car, the wages of a dentist, or how many hours someone has to work to be able to earn enough to buy a Big Mac.The Economist has been publishing its index for over a decade, and, says The Management Centre, it has been used by international organisations to calculate the per diem for employees travelling to a foreign country. Advertisement The Management Centre seeks data for The Big Mac® Philanthropy Index There are other international philanthropy comparisons, of course, including CAF’s The World Giving Index and Johns Hopkins University’s Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project. What does the Big Mac® Philanthropy Index measure?Applied to philanthropy, The Management Centre’s index focuses on a number of standard measurements of giving:  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

RWB condemns air strikes on news media in Gaza city

first_imgNews PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Palestine to go further Receive email alerts RSF_en Reporters Without Borders condemns Israeli air strikes targeting news organizations in Gaza City today and calls for an immediate end to such attacks. At least nine journalists were reportedly injured and several local and international media were prevented from operating.“These attacks constitute obstruction of freedom of information,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “We remind the Israeli authorities that, under humanitarian law, the news media enjoy the same protection as civilians and cannot be regarded as military targets.“Even if the targeted media support Hamas, this does not in any way legitimize the attacks. We call for a transparent investigation into the circumstances of these air strikes. Attacks on civilian targets are war crimes and serious violations of the Geneva Conventions. Those responsible must be identified.”At around 2 a.m. today, Israeli warplanes fired several missiles at the Al-Shawa Wa Hassri Tower, a building in the Gaza City neighborhood of Rimal that houses local and international media organizations. Around 15 reporters and photographers wearing vests with the word “TV Press” were on the building’s roof at the time, covering the Israeli air strikes.Five missiles destroyed the 11th-floor offices used by Al-Quds TV. The station said six journalists were injured, four of them Al-Quds employees – Darwish Bulbul, Khadar Al-Zahar, Muhammad al-Akhras and Hazem al-Da’our. The other two were identified as Hussein Al-Madhoun, a freelance photographer working for the Ma’an news agency, and Ibrahim Labed, a reporter for the Palestinian news agency SAFA. Zahar’s condition was described as critical after one of his legs had to be amputated.At around 7 a.m., three Al-Aqsa TV employees were seriously injured when two missiles were fired at the Al-Shourouk building, also known as the “journalists’ building.” A spokesperson for the Israel Defence Forces said on the @IDFSpokesperson Twitter account that the air strike had targeted a Hamas communication centre.Among the local and international media whose offices were damaged by Israeli missiles were Sky News Arabia, the German TV station ARD, the Arab TV stations MBC and Abu Dhabi TV, Al-Arabiya, Reuters, Russia Today and the Ma’an news agency.Information was also one of the victims of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead against the Gaza Strip in December 2008 and January 2009 (read the RWB report). At the time, Reporters Without Borders condemned Israel’s decision to declare the Gaza Strip a “closed military zone” and deny access to journalists working for international media. The IDF also targeted pro-Hamas media during Operation Cast Lead. News Help by sharing this information November 18, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB condemns air strikes on news media in Gaza city Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists News May 16, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists May 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation Read in Arabic (بالعربية) News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes June 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Major expansion of Limerick Smarter Travel campus

first_imgTwitter Previous articleAnother week, another honour for Limerick’s top sporting heroNext articleRugby – Munster’s season hangs in the balance John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Back Row: Sharon Daly, National Transport Authority; Patricia Kennedy, VTOS coordinator; Trish Gleeson, YouthReach coordinator; Phil Roche, centre manager, Kilmallock Road Campus; Siobhán O’Dwyer, Limerick Smarter Travel. Front Row: Paul Patton, head of Further Education and Training Division, LCETB; and Miriam O’Donoghue, project manager, Limerick Smarter Travel THE Further Education and Training Centre on the Kilmallock Road has become the 23rd Irish business campus to sign up to the National Transport Authority’s Smarter Travel Campus Programme.Run locally by Limerick Smarter Travel in association with the National Transport Authority, the programme assists further education and third level institutions to promote walking, cycling, public transport and carsharing.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ten of Limerick’s largest workplaces and campuses are participating in the programme including the University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick College of Further Education and Mary Immaculate College.“Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board is delighted that the Limerick Smarter Travel Programme is now extended to two of its Further Education and Training Campuses. LCETB looks forward to working with Limerick Smarter Travel and the National Transport Authority in achieving the various goals and objectives of the programme,” said Paul Patton, further education training officer, LCETB.Resources available under the Authority’s Smarter Travel Campus Programme include site-specific advice and information from experienced travel planners; a free group on carsharing.ie; and mapping resources.The benefits of engagement in the programme include reduced costs associated with travel and parking; enhanced green profile; and more active travel by both students and staff. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Linkedin Printcenter_img Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories NewsMajor expansion of Limerick Smarter Travel campusBy John Keogh – December 9, 2015 2404 Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSLCETBlimerickLimerick Further Education and Training CentreLimerick Smarter TravelNational Transport Authority last_img read more