Lesley Hynes sets up major donor and strategic fundraising consultancy

first_img  47 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Major gift Recruitment / people Lesley Hynes sets up major donor and strategic fundraising consultancy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 April 2011 | News Lesley Hynes has stepped down from fundraising company Midas after 18 years to establish her own company. Lesley Hynes Fundraising will concentrate on providing expert services like hands-on and strategic fundraising and major donor networking.Hynes has worked with many charities over the past 18 years offering advice and skills in networking, trusts and major donor development.“I have always tried to ensure that charities get value for money”, she told UK Fundraising, “and I work hard to get to know the charity, how it originated and what its current needs are. I’ve had some clients for over 12 years. It’s very satisfying to be so involved in a charity and feel that you are part of the team.“Charities have deployed me as a mentor to their fundraisers, asked me to help then develop their networks, or to provide hands-on fundraising. I tend to stay involved even after the assignment is complete; I think after care is very important,” she added.Hynes has been mentoring for many years and sees this as an area she would like to expand. She has been a mentor for solo fundraisers, major donor teams, chief executives and trustees and sees it as a very cost-effective way of improving skills and increasing income in a relatively short space of time.www.lesleyhynes.co.uk 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

€500,000 in extra funding announced for WDC

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – December 10, 2018 Twitter Pinterest Pinterest €500,000 in extra funding has been announced today for the Western Development Commission.The funding will support the Atlantic Economic Corridor initiative and maximise the use of the Western Investment Fund which provides financing for micro-enterprises and SMEs in the Western region.In announcing the funding, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Seán Canney says; the aim of the project is to connect the economic clusters and catchment areas of the region from Donegal to Kerry, to attract investment, support job creation and improve the quality of life of the people who live there. WhatsApp Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford center_img €500,000 in extra funding announced for WDC Twitter Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday December 10thNext articleOver €100,000 allocated to sports groups across Donegal News Highland Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Jaffa Cakes to return to TV screens in new campaign

first_imgSource: PladisA still from the new TV advertPladis-owned McVitie’s has unveiled a new TV campaign for its Jaffa Cakes brand.Called ‘Be What You Want To Be’, the TV campaign is centred around the idea that McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes are cakes found in the biscuit aisle.In the advert, a shopkeeper decides to realise his own dream of becoming the ‘king of the roller palace’ when, after taking a bite of a McVitie’s Jaffa Cake, the shop he’s standing in suddenly transforms into a roller disco.The characters in the campaign are inspired by the realisation that McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes are proof that we can all be anything we want to be, it said.The household favourite will be on the nation’s TV screens as an individual brand for the first time since 2006.“The launch of the Be What You Want To Be platform marks the start of a very exciting year for McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes, where we are going to be bringing our big ambitions for the brand to life,” said Emma Stowers, brand director for McVitie’s at Pladis UK&I.“The campaign will be shining a spotlight on the original McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes consumers already know and love, plus, we have a very exciting innovation programme planned for the year which will see the brand command consumer attention like never before. This covers seasonal products, as well as out of home NPD, and we can’t wait to launch these products over the coming months.”The TV creative, brought to life by creative agency TBWA/London, hit screens during Channel 4’s Gogglebox on 26 February, and runs for five weeks. The campaign will also be amplified by social media partnerships and a new AR digital experience, as well as PR and influencer content.It will be part of a wider initiative to propel the McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes brand forward throughout 2021, which began with its launch of two new Jaffa Cakes flavours – Cherry and Passion Fruit. A total investment of £4.7m in consumer-facing activity has also been committed as part of ‘the Year of Jaffa Cakes’.“Our goal is to help retailers drive sales by creating a big buzz around this iconic brand and we’re really excited to be kicking it all off with our fun and uplifting TV creative when it launches this week,” added Stowers. Source: Pladislast_img read more

College alumna shares art, inspiration behind work

first_imgSaint Mary’s acts as a blank canvas for many students to make their marks on the world. For College alumna Nancy Murphy Spicer, this took on a more literal meaning. Following her graduation in 1979, Murphy Spicer embarked on a career in modern art, leading to her speak at Vander Vennet Theater on Monday afternoon.Originally, Murphy Spicer said her work was mostly abstract, but when she got her mid-career Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she focused on portraiture. Murphy Spicer said she found inspiration for most of her new series “The New Brag” from the Instagram accounts of the people she knows.“These are images that the subjects, in most cases, have constructed themselves. I have encountered them and felt the desire to bring them into the realm of painting,” she said.A majority of the portraits in her most recent series feature women. She focused on representation and honoring the women who influenced her while she was at Saint Mary’s and after, she said.“I have been trying to create my own art history and genealogy ever since I was in a lot of art history classes,” Murphy Spicer said. “You will learn about a lot of male artists. I found it hard to imagine myself into being an artist.”Murphy Spicer displayed a picture of her finished master’s studio. She noted a piece of writing in the right-hand corner of the artwork and explained how a moment at the College influenced the piece.“[The writing] comes from a letter my father wrote me while I was a senior here at Saint Mary’s saying, ‘I’m concerned for your economic viability.’ I was like, ‘What is he talking about? Oh, he’s worried. He’s worried I’m going to be broke,’” Murphy Spicer said.She said this concern from her father may have been warranted, but Murphy Spicer went on to sell and show her artwork across the globe in places such as the Carroll and Sons gallery in Boston, RAUMX in London and 18m Salon in Berlin.She not only commented on the origins and nature of her work but also her views on the pursuit of art. She discussed her accomplishments in order to reinforce the idea that art can be a social enterprise.“I really do think that this idea of the lone artist, let’s just get rid of that, you really are always trying to do so many different things, and I can remember that I went through a whole phase before I had children, ‘Is having children going to destroy my art life?’ That is a big question for women,” Murphy Spicer said. “After I had my daughters, I had this language that they are like rocks tied around my feet and wings on my back. I could not live without them.”Both of Murphy Spicer’s daughter, who are now adults, are featured in her latest work.Murphy Spicer said she changed the focus and motivation of her work while in graduate school, which she attended as an already-accomplished artist.“I was in a good grove,” Murphy Spicer said. “I obviously thought I knew what I was doing, but I wanted that to be disrupted, so I went to graduate school. One of my first professors threw me off, she said, ‘Make it literal, make it clunky and tell the story of your life.’ I just wanted to vomit.”This change caused her work to become more literal both visually and in meaning as it became focused on figure instead of shape and color, she said. Murphy Spicer cited her involvement in the 2016 Clinton campaign as a form of motivation for her more recent artistic work.“It took a couple years for me to work my way into this work. The work also resides in a very specific cultural moment,” Murphy Spicer said. “While this work was going on, there were daily news reports that are a constant reminder of the profound rape culture that we live in. I just felt like I had to make something to help myself survive and remind me that we have power that we can stand in our power.”Later in the lecture, Murphy Spicer shared another piece of her inspiration — a poem speaking of using art to create an escape from the world.“I really needed to create a world that somehow had more possibilities in it than the world I was,” she said.Murphy Spicer will be displaying her work at Saint Mary’s as a part of her class reunion in June.Tags: Art, artist lecture, Nancy Murphy Spicer, Saint Mary’s alumnalast_img read more

Got members without checking accounts? Here’s what to do

first_imgIt might seem hard to believe, but there are many credit union members who still don’t have share draft accounts.The reasons are varied. Some members have difficulty maintaining a balance due to fluctuating income. Some just choose not to use a share draft account. Regardless of the reasons, a cash-only lifestyle is getting harder to maintain, and money orders are inconvenient.Reloadable, prepaid debit cards may help them.Prepaid cards function like traditional debit cards, while offering even more safety and security as they’re not linked directly to a share draft account. They are easily reloadable and, because they cannot be overdrawn, they also work as a great budgeting tool.Plus they are accepted everywhere traditional Visa cards are, but without the high interest of credit cards. With a prepaid debit card, members can experience the convenience and comfort of shopping or paying bills online even if they don’t have a share draft account. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Restaurant in Binghamton welcomes changes in name of safety

first_imgThe most recent is a regulation from Governor Andrew Cuomo mandating that all bars and restaurants in New York State only serve alcohol to those ordering food. From limiting the number of people in the restaurant, to social distancing efforts and requiring masks to be worn, Kipp voiced frustration. “It was really tough not seeing everybody for a long time, and as they start coming back, it was really great just seeing everybody that we’ve missed,” he said. As for the Old Union, Kipp said the cooks are getting a menu prepared. While a new regulation means more changes, Kipp is all for it if it means customers can keep on coming back. “I feel like a lot of the bars and restaurants are being held to much higher standards than most other industries,” he said. However, safety measures aren’t something Kipp takes lightly. “We’re gonna abide by the rules,” Kipp said. “Our customers’ safety, our community’s safety, and my staff’s safety have always been a top priority here.” “We’re fortunate enough where that most people who come here get something to eat anyway,” he said. “It kind of makes it tough for the places who are more bars than restaurants.” Some restaurants have started selling cheap items as a way to get around the mandate, such as a bar in Saratoga Springs selling “Cuomo Chips.” For the Old Union Hotel in Binghamton, the mandate doesn’t have a big impact, but owner Adam Kipp is worried about his fellow businesses. “We’re gonna be coming up with a small bites menu that we can serve late night. It’be a little bit more than just chips,” he laughed. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Restaurants and bars in the Southern Tier aren’t unfamiliar with changes that have been frequent the last few months.last_img read more

IMCA North Star Touring Series finale is Friday at Fairmont

first_imgFAIRMONT, Minn. – Five champions will be crowned when the IMCA North Star Touring Series visits Fairmont Raceway for its Friday, July 3 finale.Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts all see tour action for the sixth and final time this season.Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.Grandstand admission is $12 for adults and free for students ages 18 and under. Pit passes are $25.Through the first five North Star events, the Modifieds, Northern SportMods and Hobby Stocks have yet to see a repeat winner. Luke Sathoff won the last two Stock Car features. Nate Coop­man topped four of the first five Sport Compact main events.More information about the Friday show is available at the www.fairmontraceway.com website and on Facebook.Top 10 North Star Touring Series Point StandingsModifieds – 1. Mathew Hollerich, Good Thunder, 172; 2. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, 150; 3. Aaron Krohn, Slayton, 95; 4. Dalton Magers, Redwood Falls, 86; 5. Jeffrey Larson, Lakefield, 77; 6. Jason Fisher        Lakefield, 74; 7. Josh Bonnstetter, Slayton, 72; 8. Jeff Ignaszewski, Wells, 69; 9. Dan Menk, Franklin, and Randy Klein, Currie, both 67.Stock Cars – 1. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, 149; 2. Gary Mattison, Lamberton, 132; 3. Levi Felt­man, Jackson, 124; 4. Luke Sathoff, Jackson, 111; 5. Devin Kuehne, Reading, 83; 6. Jim Larson, Rushmore, 78; 7. Matthew Schauer, Arlington, and Chris Palsrok, Sibley, Iowa, both 75; 9. Andy Altenburg, Truman, 74; 10. Jake Masters, Graettinger, 70.Northern SportMods – 1. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 188; 2. Tony Rialson, Cottonwood, 153; 3. Jake Simpson, Algona, Iowa, 92; 4. John Gladitsch, Vesta, 83; 5. Jason Andrews, Esther­ville, Iowa, 79; 6. Jared Boumeester, Waseca, 78; 7. Danny Myrvold, Westbrook, 70; 8. Dan Ah­lers, Slayton, and Chet Ragan, Eagle Lake, both 69; 10. Kyle Steuber, Fairmont, 65.Hobby Stocks – 1. Jamie Songer, Ankeny, Iowa, 178; 2. Malik Sampson, Worthington, 171; 3. Jeremy Wegner, Graettinger, Iowa, 169; 4. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, 133; 5. Trevor Holm, Chan­dler, 109; 6. Cory Probst, Worthington, and Austin Jahnz, St. James, both 92; 8. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, and Matt Hanson, Slayton, both 77; 10. Chad Lonneman, Adrian, and Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, both 74.Sport Compacts – 1. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 163; 2. Nate Coopman, Mankato, 159; 3. Toriana Groebner, Redwood Falls, 158; 4. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 78; 5. Megan Sandvig, Spencer, Iowa, 76; 6. Kaitlyn DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 75; 7. Kyle Ewert, Glencoe, 73; 8. Blaney Markman, Jackson, 68; 9. Matt Smith, Tracy, and Robert Pottratz, Lynd, both 66.last_img read more

Foy comes good at Green Valley

first_imgThe Tara Court Golf SocietySunday, Oct. 15, Green Valley – StablefordA Flight1st Andy Featherstone (5) 37pts 2nd Lyle Blaw (12) 36pts3rd Paul Pavloff (6) 36ptsB Flight1st Ged Foy (19) 41pts2nd Terry Mangan (22) 34pts3rd Russell Gilroy (18) 31ptsGed Foy.Despite a few cancellations and no shows we still had enough players out to play two flights here in Green Valley today on what was a very nice day for golf and for the first time in a long time absolutely no rain.  The course was playing long as it is still wet after all the recent rain but otherwise it is in very good condition.In the B flight we had one excellent score. Ged Foy who used to say he couldn’t handle Green Valley proved himself wrong today as he scored forty one points to win his flight by seven points, a score which will see a sharp reduction on his handicap. Terry Mangan has just returned from a few months in Ireland and has settled in quickly as he came second today with thirty four points. Russell Gilroy took the third spot with thirty one points.Support Pattaya Mail – Click HereIn the A flight Andy Featherstone kept up his very steady golf and was the winner with thirty seven points. We then had two players on thirty six points and here Lyle Blaw won the count back which went down to the last six holes to come second. Paul Pavloff was playing his last game with us for this year and although he lost the count back to Lyle to come third he still came away with the most money today as he had the only two of the day.Tuesday, Oct. 17, Crystal Bay – Stableford1st Craig Hitchens (17) 36pts2nd Andy Featherstone (5) 36pts3rd Paddy Naughton (18) 35pts4th Joe McArdle (17) 34pts5th Dan Hobbs (23) 33pts2’s: Dan Hobbs, Paddy Naughton and Andrew Purdie, one each.We were back with our friends from the PFGS in Crystal Bay after a long absence to find the course in excellent condition. We played the C and B courses in that order and while the Greens on the C course were a bit slow they were still in very good condition and the Greens on the B course were a bit faster. Unfortunately one of our group got mixed up today and went to the wrong course but for those who got there it was very enjoyable, not too hot and also not a drop of rain.As the course was around 6,400 yds and playing long the scores were reasonable with two people managing to play to their handicaps.Craig Hitchens came out on top with thirty six points as he beat Andy Featherstone who is still playing very steady golf in to second place on the count back. Paddy Naughton took the third place with thirty five points and Joe McArdle was fourth with thirty four. We then had three players on thirty three points with Pat Carty and Per Forsberg who was playing his first ever game with us losing the count back and Dan Hobbs winning it to take the fifth and last place for today and Dan also had a two to make it even better.Thursday, Oct. 19, Burapha – Stableford1st Pat Carty (28) 42pts2nd Andy Featherstone (5) 39pts3rd John Fenwick (20) 34pts4th Joe McArdle (17) 34pts2’s: Per ForsbergWe were here in Burapha for what was our penultimate visit for this year as the Sport Days are near at an end. We will miss it as it is very popular with our group and always in immaculate condition. We all played off the White tees today as the fairways are still soft with no run and again we played the A and B nines.Pat Carty really came in to form today and was a very clear winner with an excellent forty two points which included a blank on the seventeenth, a score which will see a sharp reduction on the handicap. Andy Featherstone probably thought he had done enough for another win as he had gone round in two over par gross for another excellent score of thirty nine points but today it wasn’t good enough and he had to settle for second place but still great golf.We then had three players on thirty four points and here John Fenwick won the count back to take the third place and Joe McArdle took the fourth on a count back over Joe Peters which went down to the last two holes.last_img read more

A Life Well Lived

first_imgBy John BurtonRumson woman recalls a century of livingRUMSON – Rose Rimali has seen a lot. From the Italy of a century ago as a baby and the hardscrabble life of immigrant New York City to her later life and now living with her daughter and son-in-law in their Rumson home, Rimali is amazed at the path her life has taken.Rimali marked a milestone on Saturday, June 1, that few get to see – the celebration of her 100th birthday.“I feel pretty good,” she said, acknowledging her back occasionally bothers her and she relies on a walker to get around.Rose Rimali of Rumson celebrated her 100th birthday June 1.She credited the fact that she never smoked and drinks “a half a glass of wine every day,” as factors contributing to her longevity. Her love of wine comes naturally; her father, an Italian immigrant, made his own.Rimali’s father came to America in 1911 from the Messina region of Sicily to settle and establish himself in the United States before eventually bringing his family over.Her father, a gardener in his native country, worked in hotels and “did any odd jobs,” in New York City, Rimali said. “Whatever he could.”Her family lived in Green­wich Village when her mother and siblings first arrived in New York when Rimali was an infant, and then moved on to the Bronx. There, her parents and their seven children “use to live in a three-room apartment.”The apartment had a coal stove and a gas meter that needed to be fed with coins to work. “We had to go to 23rd Street to take a bath,” a fair distance from the family home, she said, recalling how the family had to use a public bathhouse at that time.It was tough times back then. “There were a lot of families struggling like we were,” she said.Rimali remembered being a young girl and going with her older brother to the movies – silent in those days – during which a pianist would accompany the movie, adding to the excitement.It was a time when a horse and carriage was the most common type of transportation.“When a car did pass, we would run outside to see it,” she said. “It was amazing.”As a young girl, Rimali remembered seeing a man being shot in their neighborhood, clutching his chest and weaving before falling. She remembered telling her mother about it later, thinking the man was dancing.At 22, she married Lou Rimali, someone she had known for years. “We waited three years to get married because times were so bad,” she said. The couple started their life together and had two daughters. Rimali worked as a dressmaker and her husband worked as a “cutter” in the same factory, cutting cloth for the garments that were to be made.When Rimali was eight months pregnant, her brother approached them about starting a business, asking if they were interested in opening a small store in the Bronx.Rose and Lou Rimali invested their life savings in the venture. “We had saved $900,” she said. “To me that was a big deal.”The store, located in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx, started out as a modest shop selling housewares and notions. Eventually it grew into a small but established area department store called Crosby’s.The Rimali family operated the store for 37 years, until Lou Rimali was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.Her husband died when he was 67, and Rimali eventually went to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Bob Slavin, in their North Ward Avenue home.With her siblings all gone and her parents dying relatively young, Rimali’s long life seemed to surprise her.“I was the sickly one,” growing up, she said. “When I was in my 90s I thought any day now,” would be her last, she joked.She doesn’t get to do much cooking anymore, but “she keeps her nose in the kitchen” as others work, son-in-law Bob Slavin acknowledged.Rimali’s daughter confided that her mother still can make killer meatballs – though she won’t divulge the recipe. The centenarian also still takes out the sewing machine – the one her mother bought for her many years ago – and does some work with it.Rimali has four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and will have a great-great-grandchild expected to be born this month. Life is good, even with a few aches and pains, she said.It’s been a long way and a long time since that little Bronx apartment, as Rimali looks out at on this home, with a built-in swimming pool, neatly manicured lawn and a view of the Shrewsbury River, Sea Bright and the Atlantic Ocean.“Are you kidding?” she responded when asked how she liked living there, recalling how she would have to make a meal on 50 cents. “When we were children and we saw this,” she said as she pointed to the yard and home, “we would have thought we were in paradise.”last_img read more