One in four charities lack access to real-time data, report finds

first_img More than half of charities use Cloud-based technology, yet nearly one in four do not have access to real-time data, according to research by Advanced.The Advanced Trends Report 2017 surveyed over 1,000 professionals in UK organisations including charities, and found that 65% of charities now use Cloud-based technology but 26% lack access to real-time data while 40% do not have the right tools to do their job effectively.Mark Dewell, Managing Director, Commercial and Third Sector, at Advanced, said:“Charities are under immense pressure – they need to be communicating closely with donors, efficiently and effectively, to maintain and grow revenues. This is coupled with the challenges of having the right digital technology so that staff can streamline administrative tasks to save costs and allow them to invest more time in the people that matter – supporters, members and stakeholders.“But the reality is that charities need to have the confidence to embrace Cloud technology fully, to ensure they can transform into digital-first organisations. This will ensure they are fit for the future, ready for real and present challenges around GDPR and better prepared to address threats such as cyber security.”Advanced has announced an acceleration of its plans to deliver a new Cloud-first strategy to help charities move forward. This includes the introduction of CloudDonor to its existing solutions, which it unveiled this week at TechSmart NFP 2017. This is an intuitive donor relationship management system that helps charities process fundraising income, build marketing campaigns and manage all the core elements of fundraising with web-based portals that provide information for both staff and donors which is accessible at all times from one source. Advertisement Melanie May | 30 November 2017 | News Tagged with: cloud computing data Research / statistics Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.center_img  210 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 One in four charities lack access to real-time data, report finds  209 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

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Press release: Work with us – recruitment campaign for new Parole Board members now open

first_img Independent member Parole Board members play an essential role in the criminal justice system, making decisions on whether a person is safe to release into the community. If you have an interest in protecting your community and the belief that every prisoner deserves a fair hearing, then you might want to consider applying. We welcome applications from all backgrounds so that the Parole Board can better reflect the communities it serves. Indeed, one of the main aims for this campaign is to start to redress the shortage of black and minority ethnic members. Judicial member Psychologist member The independent member campaign is open today (18 January 2019) and closes on 7 March 2019.The psychologist and judicial member campaigns are open today (18 January 2019) and close on 21 February 2019.Parole Board Member appointments are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments and the recruitment process follows the principles within the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments.It is anticipated there will be recruitment campaigns for independent members in other regions of England & Wales in the future. People can register their interest at [email protected] There are three strands to the campaign, with one for each type of member being recruited – independent, psychologist and judicial members.An independent member can come from a variety of backgrounds and does not need to have experience working in the criminal justice system to apply.The independent member campaign is focussed on the North-East, North-West and Yorkshire & the Humber regions of England.The psychologist and judicial member campaigns are open for people with the eligible qualifications across England & Wales.We anticipate that there will be further recruitment campaigns for independent members covering other regions of England & Wales in the future.Notes to editorsPlease contact Will Aslan on 020 3880 0809 or email [email protected] for interview requests.Parole Board members are public appointments. Potential applicants should visit the Cabinet Office public appointments website to make their applications: The Parole Board has announced today that a recruitment campaign for new members is now open.Caroline Corby, Parole Board Chair, said:last_img read more

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Melodie Jane Keith

first_imgMelodie Jane Keith, 61, of Greendale, Indiana, passed away Monday August 13, 2018 in Greendale, Indiana.She was born April 18, 1957 in Milan, IN, daughter of the late Gerald and Marilyn (Tibbs) Lutherbeck.Melodie worked as a Laborer for Campbell Hausfeld, with over 10 years of service.She was a member of the New Life Southern Baptist Church. Melodie taught aerobic classes for several years, she loved Christian music and southern gospel music. Melodie collected angels, but her greatest joy was her family.Melodie is survived by her loving spouse of 43 years Robert Keith, son, Brandon Keith of Danberry, CT; siblings, Jerry Lutherbeck of Aurora, IN, Susie (Joe) Halcomb of Versailles, IN, Tammy (Danny) Brookbank of North Vernon, IN, Ricky Lutherbeck of Lawrenceburg, IN, Wendy (Mike) Goodpaster of Lawrenceburg, IN; grandchildren, Kyle & Adriana Keith.She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Randy Lutherbeck.A memorial service was held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the New Life Southeran Baptist Church, 19936 Schaeffer Rd., Sunman, Indiana at 6:30 pm with Brother Dwayne Barrows officiating.Contributions may be made to the New Life Southern Baptist Church. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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Gleneagles in line for Deauville

first_imgAidan O’Brien would like to run dual 2000 Guineas winner Gleneagles in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville next weekend. The three-year-old was a late defector from the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood as the ground was not deemed fast enough and any rain in the lead up to the race would see him staying at home. The Galileo colt holds an entry in the 10-furlong Juddmonte International at York but he has not yet raced over anything further than a mile. “We are looking at Deauville (Prix Jacques le Marois) and will be watching the weather forecast this week. If they don’t get rain we will look hard at going there,” said O’Brien. “He was ready to run in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood and is in good form.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Arsenal sign striker Lacazette from Lyon

first_imgArsenal break club record to clinch Lacazette dealLyon, France | AFP |  Arsenal signed France striker Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for a club-record fee that could rise to 60 million euros ($68m, £52.56m), the two clubs confirmed on Wednesday.The transfer fee is also a new record sale for the Ligue 1 outfit, worth an initial 53m euros, according to a statement on the Lyon website.The deal beats the 50m euros that Arsenal paid to bring Mesut Ozil to the Emirates from Real Madrid in 2013, while it sees Lyon break their highest sale for the second time in a month after seeing midfielder Corentin Tolisso move to Bayern Munich for 47.5m euros.Arsenal said the 26-year-old had signed a “long-term contract”, which British media reported to be for five years.“We are very happy to have Alexandre join our group. He has shown over a number of years that he can score goals and that he is a very efficient finisher,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said in a statement.“As well, he has very interesting technical qualities and a strong character.“So he is a guy who is a great addition for us, and someone who will help us challenge at the top level this season.”Lacazette will be hoping that the move to Arsenal can help boost his hopes of cementing a place in the France squad ahead of next year’s World Cup, having only played one international in the last two years.The north London club will be expecting Lacazette to add some much-needed firepower up front, after a disappointing fifth-placed finish in the Premier League last term that saw them miss out on the Champions League for the first time in 19 years.He scored 37 goals in all competitions last season, including 28 in just 30 league games.“I want to give 100 percent in every match. I want to show I’m worthy of the shirt. I want to do everything I can to make sure we win titles,” Lacazette told Arsenal’s website. “There are quite a few French players here, which makes it easier to settle in. In my opinion, Arsenal is also the club that plays the best football in England so I really wanted to come here.”He had been at Lyon since the age of 12, and scored 129 goals for the senior team, including 100 in Ligue 1.Lacazette, who has made 11 international appearances for France, last season became the first player to score 20 goals or more in three successive French top-flight seasons since Jean-Pierre Papin in 1992.“I am very pleased with the success of Alexandre, who, besides being one of Olympique Lyon’s best-ever strikers, is a charming player who I became very close to,” said Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas in his club’s statement.Meanwhile, the signing puts the Arsenal future of Olivier Giroud in doubt.The former Montpellier front-man is currently above Lacazette in France coach Didier Deschamps’ pecking order, but he could now struggle to find a place in Wenger’s Gunners starting XI under pressure from his compatriot.Giroud has been linked with possible moves to both Everton and West Ham United.But Arsenal supporters will be delighted to see Wenger spending big, as they look to mount a serious challenge on a first league title since ‘the Invincibles’ lifted the Premier League trophy in 2004. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Flyers win second straight game at last night’s home opener

first_imgNext up for the Flyers is a visit from the Grimshaw Huskies on Saturday. Puck drop at the North Peace Arena is at 8:30 p.m. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers picked up their second straight win against the Falher Pirates 9-2 last night at the North Peace Arena.The Flyers came out flat in the opening twenty minutes of play as the visitors broke the ice and led 1-0 going into the first intermission.The second period saw the home side completely dominate the Pirates. Jordan Harder drew the Flyers even after firing home a shot from the point on a feed from Jeff Shipton and Joey Massingham 4:41 into the frame. Not even a minute later Robbie Sidhu put the home side up 2-1 after a slick feed from Rick Cleaver. Shipton added to the lead three and a half minutes later when he found a loose puck in front of the net and fired it into the empty cage, assisted by Adam Horst and Bryan Lewis. Lewis made it 4-1 with 7:52 remaining in the middle stanza as he finished off a quick passing play with Brady Busche and Robbie Sidhu. Steven Fast beat the Pirates’ goaltender high glove side to make it 5-1 with just under a minute remaining. Tempers boiled over in the last thirty seconds as a fight broke out in the Pirates’ zone with Jordan Geis of the Flyers scoring the takedown. Sam Brennen scored on the ensuing powerplay with ten seconds to play before the second intermission buzzer, making it 6-1. The Flyers outshot their opponents 17 to 4.- Advertisement -The home team didn’t let up in the final stanza as Rick Cleaver found the net after deking around the Pirate defence and netminder for the 7-1 tally at 4:01. Austin Braid got on the score sheet after some nifty passing between Cole Calliou and Taylor Greatrex, two minutes and eleven seconds later, for the eighth goal. The visitors got one back midway through the period but the Flyers restored the seven-goal lead at 9-2 courtesy Jordan Harder’s second of the game, assisted by Reid Campbell and Joey Massingham.Fifteen players contributed for the Flyers, with Rick Cleaver, Jordan Harder, Joey Massingham and Byran Lewis each chipping in with two-point outings.Head coach Andrew Leriger said, “Felt good to come out a get back to back wins. We knew that after last game it wasn’t going to be easy and we didn’t come out strong in the first. Very pleased with the last two periods. Having said that we were icing a full complement of players today for the first time this year, which helps a lot.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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Grizzlies 132, Warriors 117: Kevin Durant explains what led to his 16th technical

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!MEMPHIS -– Kevin Durant shook his head repeatedly with dismay.The Warriors’ star did not say a single word to any official. Yet, official Karl Lane issued Durant a technical. The Warriors’ 132-117 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in their regular-season finale on Wednesday proved inconsequential after already locking up the No. 1 seed earlier this week. But this …last_img

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African city leaders gather in Joburg

first_img3 December 2015Local government was increasingly being identified as the strategic enabler of national economic and development objectives, said South African Local Government Association chairperson Thabo Manyoni, speaking on the first day of the seventh Africities Summit.Africities 7 Summit, as it is official known, is being held in Johannesburg and runs until 3 December. It brings together hundreds of city officials from across the continent, where they are unpacking and exploring the future of urbanisation in Africa. It is an important topic given that more than half of Africa’s population is expected to live in cities by the year 2050, according to Associated Press.Manyoni said the most obvious impact of the current global economic system was rising inequality and its socioeconomic impact. “It is said that Africa and Asia will account for 90% of urban growth over the next 35 years. They have very young populations, which represents a massive potential expansion of the labour force and middle class. This is a great advantage, if properly managed.”Only 28% of the labour force in Africa occupied stable wage-earning jobs, he said, compared to 63% in vulnerable employment, with over 60% of urban dwellers in sub-Saharan Africa currently living in informal settlements.“This means that potential tax bases of urban governments are relatively small, creating a serious financial imbalance to address the vast service delivery and economic infrastructure needs. This must inform a differentiated approach to tackling the development agenda in our context.”Leaders should not forget to invest in the development of small towns and rural villages, which were often the bedrock of agricultural wealth, heritage and cultural diversity, Manyoni added.“We have a responsibility to fashion a uniquely African response to social justice, equality in opportunity and sustainable infrastructure development and resource use.”The summit ties in with the National Development Plan, or Vision 2030, which places emphasis on overcoming the challenges of the present to build a better South Africa and Africa.It was opened by Minister Jeff Radebe, the minister in The Presidency responsible for planning. “What has worked yesterday, might not work today,” he said, placing the focus firmly on looking towards the future.Development had to match population growth or the cities would face more crumbling infrastructure and social unrest, Radebe said.Also part of the discussions over the five days will be climate change as the CoP21 takes place in Paris, as well as urban security following the recent attacks in Bamako, Garissa, Nairobi, Paris and other cities.The central theme of the Africities 7 Summit is “Shaping the future of Africa with the people: the contribution of African local authorities to Agenda 2063 of the African Union”.Agenda 2063 – Towards an Africa We Want encourages all people on the continent to play an active role to see the following vision come to fruition:We aspire that by 2063, Africa shall be a prosperous continent, with the means and resources to drive its own development;Where African people have a high standard of living, quality of life, sound health and well-being;A continent full of well-educated citizens through a skills revolution underpinned by science, technology and innovation for a knowledge society;Cities and other settlements are hubs of cultural and economic activities, with modernised infrastructure, and people have access to all the basic necessities of life including shelter, water, sanitation, energy, public transport and ICT; and,Economies are structurally transformed to create shared growth, decent jobs and economic opportunities for all.Taking its cue from Agenda 2063, organisers say the Africities Summit 7 theme is designed to connect a rigorous understanding of likely future trends with a strategic debate about what needs to be done at the local level, with immediate effect to address the emergency of service delivery, shelter, economic opportunities, safe and affordable mobility and more.The summit intends to be the mouthpiece of the 15 000 African local governments. More than 5 000 local government officials are participating, representing all the stakeholders of African local life as well as their partners of the other regions of the world. The Africities 7 Exhibition is hosting between 400 and 500 exhibitors.The Africities Summit pursues two major objectives:Defining appropriate shared strategies in order to improve the living conditions of the people at local level; and,Contributing to the integration, peace and unity of Africa starting from the grassroots.The meeting has been held in various African cities every three years since it was launched in 1998 in Abidjan, the largest city of Ivory Coast.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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Annup Sonii to return as host of Crime Patrol, undergoes makeover

first_imgActor Annup Sonii, who was the face of Crime Patrol, will make his comeback to the crime series as a host.He will be seen in an all new avatar in the show, known to bring alive real life crimes on the small screen.The actor will be seen sporting a bearded look and will work his charm as he strongly talks about crime lurking in every nook and corner.He had recently shot for the promo, which will soon air on Sony Entertainment Television channel.”I was associated with the show for seven years before I decided to take a break and focus on my other projects. It feels great to be a part of the show again after 15 months,” Annup said in a statement.”Just like the previous season, this season will also talk about how small incidences trigger a normal person to commit a crime which can be a reflection of their frustration or emotional imbalances.”There is a thin line between a normal person and a criminal mind. It just depends on the thought, how an attempt to pull the other person down is erroneous but thinking to rise above the other person through one’s own efforts is perfectly okay,” he added.Among his upcoming projects, Annup has feature films like Prasthanam, a Netflix original movie and a web series by the makers of Baahubali.Also read | Wait, what? Popular show Crime Patrol now a booklast_img read more

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