Two join Yorkhill Children’s Foundation fundraising team Howard Lake | 18 July 2011 | News 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 32 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Yorkhill Children’s Foundation has recruited two new members of staff to its fundraising, marketing and communications team. Laura Donnelly and Kirsty Norris joined this month to take up the roles of Corporate and Events Fundraising Assistant and Marketing and Communications Fundraising Assistant respectively.After completing a French and Spanish degree at the University of Strathclyde, Donnelly spent two years volunteering and later working at The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow. She then took up a six-month role at Glasgow Art Club as Marketing and Sales Manager before applying for the job at Yorkhill Children’s Foundation.Norris previously worked as an intern for Mary’s Meals, and for the WRVS as part of the individual giving and fundraising team.www.yorkhill.orgPhoto: (l-r) Kirsty Norris, Kirsten Sinclair, Mhairi Wotherspoon, David Welch, Kimberly Goodger, Abigail Stein, Laura Donnelly Tagged with: Recruitment / people
Financial mutual Wesleyan has launched a new foundation with the aim of giving £1million a year to good causes.In partnership with Heart of England Community Foundation, the Wesleyan Foundation hopes to award around 100 grants in its first year. It will ask customers and members to nominate voluntary organisations for consideration. Wesleyan members will also have the opportunity throughout the year to vote on selected charities and grant recipients. Charities, community groups and social enterprises that meet the criteria can also apply directly to the fund.Three levels of funding will be awarded: small grants of £2,000 and under, medium-sized awards of between £2,000 and £10,000 and discretionary, large grants of more than £10,000.The funding will come from Wesleyan, while Heart of England Community Foundation will administer the grants and distribute it to organisations across the UK.In its first year, the Wesleyan Foundation has been set up with community foundations in: Birmingham, The Black Country, Warwickshire, South Yorkshire, Leeds & Bradford, Somerset, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.Over time, more areas will be added, while applications from outside these areas will be considered on a case-by-case basis.The first grants have already been allocated: the first three charities to receive medium-sized grants from the Foundation are Warwickshire Reminiscence Action Project, which works to reduce isolation for those with dementia; Pets as Therapy, which provides therapeutic visits to people in need across the UK; and Books Beyond Words, which supports people with learning and communication difficulties.Wesleyan chairman Bryan Jackson said:“Wesleyan has a legacy of supporting great causes, and our Foundation take that to the next level. As a mutual, our members already have a say in how we operate, and our Foundation now gives them a further chance to choose how we help worthwhile causes.“By working with Heart of England Community Foundation, our hope is to award up to £1 million of grants per year to small charities and transform the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of people in communities around the UK.”Image: Wesleyan Foundation Launch at WRAP – Wesleyan chairman Bryan Jackson (back right) and Heart of England Community Foundation chief executive Tina Costello (back left) mark the launch of the new Wesleyan Foundation with attendees at the Warwickshire Reminiscence Action Project in Stratford-upon-Avon, one of the first to be awarded funding by the Foundation. 65 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Tagged with: grants trusts and foundations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Wesleyan launches foundation to give good causes £1m a year Advertisement 64 total views, 1 views today Melanie May | 11 May 2017 | News 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.
Reporters Without Borders, with support from Google, Thursday awarded its Netizen of the Year 2013 award to Vietnamese blogger Huynh Ngoc Chenh. Reporters Without Borders chose the nominees and more than 40,000 Internet users visited the YouTube site from around the world. They selected the winner on Reporters’ You Tube Channel. The award ceremony will take place in Paris on March 12 at the Google office on the occasion of the World Day against Cyber Censorship.Huynh Ngoc Chenh is one of Vietnam’s most influential blogger. His blog attracts about 15,000 visitors per day, even though readers must use software to circumvent censorship to gain access. Chenh criticizes the government and defends freedom of expression. He focuses on issues of democracy, human rights and the territorial disputes between Vietnam and China. Authorities have threatened him numerous times for his articles and police monitor his communications. News March 7, 2013 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Reporters Without Borders Awards Vietnamese blogger Huynh Ngoc Chenh Organisation RSF_en “This award represents an inspiration to me as well as for all bloggers, independent journalists in Vietnam, those who face the restrictions about the right of freedom of expression,” Huynh Ngoc Chenh said by telephone from Ho Chi Minh City. “It demonstrates the world community’s support and will make us more audacious in raising our concerns and continue our struggle for freedom of information. It will help people scared off and speaking out.”Vietnam is on the list of “Enemies of the Internet” by Reporters Without Borders and is the 172nd out of 179 in the latest World Press Freedom Index. Bloggers and other netizens are facing particular repression. Their relatives are also harassed and threatened. The authorities have stepped up efforts to increase surveillance and remove “sensitive” contents. On January 9, 14 dissidents – including 8 bloggers and citizen-journalists – were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 3 to 13 years. With 31 bloggers and citizen-journalists currently behind bars, Vietnam is the third largest prison in the world for netizens behind China and Oman. “We are pleased to award this prize to a courageous Vietnamese blogger and thereby recognize the activities of online news providers in a country marked by draconian censorship and growing surveillance of dissidents,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“Despite the risks, bloggers and netizens continue to inform their fellow citizens. In Vietnam, they now fill the void left by the state-run media, which are subjected to very strict news control and relay the government’s views. By tackling subjects that are sensitive but of general interest, Huynh Ngoc Chenh helps freedom of information to progress in his country. He is an example for netizens all over the world to follow.”Today, according to Google, some 40 countries are engaged in Internet censorship. Google was the first company to publish a Transparency report that shows interruptions to the flow of information from our tools and services. Google also is a founding member of the Global Network Initiative, a multi-stakeholder organization — including human rights and press freedom groups, investors, academics, and companies — whose members commit to protect online free expression.“We’re proud to support Reporters Without Borders with this important prize that highlights the pressure many governments around the globe are are putting on the Internet,” said William Echikson, Head of Free Expression for Europe, Africa and Middle-East at Google. “Our products ‐‐ from search and Blogger to YouTube and Google Docs ‐‐ have been blocked in more than 25 of the approximately 150 countries where we offer our services. Initiatives such as the Netizen prize shine a light on those who stand up in support for online free expression.”Reporters Without Borders launched the World Day against cyber-censorship back in 2008 in order to protect a single Internet, free and accessible to all. Google has partnered with Reporters Without Borders in 2010 to award the annual Netizen who recognizes a user, blogger or cyber-dissident who has distinguished himself by his advocacy of Internet freedom of expression. Reporters Without Borders will release on March 12 the 2013 Enemies of the Internet report, a special issue dedicated to online surveillance that points out to a selection of countries and companies. Help by sharing this information