AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 January 2001 | News US fundraisers divided on Internet’s effectiveness How many fundraisers are using the Internet and how effective do they rate it as a fundraising tool? Figures for American fundraisers’ answers to these questions appear in the December 2000 Philanthropic Giving Index by The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.How many fundraisers are using the Internet and how effective do they rate it as a fundraising tool? Figures for American fundraisers’ answers to these questions appear in the December 2000 Philanthropic Giving Index by The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.While only 7% of the 181 fundraisers who responded to the survey rated e-mail as successful”, 19% of those who actually used e-mail for fundraising rated it successful. Advertisement Read Fundraisers Give Mixed Reviews on Internet’s Value by Paulanne Simmons at dmnews.com. 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. 16 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
This week, Dell Technologies released a special episode of our podcast series, Trailblazers. While the podcast typically covers stories of digital disruption in various industries, such as entertainment, healthcare, and air travel, this special episode focuses on one particular disruptor… a true master of technology. Leonardo da Vinci.Wait… what? Maybe you were expecting a different name. Maybe you’re thinking: Why da Vinci? Why Dell Technologies? And why now?The answer, simply, is that Leonardo da Vinci was himself, the ultimate trailblazer. His contributions and influence can still be felt five centuries after he lived. In his new book released today, Leonardo da Vinci, the host of Trailblazers and best-selling author, Walter Isaacson, tells the story behind da Vinci’s genius. We are so excited to help him tell his story just as he has helped us tell ours.Most think of da Vinci as painter of The Last Supper or Mona Lisa. We know him as the master behind the most famous drawing of all time, Vitruvian Man. But not everyone knows da Vinci was an engineer, designing macabre (yet beautiful) weaponry for Cesare Borgia. He was a mathematician, calculating the angles at which light rays enter the eye. He was an anatomist, dissecting the human skull and the still-beating heart of a pig. For da Vinci, there were no borders between art, science, and engineering. This way of viewing the world around him not only gave us masterpieces in the form of paintings and thousands of notebook pages, but also lasting lessons that we, as business leaders, can still draw from today.Certainly as a company that is passionate about building technology that enables human progress, we at Dell Technologies find da Vinci’s ability to connect technology and humanity inspirational. As Isaacson points out, “Innovation in technology comes from being able to connect engineering and the arts, by being able to connect the technology to beauty and our human emotions. That’s what Leonardo did, and that’s why he’s so relevant to today.”“It isn’t a question of people or machines. The magic is people and machines.ShareIn our world where artificial intelligence and robotics are increasingly becoming a part of our daily lives and everyday objects are becoming smart machines, this is particularly sage advice. And it cuts to the core of what we believe. As Michael Dell pointed out recently at the IQT Day event, “It isn’t a question of people or machines. The magic is people and machines. It’s the next era of human-machine partnership – a more integrated, personal relationship with technology that has the power to amplify exponentially the creativity, the inspiration, the intelligence, the empathy and the curiosity of the human spirit.”As the leader for Dell Global Brand and Creative, I’m particularly inspired by both da Vinci’s relentless curiosity and his ability to capture emotion. Those are things the best brands aspire to do every day: inspire curiosity and evoke emotional responses. That’s why Dell Technologies tells stories of the trailblazers who are transforming the way we work and live. In the “Leonardo da Vinci: The Great Trailblazer” podcast episode, Isaacson walks us through some of the most captivating tales behind da Vinci’s greatest accomplishments – and failures. And along the way, he pulls the lessons from those stories and da Vinci’s approach to life that we can aspire to apply today.Have a listen now, and subscribe to Trailblazers for more stories of some of the biggest digital disruptions of our time.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Chick-fil-A, the controversial Atlanta-based chain of fast-food chicken restaurants, plans to open its first Long Island location in Port Jefferson Station on Oct. 7, the company said in a statement Tuesday.The first 100 local customers over 18 years old will win a “year’s supply of Chick-fil-A” in the form of 52 certificates for free meals, plus other giveaways. The fast-food line officially forms at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6—24 hours before the grand opening.“Personalized customer service and freshly prepared food have been the hallmarks of Chick-fil-A since the day founder Truett Cathy opened his first restaurant,” said Stan Abrahamsen, local franchise owner of the location at 5184 Nesconset Highway. “My team members and I are committed to those same ideals.”The store, which features a double drive-thru, is scheduled to be open 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Its dining room has seating for 126 customers and its parking lot can hold about 130 vehicles. It will create about 80 new full-and part-time jobs, with hiring underway.Brookhaven town officials had approved the location on the site of a former auto dealership. Local gay rights activists have protested the move on the grounds that Chick-fil-A’s founder has publicly opposed marriage equality. Company officials have said it’s expected to be the first of many Long Island Chick-fil-As.The restaurant will be one of more than 1,900 in 42 states, with the closest current location at New York University in Manhattan. Three years ago, Cathy said in an interview that he opposes gay marriage—a statement that sparked protests nationwide and highlighted his donations to groups sympathetic to that position.“Chick-fil-A has a long history of being taken to task for its donations,” David Kilmnick, CEO of the Long Island GLBT Services Network, had told Brookhaven officials during a 2013 public hearing on the planned LI location, which Kilmnick opposes.Cathy, who has made no secret of incorporating Christian values into his eatery—it’s closed on Sunday, so workers can attend church, for example—later expressed regret that his sandwiches had become a symbol of the gay marriage debate.At the public hearing for the LI location, a company representative tried to appease the critics who spoke out against Chick-fil-A, known for their cow mascots urging patrons to “Eat Mor Chikn”“We’re not anti-anyone,” said Scott Thigpen, Chick-fil-A’s director of restaurant development, at the hearing in Brookhaven. “We’re literally here to serve everyone with honor, dignity and respect. It doesn’t matter about their race, creed, sexual orientation.”
NZ Herald 17 June 2016Family First Comment: Not the first time that the National govt has ignored democracy. Remember 2009? Smacking Referendum? 87%? #selectivedemocracyFinance Minister Bill English is accused of “ignoring democracy” after he vetoed eight more weeks of paid parental leave despite broad Parliamentary and public support.Labour MP Sue Moroney’s bill, which would raise paid leave from 18 weeks to 26 weeks, has a majority of votes in Parliament and was set to pass into law later this month.Mr English has maintained that the law change is unaffordable. As promised, he invoked his powers to veto legislation which had an impact on the Government’s books – the first time he has used the veto to sink a bill.“The Government’s got to weigh up a whole lot of other needs,” Mr English said.“There’s a case for paid parental leave, there’s a case for more money for melanoma drugs, there’s a case for more intervention for people who are homeless, and we have just got to weigh all those up.”It brings to an end a four-year fight by Ms Moroney to extend paid leave.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11657987