Cancer charities’ efficiency criticised

Howard Lake | 22 October 2000 | News  13 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Cancer charities’ efficiency criticised A Manchester Business School study argues that cancer charities should combine functions to cut costs. Hugh McDonnell’s analysis of financial results from the top 25 cancer charities for the years 1992 and 1997 led him to conclude that “back office areas of operation, such as marketing, fundraising, distribution and use of information technology, are obvious areas where costs could be cut.”Find out more about The business of cancer charities in the UK from Manchester Business School. 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. read more

Oxford SU given award for work on democracy

first_imgThe creation of Projects, which enable students to deliver real change in a number of individual areas, also impressed the assessors. The Quality Assessment Team decided to give the Oxford SU with a ‘good’ Quality Students’ Union and an award for their work over the past year, especially their “ground breaking work on Democracy”. Ryan Bird, CEO, at Oxford SU said: “I am so proud of what we have achieved so far this year, with the support of the SU staff team, students and volunteers. I am grateful for their continued hard work. The SU has built a reputation of providing strong services to our students and is committed to ensuring all students have a voice on issues that matter to them.” The Awards are an annual celebration of the work which Union’s undertake each day. “We will continue to strive to reach and engage more students in our life-changing work, from campaigning on access to education to improving access to libraries for students with disabilities to helping tackle climate change.” A representative from the National Union of Students (NUS) and an independent assessor visited the Oxford to review twelve elements of the SU, including leadership, engagement, and government. Student Projects allow students to start their own projects which matter to them. The SU helps students to kick start their projects by piecing together a project proposal document with a budget and plan. Support from the Student Engagement staff team continues throughout the process. Meeting with Oxford SU staff, University Staff, and students, the panel was impressed by the work on Student Council, and the clear and easy Governance. The Oxford Student Union has been awarded an NUS Quality Student Award following a two-day assessment.last_img read more

Bitter cold air, more snow for the weekend

first_img Facebook Facebook IndianaLocalNewsWeather By Jon Zimney – February 6, 2021 0 190 Previous articleOne person killed in shooting in 1200 block of S. Main St. in ElkhartNext articleMichigan City man killed after being struck by vehicle on U.S. 12 Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Bitter cold air, more snow for the weekend Google+ Twitter Google+ WhatsApp (Photo supplied/ABC 57) (Tom Coomes/ABC 57 Meteorologist) It only gets colder through Monday morning, highs in the teens, lows in the single digits and the wind chill below zero at times. The pattern also stays active with snow, the next round bringing up to three inches Saturday night, higher in the snow belt of southwest Michigan. Additional snowfall is likely Sunday night and Monday night. At this time, each round looks to be roughly another one to three inches, but Monday night might have the greatest snow potential into Tuesday morning. The deep freeze lasts through next weekend.Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:Saturday: Mostly cloudy, evening snow. High 16.Sunday: Cloudy, evening snow. High 12.Monday: Mostly cloudy, evening snow. High 18.This evening, snow arrives from northwest to southeast. 1 to 4 inches are expected, with the greatest totals toward Lake Michigan where a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect. Also: Bitterly cold overnight with wind chills dipping into the teens below-zero. #inwx #ohwx #miwx pic.twitter.com/RG86mbnXeP— NWS Northern Indiana (@NWSIWX) February 6, 2021 Pinterestlast_img read more

Sierra Boggess on Exiting School of Rock for Phantom

first_img School of Rock – The Musical View Comments Star Files In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers, but we love checking in with stars as they finish up a successful run. Broadway fave Sierra Boggess is saying farewell to the halls of School of Rock’s prestigious prep school Horace Green to once again step into the Paris Opera House as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera—only this time, she will literally be in Paris. Yes, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Angel of Music is swapping one of his hit shows for another. Before Boggess hears the final bell at School of Rock on August 8, we asked her to take Broadway.com’s Exit Interview and tell us what she’ll miss about being part of the faculty.How did you feel when you first got this job?So excited to get to originate such a different type of character than I have played before!How do you feel now that you’re leaving?Bittersweet. I’m excited for the next phase but sad to leave this group of people.What are three words you would use to describe your experience?Joyful, renewed, inspired.What was the easiest thing about this job?Coming to work! There is so much joy on that stage—it is fun to be around.What was the hardest thing?When any of the kids got too big and had to leave. That sucked.  What was the highlight of your time at this job? The kids. Hands down. Doing a show with this many children and being reminded that joy is our birthright.What skills do you think are required for future job applicants? A balance of openness offstage and sternness onstage!What advice would you give to future employees in your job position? Be sure to take time to enjoy the process.How do you think you’ve grown?I feel inspired and rejuvenated.Why are you leaving?I am about to sing all in French my favorite role of all time, Christine in The Phantom of the Opera in Paris! What will you miss the most?The people. Always, the people. Sierra Boggess(Photos: Bruce Glikas & Matthew Murphy)center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 20, 2019 Related Shows Sierra Boggesslast_img read more

This is the one thing buyers put above all other considerations when choosing a suburb

first_imgBeing close to schools is a major consideration when buying.MORE than a third of Queensland parents rate being close to schools as a big drawcard when buying property.New research revealed after cost it was more important to parents in Queensland than any other state.The survey by finder.com.au found it was the most important consideration for 34 per cent of Queensland parents when they were looking to buy.The second most important consideration for Queensland buyers was that the area have a low crime rate, with 17 per cent citing this as their major issue.Only 10 per cent of buyers thought it was a priority to buy close to family, while three per cent were most concerned about being close to parks and playgrounds.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoFinder, money expert Bessie Hassan said overall the findings found throughout Australia, after costs of housing, being close to a school was their other biggest concern.“A good school zone is the first thing one in three parents look for when house hunting,’’ she said.“The findings show education is more important than the local crime rate for Aussie parents who are relocating.’’Ms Hassan said some parents chose a house specifically to be enrolled at a particular school, not only to guarantee admission but because they placed a high value on convenience.“It’s one thing to be in a high ranking school – it’s another to be in walking distance.”She said buyers and renters were so keen on getting within a particular school’s catchment area that they would happily forego being close to family and work.About one in five parents were wanting to move before their eldest child started primary or high school.last_img read more