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New drive to promote student fundraisers in Scotland

first_imgBruce Tait Associates launched The Charity Career Start Programme just over 12 months ago to help people who are keen to become fundraisers, but don’t yet have the experience that charities are looking for. It offers 10-week placements within the fundraising department at a major Scottish charity. Participants also receive induction, training and mentoring on the sector generally and in specific roles such as fundraising, marketing or event organisation.Director of the company, Eilish McDowell, said that so far 15 people had been offered placements, with around half of those being offered a fundraising role at the end of the placement.www.brucetaitassociates.com  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 May 2009 | News Tagged with: Recruitment / people Scotland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img 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. New drive to promote student fundraisers in Scotland Bruce Tait Associates has joined forces with the University of St Andrews Student Charities Campaign to award diplomas to the four students recognised by their peers as having made the most outstanding contributions to the Charities Campaigns’ fundraising efforts.The charities benefiting from the £70,000 raised in the 2008/9 Campaign were UNICEF, Breast Cancer Campaign, Refuge, Alzheimer Scotland, Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland and Joy to the World.At the Awards event there was plenty of encouragement for students to consider the Third Sector for their future careers as fundraisers. Advertisementlast_img read more

Camp Bisco: A Predictor And Measure Of Success For Some Of Our Favorite Performers

first_imgSince its inception back in 1999, Camp Bisco has been one of the Northeast’s premiere summer music festivals. Since day one, the festival has been securing the freshest talent for its lineups, tapping some of our favorite acts from the jam, funk, hip-hop, livetronica, and greater EDM scenes. From July 13th-15th this year, Bisco will be returning to Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA, bringing with them a stacked lineup featuring six sets of The Disco Biscuits in addition to performances by Bassnectar, Pretty Lights Live, GRiZ, Lotus, Gramatik, and many more (purchase tickets here).The namesake of the festival, the Philly-born Disco Biscuits are true pioneers of “trance-fusion,” as the band’s sound seamlessly melds jam and electronic. Thus, Camp Bisco became one of the first music festivals in North America to feature big names in both the jam and electronic scenes. In fact, some could argue that the Biscuits and Camp Bisco have always been ahead of the times, consistently drawing huge crowds with their diverse lineups for years by including EDM in a modern festival setting before it was standard.Look at some of the artists on the early lineups, and then consider where they are now in their careers. Take Bassnectar, for example. When he played on the third stage at Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY in 2007, despite an incredible set, nobody in the crowd would have been able to predict the immense success that Lorin would go on to have. After his debut at the festival, year after year, Bassnectar sets at Camp Bisco got bigger and bigger, coinciding with his meteoric rise to one of the most well-known names in the electronic music world. This year, Bassnectar will be returning once again to Camp Bisco for what is sure to one of his most powerful performances yet.[courtesy of Good Wolf Session]Acts like STS9, Lotus, Umphrey’s McGee, the New Deal, and even Thievery Corporation (both DJ and live band sets) are all acts that were initially featured on the festival’s early line-ups and that have grown alongside Camp Bisco. Now, these artists are playing sold-out venues across the country to huge crowds, and there is something to be said about Camp Bisco ability to identify highly successful acts before they’ve taken off.Camp Bisco has always had its finger on the pulse of the next big thing in the music scene. Amon Tobin has performed multiple times, including a mind-blowing performance for his ISAM set, which completely changed what can be accomplished visually in the live music scene. Simon Posford and his various psy-trance and dub projects including Hallucinogen, Younger Brother, and first-ever U.S. performance of the Shpongle Live Band have all made appearances at Camp over the years. The Shpongle Live Band set was about as special as it gets, with Raja Ram flying in special for the performance.Outside of the bands or artists that have grown on a parallel trajectory with Camp Bisco, the lineup has always featured massive international acts every year. LCD Soundsystem, Cut Copy, The Roots, Wolfgang Gartner, Skrillex, Crystal Castles, Odesza, Dillon Francis, Snoop Dogg, members of Wu-Tang Clan, and so many more have performed there, making the festival more-or-less a right of passage. It’s a major feat to present such a diverse lineup year after year the way Camp Bisco has consistently been able to do.The Biscuits deserve recognition for putting together and sustaining their own music festival. Fans frequently don’t recognize the degree of difficulty for any band or artist, regardless of genre, to put on an annual event of this scale while also touring nationally, especially during the early years of Camp. These guys curated the lineup for many years as the festival grew from its first year as a tiny independent festival with a few hundred in attendance to one of the biggest music festivals in North America, hosting over 20,000 attendees in recent years. Not a lot of bands out there that can say that at all.[courtesy of Calder Wilson]Now, the question begs to be asked: Who are the “up and coming” acts on this year’s Camp Bisco lineup who are poised to take their careers to the next level? Bands like Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Turkuaz, and The Floozies are undeniably already on their way. But what about artist’s such as The Russ Liquid Test, Maddy O’Neal, Swift Technique, or a Jaw Gems? Those are just a couple of the younger acts that everyone should be on the lookout for this year at Camp Bisco. Guaranteed, those performers will also be seeing plenty of success as their careers move upwards and onwards in future years.Tickets for Camp Bisco are currently on sale and can be purchased here. For event details and updates, check out the festival website, and join the Facebook Event page.last_img read more

LGPS advisory board pursues ESG-related guidance updates

first_img“If you just look at the regulations and guidance you could think we’re behind when in fact, in lots of ways, LGPS funds and pools are way ahead in terms of responsible investment,” Houston told IPE. Luke Hall, local government minister as of late July 2019According to Houston, statutory guidance issued in 2017 by the department responsible for the LGPS requires local authority funds in England and Wales to include in their investment strategy statement an explanation of their policy on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) considerations. However, there is no specific requirement to include a policy statement on how risks associated specifically with climate change are taken into account in investment decision-making.The DWP’s amended investment regulations specifically mention climate change as an environmental consideration that could be financially material to investors. The Pensions Regulator’s guidance for defined contribution (DC) schemes is more explicit, stating that trustees need to understand the implication of “the systemic risk of climate change” on investment decisions.In addition to coming up with recommendations to present to the local government minister, the SAB also intends to provide the funds in the LGPS with its own guidance on responsible investment in the autumn.“That will set out the existing regulatory and overriding duties on local authorities when they’re making investment decisions to take into account things like ESG – how much they have to take into account, how much they have to report,” said Houston.The guidance is intended as a resource for individuals such as a newly elected councillor becoming a member of the pensions committee. The aim is to help decision-makers understand what their legal obligations are and what type of investment practices they can adopt with regard to ESG considerations, while continuing to meet these duties. The advisory board for the UK’s local government pension scheme (LGPS) intends to recommend that statutory guidance for the scheme be modified to reflect the government’s policy on climate change and wider responsible investment considerations.According to Jeff Houston, secretary to the scheme advisory board (SAB), the board plans to come up with proposed amendments to the guidance over the coming months and to present them to the new local government minister for consideration.Robert Jenrick replaced James Brokenshire as the secretary of state for housing, communities and local government upon Boris Johnson becoming the UK’s new prime minister on 24 July, and Luke Hall was appointed minister for local government and homelessness, replacing Rishi Sunak. The SAB’s plan comes after the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) adopted regulations that introduced new responsible investment-related requirements for trustees of most private sector occupational pension schemes.last_img read more

Lionel Messi is above Ronaldo, CR7, Ronaldinho – Xavi

first_imgRead Also: Barcelona vice president tests positive for COVID-19“He is a player who, if you convince him, he can even be a brilliant defender. He has physical and mental speed. He has everything,” Xavi told Ara.“If you convince him to run, what will the others do? They will run twice as much.”Prior to the suspension of La Liga, Quique Setien’s side had reclaimed top spot, with Real Madrid trailing them by two points.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona star Lionel Messi is the best player of all-time while Ronaldinho belongs among the greats, according to Xavi.Advertisement Promoted ContentWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistTop 10 Nations That Are Most Difficult To Invade14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now Xavi, currently manager of Qatari club Al Sadd, has been linked with returns to Barcelona as manager and recently declared it is something he’d like to do when he could be given complete control.“I am clear that I want to return to Barcelona, I am very excited,” Xavi told Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia. “Now that I have seen myself coaching I think I can bring things to the players.“But I made it clear to them that I saw myself in a project that started from zero and in which the decision-making was mine.“I would like to work together with people in whom I have confidence, with whom there is loyalty and who are very valid people. There can’t be anyone toxic around the dressing room.”Xavi has previously stressed that getting the most out of Messi was key to coaching Barcelona successfully. Loading… His former team-mate, Xavi, has no doubt the Argentina international is the greatest player ever.“Ronaldinho is at the level of the best, perhaps what he lacked was constancy,” the Al-Sadd coach told Globo Esporte.“Perhaps he lacked constancy in being at his peak. For me, only Messi is above Ronaldinho because of the constancy of the last few years.”Xavi added: “Messi is the best in history, but Ronaldinho is with the best. The rest follow.“He [Ronaldinho] is with the best – with Ronaldo ‘Fenomeno’, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, that group.”Messi had scored 24 goals in 31 games this season before football around the world was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Messi is a record six-time Ballon d’Or winner and is considered among the modern-day greats, alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.last_img read more