New fundraising director at The Blue Cross

first_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people 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 Howard Lake | 8 February 2011 | News New fundraising director at The Blue Cross Animal charity The Blue Cross has appointed a new director of fundraising. Mike Crossley, who took up the post last month, is responsible for the charity’s income generation including the development of a new fundraising strategy for 2011 and beyond.Last year the charity raised £25.4 million to help sick and homeless animals nationwide through legacies, donations, investment income and fundraising initiatives.Crossley joins The Blue Cross from fellow animal charity, PDSA, where he was Director of Marketing. He brings over 25 years’ experience in marketing across a broad range of sectors, including the third sector.www.bluecross.org.uklast_img read more

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Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach This Weekend

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Parks officials baked a cake in the shape of the Jones Beach Water Tower to mark the 10th anniversary of the air show.UPDATE: “Due to inclement weather, today’s Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach is canceled. The show will go on as scheduled for Sunday, May 26, from 10 AM to 3 PM.” — Jones Beach Air Show officials. Long Islanders are expected to flock to Jones Beach for the 10th annual Bethpage Air Show this Memorial Day weekend, a welcome respite from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.Over the roars of the aircraft practicing for the show, George Gorman, deputy regional director of New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, shared his enthusiasm for the reopening of the Jones Beach Boardwalk and his optimism for this year’s show. He expects a quarter of a million spectators, same as in 2011, the last year that there was not a military performance.Debuting at the airshow will be Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows, the Raiders Demonstration Team, the Misty Blues All-Woman Skydiving Team and the Miss GEICO Speedboat.  Also, Dusty, star of “Disney’s Planes” will be making his first air show appearance. It will be The Royal Canadian Air Force F18 Demonstration Team’s second time performing for this event.According to Kirk Kordeleski, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bethpage Federal Credit Union, which sponsors the air show, the event is a great tribute to the nation’s service men and women. He also sees it as a chance to give back.“We must recognize that Long Islanders are still in need,” Kordeleski said. He suggested that visitors purchase $10 “Rebuilding Long Island Shore to Shore” t-shirts from tents on the boardwalk because proceeds go to United Way of Long Island’s partner program with Bethpage to support Long Island families affected by Hurricane Sandy.“We’re pleased to be here and are amazed that it was rebuilt,” said GEICO pilot Jim Record, representing the airshow’s performers.Gorman said the event contributes $15 million to Long Island’s economy. In honor of the airshow’s 10th anniversary, he served a cake featuring a replica of the famous Jones Beach Water Tower.This year the air show also have an app that gives users up-to-the-minute information on parking field availability, full access to listen to the show live and the ability to listen to live aircraft-to-tower communications from Republic Airport.The airshow is scheduled for Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Parking is $10.last_img read more

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Why the way you’re talking is hurting your credibility

first_img 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Holly Buchanan Holly Buchanan is the author of Selling Financial Services to Women – What Men Need to Know and Even Women Will Be Surprised to Learn. She is the co-author of The … Web: www.SellingFinancialServicesToWomen.com Details You’re making a sales phone call.  You’re talking to someone really important who you just ran into. You’re giving a presentation with a short time-limit.  You’re talking about an event you’re really passionate about and want to convince others to attend.  In all of these important situations you tend to do one thing…and it hurts your credibility.It hurts your credibility because while you think it shows your passion, it may actually be viewed as a sign of insecurity or lack of confidence.What are you doing?  You’re talking too fast and not taking up conversational real estate.  You’re rushing through what you have to say most likely because you know the person has limited time and attention so you want to get the information out as fast as possible. But this can really backfire on you.  It can sound unconvincing at best, desperate at worst.   What’s the solution?  Take up conversational real estateConversational real estateActress Amy Poehler once commented, “I’ve been doing this thing lately where I try to talk slower at meetings. I take a lot of meetings with women and we all talk really fast. But every guy talks so much slower. I think men are just a little bit more comfortable taking up conversational real estate. So I’ve been seeing how slow I can tolerate talking.” Whether you are a man or a woman, taking up conversational real estate is a sign of confidence and conviction in what you are saying.  Taking up conversational real estate does not mean using a lot of words. In many cases, being more concise is more effective. It isn’t about how much you say, it’s about the way in which you say it. Confident speakers take up verbal space and take long pauses.  They have the floor and they own it.  It’s a power thing.  And it’s key for conveying your convictions in your beliefs.  Slow down for the most important pointsThe more important the point, the more you should…slow…..down.  I know some of you are saying, “But I’m just a naturally fast talker.”  That’s fine, but make sure you slow down when you get to the most important part.  Force yourself to annunciate.  If you are making a recommendation, slow down.  If you want to get their attention, slow down.  It shows confidence and helps you stress the importance of what you are saying.  Give your message the time it deserves.    Get rid of the “ums”I have….um….a dream.   Not the same is it.  Give yourself the gift of being videotaped or recorded.  I do this often and while slightly horrifying, I learn something new every time I see myself on the screen.  Listen for the amount of times you use the word “um” or “you know” or “right?”  These fillers are credibility killers.  When you slow down, you give yourself time to think.  You aren’t as likely to try to fill in the pause with an “um” while you try to come up with what you are going to say next.     Get comfortable slowing down and pausing in your communication.  Take up conversational real estate. It’s a simple way to come across as instantly more credible.last_img read more

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Russia 2018: Countries Nigeria Can’t Face At The Group Stage

first_imgSouth American nation Peru became the 32nd and final nation to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia earlier on Thursday following their 2-0 aggregate win over New Zealand meaning attention will now shift to the draw ceremony on December 1.Nigeria and her fans would be keen on the December 1 draw proceedings however it must be pointed out that the country can’t face other countries from the same pot or countries from the same continent.For the draw proper, 32 teams will be divided into four pots and that is determined by the FIFA ranking for October though it’s certain that host nation Russia will be in Pot 1 in addition to been seeded in Group A.Based on the previously mentioned ranking, Nigeria are in pot four alongside Serbia, Australia, Japan, Morocco, Panama, Korea and Saudi Arabia, and that means they can’t face them at the tournament (Group Stage).The other three pots:Pot 1 : Russia, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland, FrancePot 2 : Spain, Peru, Switzerland, England, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, CroatiaPot 3 : Denmark, Iceland, Costa Rica, Sweden, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, IranNigeria will draw one country each from the three pots bar the African countries (Tunisia, Senegal and Egypt) to add to the already stated fact that they can’t be pitched against another team from Pot 4.The draw ceremony is expected to take place on 1 December 2017 at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. Countries Nigeria Can’t Face (Group Stage):1. Saudi Arabia2. Serbia3. Australia4. Japan5. Panama6. Morocco7. South Korea8. Egypt9. Senegal10. Tunisia RelatedQatar 2022: Rohr Absent As Super Eagles Set To Discover World Cup Qualifying OpponentsJanuary 20, 2020In “Africa”2019 FIBA World Cup Draws: D’Tigers To Face Argentina or Canada Group StageMarch 15, 2019In “BasketBall”2018 FIFA World Cup Review (CAF): Morocco Pip Cote D’Ivoire To Final SlotNovember 12, 2017In “FIFA”last_img read more

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