Review of UK fundraising landscape to launch in April

first_img Melanie May | 8 March 2021 | News The THINK Market Trends and Insights Monitor is launching in April 2021.The Monitor, from THINK Consulting Solutions, is designed to provide a comprehensive review of the UK fundraising landscape, including information about key fundraising market trends, statistics and horizon scanning across six core income streams over 12 months, as well as networking opportunities and access to a digital library. It is aimed at all fundraising practitioners – both senior and those new to the sector.The Monitor includes:A 200+ page annual report, available from April 2021Bimonthly issues of THINK Fundraising Focus, looking into fundraising streams and themesSix ‘Insight Live’ virtual sessions hosted by the THINK team for sharing and discussing latest developmentsDigital resource library accessAs well as providing an overview of the UK fundraising market as a whole, the Monitor will provide insights into six core income streams: Individual Giving, Legacies, Philanthropy, Corporate, Community & Events, and Trading.Michelle Chambers, THINK’s Managing Director, said:“Market trends and future insights is something that THINK has been asked to provide repeatedly over the years. Our new Monitor will deliver up to the minute analysis of what’s new and what is coming down the tracks, with an opportunity for ongoing debate at our “Insight Live” sessions. We believe this brings to the sector a fresh and unique way to digest this crucial information.” Advertisement Further information is available by contacting THINK’s Research Manager Arani Mylvaganam on [email protected] or by visiting the website. Review of UK fundraising landscape to launch in April AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  274 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 read more

Gen Z: Past Recession Not Impacting Current Credit Activity

first_img credit Gen Z mortgage 2020-02-03 Seth Welborn  Print This Post Previous: The Week Ahead: Insight Into Mortgage Performance Next: Investor Update: Non-Traditional Renters Take Over Market The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Gen Z: Past Recession Not Impacting Current Credit Activity Related Articles Tagged with: credit Gen Z mortgage Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Home / Daily Dose / Gen Z: Past Recession Not Impacting Current Credit Activity Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago February 3, 2020 865 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Growing up during a recession has not discouraged Generation Z customers away from credit products, including mortgages, according to a study from TransUnion. Gen Z, or those born after 1995, have been influenced not just by favorable economic conditions, but technological advancements, TransUnion notes.“Gen Z is the first generation of digital natives, and they have come to expect a seamless consumer experience across all walks of life – including how they access, use and manage credit,” said Jason Laky, EVP and Head of Financial Services at TransUnion. “Our belief is that the desire for credit among this generation is significant across the board, and improving economic conditions will likely serve as a springboard for more credit, especially in emerging credit markets. It’s critical for lenders in both emerging and established economies to have the ability to make more informed decisions on prospective customers and earn their trust as well as their business.”While credit cards are the most popular credit product among Gen Z, mortgages are the fastest growing product, expanding by 52% year-over-year. Gen Z is also on-par with Millennials in home loans: 2% of both credit-active millennials and Gen Z hold mortgages.“The oldest set of Gen Z consumers came of age during an elongated economic expansion and relaxed underwriting environment, which allowed for a comparatively easier entrance into the credit market than their Millennial counterparts,” said Matt Komos, VP of U.S. research and consulting for TransUnion. “Gen Z has been able to access credit cards and auto loans with greater ease, particularly because lenders have been extending their buy-box into non-prime – which has been beneficial to these Gen Z consumers as they enter the credit market.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

[Infographic] How culture is your credit union’s competitive advantage

first_img 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Every organization is searching for the secret sauce. What is it that is going to help you stand out from the crowd, especially when technology is changing so rapidly and, as a result, consumer expectations of your organization. Your credit union can uncover a timeless differentiator by focusing on building an engaged, mission-based organizational culture. Here’s how it works… continue reading »last_img

Chelsea see off Canaries

first_img Jose Mourinho’s men made the 120-mile journey to Carrow Road by plane on Saturday and made a flying start when Oscar gave them a fourth-minute lead after Demba Ba’s lay-off from Frank Lampard’s lofted pass. Victory from then seemed a formality for Chelsea but it appeared anything but until a late rally. Substitutes Eden Hazard and Willian were on target as Chelsea beat Norwich 3-1 to claim a first away win of the Barclays Premier League season. Ba might have netted early in the second half following a cross from Ramires, who was relieved not to concede a penalty when challenging Anthony Pilkington in the box. Norwich levelled when Pilkington headed in from close range and had further opportunities, but Hazard finished off a ruthless counter attack and Willian curled in his first Chelsea goal to complete the win. There were moments of alarm for England boss Roy Hodgson ahead of the World Cup qualifiers with Montenegro and Poland. Ruddy, who had an opportunity to show he should be England’s number one ahead of Joe Hart, should have done better in two aerial duels in the Norfolk sunshine with Ba and allowed Hazard’s weak shot to beat him, while Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole departed 15 minutes from time clutching his ribcage. Preferred to Samuel Eto’o in place of the injured and suspended Fernando Torres, Ba quickly got the better of his marker, Sebastien Bassong, who was the solitary Norwich change following the win at Stoke. Chelsea might have had a penalty in the opening skirmishes, but referee Neil Swarbrick merely shook his head when Ba went down softly between Bassong and Michael Turner. It mattered not as Chelsea soon took the lead through Oscar, who began in the play-maker role behind Ba, with Juan Mata on the right. Lampard’s pass from inside his own half was brought down by Ba inside the City box and the striker, with Turner backing off, laid the ball off for Oscar to hit it first time with the outside of his right boot into the bottom corner. It was a fine goal, but Norwich made it all too easy for the visitors. Mata was then granted space to pick his pass after drifting in field and found Ba, whose effort was well saved by Ruddy. Ruddy lost an aerial duel with Ba, who turned and shot only for Bassong to block. Norwich enjoyed some openings down Chelsea’s right, with Martin Olsson and Leroy Fer’s pace troublesome, but it was from down their own right flank that they nearly equalised when Ricky van Wolfswinkel’s cross was prodded wide by Jonny Howson. Ruddy recovered to concede a corner after Ba won another aerial challenge with Turner and the goalkeeper before Norwich pressed again without testing Petr Cech. David Luiz had Ruddy back-pedalling with a shot from a yard inside Norwich’s half as the ball landed on the roof of the net. Cech was called into action for the first time when Bassong shot straight at him from a corner as the half came to a close which Chelsea dominated without adding to Oscar’s early effort. The visitors so nearly made a flying start to the second half as Andre Schurrle and Ramires combined down the left and the latter crossed for Ba. With just Ruddy to beat, Ba failed to cleanly connect and the ball went wide. Ramires was soon in action at the other end, dispossessing Pilkington, who went down, but Swarbrick was unmoved as the hosts appealed for a penalty. John Terry got in ahead of Van Wolfswinkel and then blocked from Pilkington as Norwich threatened again before equalising. Olsson’s deep cross from the left created havoc and found Van Wolfswinkel. The Holland striker met the ball at the back post and centred for Pilkington, who got the wrong side of Luiz and headed past Cech, who should have done better. Cole’s departure forced a change in tactics for Chelsea, who threw players forward. Branislav Ivanovic, popping up on the left, forced a save from Ruddy and then Hazard, Cole’s replacement, fired narrowly wide. Norwich had chances, too. Nathan Redmond, on for Robert Snodgrass, had an effort saved by Cech before Olsson lost his balance in the act of shooting. Redmond was lively and won a corner with five minutes remaining – but it led to a goal for Chelsea. The Blues broke and Alexander Tettey was unable to deal with Oscar’s cross-field pass, allowing Hazard to pounce. The Belgium forward’s shot squirmed under Ruddy, who could only scramble forlornly as the ball went over the line. A minute later, Ruddy could do nothing as Willian put a gloss on proceedings by curling into the top corner. Press Associationlast_img read more

Wenger sets a goal target for Lacazette

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal’s striker Alexandre Lacazette controls the ball on July 29, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 11 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has challenged Alexandre Lacazette to get a similar tally to Zlatan Ibrahimovic in his first Premier League season.With the Gunners set to kick off their Premier League campaign against Leicester City today (Friday), Wenger is confident his new recruit will be a good fit. “With Lacazette it is simple,” Wenger said. “He is an intelligent player who can integrate our game well as we have a game backed on mobility, technique. After that we get the efficiency.”The efficiency in question is 28 goals from 30 appearances in his final season with Lyon, although Wenger admits that target might not be realistic in the Premier League.“His record in France is to score one in 80 minutes,” Wenger said. “If he can maintain that record that would be ideal for us. As a game is in 90 that would guarantee you a goal.“Goalscoring record is not necessarily transferable from the French League to the English league, that’s for sure.“But you could say that Ibrahimovic transferred an identical amount of goals from France to England. So that’s the target Lacazette should set.”The Swedish striker scored 17 in 28 Premier League appearances for Manchester United, having scored 38 from 31 Ligue 1 appearances the previous season with Paris Saint-Germain.Last season Alexis Sanchez scored 24 league goals, or one every 134 minutes. Olivier Giroud scored 12, at a rate of one every 100 minutes, followed by Walcott who scored 10 at a rate of 193 minutes per strike.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Joburg unveils Mandela statue

first_img2 April 2004Johannesburg’s Sandton Square has been renamed the Nelson Mandela Square, and celebrated its 10th anniversary – and 10 years of democracy in South Africa – by unveiling the world’s first public statue of the man who led his country across the apartheid divide.Any toast to Mandela would have to be larger than life – and those who gathered to see his eldest granddaughter, Ndileka, uncover the statue on Wednesday agreed that the six-metre bronze statue exuded his positive vibe.With champagne glass raised high, the MC at the launch of the new Nelson Mandela Square, Basetsana Kumalo, declared: “This is a very happy statue. The dancing stance pays tribute to the spirit of joy and celebration inherent in the people of South Africa – this is the Madiba jive.”Paying tribute to her grandfather, Ndileka said: “While we honour Nelson Mandela in this statue, we are also honouring South Africa. He’s not just a grandfather to us, but to the whole nation.”Known for his humility, Madiba himself did not attend the ceremony. “He’s taking a break”, Ndileka explained.Given Mandela’s reputation as a champion of the disadvantaged, it was hardly surprising that many were surprised that Sandton Square – seen by many as a symbol of commercial and social elitism – was being renamed in his honour. “Why here? Why not in Alexandra?” some were heard to murmur.Gary Vipond, Nelson Mandela Square manager, explained: “The square is optimistic, expressive and confident, like the Madiba jive, and represents a sophisticated, eclectic, cosmopolitan success story.“The donors, who wish to remain anonymous, selected Sandton Square as their preferred site due to its geographical location in the centre of the Sandton CBD, and the fact that it is one of the largest public open spaces in South Africa”, Vipond said.The Nelson Mandela Foundation hopes to benefit directly from the statue’s tourist appeal: a donation box has been placed beside the statue. Liberty Properties, the landlords, have set the tone with a first donation of R50 000.Quick factsThe statue of Nelson Mandela is six metres tall (higher than 5.9m of the world’s tallest recorded giraffe).It weighs 2.5 tons (the weight of an adult African white rhino).It measures 2.3 metres from elbow to elbow (the maximum wing span of the African fish eagle), and has a shoulder width of 1.7m (almost the width of a luxury sedan).The statue’s shoes measure virtually one metre in length – a boot size very few could fillThe statue was sculpted by Kobus Hattingh and Jacob Maponyane.Commissioned in July 2002, the statue was completed in February 2004, and moved to the Square in the middle of the night to be installed ahead of the unveiling.It’s not the first time that a shopping centre has been named after a well-loved leader. There’s also:The Washington Square shopping centre in Oregon, US, named after George Washington.The Roosevelt Square shopping centre in Seattle, US, named after Franklin D Roosevelt.The Regal Eisenhower shopping centre in Savannah, Georgia, US, named after Dwight Eisenhower.The Churchill shopping centre in Brighton, UK, named after Winston Churchill.Source: City of Johannesburg websitelast_img read more

French boost for SA development

first_img5 April 2006The French government is to spend €400-million (about R3-billion) over four years on infrastructure and environment development projects in South Africa, visiting French Minister for Cooperation and Development Bridgette Girardin said in Johannesburg on Tuesday.The funds, to be rolled out over the next four years, will be channelled through the French Development Agency (AFD). Girardin handed a draft document containing the financial pledge to Deputy Finance Minister Jabu Moleketi on Tuesday.“France, in accordance with the needs of South Africans, will concentrate her support over the next four years to development projects in three fields: basic infrastructure and services, employment, the environment and the fight against climate change,” Girardin said.She also indicated that, while 80% of France’s support would go to these three fields, her government was also prepared to commit funds in other areas such as health and cultural activities.“President [Jacques] Chirac wants to pose a levy on flight tickets to help in the facilitation of cheap drugs to this country . more than 6 million people need drugs and only half have access to them,” Girardin added.The French government’s development relations with South Africa date back to 1994.Through the AFD, the French government, in partnership with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), has over the past five years supported projects worth more than R3.2-billion.“AFD operations over the past 10 years have allowed for the financing of municipal infrastructure which has improved access to basic services,” Girardin said.These have included municipal infrastructure projects such as housing and basic utilities; support for the productive sector; financing for small and micro enterprises; and skills and capacity building.The AFD and the DBSA are currently setting up a joint project to facilitate R25-million in support of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad).The French minister confirmed that funds were available for “12 different infrastructure projects in the fields of information technology” through the partnership between the two developmental financial agencies.“It seems clear that the partnership between France and South Africa spans across the entire African continent,” Girardin said, complimenting the DBSA, AFD and the African Development Bank for the efforts they were putting into development projects on the continent.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Bafana frenzy grips the nation

first_imgBafana Bafana has captured the heartsof South Africans. The nation is behind the boys. “Fevah, go Bafana,” that’s her message. ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandelahas also voiced her message of support.(Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• SafaMorio SanyaneCommunications director+27 82 990 0835• Local Organising CommitteeJermaine CraigMedia Manager+27 11 567 2010+27 83 201 0121Bongani NkosiVuvuzelas blared from the residential block of flats in Sunnyside, Pretoria’s lively, cosmopolitan suburb. South Africans hung out of their windows and burst from the corridors to celebrate and blow their favourite plastic trumpets. It was a short-lived moment, but one I had been expecting.South Africa’s national football squad Bafana Bafana was playing Denmark in a friendly match that day, 5 June, and I had decided to go loll at a park in nearby Troy Street – I was against the idea of being glued to a television screen.I knew the noise made by the throng of football fans in the area would be a pretty good indication of the score: I anticipated a spirited round of vuvuzela toots for every Bafana goal, and a collective sigh of “aaaaahs” if our opponent scored.I was kept in suspense for some time, but eventually I heard the eruption of noise. I knew very well our boys had scored a critical goal – the only one of the match. It came in the 76th minute from striker Katlego “Killer” Mphela.The celebrations went on for about three minutes at that stage, but the lasting sense of excitement came as the referee blew the final whistle. We had won.The vuvuzelas were out again, and the hubbub resonated throughout central Pretoria. Masses of young football fans, clad in their Bafana gear, celebrated the victory with their trumpets, song and dance. And cars whizzing past showed their support too, with mini South African flags attached to their roof tops.It’s scenes like these that show the pride in the 23-man national squad, which will play the opening match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in a few days’ time.“We’re very elated and excited about what see throughout the country every day. Scores of people are wearing the Bafana jersey,” the team’s media officer Matlhomola Morake said.“[South Africans] are giving us courage,” Morake added. “We’d like to thank them and hope that this support will continue throughout the World Cup.”Support for Bafana is streaming in through various channels countrywide, as fans’ good-luck wishes are publicised on television, radio, newspapers, online social network sites and mobile phones. “That’s ayoba,” my colleague, Lesego Madumo, would say.‘We’re behind you’A day before the Demark clash, friends Mzukisi Zuzile and Masanda Nomeva joined hundreds of other South Africans outside Luthuli House, the African National Congress’ (ANC) headquarters, in Johannesburg to show their confidence in Bafana Bafana. And they weren’t shy about where their allegiances lay: “We’ll support them up until the end of the World Cup. South Africans will stand by them,” Nomeva said.“Bafana Bafana must play their hearts out, knowing very well that the nation is behind them,” Zuzile added.The team has gone without a loss in its last 12 matches, making the craze well-deserved. Notable wins include the 5 June Denmark friendly and a 5-0 record defeat of Thailand a few days’ before.The group stage matches involving Bafana were sold out even before World Cup ticket collection centres were opened, another indication of strong belief in the national side.This also means that vuvuzelas will be out in full force. “We need the vuvuzela – it is our 12th man, and it will help us a lot,” Bafana coach Carlos Alberto Parreira said during his announcement of the final player selection on 1 June.The national team has been drawn into Group A to face Mexico, France and Uruguay. It’s been tipped to pick up at least six points, but must win the first clash against Mexico to achieve this, experts say.Promise of victoryPresident of the South African Football Association Kirsten Nematandani has promised the nation that Bafana will make it proud. He is confident that the team is well-prepared and ready to tackle the stiff competition.“The boys are ready … they will make us proud,” he said during the celebrations at Luthuli House.“Come the 11 June, Mexico won’t know what hit them.”South African politicians are showing they’re not immune to the Bafana frenzy either, with the ruling ANC and official opposition, the Democratic Alliance, both sending out messages of support.“Bafana, you carry the hopes and aspirations of all South Africans …” said ANC chairperson Baleka Mbethe, on behalf of her party. “We have complete confidence and trust in you.”Good dose of Madiba Magic President Jacob Zuma and Fifa head Sepp Blatter are among the legions of World Cup fans who are hoping that Nelson Mandela will make it to the tournament’s opening ceremony at Soccer City on 11 June.It’s still not entirely clear whether the frail, 91-year-old statesman will be there, but Zuma has said it will be a bonus if he is.“We have hope that Mandela will be there,” said Mbethe.Mandela’s presence will undoubtedly give Bafana Bafana a good dose of “Madiba Magic” ­– a term coined during the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa, when the then-president donned a replica of the captain’s jersey to spread national pride and show his support for the host team.He did the same during the African Cup of Nations a year later, and many say this helped inspire the South Africans to win both tournaments. In recent years South Africans have increasingly used Madiba, Mandela’s clan name, as a fond term of reference.The Bafana World Cup squad was introduced to their former president on 3 June at a gathering at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, Johannesburg. On this day too, Mandela chose to wear the captain’s jersey.last_img read more

Ohio’s July rainfall totals…so far

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On Thursday, after another round of heavy rainfall in parts of Ohio, farmers from all over the state sent us their most current rain gauge figures for the month of July.last_img

Valdez, Santiago praise Maraño in PH win over Vietnam

first_img“There was doubt, the question on how we ended up in this predicament, and Tyang Aby just told us to claim this win, to believe in ourselves, that we can win,” said Valdez, who had 20 points, in Filipino Monday at Alonte Sports Arena.The Philippines were scrambling when Vietnam, the 44th-ranked team in the world, suddenly put on a masterful counter attack in the third set.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd the Vietnamese almost pulled off another comeback in the fourth set when they trimmed the Philippines’ 24-20 lead to just 25-23.Still, the 79th-ranked Philippines managed to hold on for the stunning victory. BEAST MODE. Aby Maraño attempts a spike against a Vietnamese blocker. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—Alyssa Valdez and Jaja Santiago were the ones who produced the numbers for the Philippines in its stunning upset of Vietnam, 27-25, 26-24, 17-25, 25-23, in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, yet the two credited one unsung figure in the victory.That person was the fiery Aby Maraño.ADVERTISEMENT Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gamescenter_img Philippines stuns Vietnam in AVC MOST READ LATEST STORIES “We told ourselves that this would be the biggest game we’ll play in,” said Santiago, who finished with 19 points. “We know that we’ll go through a really tough game but Tyang just told us to believe we can win.”Maraño, though, not only provided the emotional support as she put up 11 points to help the Philippines. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more