UKRag.net offers resources for student rag societies

first_img Howard Lake | 26 January 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Events Volunteering Rag societies have an excellent resource to help them improve their fundraising activities at UKRag.net.At the heart of the site is a series of Web-based forums which allow rag societies and their members to share advice, fundraising tips, and information on a wide range of organisational elements of running rag events and rag weeks. The system is well used with nearly 400 registered members and over 12,000 messages.Based on the open source phpBB system, the forums also include a calendar for upcoming rag events, a list of resource documents, and links to various useful Web sites, including UK Fundraising, and the sites of recipient and partner charities. Advertisement The discussions are broad-ranging, and can often prove useful beyond the focus of rag activities. For example, in October 2003 there was discussion about the charitable status of Greenworld Association, which has its Web site at www.greenworld-charity.org. Even today the organisation’s Web site mentions “our branches of charity” and “donate to charity”, but there is no registered charity number anywhere on its pages. The Forum members swung into action and contacted the organisation’s ISP and the Charity Commission. In the end though, the organisation seems to be legitimate, although it is still not a registered charity.The UKRag.net resource is a very good example of how volunteer fundraisers can collaborate and share expertise using the Internet.View the response to the concerns about Greenworld Association at UKRag.net.center_img  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. UKRag.net offers resources for student rag societieslast_img read more

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Bob Kraft Recounts 23 years as Farm Bureau Lobbyist

first_img By Gary Truitt – Sep 26, 2013 Bob Kraft Recounts 23 years as Farm Bureau Lobbyist Listen to the complete interviewAudio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2013/09/kraft.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Home News Feed Bob Kraft Recounts 23 years as Farm Bureau Lobbyist Facebook Twitter Facebook Twittercenter_img SHARE SHARE Previous articleReports now Surfacing of Some Lower Indiana YieldsNext articleTC Huffman Talks Harvest in Eastern Indiana Gary Truitt For the past 23 years, Bob Kraft has been the chief lobbyist for Indiana Farm Bureau the Statehouse. This week Kraft is ending his career. Indiana agriculture was a lot different in 1990 when Kraft first took over as the Public Policy Director for Indiana Farm Bureau. Over the years, he has been the face and voice of agriculture at the state capitollast_img read more

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C-Kore Lands Norske Shell Deal

first_imgC-Kore Systems has secured a contract with A/S Norske Shell for the deployment of its testing tools on Draugen field in Norway. The agreement, planned to begin in the fall of 2018, includes the delivery of C-Kore subsea tools to test the insulation resistance and continuity of electrical lines underwater.C-Kore’s monitoring units are used on installation and commissioning campaigns and fault-finding applications to monitor the electrical lines of subsea equipment. By testing directly onto subseaequipment, the need for platform led testing or down-lines is eliminated, the company said.Cynthia Pikaar, sales manager for C-Kore Systems said, “We have been working closely with Shell Aberdeen for a long time and are delighted to work with Shell in Norway on this deployment. Our equipment saves customers a lot of time on their subsea testing operations, allowing them to reduce the operation’s overall CO2 footprint.”last_img read more

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Angels’ catcher Max Stassi says his hitting has been ‘a disaster,’ so he’s ready to make changes

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros HOUSTON — Max Stassi could not hide from the disappointing offensive numbers he’s produced in his first three weeks with the Angels, and he’s ready to do something about it.“Offensively, it’s been a disaster for me,” Stassi said. “This isn’t who I am as a player and not who I visualize myself being. I am ready to make some serious adjustments to be the player I want to be. It’s not going to be easy, but I’m ready to take that next step and hopefully I’ll elevate my game.”Stassi, 28, was acquired in a trade with the Houston Astros at the July 31 deadline. The Angels got him mostly for his defense, and in that respect they say they are satisfied.However, he has just three singles in his first 36 at-bats with the Angels, with 14 strikeouts. Albeit in a small sample, Stassi has not even approached the .218 average and .652 OPS he produced in 390 at-bats with the Astros. This week, Stassi said he and the Angels hitting coaches have planned a retooling of his offensive game.“Swing, approach, everything honestly,” Stassi said.Stassi said he’s still early in the process and couldn’t even pinpoint exactly what needs to change, but he has acknowledged the need to do something different.“There are times you need to get uncomfortable in the box,” Stassi said. “Sometimes being comfortable isn’t a good thing. It’s time to make some changes and see what happens. I have faith it will pay off over time, and it’s not going to be easy, but it’s one of those things I have to do.“I have to break down some barriers and try to get some things right. There’s not a magic pill that I can take and everything is going to be fine. It will be a lot of hard work, ups and downs, and we’ll go from there.” ALSOThe Angels activated Kevan Smith, who had been on the injured list with back spasms. Anthony Bemboom was optioned to make room…Keynan Middleton “looked good” and was throwing 94-96 mph during his rehab outing on Friday night, Ausmus said. Middleton, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, is scheduled to pitch again on Sunday, and then the Angels will have a decision on activating him, Ausmus said…Related Articles Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter While the Angels wait for Stassi to produce more at the plate, they believe his most important role is working with the pitchers. To that end, Manager Brad Ausmus is satisfied.“He’s done a nice job,” Ausmus said. “He works well with the pitchers. He’s very prepared. He cares. He understands that his impact in the catcher’s box is greater than his impact in the batter’s box, which I think applies to the vast majority of catchers unless they are an extreme offensive catcher. The whole receiving metric is really good with him. I would say he’s been a huge plus defensively.”OHTANI UPDATEShohei Ohtani threw a 35-pitch bullpen session, continuing to throw his fastball, slider and curve at increased intensity. He has not yet thrown his splitter.“He looked good,” Ausmus said. “He threw his curveball and slider. He looked good. He looked free and easy.”Ohtani also was greeted by an addition to the Minute Maid Park visitors clubhouse on Saturday. Noted baseball artist Opie Otterstad just finished a new painting showing Ohtani as a hitter and a pitcher. Otterstad has been commissioned by teams and players all over the majors to do paintings, and they hang all around the ballparks.“It’s great,” Ohtani said of the painting. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Justin Anderson threw for the first time since going on the injured list with a right upper trap strain on Aug. 12…Andrelton Simmons recorded a video message to the Curaçao Little League team, which advanced to play for the Little League World Series title on Sunday. Curaçao beat Japan to reach the final, a game that was the subject of discussion between Simmons and Ohtani.UP NEXTAngels (RHP Jaime Barría, 4-6, 6.35) at Astros (LHP Framber Valdez, 3-6, 5.58), 11:10 a.m., Fox Sports West Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros last_img read more

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