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One Foundation opens grant programme

first_imgOne Foundation opens grant programme 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. The grants awarded will range from ‚€1000 to ‚€20,000. They will be awarded based on ability to demonstrate some of the following:1) Good practice2) Innovation3) A model that can be replicated4) Policies & Strategies for increasing accessibility, promoting access.Applications can be downloaded from the Foundation’s site and the deadline for applications is 12th September. Howard Lake | 12 August 2007 | News  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The One Foundation in Ireland has opened up its grant giving to support organisations and groups who promote the inclusion of minority children and young people into the on-going activities of child and youth-serving organisations. The One Foundation previously sought out organisations to support. The One Foundation’s mission over 10 years is to improve the lives of vulnerable people – children, minority communities and people with mental health problems -in Ireland. It has also supported programmes in Vietnam. This is first time One have offered this type of grant and they feel it is an opportunity to gather learning and knowledge on best practices to support and enable equal access for minority children and young people. This fund can be used to address this issue where ever an organisation is currently at and to help organisations get where they want to be in terms of developing projects, programmes or an intercultural policy. Advertisement Tagged with: Irelandlast_img read more

The business of being Beyoncé

first_img Critic Touré explains appeal of musician to Generation X “Surprise!” Visitors browsing the Apple iTunes store just after midnight on Dec. 13, 2013, saw a startling image flicker across their screens. It was a music business stunner announcing that singer Beyoncé’s fifth solo album was available to download.News of the recording, a self-titled set of 14 songs with 17 companion videos dubbed a “visual album,” caught music industry veterans and even her diehard fans off guard. Without advance publicity, a single to promote, or any music leaked to the Internet, Beyoncé managed to keep the project under wraps until she was ready to unveil it across 119 countries.“Beyoncé has delivered countless surprises in her 15 years on top of the music world, but she’s never dropped a bombshell like this,” Rolling Stone’s Rob Sheffield wrote at the time. “The whole project is a celebration of the Beyoncé Philosophy, which basically boils down to the fact that Beyoncé can do anything the hell she wants to.”Secretly partnering with Apple, Facebook, and Instagram, the rollout was a huge artistic and financial gamble for Parkwood Entertainment, the management company that Beyoncé heads, and for her label, Columbia Records, which share the risks and rewards of her recorded-music sales. As it turned out, the critically acclaimed album debuted at No. 1 the following week, selling more than 600,000 copies in its first three days. But did the high-stakes wager pay off long-term?A new Harvard Business School (HBS) case study to be published next week examines what it took to pull off the ambitious and costly campaign, the prevailing market conditions, the structural and technical obstacles, as well as the many difficult decisions Beyoncé and her management team confronted along the way. With insights from top executives at Parkwood Entertainment, Columbia Records, Facebook and Apple, the HBS case asks M.B.A. students to decide what they would have done if they were working for Beyoncé.“She’s clearly among the most powerful people in the music industry at the moment … so to understand the operation behind such a powerful figure is always very interesting,” said Anita Elberse, the Lincoln Filene Professor of Business Administration at HBS who co-wrote the case study with a former student, Stacie Smith, M.B.A. ’14.Elberse studies marketing strategies in the entertainment, media, and sports industries and has written extensively about the growing trend of hosting “blockbuster events” to grab the public’s attention. She says the unconventional album release and the very hands-on role that Beyoncé plays in overseeing her own business interests present a number of instructive dilemmas for M.B.A. students to consider. Elberse will teach the case in her course “Strategic Marketing in Creative Industries” early next month. “For instance, how did they keep that a secret for so long? It’s quite amazing that they pulled that off.” The unique rollout was driven “first and foremost” by Beyoncé’s desire to make an artistic statement through a complete work, not just one 3½-minute single, Elberse said. “They could’ve made their lives a lot easier just going for a conventional release.”The recording release also raises questions about whether it was a smart move for Apple, Facebook, and Columbia Records, and has other broad implications for students to consider, Elberse said, such as how the unusual strategy will affect future releases by other musicians. Is a maneuver like this only available to superstar talent? How do record companies put together marketing plans and structure partnerships with their artists? What effect might the release have on Beyoncé’s relationship with companies left out of the launch, and with her fans?In fact, the major retailers Target and Amazon refused to stock the record even after iTunes’ exclusive weeklong sales window closed. And, unlike most digital releases, consumers were required to buy the whole record, not just cherry-pick a song or two.“I think most people regard this release as a huge success artistically, and I am among them. But whether it was worth it from a business perspective is for the students to figure out,” said Elberse.“You could look at the album and say, ‘How did it perform?’ But you also have to think longer-term and say ‘What did that do to her ability to control the next release that she’s planning?’ or ‘What does that do to her potential as a touring artist?’ Those are harder questions to answer.“Luckily, we have very smart students at Harvard,” she added, with a laugh. Related Prince as ‘knowing big brother’last_img read more

Construction causes issues for parking

first_imgConstruction of the Wellness Center in the D2 South lot has forced students to park further away from their on-campus destinations. Another project planned for the B1 lot this spring will also temporarily restrict parking. Notre Dame Security Police director Phil Johnson said students still have space to park on the North side of campus, though there is decreased capacity in D2 South. “With respect to D2 Lot and construction of the Wellness Center, occupancy surveys indicate that there is capacity in the adjacent lots, D2 Middle and D2 North, to accommodate spaces lost in D2 South due to construction,” Johnson said. But construction began to frustrate students after the semester break. Senior Colleen Coley said commuting to and from her job off-campus at the Logan Center is problematic due to the lack of parking spaces. “My conception of a good parking spot is so different than it used to be,” Coley said. “It used to be the first two rows but now, it’s the first two lots.” Coley said the most convenient lots for her schedule are full when she returns from work on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This forces her to scramble for a spot to make it to class on time, she said. “The problem is it … is frustrating for people who have nowhere else to go and need to park every day,” Coley said. Sophomore Dan Smyth said the location for the new Wellness Center is inconvenient for students. “Since they fenced off half the lot, you can’t drive all the way through any of the close aisles,” Smyth said. “It’s always a gamble when you’re browsing for a spot.” Doug Marsh, associate vice president and University architect, said another project is scheduled to begin in the B1 lot by the Stadium. Plans to install a new storm sewer system will temporarily affect the number of parking spaces there. “There is a temporary loss of 100 spaces,” Marsh said. “These spaces will be restored by the third week of March.” An email sent to the student body on Feb. 12 said the project schedule was modified to minimize impact on faculty and staff parking during the academic year. Johnson said construction by the Stadium lot will not present significant long-term challenges for students or professors. “We have opened the visitor’s lot to provide additional spaces for faculty who are displaced from lot B1,” Johnson said. “The impact from the Stadium project should not have a significant impact on students who use [neighboring] lot C1.” To adapt to these changes, students like sophomore Jack McLaren strategically plan when to search for a spot on campus. “I’ve noticed since the construction started that it’s harder to find a spot,” McLaren said.  “I just try to time it so I get back when people are leaving, so I get a good spot.” Senior Ellen Reinke said walking back to campus from the more removed lot next to the Stepan Center creates safety concerns. “You’re standing out in the middle of Stepan,” Reinke said.  “Sometimes when I’ve come back really late, I‘ve debated calling Safe Walk because it’s a really far way to walk by yourself in the dark.” Johnson said calling Safe Walk is a wise choice for students returning from the further lots. “Safety is of paramount importance.  I encourage everyone to make use of Safe Walk, especially if you are walking to or arriving at a perimeter campus parking lot during hours of darkness,” Johnson said.  “A Safe Walk team will walk you to any point on campus.”last_img read more

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