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  • Promotion of voluntary sector to be a new charitable purpose

    first_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Howard Lake | 14 October 2004 | News 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. Promotion of voluntary sector to be a new charitable purpose AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img a local resource body which co-ordinates black and minority ethnic or lesbian and gay voluntary organisations;an organisation which identifies needs in the voluntary sector and establishes projects or policies to address them;an organisation providing a database of information about charities.The Charity Commission’s head of charitable status policy Joanne Edwardes said: “The voluntary sector is an important part of today’s economy and adds immense value to the community as a whole.“The efficiency and effectiveness of the charitable sector is something the public is concerned about and we have recognised for some time that organisations promoting this can themselves be charities. This new ./guidance sets out the criteria we will use to decide when such organisations are charitable. In particular, it sets out how we distinguish between a commercial provider of services to charities and a charitable provider.”The new ./guidance is consistent with the description of charitable purposes in the draft Charities Bill, in particular the advancement of citizenship or community development.The new purposes are described in Charity Commission publications RR13 and RR14.  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Charity Commission has accepted the promotion of the voluntary sector for the benefit of the public as a new charitable purpose.Organisations that promote the voluntary sector can now be recognised as charities, according to new ./guidance from the Charity Commission. It gives examples of bodies which would now qualify for charitable status: Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Six Indonesian provinces declare alert status for forest and land fires

    first_imgSix provinces have declared siaga (alert) status for forest and land fires, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Raditya Jati said on Monday.“The BNPB has asked administrations at the provincial, regency and city level to increase their preparedness against forest fires, such as by imposing emergency alert statuses,” he said in a press statement on Monday.The length of the emergency period varies among each province, located in Sumatra and Kalimantan islands, he added. Read also: COVID-19 presents new challenges in forest fire controlThe six provinces are Riau, where forest and land fires are predicted to last from Feb. 11 to Oct. 31, South Sumatra (May 20 to Oct. 31), Jambi (June 29 to Sept. 26), West Kalimantan (July 2 to Nov. 30), Central Kalimantan (July 1 to Sept. 28) and South Kalimantan (July 1 to Nov. 30).According to Environment and Forestry Ministry data, South Sumatra had 336,798 hectares affected by fires, while Central Kalimantan 317,749 ha, West Kalimantan 151,919 ha, South Kalimantan 137,848 ha, Riau 90,550 ha and Jambi 56,593 ha.Raditya said prevention could be carried out if both the ground and air task forces could extinguish hot spots as soon as possible.The BNPB has deployed a total of 6,000 personnel, with 1,000 personnel in each of the six provinces. The agency has also prepared three helicopters in Jambi for water bombing, 11 in South Sumatra, eight in Riau, one in West Kalimantan and five in Central Kalimantan. Topics :last_img read more

  • 3 takeaways from ACC commissioner’s annual press conference

    first_img Published on July 20, 2015 at 1:48 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ PINEHURST, N.C. — Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford addressed the media for his annual forum to start ACC media kickoff on Monday. He spoke on a number of topics, ranging from autonomy among the power conferences to revenue for the ACC Network television station.Here are a few takeaways from his press conference.Bigger stage:Scheduling is an oft-debated topic regarding Syracuse football. Placing difficult games on the schedule to help raise the profile of the program. Sprinkling cupcakes over a slate that ensures at least a bowl game for SU.Swofford discussed how significant it is to schedule and win big games against big-time teams.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“There’s importance in our schools scheduling and giving themselves schedules to win high-profile games,” Swofford said. “They have done that in recent years. They’ve scheduled those games and we’ve won our share of those games. Playing quality teams and winning games is important.”When asked about scheduling at his introductory press conference in June, new athletic director Mark Coyle said it’s important for Syracuse to schedule games that gives the program a good chance to win.In the non-conference slate, Syracuse will host Rhode Island, Central Michigan and Louisiana State, while traveling to face South Florida.Staying put:Swofford professed his satisfaction with the four-team playoff to determine a national champion. He was questioned on Monday whether an eight-team playoff might be more fair and leave fewer elite teams feeling snubbed from a chance to win it all.He noted that college football doesn’t want to have games going on during finals periods, nor does it want the sport to span across two semesters. He said that in order to include more teams, other games on the schedule would have to be eliminated, whether it be a regular season game or conference championship.“In a perfect world, if you only want to talk about football, and only about the playoff, yeah eight is probably better,” Swofford said. “In my mind you have the five major conference champions and three at large that are chosen … Maybe down the road, that’s something this evolves into.”No deal:Earlier this summer, college football was close to implementing an early signing period. It would have given commits a chance to sign a letter of intent in mid-December, as opposed to waiting until National Signing Day in February.It was rejected by the Collegiate Commissioners Association in June, further postponing an effort that has been years in the making. Swofford said it was disappointing, but the effort has a lot of momentum going into next year.“We’ve been talking about that for years,” Swofford said. “Some people feel that we really shouldn’t change the signing day. But look at it in the context of the whole recruiting calendar … It’s got more support than I’ve ever seen for it.”Last season Syracuse had eight players decommit from its Class of 2015. Commentslast_img read more