Tagged with: Digital nfpSynergy Internet seminar to feature US online fundraising case study She will discuss how Second Life can be used for fundraising, providing information in innovative ways, and for networking and development. She will also conduct a live demonstration and, in passing, she’ll share some tips on having fun as well.This event is free but reservations are required. It will be held from 15.00-18.00 at the headquarters of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, 12 Great George Street, Parliament Square. 13 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The next nfpSynergy Internet Seminar for Charities will feature a case study from Amy McGeever, owner of and lead consultant at Mesh Strategies and an online marketing and fundraising specialist.At the event on 31 May 2007 in central London, Ms McGeever will present an integrated online fundraising case study from her recently completed project for the New York City-based public media and educational organisation, Thirteen/WNET New York. Results included a 38% growth in online revenue, and a 140% increase in email delivery rates (45,000 to 109,000).She will be joined by Pauline Woolley (or Polly Widdershins as she is known in Second Life), formerly of Ruralnet UK, and now working on setting up Oxford University’s Second Life campus. She will talk about: ‘Second Life: a resource for not-for-profits?’ Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 May 2007 | 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.
Print Infection Control Team in place at University Hospital Limerick following “outbreak” of Covid-19 Twitter TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNewsUHL Facebook Previous articleFilm column – The GrudgeNext articleTommy Fleming sings in Limerick for leap year exception Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp NewsHealthUnits start to arrive for 60-Bed Block at University Hospital LimerickBy Staff Reporter – February 3, 2020 1923 Advertisement “Multiple outbreaks” of COVID-19 at University Hospital Limerick Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students DELIVERY of the modular units for the 60-Bed Ward Block at University Hospital Limerick has commenced today, Monday, February 3.The €19.5 million project will begin to help address the acknowledged lack of bed capacity in the MidWest region. UL Hospitals Group and HSE Estates have confirmed the project is on schedule and say the beds will open before the end of 2020.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Colette Cowan, CEO, UL Hospitals Group, said work was progressing “well on the 60-Bed Block” for University Hospital Limerick, and with the arrival of the modular units “another milestone was reached”.“We expect the beds will be available for patients before the end of this year after all the equipment has been installed and tested and all the staff recruited and trained,” she said.The modular units are being delivered by a fleet of 40-foot articulated lorries. In order to reduce congestion in the area, no more than one lorry is permitted on the hospital grounds at any one time.The units for hospital ward levels 1 to 3 have been prefabricated offsite and are being parked up in an area within a few miles of the hospital awaiting delivery.The ward block will provide an additional 60 beds for the hospital, all single-patient rooms with ensuites. The additional single rooms will help to improve patient comfort, safety, privacy and dignity and assist with the management of infection control in the hospital.UL Hospitals Group is currently finalising the details of a specific recruitment campaign for the approximately 140 whole-time equivalent staff required for this significant expansion of UHL’s bed capacity.“This project will help considerably in reducing the long wait times experienced by too many of our patients, especially in our Emergency Department,” Ms Cowan said.“However, it is acknowledged by all parties that more capacity is required in the MidWest,” Ms Cowen said, she continued, “It is important that we continue to progress the 96-bed Block which is included in the national development plan. A full design team has now been appointed for this project and a feasibility study is underway. We expect that a planning application will be lodged with Limerick City and County Council later this year,” she added.The award of a public works contract to develop the 96-Bed Ward Block would be subject to capital funding availability. Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days “There is extreme overcrowding in UHL this morning” – UHL Linkedin Cancellations at UHL and Ennis Hospital read more
There are two types of travellers: ‘seers’ and ‘doers’. ‘Doers’ travel because they love adventure, they are drawn to a backpack and the outback or anywhere else in the world where they can get down and dirty and experience life in other countries and cultures. ‘Seers’ just love seeing beautiful things. They will travel to the farthest reaches of the globe to view the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef. I’m definitely a seer. Unfortunately I have the budget of a doer. Thus I found myself hitchhiking up the West Coast, picked up and stranded in the forests of Portland, Oregon. The rain was coming down hard and no one was stopping. I was stuck in the rain, walking up the I–5 towards Portland. The city was fifty miles down the road and would have taken me days to reach on foot. I decided to sit down on the side of the road and wait for some kind soul to come to my rescue. Eventually a jeep pulled alongside me and slid down its window. “Hey y’all, I’m heading for Portland if ya wanna ride,” a dimlooking but friendly fifty-something cowboy called out to me. “Sure,” I said. “That’d be great.” I was sitting in his car before he could change his mind. I was not five minutes closer to my destination before the cowboy pulled out something and suggested that I might like to touch it. Recoiling at this offering, I opened the door and was out of that car before it had even come to a halt. Unfortunately while hitchhiking is gloriously free, it is not without its drawbacks. You run into your fair share of flashers, born-again Christian Evangelists and general crazed lunatics. I’ve been shown a variety of penises, told I’ll be enjoying an eternity burning in the fires of hell and once was forced to vacate a vehicle when the driver offered me a peanut–butter sandwich and a marriage proposal. Every now and again one has a travelling experience for which they are truly grateful. So cold and despondent was I at this point that when a multi-coloured van nearly ran me down I almost wept with gratitude and relief. I jumped aboard and stepped back into the seventies. Inside the van were painted psychedelic patterns, swirled rugs and several spaced out hippies reclined on a makeshift sofa. I was introduced to Jim, Daisy and Wood-Nymph by Phoenix, the driver. “Where’re you searching for?” Phoenix drawled. “Portland,” I replied prosaically. “Cool, we’re finding ourselves there soon; we’ll be there by sundown.” “Sundown?” I said. “But the sun’s already set.” “Tomorrow,” Phoenix said slowly. “Oh,” I said, starting to worry a little. “So where will you be until then?” Phoenix turned back to the road, losing interest in me and deciding it needed his attention. Then Wood-Nymph stirred from her beanbag. “The Hot Springs,” she said. “Where else?” “I’m a visitor.” I apologised for my total lack of local knowledge. “I’m from England.” Normally this statement induced enthusiastic enquiries from Anglophile Americans. The hippies, however, weren’t interested. Wood-Nymph turned back to Daisy who started absent-mindedly fondling her breast. “Oh,” I said to myself and stared rigidly out of the window for the next hour or so until we came to a halt. The hippies bundled out of the van. “Hey! Where are we going?” I called after the hippies who were rapidly disappearing into the night. The hippies had become silent on this matter and I was forced to follow them in silence. To my dismay this entailed slipping down a wet, muddy cliffside and through a forest of fallen trees, boulders and roots all of which were entirely invisible under the midnight sky. Finally we came to a clearing and, to my absolute horror, the hippies stopped and immediately started to disrobe. “What the hell are you doing?” Daisy looked at me like I was more stoned than she was. “Going to the Hot Springs.” “We’re going into the Hot Springs?” Apparently this question was so stupid it didn’t warrant a response. Daisy threw off the last of her attire and skipped off towards the pools of steaming water nearby. I stood rooted to the spot and watched the naked hippies frolicking in the water. Nothing on earth could induce me to strip off at -10 degrees. Then it started to snow. Absolute humiliation or an icy death. I closed my eyes, flung off my clothes and jumped into the water. And so it was that I spent the night getting stoned under the stars sitting in a natural hot-tub as the snow came down.ARCHIVE: 5th week TT 2004 read more