Localgiving to double donations with #GiveMe5

first_imgLocalgiving to double donations with #GiveMe5 Localgiving’s next #GiveMe5 campaign takes place on 16th June as part of Small Charity Week.Localgiving has pledged to double 1,000 £5 donations made on Fundraising Day, which takes place on Thursday 16th June, to help support local charities and community groups. Charities will gain another chance to have their donations matched on the 29th November when LocalGiving will run the campaign again for #GivingTuesday.On 16th June, each £5 donation made to a participating charity through Localgiving will be placed into a draw to be doubled by an extra £5 of match funding. Donations of other amounts will not be included in the draw and the promotion only applies to one-off donations, and and there is no limit to the amount of match funding any single group may receive.To take part, charities and community groups need an active Localgiving membership.In 2015, #GiveMe5 campaigns raised over £95,000 for local charities and community groups across the country, with Localgiving’s first #GiveMe5 campaign raising £25,000 in 24 hours.Here are some tips from Localgiving on making the most from GiveMe5:  216 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  215 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 19 May 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5center_img Tagged with: Localgiving matched giving small charities Advertisement [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOidhHEbASo[/youtube] 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 www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Union victory for LGBTQ health workers

first_imgIn a victory for service workers and the LGBTQ community, Philadelphia’s Mazzoni Center front-line staff voted 51-34 in favor of unionization on Sept. 13. The vote for Service Employees Union (SEIU) representation follows walkouts and protests over the past several months organized by the nonprofit center’s staff in response to serious management problems.Protests have dealt with issues ranging from negligence within the administration, failure to investigate sexual misconduct, and allowing racist, classist and transphobic institutional practices to flourish. Recently, workers demonstrated against the hiring of an alt-right, anti-union consulting firm.Before the vote on unionizing ended, activists with the Black and Brown Workers Collective, union organizers and patients gathered outside Mazzoni, encouraging staff to vote yes. “That’s the best way for them to be supported,” said one Mazzoni patient. “[Unionizing] is going to just help them provide better care. … The patients have their back.” (GPhilly, Sept. 13)The vote to unionize at Mazzoni is a step toward creating social support services capable of reaching the most marginalized members of the LGBTQ community. Mazzoni staff are part of the larger fight against racism, transphobia and classism in Philadelphia’s “Gayborhood” and its LGBTQ institutions.The BBWC demonstrated against oppression on June 1, 2016, in the HIV/AIDS nonprofit sector in Philadelphia, specifically addressing Philadelphia FIGHT, an AIDS service agency. Workers World/Mundo Obrero reported: “Black and Brown workers have been targeted and even fired for speaking out against FIGHT’s oppressive practices. Shani Akilah, who was one of those fired, said: ‘Workers are united to demand justice and a change in organizational culture. FIGHT has a long history of this type of discrimination. We are tired of the retaliation. Workers who are still on their jobs are united with us.’”The Mazzoni staff’s decision to unionize empowers workers in the nonprofit sector as well as LGBTQ workers who need affordable, accessible services.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Lady Cards Split With St. Mike’s Lady Trojans

first_imgThe St. Louis 5th Grade Girls Basketball team walked away with a win in overtime against St. Michael’s of Brookville, bring the Cardinals to 2-4 on the season. The final score was 14-12. Leading the Cardinals in scoring was Bridget Lohmueller with 6 points, scoring 4 in OT and Rachel Suttmann with 6 points as well. Katelyn Rahe went coast to coast and scored her first 2 points of the season! Paige Watters had some crucial defensive stops at the end of the game. Karsyn Watson commanded the floor on defense creating numerous steals. Jaelyn Owens had a big presence on the floor causing many jump balls. Cora Roth and Meg Ritter did a great job reading the passing lanes and stealing the ball. Isabel Imel got off a couple of great shots to complete the team effort.  Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Anne Suttmann.The 6th Grade Lady Cardinals hosted St. Michael’s. Final score 34 to 19 in favor of the Lady Trojans. The Cardinals showed much improvement defensively and on the offensive side as well. I noticed a lot more hustle tonight. Lucy Abplanalp had 8 points, Rachel Suttman 6, Maria Voegele and Kenzie Maple 2 and Emily Schebler 1. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Dan Abplanalp.last_img read more

Clermont Auvergne to be sued over concussion issues

first_imgThen two weeks later in the final he was knocked unconscious but was given permission to return to action, despite vomiting in the changing rooms.The 38 year old believes “winning took precedence over the health of players” at the club. French side Clermont Auvergne are set to be sued by one of their former players over concussion issues.Jamie Cudmore played with the side for over 11 years, and has claimed team doctors failed in their medical duty to him on two occasions.Cudmore says he suffered a serious head injury in the 2015 Champions Cup semi-final but was allowed to play on.last_img