Payment innovations to be key theme of IoF Technology Group conference

first_imgFood for thoughtThe fourth stream will range widely. As well as a panel discussion on diversity and to what extent it affects fundraising,  tech, Macmillan will relate their experience of using an online will-writing service, and Mast ICT will show how to throw data up into the cloud and “paint a rainbow with it in Power BI”.Usurv will present the surprising reasons why donors do – and don’t – hit “submit”, and Mags Rivett of Make-A-Wish will share her insights on creating a digital strategy. 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. Advertisement Business processesThe afternoon keynote will be presented by Liz Curry who will explore whether GDPR is more like oil – helping us strike it rich and making heroes of data teams; or asbestos – dooming us to years spent cleaning up the mess.Curry is now a GDPR consultant having worked in senior CRM and business planning roles at Comic Relief for 20 years.The business processes track will feature Advanced’s David Eder draw on his experience of large-scale migration and implementation projects to showcase the business process as linchpin and saviour. How the British Heart Foundation wards off duplicate records to keep their database clean, mean and fully compliant will be explained.Julie Pitt will reveal the hidden costs of poor data, and share details of low-cost tools that will help charities tackle their  own data gremlins.Aris Tsontzos will explain the processes required to support a charity’s data retention policy. Howard Lake | 16 May 2018 | News In addition to the four content streams, the event features time for networking, including lunch and a drinks reception. Last year 200 delegates attended the conference, from small and large charities.There will also be a supplier exhibition, at which the event’s sponsors will appear, including Wood for Trees, Access Group, Care2 and Mast ICT. Some of the sponsors will give lunchtime talks. Tickets are available for the IoF Technology Conference. This year there is an extra discount this year for small charities (income under £1m/year).  205 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17center_img  206 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Tagged with: Amazon Charity CRM data data protection GDPR payment Technology Payment innovations to be key theme of IoF Technology Group conference The Institute of Fundraising Technology Group’s annual conference next month will feature payment innovation as one of its four core themes.The one-day event, sponsored by MyLife Digital, takes place on Friday 8 June at America Square Conference Centre near Aldgate, central London.Payment innovationAmazon’s Karen Pepper will kick off the day with a keynote speech on new payment technology for charities.The theme will be continued throughout the day in the payment innovations stream, featuring case studies from Médecins Sans Frontières, the Royal British Legion and the East Anglian Air Ambulance. These sessions will cover topics ranging from contactless community fundraising to blockchain.SEE ALSO: Amazon Alexa users can donate to 40 US charities by voice CRM and building blocksThe perennial challenge of CRM procurement and implementation will be covered by another stream.In response to perennial demand, this stream will give solid advice on CRM procurement and implementation.Speakers will include Dawn Varley on “the secrets of CRM that nobody ever tells you about”, and Harrison’s Fund founder Alex Smith will talk about his experiences in choosing a donations platform. last_img read more

Training

first_imgTrainingOn 16 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. This week’s training newsTaster success Taster courses could be the key to attracting the disadvantaged intotraining, according to research. The report, conducted by the Learning andSkills Development Agency, found that courses lasting three to six hours weresuccessful in attracting adults who were new to education. IT courses were themost popular.  www.LSagency.org.ukTraining merger talks Two national training authorities have begun merger talks ahead of agovernment announcement on the future of NTOs. The Engineering and Marine TrainingAuthority expects to complete its discussions with the Science Technical andMathematics Council by the end of November.  www.dfes.gov.ukCITB adds 12 topics The Construction Industry Training Board has added 12 topics to its healthand safety training. The Tool Box Talks and Tool Box Talks Presenter’s Coursenow have a total of 69 themes, including site transport and personal hygiene.The course can be delivered by an A6 binder, or by the presenter’s course whichis accompanied by lecture notes and slides.  www.citb.co.ukCraft NVQ’s milestone The construction craft NVQ has awarded its 200,000th assessment to ColinHead, of Edmund Nuttall. The milestone reflects the increase of on-siteassessment centres, which by May had reached 127, with 5,754 and follows lastyear’s record of 51,500 NVQ registrations. The on-site training gives staff thechance to obtain a recognised NVQ and hold a CSCS card.  www.city-and-guilds.co.ukCourse shows way A course to help staff deal with the Financial Services and Market Act hasbeen launched via a programme of e-learning solutions. N2 Briefing for AllStaff, has been developed by Wide Learning in association with KPMG, a globalnetwork of professional service firms. The release is designed to meet the needfor greater N2 awareness and training solutions.  www.widelearning.com  www.kpmg.comVision for optometrists High street optician Dollond & Aitchison is running a new trainingscheme for graduate optometrists. The company wants its recruits to build ontheir clinical skills with better customer care. Designed by training firmInteraction, the course will help graduates listen to and empathise with theirpatients. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Spotlight on the Gold Coast’s most exclusive waterfront residences

first_imgWork has started on what is set to be one of the most luxurious offerings on the Gold Coast – the first ever apartments within the exclusive Sovereign Island enclave.There has already been strong interest in the eight-residence project known as The Sovereign, with buyers keen to take advantage of the limited offering.The Sovereign has been designed in line with the prestige of the island enclave.The $31 million project by Vested Group, at 15-19 Royal Albert Crescent, is expected to be completed by June 2020. Vested Group director Ian Chester said the aim was to develop something exclusive, in line with the prestige of Sovereign Island as a luxury enclave. He also confirms that the construction cost is about the same to build a 25-unit development, and no expense has been spared.The island on the northern end of the Gold Coast is connected to the mainland at Paradise Point via a bridge and is so tightly held that only six properties have changed hands this year.It is one of the most luxurious areas on the Gold Coast, with deep water moorings and homes with multi-million-dollar price tags. In fact, few homes in this area sell for less than $2 million and a record sale of $11.05 million was chalked up last year.Residents will have access to a landscaped swimming pool, and a private rooftop terrace and entertainment area.Chester said The Sovereign was a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to build something that would set a new benchmark for luxury apartment living.“This is truly a bespoke luxury living project. And not only will the quality of the building be impressive but so will the water views. As the highest set building on the island, the views will never be built out,” he said.“There is an increasing demand from discerning buyers for this type of living. Interest has already come from professionals, baby boomers, downsizers and weekenders. These residences are as big as some of the homes on the island, so we have taken great care in designing something special that fits in with those grand proportions.”Only 45 per cent of the site will be built on and the three-storey building will have only eight apartments in total: two penthouses, two sub-penthouses and four large ground floor apartments.The design brief was to deliver the ultimate in luxury and resort-style living.Lead architect, Sandra Browne of Cottee Parker Architects, revealed a key design element had been to split the complex into two “pavilion houses,” which allowed for a view corridor from the street through to the water.All apartments will have spacious open-plan living areas and quiet zones.Browne said as well as helping to capture views, splitting the design into two pavilion houses created a more intimate development, reinforcing the luxury and privacy for the residents.“The ground floor units are angled and set back to negate any privacy concerns, the penthouses individually occupy an entire floor plate, so they have no shared neighbours with a party wall, and windows to the entry spine have been staggered and screened to avoid any overlooking issues.”The apartments have been designed with spacious open-plan living areas, and there are also quiet zones that act as a retreat for residents.Each unit is really more of an elevated home ranging from 329sqm to a staggering 739sqm, and all ground floor residences will have their own plunge pool.The considered design incorporates granite, marble and limestone throughout.They each have three or four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and a media room plus each has a combination of timber and wool carpet floors. There is air conditioning, CBUS home automation technology, and state-of-the-art technology and appliances throughout, including Gaggenau and Sub Zero. Each space also features granite, marble and limestone extensively throughout.Residents will have access to a full-time concierge service, which will organise everything from car and boat washing, to driving residents to the airport, and booking a massage or theatre tickets. There will also be a residents’ swimming pool and a private rooftop terrace with 360-degree views, barbecue and entertainment area.The Sovereign will deliver the ultimate in luxury and resort-style living.The development also has its own mini marina, so each apartment comes with a private berth of up to 65 feet and three car parking spaces.While confident they have thought of everything needed for the project, Chester said there was some ability for those who signed up early to have some input and customise their home.Priced from $3.145 million to $5.45 million, Chester said the prices were about 35% less than buyers in southern states were already paying for similar products.All renders designed by Studio 5253 and supplied courtesy of Vested Group.last_img read more

Tulane looks to end streak vs SMU

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSMU (18-6, 8-4) vs. Tulane (10-15, 2-11)Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse, New Orleans; Wednesday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: SMU looks to extend Tulane’s conference losing streak to 10 games. Tulane’s last AAC win came against the Temple Owls 65-51 on Jan. 11. SMU is coming off a big 73-72 win on Saturday over then-No. 20 Houston. February 18, 2020 SUPER SENIORS: Tulane’s Christion Thompson, K.J. Lawson and Nic Thomas have collectively scored 50 percent of the team’s points this season, including 54 percent of all Green Wave scoring over the last five games.FUELING THE OFFENSE: Kendric Davis has either made or assisted on 50 percent of all SMU field goals over the last three games. Davis has 18 field goals and 24 assists in those games.UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Green Wave are 6-0 when they hold opposing teams to 61 points or fewer and 4-15 when opponents exceed 61 points. The Mustangs are 13-0 when they hold opponents to a field goal percentage of 42.4 percent or worse, and 5-6 when opponents exceed that percentage.COLD SPELL: Tulane has lost its last five home games, scoring an average of 59.2 points while giving up 72.DID YOU KNOW: SMU has posted an excellent offensive rebound percentage of 35.3 percent, ranking the Mustangs 19th nationally in that category. The offensive rebound percentage for Tulane sits at just 21.8 percent (ranked 333rd). ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img Associated Press Tulane looks to end streak vs SMUlast_img read more