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. Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | News Tagged with: Digital 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants, a weekly blog roundup drawing together expert advice from nonprofit and charity consultants around the world, will next week be hosted by Bryan Miller’s ‘Giving in a digital world’ blog on UK Fundraising. Contributions are welcome before Monday 26 November on Bryan’s theme of “Engaging with supporters through online social networks”.According to Wikipedia “a blog carnival is a type of blog event. It is similar to a magazine, in that it is dedicated to a particular topic, and is published on a regular schedule, often weekly or monthly. Each edition of a blog carnival is in the form of a blog article that contains permalinks links to other blog articles on the particular topic.”Bryan explains how it works: “Each week a different host blogger sets a topic for the carnival and other bloggers submit posts on that theme – with the best seven being highlighted on the host’s blog. We can’t promise that fame and fortune will follow selection for the carnival – but sharing your thoughts on a topic in this way will certainly bring a lot of new people to your blog!” Advertisement Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants comes to UK Fundraising Bloggers with something to say on using online social networks to engage with supporters should share their insight before 26 November.
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Statement, Women’s Rights Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Commission for Women issued the following statement on House Bill 1948, which was passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives last week by a vote of 132-65, further restricting a woman’s right to and ability to receive an abortion in Pennsylvania:“The Pennsylvania Commission for Women has serious concerns with the process by which House Bill 1948 was voted on and passed by the PA House of Representatives. This bill was brought to a vote without a hearing and without receiving input from medical professionals or organizations in the Commonwealth. If this bill becomes law, it would be one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the country. The Commission feels strongly that any changes to abortion laws that impact women to this degree should not occur without a robust discussion that includes input from both the healthcare community in Pennsylvania as well as the public, particularly Pennsylvania women.“The Commission for Women will continue to follow the path of this bill in the Pennsylvania General Assembly and will provide further analysis and information as the process moves forward in order to keep Pennsylvania women, and all Pennsylvanians, informed.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Pennsylvania Commission for Women Statement on House Bill 1948 June 28, 2016
Wolf Administration Welcomes 20 Students with Disabilities for Summer Internship Program SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Government That Works, Innovation, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – In support of the Employment First initiative to help people with disabilities find employment, the Wolf Administration is welcoming 20 Pennsylvania college students who will participate in summer internships with state agencies, while a first-of-its kind state partnership with Microsoft will promote accessibility best practices and tools.“Internships are an important way for students to gain experience in their field of study and establish relationships with potential employers,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “This program will provide valuable opportunities in public service to students with disabilities.”The students will take part in a 12-week paid internship in the Harrisburg area beginning this month. The interns will work in positions related to their academic backgrounds and career interests.Governor Wolf signed the executive order to establish the Employment First policy in March 2016 to increase competitive-integrated employment for people with disabilities and make Pennsylvania a model state when it comes to creating a climate hospitable to disabled workers.The internship program was developed by the Department of Labor and Industry’s (L&I) Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and the Office of Administration (OA). OVR recruited college students for the inaugural class, while OA facilitated placement within state offices.“We want to thank the commonwealth’s leaders and supervisors for supporting the disability internship program and welcoming these students for the summer,” said Secretary of Administration Sharon Minnich. “We think it will be an enriching experience for everyone involved.”OVR provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. In 2017, the office helped place more than 9,300 OVR customers into employment, and connected with 6,000 Pennsylvania employers to achieve hiring results.“When it comes to providing employment opportunities to people with disabilities, we need to lead by example,” said L&I Secretary Jerry Oleksiak. “We are excited to work with the Office of Administration to offer this internship program for state government.”The administration also announced that Pennsylvania is the first state government to partner with Microsoft Corporation to provide training and other resources on accessibility to employees. The training will focus on tools available within Office 365 to make documents and other files accessible to people with disabilities, as well as features that can assist commonwealth employees who are themselves disabled. Employees will also have access to a help desk staffed by accessibility experts to answer questions and provide guidance. These services are being provided at no additional cost to the commonwealth.“We are incredibly excited about working with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to educate employees on how to be more inclusive and accessible using the built-in tools in Microsoft365,” said Megan Lawrence, Microsoft’s Accessibility Technical Evangelist. May 22, 2018
LifeSiteNews 26 March 2013I saw an “ALL love is equal!” graphic posted up and down my news feed on Facebook this morning. It’s designed to strike a chord with a person’s sense of justice and compassion, of course; quick and manipulative slogans are the fodder of politics – and fools. …My whole extended family on my father’s side is for redefining marriage and against anyone who thinks otherwise. I qualify that with “my father’s side” because it is the loss of my father that makes my story just as relevant to the debate as that of the woman wanting to marry her girlfriend. He passed away in 1997 suddenly – a ski accident. I was thirteen; my brothers were eight and four. We were devastated, of course. And, although the youngest was too young at the time of our loss to remember or miss our dad, he joins the rest of us in suffering the absence of a father. Not just a parental unit, a father. Another mother – even two more – would not have remedied what we lacked; we needed a man. My mom did a great job, but she’d be the first one to say that it isn’t a slight to single mothers to say that fathers are needed. Any time she attempted to assume a fatherly demeanor, it backfired. We would either talk back or laugh at her, clearly lacking a healthy fear of “when Dad comes home.” I have a vague memory of what that means, but I’m convinced my brothers have no point of reference. Equally, children need mothers. Mothers and fathers compliment one another in the raising of children. The absence of one or the other (or both) has a devastating effect on children. That is why “ALL love is equal” slogans really rub me raw. Children are poised to suffer a severe injustice – one that I suffered – for pithy slogans and the idea that adults have a right to children. It’s the other way around: children have a right to a mother and a father. If either is absent, the child suffers. My brothers suffered the absence of a father most noticeably in their transition into adulthood.Not enough people are hearing the stories of the children raised without a mother and a father. It is a serious story with consequences much more devastating than that of same-sex couples not being able to marry or adopt. Throughout history, the human child has been born to a mother and father. It is our design and the means by which human societies have grown and flourished. Therefore, it is an injustice of our fallen world that any child should lose a parent while young, but to say that this loss is no loss at all compounds the damage. This is what redefining marriage does.http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/the-terrible-injustice-of-same-sex-marriage-my-story