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Sir Lenny Henry opens the first virtual IoF Fundraising Convention

first_img“First person rather than omniscient storytelling. People can tell their own story better than we can.”Sir Lenny at #IoFFC pic.twitter.com/m9bVrEZmP0— Richard Sved (@richardsved) July 6, 2020 Great to hear from @LennyHenry this morning @IoFtweets #IOFFC #inspiration #plenary #virtual #conference the sense of community keeps coming through. “When we see a problem that affects us we try to fix it, together”— Terence Lovell (@tejlovell) July 6, 2020 Successful fundraising – allow people to tell their own story @LennyHenry #IoFFC pic.twitter.com/TwheYm10oR— Polly Symondson (@Pollysymondson) July 6, 2020 @LennyHenry – just brilliant ?? “Katanga my friend” indeed- #IoFFC – well done to all at @IoFtweets a brilliant start you’ve raised the bar!— David Mbaziira (@DavidMbaziira) July 6, 2020 Sir Lenny Henry in a peacock-print shirt, in our living rooms, inviting us all on a fundraising climbing holiday with Stormzy, The Spice Girls, Girl’s Aloud, Gary Lineker, Ian Wright and the cast of Dad’s Army #IoFCC. BEST MONDAY MORNING EVER.— Laurie Boult (@boultea) July 6, 2020 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. @LennyHenry on EDI – it’s not his full time job, but I recognise that some of us get charged with taking this on. “Look around your office. If everyone looks like you there’s a problem.” EDI Recruitment Guides coming tomorrow. #IoFFC— Elizabeth Balgobin ?️?? (@balgobinthinks) July 6, 2020 @lennyhenry says “Thank you to everybody in the #fundraising sector – you rock!” – yes we do! #IoFFC pic.twitter.com/2wTDEJCb4A— Sophie Maggs (@sophmaggs) July 6, 2020 “You don’t overcome things alone, you do it together.” The wonderful @LennyHenry was so inspiring! Thanks for a great start to the day @IoFtweets #IOFFC pic.twitter.com/iz9wvCT3rJ— Sarah Secombes (@sarahlousec) July 6, 2020 “If everybody looks like you, that’s a problem.” Exactly right @LennyHenry #IoFFC— Lucy Caldicott (@LucyCaldicott) July 6, 2020 Part 2 of my notes of Lenny Henry’s #IoFFC plenary pic.twitter.com/xvJlY82ex0— BoldLight (@boldlight) July 6, 2020 “Fundraisers rock. You rock like a rocky mobster” @LennyHenry #IoFFC pic.twitter.com/p2vEBYm44R— IoF North West (@IoFNorthWest) July 6, 2020 “We have to keep going, or all those vital things will go by the wayside. And we can’t have that. We can’t stop believing”. @LennyHenry talking commitment, humanity, solidarity, and the importance of the small stuff as well as the global. Inspiring message for the times. #IoFFC— Matthew Sherrington (@m_sherrington) July 6, 2020  554 total views,  2 views today @LennyHenry – it starts at the top -if you are on the board or organising things – look around your team & then look outside at the community you serve. Ask the hard questions – how do we serve you? how do we change? #DiversityAndInclusion #IoFFC— okusoka+co (@okusokaCO) July 6, 2020 Highlights of Lenny Henry’s opening plenary What a wonderful way to start a Monday morning. @LennyHenry with Stormzy, @akalamusic and the Krankies climbing Everest. What an image. #IoFFC— Elizabeth Balgobin ?️?? (@balgobinthinks) July 6, 2020 If everybody looks like you, it needs to change. ?????? #IoFFC— Victoria Winterton (@VictoriaPiaW) July 6, 2020 ‘Young people are engaged with (coronavirus) and they are seeing things, they are seeing people in much worse off situations than themselves…and THEY want to help.’ @LennyHenry – the future may be brighter than we think. #IoFFC #fundraising #movements #change— Veronica (@vbam22) July 6, 2020 First person storytelling instead of third person. @LennyHenry tells the sector that the days of *image of a poorly child*, narrator: “this is a poorly child” are gone. Make sure that you tell the story of your cause through your beneficiaries, not on their behalf. #IoFFC— Emily Hurrell (@Emme_B) July 6, 2020 A hearty laugh while talking about serious issues. Thanks so much @LennyHenry #IoFFC pic.twitter.com/OqVy3qCwRq— Tara (@TaraSherjan) July 6, 2020 “You rock” says @LennyHenry to all #fundraisers #IOFFC @IoFtweets pic.twitter.com/s6laslPrXN— Terence Lovell (@tejlovell) July 6, 2020 Sir Lenny Henry today presented the opening plenary of the Institute of Fundraising’s 2020 Fundraising Convention.Introduced by Convention chair-elect Claire Rowney, Sir Lenny spoke live from home to many of the 3,000 delegates who have registered for this year’s Convention.He talked about Comic Relief’s early days and its track record, of people’s instinctive willingness to give under even the hardest of circumstances, of the need to present peoples’ stories from their point of view, and the requirement for organisations like charities to reflect the people they work with and not just a sub-set of them.Sir Lenny answered questions from delegates and delivered an inspiring start to the three-day event.Appropriately enough, Claire Rowney began the opening plenary session announcing two special awards (which would normally have been presented as part of the National Fundraising Awards). The Outstanding Contribution to Fundraising went to Richard Taylor, and, a one-off award, the Special Recognition Award, went to… Sir Lenny Henry!  555 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Tagged with: Celebrity Comic Relief Institute of Fundraising National Fundraising Convention Howard Lake | 6 July 2020 | News “Nothing happens without grit” – together we can overcome anything. Thank you Sir @LennyHenry #IoFFC @IoFtweets ?? thank you @clairerowney and we even got a KATANGA! pic.twitter.com/ElTw36oJXM— Sally Insley (@sally_insley) July 6, 2020 “What I’ve learnt over the past 30 years is the importance of sticking together ” What an absolutely brilliant opening plenary, Sir Lenny. Thank you. #IoFFC pic.twitter.com/Ikg5aisomh— Rob Cope (@robantonycope) July 6, 2020 #IoFFC trending at Number 7 in the UK right now – wow! Iour sector pic.twitter.com/oFx9z6CRxK— Matt Smith (@InnovationMatt) July 6, 2020 Sir Lenny Henry opens the first virtual IoF Fundraising Convention Great tips from @LennyHenry about using #storytelling to motivate #donors in this morning’s #IoFFC? Make it authentic and true? Don’t patronise the reader – they’re smart and informed! ? Let people tell their own story? Bring the reader into the [email protected]— Kat Carter (@KatC) July 6, 2020 “Compassion fatigue is a misnomer. We’re going to get through this. We’re going to keep giving, because we want to, and because it’s what we do.”Sir Lenny on the generous public response to the pandemic.#IoFFC pic.twitter.com/mayxp6PxFK— Richard Sved (@richardsved) July 6, 2020last_img read more

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US Navy’s New CSS Takes Command of 5th Fleet Subs

first_img View post tag: americas View post tag: Command View post tag: Subs View post tag: New The US Navy’s newest submarine squadron stood up Dec. 15 at Naval Support Activity Bahrain.Commander, Submarine Squadron (CSS) 21 replaces the Commander, Task Force (CTF) 54 detachment as the organization charged with supporting submarines forward-deployed to the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), which encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean.CSS 21 replaces an existing small detachment of CTF 54. The squadron will be under CTF 54’s operational control and will have tactical control of submarines deployed to the 5th Fleet AOR. The squadron is being stood up to increase submarine safety and optimize submarine force support to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command.Vice Adm. John W. Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, said:The squadron will provide mentorship, lessons learned, logistical and administrative support and coordination with other task forces to support submarine missions here in the region.According to many submarine leaders, the new squadron will benefit the crews and the Navy immensely.Rear Adm. Stuart Munsch, commander, Task Force 54, added:The establishment of Submarine Squadron 21 will help us to better serve deployed submarines and thereby improve support to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command.The new squadron will help submarines to better prepare for the unique and challenging shallow water, high contact density environments in the 5th Fleet AOR. It will provide deployed submarine assessments and additional training as necessary. The squadron will be able to provide more localized support and be able to improve existing relationships from its forward-deployed location in Manama.[mappress mapid=”14723″]Press release, Image: US Navy View post tag: 5th View post tag: CSS Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy’s New CSS Takes Command of 5th Fleet Subs Authorities View post tag: fleetcenter_img View post tag: US Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: takes December 16, 2014 US Navy’s New CSS Takes Command of 5th Fleet Subs View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

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Lady Bulldogs Lose Nail Biter To Lady Pirates

first_imgSenior Jenna Ertel posted a 6-2 and 6-0 victory over Sarah Schneider at No. 3. Corinne Stone and Betsy Harmeyer were 6-3 and 7-5 winners over Kristen Fong and Bailey Menkedick at No. 1 doubles.Courtesy of Batesville AD Bryan Helvie. Batesville recorded victories at No. 3 singles and No. 1 doubles. The Batesville High School Varsity Tennis team suffered a 3-2 loss at Greensburg.last_img

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Hack for Health connects across disciplines

first_imgSix months ago, Thuy Truong was diagnosed with cancer. Two months after her diagnosis, Truong, a USC alumna, met Peter Kuhn, a founding faculty member of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience. By applying her 10-year background in computer science, Truong began working on projects aimed at raising the quality of life for cancer patients.“We had two projects, and we were working on them for two years,” Truong said. “Now, we thought, ‘Let’s have 20 projects happen in one weekend.”That was the inspiration behind Hack for Health, a hackathon designed to foster innovation in cancer treatments.Truong worked with Jorge Nieva, her physician and an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, to design the event.“I convinced [Nieva] to do a hackathon together,” Truong said. “This is because I want to find some way to improve the quality of life. I want to have more people pay attention to cancer and I want to cure the disease a lot faster.”The weekend-long hackathon from April 7 to 9 connected physicians, cancer survivors and coders to students from diverse disciplines. In teams of five people or fewer, the students were challenged to create projects aimed at solving a problem that cancer patients face through technology and programming.Each student from the top three teams was awarded a prize of $3,000 and automatic acceptance to the program hosted by the Bridge Institute, a summer-intensive program hosted by the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences that provides students with mentorship and support to develop the final project produced at Hack for Health.The interdisciplinary approach to solving cancer is not far-fetched. According to Nieva, cancer is just as much of a data problem as it is a biological problem. “You can imagine that if you are a cancer patient trying to figure out your own stage, it’s kind of hard,” Nieva said, addressing the students at the opening ceremony. “So, [for] someone who isn’t good at looking at data, that can be a hard thing to actually do.”The high demand for streamlined technology working to solve cancer, Nieva said, is due to the infinite different forms of the disease, which scientists in different fields must work together to solve.“[Biology is] not important to you,” Nieva said. “What’s important to you is that this is all a data problem. I need you people to solve the data problem because frankly, I don’t know how to do it.”Although the ultimate goal is to find a cure for cancer, most students looked to simplify the treatment process. After speaking to a mentor, who was also a cancer survivor at the event, one team decided to build a prediction tool and a timeline that tracks the effectiveness of drug therapy.“We had a cancer patient tell us that she took so many drugs that when the doctor asked her what kind of drugs she took and when she took them, she couldn’t remember,” said Edward Hu, a sophomore majoring in computer science. “We’re building a timeline, a nice way for the doctor or you to see where you started your drug and where you ended your drug.”Other teams’ creations included a chemotherapy calendar for patients, a match program for clinical trials and tools aiming to strengthen mental health of cancer patients. Another problem cancer patients face, Nieva added, is their aspiration to preserve their legacies. People want to tell their stories, and they want to tell things to their children and grandchildren.“Few of them know the elements of storytelling,” Nieva said. “And I know people here at USC know the elements of storytelling. That has nothing to do with curing cancer, but it has everything to do with life.”Through collaboration with cancer survivors during meal breaks and Saturday’s Yoga with Cancer Patients module, students were able to apply real-life circumstances to their coding projects.Apoorva Dhakras, a master’s student studying computer science, believes the impact of the event stems from its real-world application.“We have done a lot of theoretical stuff in the master’s,” Dhakras said. “We have learned how things work, but this would be a good platform to actually implement things and build something that will make a difference.”Dhakras’ teammate, Disha Parek, also a master’s student studying computer science, chose to participate in Hack for Health for its narrow focus and mission.“It’s about someone’s life,” Parek said. “Technology can help in some way or the other. I’m working on technology, but something where I can touch lives and make something out of it.”last_img read more