Tony Poderis on when to appoint a first fundraising director

first_img Howard Lake | 26 July 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Management Tony Poderis on when to appoint a first fundraising director US fundraising consultant and writer Tony Poderis has added a new article to his Raise-funds.com website addressing the issue of when should an organisation appoint its first fundraising director.Tony, a long-time contributor to the UK Fundraising Forum, writes regularly on practical issues affecting charities, boards and fundraisers. His style is positive, based on his considerable fundraising experience, but also blunt. In his latest article he argues: “if a non-profit organisation is beginning to ask whether it needs a professional development director, it probably should have hired one months, even years ago.”He adds that “the biggest mistake non-profits make in hiring their first development director is waiting until the board, executive director, and other key personnel have arrived at a consensus that one is needed NOW.” Consequently, “an organisation that waits until it is necessary to hire a development director has waited too long.” Advertisementcenter_img Tony offers a useful checklist to use with the organisation’s fundraising plan to help it establish when a fundraising manager will become an essential requirement. But he points out that there are no universal indicators of when this will be: it all depends on the individual organisation.“When Should a Non-Profit OrganizationHire its First Development Director?” is just one of dozens of considered, practical discussions of some of the key issues in fundraising that Tony shares at no charge in his Fundraising Forum Library.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

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Supreme Court Refuses To Extend Tenure Of Incumbent IPAB Chairperson Justice Manmohan Singh

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Refuses To Extend Tenure Of Incumbent IPAB Chairperson Justice Manmohan Singh LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK13 Feb 2021 10:04 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court dismissed a plea seeking extension of tenure of incumbent Chairperson of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board Justice Manmohan Singh.International Association For Protection Of Intellectual Property had approached the court by filing an application seeking a direction that till a new chairperson of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board is appointed, the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court dismissed a plea seeking extension of tenure of incumbent Chairperson of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board Justice Manmohan Singh.International Association For Protection Of Intellectual Property had approached the court by filing an application seeking a direction that till a new chairperson of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board is appointed, the incumbent should continue to function as Chairperson. The Supreme Court had extended the  tenure of Chairperson up to 31.12.2020 by earlier orders.The Association raised the following grounds: 1) incumbent chairperson continued to remain in office in view of the declaration of law by Rojer Mathew case, 2) The Finance Act, 2017 had inserted Section 89A of the TM Act, (introduced by Section 161 of the former Act) which states that the tenure of office and maximum age of retirement would be governed by the terms of the said Finance Act and, consequently, the pre-existing tenure and age limits did not apply 3) the Board cannot function without a judicial member, and that at present, only the incumbent Chairperson is a judicial member, and that if his tenure is not extended by a judicial order, the Board would be unable to function. Subsidiary to this argument is that no member can function as a Chairperson, as none of the existing members are judicial members, but are technical members.Regarding the first contention, the bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and S. Ravindra Bhat observed that the same is insubstantial and cannot be countenanced. The bench observed: “Arguments advanced on behalf of the applicant that the incumbent chairperson continued to remain in office in view of the declaration of law by Rojer Mathew, is insubstantial and cannot be countenanced. The other reason for not accepting this contention is that if, for a moment it were to be assumed that in terms of the interim arrangement directed by the majority judgment in Rojer Mathew (in para 224 extracted above), the appointments to Tribunals/Appellate Tribunals were to be “in terms of the respective statutes before the enactment of the Finance Bill, 2017..”, the amendments brought about through Sections 184, in terms of the maximum age up to which any Member or Chairperson can hold office in a Tribunal could not apply in the case of the Board.On the second ground, the bench made the following observations while rejecting it:Undoubtedly, the purport of Section 89A was to overbear or supersede the pre-existing age and tenure limits (the existing tenure and age limits have been indicated in Section 86 of the TM Act). However, the Finance Act merely stipulates the potential maximum age limits and tenure limits. In the case of Chairpersons, the maximum age limit prescribed was seventy years (by virtue of second proviso to Section 184 [1]). However, by virtue of the first proviso to Section 184 (1), members or chairpersons could be appointed “for such term as specified in the rules made by the Central Government but not exceeding five years from the date on which he enters upon his office”. Thus, the outer limit of the tenure was five years. As noticed earlier, the Central Government had fixed the tenure of chairperson of the board to be three years. By the time this rule was held unconstitutional, the tenure of the incumbent holding office of chairperson, of the board ended, on 21.09.2019. The final judgment in Rojer Mathew, could not have per se been applied to the facts of this case. The applicant’s contentions in this regard are of no avail; it is after the judgment in Madras Bar Association (supra) that the tenure has been mandated to be five years. It is to be noticed that even the 2020 Rules did not prescribe the maximum tenure; it rather confined the tenure to four years. In the facts of this case, even if that were to be applied – assuming such a course to be available, the four-year period too ended on 21.09.2020. It is important to notice that the changes brought about in the tenure and age limits were not only through the Schedule to the Finance Act, 2017, but also through its substantive provisions – Sections 156 to 182.6 These provisions introduced changes relating to tenure and age limits for members and chairpersons of 19 tribunals (including the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal; Securities Appellate Tribunal, Competition Commission of India, CESTAT, Railway Claims Tribunal, Central Administrative Tribunal, Debt Recovery Tribunal, Debt Recoveries Appellate Tribunals, the IPAB -i.e. the Board, in this case, etc.). All these provisions, much like Section 89A of the TM Act, aligned Parliamentary intention to legislate uniform tenure limits and maximum age for members and chairpersons. Therefore, Section 89A is only part of the entire legislative design. However, that has no bearing on the circumstances of the present case.The court rejected the contention that the technical members, in their position at the board as of now, cannot function without a chairperson.. It said:Section 84 (2) of the TM Act no doubt states that a bench of the board shall consist of a judicial and a technical member. However, it is “subject to other provisions” of the TM Act. Section 84(3) commences with a non obstante clause and stipulates, by Section 84(3)(a) that a chairperson may, “in addition to discharging the functions of the Judicial Member or Technical Member of the Bench to which he is appointed, discharge the functions of the Judicial Member or, as the case may be, the Technical Member, of any other Bench.” Thus, in the absence of any member, the chairperson may, if the occasion so arises, act as technical or judicial member. Section 87 enables a vice-chairperson, or as the case may be the senior-most member of the board to act as chairperson in the event of a vacancy to that position, or in the event of the incumbent’s inability to function in the post. Furthermore, significantly, Section 85 inter alia stipulates the qualifications for the post of chairperson or vice-chairperson. The relevant provisions of this section (extracted below)7 reveal that there is no bar for a technical member to be appointed as a regular chairperson, provided she or he has for “at least two years, held the office of a Vice-Chairperson”. In fact, the incumbent five technical members all hold legal qualifications  (three of them holding masters in law, including one who holds a post-doctoral qualification). Four of these incumbent members were practising advocates in specialized fields of intellectual property (trademarks, and copyright) and one technical member (patents) had experience in the Patent Office. These members had practical legal experience of ten to fifteen years. The fact that they were appointed as technical members cannot obfuscate the fact that they are legally trained and qualified. CASE: INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (INDIA GROUP) vs UNION OF INDIA [MISCELLANEOUS APPLICATION NO.2219/2020]CORAM: Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and S. Ravindra BhatCOUNSEL:  Sr Adv P. S. Narasimha, Adv Sai Deepak J, Adv G. Nataraj,  AOR KNMP LawCITATION: LL 2021 SC 84Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

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Your Top 10 Fave Hairspray Songs, Ranked

first_img(Photos: New Line Cinema and Paul Kolnik) It’s Monday, Broadway fans, and we’re gonna shake it, shimmy it with all of our might! The Tony-winning musical Hairspray welcomed fans to the ’60s at the Neil Simon Theatre 14 years ago on August 15. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s ultra-catchy songs have stayed with us ever since, and we cannot wait to hear Hairspray Live!’s starry cast sing through it on December 7. In honor of the Broadway show’s anniversary, we asked you to rank your favorite songs from the big, blonde, beautiful musical. (Newcomer Maddie Baillio previously told us hers—we can’t wait to see her belt “Good Morning, Baltimore”!) Check out your top 10 below! “I Can Hear the Bells” “The Nicest Kids in Town” “Big Girl Now” “I Know Where I’ve Been” “Run and Tell That” “Miss Baltimore Crabs” “Without Love” “Good Morning, Baltimore” “You Can’t Stop the Beat” “Welcome to the ’60s” View Commentslast_img read more

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Trail Mix – Darrell Scott

first_imgMasterful songwriter Darrell Scott recently released a collection of Ben Bullington’s songs.It’s been in the neighborhood of ten years since I published my first piece in Blue Ridge Outdoors. The subject of that profile?Darrell Scott.Over the ensuing decade, I have been lucky enough to interview Scott and regularly feature tunes from his subsequent releases here on Trail Mix. He is a rarity in the music world whose genius is evident in both his lyrical and instrumental abilities, and he continues to be one of my favorite songwriters.For his most recent release, Darrell Scott turned to the songwriting of a good friend, Ben Bullington. Scott, based in Nashville, and Bullington, a native Virginian then living in Montana, met through a mutual friend on a camping trip – both were divorced fathers, both were writers of songs. A friendship blossomed and then, following Bullington’s diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, songs were shared.Bullington died in November of 2013. One year later, Scott entered the studio to record 10 – The Songs of Ben Bullington, cutting nine tracks for the record. Scott finished off the collection of tunes for the record with “I’ve Got To Leave You Now,” a song that he recorded on his iPhone and sent to Bullington prior to his death.Trail Mix is honored to include “I’ve Got To Leave You Now” on this month’s mix.I recently caught up with Darrell Scott to talk about Ben Bullington, his songs, and the inspiration for this record.BRO – What was it about Ben’s songs that sparked in you the desire to release an entire record of them?DS – I wanted to offer a gift to Ben and his boys, and I wanted folks to hear great songs from a pure source.BRO – Aside from your appreciation of his songwriting, what was another aspect of Ben that you admired?DS – I admired that he did not chase the unreachable carrot of the music business and that, with one year to live, he wanted to share his songs more actively.BRO – This month, we are featuring “I’ve Got To Leave You Now.” What did this song say to you when you heard it for the first time?DS – I wanted to light whatever the four friends were smoking on the midnight porch and then go inside and make a midnight snack for them.BRO – How do folks respond to Ben’s songs that have made it into your live set?DS – Folks respond to the story of Ben and they respond to his songs, as I knew they would.BRO – One lesson you learned from Ben that you want to share with others?DS – Be pure in intention.Darrell Scott, along with special guests Bill Payne, John Lowell, Tom Murphy, Kris Clone, and Joanne Gardner, will be performing songs from 10 – The Songs of Ben Bullington on Friday, June 5th, at the Ellen Theater in Bozeman, Montana. Darrell isn’t going to be spending much time on the road this year, so this could be one of few opportunities you have to hear these songs live. Grab a ticket if you are in the neighborhood!For more information on Darrell Scott and how you might get a copy of the new record, please surf over to his website.And make sure you take a listen to “I’ve Got To Leave You Now” on this month’s Trail Mix.last_img read more

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The secret sauce for sub-prime lending success at your credit union

first_imgHaving been in the lending business for 33 years and seeing many companies come and go in the sub-prime market space, I have a feel for what it takes to be successful in the long term. I stress ‘long term’ because literally hundreds of companies have succeeded for a couple of years only to suffer from a variety of ailments.So, what’s the secret sauce for a successful sub-prime lending program at your credit union?  As the saying goes, “results may vary,” but here are some of the ingredients you need to have in your pantry.1 cup underwritingIt all starts with sound underwriting. Since credit histories will be inherently be checkered, sound underwriting means your credit union has to avoid risk layering, or the practice of underwriting multiple layers of risk. An example of risk layering is a borrower with a FICO score in the 500’s, who has marginal ability to repay, and is seeking more than book value on an older car with extended terms. For those of you keeping score in the office, that’s five layers of risk. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Diversity initiatives: Solving a problem that doesn’t exist?

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Holly Buchanan Holly Buchanan is the author of Selling Financial Services to Women – What Men Need to Know and Even Women Will Be Surprised to Learn. She is the co-author of The … Web: www.SellingFinancialServicesToWomen.com Details By now you’ve probably heard that California has become the first state in the country to mandate female directors on public company boards headquartered in the state.  You can read more about it here. The new law is intended to increase diversity on public company boards.  Boy howdy have I been having some interesting conversations about this move by California.  Some people are cheering: “This is great! We may finally see more equal representation on company boards.”  Some people are jeering: “So a more qualified man is going to be pushed aside by a less qualified woman? How is that progress?”It brings up a fundamental problem about diversity initiatives.  What is the problem they are trying to solve? And how do you address the fact that many people believe these initiatives are attempting to solve a problem that does not exist?  What is the problem?No one is debating the statistics. The California legislation states that “26% of the Russell 3000 companies based in California have NO women directors serving on their boards.” Further, “[n]early one-half of the 75 largest IPOs from 2014 to 2016 went public with NO women on boards.”What these statistics don’t address is why?  And that’s where the disagreement comes in.Why aren’t there more women serving on company boards?Why are there so few women serving on company boards?  One camp believes it’s due to discrimination. The other camp believes it’s due simply to the fact that the men on the boards are more qualified than the female candidates.   The folks I talk to take one of two positions on the California law.  One – the result will be less qualified women will be chosen over more qualified men.  Two – the result will be less qualified men will not be chosen over more qualified women.  Who is right?  That depends on the process used to identify, recruit, and ultimately seat a board member.  Is there bias in that process? If there is, how do you remove it?Research points to unconscious bias in hiring practices.  Read more about these studies here.  Companies have had success with “blind recruiting” and “blind hiring.”  They use software and other methods to screen resumes and job applications to remove names (which can indicate gender, race and nationality).  In another example, many symphonies have instituted a blind audition process where musicians audition behind a screen. These processes enabled organizations to remove bias in order to more accurately identify the best people for the job.   More transparency around how board members are chosenSo who is the best person for the job?  How are board members chosen? How are candidates recruited?  What does the interview process look like? What criteria matters most?  How are candidates evaluated? How is the process/system streamlined to reduce bias?   My hope is that the process for selecting and choosing board members will become a main focus of this initiative with an emphasis on transparency.  The California law is sparking a great deal of debate.  There are already constitutional challenges to the law, so its fate is still uncertain.  But it’s an interesting experiment. I look forward to seeing how it all turns out.last_img read more

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Fernandinho the glue binding surging Man City together

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Fernandinho, Pep GuardiolaManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Among a dazzling array of midfield options, it is the often unheralded Fernandinho who Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has relied on most in another stunning start to the season for the Premier League champions.The Brazilian will face old club Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday as City seek to make amends from the only blip of their campaign so far, a shock 2-1 defeat to Lyon in their last Champions League home game.If any reminder was needed over Guardiola’s influence, he was banned from the touchline that night.Since his return, City have won nine and drawn one, a 0-0 stalemate away to Liverpool, of their last 10 games, scoring 29 goals and conceding just two in the process.Although fulsome in his praise of the maturing centre-back pairing Aymeric Laporte and John Stones, Guardiola’s defensive philosophy is dependent on a team effort to keep the ball as far away from City’s goal as possible.“Always we try to convince our players as far away the ball is from our goal, we are safe. It’s much, much better. The moment the ball is around our box, anything can happen,” said Guardiola this week.“In 10 years I was always concerned, always focused, maybe more than any other thing, in defending well.“The only difference is we do it far away from our goal.”Central to that philosophy is Fernandinho’s ability to not just read the game and quickly regain possession, but also use the ball soundly as a springboard to City’s attack.“There is always a relation. When you attack good, you defend well. When you defend well and are solid, you attack better,” added Guardiola.‘Luckiest manager in the world’ Despite turning 33 earlier this year, Fernandinho has started all of City’s 14 Premier and Champions League matches this season, while the more creative talents of David Silva, Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling have had to live with Guardiola’s rotation policy.“Ferna would make any manager the happiest or luckiest in the world,” said Guardiola ahead of City’s 3-0 win in the Ukraine against Shakhtar two weeks ago.“He is a joy to have as a player – he is very special. He will always be a special player for me to work alongside.”Guardiola knows very well the dual demands of Fernandinho’s role having won the European Cup in his days as a player in the same position for Barcelona.Fernandinho received arguably the highest praise from his manager when he claimed even Guardiola the player couldn’t force his way into the current City juggernaut given his form.So far City’s failure to land Jorginho, who instead choose to follow Maurizio Sarri in the move from Napoli to Chelsea in July, to share the burden as the midfield anchor hasn’t proved costly.Instead, Guardiola’s men show no sign of a slip in standards from their record 100-point Premier League campaign last season, as evidenced by a 6-1 annihilation of Southampton on Sunday.It is the Champions League that remains the holy grail for City’s Abu Dhabi owners, though, and despite the Lyon stumble, another victory against Shakhtar will put the English champions well on course to make the last 16 for a sixth straight season.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Nominations Open For Boss Of The Year Award

first_imgSubmitted by Thurston ChamberOlympia, Washington – The Thurston County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its third annual Boss of the Year award.  Co-sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, this award recognizes outstanding individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership in the workplace through innovation, communication, vision, and performance.“With the challenging economy impacting organizations everywhere, leaders are making the difference between whether an organization barely survives or actually thrives”, said Reid Bates, Chair of the Thurston County Chamber and owner of Express Employment Professionals.  “This award is a great way for bosses to be recognized by their teams and the Chamber and for their examples to be shared across the community”, says Bates.Once again, Saint Martin’s University business students will play an important role in the selection process by interviewing finalists and gathering data for the selection committee.  “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to meet with exceptional business leaders in the community and to also learn more about what truly defines leadership in the workplace,” says Richard Beer, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business.Nominations for the “Boss of the Year” award will be accepted through October 26th.  You may mail, fax or send via email to the Chamber office.  The award recipients will be announced on December 12 at the Worthington Center at Saint Martin’s University. For more information about the “Boss of the Year” competition, contact David Schaffert at [email protected]  or Reid Bates  at [email protected] a Nomination Form please visit www.thurstonchamber.com Facebook4Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Bruh moment of 28th October 2019: ter Stegen’s save so incredible that Barcelona resurrected…

first_imgImage Courtesy: DPA/FC BarcelonaAdvertisement bgqkeNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9gdsd7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2m88( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7nhpWould you ever consider trying this?😱131a8xCan your students do this? 🌚8myxRoller skating! Powered by Firework Marc-André ter Stegen was inordinately praised after that incredible save against Slavia Prague last Thursday. The clip of the German shot stopper has gathered attention around social media to such an extent, the club has created a meme video dedicated to the save!Advertisement Image Courtesy: DPA/FC BarcelonaTitled ‘@mterstegen1 AIRLINES‘, the clip starts off with the German goalkeeper jumping high and stretching his arm to deflect Slavia forward Peter Olayinka’s clip, edited into a ‘shooting star’ meme. Check it out below, courtesy to Barça’s official Twitter.Advertisement The ‘shooting star’ meme trend started back in 2016, where clips of people, animals or objects jumping, falling or getting airborne was edited into them traversing over famous landscapes and finally into space and beyond. The hilarious meme, making proper use of the song ‘Shooting Star’ by Australian electronic music duo Bag Raiders.Ter Stegen here is also shown to fly off from the field, soaring over the Pyramids in Egypt, alongside military jets, past an astronaught in the space, and finally coming back to his spot and making that awesome save.The video has got a mixed response from the fans, some praising the creativity, while others are mocking it for being ”too cringey.”The UEFA Champions League Group F match between the Červenobílí and the Blaugranas at the Sinobo Stadium saw a 2-1 victory for the visitors, as club talisman and skipper Lionel Messi opened up the scoreline in the 3rd minute, while the rest were both scored by the home team. First the equalizer by Jan Bořil in thr 50th minute, 7 minutes later and Olayinka himself unfortunately sending one to their own net. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Madison Bumgarner pushes aside trade talk: “I’m trying to win games for the Giants”

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The Giants used seven pitchers Thursday night — even with Madison Bumgarner throwing nine sterling innings — and had Tyler Beede in the on deck circle waiting to hit after Donovan Solano.Beede, who struck out in the 14th inning, didn’t have to take another swing. With the bases loaded and no outs, Solano singled to right off reliever Chris Mazza to score Brandon Crawford from third base and give the Giants an exhausting 3-2, 16-inning victory over the New York Mets at Oracle …last_img read more

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