Institute extends policy helpline to Facebook and Twitter

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 March 2013 | News  59 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Susan Luxford, the Institute’s new Digital Communications Manager, said: “These enquiries come from the very biggest to the very smallest charities, community groups, professionals and individuals with an ill family member. There’s a need for good advice, and we’ve developed a way of ensuring that we provide support in ways that meet people’s needs. The Institute’s policy helpline will be available on Twitter and Facebook from Friday 8 March 2013. The first online helpline session will run from 10:00 until 12:00. To take part, ask your questions to @ioftweets on Twitter using the #iofhelp hashtag, or on the Institute’s Facebook fan page wall. Tagged with: Digital Facebook Institute of Fundraising Law / policy Twittercenter_img The Institute of Fundraising’s (IoF) policy helpline service is being extended to Twitter and Facebook from Friday this week. The membership body is working to extend the way that policy staff give support to members and the public alongside the existing telephone helpline.At first the online helpline will be available on the first Friday of every month, but the Institute aims to increase that to a weekly session.Last year the Institute’s policy team dealt with 1,500 phone enquiries and 1,200 via email from its 5,200 individual members and the general public. Advertisement Institute extends policy helpline to Facebook and Twitter 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Hoboken to introduce $113.2M budget

first_imgHOBOKEN — The city said it will introduce a $113.2 million municipal budget at the next City Council meeting with a slight (1.25 percent) reduction in the municipal tax rate. A release said that the reduction is because they will ask for the same tax levy this year and last year (the amount of property taxes to collect from residents). but because of an increasing ratable base — or more taxable properties pitching in — each person’s rate goes down.“Since becoming mayor, we have worked with the City Council to restore fiscal discipline and hold the line on taxes, and I’m pleased that this year’s budget will provide a modest municipal tax cut,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Together, we have passed fully-funded, gimmick-free budgets, restored a responsible budget surplus, and improved our credit rating to AA+ from its near junk bond rating.” A property owner’s total tax bill includes three main components: municipal, school, and county taxes, along with smaller components for the library, municipal open space, and county open space. × In 2016, municipal purposes taxes made up approximately 31 percent of total property taxes while county taxes composed 40 percent and school taxes were 24 percent.The budget has to be introduced at a council meeting. Officials and the public can make suggestions. The council will then take a final vote on at a subsequent meeting after a public hearing. Additionally, a series of budget workshops will be hosted on March 27, March 29, and April 3.The 2017 budget can be viewed at read more

Kevin-Prince Boateng hints at Bundesliga return

first_imgThe AC Milan star, who is still in regular contact with Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp, says he could imagine returning to Germany’s top flightAC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng says Jurgen Klopp “is like a friend” to him and there is a possibility that he will play for Borussia Dortmund again in the future.The Ghana international, who came out of national retirement in June, played under the German trainer whilst on loan at Signal Iduna Park in 2009 from Tottenham.Boateng, whose deal with the San Siro outfit expires in June 2015, has suggested he could imagine returning to Germany’s top flight in the future, and that he still keeps in regular contact with Klopp.“Bundesliga is always interesting to me,” he told Eurosport.“However, at the moment, I’m still wearing the red-and-black jersey of Milan. “At the moment Klopp is still busy with his pre-season preparations, so he doesn’t have much time. We both have a lot of things to do.“But we chat regularly. And that won’t change, as he is like a friend of mine.”The 26-year-old praised die Schwarzgelben and treble-winners Bayern Munich for their impressive display in the Champions League last term, and also in last month’s DFL-Supercup final where Dortmund ran out 4-2 winners in Pep Guardiola’s debut as Bayern coach.“They made it to the Champions League final – so of course they are the benchmark at the moment,” he added.“You could see it again during the Super Cup clash at which pace they are playing football, it’s gigantic! “Even Barcelona and Real Madrid had to upgrade.”last_img read more