Billy Connolly on compassion fatigue

Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Recruitment / people  88 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Billy Connolly on compassion fatigue “Like me”, he said, “you’ve probably read in the newspaper, or heard from some branch of the media or other, about compassion fatigue and like me too you’ve probably believed that such a thing existed, like compassion was some kind of finite substance and you could run out of it. If you use too much somehow you don’t have compassion left any more. “Oh, I’ve been far too compassionate this month. I’ll be cold heart next month”.“What nonsense! If you can just change compassion to love, you can see how ridiculous it is. “I’ve got love fatigue. I’ve only got a wee bit of love to go round.”“Crap! Let me tell you something. You have been impressive so far with the money you’ve given, the time and the energy you’ve given to these amazing causes and it isn’t easy – it’s a long-term commitment – whether it’s because of war or some political disturbance or famine or natural disaster. It is a very long-term commitment.“Even right here, for instance, in Mozambique the water’s very dirty and people wash their clothes and animals go in it and all sorts and they used to drink it. But now there’s little wells being dug for fresh drinking water and this kind of thing goes on and on and on. It’s a long-term project and it’s great to stand here and say I’m very proud of you. Don’t listen to talk about compassion fatigue.”Wine Relief’s “The Good Nose” magazine costs £1 of which 90p will be donated to Comic Relief. Howard Lake | 2 March 1999 | News “Don’t listen to talk about compassion fatigue”, argued comedian Billy Connolly in his 1995 film in Mozambique for Comic Relief. This year’s Wine Relief magazine for Comic Relief republishes his stirring call to give and keep giving.Wine Relief, in support of this month’s Comic Relief campaign, has published a magazine which includes the text of Billy Connolly’s criticism of the concept of “compassion fatigue” which he explained in his 1995 film “Return to Nose and Beak”, filmed in Mozambique.It is a stirring and compelling call to donors and indirectly to fundraisers. Advertisement 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. read more

Institute of Fundraising aims to protect charities’ revenue from lotteries

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Institute of Fundraising aims to protect charities’ revenue from lotteries  9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 September 2002 | News The Institute of Fundraising and Charity Law Association are working to secure revenue from charity lotteries and lottery-type promotions.The organisations have submitted a joint response to the Government Consultation on the law on prize competitions. They believe that the current and longstanding public policy that lotteries must benefit good causes is in jeopardy because of proposed changes to prize competition laws.The submission calls calls for the definitions of ‘lotteries’ (games determined by chance) and ‘prize competitions’ (games involving skill) to be amplified to deal with twenty-first century developments such as premium-rate lines, text messages and the Internet and to ensure that charities continue to benefit from the proceeds of lotteries. Advertisement Andrew Watt, Head of Policy at the Institute of Fundraising said, “Any distinction between the two activities must be effectively regulated and enforced and there must be parity in regulation.” 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