Online giving service Justgiving has launched a new service to make payroll giving ‘fast, easy, fun and interactive.’The Justgiving payroll giving solution allows employees to choose from over600 charities to donate to, without being restricted by a Professional Fundraising Organisations (PFO). As such smaller charities can benefit from the payroll giving scheme just as much as their largercounterparts, says the online giving service. The Justgiving solution automatesadministration processes and reduces associated costs for employers, using the benefits of online giving. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Justgiving launches online payroll giving service Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital 28 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis By identifying donation milestones and communicating them to the workforce, Justgiving believes that its service can make payroll giving “more engaging and interactive and bring the benefits of payroll giving such as improved levels of staff motivation and retention to the organisation.”David Brocklebank, sales and marketing director, Justgiving, says: “Too often, companies and employees are guided by PFOs who typically encourage fundraising to be directed towards the larger charities.However people are more likely to donate to a cause that they feel passionately about and this will differ from person to person.Justgiving allows employees to select the charity of their choice without any pressure from the PFO and in their own time. Infacilitating this process, the employer is perceived as supporting causes which are important to each member of staff.”Justgiving contrasts its online service to the current paper-based system used by many payroll givers. Currently if employees want to participate in a payroll giving scheme, they usually have to complete a form by hand, pass the information tothe human resources or finance department where the information will be manually entered into the company’s payroll system. In medium to large organisations, says Justgiving, this often requires the services of at least one full time employee. Justgiving points out that its service will therefore offer administrative savings for medium to large companies. In addition, “it will make it easier for smaller organisations to offer payroll giving in the first place.”Justgiving enables one off and regular donations to be made so forexample, if an employee is running a marathon, all sponsorship of theindividual by colleagues can easily be processed through payroll giving.Employees can review and modify their charity choice in response to emergency appeals, a key event in their own life such as a wedding or birthday, or to support individual sponsorship of friends or family. Justgiving say that their solution is “simple to integrate into an organisation’s existing systems and no specialist intranet is needed.” Justgiving is offering free set up for organisations who sign up for itspayroll giving solution before 31 October 2003. The full price after thistime will be £12,500. Howard Lake | 31 August 2003 | News 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.
On the Blogs: FirstEnergy’s Double Standard FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Dennis Wamsted at WamstedOnEnergy:These two aging facilities—the Sammis plant’s newest unit is 45 years old while the oldest is 57; the Davis-Besse facility is 39 years old but it has a history of serious maintenance problems—have been battered by the drop in natural gas prices, the influx of new wind and solar generation, and the continued stagnation in overall electricity demand. The battering has been so bad that they essentially can’t compete in the current market, and FirstEnergy is asking state regulators to bail them out while hitting customers with new monthly charges that could run into the billions of dollars over the coming eight years.In its pleadings with the Ohio PUC, FirstEnergy has said the bailout is essential to keep the plants operating, and that the plants, in turn, are needed to maintain reliable, affordable electric supplies in the state—in other words, could I get a little re-regulation here, please.In defending the company’s proposal, Doug Colafella, a FirstEnergy spokesman, told the Toledo Blade: “We like to think of it as an insurance policy against volatility and the future uncertainty of the marketplace. It’s a concept we think will benefit customers because it considers the long-term volatility of the marketplace.”That doesn’t sound at all like the pro-competition track laid down by former CEO Alexander (Remember, “competitive markets, over time, will produce the lowest prices for customers.”) or the pro-competition testimony offered just months ago in Maryland regarding renewables (Remember, “competitive markets, not regulatory mandates, provide the most economical solution….”).Well, the competitive markets have spoken in Ohio (and the broader PJM territory in which FirstEnergy’s generating units operate), and Sammis and Davis-Besse simply can’t compete. This point was driven home by PJM itself in a recent report: “The simple fact that a generating facility cannot earn sufficient market revenue to cover its going-forward costs does not reasonably lead to the conclusion that wholesale markets are flawed,” PJM wrote. “More likely, it demonstrates that the generating facility is uneconomic.”It’s time for FirstEnergy to stand by its competitive mantra and close those two plants, not seek to soak its customers for billions for plants that are no longer economic.Full item: FirstEnergy Fails the Test on Utility Competition With Its Bailout Bid
This comes after Broome County saw a spike in cases within the last week. There have been a total of 1,527 cases, 1,265 recoveries and 82 deaths. There are four people hospitalized. (WBNG) — Broome County has the most active coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic. According to the Broome County COVID-19 Tracker, there are 180 active cases, which is the most the county has seen at one time.
Recent graduate, 22-year-old, Kennedy Mitchum who studied law, has successfully argued that Merriam-Webster should change its definition of “racism.”So she was surprised when an editor responded to her email and even more surprised that the company agreed to update the entry.Mitchum has gotten into a lot conversations about racism and injustice where people have pointed to the dictionary to prove that they’re not racist. It’s happened a lot more lately as the world reacts to the death of George Floyd while in the custody of four Minneapolis police officers.“I kept having to tell them that definition is not representative of what is actually happening in the world,” she told CNN. “The way that racism occurs in real life is not just prejudice it’s the systemic racism that is happening for a lot of black Americans.”Merriam-Webster’s first definition of racism is “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.”Mitchum said many people she’s talked to use that to dismiss her concerns about racism and overlook broader issues of racial inequality because they don’t personally feel that way about people of color.Mitchum said she sent her email on a Thursday night and got a reply from editor Alex Chambers the next morning.After a few emails, Chambers agreed that the entry should be updated and said a new definition is being drafted.“This revision would not have been made without your persistence in contacting us about this problem,” Chambers said in the email, which was provided to CNN. “We sincerely thank you for repeatedly writing in and apologize for the harm and offense we have caused in failing to address this issue sooner.”Mitchum said she hopes the vocabulary change helps people have more productive conversations about race. She said she appreciated them taking her concerns seriously and talking through the issue.“I was super happy because I really felt like that was a step in a good direction for a lot of positive change for a lot of different positive conversations that can really help change the world and helps change how people view things,” she said.