Donorfy rated top CRM software supplier for second year

first_imgDonorfy rated top CRM software supplier for second year Melanie May | 18 May 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19  158 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 Donorfy has been rated the top ‘CRM software’ and ‘top CRM supplier’ in the Charity CRM Software Survey for the second year running.Fundraising Magazine’s Charity CRM survey had over 600 responses. Donorfy ranked top in best product for functionality, cost, integration with other systems, integration with websites, ease of use, accessibility, and security. It also gained market share in the small charity category with the fundraising software platform the fastest growing CRM for UK non-profits, according to the survey.Donorfy also ranked top in the categories for best supplier for technical support, product upgrades, commitment to the charity sector, and investment in development. All of the Donorfy users that responded said they would recommend it to others.The Charity CRM Software Survey is published in the May 2017 issue of Fundraising Magazine, and examined themes including software integration, length of ownership, functionality, data management and regulatory compliance. This year, a question also addressed how GDPR may affect charity CRM programmes.Robin Fisk, founder of Donorfy said:“We have found that there is an appetite among small and medium-sized nonprofits for charity-focused CRM that’s ready to go and powerful, but without the heavy costs that were previously associated with traditional systems. Donorfy was designed from the ground up for the cloud. This has tons of benefits, not least of which are the product updates that happen without the charity needing to upgrade, and the lower implementation and running costs.”  157 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: Charity CRM Software crm About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Joint letter to Canada’s National Energy Board condemning witch-hunt for journalist’s sources

first_img News May 12, 2017 Joint letter to Canada’s National Energy Board condemning witch-hunt for journalist’s sources CanadaAmericas Protecting sources Whistleblowers Follow the news on Canada Receive email alerts News Peter WatsonChairman and Chief ExecutiveNational Energy Board of Canada517 Tenth Avenue SW, Suite 210Calgary, AB, T2R 0A8May 12, 2017 Dear Mr. Watson,We are writing on behalf of two non-profit, non-governmental organizations that work topromote and protect press freedom and freedom of expression around the world:Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF).We are deeply troubled by the report that the National Energy Board (NEB), Canada’senergy regulator, hired a private investigation firm to investigate whether its employeesare sharing information with media sources. The investigation has come to light as partof a National Observer special report on the secrets of Canadian government andcorporations, conducted by managing editor Mike De Souza and other Observerreporters.The ongoing investigation will cost the federal government–that is, will cost Canadians–$24,150. While the NEB maintains that they have not spied on journalists as part of theinvestigation, the regulator’s witch-hunt for whistleblowers remains cause for alarm forthe Canadian press and citizens alike. Whistleblowers are a critical source of publicinterest information for journalists, particularly in cases of misconduct behindgovernment and corporate doors. For journalists to be able to do their job of holding thepowerful to account, whistleblowers must be protected, not threatened by continuousinvestigation and surveillance.A September 6, 2016, email from De Souza to NEB executive Sylvain Bédard regardinga joke about tasering environmental protesters made in an August 30 meeting precededan investigation into how De Souza had caught wind of the joke in the first place. OnSeptember 20, the NEB contracted Presidia Security Consulting to investigateemployees, with the goal of identifying possible whistleblowers. In a message informingemployees of the investigation, Mr. Bédard described whistleblowers as a “securityrisk.” The NEB declined De Souza’s requests for interviews and offered him no commentas to the nature or purpose of the investigation, apart from promising that neither DeSouza nor any other reporter were being surveilled.CJFE and RSF condemn the NEB’s use of federal funds—at a cost to the government,and subsequently Canadians, of $24,150—to privately investigate their employees andto stifle potential whistleblowers. Whistleblowers should have access to adequateprotection under Canadian law. To this end, we support calls from public sector unionsfor the federal government to introduce laws expanding governmental protection forwhistleblowers that call out management misconduct. As it stands, should employeesencounter misconduct or injustice, threatening measures like NEB’s private investigationencourage silence rather than speaking out. We condemn this silencing of whistleblowers, and, by extension, silencing of the press through which their storiesought to be heard.On April 26, RSF published its 2017 World Press Freedom Index, in which Canada fellfour places since last year, now ranking 22nd out of 180 countries; only two years ago,Canada was in the top 10. It is more important than ever to protect access to informationand freedom of the press and restore Canada’s once exemplary record as one of theworld’s leading democracies.We thank you for your attention and look forward to your reply. Yours sincerely, Alice Klein, President, CJFE Delphine Halgand, North America Director,Reporters Without Borders Image credit: Bea Vongdouangchanh Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Canadian Journalists for Freedom of Expression (CJFE) have sent the following joint letter to Peter Watson, Chairman and Chief Executive of the National Energy Board of Canada (NEB), after learning that the NEB hired a private investigation firm to track down a journalist’s sources. January 15, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News November 19, 2020 Find out more “We must impose democratic obligations on the leading digital players” Organisation Help by sharing this information On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” to go further CanadaAmericas Protecting sources Whistleblowers News November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Ghani presidency’s first 100 days: hopes persist despite more violence against journalists

first_img Organisation The first 100 days of the government led by President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah have seen significant advances for media freedom.The two leaders made several statements in support of freedom of information in September. Key measures favouring freedom of information have also been taken. They include modifying the access to information law, eliminating the Media Offences Commission, and the planned creation of a media regulatory body under a new media law.But this period has also seen the continuation of a wave of violence against journalists than was unleashed when election coverage began last October. The Taliban stepped up attacks on the civilian population more than a year ago, and their targets have included journalists and media.Reporters Without Borders has also noted at least nine arrests of journalists and bloggers, 55 attacks or threats against information providers, five abductions and four fatal attacks, in which two of the victims were foreign reporters. Despite this wave of violence, Afghan journalists have continued to play an important and responsible role in providing coverage of the elections and the post-election political crisis.“The main reason for the continuing violence and resulting instability has been the war waged by the Taliban against the desire for peace and democracy that the Afghan people demonstrated in the presidential election,” said Reza Moini, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Iran-Afghanistan desk.“But news media and journalists are increasingly being threatened by local government officials and military personnel. All of these abuses must be stopped,” Moini added.Reporters Without Borders reiterates the importance of the need for the Afghan government to address the following essential points and to consider the recommendations that Reporters Without Borders made in its March 2014 report entitled “Presidential election in Afghanistan: local media on the front line”:- Abuses against journalists, which mostly take place outside the capital, continue to go unpunished. At least 32 journalists have been killed in connection with their work since 2002. Women journalists are often singled out for acts of violence and intimidation.- The new interior and justice ministries must relaunch investigations into past murders and serious cases of violence against journalists. They must also ensure that the police investigate every new attack or threat against journalists and do what is necessary to punish those responsible and provide prosecutors and judges with complete case files.- The information ministry must foster editorial independence in the state-owned news media.- The government and religious authorities must defend the right of women to work as journalists, including TV journalists, in the same way that men do.Afghanistan is ranked 128th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders welcomes the appointment of several human rights and freedom of information defenders in the new national unity government that was finally formed on 12 January. They include Najiba Ayubi, a journalist on the Reporters Without Borders list of “100 information heroes,” and Ai Soltan Khirie, a renowned poet and journalist. Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says News January 17, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ghani presidency’s first 100 days: hopes persist despite more violence against journalists News RSF_en Receive email alerts News RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan to go further Follow the news on Afghanistan AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information May 3, 2021 Find out more March 11, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2021 Find out more Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom”last_img read more

Foynes looks to the skies

first_img TAGS2017 Foynes Air ShowfoynesIrish Aviation AuthoritylimerickWest Limerick WhatsApp Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsFoynes looks to the skiesBy Alan Jacques – May 28, 2017 1157 Facebook Linkedin Email SIXTEEN dazzling acts and 29 stunning aircraft will take to the skies over West Limerick on Sunday July 22 for the Foynes Air Show.Now in its fourth year, this spectacular three-hour show is being billed as the West of Ireland’s largest ever air show.Spanish Air Force F-18 jets, British Spitfires, and Viggen jets flown by the Swedish Air Force are just a small sample of the daredevil acts unveiled this week as part of this exciting event, supported by the Irish Aviation Authority.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Made up of 16 awe-inspiring acts, this year’s show will not only look to the future of aviation with demonstrations from some of the world’s most modern aircrafts, but it will also pay homage to the past and the well documented aviation history of Foynes.The Catalina Flying Boat will be on display during the air show this summer to mark the 80th anniversary of the first transatlantic flight.“This is the biggest year ever for the Foynes Air Show. We have 16 acts coming from all across Europe, and visitors to the show will be amazed at the daredevil acrobatics of the skilled pilots and the impressive sight of some of the world’s most extraordinary aircrafts,” enthused director of the Foynes Air Show, Margaret O’Shaughnessy.Chief executive of the Irish Aviation Authority, Eamonn Brennan was equally excited.“The Foynes Air Show has been a really great event in recent years and this year promises to be an extra special one for fans of aviation across Ireland. Aviation is a hugely important economic driver for our country and this year under the IAA’s ‘Aviation Ireland’ campaign we are supporting not just one, but two, spectacular air shows over the same weekend — at Foynes and at Bray, making this year an extra special one for fans of aviation across Ireland.“We see this as a great avenue to raise the profile of aviation and to generate an interest in our industry,” Mr Brennan explained.For more details visit www.foynesairshow.com.by Alan [email protected]center_img Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Print Previous articleShandon Trio violinist at St Mary’s CathedralNext articleAutism-friendly night highlight of Food Truck Festival Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more

May 15, 2006 News and Notes

first_img News and Notes Kathy Adams Gibbs of Tew Cardenas in Miami was appointed as the chair of the Vizcayans La Lega. James K. Rubin of North Miami Beach was a speaker at a seminar titled “Firearm Laws in Florida” hosted by Lorman Education Services. Roshawn Banks of The All Law Center in Ft. Lauderdale is now a licensed Realtor. The firm continues to handle real estate, criminal, family, and immigration issues. David M. Garten of West Palm Beach spoke on the television program “Wealth & Wisdom” regarding a lawyer’s duty to determine his or her client’s testamentary capacity. Robby Birnbaum of Greenspoon Marder in Ft. Lauderdale spoke at the American Association of Debt Management Organizations. His topic was “Relating to Regulators: Building Positive Relationships with State Regulators While Protecting Your Company’s Interest.” Hugh Cotney of Jacksonville has been elected to the board of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. Darryl M. Bloodworth of Dean Mead in Orlando became a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years trial experience before they can be considered for fellowship. Luis J. Perez of Hogan & Hartson in Miami was named president of the U.S. – Spain Council. The U.S. – Spain Council is a forum in which U.S. and Spanish corporate leaders seek to promote better relations between the two countries. Gerry Rosenthal was named to the Board of Counselors of The Carter Center. The Carter Center was founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to advance peace and health worldwide. Joseph M. Goldstein of Shutts & Bowen’s Ft. Lauderdale office was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc. Rodd Michael Santomauro of Camfield and Santomauro in Palm Bay was presented with the Professionalism Award for the Young Lawyers Division of the Brevard County Bar Association. Xavier Martinez has been appointed vice president for business development for Fiduciary Trust International of the South. Martinez’s responsibilities include client development. Gunster Yoakley’s Miami office hosted a reception for Miami attorney Frank Angones. Angones is the first Cuban-American elected to serve as president-elect of The Florida Bar. Richard M. Zelman of Sacher Zelman in Miami addressed students at the University of Miami Law School during a workshop focusing on managing international and domestic real estate transactions. Bernard H. Oxman was appointed to sit in the International Court of Justice, which is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Valencia Nash was elected as justice of the peace in Dallas County, Texas. She is the first African-American woman to serve in this capacity in Dallas County. Nash is actively practicing law in Dallas and continues to be a member of The Florida Bar. Jack R. Reiter of Adorno & Yoss’ Miami office addressed the Miami Beach Bar Association on “Persevering Errors on Appeal” at its April meeting. Reiter heads Adorno & Yoss’ appellate practice department. James B. Baldinger of Carlton Fields’ West Palm Beach office will become president of the Lorraine & Jack N. Friedman Commission for Jewish Education of the Palm Beaches. Belinda Noah published “International Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Law: TRIPS and Patentable Subject Matter in their Global Marketplace.” Matt Firestone of Pohl & Short in Winter Park presented “Understanding HOA Bylaws and Covenants” to the Orange County Homeowners’ Association Alliance. Wm. Andrew “Andy” Haggard of Haggard, Parks, Haggard & Lewis in Coral Gables was elected to serve on the Orange Bowl Committee. Carlton Fields participated in the annual Baynanza Biscayne Bay Clean-Up at Vizcaya. “Team Carlton Fields” consisted of Miami office employees, attorneys and their families including Gary Pappas, Ana Harris, Ana Rodriguez, Nancy Maldonado, Chris Sharp, John Camp, and Marilyn Trinz. Robert A. Soriano of Carlton Field’s Tampa office has been published in The ReedLogic Bankruptcy Law Leadership Conference, Top Partners on Winning Legal Strategies & Best Practices for Success. Soriano’s chapter is titled, “The Roles of the Bankruptcy Lawyer.” Joseph G. Jarret, county attorney for Polk County, published “Animal Control Liability, Challenges for the Public Risk Manager” in Public Risk magazine, and presented “A Primer on Public Records Law & Government in the Sunshine” on behalf of the Florida Association of Public Purchasing Officers, and “Growth Management, Trials & Tribulations” during a community leader forum in Lakeland. Amy D. Ronner published “Denaturalization and Death: What It Means to Preclude the Exercise of Judicial Discretion” in the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal 101. Ronner was also the keynote speaker at the annual Black Law Student Association’s banquet. Marlon A. Hill of delancyhill in Miami has been chosen to host a talk radio show called “Caribbean Crossroads” on News/Talk WTPS 1080AM every Sunday from 6 – 7 p.m., covering legal issues and community affairs. Bruce Charles King of Carlton Fields’ Miami office spoke at the “Managing Complex Construction Law Issues” seminar for the National Business Institute. King’s presentation is titled “Project Delivery Methods and Answers.” Sylvia H. Walbolt of Carlton Fields’ Tampa office received one of the John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Awards. The award was presented at the ABA’s Section of Litigation annual meeting. Jason M. Murray of Carlton Fields’ Miami office co-authored an article in the ABA Franchise Law Journal called “Covenants Not to Compete and Nonsignatories: Enjoining Unfair Conspiracies.” Mark S. Bentley of GrayRobinson in Tampa was elected to the Board of Directors of the Ybor City Development Corporation. Bentley’s experience includes eminent domain litigation, land use, zoning, governmental and administrative law. Tracy Tyson Miller of Jacksonville presented a seminar at the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives conference in Boston, Mass. Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe hosted the fifth annual African-American Networking Reception at the Orlando offices. Richard A. Greenberg of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell’s Tallahassee office spoke on the topic of legal ethics at the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ 2006 Criminal Law Certification Review seminar in Tampa. David L. Levy, chief judge emeritus of the Third District Court of Appeal, is leaving the bench to teach law at St. Thomas University. Michael J. Napoleone of Richman Greer’s West Palm Beach office was elected to the board of directors of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. Alex H. Hamrick of SQI 1031 Exchange Services, LLC, spoke at the “Essentials of Section 1031 Exchange Seminar” in Orlando. Jorge Hernandez–Toraño of Holland & Knight’s Miami office was selected to receive one of the Boston College Law School’s 75th Anniversary Alumni Awards. Hernandez – Toraño was selected because of his leadership in the legal profession. Lynn Dannheisser of Gunster Yoakley has been appointed town attorney for the city of Surfside. Dannheisser will continue practicing while serving the city. Michael I. Udine of Udine & Udine in Ft. Lauderdale was elected mayor of Parkland. He has been a Parkland city commissioner since 2003. Paulo Miranda of Akerman Senterfitt’s Miami office has been appointed president of the USA Latin America Chapter of the Associação dos Dirigentes de Vendas e Marketing do Brasil, which has been active in Brazil for more than 50 years. May 15, 2006 News & Notes May 15, 2006 News and Noteslast_img read more