Applications open for IoF’s Student Fundraising Scheme

first_img Paul Marvell, Director of Professional Development & Membership said that he hoped that the scheme could be extended to “many other charities and students”. Karl Gwilliam Events and Community Fundraising Manager, Send a Cow said: “Smaller charities like Send a Cow have just as much to offer students and their RAG’s as the larger charities as we hope that this pilot evidences.  Ultimately, we want to identify and attract more fundraisers and volunteers but importantly to provide students with potential career opportunities within fundraising.” How to applyApplicants can apply to only one charity, which will then review the applications. Applications open for IoF’s Student Fundraising Scheme The Institute of Fundraising’s pilot student fundraising scheme will help 22 student fundraisers develop their fundraising skills and gain a qualification for free.Students taking part will receive ongoing support from their charity sponsors to help them improve their fundraising activities at their students’ union or university. The students will also study for the Institute’s Introductory Certificate in Fundraising and receive 12 month’s associate membership of the Institute.The new scheme is being run in collaboration with recruitment specialists Charity People and three charities: Send a Cow, The Children’s Society, and Meningitis UK. It also has the support of the National Union of Students (NUS). The pilot was developed with assistance from employability staff at Leeds University Union. Advertisement The Children’s Society Send a Cow Meningitis UKThe closing date for student applications is 11 October 2013. Those selected will be notified by 31 October.Photo: Student in library – photo: Arek Malang on Shutterstock.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 3 September 2013 | News  8 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

Belarusian authorities turn their sights on press freedom defenders

first_img BelarusEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment News RSF_en This large-scale operation began on the morning of 16 February when police searched BAJ headquarters in the capital, Minsk, and then placed a seal on its entrance. Searches were also carried out on the homes of three BAJ representatives and six journalists in Minsk, Homyel, Rechytsa and Mahilyow.In Minsk, police searched the home of BAJ vice-president and spokesperson Barys Haretski from top to bottom. When BAJ president Andrei Bastunets received a visit from the police shortly thereafter, he was arrested and taken to BAJ headquarters before being released. The police also entered the apartment of another BAJ vice-president, Aleh Aleyeu, where they seized computer equipment after a thorough search.“The Belarusian authorities have taken their coercive strategy to a new level and are now targeting press freedom defenders,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “RSF condemns these attacks on its local partner and calls on the UN’s special rapporteurs, the OSCE representative on freedom of the media, and European Union institutions to react to this wave of arbitrary searches and to implement RSF’s recommendations for ending the spiralling repression.”In the eastern city of Homyel, the police seized all of the computers and phones of freelance journalist Yauhen Merkis’s family during a search of his father’s home. In a search of freelance reporter Larysa Shchyrakova’s home that lasted more than three hours, the police confiscated equipment and material and questioned her about videos, photos, the contents of her storage devices and her financial resources.The human rights group Viasna and two representatives of the Radio and Electronic Industries Union (REP) were also targeted during yesterday’s raids. Belarus’s Investigative Committee said the operation was carried out as part of a preliminary investigation into “funding or organizing actions posing a serious threat to public order” (article 342 of the penal code).As yesterday’s searches were taking place, a second hearing was held in the trial of Daria Chultsova and Katsyarina Andreyeva, two journalists working for Belsat, the Belarusian exile TV channel based in neighbouring Poland, who are charged under article 342.Ruled by Alexander Lukashenko since 1994, Belarus is ranked 153rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Credit: AFP May 28, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns yesterday’s orchestrated offensive against press freedom defenders in Belarus, consisting of police raids on the premises of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), RSF’s partner organization, and the homes of several BAJ members and journalists. BelarusEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment Help by sharing this information Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public”center_img “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says February 17, 2021 Belarusian authorities turn their sights on press freedom defenders News Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Belarus to go further News May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more