Credit: Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection When you’re running a campaign, make sure the landing page for your donate button reflects that. For instance, if you’re asking supporters to give to your year-end campaign in your November emails, put that message on your donation page. You want supporters to think, “Great, I can’t wait to donate to their year-end campaign!” And not: “Is this how I donate for year-end???”Using uniform appeals across all of your emails, websites, and social media will help your supporters recognize your nonprofit and encourage them to donate. If you need help creating a branded donation page or need a new page for your next campaign, contact Network for Good for help. 4. … Especially for your Donate button! If a supporter donates on your website, does she see the same call to action when she visits your Facebook page? If your messaging doesn’t match, your potential donor may be confused and second-guess giving to your nonprofit. Help your fans keep giving with these four tips to consistent donor communication! Does your email say, “Download a free brochure on AIDS prevention,” but your landing page reads: “Learn more about AIDS”? In this case, visitors could wonder, “What about my brochure?” To get your fans to take action, choose one message or story and use it everywhere: your home page, landing page, emails, and social media. Make it extremely clear what you want and what your visitor can expect to avoid any confusion. 1. Keep your colors cohesive …When someone visits your virtual house—Twitter page, website, donation page, landing page, etc.—does he have one user-friendly experience, or does each “room” look like it has a different personality? Keep your colors and branding consistent across every single web site, social media outlet, and print document you share with others. If your email is purple but your landing page is yellow, your donor might feel lost and immediately leave your page.2. … Except for your Donate button!Is your donate button or call to action easy to find? If not, your button might be blending in. Your donate button shouldn’t clash, but it should be bright, bold, and easily noticeable. Try looking across the color wheel to find a good color; for example, if your page is mostly blue, use the opposite color (orange) for your button.3. Make your messaging match …
Contact: Angee Lane, North Queensland Touch AssociationPhone: (07) 4728 6133Email: [email protected]: http://www.northqldtouch.com.au
The 2008/2009 Be Active Super League Series is set for a start this Sunday at WA’s newest Touch Football affiliate – the fast growing empire that is Brighton Touch.With the extension to the Mitchell Freeway also opening to coincide with the trip to Kingsbridge Park in Butler, 13 Open division teams from around the metropolitan area will launch their representative seasons.The past few weeks have been WA Touch Footballs version of “silly season”, with the rumour mill working overtime as everyone speculates over who will turn out for who in the coming season. We know that the Smith boys – Tynan and Nathan – return to their home at Fremantle after spending last season with Perth Brothers. Duncan Brown, Cam Adams and Trevor Twose also return to Tompkins Park after their success last season with Southern Men’s Open. Perhaps one of the biggest moves is that of Australian World Cup star Shelley Matcham, who after a long history with the Southern Women’s Open, joins defending State champions Northern in the Women’s Open.Then there are the newcomers. Hosts of the opening round, Brighton will be represented by both a Men’s and Women’s Open team in the competition, the star recruit being Barbarians and Australian squad member Angela Doyle, who leaves Northern Districts with a State Championships gold medal. United Galaxy will be represented by a Men’s Open team for the first time, with very few having previous representative playing history with any WA club.The import rule now in place also means we’re likely to see some other Touch Football champions in action around the metro area during the course of the Super League season, through the finals and into the State Championships.For further information, visit the website – www.superleagueseries.com.auThanks to Matt Bamford for providing the article content.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd keeper David de Gea donates £175,000 to Spanish storm victimsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has donated £175,000 to the victims of the devastating Spanish storm.The storm has claimed the lives of seven people.Spain’s Red Cross confirmed the cash donation by thanking the shot-stopper for his generosity yesterday/on Thursday.The organisation said in a social media message alongside a picture of the footballer: “€200,000 to support the people affected by the flooding in Alicante and Murcia.“David de Gea, thanks for your solidarity.”The provinces of Alicante and Murcia were the worst affected by last week’s storm, with torrential rain causing widespread flooding and leaving many areas cut off.
Administrative Assistant at the Clarendon Branch of the National Youth Service (NYS), Melissa Morris, was awarded first place in the NYS Essay Competition which was held under the theme ‘Youth on a Mission’. The competition was launched in November 2012 as part of Youth Month activities, and was geared towards unearthing the creative writing capabilities of Administrative Assistants in the NYS parish offices island wide. Speaking in an interview with JIS News on Friday, December 21, following an awards ceremony at the NYS headquarters, an elated Miss Morris, said her essay focused on the present and future plans for her life. “I had a rough time starting it, but once I started, I put my heart into it. I basically focused on where I have been and then I ventured out to where I want to be and what I want to do for my community and my fellow youths,” she said. Miss Morris, who is from Rocky Point, Clarendon, explained that she wanted to put to rest the notion that “nothing good” could come from her community. “This is just one step closer to my future and one step closer to what I want to accomplish. I want to become an entrepreneur and I want to help other persons. Persons look up to me in my community so this is something else for them to follow and come out and do even better than what I am doing now,” she added. Come 2013, Ms Morris aims to begin her studies at the University of Technology in the area of Business Administration. She is currently enrolled in the Business Administration Programme at the NYS, which she will complete in March 2013. Other awardees were Michaela Ashley, from Portland, who placed third, and Chad Johnson from Manchester, who placed second. For his part, Acting Executive Director at the NYS, Richard Depass, said the agency will continue to empower young people by instituting various initiatives through volunteerism and apprenticeship. “This is to aid the young individuals in Jamaica in becoming better citizens,” Mr. Depass said. He stated that it was the aim of the NYS to implement similar initiatives to the essay competition, as it seeks to build Jamaica. The National Youth Service aims to equip youths with the necessary life coping skills to foster their personal and career development as well as enhance their contribution to community and national development. The organisation has been targeting unattached youths (17-24 years), through personal development, volunteerism and apprenticeship.
Residents and visitors are advised to take precautions to protect themselves from the elevated temperatures, such as rescheduling outdoor activities to the cooler hours of the day; taking frequent breaks from the heat; spending time outdoors at home or in air-conditioned public buildings; and drinking plenty of water and other non-alcoholic and non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated. People or pets should not be left inside a closed vehicle for any length of time.Residents should also monitor for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness. Particular vigilance is urged for vulnerable individuals, including children, seniors, individuals with pre-existing lung, heart, kidney, nervous system, mental health or diabetic conditions, outdoor workers, as well as those who are socially isolated.The risks of developing heat-related illnesses are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.Environment Canada issues heat warnings when very high temperatures or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.For more information on heat-related illness, call HealthLinkBC at 811. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A Heat Warning that was issued by Environment Canada for the B.C. Peace River and Fort Nelson regions remains in effect this morning.Meteorologists say that a ridge of high pressure that has moved over most of B.C. will be causing maximum daily temperatures to reach at least 29 degrees, with overnight low temperatures near 14 degrees. The ridge is forecast to persist until at least Wednesday.The heat warning has also been issued for nearly all of Northwest Alberta, including the regions surrounding Grande Prairie, Peace River, and High Level.
VICTORIA, B.C. – Over 600 B.C. Transit buses across the province now have closed-circuit television cameras in an effort to improve passenger safety.B.C. Transit says 373 medium-duty and heavy-duty buses have had cameras installed as part of a project supported by the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. Over 230 new buses have been delivered, with the technology already installed. The remainder of the fleet will have cameras installed in new buses as they are replaced over the coming years.François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, says the installation of cameras will provide safety to all bus users. “Having CCTV cameras on board will help reassure passengers that taking public transportation is a safe option no matter where you live.”In B.C., the PTIF represents a partnership between Canada, the Province and local governments to support investments in municipal transit systems. The CCTV installation is part of a series of technology enhancements on B.C. Transit buses worth approximately $11 million.Other improvements will include Automated Passenger Counters, to provide a more accurate picture of ridership and allow planners to maximize resources; and NextRide real-time transit information, to help riders plan their trips efficiently.According to B.C. Transit, since the pilot program started in 2015, BC Transit has used CCTV footage to support investigations almost 3,500 times. This includes over 360 police investigations.Each bus has four to eight cameras recording events in the interior. As well, a high-definition camera in the driver’s compartment records events in front of the bus and two more cameras will watch the outside of the bus. Cameras are not monitored live, but video files are encrypted and stored on hard drives for up to seven days, required for investigation purposes.Information is collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Residents are being reminded that the Boil Water Advisory and the Local State of Emergency are still in effect until further notice.When the water distribution system is re-activated, most water lines will contain some air, discolouration, and sediment when opened. The Village is reminding residents to open their taps slowly and the regular steady flow will soon occur.The water system had broke and was shut down on February 27.For further updates, you can find them on the Village Rycroft’s Facebook page or website. RYCROFT, A.B. – Crews in the Village of Rycroft have successfully completed the repairs to the water system on 52nd Street.According to the Village, the water system is currently being tested.The Village says crews are doing everything to ensure the system will work properly and safely when full service is restored, adding that getting fully restored may cause some additional issues.
Gurugram: The district administration of Faridabad on Monday went ahead and razed 14 houses situated in Kant enclave, a 425-acre residential area nestled in the Aravallis. According to the officials, 14 structures were razed. Most of these units had recently come up in the area and were less than 14 years old.A recently built film studio was also among the structures that were demolished. Out of 14, eight structures that were taken down were built by the builder and six were private properties. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe stern action was undertaken after the Supreme Court in its order on September 11, 2018, had stated that all the residential and commercial structures that had come up after 1992 were illegal. The administration had earlier served notices to the homeowners citing categorically that after March 31 it held the right to destroy the structures. The entire process of razing the structures began early at around 7 am and was carried on till late afternoon. Seeing the challenges involved in undertaking the task, five teams of Faridabad police consisting of 300 law enforcement officials were formed to ensure security. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe task was led by Dharmender Singh who is the Assistant district commissioner of Faridabad. There were also other senior officials of Faridabad administration to make sure that there were no lapses in coordinating the tasks. Six big and four small earthmovers were used for razing the structures. On September 11, the bench comprising of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta gave an order that all the structures that had come up after August 18, 1992, in Kant enclave were illegal and had to be destroyed. There was some reprieve for the homeowners who had built their houses from the period 1984 to August 1992 as the top court stated that their houses will not be destroyed. According to the official, there were 45 structures in the area that was deemed to be illegal. A legal proceeding that included extending the dates for damaging the structures and increasing the compensation delayed the process of officials going ahead and razing the structures. The Supreme Court also came down on the Haryana government for amending Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA) which made Kant enclave legal. The top court in various judgement has stated categorically that they will not allow the degradation of Aravallis.
Washington: The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on five Russians over abuses including the killing of a prominent opposition leader, days after top-level talks seemed to ease tensions between the powers. The State Department highlighted the actions against the five people, plus one entity, as it submitted an annual report required by Congress on actions taken under a law over human rights in Russia. The law, which blocks any US assets of blacklisted people and bars them from traveling to the United States, is named after Sergei Magnitsky, an anti-corruption accountant who died in custody in 2009. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportAmong the five newly blacklisted figures are Ruslan Geremeyev, an interior ministry official in the restive North Caucasus region of Chechnya who is close to its leader Ramzan Kadyrov. On his Telegram account, Kadyrov said the sanctions, were “clear proof that the United States is afraid of us.” Geremeyev has faced accusations of involvement in the 2015 killing in central Moscow of Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister turned leading critic of President Vladimir Putin. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThe US Treasury Department said Russian investigators twice tried but were blocked from bringing charges against Geremeyev as the possible organizer of the killing of Nemtsov — the most high-profile death of a dissident since Putin rose to power two decades ago. The United States also slapped sanctions on two Russian investigators, Elena Anatolievna Trikulya and Gennady Vyacheslavovich Karlov, for allegedly concealing facts over the death and detention of Magnitsky, the accountant. “Nearly 10 years after his death, we remain concerned by the impunity for this and other violent crimes against activists, journalists, whistleblowers and political opposition,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement. She also voiced concern about “the intense atmosphere of intimidation for those who work to uncover corruption or human rights violations in the Russian Federation.” In response, the Russian embassy in Washington said: “These moves will be followed by reciprocal measures.” “Moreover these unconstructive decisions clearly run counter to a positive outlook of the recent Russia-US talks in Sochi,” it said in a statement. The sanctions came just two days after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Putin in the Russian resort of Sochi, with both sides voicing optimism at finding areas on which to work together. Pompeo said he still had deep disagreements with Putin but believed the two powers could cooperate on issues including finding a political settlement in war-ravaged Syria and seeking a denuclearization deal with North Korea.