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first_img Thinking of You is a mobile giving app, available from today, offering individuals a choice of ways to give via their mobile.Supported by The Charities Aid Foundation, the app is already being used by charities including Shelter, Stroke Association, Rethink Mental Illness, Children with Cancer and Make-A-Wish.Described as “the world’s most thoughtful giving app”, Thinking of You is designed to combine “strength of thought with ease of donation”. Founder and charity comms entrepreneur, Johnny Pitt explained why he developed the app. He said: “I’ve always been struck by the strength of the words ‘Thinking of You’, but also the lack of a quick and simple way to give on your mobile.  Thinking of You combines both and fills a big fundraising, emotional and societal need.”Comments Jo Loughran, Director of the mental health charity campaign Time to Change, which is featured on the app, explained how the app’s emphasis on thinking for others is valuable. She said that the charity’s research shows that many people are still wary about contacting friends or family whom they think are struggling with their mental health, because they think it might be difficult of awkward.However, “a message via text or an app can be enough to show you’re there and it can mean the world to the person on the receiving end. Thinking of You is an exciting breakthrough, a simple way for people to reach out while supporting some fantastic charities.”John Low, Chief Executive of CAF, explained why the charity was supporting Thinking of You. He said: “CAF’s mission is to support giving so we are always looking for ways to innovate and make it easy for people to give to causes close to their hearts. People give when they feel a close connection with a cause, so we are delighted to be working with Thinking of You to help them ensure that donations get to the charities that need them so much.”Charity advisersThe Thinking of You team members are being advised by an advisory council of charity leaders, including: Aisling Burnand, MBECEO, Association of Medical Research CharitiesAngharad McKenzieDirector, Hope and Homes for ChildrenBridgit RichardsDirector, Charities Aid FoundationMei Li PowellCOO, Borne Four ways to giveThe emphasis on thinking of others as well as giving to charity is apparent in the four options for giving that the app offers:1.    Send a thought and optionally donate in the moment to someone, to their charity of choice – whether a happy/sad occasion, anniversary, birthday, prompted or impromptu.2.    Create fundraising events (like a marathon or bake sale), and update supporters with a live fundraising feed that keeps mobile contacts in the loop about your progress.3.    Set up in memory and legacy fundraising campaigns4.    Donate directly to a charity. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis48  324 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis48 Robin MeltzerDirector of Fundraising, Brain Tumour Research  323 total views,  1 views today One-way commsThinking of You focuses intentionally on ‘one way’ communications, with the intention of helping people avoid yet more overload through feeling they have to respond to each social media message.Using the add, the sender sends a thought and/or donation, the receiver receives, and a simple “thoughtful” automatic acknowledgement is sent. Thinking of You charges 2.5% from any donation to operate its service.It is available free from the iOS and Google Play app stores. Howard Lake | 26 November 2018 | News Mobile donation app Thinking of You launches Tagged with: app Charities Aid Foundation mobile 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

first_img Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom June 2, 2021 Find out more Released on bail the same day, the 71-year-old Lai was arrested for participating in a banned march on 31 August 2019 in protest against Hong Kong’s proposed extradition law, under which Hong Kong citizens and visitors, including journalists and their sources, could have been extradited to China.The proposed law, which triggered an unprecedented wave of protests in Hong Kong, was subsequently abandoned.The founder and chairman of the Next Digital media group, which publishes the widely-circulated Apple Daily newspaper, Lai is due to appear in court on 5 May along with two pro-democracy activists who were also arrested on 28 February.Lai is also charged with the “criminal intimidation” of a reporter with the pro-Beijing Oriental Daily media group, with whom he had a verbal exchange in June 2017.“There is no justification for the charges against Jimmy Lai and his arrest at home like a criminal, which seem to be intended to humiliate him,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia bureau. “His arrest is designed to smear him and his media group, which provided extensive coverage of last year’s pro-democracy protests.”Formerly called Next Media, Next Digital is one of the few remaining Hong Kong media groups that dare to openly criticize China’s Communist Party regime and its Hong Kong allies. For this, it is often harassed and attacked. It was subjected to a major cyber-attack in June 2014 and was the target of two arson attacks in January 2015, one of them on Lai’s home.The Hong Kong special administrative region is ranked 73rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, after falling from 18th position in 2002. China is currently ranked 177th. March 2, 2020 – Updated on March 3, 2020 RSF decries Hong Kong media owner’s arbitrary arrest to go further News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai’s arbitrary arrest at his home on 28 February on an “illegal assembly” charge that is clearly designed to discredit both him and his media outlets. Receive email alerts PHOTO: ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Freedom of expressionEconomic pressureJudicial harassment ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Freedom of expressionEconomic pressureJudicial harassment Follow the news on Asia – Pacificcenter_img Organisation In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival RSF_en Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News June 10, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more News News Help by sharing this information last_img read more

first_imgPrint Email Facebook Twitter Advertisement Waiting lists could be slashed – consultantTHE MID-WEST’S only consultant orthodontist wants immediate action taken by the government to address public waiting lists for children needing braces.Dr Ted McNamara of St Camillus Hospital, points out that recommendations made eight years can free up four-year waiting lists at little cost-if introduced.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Private treatment, he said, costs up to £4,000 – “which is a huge amount of money for most”.He alleged that there is a lot of obscene dental politics involved.“Politicians are afraid to take action on 2002 and 2005 reports from the Joint Oireachtais Committees on Health and Children, that made very good recommendations.“They found that certain practices are artificially blocking the system and creating longer waiting lists -these politicians need to have the courage to implement the changes recommended”. Dr McNamara has written to Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly, and asked him to implement the recommendations.Biteback, a group of concerned parents who are working together for children in need of braces, also want the government to act.At the first public meeting on the issue last year, 300 parents with children on the HSE orthodontic waiting list turned up. Biteback secretary, Ursula Cosgrove, explained the situation to the Limerick Post:“We are frustrated with the long delays and want to hear from parents in the same situation. My child was on the list for orthodontic treatment for eight years”.The parent-run group is developing a website which will include an online petition.“We want our children taken off the waiting list and we need to get our current Minister for Health to act”.The issue, she added, is affecting hundreds of parents. “At present, they are visiting local health centres and being told the waiting list is three to four years, and that they are better off going private. A lot of parents aren’t even going on the waiting list, so if we have 1,100 and 1,200 children in the Mid West, that’s not a true reflection.“There are thousands of children in need of treatment”She said that internationally, 30% of children needed orthodontic treatment, which means that the correct figure for the Mid West could be around 6,000.“We would encourage parents to put their children on the waiting list to make it more accurate”.Biteback meet at Watchhouse Cross library on the first Thursday of every month.Anyone seeking more information can contact Biteback via email at [email protected]center_img Linkedin WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsParents bite back on orthodontic issuesBy admin – May 19, 2011 769 Previous articleMoney scams rampant in LimerickNext articleNews briefs adminlast_img read more

first_imgSubscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / MCS to Acquire Carrington Home Solutions’ Field Services Division David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Acquisitions carrington home solutions MCS Mortgages Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Acquisitions carrington home solutions MCS Mortgages 2017-11-20 David Wharton Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago MCS to Acquire Carrington Home Solutions’ Field Services Division  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, Newscenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC (MCS), a nationwide provider of services to the mortgage industry, has reached an agreement to acquire the property preservation division from Carrington Home Solutions, LP (CHS). The transaction is expected to close before the end of 2017.MCS will assume responsibility to inspect and maintain CHS’ existing portfolio. Under the acquisition, CHS’ property preservation operations will integrate into MCS’ existing field service operations.Caroline Reaves, CEO of MCS said in a statement:The acquisition of CHS’ field services unit enables MCS to expand our industry footprint, and increase our national presence and economies of scale. Through our work with CHS in the past, we applaud the business they built. This addition is a perfect alignment with our MCS mission: being the leading outsourced services provider for banks, lenders, and mortgage servicers across the United States.Over the past several years, MCS has continued to expand its portfolio of services and capabilities with the acquisitions of multiple national AMC valuation companies, title and settlement providers in addition to growing its field services division, which has operated for over 30 years. “This transaction further demonstrates MCS’ commitment to our clients and communities in which we operate,” said Ms. Reaves. “We will continue to focus on quality, compliance and long-term relationships built on trust and integrity.”For more than 30 years, MCS has protected, preserved and served communities across the nation. Some of the largest and most respected banks, lenders and mortgage servicers in the industry trust MCS to perform property inspections, property preservation, REO property maintenance, property registrations, valuations, settlement services, title and other mortgage-related services in all 50 states. MCS has a history of providing these services in a highly regulated environment, the proven ability to handle large volumes of properties, and a record of recruiting and monitoring a substantial vendor network. For more information, click here. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Industry Pros Shifting Focus Toward REO Restoration Next: Housing Market Still Not Meeting Potential November 20, 2017 2,330 Views last_img read more

first_imgLast Updated: 28th August, 2020 22:29 IST Ex-Red Sox Prospect Stankiewicz Wins CPBL Debut As Lions Win 8-3 Former Boston Red Sox prospect Teddy Stankiewicz won his CPBL mound debut on Friday as the Uni-Lions defeated the Rakuten Monkeys 8-3 in Tainan, Taiwan. FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News LIVE TV First Published: 28th August, 2020 22:29 IST COMMENTcenter_img Written By WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Former Boston Red Sox prospect Teddy Stankiewicz won his CPBL mound debut on Friday as the Uni-Lions defeated the Rakuten Monkeys 8-3 in Tainan, Taiwan.The win kept the Lions atop the second-half CPBL standings by two and a half games while the struggling Monkeys lost their fourth in a row and are 4 1/2 back in last.(Image Credit: AP) last_img read more