Call for grantmakers to solicit more feedback from recipients

first_imgCall for grantmakers to solicit more feedback from recipients  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis She does see some signs of progress and makes a number of recommendations on best practice. 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 29 June 2005 | News Writing in the US Council of Foundations’ newsletter, Kathleen P. Enright calls on grantmaking foundations to break out of their silos and actively seek feedback from the organisations whom they fund.Ms Enright, executive director of Grantmakers for Effective Organisations in Washington, DC, reports that, according to a recent study by the Urban Institute, “most foundations don’t regularly solicit any grantee feedback – whether anonymous or open.”As a result “foundations often fail to gather feedback to verify that their support is on target.” It is not simply the fault of the foundations: “given the power differential, grantees rarely feel comfortable being candid.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Bringing in top talent: 4 best practices for hiring and retention

first_imgTop Talent: These two words are used frequently in organizations to define what hiring managers and recruiters look for in potential candidates. Finding these candidates isn’t hard, but finding the right person to fit specific job requirements and workplace culture can be challenging. High turnover can be a direct hit to the bottom line; it’s essential that you are creating an excellent candidate experience from start to finish to retain top talent.After recently presenting at the Hyland Partner Executive Summit in California, I wanted to share a few best practices on recruiting, interviewing and retaining hard-working and passionate employees that any of our partner companies can adapt to fit their size and experience.Use your gutAt Hyland, our recruiters look for individuals who are open-minded and have a willingness to learn throughout their career. Technology is always changing; candidates who can show an aptitude for learning and challenging themselves will excel. Being motivated to learn new skills and adapt easily to change are innate abilities our recruiters look for. continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Explained: Why Test shirts will look different in 2020

first_img..Rules about the size and placement of commercial logos on Test shirts have been relaxed by the ICC for the next 12 monthsWHEN Test cricket resumes this week, the absence of crowds and high fives won’t be the only noticeable difference.Last month, the International Cricket Council (ICC) approved a handful of interim measures to help the sport resume during the COVID-19 pandemic, with non-neutral umpires to return and the use of saliva to polish the ball no longer permitted.Another change will be far more conspicuous to the average fan, with sponsor’s logos on Test shirts to be more prominent than ever before.Windies players in their new Test sweaters // GettyAs cricket boards around the world struggle with a drop in commercial revenue due to the pandemic, the ICC has given nations scope to recoup some losses by allowing – for the next 12 months – a 32 square inch sponsor’s logo to feature on the chest of Test shirts and sweaters.The change came after a request from one Test-playing nation and was approved by the other members.While prominent sponsor’s logos have been commonplace in limited-overs cricket for decades, Test shirts and sweaters have hitherto been ‘clean’, with only smaller logos – no bigger than 10 square inches – permitted on the breast and the sleeve.England and the West Indies have taken up the opportunity, with both sides to wear Test shirts next week with the logo of their major sponsor emblazoned across the front, while the Windies’ sponsor will also feature prominently on their sweaters (the sweaters worn during England’s intra-squad match this week do not have a sponsor’s logo).This is in addition to the player names and numbers that were controversially introduced to the back of shirts by the ICC last year as part of the introduction of the World Test Championship.Australia’s Test side won’t be in action until they face India this summer and it’s yet to be determined if a commercial partner’s logo will feature more prominently on their shirts.Speaking to Nine Media last month, former Cricket Australia executive and commercial boss at the National Rugby League, Michael Brown, said giving sponsors greater prominence made sense during this time.“You’ve actually got to move to support the teams,” he said. “It costs them a lot of money to put the games on. Providing it’s done in a professional way, and it’s not slap dash and it’s not a ridiculous number of logos all over the place, I think it can be done well.“Whether it’s 12 months or longer, sports are suffering like everyone else in the community and if this can help the sport, that’s got to be a good thing.”There will also be a smaller tweak to the England and West Indies shirts next week, with both sides moving to have the ‘Black Lives Matter’ logo added to the collar.Acknowledgement of a charity or social issue has been permitted on the collars of Test shirts for some time; Australia’s players had the Walkabout Wickets Indigenous artwork on their collars during the Ashes last year, while they added the Ruth Strauss Foundation symbol to the collar for the Lord’s Test and the McGrath Foundation logo for the annual Pink Test in Sydney.The first Test between England and the West Indies starts on Wednesday.( read more

MBB : Waiters’ complete game leads Orange into first true road game at North Carolina State

first_img Published on December 15, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjr Many of the opportunities Dion Waiters has had to finish emphatically at the rim have been cultivated by the sophomore guard himself.He intercepted a pass by George Washington forward Nemanja Mikic in the second half of SU’s win last Saturday, allowing him to run ahead of everyone else on the court and reach back to slam home another two points for Syracuse. It was a glimpse of his ability to control both ends of the court.‘His defense is the biggest improvement he’s made,’ SU head coach Jim Boeheim said following the GWU game. ‘I think that’s the one reason he didn’t get on the court a lot of times last year, his defense wasn’t good and he’s bought into defense.’The totality of the play left GWU guard Aaron Ware standing behind Waiters after the dunk, shaking his head. Not only was Waiters scoring, but he recorded six steals in the Orange’s win over the Colonials — a testament to the menace he has become defensively. Waiters leads the nation with 6.4 steals per 100 possessions, according to Sports Illustrated. The sophomore is a chief reason why the Orange leads the country with 12.3 steals per game, limiting opponents to less than 70 points in all but one game this season.And he’s a big part of why Syracuse (10-0) is undefeated and No. 1 in the nation as the team prepares for its first true road test of the season. The Orange travel to Raleigh, N.C., to play North Carolina State (6-3) on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the RBC Center.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWaiters has improved his offense some — from 41 to 50 percent shooting from the field — but the real progress has been made when Waiters doesn’t have the ball. He’s suddenly finding ways to take it away from the opposition.‘I just try to be physical on defense and I just try to get a lot of steals, I guess,’ Waiters said.Against two quality opponents in the semifinals and final of the NIT Season Tip-Off, Waiters came up with three steals in each game. In the first half against Virginia Tech, after forward C.J. Barksdale came down with an offensive rebound, Waiters took it away when he attempted to dribble.He pushed the ball out in transition and went to the rim, handing the ball off to SU forward Kris Joseph under the hoop for a layup.Hokies head coach Seth Greenberg was blown away by Waiters’ abilities.‘The guy is a beast,’ Greenberg said. ‘He attacks in transition, he attacks off ball screens. … To be, to have the ability to have a guy like that come off the bench, he can single-handedly change a game. He’s kind of an Energizer Bunny on the offensive end of the floor.’As Syracuse gets set to take on its second Atlantic Coast Conference opponent of the season, Waiters’ defense is even more fine tuned. George Washington had no answer for Waiters or any of the SU guards, giving the ball away 18 times.Those turnovers led to 34 points for Syracuse. The Orange won by 35 points, routing the Colonials 85-50. In the first half, Waiters finished a fast break after a steal by SU guard Michael Carter-Williams, and then swiped the ball from Jabari Edwards and went to the hoop for another score in transition.‘Knowing where the ball’s at and knowing where you’re at on defense,’ Waiters said after SU’s win over Virginia Tech of his improved defense. ‘It’s so much easier now, learning from last year, I’m more fast, I’m more quick. I’m getting to the spots.’There’s still room for improvement, but it may actually be more in Waiters’ offensive game. He has 15 turnovers this year, including two three-turnover games. His strong defensive play has overshadowed the offensive miscues.With Syracuse leading GWU 65-38 in the second half last Saturday, Waiters stole the ball from Colonials guard Bryan Bynes. He pushed the ball up the left side of the court.But as he got to the hoop, Waiters threw a no-look pass over his right shoulder to SU forward James Southerland. The pass even caught Southerland off guard, although he managed to secure the ball, make a basket and get fouled.The play also left Boeheim in a state of bewilderment. The head coach simply placed his hands on his head in agony, even during the blowout win.‘He’s playing good defense. I think he has the potential to be a really, really good defensive player and a better offensive player,’ Boeheim said. ‘I think that’s still something he’s working on.’[email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more