GlobalGiving March 2017 Accelerator open for applications AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 87 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: Crowd Funding Global Giving UK Training 88 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Melanie May | 20 January 2017 | News GlobalGiving is inviting applications for its March 2017 Accelerator with a deadline of 1st February.The Accelerator is a virtual training and crowdfunding programme. It starts with an optional two-week training curriculum, with topics including:Crowdfunding 101;Mapping your potential donor network;Storytelling and email appeals; andCreating SMART goals.Participants are then entered into an Accelerator campaign with the objective of raising at least $5,000 from at least 40 different donors. Successful participants receive a permanent fundraising place on the GlobalGiving platform.At the end of the campaign, the project that has raised the most funds will receive $3,000, while those that raise the second and third highest amounts will receive $2,000 and $1,000 respectively. The project that has the most unique donors during the campaign will receive $2,000.During the Accelerator, GlobalGiving will also hold a Bonus Day when it will match online donations between $25 and $1,000.Any registered non-profit worldwide can apply. GlobalGiving offers support during the campaign and as well as being able to give in USD or GBP, donors will also receive tax incentives for giving.More details and how to apply are available on the GlobalGiving site. 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.
Dead & Company has announced that they will return to Riviera Maya, Mexico for their second annual Playing In The Sand destination event. The event is being hosted by the band and partners CID Presents from January 17th–20th, 2019 (as opposed to February, as in 2018), and will see band members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti perform for three nights on an intimate, white sandy Mexican beach, just feet away from the Caribbean. Besides their two-nights at LOCKN’ Music Festival in Arrington, Virginia, these are the only currently-announced Dead & Company shows on the schedule.In addition to Dead & Company’s three concerts on the beach, Playing in the Sand will offer guests an assortment of curated amenities such as all-inclusive food and drink, premium hotel accommodations, shuttle service to and from Cancun International Airport, an official Dead & Company Riviera Maya gift bag, and 24-hour concierge service. There will also be a slew of on-site activities such as yoga, tequila tasting, bowling and surfing, as well as a plethora of off-site adventures that allow guests to explore Mexico’s amazing natural treasures and sacred ancient history.The concerts will take place at host resort The Barceló Maya, with guests getting the choice to stay there or at one of the other hand-picked area resorts of varying prices and styles. Additional available accommodations include Secrets Akumal, Dreams Tulum, The Hard Rock Hotel, Unico, and the Mayakoba‘s Rosewood, Banyan Tree, and Fairmont properties.Dead & Company is inviting fans to sign up for presale access by following this link. The presale will begin Monday, August 20th at 1 p.m. ET. All-inclusive packages will be available to the public on Wednesday, August 22nd at 1 p.m. ET. Guests can secure packages utilizing a payment plan which divides the package price into four equal payments, the first being due at the time of purchase followed by three equal monthly payments of the remaining balance September – November.For more information, or to start making your plans for Playing In The Sand, head to the event’s website.
The threat of having foot-and-mouth disease infect livestock in the United States and Georgia is real, say UGA animal scientists. This viral disease has the potential to cost Georgia livestock farmers millions of dollars.The best news for most Georgians is that it’s not considered a human threat. In a very few cases, humans who have been in direct contact with infected animals have developed mild, flu-like symptoms. No one is known to have gotten the disease from eating meat from infected animals.Protection, PreventionFarmers can learn the best ways to protect their livestock if the disease should enter the United States. Further information can help travelers avoid bringing the virus home with them.”So far, all cases have been traced to animal-to-animal contact within the infected areas or feeding contaminated meat scraps to swine,” said Robert Stewart. He coordinates Extension Service programs for the CAES animal and dairy sciences department.”A ban is already in place on importing animals and animal products from countries where the disease is active,” Stewart said. “But we’re ready to handle the situation if it arises.” Click on graphic to visit Web site. A new Web site puts foot-and-mouth facts at your fingertips. The “Georgia Livestock” Web site (www.georgialivestock.org) from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences tells about FMD and its potential effects.