Christian Aid to “dramatically” increase income

Posted On Jun 16 2021 by

first_img 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. Christian Aid is to work with Cascaid to dramatically increase its annual income through recruitment and committed giving.Working as Christian Aid’s strategic partner, Cascaid will help to widen its target market and create new ways to engage existing and new supporters. The agency is set to develop a broader and fuller public perception of its work and look at taking the Christian Aid message to new audiences.Supporter recruitment and retention manager at Christian Aid Richard Moody said: A key objective is to dramatically increase committed giving. As a complex and multi-faceted organisation, one of our challenges is to bring together our successful fundraising and campaigning messages that have evolved quite brilliantly, but quite separately. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Christian Aid to “dramatically” increase income Howard Lake | 21 November 2007 | Newscenter_img Traditional fundraising for the charity has focused on health and sanitation and providing emergency aid in the developing world, whereas the campaigning messages have tended to take a wider focus in tackling global issues such as third world debt, trade justice, HIV Aids and climate change impact.New appeals and DM campaigns will include new creative, messages and tones. Targeting and planning will be focused on testing and developing combinations of fully-integrated media to reach people in the right way at the right time and to personally engage individuals. Current media channels include DM, online, inserts and television.  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual givinglast_img read more


Pasadena Urges Residents to Respond to Census After Feds Cut Deadline Short by a Month

Posted On Jun 12 2021 by

first_imgCommunity News Pasadena Urges Residents to Respond to Census After Feds Cut Deadline Short by a Month Census count determines funding, congressional representation; Tornek says consequences of an undercount are ‘grave’ By BRIAN DAY Published on Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 4:14 pm Pasadena is beefing up its efforts to encourage residents to complete the 2020 Census following an announcement by federal officials that the deadline will be moved forward by a month.The Census Bureau revealed Monday that it planned to stop collecting census responses at the end of September, rather than the October deadline previously established, the Associated Press reported. The deadline was previously pushed back from July due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The move was made so the bureau can meet its year-end deadline to turn in figures used for the allocation of congressional seats, officials said.Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek said the change was “very worrisome.”This year’s census has already seen several challenges, including controversy over a citizenship question federal officials tried, unsuccessfully, to add to the census.“We formed that committee early on and we’ve been working assiduously to try to overcome people’s fears,” the mayor said. “I thought we were doing well, and then the pandemic hit.”Social distancing practices and the distraction of the pandemic, along with its widespread repercussions, presented an additional challenge when it comes to getting a complete census count, he said.“We seem to be challenged at every twist and turn. And then along comes this announcement about trying to accelerate it,” Tornek said.While Pasadena’s census response rates were above the national, state and county averages at 65.7 percent, federal data shows, it was still well being the 71.7 percent rate seen during the previous census in 2010.“We’re still behind where we were 10 years ago at this time,” Tornek said. “It’s worrisome. The stuff keeps piling on.”“We’ve got to do better than that,” he said.The national census response rate as of Thursday was 63.1 percent, according to census data. California’s rate was 64.5 percent, Los Angeles County’s rate was 59.6 percent and the city of Los Angeles’s rate was 53 percent.Tornek said that while he can appreciate the need to meet the deadline for congressional apportionment, “Based on the results today, I don’t think it’s realistic to accelerate the process and I’m very worried about it.”The consequences of a community being undercounted in the census are “grave,” he said.In addition to political representation, the census helps determine where federal funds are sent.“This represents hundreds of millions of dollars to us. It’s a big deal,” Tornek said.City spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said the “once every 10-year civic responsibility” provides officials with data they will use to dole out “hundreds of millions of dollars for healthcare, housing, first responders, schools, and transportation (and) programs used to support our most vulnerable populations,” she said.And this census is a particularly crucial one, Derderian said. “For the first time in history, California is at risk of losing two seats in Congress due to potential undercounts, including one seat for Pasadena’s local representative.”Tornek said he planned to continue reaching out to residents and urging them to take the few minutes required to respond to the census questionnaire.Public outreach and education are the city’s main tools to try to make sure its residents are counted.“If we can alert people and inform them as to the consequences, and how important it is to their self-interest and their community, we should have enough time,” Tornek said.“But this doesn’t seem to make our job any easier,” he added. “This can’t be construed as good news.”Derderian said everyone must be counted in the census, “regardless of citizenship or immigration status.“The household information you provide is completely confidential and cannot be shared with landlords, law enforcement or any other government agency,” she said.For more information, or to get started filling out the census, which can be done in 60 languages, visit 2020census.gov or call (844) 330-2020. 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. 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Ocean City Police Captain Steve Ang Calls it a Career

Posted On May 2 2021 by

first_imgCaptain Steve Ang with plaque awarded in recognition of his 33 years of service to Ocean City. At left is his wife Donna. To the right of Steve is Acting Chief of Police Jay Prettyman. (Credit OCPD Facebook Page) By Tim KellyThe year was 1985. Ronald Reagan was starting his second term as President, “Back to the Future” was the year’s highest grossing film, and Steve Ang was starting his career with the Ocean City Police Department.Earlier this week Captain Ang, who will turn 60 in August, announced his immediate retirement.“Thirty three years is a long time to be in any job, particularly in law enforcement,” he said on Tuesday. “It’s time.”The reaction was swift and positive on the OCPD Facebook page. “(Ang is a) great person and I’m proud to have known him,” posted Susan Rumer-Peifer. “Family and community service.  That’s Captain Ang,” said Joseph Sheppard.“It’s a great feeling” to read such positive comments and so many of them, Ang said.“Many people are proud of where they came from, but Ocean City is different. There’s a reason Ocean City is known as America’s Greatest Family Resort.”When Ang started on the job, Ocean City was much different, as was police work. He turned in his first incident reports with the aid of a manual typewriter.“Now we have portable radios, computers, computers in the patrol cars, body cams, and public cameras all over town,” he said. “Technology is definitely the biggest thing that has changed.”During his three-plus decades on the force, there are no aspects of the department Ang hasn’t been a part of. Community policing, traffic safety, court liaison, and the Detective Bureau are among the areas to benefit from the Steve Ang touch.For the last 10 years he served as the Department’s Public Information Officer. “I am thankful Chief (Chad) Callahan saw a need for this position and for us to be more transparent and to create this position.”Photo Credit: OCPD Facebook PageChanges in the media have moved as quickly as those in the world at large. In ’85, cable TV was in its infancy and Ocean City was a blip on the South Jersey media radar.  Today, the internet and social media not only shine constant light on every conceivable issue in town, they do so in a way that often places the cops at a disadvantage.“Today with social media, everyone has a voice and people are using it,” Ang said. “At the same time, police are not permitted to discuss ongoing investigations.  There are (no such restrictions) on social media.  As a result the story that gets out there many times is one-sided.”This is not to suggest Ang holds animosity or deals with the media in an adversarial manner. Just the opposite.“I have developed a better understanding of the media’s job. I have a lot of respect and admiration for people in the field,” he said.  “They are under pressure to obtain information and to get it before the competition.  Sometimes the stories and situations are delicate. As they pursue their work, the media people have treated me with the utmost courtesy and respect.”Ang is a third generation lifelong Ocean City resident and a product of a family steeped in public service. His father, Thomas, who recently passed away, was a longtime member of the Ocean City Fire Department.  His late brother, also named Tom, was a fulltime member of the Ocean City Rescue Squad.He graduated from Ocean City High School and earned his criminal justice degree from Stockton University (then Stockton College). After taking the police civil service test, he got his chance to work in his hometown.Then-Chief Dominic Longo and Mayor Jack Bittner gave him the opportunity to begin as a patrolman. His rise through the department was a rapid one, as he would eventually work under six more mayoral administrations including current Mayor Jay Gillian, and his father Roy.Early in Ang’s tenure, Ocean City “was more diversified. There was a larger minority community and there were more large old homes with summer group rentals. Over the years, the real estate market changed (OC’s landscape),” he said.And though known for its lack of serious crime, it does occur, just like everyplace else,” Ang said,“We have homicides. We have bank robberies.  We have sexual assaults, we have drug arrests,” he said, “but we are fortunate (they do not take place with the frequency or severity of other places).”His secret to success: “Look at other members of the department who have done well and try to emulate them and learn from them.”Ang is reluctant to name people who have mentored and helped him along the way, for fear of omitting someone. But he is quick to cite Ocean City’s “sense of community” as a big reason for his upward career trajectory.“I have had a great career,” he said. “I have no regrets. I made it all the way to Captain, and the only position beyond that one is Chief, and only one person can be Chief.”Despite all of his accomplishments, one case that has been open for nine years still haunts him: the disappearance of John Weisbecker in March of 2009. Weisbecker vanished from the house near 2nd and Asbury he shared with his mother and sister.  Ang was actively involved in the investigation at the time of the Ocean City man’s disappearance, and he is frustrated there are still no clues or traces of Weisbecker’s whereabouts.“You never want to see a case stay open for so long, but this one is more difficult because the family has never had the chance to find out what happened and to reach closure.”In acknowledging the lingering disappointment with the Weisbecker case and the difficult sides to police work, Ang stressed the positives are what he will think back on the most.Not one specific moment or closed case stands out over his career. Rather it’s the multitude of little things, he noted.“Every day there are little things that are (positively impactful). Just helping people get through situations.  I think almost every police officer experiences these things every day.  It’s not rocket science.  It’s respect, kindness and common sense.”He said that his father’s death, Steve’s approaching 60th birthday and the retirement of some of his better friends in the department made him “think differently about life” and to begin a new chapter.So what does the future hold for Steve Ang?In the short term, he will relax and consider his next moves, and spend time with wife Donna. The couple has two adult children, Brittany and Steve.“I’m excited to re-fire my life,” he said. “I’m not going to rule out anything that might lead to my next career.”last_img read more