The Only Grant-writing Book You’ll Ever Need: Top Grant Writers and Grant Givers Share Their Secrets

first_imgThe Only Grant-writing Book You’ll Ever Need: Top Grant Writers and Grant Givers Share Their Secrets AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 20 January 2008 | Newslast_img read more

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HMS faculty wins Clinical Scientist Development Award

first_imgAdam J. Bass, assistant professor in the department of medicine at Harvard Medical School and assistant professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, has won a Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 2012 Clinical Scientist Development Award. His work will focus on targeting SOX2-driven squamous cell carcinoma. The award includes $486,000 of annual support for three years.The award provides grants to junior physician-scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers. This year, the foundation awarded grants to 16 investigators. The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
 is to improve the quality of people’s lives through
 grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research, and the prevention 
of child abuse, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke’s properties.Read more information.last_img read more

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Living an employee-empowered brand culture

first_imgA colleague recently shared the following story that sets the stage nicely for discussing the importance of establishing an employee-empowered brand culture…I’ll never forget the first time I flew on a commercial airplane. It was the summer after my senior year of high school on a flight to Kansas City. While everyone was boarding, the flight attendant got on the intercom and said “Ladies and gentlemen, we have someone onboard flying for the first time today and he’s really nervous.” In my youthful naivety, I was convinced somehow they knew this was my first flight. Then she announced “Let’s encourage him by giving a big round of applause to our captain, John Smith.” (I don’t remember his real name.)This was on Southwest Airlines. Of course, laughs followed. Flying was suddenly fun.Many people have similar Southwest Airlines experiences. Southwest built a discount airfare empire on a fairly simple dual-premise of staying true to their brand promise and empowering employees to live out that promise in front of customers.When you empower employees to live the brand promise, you open it up to great potential. After all, when you create and launch a brand you hope to see your staff grow into brand ambassadors, not brand parrots. Robotic recitation of your brand will resonate as inauthentic with consumers and fall flat on its face. Your consumers must believe staff truly buys into the brand in order for them to sign on, as well.Opening up the brand to employees doesn’t mean they can do whatever they want. There are brand promise guidelines to which they must adhere. But the flexibility to address consumers in different ways while working under the brand umbrella is critical towards building a fluid and dynamic brand that can weather the test of time.How can you help create an employee-empowered brand culture at your credit union? Here are three ways.Ensure employees know management has their back. Yes, sometimes a well-meaning employee may stray from the brand promise. Empowering employees to live the brand can lead to mistakes. However, employees also do a better job when they feel a greater sense of brand ownership, especially when they know management is ready to forgive mistakes and work with employees on avoiding similar ones in the future.Develop a truly unique culture. No, this doesn’t mean “Hawaiian Shirt Day” once a month. Along with the Southwest Airlines example, other companies with acclaimed unique cultures include Zappos (where employees define their job titles, are encouraged to speak to customers without scripts and report to teams rather than managers) and REI (where employees participate in regular town hall meetings and are encouraged to voice their ideas and concerns). By building a unique culture in which your employees share the same interests as your credit union, your brand becomes a self-perpetuated code of living and working.Train, train and train some more. People tend to do best that which they practice most. That’s why firefighters regularly practice their dangerous trade and athletes train constantly. Muhammad Ali once said “I hated every minute of training but I said, ‘don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” The same applies to your credit union staff and living an empowered brand. They can’t live it if they don’t know it. All employees must go through regular brand training exercises, from the greenest on the line to your veterans. Then, send them out to re-train fellow employees.Making the switch to a brand-centric credit union culture is a challenge. It is not a short-term play or something you do once and stick on a shelf. The most powerful brands are those which are led by employees that truly believe in what they do and share that openly with the consumers they serve. When your credit union makes the transition, it establishes itself as an industry leader and seeker of greater wallet and market share. 48SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Mark Arnold Mark Arnold is an acclaimed speaker, brand expert and strategic planner helping businesses such as credit unions and banks achieve their goals with strategic marketing insights and energized training. Mark … Web: www.markarnold.com Detailslast_img read more

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Teng downplays latest feat, says anyone from Thunder can step up

first_imgSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTeng maintained that he may be leading the team in stats, but anyone in the roster is capable of delivering any given day.“We know what we’re capable of. We got a good organization and the best coaching staff. We have players who are veterans so you can really expect that any one in our team can step up,” he said. But that’s the least of Teng’s concerns as he keeps his eyes on the prize.“It just happened,” he said, downplaying his recent statistical feat which also helped the Thunder complete a 10-game eliminations sweep of the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next And that just bodes well as Flying V wants nothing less but to cap off this tremendous run with a championship.However, Teng said that the Thunder should still keep their feet on the ground as they prepare for tougher war ahead in the playoffs.“It’s a good thing that coming into the playoffs, we’re still peaking. Even though we’re unbeaten, we’re still continuously learning. We’re happy, but we know we have to get back to practice right away and prepare for our upcoming games,” he said.Flying V awaits the winner of the CEU-Batangas series for their opponent in the best-of-3 semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments 39 assists proof of Ginebra’s ‘unselfish mentality’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Jeron Teng. PBA IMAGESFor the third straight game, Jeron Teng displayed the improved dimensions of his game as he racked up another triple-double of 24 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists in Flying V’s 116-101 win over Batangas on Tuesday.Now the league leader for most triple-doubles at three, the 23-year-old has solidified his case as one of the best amateurs in the league today.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

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13 days agoAtletico Madrid boss Simeone: I really respect Klopp

first_imgAtletico Madrid boss Simeone: I really respect Kloppby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone admits he’s a fan of Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp.Simeone has highlighted Klopp as the manager he admires most in European football.He said, “A manager that I respect? Jurgen Klopp without a doubt. “He had to lose things, as well as winning some beautiful things, but he’s always done it with one style. “I see him really close to his players.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Ohio State Still No. 1 In Latest Coaches’ Poll

first_imgCoaches Poll shows numbers 4 through 8.Coaches Poll Ohio State Still No 1 tarean folstonInstagram/Malik ZaireThe first weekend of college football is officially in the books. What did we learn? Well, Ohio State, despite looking a bit shaky in the first half against Virginia Tech, is going to be very difficult to beat, given the plethora of weapons it has at its disposal. But a number of other top squads – including Alabama, Notre Dame, UCLA, Florida State and Texas A&M – may give the Buckeyes a run for their money this year.Only three teams ranked in last week’s Coaches’ Poll – No. 15 Arizona State, No. 20 Wisconsin and No. 21 Stanford – lost this past weekend. Both the Sun Devils and the Cardinal were left out of the rankings this week.In the latest Coaches’ Poll, released Tuesday afternoon, Ohio State remained the No. 1-ranked team in the country, notching all but one of the first place votes. The Buckeyes are followed by Alabama, TCU, Baylor and Oregon. Utah and Texas A&M are the only two teams to enter the poll.Here’s the entire list, via USA Today:1. Ohio State2. Alabama3. TCU4. Baylor5. Oregon6. Michigan State7. Auburn8. Florida State9. Georgia 10. USC11. Notre Dame12. Clemson13. UCLA14. Ole Miss15. LSU16. Georgia Tech17. Oklahoma18. Arkansas19. Texas A&M20. Arizona21. Missouri22. Boise State23. Tennessee24. Wisconsin25. UtahYou can check out last week’s rankings here. What do you think, college football fans? Did they get it right?last_img read more

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Photo: Jim Harbaugh Wears Allen Iverson Jersey To ODU Satellite Camp

first_imgJim Harbaugh looks content from the sidelines.MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action during a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Another day, another satellite camp for Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh. This morning, the khaki-wearing coach was at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. for a camp. Harbaugh, who wore a Hank Aaron jersey before a camp in Atlanta earlier this week, took the field wearing an Allen Iverson jersey today. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is wearing an Allen Iverson jersey at ODU’s football camp. pic.twitter.com/Tblj1g3uqO— Harry Minium (@Harry_MiniumVP) June 5, 2016This makes some sense because ODU is about a half an hour away from Iverson’s hometown of Hampton. It will be interesting to see which other jerseys Harbaugh breaks out on the camp circuit.last_img read more

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Noble Group Selling Four Kamsarmaxes to Cut Debt

first_imgzoom Commodities trader Noble Group said on Wednesday that it has inked a deal to sell four Kamsarmax dry bulk carrier vessels for a total of USD 95 million.“The consideration was arrived at after arm’s length negotiations between NGL and the buyers, on a “willing buyer willing seller” basis, and taking into account, inter alia, the valuation of the vessels and the vessels’ specifications and age,” Noble Group said.The vessels in question are 2014-built Ocean Ambition, 2015-built Ocean Forte,  2015-built Ocean Integrity and 2015-built Ocean Vision, all registered under the flag of Hong Kong. They have an average age of three years and range from 81,499 dwt to 81,616 dwt in capacity.The ships are employed to service external customers as well as Noble Group’s internal freight requirements. They are included in Noble Group’s Metals, Minerals and Ores segment for reporting purposes, the company disclosed.The proposed disposal of vessels is part of the company’s efforts to reduce debt.“The vessels are currently mortgaged to financial institutions and part of the proceeds from the proposed disposal will be used by Noble Group to pay down the amounts owned under such facilities,” the company said.Once these are repaid Noble will be left with around USD 30 million.The sale is expected to be finalized between March 10 and May 31, 2018, and is conditional upon the approval of Noble Group’s shareholders and buyers’ board of directors.As informed, the sale is not expected to significantly impact the operations of Noble Group’s freight business.last_img read more

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Quebec thieves leave stolen goods behind during earlymorning robbery

first_imgLAVAL, Que. – Police say thieves who broke into a Quebec department store early this morning accidentally lost hundreds of thousands in stolen goods as they fled.Laval police received a call at around 3:30 a.m. about a break-in and robbery at a Hudson’s Bay store in a shopping centre just north of Montreal.Lt. Genevieve Villemure says officers who responded found at least 15 suitcases containing perfumes, jewelry and beauty products in the store’s parking lot.She says it appears the thieves didn’t properly close the back panel of the cube truck in which they made their escape.No arrests have been made but Villemure says police have identified several potential suspects.last_img read more

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QA JARED KEESO ON WHY LETTERKENNY IS A PHENOMENON

first_img Login/Register With: He’s an unrepentant hayseed, a Canadian symbol of small-town defiance, who mixes it up with meth-head “skids” and thick-skulled hockey players in a rural community that bears a suspicious similarity to tiny Listowel, Ont.A cross between William Butler Yeats and a scatological Mr. Spock, his eloquently robotic rants — “Here’s a tip: don’t fart in a spacesuit!” — have made filmed-in-Sudbury Letterkenny a cultural phenomenon since its CraveTV debut two years ago following three years of YouTube shorts.Meet Listowel native Jared Keeso, 34. Facebook With a flair for linguistics and an engagingly taciturn manner, his TV alter ego has become as iconically recognizable as Bob and Doug McKenzie and the Trailer Park Boys, a Canadian Seinfeld obsessed with burping etiquette and the correct pronunciation of “L.A.” (”L. Aye? L. Aiii? L. Ayyyy?”)Because he was born in feisty, unfussy Waterloo Region, the winner of multiple Canadian Screen Awards remains as refreshingly down to earth as a mud-encased tractor wheel or mashed yellow corn husk. Beer and hockey. That’s all I hear about Letterkenny. When are you gonna tackle more refined subjects like opera singing and interior design?Tough to beat beer and hockey. What’s this about designing opera interiors? Advertisementlast_img read more

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