Value of a volunteer in the USA?

Advertisement How valuable is a volunteer to a non-profit in the USA? Online volunteering site VolunteerMatch reports that the average hourly value for volunteer time in the U.S. is $14.83. This is the finding of the National Center for Charitable Statistics Study, 1999. Visit VolunteerMatch. 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 | 15 March 2001 | News  15 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Value of a volunteer in the USA? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

UTPB professor pens book about raising child with Down syndrome

first_img UTPB professor pens book about raising child with Down syndrome “Will: Parenting at the Crossroads of Disability and Joy”The Bynum School. Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – March 31, 2018 Local NewsEducation Twitter parenting book.jpg A desire to share his experience of raising a child with Down syndrome prompted University of Texas of the Permian Basin lecturer of English Clark Moreland to write a book about his son, Will.It’s called “Will: Parenting at the Crossroads of Disability and Joy.” It was published through Amazon in February.Being a writer and academic, Moreland said when things happen, he tries to understand and study them.“I started writing some … personal essays at first really for my own understanding. I’m a writing teacher, so the way I understand is to write about it. I don’t wait until I understand and then write. I write in order to understand. That’s what I tell my students, so I wrote a couple of personal essays and I shared a few of them on Facebook with friends, but I never had any intention to write a book,” Moreland said.But after making a 2016 summer trip to Wheaton College in Illinois to do some research on author C.S. Lewis, the family — Moreland, his wife, Carrie, Will and his brother, Sam — went to a restaurant for Chicago-style pizza. The waiter who served them had Down syndrome and was interested in talking to Will, who is 11.Moreland said the waiter told Will they shared Down syndrome.Moreland said it got him thinking that he couldn’t keep his stories to himself because just as the waiter and Will share a disability, Moreland said he could share Down syndrome with parents and family members of people with the disability.“So I thought it’s time for me to start opening this up. That’s really where I got the first inclination to actually put these stories together into a book. It was written over about a two or three year period. Most of them I wrote before I knew I was going to write a book,” Moreland said.Moreland said everyone thinks of people with Down syndrome, especially children, as being angelic, sweet, docile and passive.“And Will does not fit that mold at all. If he’s an angel, he’s like Michael from the Bible. He’s like a warrior angel. He’s a fighter and he’s so tough and strong and strong-willed. We didn’t expect that at all,” he said.From the beginning, Moreland said he knew the title would have Will in it, not only because of his name.“I’m exploring his willfulness, his will and then also God’s will and looking at how those intersect. Understanding what His will is and understanding how to deal with Will’s willfulness,” Moreland said.“I think I have a line in the book: It was God’s will to make Will willful and we should rejoice in that,” he added.Keri St. John, head of school for student programs at Bynum School, said Will has grown a lot since he enrolled at Bynum in 2011. He loves his teachers, he’s able to communicate more and shows more independence with classroom tasks.St. John added that Will enjoys going to PE once a week at Trinity School where small groups of fifth and sixth graders join the class and assist during that time.St. John said Moreland’s book is helpful to other parents of children with special needs.“Because it gives real-life examples. It doesn’t sugar coat the situation,” and it’s beneficial to hear about a family’s struggles and celebrations, she said.“His parents are awesome,” St. John said.More Informationcenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook Facebook Previous articleNUGGETS: His resurrectionNext articleCity scraps plans for ruined Scott Theater sign adminlast_img read more

Holidaze Announces 2018 Lineup & Location

first_imgHolidaze announced their 2018 lineup and location, and we’re stoked as ever for the winter festival. Year after year, the Holidaze tradition blows us away with their stacked lineups and ongoing sense of community that’s uniquely crafted at the intimate destination get-away. Scheduled for December 12th through 16th, the four-night event is returning to Puerto Morelos, Mexico to the Now Sapphire Resort and Dreams Resort & Spa—where Cloud 9’s Strings & Sol event has also taken place in years past—and will be tapping some of our favorite acts to join them including fan-favorite veterans of the festival and newer faces to keep things fresh.Topping the newly dropped lineup are host band STS9, Umphrey’s McGee, and The Disco Biscuits, who are each slated to perform three full-set shows, taking place right on the beach under some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Holidaze veterans Lotus and Orchard Lounge will also join the lineup, as well as newcomers Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Ghost Light—each performing two shows throughout the event. Every show is guaranteed to be an extraordinary experience for fans, set in a variety of unique venues, including the beach main stage, poolside gazebo, and an open-air palapa—all steps away from guest rooms and all-inclusive amenities.Venturing into its 12th year, the event continues to take it to the next level by maintaining its intimacy and bringing fans experiences that extend beyond the music, found only at Holidaze. Curated experiences include interactive artist-hosted activities and workshops, poolside competitions, theme nights, an autograph signing, morning yoga, charitable day of service, and so much more. Guests also have the opportunity to book select off-site excursions to explore the beauty and culture of the surrounding Mayan region extending from Cancun to Tulum.The event is all-inclusive, with a variety of room selections (including some stage front and oceanfront suites), an array of all-inclusive dining options, fully equipped fitness centers, world-class spas, and unlimited drinks at bars throughout the properties and the concert area. Check out the full lineup below, and head over to Holidaze’s website for more information and booking.last_img read more

FERC chairman vows fuel neutrality on grid resilience

first_imgFERC chairman vows fuel neutrality on grid resilience FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):A rapid decline in costs and growing customer demand will continue to drive the expansion of renewable energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Neil Chatterjee said Sept. 26. As FERC looks at ways to define and value grid resilience, the Republican commissioner vowed that any new FERC policy will be “fuel-neutral,” even as nuclear and coal power advocates seek financial support for those plants.Chatterjee delivered his comments at the National Clean Energy Week Policy Makers Symposium in Washington, D.C. He repeated estimates from Bloomberg New Energy Finance that onshore wind and solar energy costs fell 18% in the first half alone, fueling the swift expansion in U.S. renewable-based power. He also highlighted the results of an Xcel Energy Inc. resource solicitation in 2017 in which median offers for wind and solar power were $18/MWh and $29/MWh, respectively, for contracts starting in 2023.The federal wind production tax credit expires before that year, yet Chatterjee said the offers Xcel received were still at or below the Midcontinent ISO’s average locational marginal price of energy in 2017. “This means that we are on the cusp of a future where renewables can compete on cost and make money on the open market even without subsidies.”For its part, FERC has worked to “level the playing field” for renewables, including through the commission’s Order 841issued in February and various proposals FERC has approved from regional grid operators to better integrate renewable power, Chatterjee said. Order 841 requires regional market operators to facilitate the participation of energy storage in competitive markets.Chatterjee said his past in coal country and support of nuclear power do not play a role in his decisionmaking at FERC. The GOP commissioner joined four other FERC members in unanimously rejecting a September 2017 proposal from Energy Secretary Rick Perry that sought to require regional grid operators to ensure full cost recovery for plants in wholesale markets that stored at least 90 days of fuel on-site. Perry said the rule was needed to ensure grid resilience and reliability, but critics said it would force consumers to pay for uncompetitive and unneeded coal and nuclear plants.More ($): US Republican policymakers tout clean energy progresslast_img read more

Coronavirus leaves more Americans dead than World War I

first_imgThe new figure, counted at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday (8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Manila), brought the country’s total COVID-19 deaths up to 116,854, the tracker from the Baltimore-based university showed. And 23,351 new cases in the same 24-hour period brought the total US count up to 2,134,973, making it by far the hardest-hit of any country in the world. The increase came after two days of death tolls under 400. The United States, where many businesses are reopening, continues to register around 20,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus each day. Several states are even recording their highest levels of new cases since the start of the pandemic. (AFP) WASHINGTON – With 740 new coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, the United States has seen more people die from the pandemic than died in World War I, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Protesters take part in a nationwide “mass funeral protest” by laying artificial body bags outside of the White House as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease continues in Washington, US, May 20, 2020. REUTERS The country’s pandemic death toll had already passed that of its soldiers in the Vietnam War in late April.last_img read more

Dodgers sign Austin Barnes, Yimi Garcia becomes free agent

first_imgLOS ANGELES — The Dodgers reached a one-year contract agreement with catcher Austin Barnes but did not tender a contract to relief pitcher Yimi Garcia, allowing him to become a free agent.Monday was the deadline for teams to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players. Garcia was the only one from that group to become a non-tendered free agent. Relief pitcher Scott Alexander agreed to a one-year, $875,000 contract and Barnes to a one-year, $1.1 million deal.Outfielder/first baseman Cody Bellinger, shortstop Corey Seager, outfielder Joc Pederson, outfielder/infielder Kiké Hernandez, infielder Max Muncy, infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor and pitchers Julio Urias, Ross Stripling and pitcher Pedro Baez were all tendered contracts and could go to arbitration.After making 59 appearances out of the Dodgers’ bullpen in 2015, Garcia’s career was derailed by multiple injuries including Tommy John surgery that forced him to miss the entire 2017 season. He split 2018 between the majors and the minors but made 64 appearances for the Dodgers in 2019 (second on the team behind Baez), going 1-4 with a 3.61 ERA but giving up 15 home runs (tied for the most of any National League reliever). Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Barnes entered the 2019 season as the Dodgers’ primary catcher but a two-year offensive slide continued, landing him back in Triple-A when Will Smith was promoted and took over the job in late July. Barnes finished with a .203 average and .633 OPS in 75 big-league games.Monday’s moves leave the Dodgers with 39 players on their 40-man roster.last_img read more

2019/20 BDFA Super Division: 10-man South United suffer last-minute defeat to Bangalore Independents

first_imgAdvertisement 2aNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3jpw6dWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E892i( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) saqyWould you ever consider trying this?😱25purCan your students do this? 🌚usRoller skating! Powered by Firework South United FC conceded in the 92nd minute having played most of the game a man down.Advertisement  South United FC appeared for a few precious minutes like they may just pull off a win despite going a man down, but it was not to be. Two second half goals put Bangalore Independents ahead and clinched three points for them.Advertisement South United began the game on the back foot and only got a foothold in the game halfway through the first half. They were just about starting to create some dangerous chances and threatening the Independents goal when they had a man sent off. Aaron’s cross was met by Umesh on the far post and as he went into a 50-50 tackle with the goalkeeper he appeared to make contact with the custodian. The referee waited for the keeper to be treated and only showed the red card to Umesh after nearly 5 minutes of break in play.Advertisement That strange period seemed to have rejuvenated South United FC who then went on to win a penalty that Rungsing converted in the 42nd minute as the 10-man South United went into half-time with a 1-0 lead.The second half predictably saw Independents press South united deep in their own half. They were making the extra man count and it showed as Subhash took his chance in the 57th minute having threatened the goal on a couple of occasions before.Independents then started to move forward almost continually putting pressure on the SUFC backline. They weren’t getting much joy from the defensive unit or from the custodian Royal Basumatary. South United even looked like they could score on the counter for a while but they weren’t able to take their opportunities.Just as it looked like South United may have sealed a valuable point, Marta Nelson sneaked in to clinch a 92nd minute winner and three points for his side.South United 1-2 Bangalore Independents (Rungsing [P] 42’; Subhash 57’, Nelson 90+2’) Advertisementlast_img read more