Fincorp Investment Ltd (FINC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Fincorp Investment Ltd (FINC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fincorp Investment Ltd (FINC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fincorp Investment Ltd (FINC.mu) 2016 annual report.Company ProfileFincorp Investment Limited operates solely as an investment company that is fully owned by the Mauritius Commercial Bank. The company offers services in funds management, property investment, and specialised services in mortgaging, property investment products and property development. Fincorp Investment Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Howard Lake | 16 July 2000 | News Oxfam and telemarketing company Pell and Bales are launching an advertising campaign with 20 other charities to promote Gift Aid. The consortium aims to offer supporters a simple unified Gift Aid declaration. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Gift Aid promotion campaign 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.
E-mail newsletters proliferate Tagged with: Digital 2003 is the year of the voluntary sector e-mail newsletter. Indeed, it is the year of the voluntary sector HTML e-mail newsletter. Several years after most organisations acquired a Web presence, the awareness that communicating directly with donors, supporters or clients via e-mail is not only possible but also low-cost and very effective has borne fruit. First edition HTML e-mail newsletters that UK Fundraising has received recently include the Directory of Social Change’s “DSC e-news” (isn’t the ‘e-‘ prefix a little unnecessary if the content of the publication is not related to matters electronic?), Think consultings solutions’ “Think on”, Comic Relief’s “Red Nose News,” and CAF’s “AllAboutGiving News.” Advertisement 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis To be fair, UK Fundraising has only this year switched to publishing its free fortnightly e-mail newsletter UK Fundraising News in HTML format, but we did at least publish it in plain text e-mail for two years before that. Find out how to subscribe to UK Fundraising News:www.fundraising.co.uk/user/register 28 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 March 2003 | News
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMike Ehrmann/Getty ImagesBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(TAMPA, Fla.) — Three women made history at Sunday’s Super Bowl, which saw a record number of women with on-field roles as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Tampa.NFL referee Sarah Thomas made history as the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl.She earned praise from first lady Jill Biden and others on social media who applauded her glass ceiling-shattering achievement.With the Buccaneers’ 31-9 win over the Chiefs, Bucs’ assistant defensive line coach Lori Locust and assistant strength and conditioning coach Maral Javadifar made history as the first women to be on the coaching staff of a winning Super Bowl team.Locust and Javadifar were led by Bucs head coach Bruce Arians, the oldest coach to ever win a Super Bowl at 68. He created the most diverse staff in the history of the NFL with three Black coordinators, a Black assistant head coach and two full-time coaches that are female.The Buccaneers also have several women in leadership positions, including the team’s co-owner Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, who led the Bucs to become the first NFL team to establish a scholarship program benefiting female high school football players.“There is a global shift that’s happening in sports and it’s amazing,” Javadifar told ABC News’ Kayna Whitworth ahead of the Super Bowl.Javadifar, the daughter of Iranian immigrants, became a college basketball player who went on to earn a doctorate in physical therapy along with a degree in molecular biology.Her expertise in body mechanics made her a perfect fit for the Buccaneers, with whom she is coaching her second season.“We’re not just happy to be here,” she said of the Super Bowl berth. “We’re continuing to prepare to win.”Locust, a mother of two sons, started playing semi-professional football at age 40 and then, sidelined with an injury, began coaching, working her way up from smaller football leagues to the NFL.When she coached at the semi-pro level, she began attending coaching symposiums where she was the only woman in a room of 600 men.In 2018, Locust served as a defensive line coaching intern for the Baltimore Ravens during the team’s training camp.Locust — who has a nearly four-decade history with Arians, who coached Locust’s ex-husband at Temple University — is also in her second season coaching for the team.“To me, if there’s going to be any influence, it would be women that are my age saying not what if, but why not,” Locust told Whitworth of her history-making Super Bowl role. “And really taking a second to find out what it is that they feel passionate about.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by February 8, 2021 /Sports News – National Women make Super Bowl history as Tampa Bay Bucs beat the Kansas City Chiefs Beau Lund
Twiddle has announced an extensive early-2019 tour that will last from January 30th through March 23rd. Following a successful 2018, the Vermont jam band will spend most of their winter on the road traversing the west coast. In March, Twiddle will be joined by Iya Terra as the special guest for the majority of their shows.Following the band’s two-night NYE celebration in Boston, MA (12/30 at Paradise Rock Club and 12/31 at House of Blues), Twiddle will kick into tour mode on January 30th at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, AR and January 31st at Deep Ellum Art Co in Dallas, TX.The tour will continue through the first half of February, as Twiddle makes their way to Houston, TX (2/1); Austin, TX (2/2); Kansas City, MO (2/4); Iowa City, IA (2/6); Madison, WI (2/7); Chicago, IL (2/8); St. Louis, MO (2/9) and Louisville, KU (2/10).The second half of February will see the band take a break from the road before resuming their tour with a busy March schedule. Kicking back up at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA, Twiddle will charge through Las Vegas, NV (3/2); Phoenix, AZ (3/3) for the M3F Festival; San Diego, CA (3/5); San Luis Obispo, CA (3/6); San Francisco, CA (3/7); Santa Cruz, CA (3/8); Crystal Bay, NV (3/9); Arcata, CA (3/12); Bend, OR (3/13); Portland, OR (3/14); Eugene, OR (3/15); Seattle, WA (3/16); Bellingham, WA (3/17); Missoula, MT (3/20); Bozeman, MT (3/21); Jackson Hole, WY (3/22); and Salt Lake City, UT (3/23).There will be a very limited amount of VIP tickets for each show, which will include early entry, group photos with the band, an autographed tour poster, a tour shirt, VIP laminate, and VIP tour pin.GA and VIP tickets for the upcoming winter tour go on sale this Friday at 10 am local time. For more information, head to the band’s official website.As previously announced, Twiddle and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will co-headline Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 with Bozeman, MT-based jam-grass outfit the Kitchen Dwellers serving as support.Twiddle’s new tour dates come on the heels of the band’s latest release, Live From Tumble Down 2018. For a taste of what’s to come on Twiddle’s upcoming winter tour, listen to the live jams–including the debut of “Orlando’s Themed Character Set”—below.Twiddle – Live From Tumble Down 2018 – Full Album
Courtesy of Gwen O’Brien In sixth grade, Kaitlyn Rabach decided she wanted to attend Saint Mary’s. Since then, Rabach has remained devoted to the College, and the Alumnae Association Board of Directors named her this year’s Outstanding Senior. (Editor’s note: Rabach served as Saint Mary’s Editor for The Observer from 2013-2014.)Recipients of this award display values of scholarship and leadership, according to Director of Media Relations Gwen O’Brien.“As the valedictorian represents the mind, and the Lumen Christi Award recipient reflects the soul, the Outstanding Senior embodies the heart of the graduating class at Saint Mary’s,” O’Brien said.Rabach, a political science major with minors in global studies as well as gender and women’s studies, said Saint Mary’s granted her unique opportunities such as working with women from around the world to implement change in their communities.“Saint Mary’s has taught me that helping women is really important and that raising up women is really important,” Rabach said. “The president of my college is a woman. That doesn’t happen everywhere.”Rabach’s devotion to women’s leadership is evident through her social justice work, according to her political science professor Sonalini Sapra, who nominated her for the honor. She said Rabach worked well with 20 college students from five countries during the study of the United States Institute (SUSI) on Global Women’s Leadership in 2012 and 2013.“I was the lead faculty for that institute and got to see firsthand the great intercultural leadership and sensitivity demonstrated by Kaitlyn,” Sapra said. “She showed maturity well beyond her years.”Rabach has also raised awareness about contemporary slavery by founding Saint Mary’s College New Abolitionists, Sapra said. Her passion for seeking justice and promoting women’s education make Rabach the best choice for Outstanding Senior, Sapra said.“She challenges everyone around her to always think carefully about what they read and say and pushes others to do their best work,” Sapra said. “She’s a truly gifted, deeply serious and morally decent human being whom I’m proud to have as a student. I can’t think of anyone I know who deserves this award more than she does.”Rabach said she plans to move to London in May to pursue a master’s degree in social anthropology. She credited her Saint Mary’s education with giving her the ability to pursue the move.“Saint Mary’s has given me the confidence to feel like I can tackle anything that comes my way,” she said. “Saint Mary’s gave me the tools to tackle all the barriers and obstacles in my way with a positive attitude, and that’s something I’m really thankful for.”Rabach said she appreciates fellow leaders within the Saint Mary’s community.“I think that the heart of Saint Mary’s is centered on social justice and advocacy, and every day I am surrounded by so many of my peers doing such great work in the Saint Mary’s community and the South Bend community and really at the world at large,” Rabach said. “To be recognized for the social justice work that I’ve been doing here on campus is truly honoring and humbling.”Tags: Commencement 2015, Kaitlyn Rabach, Outstanding senior award
We all know Disney. For nearly a century, they’ve been the masters of creating magic for children and adults around the world, from a certain mouse that most of us grew up with to today’s larger-than-life superhero flicks. But before they became an international icon, Walt and Roy Disney first had to master the art of business, and they didn’t need any magic to do it. They took business concepts we all know – leadership, culture, service, brand and innovation – and approached them holistically until they’d come up with a human experience that would truly feel like magic.So what better place for credit union technology and operations teams to come together and discover ways to give our members a taste of that magic? This fall’s co-located CUNA Technology Council Conference and CUNA Operations, Sales and Service Council Conference will take up residence for four days at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Orlando, right in the heart of Disney.“Our conference committee has been excited since we heard the conference was going to be in Orlando,” commented Greg Inman, Chair of the CUNA Operations, Sales and Service Council Conference. “We’ve gotten feedback over the past several years that our attendees want an event on the east coast, so we hope there will be a lot of council members that are excited about this year’s location being not only near the water, but at the Dolphin Resort near Disney World.”This year’s conference isn’t taking its venue for granted; its on-site experience will be brimming with high-impact events and opportunities, including a behind-the-scenes tour of Disney, innovative speed round sessions, Filene’s new “Crashers” program and non-stop networking with peers from both the operations and technology fields.The Business Behind the MagicBefore this year’s conference officially starts, attendees will have a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and explore how, at the end of the day, Disney’s ‘magic’ is really just perceptive business insights and time-tested methodologies operationalized to deliver truly a great customer experience. During this 3-hour pre-conference tour, attendees will dive into concepts from the professional development courses offered by Disney Institute and see how they come to life each day at the Walt Disney World® Resort.Mike Atkins, Chair of the CUNA Technology Council Conference, plans on attending the tour himself. “Personally, every time I get an opportunity to go backstage with a large organization and see how they do what they do, I’m in,” he remarked. “Disney is all about creating magic, and we have a chance to see how they do that. Inevitably, it will give us insights into how we can apply what we see into our own organizations. So I’m excited to see how Disney delivers on their magic.”Atkins’ fellow tour attendees will have the opportunity explore a number of the park’s operations, including Textile Services, Epcot® Cast Services, Main Street, U.S.A.® and the “Utilidor” system – the support systems beneath the Magic Kingdom® Park designed to improve the experiences of the park’s cast members and guests alike. Disney Institute core competencies will be illustrated throughout the tour, along with quantitative examples of how each area successfully implements those concepts.“They’ve got a whole tunnel network!” Atkins continued. “People appear in different places, and as a guest, you’re left in awe, wondering how they manage that – I’m convinced the procedures and tech behind it all will be really interesting.”From Buzzwords to Blue AngelsWe work in a fast-paced industry, and in order to keep up, we’re often guilty of condensing complex, high-impact concepts and ideas into short phrases and ‘buzzwords’. But when someone starts throwing around terms like “Big Data,” what does that really mean for our credit unions and our industry? This year’s conference is putting a notable emphasis on breakout sessions and panels – especially those that will allow attendees to take a step back, work from the ground up and break down those buzzwords that have made their way into our everyday rhetoric.Kicking it all off is keynoter John Foley, former lead solo pilot for the Blue Angels. He will walk attendees through why the Blue Angels, the Navy’s elite exhibition flying team, are in the highest tier of pilots, how they get there, how they stay there, and how as attendees, we can translate those secrets into our teams. “Think about what this guy did for a living,” commented Atkins. “You talk about working as a team, understanding how to trust your teammates, understanding respect… Mr. Foley’s going to talk about how we can apply that trust to our teams on a day to day basis. He’s a high energy speaker and he’ll be a great kickoff for us.”Foley’s keynote will be followed up by an exciting lineup of speakers and keynoters presenting on immediately applicable topics that matter to our industry right now, including Theresa Payton, identity theft expert and former White House CIO, and Jim Knight, author of Culture That Rocks! and former Hard Rock International Executive.“Theresa Payton is going to really focus on the cybersecurity aspect, and I think her comments will be a wake up call for some, while allowing others to feel founded in their damage prevention and asset control efforts. And Jim Knight – here we’ve got a guy who’s an expert in culture, especially attracting and retaining talent. His insights will be really valuable and will be especially helpful to us techies in figuring out how to use culture to retain a competitive advantage,” continued Aktins.Speed RoundsCUNA Councils are aware that an event with so many companies and providers on-site often means attendees are forced to pick, choose and potentially miss out on opportunities for face-to-face meetings – and they’ve come up with a solution. This conference offers a number of speed round sessions, during which financially-focused technology companies will demonstrate their latest innovations and products in quick succession, so that attendees know which companies they definitely shouldn’t miss out on connecting with further before the conference ends.“This is your opportunity to see fifteen-to-twenty of the newest innovations in your industry in a such short period of time,” claimed Atkins. “And that’s what the speed rounds are all about. You can choose one area you want to make a play in and really jumpstart that effort by seeing who the big names are and who’s making the significant moves in those areas.”This year’s speed rounds will also include some Operations, Sales and Service sponsors to bring both disciplines together in this action-oriented event.Credit Union “Crashers”The co-located conference has also introduced a brand new scholarship opportunity for young credit union professionals. The Cooperative Trust brought to you by Filene, “Crashers” program aims to recruit, retain and develop young credit union professionals by providing opportunities that wouldn’t normally be available to non-executives. Following the program’s success at the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference in March, Filene will grant Crash scholarships to six individuals from the operations, sales and service discipline and six from technology.Recipients of these Crash scholarships will receive conference registration, travel and housing credits, allowing them to attend Council events while taking part in a completely separate schedule that will cultivate their professional development and growth. Their schedule will involve tailored breakout sessions and workshops which allow the ‘crashers’ to broaden their knowledge of the credit union industry and potentially complete a side project while on-site.Two Conferences in OneEvery year, this conference gathers thousands of executives from credit unions nationwide and across two expansive disciplines. That creates an unprecedented amount of networking opportunities among peers, speakers, sponsors and industry experts alike. So it should come as no shock that attendees tend to leave with a multitude of new ideas and takeaways to implement as soon as they return to the office.“It’s interesting to get to do this with the Operations, Sales and Service guys,” said Atkins on the topic of the co-located conferences. “It works really well with the topics and ideas we’re addressing this year. If IT isn’t working closely with Operations, Sales and Service, we’re not doing our jobs. We support operations, and the more closely we work with them, the better our jobs will get done.”The topics and ideas to which Atkins refers will be on the metaphorical conference table for three days, ready for attendees to voice their opinions, bounce ideas off one another and come across new insights in a risk free environment. All of this creative collaboration culminates in well-crafted solutions and options for how to pursue objectives back at our credit unions, not to mention a feeling of confidence in how to proceed in our roles.“We pack as much as we possibly can into the conference agenda to give our attendees great value for their investment,” Inman concluded. “At the end of the day, you are exhausted, but full of ideas and information that can help you. I can’t think of another place where someone can capture so much content and share so many ideas in such a short period of time.”Contributing author Greg Inman is the senior vice president of Neighbors Federal Credit Union in Baton Rouge, LA. He has also served as the lending protection manager for CUNA Mutual Group, where he was named a President’s Council winner in 2005 and 2006. He is on the advisory board of LSU University College and currently serves as vice chair of the CUNA Operations, Sales and Service Council Executive Committee. 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Mike Atkins Mike Atkins is the chief information officer of Bellco Credit Union and chair of the CUNA Technology Council Executive Committee. Web: www.bellco.org Details
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit union member surveys should integrate for a comprehensive picture of the member experience, incorporating each of the various loyalty components. This big picture includes four main areas:How did we do? Did the credit union and its staff do what we promised to do? Was it easy to accomplish? Did you have to call us multiple times for the same issue? Are you happy?Future growth opportunities: How likely is it you will increase your participation with the credit union? Net Promoter Score is the best indicator of this, and the most successful companies focus on increasing the number of promoters.Gauge loyalty: All seven components (see sidebar) of loyalty must be accounted for.How can we improve? What specifically can we do to be better?The trend for many credit unions has been to decrease member survey activity, which is opposite of what should happen. If the concern is survey fatigue, the credit union should thoroughly review its surveys to determine what should change. All surveys should be delivered electronically, which is the easiest way for the member to respond. continue reading »
4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Denise Wymore Denise started her credit union career over 30 years ago as a Teller for Pacific NW Federal Credit Union in Portland, Oregon. She moved up and around the org. chart … Web: www.nacuso.org Details I’ve been around a long time and remember vividly this very question being asked in preparation for Y2K. The answer then was “No, it’s not essential if the world ends when the clock strikes midnight on 12/31/99.” At the time, I was VP of Marketing for First Tech Credit Union, so you can imagine how delighted I was when virtually NOTHING happened.Now we’re in an unthinkable situation. A global pandemic that has literally shut down our economy over night. We did not have months to prepare as was the case with Y2K. There was no dress rehearsal, nothing in the business plan that said “In case of a global pandemic….” and so we are “punting” for the most part.So what’s a marketer to do? There is an amazing opportunity here to literally question everything we do.I’ve been watching four credit unions in the Portland, Oregon market. I used to work at two of them and had an account at another, so I know a bit about their culture, leadership, etc.In case you haven’t noticed, it’s NOT business as usual. Your website should reflect that, almost honor it in a way. If you’re still pushing the same products and services that all your competitors do, dig deep and figure out a way to stand out.Tip #1: If you are involved in your community, put that front and center, not buried in the ABOUT US section. Most credit unions are great at getting involved in their community when there is NOT a crisis. Brag about that.Tip #2: What is the overall “tone” of your website. Look at your stock art. Does it reflect your membership? Your community? Your values or mission? Or, did you just do what practically every other credit union on the planet did and grab the shiniest, happiest, prettiest people smiling at all the stages of their imaginary lives? Now is the time to tell YOUR story and embrace YOUR roots in the community. Reread the copy, does it reflect the new way of doing business? Or merely “suggest” members try out our mobile options?Tip #3: DO NOT take this opportunity to steal members from other financial institutions. One of the Portland CUs I’ve been monitoring is offering $200 to switch financial institutions. The fine print says they have to open a checking account, the kind where you have to make 12 debit card transactions per month, sign up for e-statements and access online banking at least once per month. In addition, you also have to qualify for a credit card and you have to have a job. The worst part about this campaign is the VIDEO on the page that shows a young man and woman on the beach embracing while he spins her around (in slow motion). Seriously? The landing page is a young beautiful black woman jumping up in the air while 100 dollar bills float around her. This is offensive.Tip #4: DO NOT be dishonest. Let me explain. A credit union marketer called me and told me she wasn’t quite sure how to word a campaign she was asked to launch. It’s a refinance auto loan promotion. BUT, she admitted that the underwriting is not going to change and they are very conservative, so how does she say “Um, you aren’t going to qualify if you don’t have a job or have reduced income…”Tip #5: Make yourself essential. Forget the rules. Offer to go through an accelerated teller training class and take shifts on the front line. Find the other pain points in the organization and offer to cross train and pitch in.Tip #6: Marketers could take on a new role and be the center for daily communication with remote employees. Kind of like a daily newsletter and we know how to have fun, so please have some fun too.It’s not about “marketing” it’s about being aware, getting creative, paying attention and being compassionate.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, in a webcast speech Thursday at the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) annual retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyo., discussed the results of the Fed’s first-ever public review of its monetary policy framework and its newly released statement on longer-run goals and monetary policy strategy.As a result of the review, Powell announced the FOMC’s adoption of “a flexible form of average inflation targeting.” Under the new framework, following a period where inflation falls below the committee’s 2 percent objective, “appropriate monetary policy will likely aim to achieve inflation moderately above 2 percent for some time.”“The committee’s shift towards an average inflation target means we can expect the zero-rate policy to last even longer as the economy works its way out of this recession,” said NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Curt Long.Powell indicated that the Fed began the year-long review in efforts to assess monetary policy strategy, tools, and communications efforts that would “best foster achievement of our congressionally assigned goals of maximum employment and price stability over the years ahead in service to the American people.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »