New fundraising conference launched for Ireland 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. A brand-new conference for fundraisers in Ireland is due to be held on 28 September in Dublin. ‘Fundraising Ireland 2006’ will offer a full day of seminars with an emphasis on individual giving bringing the brightest and best of fundraising techniques and thinking.The programme has been brought together by Penny Stephens of Back Page Books, who for almost eight years was editorial director of Professional Fundraising magazine in the UK. Although there are events for fundraisers in Ireland, this is based around individual giving and we hope it will fill a need in the sector , Stephens says. Ireland is a burgeoning environment for fundraisers and they are hungry for information.Fundraising Ireland 2006 brings together some of the most well-respected and knowledgeable speakers from both Ireland and the UK. An opening plenary by Deirdre Garvey, chief executive of The Wheel, will take an overview of the fundraising sector in Ireland, looking at its past, present and future. Advertisement Tagged with: Ireland 22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The programme moves from research, through to setting a fundraising strategy, getting donors, keeping donors, online fundraising, branding and bequest [legacy] fundraising. Speakers include Mary O’Kennedy of O’Kennedy Consulting, Kieron Kent from Forward Emphasis International, Andrew Scadding of Pattaya Orphanage Trust, Damian O’Broin of Ask Direct, Howard Lake of UK Fundraising, Bryan Miller of Whitewater and Professor Adrian Sargeant of Bristol Business School.Principal partner for the event is Fundraising Initiatives, partners are The Wheel and Forward Emphasis Interrnational. UK Fundraising is the media partner for the event. Blogs from speakers will be posted regularly on www.fundraising.co.uk/blogs/fundraisingireland2006 with updates on seminar content.A PDF of the programme is downloadable from UK Fundraising, or by emailing [email protected] or [email protected] Howard Lake | 16 July 2006 | News
REIQ regional director Damien Keyes. Picture: Evan MorganCHRISTMAS decorations are popping up all over Townsville as sales pick up in the year’s closing weeks. If you’re preparing your home for sale, here are a few things to remember when you’re bedecking the halls for the Christmas holidays. ■ Get photos done before putting up the decorations: A client is preparing their home for sale and they have gardeners arriving to trim the hedges and the photographer is booked in. Except they have also put out their Christmas decorations on the front of the house. The problem is if the house doesn’t sell until after Christmas (and in Townsville houses spend, on average, 68 days on the market) then the photos will date quickly.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Prospective buyers looking at the pictures in March may wonder what’s wrong with the house if it hasn’t sold three months after Christmas, not realising that it’s very normal. ■ Avoid knick-knacks: Many people like decorating their home with Christmas knick-knacks, such as small reindeer statutes, nativity scenes and angels. Many agents and property stylists advise vendors to minimise clutter and remove all personal touches from the home so it resembles a blank canvas that the buyer can picture themselves living in. ■ Update the tree or decorations: If you’re hosting open-home inspections and you have the tree up already, perhaps take an objective look at it. Is it a bit ratty and bare? Consider buying a new tree with colour co-ordinated decorations to add a flourish to your home. ■ Gifts under the tree: This tip might seem a little obvious, but perhaps don’t put your wrapped gifts under the tree until you’ve finished hosting the last open home. ■ Use airconditioning: Christmas is the hottest time of year and if your home is cool when buyers enter it can create the impression of an oasis and makes it much easier to stay a bit longer as it’s comfortable and that gives us more time to show off your home’s selling points.Many people wrongly believe the market slows in late November before Christmas but it’s one of our busiest periods in Townsville. For those thinking of selling there are advantages to be on the market before the break and if you’re buying, you still have time to sign a contract and enjoy Christmas in the new property.