10:10 seeks organisations to benefit from solar power crowdfunding campaign

first_img 10:10, the charity that creates participatory projects that bring people together to tackle climate change, is looking for organisations that would like to receive free solar panels.It is about to embark on a crowdfunding campaign to buy as many solar panels as possible to benefit organisations that work on the issues ofRacial justiceMigrant rights/human rightsCodingAnimal welfareGender rightsIn particular they are looking for eligible organisations in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. In addition to working on the specific issues, organisations must be able to accommodate solar panels and help 10:10 to increase the visibility of the project. There is no need to contribute financially to the crowdfunding campaign.In memory of PrinceEmbed from Getty Images 10:10 seeks organisations to benefit from solar power crowdfunding campaign Tagged with: Celebrity crowdfunding environment Funding Northern Ireland Scotland Wales / Cymru Howard Lake | 29 March 2017 | News The crowdfunding campaign and its focus is a tribute to singer-songwriter, actor and musician Prince, who died last year. After his death it emerged that he was a clean energy advocate and philanthropist. For example, he had secretly funded solar panels for many of the residents of Oakland, California.10:10’s crowdfunding campaign will run from 21 April 2017, the anniversary of Prince’s death, to 7 June, his birthday.“The more we raise, the more organisations working for the benefit of us all will have their energy bills slashed and be invited to participate in the unstoppable transition to clean energy worldwide.”10:1010:10 are hoping that Prince fans around the world will support the campaign to mark the anniversary of his death.The charity’s past solar power campaigns have included:Solar Schools  – working with 90 schools to install nearly 2,500 solar panels, reaching and working with over 30,00 students.Back Balcombe – working with the villagers of Balcombe, the site of the first exploratory fracking well in the UK, to repower their village with 100% clean energy.For more information about the Prince of Solar campaign contact Max Wakefield at 10:10. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16center_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.  177 total views,  1 views today  178 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Advertisementlast_img read more

Watch Audra McDonald Sing Her Way Through More Yahoo! Answers

first_img View Comments Want to know the secret to securing a second date, how to truly enjoy the White Castle burger, what people from London are called and more? Sit back, take the music in and let Jimmy Fallon and Mama Broadway teach you. Six-time Tony Award winner returned to The Tonight Show to reprise her hilarious “Yahoo! Lounge Singers” bit, taken verbatim from the site’s Q&A section. McDonald knows it all, including how to test the doneness of boiled eggs (she is the queen of Eggfartopia, after all.) Check it out below!last_img read more

GAM confirms liquidation plans for absolute return funds

first_imgIt expected to make another payment to investors later in September and further distributions “in the coming months” as less liquid assets were sold, GAM said.“GAM’s priority is to maximise value for the fund investors throughout the liquidation process, while ensuring equal and fair treatment to all,” the company’s statement said.“Because these funds have a mix of mainly liquid assets and some less liquid assets, GAM is focused on ensuring balance between value maximisation with speed of liquidation.”For investors wishing to remain invested in the strategy, GAM said it would launch a new UCITS fund “in the coming weeks”, while a new Cayman Islands-based fund was also in the pipeline.Investors have been queuing up to take their money out of the fund range after lead manager Tim Haywood was suspended on 31 July. Dealing in the funds was subsequently halted after a large number of investors attempted to pull out of the strategies.An internal investigation had identified problems with Haywood’s risk management and record keeping. No other strategies or funds were affected, GAM said.GAM chief executive Alexander Friedman said: “The suspension and the subsequent decision to liquidate the funds has been a difficult process, but necessary to ensure that we deliver on our principles of acting in the best interests of all fund investors and treating them equally and fairly. This does not take away from the fundamental strength of GAM as a diversified asset manager. “We have spent the past few years restructuring GAM into a more efficient business with a less volatile earnings profile, while continuing to build out high performing, specialist strategies that are relevant for our clients. This has made GAM better positioned to weather a challenging environment, and we believe we will continue to attract clients to our platform and deliver value to our investors in the years to come.” Swiss asset manager GAM is to restructure its absolute return bond funds, liquidating the majority of assets in the CHF7.3bn (€6.3bn) strategy in the wake of a wave of redemption requests.The company said in a statement this morning that it expected to begin meeting withdrawal requests from “early September”.GAM said it expected to realise between 74% and 87% of the assets in its Luxembourg- and Ireland-domiciled UCITS unconstrained and absolute return bond funds.Between 60% and 66% of a Cayman Islands-based fund and its related Cayman and Australian feeder funds would be realised in early September, it added.last_img read more