Share your fundraising data with us, academics ask practitioners 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. Professor Sarah Smith of Bristol University presented findings from a 2012 analysis of the behaviour of fundraisers and donors using JustGiving pages. This has been previously reported on UK Fundraising. Read the full report, Peer effects in charitable giving: Evidence from the (running) field.Professor Kimberley Scharf of Warwick University looked at the implications of fixed costs and competition for fundraising.Dr Beth Breeze of Kent University and AJ Nagaraj of the Advisory Board Company in the USA presented preliminary findings from different studies into the attributes of successful major gift fundraisers. Dr Breeze’s study focused on the Formation of Fundraisers (PDF, 196 kB), and AJ Nagaraj’s study looked at Gifted and Talented fundraisers.Associate professor Alex Imas of Carnegie Mellon University in the USA shared the results of tests into prosocial behaviour.Michael Sanders of Bristol University, who is also head of research at the Cabinet Office’s Behavioural Insights Team, ran through details of the team’s findings on field experiments in giving, which were first published last May.Professor Jen Shang of the University of Plymouth concluded the day reiterating the need for rigorous testing in academic research before all speakers convened for a panel Q&A session. Tagged with: Research / statistics Academic presentationsHere is a playlist of some of the speakers’ presentations:View speakers’ slide decksThe Fundraising Insights – New Research Findings conference, sponsored by JustGiving, was held in at Westminster University in London on Friday 28 March. Presentations included: Advertisement A conference hosted by Bristol and Warwick universities to share latest academic research about fundraising with practitioners has concluded with a call for charities to share more of their data with researchers.Speaking earlier in the day, Kimberley Scharf, professor of economics at Warwick University, had explained how she set up lab experiments to test predictions on the public’s attitudes to fixed costs because she couldn’t find any relevant data among charities.And when asked from the floor during the closing panel discussion how practitioners could help with academic research, the response was clear: share your data with us.Professor Jen Shang of Plymouth University’s Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy also pointed out that philanthropic research was a niche area compared to commercial marketing. There were around 5,000 professors of marketing, but only 20 of so professors of philanthropy in the world, she said. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 96 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 April 2014 | News
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:A massive solar-plus-storag project with a $1.17 billion price tag (US$822 million) has been waved through by the South Australian government. The facility will feature 500 MW (AC) of solar PV generation capacity collocated with 250 MW/1,000 MWh of battery storage around five kilometers northeast of Robertstown.The power station will be built in stages and connected to the Robertstown substation via 275 kV transmission lines. A previous assessment has determined the facility could export energy to the grid without significant restraint, but it will potentially incorporate synchronous condensers to support reliability and security of supply.According to EPS Energy, the Robertstown project is on track to break ground in the middle of next year and generate around 275 jobs during construction and 15 or so full-time jobs once operational. When commissioned, the facility will generate enough electricity to power 144,000 homes during its 30-year life.For EPS, the Robertstown project is one of several large scale solar and battery storage schemes in its gigawatt-scale portfolio. The company’s South Australian pipeline includes the Bungama Solar project – a proposed 280 MW generation capacity and battery project near Port Pirie – and the Yoorndoo Ilga Solar project, a 200-400 MW solar capacity and battery facility near Whyalla.The Robertstown plant is one of two large scale solar and battery plans in the area, along with the Solar River Project which received development approval a year ago. That facility comprises a 200 MW solar generation plant plus 120 MWh of battery storage and is likely to add another 200 MW of solar and a further 150 MWh of battery storage in a second stage if a proposed high-voltage transmission line to Victoria goes ahead.More: South Australia gives 500 MW solar farm plus 250 MW battery plan the go-ahead South Australia government approves massive solar-plus-storage project
Kalynda Chase is releasing another 31 lots.KALYNDA Chase is releasing another 31 lots as the masterplanned community continues to expand.The release on Periwinkle Way will feature lots up to 582sq m and priced from $142,000 to $164,500.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 2020The Periwinkle release will feature a park with a range of equipment including a Kompan Megatower along with shaded picnic areas.The estate by Australian developer Urbex already has 1170 lots spread over 161ha. Urbex sales manager Vi Miller said the latest release offered quality yet affordable housing option while being close to parkland.“We have prided ourselves in creating a community of in excess of 3500 residents at Kalynda Chase offering a relaxed yet convenient lifestyle,” she said.“We’re also looking forward to incorporating a brand new park in the latest release, creating another vibrant outdoor place for families to enjoy.”The Periwinkle release has been deigned to ensure future residents have easy access to open space and parkland while being connected to all of Kalynda Chase’s facilities.
Batesville, In. — The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced a series of bridge painting projects along I-74 in Franklin and Dearborn Counties.Valparaiso-based Civil Coatings and Construction Inc. will complete the following work:Enochsburg Road over I-74—located 4.4 miles west of State Road 229 in Franklin County. Painting operations are scheduled to begin September 6, weather permitting.Peters Road over I-74—located 3.27 miles east of U.S. 52 in Dearborn County. Painting operations are tentatively scheduled to begin October 1.I-74 eastbound and westbound bridges over Stout Road—located two miles east of U.S. 52 in Dearborn County. Painting operations are tentatively scheduled to begin October 26. Each bridge will close to traffic—one at a time—for approximately two weeks. A signed detour will be in place to route motorists around the closuresThe completion date for the $844,144 contract is June 30, 2018.