Tony Poderis on “how US-style fundraising can work in your country”

first_img  48 total views,  1 views today 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. In his article he reports that many fundraisers have applied knowledge of US fundraising “in dramatic fashion” and enjoyed success. He says his article “is intended to convey the message that you can make it work in your country, too”. OnPhilanthropy has also published an article on the same issue. “American-style philanthropy is moving outside of U.S. borders: social entrepreneurialism and corporate social responsibility are terms you can hear these days around the world”, reports the latest issue of its email newsletter.It links to an article entitled “Globalizing Philanthropy: Made in America No Longer Fits” by Tom Watson. Howard Lake | 17 February 2007 | News US fundraising consultant Tony Poderis, a regular contributor to the UK Fundraising forum, has published his latest article on his raise-funds.com website.In “Greetings from America: How U.S.-Style Fundraising Can Work In Your Country” he notes that, while fundraising knowledge around the world has grown immensely over the past few decades, many fundraisers around the world look more and more to the US experience to learn how it can be applied to their country.Poderis attributes this to a recognition that fundraisers in other countries too have “recognized that government support of charities, cultural bodies and NGOs in their countries is rapidly eroding and in danger of disappearing altogether.” Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Tony Poderis on “how US-style fundraising can work in your country” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Left groups commemorate Bolshevik Revolution

first_imgLarry HolmesAbout 250 people gathered in Manhattan on Nov. 7 to celebrate, commemorate and analyze the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.  The meeting was held at the Center for Workers Education in Manhattan’s financial district, steps away from where the bronze Wall Street bull proclaims the power of finance capital.Speakers from a large number of left groups helped organize the event.  There were written greetings from 14 nationalities and Skype messages from Russia, India and Ukraine. The event was live-streamed through Facebook.While the speakers had their own views, common themes ran through the salutes to the Russian Revolution, including the need to struggle for unity and to respond to the national oppression of Black and Brown people.A partial list of the organizations involved in the meeting included BAYAN, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Workers World Party, Marxism Leninism Today, Harlem Coalition Against War, Party of Communists USA, Party for Socialism and Liberation, United National Antiwar Coalition, International Action Center, U.S. Friends of Soviet Peoples and the International League of Peoples Struggles.Several nonaffiliated Marxist academics spoke and chaired, including Anthony Gronowicz and Manny Ness. Dr. Anthony Monteiro stressed the revolution’s impact on the colonized world.The meeting was opened by Kirbie Joseph, an organizer of the Justice for Akai Gurley campaign and struggles against police brutality.Michela Martinazzi of Freedom Road Socialist Organization raised Lenin’s contribution on national oppression and building a party.Ray Laforest of the Haiti Solidarity Network connected events to the impact of the Haitian Revolution.Brian Becker of Party for Socialism and Liberation described the impact of the loss of the USSR and the contradictions and limitations of imperialism.Angelo D’Angelo of U.S. Friends of Soviet Peoples explained how as a teenager seeing a society without bosses, the Soviet Union affected his whole life.Larry Holmes, first secretary of Workers World Party, described how the Russian Revolution lifted consciousness of the oppressed globally. He raised defending the most oppressed workers — precarious workers, prisoners, LGBTQ people — as part of the struggle for a higher level of unity, while keeping focused on socialist revolution as “our endgame.”Vijou Bryant provided a rousing revolutionary ending. The evening concluded with signing of “The International.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more