Highlight205:India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit 2012 comes to an end.#Highlight204:Indian Ocean enthralls audience with their musical performance.#Highlight203: Indian Ocean perform at India Today Youth Summit.#Highlight202:Indian Ocean to perform shortly at the India Today Summit.#Highlight201:Kalli Purie, Group Chief Synergy Officer, India Today Group, proposes the vote of thanks.#Highlight200:Aroon Purie, Chairman & Editor in Chief, India Today Group, hands over the token of appreciation to Priyanka.#Highlight199:The best part about being in this industry is the support that I get from my fans and the worst part of this industry is the gossip-hunger media: Priyanka.#Highlight198:I live a very normal life, says Priyanka.#Highlight197:I was always protected by my father and mother, says Priyanka.#Highlight196:Whenever someone puts me in an uncomfortable situation, I say no: Priyanka.#Highlight195: Priyanka sings Tinka Tinka on popular demand.#Highlight194: It’s okay to be different, you don’t have to fit in always: Priyanka.#Highlight193:be youself guys, it’s grreat: Priyanka.#Highlight192: Whatever I do, I never want to lose my dignity: Priyanka.#Highlight191: We need a pop icon: Priyanka.#Highlight190:I have decided to be a singer: Priyanka.#Highlight189:I am not the prettiest of all, I am not Aishwarya Rai, says Priyanka.#Highlight188: I want my life to be different and it’s okay to be different: Priyanka.#Highlight187:I won a National Award for Fashion despite people telling me not to do the film: Priyanka.#Highlight186:My career has been instinctive: Priyanka.#advertisementHighlight185:I didn’t have a godfather in the film industry, says Priyanka.#Highlight184: I was no more 18, I grew up after that: Priyanka.#Highlight183:The day I was crowned Miss World, my entire life changed: Priyanka.#Highlight182:My life in America has been incredible: Priyanka.#Highlight181:I was called brownie during my High School days in US: Priyanka.# Highlight180:My life has been a bit of a fairytale, says Priyanka.#Highlight179:My life has been an epitome of imperfection, says Priyanka.#Highlight178:Loud crowd cheer for Priyanka.#Highlight177:Kalli Purie, Group Chief Synergy Officer, India Today Group, welcomes actor Priyanka Chopra at the Summit.#Highlight176:You need to figure out what is so different about you to become a company’s CEO: Nayar.#Highlight175:Different people succeed, same people don’t succeed:Nayar.#Highlight174:If you are running and is somebody is trying to catch u, run harder: Nayar.#Highlight173:Working hard is good but working smart is the key to success: Nayar.#Highlight172:I don’t care what other people think about our country, says Nayar.#Highlight171: Leaders of tomorrow are those who see an opportunity in imperfection, says Nayar.#Highlight170:If there was ever a day I wish I was Priyanka Chopra, today is the day: Vineet Nayar.#Highlight169:Session ‘Why India is Still a Global Star: How Young People can Plug into the Indian Economy’ begins.#Highlight168:Session ‘A New Innings: Building Tomorrow’s Team’ comes to an end.#Highlight167:Important for Sachin to play more matches, if he wants to do well, says Azharuddin.#Highlight166:If Sachin wants to play, he should continue playing, says Azharuddin.#Highlight165:I want to play in all three formats of the game, says Unmukt.#Highlight164:St Stephen’s controversy is over-hyped, says Unmukt.# Highlight163:Unmukt is very lucky, I am not his coach, jokes Kapil Dev.#Highlight162:IPL has really helped me tremendously: Unmukt.#Highlight161:I thank India Today for this opportunity. I had never got the chance before to share stage with legends, says Unmukt.#Highlight160:Unmukt Chand speaks at the India Today Youth Summit.#Highlight159:ICC should make efforts to popularise Test cricket, says Azharuddin.#Highlight158:Congratulate Unmukt team for winning the U-19 World Cup, says Azharuddin.# Highlight157:Mohammad Azharuddin speaks at the India Today Youth Summit.#Highlight156:I thank the India Today Group for this great opportunity, says Kapil Dev.#Highlight155:My heart and mind is young, only my body is old, says Kapil Dev.#Highlight154:Test cricket is the real cricket: Kapil Dev.#Highlight153:But their energy need to be channelised in the right direction, says Kapil Dev.# Highlight152:Today’s youth have 1000 more times energy than what we had, says Kapil Dev.#Highlight151:Kapil Dev addresses the audience.#Highlight150: Rahul Kanwal, Managing Editor, Headlines Today, welcomes former Indian skippers Kapil Dev and Mohammad Azharuddin on stage.#Highlight149:U-19 skipper Unmukt Chand enters the stage.#Highlight148:Session ‘A New Innings: Building Tomorrow’s Team’ to begin shortly.# Highlight147:The session Your India, Your Today: How to make you vote and Voice Count comes to an end.#advertisementHighlight146:The future of our country is very bright, says Kejriwal.#Highlight145:I think there’s some confusion with Anna Hazare’s statement: Kejriwal.#Highlight144: I never get angry, says Arvind Kejriwal.#Highlight143:Illegal colonies in Delhi a result of failure of our government: Sandeep Dikshit.#Highlight142:There will be a revolution inside the Parliament and on streets, says Kejriwal.#Highlight141:Dynastic politics a curse for our democratic system, says Kejriwal.#Highlight140: Highlight139:An Income Tax commissioner is more powerful than a minister, says Kejriwal.#Highlight138:It is true that political parties have weakness, says Dikshit.#Highlight137:Kejriwal will be an opponent but also a friend, says Dikshit.#Highlight136:Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit addresses the audience.# Highlight135:A politician should live like an ordinary citizen: Kejriwal.#Highlight134:We are demanding action against the corrupt:Kejriwal.#Highlight133:We have been agitating for a strong Lokpal Bill: Kejriwal.#Highlight132:We have entered politics for a revolution: Kejriwal.#Highlight131:Anti-corruption activist raises the slogan Bharat Mata Ki Jai on stage.# Highlight130: ‘I’d love to do a Breaking Bad’. Go Ekta.# Highlight129:Jab tak show chalega tab tak log mar ke wapas ayenge:Ekta Kapoor.# Highlight128:I’ve been pushing for seasons.Ask the channel heads why they won’t agree. The day they do I’ll stop doing leaps, says Ekta.# Highlight127:My shows have empowered women. Parvati, Tulsi have actually inspired women across India to take decisions in the home sphere. And Ekta has reserach to prove it too.# Highlight126:FYI-Ram and Priya finally meet next Thursday.# Highlight125:They are not doing sub standard work, everyone is passionate, driven, it’s not personal stardom, but the feeling that I work in Balaji. That’s what my staff goes back home with.Ekta the Czar.# Highlight124:The biggest learning curve comes from mistakes. Ekta’s wise words.# Highlight123:It’s all about ratings! Well Ekta no wonder you rule the TRP wars.# Highlight122:TV is about the masses, the real issues of real people, says Ekta.# Highlight121: Get married or get a job! Dad threatened me and that is how I ended up in production, says Ekta Kapoor.# Highlight120: The session Saas, Bahu Aur Ekta: Inside the Real World of an Entertainment Powerhouse begins.# Highlight119:The session The Raaz of Relationships with Sonam Kapoor, Vir Das, Huma Qureshi ends.# Highlight118: Quick fix for a broken heart? Double mutton single egg roll from Nizam’s Delhi is Vir’s prescription.# Highlight117: Quick fix for a broken heart? Food is the way to go for Sonam.# Highlight116:’You get mad at us and then you don’t remember what you were mad about and then even if we try to make it right (with my jokes), you still want to be mad at us. I don’t get it’. Neither do we Vir.# Highlight115:I believe in soulmates, but i wouldn’t know how to identify him/her. Sonam the hopeless romantic.#Highlight114:’If they get your jokes and can have butter chicken with you that’s love. I don’t care about hot, sexy and all that fluff’. Really Vir? #advertisementHighlight113:Be yourself, dress like you are and your clothes should reflect your individuality. Don’t be a barbie doll clone, says Sonam Kapoor. We wonder which barbie doll she is referring to.# Highlight112:Vir Das is not single ladies, even if you don’t believe it.# Highlight111:Women dress for women, not for the men. Sonam the feminist.# Highlight110:’I would chop his balls off’. Huma on cheating lovers, and no it is not the Wassyepur effect.# Highlight109:’I’m hopelessly single’. The Wasseypur beauty finally opens up about her relationship status.# Highlight108:Love was so much simpler when we were younger, now it’s just so flawed, Huma Qureshi takes the stage.# Highlight107:Being casual about sex is being casual about your mental self, so it’s all relative to the place you are in, says Sonam Kapoor.# Highlight106:Dating 2 guys at the same time without them knowing, yeah I’ve done that, but that’s not cheating, is it? Sonam Kapoor gets candid.# Highlight105:Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy is Sonam Kapoor’s ideal. Brush up on all those chivalrous moves boys.# Highlight104: We as youngsters have forgotten how to stick it out, or at least that’s what my mum says: Sonam Kapoor.# Highlight103:’Casual love and the perfect filmy love stories, that’s my cup of tea’. A very upfront Sonam Kapoor talks about committment and the numerous fish in the sea.# Highlight102: Women are more superior at love and all those games since they ask the right questions, wink wink: Vir Das.# Highlight101:Vir Das and his Rules of Love have the audience in splits.# Highlight100:The session The Raaz of Relationships with Sonam Kapoor, Vir Das, Huma Qureshi begins.# Highlight99:The session The Knock-out Punch: Lights, Camera, Drama with Ajay Devgn ends.# Highlight98:When elders get cozy, youngsters should not get nosy: Devgn’s parting shot.# Highlight97:Destiny is the path, but you have to walk yourself. Hard work is the most important thing and if you work hard, destiny comes to you, feels Devgn.# Highlight96:If you have passion and talent the industry is the place for you, not if you are looking at just the stardom, says Devgn.# Highlight95:The industry is an ever growing business and I see great things happening in the future: Devgn on the industry in 50 years.# Highlight94:Live it up is Ajay Devgn’s mantra to make it big.# Highlight93:The session The Knock-out Punch: Lights, Camera, Drama with Ajay Devgn begins.# Highlight92:The session Guts and Glory comes to an end.#Highlight91:The session Guts and Glory comes to an end.#Highlight90:There has been a lot of positive changes in the sports ministry and I hope it will be better in the coming days, says Sushil Kumar.#Highlight89:Nowhere in the world, sports is recognised like India: Gagan Narang.# Highlight88:The demon of Beijing never left me: Narang.#Highlight87:Shooting is an expensive sport: Vijay Kumar.#Highlight86:I credit my success to the Indian Army, says Vijay Kumar.#Highlight85:The movie will inspire the youth, says Kom.#Highlight84:There’s a movie being made on my life and I am very happy about it, says Mary Kom.#Highlight83:I never gave up. After becoming a mother, I was the world champion twice, says Mary Kom.#Highlight82:I got recognised once I won the Olympic medal, says Vijay Kumar.#Highlight81:I got my dues after winning the Olympic medal, says Vijay Kumar.#Highlight80:I was hungry for an Olympic medal: Gagan Narang.#Highlight79:I’m more comfortable on ring than on ramp, says Kom.# Highlight78:My husband is very supportive, without him I wouldn’t have made it so far, says Kom.#Highlight77: My kids feel proud when they see my muscles, says Mary Kom.# Highlight76:I was so scared when I was walking on the ramp. I thought I might trip, says Mary Kom.#Highlight75:People are crazy about sports in Najafgarh. Young kids say they want to be like Vijender or me, says Sushil Kumar.#Highlight74:Olympics medallists Sushil Kumar, Gagan Narang, Mary Kom, Vijay Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt at the India Today Youth Summit.#Highlight73:Session Guts and Glory to begin shortly.#Highlight72:Perseverance important to succeed, says Ali Zafar.#Highlight71:Focus, work hard and be clear of your goals, says Sanjeev Bikhchandani.#Highlight70:You need guts, need to be fearless to succeed in life, says Masaba Gupta.#Highlight69:Today’s youth must have the zeal and courage to make it big for the country, says Anu Malik.#Highlight68:Zafar sings another number dil jhoom jhoom.#Highlight67:Ali Zafar sings his song sunraye sajania. #Highlight66:After working withKatrina Kaif, I realised how big a star she is: Zafar.#Highlight65:Imran Khan is a real gentleman: Zafar.#Highlight64:My good looks is a hindrance too, says Zafar.#Highlight63:There was a time when I used to call music directors and producers but got no response. That was my tough time: Zafar.#Highlight62:When I turned 16, I realised that girls go after guys who sing, Ali Zafar.#Highlight61:I come from a humble background:Ali Zafar.#Highlight60:Singer and actor Ali Zafar at the India Today Youth Summit.#Highlight59:The economy will bounce back soon, says Bikhchandani.#Highlight58: Sanjeev Bikhchandani addresses the crowd.#Highlight57:Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Founder & Chairman, Naukri.com, enters the stage.#Highlight56:Ayushmann sings the song Paani Da from his debut superhit film Vicky Donor.#Highlight55:You shouldn’t take fame seriously, says Ayushmann.#Highlight54:You need a stable head to stay in the limelight: Ayushmann.#Highlight53:Delhiites are attention seeker: Ayushmann.#Highlight52:There’s no dearth of opportunity out there, there’s only dearth of preparation, says Ayushmann.#Highlight51:I was never a struggler. I came to Mumbai with a car and a chef. I have no rags-to-riches story to tell, says Ayushmann.#Highlight50:Actor Ayushmann Khurrana enters the stage amid loud cheers.#Highlight49: When I started, I had absolutely no clue what direction was all about: Imtiaz.#Highlight48:It took 3 years for me to make my first movie, Socha Na Tha, says Imtiaz Ali.#Highlight47:I never expected to be a film director:Imtiaz.#Highlight46:I come from a place where no one ever had watched a movie:Imtiaz Ali.#Highlight45:Crowd cheers as filmmaker Imtiaz Ali enters the stage.#Highlight44:Fashion industry is a horrible industry:Masaba.#Highlight43:You don’t need a degree to be a fashion designer: Masaba.#Highlight42:You have to learn how to take your chances: Masaba.#Highlight41:I was a confused girl, didn’t know what I wanted to do in life: Masaba Gupta.#Highlight40:Fashion designer Masaba Gupta speaks at the India Today Youth Summit.#Highlight39:Indian Idol is not fixed, says Anu Malik.#Highlight38:Youth is the future of our nation, says Anu Malik.#Highlight37:Anu Malik sings garam chai ke pyali song for the audience.#Highlight36:Bollywood music director Anu Malik addresses the session ‘How I Made It: 20 minute performances by youth icons’.#Highlight35:Session How I Made It: 20 minute performances by youth icons begins.# Highlight34:People say Taj Mahal is the country, we say Taj Mahal is UP’s country’s: Akhilesh.#Highlight33:Each district in the state has its own economy. Maximum VIPs in Lok Sabha are from UP. Most Prime Ministers of the country have been from UP, says Akhilesh.#Highlight32:You can’t compare UP to other states. It can’t be compared because UP has been ruled by such a corrupt government for the last five years, says Akhilesh.#Highlight31:It is not in anyone’s hand to decide who will be whose father.#Highlight30:Congress has got false CBI cases registered against opposition leaders, says Akhilesh.# Highlight29:CBI’s way of functioning has been questioned time and again:Akhilesh Yadav.#Highlight28:The choice is yours to vote for someone who is educated. No one is forcing you to elect a person who is not educated. We must always be ready for elections, says Akhilesh.#Highlight27:A govt can’t be judged in just six months: Akhilesh.#Highlight26:UP govt set to provide tablets to all students passing class X, announces Akhilesh.#Highlight25:Why should I name anyone else as an ideal CM: Akhilesh.# Highlight24:I want to be an ideal chief minister myself, says Akhilesh.#Highlight23:India needs both youth and experience of elders: Akhilesh.#Highlight22:Being a young CM is not a hindrance for me, says Akhilesh.#Highlight21: Samajwadi Party wants youth to take politics in a big way.#Highlight20:Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav addresses the session Betaji to Netaji: My Journey.# Highlight19:The trouble is, today, the politics and the politicians of this country are completely disconnected and out of sync with the aspirations of all of you. We are being ruled by old men and women who have little vision of what India can be, says Purie.# Highlight18:The stink of corruption pervades the country. Everywhere you look, there is a scam of sorts. This country is being raped by a troika of corrupt politicians, compliant bureaucrats and crooked businessmen, says Purie.#Highlight17:Purie says the fight against corruption was just a legislation away, the economy was growing at a decent pace and though there had been a series of scams, there was still faith in government and governance.#Highlight16: Aroon Purie, Chairman & Editor in Chief, India Today Group, gives the the Welcome Address.#Highlight15:Delhi-based band Philosophy of Life kick starts the India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit 2012.#Highlight14:Vineet Nayar, Vice Chairman and CEO of HCL Technologies, will speak on what it takes to make it big in the corporate world.#Highlight13:Bollywood’s hottest icon Priyanka Chopra will reveal how to succeed in the film industry without backing.# Highlight12:Unmukt Chand, the captain of Under-19 World Cup winning Indian team, will speak about tasting success at the early age.# Highlight11:Anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal will tell how a common man can bring about a change in the system during the session ‘Your India, Your Today.’#Highlight10:During the session Saas, Bahu Aur Ekta, Ekta Kapoor will reveal the secret of her success mantra.#Highlight9:Huma Qureshi of Gangs of Wasseypur fame will battle it out against stand-up comedian Vir Das during the session ‘Man vs Womaniya.’#Highlight8:Emraan Hashmi, who should get the moniker serial hit giver instead of the usual serial kisser, will reveal his ‘Razz’ during the session ‘The Razz of Relationship.’ Joining him will be actor Sonam Kapoor.#Highlight7:During the ‘Knock-out Punch’ session, Ajay Devgn will reveal the secret of his box office success.#Highlight6:Shooter Gagan Narang, wrestler Sushil Kumar, shooter Vijay Kumar, boxer Mary Kom and grappler Yogeshwar Dutt will share their tale of hard work and determination in the session ‘Guts and Glory.’#Highlight5:The session ‘How I Made it’ will have young icons from the film world sharing their experiences on what it takes to shun convention and make one’s destiny by heeding their inner voice.#Highlight4:Akhilesh Yadav will share his journey from being the son of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh to heading the most important state of the country in the session ‘Betaji to Netaji’.#Highlight3: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal and Olympic champions are among others who will speak during the course of the event, which will include interactive sessions as well.#Highlight2: Young achievers from various fields will share their experiences, the hardships and the secrets of their success during the one-day summit.#Highlight1: The India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit 2012 is set to begin in New Delhi on Friday.#
IBASE Technology launches a new ET975 COM Express Computer-on-Module based on the ultra-low voltage 7th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processor produced using a 14 nanometer manufacturing process technology. Characterized with product longevity, performance computing and low power consumption, the ET975 is suitable for applications found in factory automation, kiosk, communications, medical imaging and digital signage environments.The ET975 comes with features that provide high performance and reliable operation across a wide range of industrial and embedded applications. The ET975 COM Express Type 6 compact module is equipped with two DDR4-2133 SO-DIMM sockets with a 32GB memory capacity, operating temperature range from 0 to +60°C, and Intel Gen 9 HD low-power integrated graphics on the SoC providing 4K resolution via popular display interfaces such as DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort and LVDS. A rich set of standard I/Os available are one gigabit Ethernet, four USB 3.0 and eight USB 2.0 ports, two serial ports and two SATA III ports.The board supports the IBASE IP413 COM Express ATX carrier board with Type 6 pin-out and I/Os for 24-bit dual-channel LVDS, four USB 3.0, four USB 2.0, and HD audio with Realtek ALC662 codec. The module also comes with an integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security feature, Digital I/O, watchdog timer, as well as two COM and two SATA III ports. Expansion is available with four PCI-E(1x) and one PCI-E(4x) supporting PCIe Gen 3 that allows faster connection on add-on cards and peripherals. Optional features include an embedded MultiMediaCard storage and a heat spreader. Dimensions of the extremely compact ET975 are 95 x 95mm.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous AAEON: robust and secure motherboard with inbuilt TPMNext Infineon enables flexible wireless charging for automotive and consumer applications
The JioPhone and JioPhone 2 users may soon be able to run WhatsApp and YouTube on their phones. The company had earlier announced that the two phones will receive the WhatsApp and YouTube support on August 15 but that didn’t happen. The roll out has been delayed but it seems that it will now soon reach the JioPhones.Telecom Analyst Sanjay Bafna in one of his tweets has indicated that beta testing for the WhatsApp and YouTube on JioPhone may have begun. JioPhone comes pre-loaded with Facebook app and now you can soon also download WhatsApp and YouTube from the Jio store.Though the bets testing are in process but you cannot the apps from the Jio store yet. You will have to wait for the next 15 to 20 days for that as the company is expected to do final roll out then. You can download the apps on both JioPhone and JioPhone 2 once it is finally rolled out.Meanwhile, the company has announced that the next flash sale for JioPhone 2 will take place on September 6. Reportedly, the company has managed to sell all the units of the phones in its first two flash sales. The third flash sale will happen on September 6 on Jio.com and MyJio app.The JioPhone 2 was launched at the company’s 41st Annual General Meet this year for a price of Rs 2,999. The phone succeeds the last year’s JioPhone and comes with a QWERTY keypad.#SBExclusive #BREAKING #WhatsApp and #YouTube on Reliance Jio’s #JioPhone #BetaTest pic.twitter.com/P46irhQTDladvertisement SANJAY BAFNA (@sanjaybafna) August 30, 2018Coming to the innards of the phone, the JioPhone 2 sports a 2.4-inch screen with 320 x 240 pixels QVGA resolution. The phone packs in 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It features a 2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP VGA camera on the front. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy, NFC, 4G VoLTE, and VoWIFI. Alike the JioPhone, the Jio Phone 2 also runs KaiOS operating system.To purchase your JioPhone 2, you need to first register on either the Jio.com or MyJio app. Enter your personal details, and make the payment of Rs 2,999. Once the process is complete, Jio will send an order confirmation notification on either the registered number or email ID, which the customers should save it for the delivery of the phone.
Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham team news: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Crystal Palace Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 15:38 2/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur Crystal Palace Mauricio Pochettino’s men will hope to bounce back from a poor showing in their 2-2 draw with Rochdale in the FA Cup Tottenham take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League this weekend, looking to recover from their embarrassing 2-2 draw with Rochdale in the FA Cup.Spurs took a 2-1 lead in the dying minutes, only to allow the lower-league side back into the tie, with Rochdale now set to visit Wembley in the replay.Palace have not won since January, however, and Spurs seemingly have the perfect opportunity to bounce back. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player TOTTENHAM INJURIES Mauricio Pochettino has a fully fit squad to choose from, and could give Lucas Moura his Premier League bow after the Brazilian sparkled against Rochdale, scoring his first goal for the club.TOTTENHAM SUSPENSIONS Spurs have no suspended players.TOTTENHAM STARTING LINE-UP With the FA Cup replay on the horizon, Pochettino is unlikely to tinker too much with his strongest XI.Lucas Moura could start, however, while Davinson Sanchez is set to continue in defence after Toby Alderweireld struggled last time out.Harry Kane will surely lead the line, while Serge Aurier and Ben Davies could play as full-backs after Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose featured against Rochdale.CRYSTAL PALACE TEAM NEWS Roy Hodgson has a number of injury problems to contend with ahead of the game with Spurs.Mamadou Sakho is a slight doubt with a calf strain, while reported Spurs target Wilfried Zaha could also miss out due to a knee injury.Martin Kelly has a hamstring injury, while Julian Speroni (knee), Bakary Sako (ankle), Jeffrey Schlupp (knee) and Scott Dann (knee) are all sidelined, along with Jason Puncheon, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Connor Wickham.TV CHANNEL & KICK OFF TIME The match kicks off at 12:00 GMT on Sunday, with live television coverage available on Sky Sports in the UK. BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS Crystal Palace have lost their last five Premier League games against Tottenham Hotspur, scoring just one goal in the process. However, the Eagles did win an FA Cup fifth round match against the Lilywhites in February 2016. Spurs will be looking to win three consecutive away league games against Crystal Palace for the first time in their history. Kane has scored 13 goals in his last 12 Premier League appearances in the month of February, scoring in both matches this month. Palace have scored five Premier League penalties this season, with no side scoring more (level with Everton and Man City); Spurs are one of three sides (also Leicester and Man City) yet to concede from the spot. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
“Help! My boss hates marketing!” is one of the most common comments I get from people who speak to me after my presentations. Here are some quick answers to: “How do I get my boss/board/team to value/fund/stop hating marketing?”Simply stated, you don’t. Instead, you do the following six things.1. Stop calling it marketing. Call it something else.Instead of trying to convince your boss, board or team to love marketing, try showing them what THEY care about and how you can make that happen.2. Show how your “initiative” meets their agenda. Don’t position your agenda as a marketing campaign; frame it as your initiative to support your boss’s goals, in your boss’s language. Demonstrate how you are going to help make that fundraising goal, audience behavior change or front-page newspaper story happen.3. Make it about the audience.A good way to depersonalize different visions for “marketing” is to make it about your audience’s preferences rather than a philosophical tug of war between you and said boss. A little audience research is great fodder for advancing your agenda.4. Report every wee step of progress.Every single time anything good happens, be sure the boss knows it. Identify some early, likely wins toward your boss’s goals and report victories.5. Give your boss credit and put him or her in the spotlight. When good things happen, give credit to your boss. Create a dashboard that shows progress against your boss’s goals and let your boss show that progress to the board. Your boss will like you for it. If you pitched your organization’s story in a completely new, marketing-savvy way to reporters and that yielded your boss’s photo in the paper, all the better.6. Seek forgiveness, not permission. If all else fails, just do what you want to do anyway, quietly, and tell your boss about it when something good happens.
Here’s a pop quiz. Read the following two paragraphs and see which is more apt to tug at your heartstrings:A) Any money that you donate will go to Rokia, a seven-year-old girl who lives in Mali in Africa. Rokia is desperately poor and faces a threat of severe hunger, even starvation. Her life will be changed for the better as a result of your financial gift. With your support, and the support of other caring sponsors, Save the Children will work with Rokia’s family and other members of the community to help feed and educate her, and provide her with basic medical care.B) Food shortages in Malawi are affecting more than three million children. In Zambia, severe rainfall deficits have resulted in a 42% drop in maize production from 2000. As a result, an estimated three million Zambians face hunger. Four million Angolans — one-third of the population — have been forced to flee their homes. More than 11 million people in Ethiopia need immediate food assistance.If you answered A, you are like most people, according to a new study conducted by Deborah Small, a Wharton marketing professor, and two colleagues. The researchers found that if organizations want to raise money for a charitable cause, it is far better to appeal to the heart than to the head. Put another way, feelings, not analytical thinking, drive donations.Rokia is what academic researchers call an “identifiable victim.” As such, her personal story, which focuses exclusively on her plight and not that of other famine victims, is much more likely to generate charitable donations than more dispassionate descriptions of unnamed “statistical victims” like those in paragraph B, according to Small.That people would want to give money to identifiable victims like Rokia rather than unnamed famine victims may not seem all that surprising. But Small and her colleagues, in a series of field experiments, delved deeper into the issue of sympathy and how it relates to charitable giving. The researchers found that if people are presented with a personal case of an identifiable victim along with statistical data about similar victims caught up in a larger pattern of illness, hunger or neglect, overall donations actually decline. In addition, they found that if people are told about the inconsistent levels of sympathy evoked by identifiable and statistical victims — the “identifiable victim effect,” in the words of the researchers — people reduce their giving to identifiable victims but do not increase their giving to statistical victims.Small says the findings — which hold implications for policymakers, fundraisers for charities and even news organizations that urge donations to victims of tragic events — show that sympathy and aid-giving are often irrational.“When donating to charitable causes, people do not value lives consistently,” write Small and her co-authors, George Loewenstein of Carnegie Mellon University and Paul Slovic of Decision Research, a non-profit research firm in Eugene, Ore. “Money is often concentrated on a single victim even though more people would be helped if resources were dispersed or spent protecting future victims.”In many cases, society “would be better off if resources were spread among victims such that each additional dollar is spent where it will do the most good,” according to the paper, titled “Sympathy and Callousness: The Impact of Deliberative Thought on Donations to Identifiable and Statistical Victims.” Yet when making a decision to donate money toward a cause, “most people probably do not calculate the expected benefit of their donation. Rather, choices are made intuitively, based on spontaneous affective reactions.”The study cites several well-known examples of large sums of money being donated to help identifiable victims. In 1987, a child named Jessica McClure, dubbed “Baby Jessica” by the news media, fell into a well near her home in Texas and received nearly $700,000 in donations from the public. Ali Abbas, a boy who lost both his arms and his parents in the Iraq War in 2003, was the subject of widespread media attention in Europe and received some $550,000 in donations. Even animals generate sympathy: In 2002, more than $48,000 was contributed to save Forgea, a dog stranded on a ship adrift in the Pacific Ocean.Proportions vs. Absolute ValuesWhy do identifiable victims elicit such an outpouring of emotion — as well as piles of accompanying cash? In general, psychological research has found that “people pay greater attention and have stronger emotional reactions to vivid rather than pallid information,” says Small, a psychologist by training. Furthermore, the mind responds to proportions, not absolute values. “This is why we gasp when we see a 50%-off sale, regardless of whether the original price is $5 or $500,” she adds. “Similarly, saving 10 lives out of a group of 100 is a high proportion and thus evokes a greater emotional response than saving 10 lives out of one million. An identifiable victim is the extreme, in this sense. When a victim has been identified, she becomes her own frame of reference — there was only one Baby Jessica to save — and thus receives the greatest level of sympathy.”Small and her co-authors reached their conclusions by conducting a series of four field experiments involving ordinary citizens. The researchers gave each person $5 in one-dollar bills. They were then instructed to read a letter containing a charity request and asked to donate a sum of money, ranging from zero to $5, by placing the money anonymously in an envelope.Each experiment was designed to encourage “rational” thinking when people made decisions about how much money to donate to identifiable and statistical victims. In one experiment, for example, the subjects were told about the identifiable victim effect before being asked to make a donation. In another experiment, the researchers provided statistics about victims alongside a request for donations to an identifiable victim.The upshot of the four experiments was that people are most generous when asked to make a donation to an identifiable victim in the absence of “rational” analytic thought. The more statistical information the citizens were given about the general plight of a group of people, the less generous they became. Yet emotion-based thought failed to augment generosity to statistical victims. “It’s easy to override people’s feelings by giving them statistical information,” according to Small. “But it’s not so easy to add feelings where feelings aren’t naturally there to begin with. It’s hard for humans to generate feelings toward statistics.”One subtle positive finding was that informing ordinary citizens about the identifiable victim effect at least had the result of increasing their consistency towards the two types of victims. Yet the field experiments showed that giving people statistical information had a pernicious effect on overall caring, since people gave less to the identifiable victims but no more to the statistical victims.“Insight, in this situation, seems to breed callousness,” the researchers write. “In some ways, this conclusion seems well founded. Faced with almost any disaster of any magnitude, it is almost always possible to think of worse things that have happened or even that are currently happening in the world. The deaths of 9/11 [numbering 2,973], for example, compared with the slaughter in Rwanda [estimated at between 500,000 and one million]” seem to have less impact. But the slaughter in Rwanda, in turn, “is dwarfed by the problem of AIDS in Africa. Thinking about problems analytically can easily suppress sympathy for smaller-scale disasters without, our research suggests, producing much of an increase in caring for larger-scale disasters.”Yet the researchers acknowledge that this interpretation may have limitations. It is possible, they say, that deliberate, rational thinking in some cases may lead to more charity. “For example,” they write, “contrary to the difference between statistical and identifiable victims, we often experience little visceral sympathy for needy victims who are from other countries or of a different race or socioeconomic status, but thinking about their plight may lead us to recognize their deservingness. In such instances, we conjecture, interventions that encourage deliberate thinking like those presented in the four studies … might lead to greater generosity rather than less.”Charities Need a Compelling MessageWhat implications does Small’s paper hold for charitable organizations? “It’s all about putting together a simple, emotionally compelling message,” Small says. “The best way to do that is in the form of a picture or a story, something that purely engages the emotional system. The mistake that many charities make is trying to appeal both to emotion and to reason. They assume this would be more effective than appealing to only one or the other, but it isn’t.”Although they feel that charitable donations might be more efficiently distributed among more desperate victims if donors were not so emotional in making decisions to give money, the researchers do not criticize people who wish to help when they feel sympathetic.“Although the money spent on Baby Jessica and Ali Abbas could save more lives in theory if not concentrated as such, the absence of identifiability effects might reduce the impetus to give at all,” they write. “Thus, although victim identification may distort aid allocation somewhat, its impact generates more aid than any other pitch. Charities certainly recognize this, at least implicitly, when they employ a poster child to raise money for a general cause.”Source: http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=1767Copyright of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
I got asked by Beth Kanter to post on this topic: “What if I could start all my social media and nonprofits work over from scratch? What would I do differently? What lessons have I learned that will stick with me for 2008?”Having Beth Kanter asking me to post on social media is a little like Yo-Yo Ma asking me to play cello for him. Beth is THE maestro on nonprofits and social media (and she could probably accompany Yo-Yo Ma on flute). So read what she says first. Then read what Britt Bravo says. Britt, in addition to having The Name I Wish I Had, is also very wise on the social media front. Then you can read my list, which is below. Four Things I Wish I’d Known from the Start about Social Media:1. It’s not that hard, and I should have gotten over the intimidation factor sooner. Not too long into my job here at Network for Good a few years ago, I kept hearing people reference Web 2.0. I remember, filled with fear of ridicule for my ignorance, asking people what it meant. I’m glad I did, because I realized a lot of people had trouble defining it and were grappling with its meaning just like me. Today, social media to me means the electronic manifestation of the human desire to be heard and seen and part of a community. It’s using technology as a platform for personal expression and as a means to connect to others around things we care about. It’s not hard to learn how to do that online – you don’t need any real technology expertise (I’m living proof of that) as much as social skills – and it’s a lot of fun making new friends which is the real point. No matter how much of a novice you deem yourself, you CAN explore social media and find ways to benefit from it. If you haven’t, make 2008 the year you do.2. It’s about “social,” not “media.” As I said in this post, while social media seems oh-so-new, what makes it hot could not be more ancient or old-school. What’s significant about social media is how it allows us to quickly and expansively fulfill our unending human need for connection. While I myself have fallen into the trap of focusing on my organization’s need to do Facebook or Twitter or YouTube, that’s not the point — what matters whether those are places to strengthen connections with my target audience. If my target audience isn’t there, I’m not going there. 3. Social media cranks WOM up to 11. What excites me most about social media, now that I sort of get it, is its potent potential to amplify word of mouth. Good word of mouth for your good cause is invaluable. People listen to people they know, and if those people recommend something, they listen. If people make recommendations, that good word of mouth spreads faster and farther through their circles of influence. Social media enables people to evangelize in their own way, in their own words, where their peeps congregate. We’re so underfunded and overworked in our sector – how great is it other people can help us spread the word so efficiently?4. Think before you build something new, because we already have overdevelopment in social media. You could build (yet another) new social network. You could create yet another blog. You could make a new video. But if you’re one of those underfunded and overworked people, think twice and first read my Four Laws of Social Networking. You may get further, faster by connecting to existing infrastructure than trying to create it.
Marnie Webb is Vice President of Knowledge Services at CompuMentor and author of the blog ext337.Copyright © 2005 CompuMentor. This work is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License. RSS makes it easy to read the Web: How many bookmarks do you have in your browser? Does it make you ill to think of clicking through all of them to check for new content? Make RSS do the work for you — subscribe to sites and your reader will collect the new relevant content. My bookmarks no longer scare me. In fact, I rarely use them.RSS makes it easy to find relevant information: Searching the Web can be a chore, and most of us don’t even have the patience to do more than search Google and check the first pages of results. RSS allows you to tap relevant, even mission-critical information by letting you create feeds based on keywords. How this works varies, but there are a variety of tools — PubSub, Technorati, Feedster — that you can use, and many aggregators integrate with them in way that allows you to create searches. Let’s say you work for an organization that is following issues pertaining to same-sex civil unions and marriages. You can set up some keyword searches and then subscribe to those searches. The relevant information comes to you.RSS lets you share the information you get: With RSS, information comes to you in manageable pieces: a NY Times headline with a sentence-long article summary; a blog entry; a teaser for a longer blog entry; the pointer to a newsgroup posting; an e-mail announcement list; events listings. You can push that information out to interested communities — simply send it via e-mail, or put it on your own Web site or blog.RSS helps you participate in conversations relevant to your work: Naturally, if the New York Times or your local paper writes about your organization, you’ll want to be the first to know. But it’s also important to participate in discussions on popular blogs or other online communities. RSS can help you find these conversations, advance your organization’s agenda, and generate attention for your work.RSS makes it easier to control your own subscriptions: Unsubscribing from some e-mail mailing lists and announcements can be a chore. You can’t remember how it is that you elected to receive the information in the first place, and worse, it ends up mixed in with your inbox and distracts you from getting work done. RSS gives you complete control. You can easily segment your feed from your regular e-mail or use an aggregator that bypasses e-mail entirely.RSS allows people to share your content: When you create a newsfeed, you’ve opened the door to content sharing, and others can easily disseminate your good, relevant content.RSS makes it easy for others to lend you a bit of their Web real estate: With RSS, other organizations can display some of your content on their Web sites. This is good. It gets your content out to a variety of audiences, and it can enhance partnerships. The best part? They don’t actually have to talk to you for this to happen. Painless content partnerships — what more could anyone want?It’s easy to avoid being a spammer: Forget opt-in and double opt-in worries. Allowing people to subscribe via RSS puts control into their hands and gets you completely off the spammer hook. Okay, so some e-mail publishers hate that (Bill Pease even asks if e-mail is dead in a TechSoup community thread). It’s hard to track traffic, they say, and it puts control completely in the hands of the subscriber instead of the publisher. I disagree. If you are creating good content, people will subscribe and they will stay subscribed. That means ultimately, the control is really in your hands. Compelling content is the most important thing. And not being a spammer is more than an ethical and legal issue, it means that your message will get to your intended audience instead of a spam filter.RSS makes it easy to contribute to Web-wide conversations: If you’re using RSS to track what people are saying about important issues and what people are saying about you, so are others. By making your content available via RSS, you’re allowing other people to discover you. And they’ll be commenting on your site, linking to it, and subscribing to your RSS feed. If you’re like most people who use the Internet, chances are you often come across new and interesting sites, but then completely forget to visit them again. Or likely you spend too much time visiting the same sites looking for new information, only to be disappointed. In addition, your e-mail inbox is probably flooded with messages you barely have time to read, including subscriptions to newsletters that tell you about new content available on still more Web sites.And while you’re occupied finding new content, you still want to make sure others can find your organization’s interesting new content without relying on their bookmarks or your e-mail newsletter, which may not make it past their spam filters or get noticed in their crowded inboxes.Wouldn’t it be nice if there were an easy way to have all this information come to you and go to them in a way that was easy to manage, timely, and put the reader in control?The answer is RSS, and not only can it help you manage information you want to find, but it’s also a great way for your nonprofit to ensure that people interested in your mission receive automatic updates from your Web site. What’s more, RSS can help you spread the word through the easiest content syndication model out there.R-S-What?RSS stands for Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication, depending on whom you ask. Either way, it’s a simple way to deliver frequently changing Web content — all the new content from favorite sites, or just summaries.By plugging links into something called an RSS feed reader or aggregator, you can retrieve the newest content offerings from Web sites while saving the time it takes to visit each site. Many RSS feed readers are available, and they all allow you to display content for reading at your leisure. (For more details about RSS, read the Digital Divide Network’s “What’s RSS and Why Should I Care About It?” and Fagan Finder’s All About RSS).RSS: Content Aggregation and So Much MoreSo why should your nonprofit use RSS? Frankly, for the same reasons everyone else should. Here are the top 10 reasons you — and your organization — should use the technology. It’s only just beginning: RSS is still in the relatively early stages. The tools are pretty raw, but it pays for nonprofits to get in early on communication technologies. It will better position you to take advantage of them as they mature and additional uses become available. Ultimately, it’s about making your views and your work part of the conversation.Getting Started With RSS(The source for this section of the article is “A Nonprofit Guide to Getting Started with RSS,” also from ConsultantCommons.org .)Surely, by now you’re convinced of the benefits of RSS. Getting started is easy.First, you’ll need a feed reader. Choose between a Web-based reader, an e-mail client, or a stand-alone application. A Web-based client, such as Bloglines, is a good option if you work on multiple computers, you’re usually connected to the Internet, you don’t want to download any special software, and you want to be able to access your reader on public-access computers. A mail client, such as Newsgator, might be the best choice for you if you live in your e-mail program, you’d like to easily mail information you find, you store a wide variety of information in your mail folders, you primarily use one dedicated computer, and you want to use an application that’s familiar to you. Consider a stand-alone RSS aggregator — such as Feed Demon for Windows, NetNewsWire for Mac OS X, or Straw for Linux — if the thought of more e-mail makes you sweat, you use the same dedicated computer, you prefer using specialized applications, and you don’t want to add any additional plug-ins to your e-mail program (which can make it harder for your technical staff to support your e-mail application).Once you have a feed reader, the next step is to sign up for feeds that interest you. When you’re on a Web site that updates frequently, check to see if it has a feed that you can add to your reader. Feeds are often indicated by a small icon with the acronyms RSS, XML, or RDF. Just add the RSS feed to the list of feeds that your aggregator checks.Sign up for an account at PubSub, Feedster, and Technorati. Use these accounts to watch for any information related to your organization’s URL, name, key partners, key funders, mission, as well as bills and other legislative efforts relevant to your work.Don’t forget to share the information you find. Consider setting up a blog with a service like Blogger, and turn on the RSS option so the information you find can spread even further. E-mail interesting items to people who will appreciate them. Try this every day for six months, and see if you’ve started interesting new conversations, networked with people who can help your mission, driven more traffic to your site, or learned more about relevant issues than you could before.About the Author:
Seth Godin has a superlative blog entry today. In the unlikely event you haven’t heard of Seth, he’s author of the classic Purple Cow, the new Meatball Sundae and one of my favorite writers on marketing. He says:People take action (mostly) based on one of three emotions:FearHopeLoveEvery successful marketer (including politicians) takes advantage of at least one of these basic needs.Forbes Magazine, for example, is for people who hope to make more money.Rudy Giuliani was the fear candidate. He tried to turn fear into love, but failed.Few products or services succeed out of love. People are too selfish for an emotion that selfless, most of the time.It’s interesting to think about the way certain categories gravitate to various emotions. Doctors selling check ups, of course, are in the fear business (while oncologists certainly sell hope). Restaurants have had a hard time selling fear (healthy places don’t do so well). Singles bars certainly thrive on selling hope.Google, amazingly quickly, became a beloved brand, something many people see as bigger than themselves, something bigger than hope. Apple lives in this arena as well. I think if you deliver hope for a long time (and deliver on it sometimes) you can graduate to love.Very interesting.I think fear is not a great motivator for good causes, unless you can also pair fear with a way to resolve the situation that is terrifying. This is why health scares often work to get people to change their health behaviors. Too much fear and negativity will make people feel helpless or perceive that your issue is intractable. Fear often prompts a person to cower or take cover. Give people the feeling that they have the power to help or change a situation. By contrast, hope can make you commit. Hope is a big winner for us. Everyone wants to feel hope, and we are all about hope in our field. I hope you are making hope a big part of the way you talk about your programs.Love is possible for us. If Google – a search engine – evokes that kind of emotion, we damn well can too. IF we do a good job fulfilling our mission. IF we do a great job telling our story. IF we do a better job reporting back to donors what they’ve done for others. IF we build lasting, two-way relationships with the people who support us. Do people love your organization? They will if you do these things. I hope you do!
Being seen and heard and connecting are the emotions that drive social media, and they should drive your online outreach strategy. This should be a relief to all of us who think we lack the technological chops to successfully participate in the online world. You don’t need to be under age 20 or an IT director, you just need to grasp what makes it work.Here’s a six-step way to make that happen. And you need to make it happen. Why? Because online outreach is a cost-effective and efficient way to reach people at a time when we’re all low on resources. Because it’s a way to find new constituencies and reach a new, younger generation of donors. Because giving up control of the message and having a conversation can strengthen your relationship with the people with support you. And if none of that moves you, remember that people tend to donate more money online.The six steps to winning hearts and minds on Web 2.0:STOP! If your Executive Director is commanding you to start a blog or get a Facebook presence today, stop right there. Spend a bit of time thinking more strategically. You want to figure out WHO you’re trying to reach online, WHERE they are, and HOW to best communicate with them. If starting a new blog (and there are already tens of millions of them), you want to be sure there’s a case for it.LOOK AND LISTEN! The beauty of the Internet is you can quickly find the people online that are predisposed to your cause. In a world where there are active online communities of people fascinated by medieval pottery or support groups for people struck by lightning (really), there is surely is a constituency that loves your cause, somewhere out there. Find those people, watch where they are congregating and listen to what they are saying. This is very easy to do by setting up simple alerts so that each time someone mentions your organization or anything related to your cause online, you will be notified. Check out www.google.com/alerts and watch lists on http://www.technorati.com/SEE AND HEAR! Start acknowledging what potential supporters are saying. Post friendly comments on their blogs with constructive thoughts and useful information, openly identifying who you are and your organization. Bloggers love those kinds of comments. They like having an audience! Do the same on online communities, MySpace pages, etc. Give online communities useful tools and interesting content from your organization. Be generous.CHOOSE! At this stage, you’ll have a growing sense of whether there’s a need for you to blog or participate more formally in a social network. Be strategic about concentrating your efforts in a few high-yield areas.BE EASY TO FIND! Part of social networking is going out and connecting to people. Also make sure you’re easy to find so people can connect to you. Be sure your website can be easily located via search engines. If you decide to have a social networking page, give it an obvious name. Don’t be so clever you don’t show up in search.ASK! Once you have relationships with supporters on social media, give them different ways to help you – not just by giving money, but telling their story, spreading the word and expressing their opinion about your issue – in their own words. Turn the conversation into collaboration for social change. Give up control. You never had it anyway.
Want to surprise your audience into paying attention? Here is a great example.Suppose you’re trying to sell milk in a way that is cooler than those mustaches, which are getting old. How about irony? How about shades of Spinal Tap and a retro young ironic hip cool vibe?How about… putting milk inside a guitar? In the hands of a musical phenom by the name of White Gold?Talk about zigging instead of zagging… You’ve got to love this Got Milk? campaign for California.
Are you ready for year-end fundraising?Really ready?I’m going to gently put this out there: we have just 95 days left in 2015. If you don’t have your plan locked down for December, it’s time to get ready to close out the year with a successful campaign.At Network for Good, we see nearly a third of annual giving happen in December, and in 2014, 12% of the year’s donation dollars came in during the last three days of the year. So December and those last few days are still a big deal to most nonprofits.How do you make the most of these generous procrastinators? Take these important steps now to ensure bigger and better year-end fundraising results.Get Your Data in OrderFrom reviewing your response rates to identifying trends within different donor groups, take a hard look at your results from the year and understand what’s working and what’s not. Revisit last year’s December giving patterns. Which messages performed best? Which segments of your list gave more?Spend time analyzing your data so you can build on what works for your audience, and make improvements on the rest. Note: If you find yourself poring over spreadsheets and email chains to pull out this information, do yourself a favor and get a donor management system that will make your life easier and improve your fundraising strategy. Having this piece in place now will mean that all of the new information you’ll collect this December will be at the ready.Create Your Plan NowProper planning now will pay off when December arrives. Having a solid fundraising and marketing plan in place will help you stay organized and true to your goals. If you don’t yet have a plan in place, try our fundraising plan template that should make pulling this together with a snap.Your year-end plan should include your goals and tactics, as well as specific information such as your messages, donor segments, and promotion plan. Create a simple communications calendar to organize and plot your outreach for the next few months, then decide how much you’ll invest in other promotions to attract new donors, such as media outreach, Google AdWords, and social advertising. Our next free webinar with John Haydon will show you the ins and outs of using Facebook advertising for your December campaigns.Zero in on Your MessageWhat is the story you will tell to inspire donors to give? What will be the impact of a gift? Now is the time to pull together your most compelling stories to support your campaign and craft your appeals. Remember to incorporate photos, videos, and testimonials to bring your work to life and help potential donors understand how they can make a difference.Your year-end appeals should include an emotional hook, a clear story, a strong call to action, a sense of urgency, and outline what a donor’s gift can do. An effective appeal takes time to write. Start drafting these messages now so you can write different versions of your communications for your key audiences. Learn how to tell an emotionally compelling story that gets donors to give, then download our guide to creating amazing year-end appeals.Optimize Your Giving ExperienceOne of the best investments of your time this fall will be to walk through your giving experience and ensure that your donors can learn about your organization and donate quickly and easily.Put yourself in your donor’s shoes and thoroughly test your donation process, website, emails, and any other donor-facing elements. Identify any pain points and fix them now while you have some time. None of your other efforts will matter if your supporters get hung up on your donation page, are stymied by your website, or can’t reach a real person when they attempt to contact you. A few hours of user testing now will save you a lot of time—and lost donations—come December. Need some help optimizing your online donation page? We have a step-by-step guide just for you.Try a P2P Campaign for #GivingTuesdayAs regular readers of this blog know, I’m a big #GivingTuesday groupie. I love the excitement and momentum it brings to the start of the giving season. One way to incorporate this event into your overall December plan is to try a peer fundraising campaign for your #GivingTuesday outreach. This will help differentiate your campaign from other organizations, expand your reach, and will help you engage your supporters in a different way than you might during those last few weeks of December when you’ll be focused on direct appeals. Check out our quick guide to #GivingTuesday and then download our Peer Fundraising Campaign Planner template to create a winning strategy.While you’re at it, be sure to sign up for Network for Good’s weekly #GivingTuesday email that includes tips for how to make the most of this big giving day and what you can do to carry that energy through the whole month of December.Focus on RetentionTo really make your efforts in December pay off in the long run, you need to go into your final campaigns with an eye on how you plan to keep the donors you’re working so hard to convert. This year, let’s all pledge to spend just as much time (if not more) thinking about our retention plan for year-end donors as we spend thinking about the acquisition. Invest your energy in creating a donor stewardship plan and getting real about your approach to donor relations. A great retention plan starts with understanding how to thank your year-end donors properly. Learn the secrets to an amazing acknowledgment (with a template to get you started) in our guide to donor thank yous.Year-end fundraising can feel like a lot to handle but remember: you’re not alone. Focus on the tips above and the resources I’ve shared to keep you on track. If you need some advice on the right tools to make your job easier this December, reach out to our team to get a personal demo of Network for Good’s fundraising software.
Today marks the fourth #GivingTuesday—a global day dedicated to giving back. Big thanks to our friends at 92Y and GivingTuesday.org for creating this movement that’s become a true celebration of generosity.Here at Network for Good we’re excited to see the inspiring campaigns from our nonprofit community and an incredible outpouring of gifts from donors around the world. Our team has set up camp here at NFG headquarters where we’ll be monitoring today’s events, reporting on special campaigns, and supporting our network of organizations throughout the day. Join us on Twitter for live updates.Go!If you’re deploying your campaign today, we’re here for you. You can still access all of our guides and templates for last-minute help through our #GivingTuesday resource center. Whether you’ve been planning for months, or just recently decided to jump in with a campaign, take a deep breath and remember to connect with your supporters and enjoy the day. You’ve got this!Cheer.Help us root on nonprofits around the country by checking the progress of our donation ticker and leaderboards.Give.Donors can search and give to our featured nonprofit clients. Each donation will help these great causes earn matching funds and compete for prizes in three separate categories.
Unai Emery has told Shkodran Mustafi and Mohamed Elneny to leave Arsenal this month for the best of their careers.Neither player has featured in the opening two games of the Premier League season, with Emery having already publicly admitted that he has told Mustafi he can go.But the Spaniard has now also confirmed that Elneny is free to leave and has made it clear to both players that they would be better served finding a new club before the European transfer window shuts on September 2. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “We have some players, they know their situation,” said Emery.“For example, Elneny and Mustafi know their position in the squad and really I want the players to be happy here, I want the players to be protagonists here. Based in the UK? Grab a Sky Sports Day Pass for just £8.99!“Last year with Mustafi and Mo, when they didn’t play they weren’t happy. I spoke with them a lot of times last year and this pre-season and I think it is positive for them to leave and sign for another team where they can be protagonists and be happy and continue their careers.”After a promising start to life at Arsenal following his move from Basel in January 2016, Elneny has never been able to cement himself a spot in the first under either Arsene Wenger or Emery.Last season he made 17 appearances in all competitions – but just eight of those came in the Premier League and only four were starts.Mustafi, meanwhile, has been the subject of severe criticism during his three-year spell in north London having arrived from Valencia for £35 million ($43m) in 2016.He was booed by supporters during this summer’s pre-season tour to the United States and also during the Emirates Cup last month when Arsenal took on Lyon.Despite their struggles, however, Emery insists both are good players and they could go on and be a success elsewhere.“They are very big players,” said Arsenal’s head coach. “But for one circumstance or another, they are going to have less chances to show their capacity or to be happy with us and the minutes they play in matches.“But they know the situation and really, really I am wishing the best for them and I think now the best for them is to be protagonists in another team and sign to get another challenge.“We respect them, they are training with us, but they know their situation and only I am wishing the best for them.”
Andres Iniesta has penned an emotional farewell message to long-term international team-mate Fernando Torres, who is playing the final match of his professional career on Friday.The 35-year-old, now at Japanese side Sagan Tosu, will come up against a Vissel Kobe team featuring Iniesta and old strike partner David Villa in the final game of an 18-year career which has seen him lift the World Cup, European Championship, Champions League and Europa League.With only two months between their birthdays, Torres and Iniesta had played together for Spain since youth level, and it was the former who found Cesc Fabregas to play in Iniesta for the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? In a letter published in El Mundo, Iniesta wrote: “It’s very strange, I’d say beautifully strange. Here we both are, about to play your last game as a professional.“I still have some left. Here we are, on the other side of the world. It’s as if life, funny as she is, had brought us all the way to Japan to say goodbye.“Football brought us together more than 20 years ago, when we were children. Well, you will always be El Nino. And it will never separate us. We met when we had utopian dreams. That goal you scored us at the U16 European Championship with the national team in England.“I’ll never forget the gesture you made to dedicate that goal to me. I saw it on TV because I had to go home with an injury.”After making his professional debut for Atletico Madrid in 2001, Torres went on to represent Liverpool, Chelsea, AC Milan and Sagan Tosu, as well as making more than 100 appearances for Spain.With more than 250 club career goals to his name, he will be hoping to sign off in style in what is a significant match in the J-League season. Sagan Tosu sit 16th, in the relegation play-off position, with Vissel Kobe just one place and two points above them.Ahead of the match, Iniesta also recalled a gesture made by Torres when the pair were young: the striker wrote “Someday, you and I will win the World Cup together” on a Spain shirt after flopping at the Under-17 World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago.The midfielder continued: “We began away from spotlights and cameras until we came to share thousands of experiences before winning a World Cup for our country.“When we meet in Spain, I’ll show you that shirt, that treasure that nobody else discovered. Although, it is true, there is no greater treasure than your friendship, Fernando.“It’s been a wonderful journey. It has taken us to every corner of the world. And look where we are today. In Tosu, you and I playing a football match. One more. But it’s not just another one, it’s your last game, who knew?“You face David Villa and I. Then you’ll go home. Yours are waiting for you, although you have to know that the ball will be sadder today than yesterday.“Enjoy everything that comes to you now and be happy. But how strange, Fernando. You haven’t left yet and I miss you already.”
Big news from OU-Texas. Star OU tight end Grant Calcaterra isn’t dressed for the game and is not expected to play. Huge loss for Sooners. He’s wearing sunglasses, standing at midfield in street clothes while his teammates are warming up. pic.twitter.com/Z2v3M7kO8T— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) October 12, 2019News of the tight end’s absence was first reported by Gabe Ikard.Looks like the Sooners will be without Grant Calcaterra in this one.— Gabe Ikard (@GabeIkard) October 12, 2019Calcaterra, a junior, has given Texas a lot of trouble in previous games. The tight end had two touchdown receptions in the Big 12 Championship Game win in 2018.The tight end is the most-experienced player at his position for the Sooners. Oklahoma’s offense is fairly loaded, but this is still a major loss.Oklahoma and Texas are set to kick off at noon E.T. The game will be on FOX. NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 07: Tight end Grant Calcaterra #80 of the Oklahoma Sooners celebrates a touchdown against the South Dakota Coyotes at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Sooners defeated the South Dakota Coyotes 70-14. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma will be missing a major piece of its offense when it takes on rival Texas this afternoon, as star tight end Grant Calcaterra is not dressed for the game.Reports surfaced this morning, revealing that Calcaterra was likely to miss this afternoon’s Red River Showdown contest.Those reports appear to have been confirmed, as Calcaterra is not dressed for the game.“Big news from OU-Texas. Star OU tight end Grant Calcaterra isn’t dressed for the game and is not expected to play. Huge loss for Sooners. He’s wearing sunglasses, standing at midfield in street clothes while his teammates are warming up,” Pete Thamel tweeted.
As one young Scouser prepares for a new life away from Liverpool, for another the hard work is just getting started.Bobby Duncan is off to Italy, having decided the route to the Reds first team was either too long, too arduous or simply non-existent. The teenage striker’s €2 million (£1.8m/$2.2m) switch to Fiorentina was confirmed on Monday. Curtis Jones, meanwhile, is staying on Merseyside. With a new five-year contract signed, the midfielder is now ready to kick on. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream The 18-year-old Jones is just five months older than Duncan, with both players born in 2001, but in terms of first-team prospects the two are on very different paths.“My next step should be a big one,” Jones said upon penning his new Anfield deal last month. “Hopefully, I can get a [Premier League] debut and get a goal and give the fans what they deserve.“Longer-term, my dreams are of being the captain of Liverpool Football Club, playing every week and winning a trophy.”Big aims, you might say, given this is a player with just one senior appearance to date. That came in the FA Cup at Wolves in January, on a night when Rafa Camacho and Ki-Jana Hoever also made their professional bows.Camacho has since moved on – like Duncan, unhappy with the pathway on offer on Merseyside – but hopes are high for both Jones and Hoever, who were part of the senior setup in pre-season but have started the campaign with Neil Critchley’s Under-23 team.Jones, indeed, has taken on extra responsibility this term, handed the captain’s armband and challenged to burnish his natural talent with goals and assists. That has been identified as a key development area for some time.In April, Critchley held what was described as “a full and frank” meeting with the player, in which he made clear that his physical and technical skills would only take him so far. He now needed to show he had the mindset, the desire and the hunger to go and influence games on a consistent basis. Critchley says: “The things that we speak to him about and the things he is exceptional at, such as running forward with and without the ball – if he does those things, then he has an impact on the game. “So, when he is in full flight and he is driving towards the opponents’ goal, with and without the ball, he is a serious, serious player.”Speak to those who have coached Jones, or even those who are close to him away from football, and they will tell you he lacks nothing in confidence.As one source told Goal recently, he doesn’t view the likes of Naby Keita or Adam Lallana with any sense of fear; he sees them as competition he can overcome if he works hard and takes his chances. He relishes the challenge.It is that belief which saw him decline the chance to depart on loan this summer.Fleetwood, of League One, were among the clubs keen to give him a taste of senior football, but Jones’ opinion is that he will, at some point, be given an opportunity by Liverpool. The Reds’ Carabao Cup third-round tie, which will see them visit League One side MK Dons, could provide that opportunity later this month.“I hope that our players would be looking at that draw and thinking that it is a possible opportunity for them,” says Critchley, who also suggests that Hoever, Rhian Brewster, Caoimhin Kelleher and Harvey Elliott could be in line for a first-team call.”Obviously, the manager has numerous other players he can choose from too, but I would hope that our players would see that potential opportunity.”Critchley believes Jones’ new contract has taken a weight off his shoulders. The player had entered the final year of his deal over the summer and had concerns over committing to a five-year deal at 18, but was reassured by those close to him, including his agent, that progress at Liverpool would be both encouraged and rewarded. The contrast with the advice given to Duncan, for example, appears clear.”I think anyone, when they have no distractions and they can just concentrate on their football, I think that helps,” Critchley says. “It has definitely helped him.“He seems a lot calmer about the situation. He now has a clear focus of where he wants to go and where he wants to be – and it’s our job to help him get there.”Whether he gets there, of course, only time will tell. But as others wonder if the grass might be greener elsewhere, Jones is ready to do everything to make his mark at Anfield.His progress will be watched with great interest. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Brazil lost Neymar to an early injury scare and stuttered to a 1-1 draw with Nigeria as their post-Copa America malaise continued in Singapore.Having last month restored him to the starting XI, Paris Saint Germain will have been especially concerned when Neymar clutched at his hamstring as he headed to the bench in the 12th minute of Sunday’s international friendly.Joe Aribo fired Nigeria into the lead not long later before Casemiro scrambled Brazil level within three minutes of the interval. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career The Real Madrid midfielder went closest to winning it, seeing a header cannon against the crossbar on the hour, but the Selecao were unable to end what is now a four-game winless streak.Roberto Firmino threatened with a well-struck shot on the turn before Ederson denied Victor Osimhen in an entertaining first five minutes.Tite was forced to call on Philippe Coutinho when Neymar made way and Brazil’s woes were compounded in the 35th minute.Moses Simon controlled Osimhen’s cross and spotted the late-arriving Aribo, who doubled his international account after dancing through Marquinhos’ weak challenge.The defender went some way to making amends when his header from a Dani Alves cross came back off the woodwork and dropped for Casemiro to sweep home.GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DO BRASIL! CASEMIRO EMPATA! 1-1 | #BRAxNIG #JogaBola pic.twitter.com/Pd3pigSxOB— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) October 13, 2019Casemiro almost single-handedly completed the comeback from Coutinho’s corner before substitute Richarlison turned a chance the wrong side of the upright.Nigeria goalkeeper Francis Uzoho had to be taken off on a stretcher after landing awkwardly while attempting to thwart the Casemiro chance.But his absence failed to hinder the Super Eagles, who held on for a creditable draw after Semi Ajayi blocked a meek Coutinho finish at close range in the closing stages.What does it mean? Selecao still stuck in a slumberBrazil’s inability to build on their Copa America success has been startling.Securing continental silverware on home soil was expected to prove the catalyst for Tite’s team to grow but they have recorded no more than three draws and a defeat since edging Peru in July.Centre-back stars for Super EaglesWilliam Troost-Ekong looked a defender of international class at the World Cup in Russia and acquitted himself well against Brazil’s strike force, tallying six clearances and several moments of impressively calm defensive work.Marquinhos culpable for openerMeaningless friendly or not, the lack of desperation Marquinhos displayed in defending Aribo’s opening goal cannot be tolerated by a team fighting for form.What’s next? Brazil are to face rivals Argentina in a Superclasico de las Americas clash in Saudi Arabia on November 15, while Nigeria commence Africa Cup of Nations qualifying next month. read more