Wonderful.org announces closure

first_imgWonderful.org announces closure Advertisement  910 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: online fundraising sites AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  909 total views,  2 views today Fundraising platform Wonderful.org has announced its closure.A statement was posted on the site on 18 March by founder Kieron James. In it, he said that while platform has been maintained by staff seconded to it by WHYPAY?,  they were now unable to provide this resource given the current increase in remote working and its impact upon the business.As a result, new charity registrations and the creation of new fundraising pages have been disabled, and Wonderful.org will stop processing donations after 31 March.Wonderful.org launched in 2016 and saw 100% of funds raised on the platform go directly to charities without any deductions. To date it has generated more than £5m for charities.The post says:“It is with heavy hearts that today we announce the closure of Wonderful.org. It has been an amazing journey and we are grateful to have played a small role in helping wonderful fundraisers and their supporters to generate more than £5m for charities – with no deductions whatsoever to cover our own costs.“Our platform has been maintained by technical, finance and customer service staff kindly seconded to us by WHYPAY? Ltd., a free telephone conference service. However, the team is now unable to provide this resource given the current increase in remote working and the clear impact this has upon that business.“We would like to thank The Co-operative Bank, AWS and WHYPAY? for their tremendous support, but most of all we wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to everybody who has used the platform.”It can be read in full here. Melanie May | 20 March 2020 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

UHL staff asked to self-isolate

first_imgNumbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days WhatsApp Designed by FreepikIT HAS been confirmed that staff at University Hospital Limerick have been asked to self-isolate if they were in contact with anyone who has tested positive for the Coronavirus.Four members of one family from Clare are being treated in the hospital and it has also been confirmed that people the HSE consider contacts include patients who attended Zone A (minors) of the Emergency Department in UHL between the hours of 10am and 2pm on Wednesday last, February 26 and they are being contacted directly. Patients in any other area of the Emergency Department or the wider hospital are not considered to be contacts.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Patients who attended a small number of other health services are also being contacted by public health in line with procedure.Among this wh are being asked to self-isolate are a number of hospital staff who had contact with the confirmed case.General advice and information on COVID-19  for members of the public is available on www.hse.ie\coronavirus  and the vast majority of people in the MidWest can access all the relevant information here. TAGSCoronavirusfeaturedself-isolateUHL Print NewsBreaking newsUHL staff asked to self-isolateBy Bernie English – March 6, 2020 4457 Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Linkedin “There is extreme overcrowding in UHL this morning” – UHL Twittercenter_img Previous articleCouncil strategy to bring new life to city centreNext articleLeo Sayer on a Selfie Tour Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Advertisement Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Email No vaccines in Limerick yetlast_img read more

4 reasons financial education isn’t working

first_imgIt’s generally agreed that the Great Recession occurred when the mortgage market crashed, and was fueled by loose mortgage underwriting standards.However, there was another cause nobody talks about: financial illiteracy. Many mortgages defaulted because consumers didn’t understand the terms of their interest-only loan and how it affected their ability to repay once the loan reset. Other homeowners didn’t understand how cashing out equity would put them at risk if the value of their home dropped.Credit unions truly care about their members, and some provide financial education, whether it’s a free mortgage workshop or a blog post that provides budgeting tips.However, most financial education efforts simply don’t work. Here are four reasons why. It’s uninspiringMost financial education is as much fun as a root canal. We teach teenagers the harsh reality of everyday living. We expect adults to cut fun out of their budgets. We tell retirees to accept standards of living below what they had hoped or planned for. Some financial education is even judgmental or required as punishment for past performance. That’s a guaranteed turn-off.Financial education should be inspiring. It should be fun. It should be funny and aesthetically pleasing and give people hope. It should teach them how to earn more or get more for their money, rather than just how to get by on less. It doesn’t address belief systemsFinancial education is like dieting advice. Everybody knows you need to eat less and exercise more to lose weight. But if simply knowing what to do solved the problem, we’d all be thin and rich. Many people do need to learn the basics of budgeting and investing, but the real problem lies in executing those plans. Attitudes and beliefs about money are formed when people are young. Those hidden thoughts reside in their subconscious mind, where they can sabotage the best of intentions. Effective financial education must employ a two-pronged approach that not only teaches skills, but provides members with a new, strong belief system about money so they can successfully execute those skills. It teaches outdated ideas about moneyBalance your checkbook. Open a 401K. Stop buying coffee at Starbucks. This sort of advice is not only unoriginal and uninspiring, it communicates limited, outdated financial strategies. Robert Kiyosaki, financial education expert and author of the legendary book Rich Dad, Poor Dad, said one good example of this is the difference between assets and liabilities.Many of us learned about assets and liabilities in accounting class in high school. However, Kiyosaki says, the rich use another definition that’s grounded in simplicity and reality: an asset is anything that puts money in your pocket and a liability is anything that takes money out of your pocket. That means the rich see a mortgage as a liability, not an asset. Likewise, Kiyosaki says, most financial educators teach the value of capital gains, but rarely educate consumers about ways to increase cash flow. It doesn’t effectively cross sell your credit unionIn order for members to make financial headway, they must escape the grip of predatory lenders that overcharge them for credit cards, car loans and other financial products that hamper their success. They need your credit union. Financial education isn’t the same as advertising. Instead, it should provide education, but include a convenient opportunity to act on that knowledge by applying for credit union products and services. Financial education that misses the mark is a waste of resources and doesn’t help anyone. That’s why my business partner, John San Filippo, and I launched FinancialFeed, a financial education content service for credit unions. You’ve probably seen examples of our work this month featured on CUInsight. FinancialFeed uses a well-respected, secure delivery platform that automatically pushes insightful, inspiring, educational and customizable content to your credit union’s website each weekday. It’s inspiring, funny and aesthetically pleasing. It teaches new ideas about money. It doesn’t judge. You can customize it to cross sell your credit union products and services. And, it’s available at a price every credit union can afford, regardless of asset size. Click here to learn more and contact us for a demo at your convenience. 41SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

PSG forwards Mbappe, Cavani ruled out of Real Madrid clash

first_imgRelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Neymar bags two-match ban Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani have been ruled out of Paris St Germain’s opening Champions League group stage match against Real Madrid on Wednesday, the French Ligue 1 champions said. Mbappe picked up a hamstring injury and was forced off against Toulouse last month and has not featured since for PSG, while Cavani is out of action with a hip problem. PSG confirmed on Monday that the two strikers will resume training by the end of the week. Thomas Tuchel’s side will also be without Neymar, with the Brazilian forward serving a three-match Champions League ban for insulting match officials following PSG’s defeat by Manchester United in the round of 16 last season. Mbappe, Neymar and Cavani netted 11 of PSG’s 20 goals in their Champions League campaign last season, and the trio will be crucial again in 2019-20 as the club look to go deep in Europe’s elite competition.Tags: Edinson CavaniKylian MbappeNeymarPSGReal MadridThomas Tuchellast_img read more