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New Pilotlight bursaries available for charity leaders

first_img  254 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 Main image: Zest, one of the charities to have received Pilotlight support in the past. Tagged with: bursary leadership AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 Pilotlight is offering 12 more bursaries for charity leaders this year.Under its charity leader to charity coaching model, which it trialled last year, Pilotlight is offering twelve charity leaders the chance to develop their leadership and coaching skills whilst ‘paying it forward’ to another charity by coaching them to be more effective and sustainable.Funding has been secured for 12 more bursaries this year to enable charity leaders to participate free of charge. Each recipient will work within a team of four senior leaders from public and private sector organisations to advise another charity on everything from finance and governance to helping it to increase its impact.  The process tests leaders’ skills on real time strategic issues: learning that they can then take back to their own organisations.The Pilotlight bursaries are designed for charity CEOs or leaders of major divisions within larger charities wanting to extend and develop their skills beyond their usual environment, and also offer the opportunity for senior, experienced fundraisers to get a broader organisational overview of another charity. Applications open today (11 March) and are expected to close on 7 April. Leaders can register their interest via the Pilotlight site.Last year, the trial programme received many applications from leaders who had previously received coaching from Pilotlight and who wanted to give back to another charity.Pilotlighter Iain Morrison, Chief Executive of Revive MS Support said:“Leadership is about learning and sharing. It is very easy in our sector to become insular but this involvement has reinforced for me the impact and importance of the 3rd sector in delivering needful and professional services. It has been a real joy being involved as a Pilotlighter, it has reminded me again of the significant impact the Pilotlight process has had on the organisation I lead, and the positive effect it has had on our growth and development since then.”Gillian Murray, Chief Executive of Pilotlight, said: Advertisement New Pilotlight bursaries available for charity leaderscenter_img “Since 2003, Pilotlight’s work has helped over 700 charities. In the process, our business members overwhelmingly report improved leadership and coaching skills from being exposed to external challenges and from sharing different perspectives with fellow coaches and partner charities. That’s why we’re keen to offer this development opportunity to successful leaders within the third sector.” 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.  253 total views,  3 views today Melanie May | 11 March 2019 | Newslast_img read more

When passers-by are artists

first_img 4Carlson (left) and Charlotte Lane ’13 use a reference image to match colors. Carlson is colorblind so Lane helps him identify where he needs to paint. 10Gilon helps Chiu mix paint. 2Artist Diana Gilon brainstormed with Harvard students to come up with an intercultural and interfaith art project celebrating diversity. 7It’s a messy job, but someone’s got to do it. 3Gilon (standing) works with Gary Carlson ’13 on a mural of the Holi festival, a Hindu spring festival of colors. 9Arun Viswanath ’13 (center, blue shirt) checks the mural guide with Sebastian Chiu ’13 while Hoffenberg paints. “Come paint!” Diana Gilon encouraged almost every person who passed her mural in progress, attracting a steady flow of participants.Gilon, an artist specializing in community projects, brainstormed with Harvard students about what cultural and religious diversity looked like and meant to them.  The group decided on an image of the Holi festival, a Hindu spring fete of colors.“It was really important for the entire group, not to just do a montage of religious symbolism put together.  It was really exciting to focus on one tradition,” Gilon said.With the support of Harvard Hillel, Harvard Memorial Church, the Harvard Chaplains, and Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston, Gilon and a number of Harvard students were able to devote a week to painting the mural.  Gilon helped students mix paint and showed them where to apply it to the mural whose outline she had stenciled ahead of time. Some students were artists; others just wanted the chance to spend time in the group. There was a relaxed atmosphere and lighthearted chatter among people meeting each other for the first time.“The fact that these projects are time-consuming, it’s a way that people can work side by side who wouldn’t necessarily work together in another setting … in time they can connect on a friendship level and then maybe dive deeper into things that would make them normally uncomfortable to talk about right away,” Gilon said.Work on the mural has been extended through Thursday at the Rieseman Center for Harvard Hillel, 52 Mt. Auburn St. The community is invited to stop by and view the artistic endeavor. Building hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday.center_img 1“Come paint!” 5Gilon (right) and Elena Hoffenberg ’16 paint inside Harvard Hillel — the project was routed indoors due to inclement weather. 6Gilon works with pinks and reds. 8Hoffenberg mixes paint. 11A detail shot of the mural.last_img read more

Trade rumor involved All-Star Michael Saunders to LA Angels

first_imgSAN DIEGO >> In the American League clubhouse before Tuesday’s All-Star Game, there was one Angels outfielder and one almost-Angels outfielder. Dressing just a few lockers down from Mike Trout was Michael Saunders, one of six Toronto Blue Jays on the AL roster. For a few hours in February, though, Saunders seemed like he was about to become an Angel. On the evening of Feb. 22, reports were widely circulated of a three-way deal involving the Angels, Blue Jays and Cincinnati Reds. The deal reportedly would have sent Saunders to the Angels in exchange for a minor leaguer, and outfielder Jay Bruce going to the Blue Jays. The Blue Jays were also sending another minor leaguer to the Reds. “It was obviously emotional,” Saunders said of that day. “It caught me off guard to hear those rumors. Our general manager and manager called me to make sure I was OK. They assured me they are just rumors. They said nothing is going down right now.” According to reports since, the deal was scuttled because the minor leaguer going from Toronto to Cincinnati failed his physical. The Angels were able to, in principle anyway, get Saunders for virtually nothing because injuries had limited him to just 87 games in the previous two years. Obviously, now that he’s healthy, it looks like a huge lucky break for the Blue Jays and bad luck for the Angels. Saunders is hitting .298 with 16 home runs and a .923 OPS. “Just being healthy is the No. 1 reason, and also being in such a great lineup,” said Saunders, whose teammates include All-Stars Josh Donaldson, Edwin Encarnacion and perennial All-Star Jose Bautista. “Being in such a great lineup, hitting is contagious. We’re just feeding off each other’s energy.” Saunders said he never got to the point of imagining himself playing alongside Trout. “Until players on planes going opposite directions,” he said, “anything can happen.” Kershaw keeps quietClayton Kershaw has a target in mind for when he expects to pitch again for the Dodgers. But he’s keeping it to himself. “I do,” he said. “It just doesn’t make sense to share it. If I beat it, ‘Oh, you’re rushing back.’ And if I don’t, then it’s ‘Why not?’” Kershaw will be eligible to come off the disabled list when the Dodgers return from the All-Star break. But Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has said he expects his ace to “need some time after that.” Kershaw has been in San Diego the past two days participating in activities surrounding the All-Star Game. He joined Tuesday’s “red carpet parade” through downtown and, after arriving at Petco Park, immediately headed to the weight room to go through his rehab work. Dodgers soft tissue specialist Yosuke Nakajima was with him to supervise. Last week, Roberts said the team’s medical staff was “pleasantly surprised” with how quickly the epidural injection Kershaw received two weeks ago had given him relief from the lower back pain caused by a mildly herniated disc. Kershaw said he couldn’t say things have progressed more quickly than he expected because “I didn’t know what to expect.” “I think the epidural did what it was supposed to do,” he offered. Kershaw threw approximately 20 pitches in a bullpen session at Dodger Stadium Sunday, his first time throwing off a mound since going on the disabled list. He said he plans to throw another one Wednesday but isn’t sure yet if he will travel with the Dodgers on their road trip to Arizona, Washington and St. Louis, which begins Friday. That likely depends on how quickly he will progress to the next step in his return; throwing to hitters. Roberts said over the weekend he doesn’t think Kershaw will need to go on a minor-league injury-rehabilitation assignment. Kershaw said he received “positive” answers from Dr. Robert Watkins regarding the likelihood of the back problem becoming chronic. “If something happens you’re always going to have to have some maintenance on it, to be sure,” he said, “but it’s a non-surgical injury.”Dodgers fare differentlyThe two Dodgers on the National League team fared very differently in the first All-Star Game appearance for each.Corey Seager struck out in his only at-bat against New York Yankees right-hander Dellin Betances. He swung at only one of the five pitches he saw, a 2-2 fastball clocked at 100 mph, and missed.The rookie shortstop also committed an error in the field, bobbling a Mark Trumbo ground ball in the seventh inning. Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen faced one batter in the eighth inning, Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, and struck him out on three pitches.Trumbo 2.0Although Mark Trumbo certainly enjoyed slugging away in the Home Run Derby on Monday, the Orioles player was an All-Star because he’s been more than just a slugger this year. Trumbo, on his third team since the Angels traded him after the 2013 season, has added a new wrinkle to his game this year. He is hitting .288, 20 points higher than his previous best. It’s also brought his on-base percentage up to what would be a career-high .341. For years, his teams, including the Angels, tried to get Trumbo to be a more disciplined hitter and draw more walks to go with his prodigious power. His compromise: more hits. “I’ve done everything I can to try to improve the walking, but it might be something I’m just simply not as good at as other guys,” he said. “If I start hitting a few more of the pitches in the past that I might have fouled off, the good pitches, I think I can raise the numbers through swinging the bat.” So far he has, and his former manager took note when the Angels were in Baltimore last weekend. “With experience his pitch selection has improved,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “He uses the whole field. He has power to every part of the field. He’s become a hitter that he has potential to be. He’s not going to hit .320 and be on base .400, but this guy should be putting up numbers like this for a long time.”AlsoAccording to a spokesperson for Major League Baseball, approximately one-third of those in attendance Tuesday were connected to the baseball industry, including the players and various league partners. The other two-thirds consisted of fans; Padres season ticket holders were given first priority at the seats. … MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred addressed reporters before the game. The league and the union began formal discussions toward a new collective bargaining agreement in March; the current CBA expires after the end of this season. … Manfred said he is not satisfied with the current pace of play and players’ adherence to the various countdown clocks imposed last year. … The median game length this season is 3 hours and 5 minutes, 4 minutes longer than last season. The Dodgers (3:06) and Angels (3:07) are both above the median.Staff Writers Jeff Fletcher and J.P. Hoornstra contributed to this report.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more