Factary profiles UK venture philanthropy sector

first_img Howard Lake | 10 February 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Strategic philanthropy research and fundraising consultancy Factary have published a review of the venture philanthropy sector in the UK and the people behind them.Factary’s team has identified and analysed the 11 key funds, reviewing their areas of interest, their finances and the people involved. Now nine years old, the UK’s venture philanthropy industry is worth more than £1.5 billion and provides more than £51.8 million in grant, loan and investment support for nonprofits.In ‘The Venture Philanthropists – A Review of Venture Philanthropy funds in the UK and the people behind them’, Factary focuses on the 135 trustees, donors, patrons and board members in the sector, including brief biographies on each. Over half of the trustees come from the financial sector, with 29% coming from the private equity industry. Many of these individuals are wealthy, with the group having personal wealth of at least £5.2 billion.The 70-page report also includes a detailed index of corporate and trust connections. It is published a special supplement to New Trust Update, Factary’s monthly report on newly-registered grant-making trusts. Many of the funds featured in the report were first identified by Factary and reported in New Trusts Update.‘The Venture Philanthropists – A Review of Venture Philanthropy funds in the UK and the people behind them’ is also available to buy at £125 from Factary.www.factary.com Tagged with: Factary Funding Prospect research Recruitment / people Research / statistics Factary profiles UK venture philanthropy sector  44 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

BEAUTIFUL WORK: Stained glass class back open at Colley Complex

first_img Email the author Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “I’ve learned a lot from having to go back to the starting place,” Sessions said. “I won’t make the same mistakes again. The next piece will be much easier. But I’ll probably never be as proud of another piece as of this one.”Sessions is one of nine members of the reinstated stained glass class at the Colley Senior Complex. Like most of them, she has taken other classes at the Troy senior center, such as painting and pottery.And it was an experience in the pottery class that “encouraged” her to try stained glass.“I’m a perfectionist,” Sessions said with a smile. “But when you are working with a glaze, you never know how it’s going to turn out when it’s fired. Things weren’t turning out the way I expected them to and that was frustrating for me. When you work with stained glass, you have more control over what you do, but that doesn’t mean it’s always going to be like you want it.” Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Those who have ever wanted to pull their hair out will be able to identify with the frustration of Melonie Sessions.Her signs of exasperation were evident as she stood with her eyes fixated on the task before her.“This really makes me want to pull my hair out,” she said. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… After successful 2017 season, Troy ready for fall camp The Troy Trojans have announced their Fall Camp schedule as they prepare for the 2018 season. The Trojans are fresh… read more Published 3:00 am Saturday, July 28, 2018 By The Penny Hoardercenter_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell 12345PrevNextStartStop BEAUTIFUL WORK: Stained glass class back open at Colley Complex You Might Like She added laughing, “Then, there’s the hair-pulling frustration of having to do it over, but you can get it right.”Catherine Jordan, Colley Senior Complex director, said she is excited that the stained glass class is back.“Suzette Helms was the facilitator for the class for several years but, when she took a break, there was no one to take her place,” Jordan said. “Then, about three months ago, Sherry Key came aboard as the facilitator. When you are working with stained glass, it can be frustrating so, to have a class, we needed a leader and Sherry is a great leader. She has her own studio and she’s a good teacher.”Carter Sanders said working with stained glass is challenging because it’s more “work.”“First, you must have a pattern – a design,” he said. “Then you have to cut the glass into rough shapes and the edges have to be ground and polished. Then, you either have to copper foil the edges of each piece or came them.”Sanders said there a difference between foiling and caming.The foil is secured along the each edge of each piece of cut glass, the large and the small. Then the foil is soldered with a soldering iron, securing the glass pieces into place.But….caming is a whole different ballgame, Sessions said.The lead came has to first be stretched so that it doesn’t stretch later and allow the glass pieces to slip.“You can’t wrap the came around small pieces or in tight places, so it has to be cut,” she said. “That’s where I got into trouble. I cut the came too short and that left a gap. That’s why I’m back at square one.”Jordan said, even with the challenges of stained glass art, the interest and excitement among the members is evident.“They are doing beautiful work,” she said. “The class is open to anyone that has an interest in stained glass and creating pieces of their own.”The Colley Senior Complex has purchased the tools and materials necessary for creating stained glass art.The students are responsible for their own glass, however, Jordan said a large amount of glass has been donated, including a stockpile of beveled glass.“We have a well-supplied stained glass studio, a great facilitator and a ready group of eager students,” Jordan said. “We encourage anyone with an interest in the stained glass class or the pottery and painting classes to visit us and learn more about this and all of our other programs for senior adults.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Sessions is a member of the stained glass class at the Colley Senior Complex. The stained glass pieces that she had so meticulously cut to exactly fit the pattern she had designed were “not going to fit.”“I didn’t allow for the caming,” she said with a sigh. “Now, I’ve got to go back to square one.” But she added with a smile, “It’s okay. I can do it.”For Sessions, more time and effort has to be spent rearranging and more cutting, grinding and polishing, but it will be worth it all when the stained glass window is finished and hanging in her office.last_img read more

Bennington’s Plasan to showcase armor technology at Modern Day Marine

first_imgPlasan, a key provider in survivability and combat-proven armor solutions for vehicles, airborne platforms and personal protection, will showcase its latest survivability solutions and armor technologies at the Modern Day Marine Expo September 28-30 in Quantico, Virginia.Dan Ziv, CEO of Plasan, said: “Plasan is proud of our long relationship with the USMC, and we are pleased to showcase our latest innovations at Modern Day Marine. Plasan’s designers and engineers are combat veterans, using our hands-on experience to deliver survivability solutions.”Since 2004, Plasan has been working with the Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corporation to deliver armor and survivability solutions to the U.S. Marine Corps. This includes delivery of crew cab and cargo armor for the USMC MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) Standard Cargo vehicles and the Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR).Plasan North America, headquartered in Bennington, Vermont, is currently assembling armor kits for MRAP All Terrain Vehicles (M-ATVs) that transport and protect warfighters serving in Afghanistan. Since beginning the armor kit contract in July 2009, Plasan North America has delivered more than 7,700 armor kits for the M-ATV contract.Plasan continues to explore additional venues for provision of high performance survivability solutions, addressing the evolving requirements for enhanced ballistic protection and defeat of higher level under-belly/wheel zone threats.About PlasanPlasan provides customized survivability solutions for tactical wheeled vehicles, aircraft, civilian armored vehicles and personal protection. A recognized global leader, Plasan has provided our state-of-the-art technology to protect war fighters in Afghanistan, Iraq, and across the Middle East.Plasan’s production capabilities are complemented by a comprehensive supply chain that encompasses suppliers of materials, equipment and solutions in strategic locations worldwide. This extensive network enables the production capacity flexibility necessary to expand production volumes according to demand. Source: BENNINGTON, Vermont, September 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Plasanlast_img read more