Animal charity boss goes undercover for Channel 4

first_img Howard Lake | 18 July 2011 | News Animal charity boss goes undercover for Channel 4 Tagged with: Management TV The Chief Executive of animal welfare organisation The Blue Cross will appear in tomorrow night’s Channel 4 programme ‘Undercover Boss’, the first time the TV series has featured a charity boss. Now in its third series, Undercover Boss presents six company leaders who leave the comfort of their offices “to get their hands dirty in an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of the organisation they lead”.Kim Hamilton, The Blue Cross CEO, poses as a volunteer at the charity’s adoption centres and hospitals, working incognito alongside kennel workers and vet nurses to care for sick and homeless animals. Over seven days she takes on the roles of animal welfare assistant, vet nurse, hospital receptionist, ambulance driver and educational speaker.Hamilton said: “When I was approached by the producers of Undercover Boss, I was instantly intrigued by the idea of working amongst our staff and volunteers on the ground. I wanted to find the unsung heroes of the organisation, ask what issues are important to them, explore their successes and frustrations, and look at how effective we are at what we do.”Of her experience she commented: “In my time as a city banker and chief executive, I’ve often endured tough working days, long hours and impossible decisions, but I’ve never experienced such physical and emotional exhaustion as those days undercover at The Blue Cross. I’ve always known that our people are hard working and dedicated, but I had no idea how truly passionate they are for their work and to what lengths they will go to do their bit for animals in need.”‘Undercover Boss’ airs on Tuesday 19 July at 21.00 on Channel 4.www.channel4.com/programmes/undercover-boss/episode-guide/series-3/episode-3  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

RAG bags swag on trip to Bath

first_imgLast Saturday saw Oxford’s RAG-Raid team take to the streets of Bath in aid of Link Ethiopia, an educational charity.The team of 42 managed to raise just over their target of £2,000, which will go towards funding clean water facilities for school children.Habiba Islam of Somerville College, who organised the day, commented that the beautiful weather highlighted the importance of Link Ethiopia’s work. “On that hot day, we were especially grateful for water. It made it clear how important clean water availability really is.“Everyone had loads of fun… it was a lovely day and couldn’t have gone better.”RAG Press Officer Rob Day wore a Robin Hood outfit for the day. He said that it felt “a bit like being a Big Issue seller,” but overall the public had given generously.Star RAG-Raiders were Abigail Brehcist and Isabella Mighetto, who raised £233.91 between them. They said, “We found the best way to raise money for a cause is to attract as much attention as possible: for us this meant being bright green, granting wishes and grinning manically! It led to a day full of fun and a bucketful of money!”Most previous raids have taken place in and around Oxford, but the trip to Bath allowed students to target their fundraising at a predominantly non-student community. The move paid off, as the Raiders raised more money in Bath than they would expect to raise after a day’s bucket-rattling on Cornmarket Street.James Love of Link Ethiopia said,  “A huge congratulations to Oxford RAG for raising the largest donation we have ever received from a UK RAG. The [money] will be used where it is needed most.  On behalf of the communities Link Ethiopia works with, thank you!”Oxford RAG has already passed its £50,000 target for this year and their next major fundraiser is Oxford Jailbreak in 9th week.  For more information visit oxfordjailbreak.com.last_img read more

On Compliance: Recent ruling and new definition prime FCUs for membership growth

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Federal credit unions have new growth opportunities thanks to a recent appeals court decision on field of membership and the National Credit Union Administration’s new definition of a “member in good standing.” These regulatory changes will make it easier for federal credit unions to grow by attracting new members as well as by taking action against problem members.D.C. Circuit Ruling Primes Federal Credit Unions for Membership GrowthThe most important recent regulatory development affecting credit union growth is the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s August 2019 decision in American Bankers Association v. NCUA, which upheld virtually all aspects of NCUA’s 2016 update to its Field of Membership and Chartering Manual.In 2016, NCUA updated its field of membership rules to allow federal credit unions to have more flexibility to decide which parts of a U.S. Office of Management and Budget “core-based statistical area” with a population up to a 2.5 million individuals that they wanted to serve. The 2016 revisions also removed a requirement that the federal credit union had to serve the urban “core” of the CBSA and allowed a federal credit union to add areas adjacent to the CBSA if real-world evidence—such as commuting patterns—showed that the adjacent area was part of the same local community. In addition, the 2016 final rule raised the population limit on “rural districts” to a million people.last_img read more