Code of Fundraising Practice on House-to-House Collections opens for public consultation

first_img The Institute of Fundraising’s Code of Fundraising Practice on House-to-House Collections is now open for public consultation.The Code has been updated to include for the first time information on House-to-House goods collections. The Code recognises that this type of collection can be run by both charities and third party commercial organisations.As with the Institute’s other Codes, this Code presents best practice ./guidance with the aim of ensuring transparency and providing donors with confidence about how a collection is run.The Code has also undergone English, Welsh and Scottish legal review, and will appear in a new format with an updated Code checklist to ensure the accessibility of the Code.Louise Richards, Director of Policy and Campaigns at the Institute of Fundraising, said: “The House-to-House Code has been reviewed to take into account goods collections, which is a fundraising stream that has evolved a great deal from its traditional guise, and often receives negative attention”.All Institute Codes have been developed through contributions from a Working Party made up of fundraising practitioners, and overseen by the Institute’s Standards Committee.Interested parties have until 21 December 2010 to respond to the consultation.Work is currently underway on updating two other Codes, on Handling of Cash Donations and Fundraising through Electronic Howard Lake | 29 September 2010 | News Tagged with: Community fundraising Institute of Fundraising Law / policy Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Code of Fundraising Practice on House-to-House Collections opens for public consultation 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Mom traveling with 6 kids kicked off flight after 2-year-old refuses to wear mask

first_imgskyNext/iStockBy MINA KAJI, GIO BENITEZ, and SAM SWEENEY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A mother and her six children were kicked off of a JetBlue Airways flight Wednesday after her 2-year-old daughter refused to wear a mask.“It was extremely traumatizing for me and my family,” the mother, Chaya Bruck, 39, from Brooklyn, said in an interview with ABC News.Bruck said she tried to put a mask on her youngest child, Dina, but she pulled it off.“Should I tie her hands, what should I do?” Bruck asked the JetBlue flight attendant according to a video of the incident. “We have to deplane,” the attendant responded, explaining that the airline has a zero tolerance policy.Other passengers onboard the flight to New York from Orlando attempted to stick up for Bruck, according to the video and passengers.“All of the passengers were up, screaming, and hollering saying ‘that’s not fair, don’t do that to that mother,’” passenger Anny Taveras, from Kissimmee, Florida, told ABC News. The flight eventually took off after everyone deplaned.U.S. airlines continue to strengthen their mask requirements, and have even banned passengers who don’t comply.JetBlue, along with most major airlines, requires any child age 2 and over to wear a face covering in order to fly, the airline said in a statement.A JetBlue spokesperson said the airline’s policy was last updated on Aug. 10 “to ensure everyone is wearing a face covering — adults and children alike” and is consistent with CDC guidelines, which say children under 2 should not wear masks.However, Taveras and Bruck claim that during the announcements, the flight attendant said children who cannot wear a mask are exempt.Another passenger, Chardette Poinsette, who was traveling with her young son, claims her family was also kicked off the flight.“I stuck up for her, and I think I was the one who stood out the most because what I was saying was correct,” Poinsette said.MORE: Airlines may ban passengers who refuse to wear masksBoth Bruck and Poinsette’s families flew home on different U.S. airlines.“I need some time to recover from this,” Bruck said. “My kids need to recover from this.”ABC News’ Amanda Maile and Jennifer Leong contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

CDC extends national eviction ban through June

first_img Message* The eviction ban imposed by the agency in September was extended through March 31 by President Joe Biden in late January.ADVERTISEMENTAccording to a Census Bureau survey published this month, about 20 percent of adult renters said they did not pay their February rent. The nonpayment rate was nearly 33 percent among Black renters.At least two federal judges have ruled the CDC lacks the power to suspend evictions, but they have not changed the policy while the agency appeals. Landlords say the measure effectively requires them to provide housing for free, as they have no recourse if tenants do not pay.“Short-term policies like eviction moratoria leave renters accruing insurmountable debt and jeopardize the ability for rental housing providers to provide safe, affordable housing,” Bob Pinnegar, president of the National Apartment Association, told CNBC.In a joint statement with the National Multifamily Housing Council, the landlord group called the extension deeply disappointing.“After grappling with the financial distress of the pandemic and eviction moratoriums for more than a year, housing providers have few resources left,” the statement said. “Another extension only serves to exacerbate the challenges facing the rental housing industry and does not address the underlying financial stress of apartment residents.”A rent backlog of $57 billion had accrued as of January, leading to predictions of a reckoning for tenants.Housing experts said the CDC’s extension was necessary because $45 billion in rental, utility and mortgage assistance in Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package will require a few months to be disbursed.[CNBC] — Akiko MatsudaContact Akiko Matsuda Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* Tags CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky (Getty, iStock)A few days before its expiration, the national eviction ban was extended for another three months.The Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday it will continue the moratorium through June.“Keeping people in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings — like homeless shelters — by preventing evictions is a key step in helping to stop the spread of Covid-19,” CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement, CNBC reported.Read moreHow a socialist on City Planning Commission would affect real estateLawmakers rush to pass more limits on residential evictions“Can’t live for free”: Weekly rental tenants face eviction despite ban Share via Shortlink Full Name* evictionMultifamily MarketRental MarketResidential Real Estatelast_img read more