Fundraising Director Alan Gosschalk to leave Shelter

first_img Howard Lake | 19 December 2008 | News Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people Alan Gosschalk, Fundraising Director at housing charity Shelter, is to leave the organisation following an organisational restructuring this month.The charity is merging its fundraising department with its shops, training and social enterprise department into a single income and enterprise division to be called Shelter Trading Ltd. A new position of head of fundraising will be created, but unlike the current director of fundraising position, this will not be on the senior management team.Both directors of the two divisions were invited to apply for the single post, but Gosschalk says he “took a positive decision not to apply as I want to focus on fundraising”.Former director of shops, training and social enterprise Ed Jordan will head the new division.Gosschalk, who joined Shelter as fundraising director in February 2000, said: “I remain very committed to Shelter – which will forever be in my heart (and Will!)”. He added that he will be helping the new Director to set up the new division which will go live in April, and expects to continue at Shelter until May 2009.He added: “In the longer term I will seek other opportunities outside Shelter.”Having been born overseas and with a human rights background, he has a particular interest in working for overseas development charities or children’s charities. He does not plan to set up his own consultancy and intends to stay in or around London.During his time at Shelter Gosschalk helped more than double the charity’s gross and net voluntary income, and now more than half of its voluntary funding is derived from regular giving. He and his team launched a successful appeal that spawned www.keystothefuture.org.uk, secured Big Lottery Fund grants, and increased the number and scale of giving from trusts and high net worth individuals.He also oversaw Shelter as Flora London Marathon charity of the year, which is “still bringing in half a million this year”, together with a major corporate partnership with Vodafone for £3.7 million over 4 years.He is also proud of the fact that Shelter has developed a large network of volunteer leaders in major gift fundraising.Alan Gosschalk is on 0844 515 2077 / 0207 505 2077.www.shelter.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising Director Alan Gosschalk to leave Shelter  21 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

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Pecan Yields Down

first_imgA year after Hurricane Michael ravaged southwest Georgia, including the region’s pecan industry, farmers still are struggling as they harvest this year’s crop, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells.In an average year, farmers will harvest between 1,300 and 1,400 pounds of pecans per acre, but this year’s production is down by more than half that number.Brian Hayes, Mitchell County Extension coordinator and Agriculture and Natural Resources agent, predicts that number will decrease significantly, despite the fact that growers have harvested less than 20% of the total crop.“We’re probably down 60% to 70% of normal production because of the hurricane,” said Hayes. “We’ll be lucky if we pick up 500 pounds per acre this year.”The National Weather Service said Hurricane Michael ripped through Albany, Georgia, and other parts of southwest Georgia with wind speeds at approximately 115 miles per hour in October 2018. Those violent winds caused underground root breakage and significant limb damage. Pecan growers lost almost the entirety of what experts said could have been a record-breaking crop.Wells said it will likely take growers a few seasons to recover.“The trees that are left standing lost such a large percentage of limbs that there is less fruiting wood on there to produce nuts,” said Wells. “Those have to regrow for a year or two for those trees to be productive again.”Pecan season was also hindered this year by the lack of rainfall and hot temperatures experienced in September and October. Both factors contributed to nut crops not developing properly.“As growers go to shake the crops off the trees, they’re finding some of their crop still in the shucks, which have failed to open up,” said Wells.Many of these unopened nuts have shown an increase in premature sprouting of nuts on the tree, some embryo rot and poorly filled kernels. Embryo rot occurs when the sprouting root from the nut dies and the embryo decays.One positive for pecan producers is that early prices have improved from last year thanks to high global demand. For example, certain varieties of Georgia pecans like ‘Pawnee’, ‘Oconee’, ‘Desirable’, ‘Cape Fear’ and ‘Creek’ are in high demand for Chinese New Year, which is January 25, 2020. Of those varieties, many are harvested from September through October.“The high demand from China we saw earlier is encouraging, even with the tariffs in place, because they had a strong interest this year for certain large varieties,” said Wells.While the export market for pecans showed early promise, prices began to drop in early November after China filled the demand for Chinese New Year. Without China in the market currently, importation of pecans from Mexico, in conjunction with lower yields, has hurt domestic prices for growers.For more information about Georgia’s 2019 pecan season, visit site.extension.uga.edu/pecan.last_img read more

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Levi Strauss warns of weak second half on pandemic woes, to cut 700 jobs

first_imgShares of the San Francisco-based company, which have lost about a quarter of their value since the start of the year, fell 4 percent in extended trading.Net revenue in the second quarter fell 62 percent to $497.5 million, but beat analysts’ expectations of $485.5 million, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.Levi reported net loss attributable to the company of $363.5 million compared with a profit of $28.2 million, a year earlier, largely due to $242 million in restructuring charges and inventory costs.On an adjusted basis, the company posted a loss of 48 cents per share, narrower than expectations.Topics : Levi Strauss & Co on Tuesday cautioned its business would be hit in the second half of the year, even as the denim apparel maker’s sales have been improving at its reopened stores, following government-mandated COVID-19 lockdowns.The company also said it would cut about 700 positions, or roughly 15 percent of its workforce, in non-retail, non-manufacturing segments that would help it save US$100 million annually.Met with temporary closure of its own stores as well as partner outlets, Levi introduced curbside pickup and started fulfilling online orders at its stores as customers turned to online shopping to avoid contact with people. The company reported a 25 percent increase in its online business in the second quarter ended May 24, with a month-over-month rise of nearly 80 percent in May.Levi added that weekly sales performance in company-operated stores was improving sequentially, as productivity in the final week of June reached 80 percent compared to a year earlier.Still, Chief Executive Officer Chip Bergh said that he was “cautiously optimistic” about the early trends.The company also expects its margins for the rest of the year to be under pressure as it tries to offload excess inventory that remained unsold during the lockdowns.last_img read more

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East Central Trojans Football Techniques Camp

first_imgEast Central New Head Coach Justin Roden and the High School coaching staff would like to invite you to attend one the 2014 East Central Football Techniques Camp.Coach Roden mentions that ‘East Central Football has a long standing tradition of passionate and enthusiastic effort; in addition to winning multiple Championships. Our successes are due to young athletes committed to excel at the middle school and SDYAA levels. The football program under a new direction is looking to take the next step toward a state championship. Our goal has been and will continue to be a positive learning experience and to promote the great game of football.’2014 EC Trojan Middle School Football Technique Camp2014 EC Trojan Youth Football Technique CampPlan to become a part of the Trojan revolution.Courtesy of www.ectrojanfootball.com.last_img read more

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