• Another example of eyewitness footage appeal… "Witnesses who filmed a murder at a takeaway have been urged to hand over the footage to police. Salim Ullah, 40, died after a fight with two men at the Pizza King shop in Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe, on 27 September. Humberside Police said it was told the fight had been recorded on a mobile phone and urged the owner of the video to contact officers."
  • The entire book is available as downloadable chapters.
  • Interesting set of principles around the kinds of strategies these donors support: "The Women’s Funding Network is more than 145 organizations that fund women’s solutions across the globe, making us one of the largest collaborative philanthropic networks in the world. Our members are women’s foundations that span public charities, private foundations and funds within community foundations. Collectively our members invest $60 million annually in women and girls worldwide, have invested nearly $500 million over the last 20 years and have over $456 million in working assets."
  • "Thirty years ago there were few philanthropists investing in women and women-led solutions. As more women's funds, foundations and donors focus on strategies in this arena, there is now consensus that investing in women and girls is the "smart thing to do." Increasingly, savvy social investors seek opportunities to invest in women and girls to be active leaders and solution builders at all levels of society. Authorities from the UN and World Bank to corporations and private donors agree that investments in women accelerate the economic security and good health of families, communities and nations. Mounting evidence shows that supporting gender equity also advances wider economic and social development and improves the financial climate of entire countries and regions. […] Despite these demonstrated positive results, investment focused specifically on women and girls' leadership and development remains low compared to overall investment flows."
  • and then Spurs go to Chelsea with it – who then take action…
  • First blogger Harry Hotspur unearths this video – which he emails to Spurs and Chelsea…
  • "…there are a series of challenges facing the growth and development of youth civic engagement work. These include, among others, the current economic crisis, a legacy of undercapitalization, and a lack of understanding of how youth organizing and other youth civic engagement activities add up to measurable, social change. In the coming years, RBF staff will focus on supporting the capacity-building needs of intermediary organizations, and will partner with these intermediary organizations to meet key needs in the field, including the development of an infrastructure for alumni engagement, and of targeted leadership development opportunities in specific regions and communities, including the South, Native American communities, young women, and LGBT youth."
  • "The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) represents the interests of town and parish councils in England – a total of around 8,500 councils. These councils have powers to raise their own funds through precept. Parish and town councils provide employment for over 25,000 staff, while their annual expenditure is in the region of £400 million. The councils NALC represent serve electorates ranging from small rural communities to major cities, and are all independently elected. Together, they can be identified as the nation's single most influential grouping of grassroots opinion-formers. Over 15 million people live in communities served by parish and town councils nationally – this represents about 35% of the population. Over 150 new parish and town councils have been created since 1997. Working with, and for our member councils, NALC is actively involved in lobbying government at a national level to advance and protect the interests of these councils, and their communities."
  • Tim O'Reilly's original piece setting the contours for web 2.0 – interesting to re-read at this point, and then to look at some of the next-gen stuff being thought out by Schulze and Webb, Berg London, etc.
  • "Internet scams, phishing, identity theft and other attacks that exploit your personal data are always a threat when you shop online, set up an email account, use a credit card, manage an online bank account or carry your Social Security card. There is hope, however, for fighting these threats, and you can start by taking back control of all of your personal data. The 50 tips and tools in this list will help you understand how these scams originate, how to protect yourself online and offline, and how to track down your personal data on the Internet."
  • Interesting piece about the merger between online journalism and feature journalism – is this the perfect format?
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