Free tool from National Lottery Community Fund helps charities measure impact

first_img Tagged with: impact National Lottery Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis47 The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a tool to help charities monitor and measure their impact.Designed for small and medium-sized charities, community groups and voluntary organisations, the National Lottery Community Fund has released the new index tool of existing outcome frameworks and indicators as an open resource for the sector.Compiled by Social Value UK, the tool puts the most popular and relevant outcome frameworks and standalone measures around social issues including employment, mental health and homelessness, all in one place – making it accessible and easy to use. Outcome frameworks are useful as they provide consistency in impact measurement, while standalone measures provide information on how much of an outcome has happened or is expected to happen.The National Lottery Community Fund has also published a guide to accompany the tool, providing information on the methodology used to compile the list, the rationale for inclusion of outcome frameworks and standalone measures, and an explanation of the data fields.Joe Ferns, Director of Knowledge and Learning at The National Lottery Community Fund, said:“Thanks to National Lottery players this new tool will help smaller charities and community groups easily find and use relevant outcome frameworks to measure their impact. By using the tool, and the frameworks and measures within it, civil society organisations can better understand how they help people and communities to thrive, and better share their insights with the wider sector.”  590 total views,  2 views today Free tool from National Lottery Community Fund helps charities measure impact  591 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis47 Melanie May | 30 July 2019 | Newslast_img read more

Larry Comp Illuminates Pay-For-Performance Compensation Plans for Entrepreneurs

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Business News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. 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Speaking to a group of local entrepreneurs, Larry Comp asked the powerful and engaging question, “If employers are your company’s largest and most important investment, are you getting the biggest bang for your buck?” What proved surprising is how many modern employers are relying on old-fashioned bonus methods that fail to inspire employees, thus failing as well to boost productivity and profitability.As the current President of the University Club’s Board of Governors, James Harwood of Total HR Management presented Larry Comp to the morning workshop. Larry Comp started out with laughter as he compared the history of bonus plans in businesses to the struggles of Clark Griswold in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. As played by Chevy Chase, the character suffers throughout the entire film as he worries whether or not he’s going to receive his annual Christmas bonus and how big it will be. If he doesn’t get the amount he expects, he will be unable to pay for Christmas. As Larry Comp described, such an uncertain bonus structure had become a dangerous and common reality in the majority of American businesses.Although long-term planning is essential, Larry Comp described how a company’s most potent vehicle for driving desired employee performance is an organization’s short-term incentive plan. Many modern day entrepreneurs do not realize the importance of bonus structure in relation to employee performance. By outlining the evolution of pay-for-performance in the United States, Larry Comp showed how slow and hazy the process actually was in practice. It took many fits and starts before executives recognized the value of transparency, employee engagement, and business training to achieve specific goals.The most contemporary challenge has been companies coming to terms with the realization that top-down goal setting where the executive sets goals for his employees fails to achieve desired results and fosters resentment. In contrast, bottom-up goal setting by well-trained employees leads to greater productivity and much higher levels of employee satisfaction and achievement. By allowing employees input, you harvest a sense of hands-on investment in the overall business through the bonus structure.For open book management to work, Larry Comp explained how executives need a balance between smart design of bonus plans with effective execution. In other words, the practice needs to match the theory. By fostering employee investment in the company, bottom-up pay-for-performance incentive plans lead directly to the empowerment of employees. The vast majority of employees want to make a difference, but they are not provided with the encouragement needed to take those steps. By opening the doors with open book management and P4P incentive plans, you outline a path for your employees to walk with confidence.A key point Larry Comp made to the gathered entrepreneurs at the Business Growth workshop was that incentive plans should engage and motivate employees from the start. The simple truth is not having an incentive program has proven to be far more costly than having one in the vast majority of cases. With focus and illumination, Larry Comp provided real value in his P4P excavation at the Business Growth Workshop at the University Club in Pasadena.About the AuthorGrowing up in New York City as a stutterer, John Lavitt embraced writing as a way to express himself when the words would not come. After graduating from Brown University, he lived on the Greek island of Patmos, studying with his mentor the late American poet Robert Lax. As a writer, John Lavitt’s published work includes several articles in Chicken Soup For The Soul volumes and poems in multiple poetry journals and compilations. Today, John Lavitt works at Open Interactive as the Director of Content Development. As a journalist, he is a Regular Contributor to The Fix where he writes investigative reports about the latest issues in the world of addiction and recovery. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Company News Briefs Larry Comp Illuminates Pay-For-Performance Compensation Plans for Entrepreneurs By JOHN LAVITT Published on Monday, October 27, 2014 | 2:07 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Sea Cliff Colonial Offers Old-World Grandeur for Modern Times

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Victorian Revival Colonial built in 1890 along tree-lined Carpenter Avenue in the artsy, waterfront Village of Sea Cliff was once owned by the Dugan family of Dugan’s Bakery fame.For those who may not know the history, the Dugan Brother’s Bakery made their fortune by inventing door-to-door bread delivery, until 1967 when they went out of business due in part to the rising popularity of grocery stores and the cost of home delivery. A piece of history remains, and today that same home is on the market for $3,900,000. The former owners kept the home’s integrity, keeping all the architectural detail that makes the home unique.“The new construction is a modern classic brick Colonial with a European elegance and style desired by today’s discerning global buyer,” explains Sharon Piscopia, a realtor with Laffey Fine Homes International, who is representing the property. “And, the owners spared no expense. Every detail is exquisite and reflects the beauty of an era gone by from the hand-beveled stone to the handcrafted coffered ceilings, inlaid black African wood floors, and the radiant floor heat throughout the house.”Additional standout features include the natural limestone flooring and eight-foot mahogany doors, majestic staircase in entry foyer and a wrought-iron chandelier made with real gemstones. In the living room stands a 19th-century French mantel from a castle that dates back to 1890 and in the dining area is an Italian fireplace from the 19th century made of travertine marble. The kitchen features custom-built cabinets with Edgar Berebi hardware and Swarovski crystals and Lemurian blue granite counters from Madagascar.On the second floor are four bedrooms that each have a bath and ample closet space. The master bedroom with Versace wallpaper has a custom fireplace, and the master bath has a steam shower and custom-made copper bathtub.The exterior features a wraparound porch with a portico, electric gates and intercom system and custom windows. The backyard has a bluestone patio, in-ground gunite heated pool and Jacuzzi, and an outdoor kitchen and entertainment area that is ideal for large gatherings. For additional privacy, there is an abundance of trees and shrubbery surrounding the property.The finished basement with nine-foot ceilings includes a media/recreation room, nanny bedroom ensuite, a sauna, a bar and a wine cellar with private seating. The estate also has an eight-car garage equipped with heating and air conditioning and two car lifts.Nancy Cuite, a resident of Sea Cliff and co-listing agent with Laffey Fine Homes International, describes Sea Cliff as the new Brooklyn.“The village is one square mile of restaurants, beaches, parks and festivals, music and art that are all within walking distance,” she says.The listing agents are Sharon Piscopia, Licensed Real Estate Broker, Laffey Fine Homes International [email protected] mobile 516-732-4515 and Nancy Cuite, Licensed Real Estate Broker Laffey Fine Homes International [email protected] mobile 516-200-5700.Front Parlor with hand cut limestone walls and marble fireplace.Gourmet Chefs Kitchen with Lemurian Blue Granite counters, La Cornue Blue range and custom cabinets made with Edgar Berebi Hardware and Swarovski Crystal.The backyard features an inground heated gunite pool with Jacuzzi, outdoor kitchen and entertainment area, bluestone slate patio.Familyroom with American Walnut parquet floor with African black wood inlay and marble fireplace mantle made of Emperador Marble.last_img read more