AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Mental Health Foundation expands fundraising department 26 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / people 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. Howard Lake | 16 February 2010 | News The Mental Health Foundation has enlarged its fundraising department to a 12-strong team following a review and a re-structure.The charity has created two Fundraising Business Units, under ‘Individual Giving’ and ‘Partnerships’, led by Peter Jennings, the interim Director of Fundraising and Communications.Four new permanent members of staff have already been recruited: Brian Reehl, Regular Giving Executive; Tom Palmer, Individual Giving Executive; Lesley Braden, Legacy Marketing Executive; and Helen Cook, Fundraising Assistant.Recruitment is currently underway for the posts of Head of Individual Giving and Head of Partnerships.The fundraising review, part of a new three-year fundraising strategy, was carried out by the Management Centre and People Business.Peter Jennings, who was previously the Fundraising and Marketing Director at Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Deputy Chief Executive of the RNID, said: “We go into our 2010-11 financial year with a sound fundraising strategy and full of confidence that we can grow our voluntary income. We also aim to improve our overall return on investment.”www.mentalhealth.org.uk
A competency hearing for Andrew Garcia, one of the four defendants accused in the July murder of engineering graduate student Xinran Ji, failed to reach a conclusion Tuesday morning at the Los Angeles Mental Health Courthouse.Garcia’s attorney filed a request for a mental health evaluation after Garcia interrupted court proceedings with an outburst.During the competency hearing on Tuesday, Garcia’s public defender requested a comprehensive mental report.In Tuesday’s hearing, the judge ordered another competency hearing to be held on March 17.Rose Tsai, the Ji family’s attorney, said Ji’s parents hope that the request is denied so a trial for their son’s murder can proceed.“We are hoping that won’t happen because for the victim’s family, it just means more waiting, more frustration,” Tsai said. “So hopefully that won’t happen, but if it does happen, unfortunately it means at least for the time being, he won’t be able, according to the argument of his attorney or his own argument … to face the trial at this time. But it does not mean that he does not need to face the trial ever. He will still need to face the trial sooner or later, but it’s just a matter of delay tactics.”The results of the mental health evaluation would only account for Garcia’s mental state at the present time and would not dictate his mental state at the time of the crime. The evaluation would impact Garcia’s ability to stand trial and could potentially prolong the length of trial proceedings.Tsai also said that Ji’s parents hope the defendants are convicted and given tough sentences to send a message about the severity of the crime committed against their son.“The other humble hope is that they don’t wish to have that kind of tragedy happen to anyone else’s child, so they are hoping the community can really pay attention to Xinran’s case,” Tsai said. “And hopefully through obtaining the most severe punishment [for] the defendants, it will give a message to our society and our community, which we all treasure and all want to be safe.”Andrew Garcia was not present at the case’s preliminary hearing in January, but the three other defendants in the case, Jonathan DelCarmen, Alberto Ochoa and Alejandra Guerrero, were present and charged with Ji’s murder.According to Tsai, the judge said there was “overwhelmingly sufficient evidence” for the prosecution to file charges against all three defendants. Their arraignment is scheduled for March 5.