Story Highlights Four of the country’s Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have been equipped with the necessary tools to generate and attract funding outside of donor support.The entities, Ashe Company; Jamaica AIDS Support for Life; Panos Caribbean; and Rise Life Management, have benefitted from a marketing initiative of non-profit body, World Learning, through which they are receiving assistance to identify products and services that they could market to generate income.The NGO Group Marketing Initiative (NGMI), which was officially launched on Thursday, October 10, during a ceremony at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, seeks to contribute to the long-term sustainability of NGOs through capacity strengthening.Already, the NGOs have been able to identify marketable products such as scented candles, consultancies in journalism and language training, that could increase their income streams to improve the sustainability of their programmes.World Learning’s Project Director for Jamaica and The Bahamas, Ruth Jankee, told JIS News that the approach of the body, which has been providing grants to NGOs working in the area of HIV/AIDS, is to partner grant management with capacity building for the organisations.“Our idea is that once the projects and the grants end, we want the organisations that we have worked with to be better able to manage their operations and be more sustainable moving forward,” she said.Ms. Jankee pointed out that most NGOs, in seeking to provide products and services at little or no charge to their clients, are financially dependent on grants, fundraising, volunteerism and so on to sustain their activities.“So, we are really hoping that through this intervention, each of the organisations will have developed a way of packaging themselves and also will be able to market and generate income and reduce their dependence on donations, the international donor community, fundraising, etcetera,” she said.In support of each entity’s marketing strategy, packages, developed by World Learning in collaboration with the NGOs, which included brochures and flyers, were handed over during the event.The products and/or services being offered by the NGOs are highlighted in the individual flyers, as well as a combined brochure featuring all four entities. World Learning also provided a database of information on approximately 2,000 corporate entities that the NGOs can access for use in electronic marketing. The entitiesare: Ashe Company, Jamaica AIDS Support for Life, Panos Caribbean, and Rise Life Management In support of each entity’s marketing strategy, printed media packages, done by World Learning, were handed over during the event. Four of the country’s Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have been equipped with tools to generate and attract funding outside of donor support.
zoomImage by WMN Swedish engineering group Alfa Laval has completed additional tests to verify the biological efficacy of Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 without holding time.Undertaken at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), the test showed that PureBallast 3 “is on target to be the first UV ballast water treatment system with zero holding time in its U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) type approval for all three water salinities.”Alfa Laval added that the test reporting is in its final stages.“The ability to discharge ballast without holding time in United States waters is an important issue for many customers,” Peter Sahlén, Manager Research & Development, Alfa Laval PureBallast, said.“PureBallast 3 was the first ballast water treatment system to be revised G8 ready, and the new test results put it on track to be the first UV system with zero holding time under USCG regulations.”
Air Canada brings back MontrealWashington Dulles launches VancouverBoston serviceAir Canada brings back MontrealWashington Dulles launches VancouverBoston service
MONTREAL — Air Canada has announced additional flights to its growing transborder network: daily year-round service between Montreal and Washington Dulles, and daily summer service between Vancouver and Boston.Montreal-Washington Dulles (IAD) returns on May 1, with introductory fares starting at $191 one-way, all in. In addition to connections to Air Canada’s network to Europe and North Africa, flights will also offer one-stop service to/from Quebec and Eastern Canada, including Bagotville, Sept-Îles, Quebec City, Fredericton, Moncton, Bathurst, Saint John and Halifax.The daily, nonstop Air Canada Express service will be operated with 50-seat Bombardier CRJ-100 aircraft.New for this summer is daily seasonal service between Vancouver and Boston, which runs from June 23 to Sept. 4, 2017. Operated by Air Canada onboard 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft, flights are priced from $243 one-way, all in.According to Benjamin Smith, President, Passengers Airlines, the new Vancouver-Boston flights will shave two hours of travel time for travellers between the Canadian West Coast and the U.S. northeastern seaboard.More news: Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWT“Customers travelling from the Greater Boston area, the sixth most populous area in the U.S., will also enjoy convenient connections at our YVR hub to Western Canada and to our daily flights to both Sydney and Brisbane, Australia, featuring competitive elapsed times,” he said.So far in 2017, in addition to these new services, Air Canada has launched new nonstop U.S. services from Montreal to Dallas-Fort Worth, Toronto to San Antonio, Memphis and Savannah, and Vancouver to Dallas-Forth Worth and Denver. Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Share Travelweek Group Tags: Air Canada, Boston, Montreal, New Routes, Vancouver Air Canada brings back Montreal-Washington Dulles, launches Vancouver-Boston service Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>