By: Jamie Bruning-Miles, CEO, YMCA of San Francisco

On March 16, 2020, the shelter-in-place order was instituted in California. On March 17, 2020, we held our first Pop-Up Y Kids emergency childcare program at our YMCA location in San Francisco’s Mission District. 

That initial Pop-Up Y Kids on March 17 would be the first of many to come. In fact, the program has evolved into what we now call Community Hubs — comprehensive programs comprising childcare, academics, enrichment opportunities, and physical activity, of which we now have about 30 across the Bay Area. Pop-Up Y Kids would also serve as the catalyst for a number of YMCA initiatives aimed at supporting essential workers, families, and kids through the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. 

We’re proud that what we’re delivering to our YMCA San Francisco community hasn’t changed — we just began delivering it in a different way in 2020.

The initial pop-up
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If you are one of the two and a half million landlords in the UK, do you know everything you need to know about landlord insurance? Have you got the right coverage? And do you know how much landlord insurance is?

What type of insurance do I need as a landlord?

Landlord insurance is not a legal requirement, but it is definitely recommended. Mainly because conventional home insurance won’t cover you for rental activities.

By renting out your property, you increase your level of risk because you are not the one living at the property – your tenants are. So landlord insurance is more about covering the risk of things like non-payment of rent or damage by tenants, as well as what a ‘normal’ home insurance policy would cover.

What responsibilities do I have as a landlord?

There are certain things that you need to do as a landlord in … Read more

I don’t have to tell you, but 2020 was quite a year! Despite all the hardships that COVID-19 brought last year in 2020, there is still a lot to be thankful for because of our amazing community. It was so inspiring to see the community come together to support one other: we saw virtual sprints with attendees from around the globe, community groups meeting virtually for the first time, and community members stepping up to help and support each other.

I know everyone’s probably ready to dive into 2021 and leave 2020 behind…but before we do that, let’s take a look at the top 10 highlights from the community. These highlights run the gamut and include things like product updates, important announcements, and community milestones.

1. Awesome New Products, Features, Fixes, and Updates

In April 2020, we announced new innovations in Nonprofit Cloud that would help … Read more

The FTSE 250-listed insurance provider Just Group (LSE: JUST) saw its share price sky-rocket after releasing its business update today. With a 17% price increase as I write, the Just Group share price is finally back to the pre-crisis levels of around a year ago. 

This is encouraging for a share that saw quite the fall last year. It lost over half its value from the highs seen in February 2020. But I think the important question now is whether JUST can maintain these share price levels and rise from here on. 

I believe there are arguments both in its favour and against it. 

What favours Just Group

Just Group’s latest performance is clearly something that goes in its favour. Its sales are up 12% and it’s fortifying itself against risks by reducing its exposure to the UK’s property market, as well. 

JUST’s also optimistic about 2021. According to … Read more

TEDx Sydney 2020 assembled a global cast of contributors to create its title sequence, including our own development, design and animation agency Spillt. Each studio contributed their own unique vision of reality, with the resulting diversity of concept and style supporting reality’s elastic nature. Seen together, this suite of idents combines to illustrate the complexity of the real more completely than any could achieve alone.

Here’s more on the thought behind the theme and execution: 

When what’s “real” is debated every day — from politics, to climate change, economics, even the nature of the universe – how can we shape, challenge or change our reality… and understand who we are within it?

On a more down-to-earth level, how can we sum up the TEDx Sydney 2020 theme of REAL, with so many permutations and interpretations conjured by the word?

In the past, TEDx title sequences have aimed to provoke Read more