Fundraising and the Next Generation

Fundraising and the Next Generation

Author: Emily Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118236574

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Step-by-step guidance to key fundraising methods to attract, engage, and retain donors of all ages Fundraising and the Next Generation brings readers up to date on cases, research, opportunities, and challenges regarding philanthropy's next generation. Readers will learn practical strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of Gen X and Y philanthropists using new technologies and traditional tools. Fundraising and the Next Generation covers the behaviors, key characteristics, and approaches for working with philanthropists under the age of forty. In addition, other age cohorts will be discussed to provide perspective, comparison, and related strategies. Includes step-by-step tools for setting up next gen technology in your organization and engaging Gen X and Y as donors Features a glossary of social media terms, a list of academic resources for development and professional advancement, and an assessment toolkit Defines the key characteristics of the four current generations, their habits for charitable giving, and how every development office can successfully engage them in philanthropy Provides a website with additional information beyond the book Savvy fundraising leaders understand that successful and sustained philanthropy is not just an issue for today. Long-term planning and diversified strategies allow fundraisers to access every prospective contribution possible. Timely and relevant, Fundraising and the Next Generation brings readers up to date on cases, research, opportunities, and challenges regarding philanthropy's next generation.

Next-Generation Wireless Technologies

Next-Generation Wireless Technologies

Author: Naveen Chilamkurti

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447151647

Category: Computers

Page: 285

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This comprehensive text/reference examines the various challenges to secure, efficient and cost-effective next-generation wireless networking. Topics and features: presents the latest advances, standards and technical challenges in a broad range of emerging wireless technologies; discusses cooperative and mesh networks, delay tolerant networks, and other next-generation networks such as LTE; examines real-world applications of vehicular communications, broadband wireless technologies, RFID technology, and energy-efficient wireless communications; introduces developments towards the ‘Internet of Things’ from both a communications and a service perspective; discusses the machine-to-machine communication model, important applications of wireless technologies in healthcare, and security issues in state-of-the-art networks.

IPng, Internet Protocol Next Generation

IPng, Internet Protocol Next Generation

Author: Scott O. Bradner

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0201633957

Category: Computers

Page: 376

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Members of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and others explain the history and outcome of efforts in developing IPng technology, offering an insider's view of the rationale behind IPng and its ramifications across industries. They review IPng proposals, overview technical criteria and the resulting current IPv6 protocol, and explore IPng's impact in areas such as the military, cable TV, and corporate networking. For technology watchers, technical managers, and networking and communications professionals. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Microgrid Revolution: Business Strategies for Next-Generation Electricity

The Microgrid Revolution: Business Strategies for Next-Generation Electricity

Author: Mahesh P. Bhave Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440833168

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

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What kinds (according to U.S. News & World Report) of clean electricity initiatives—ones that make sense on public policy and business strategy levels—could overcome the hurdles in shifting away from the entrenched electricity and petroleum-based transport industries in the United States? This book explores the tremendous opportunities of the new electricity revolution that looks to threaten the century-old business models of our existing power production infrastructure. • Synthesizes seemingly disparate concepts from the telecom and electricity industries with business strategy and policy and regulatory issues, allowing readers to see the tremendous opportunity at hand in clean electricity technologies • Describes a novel network topology for a next-generation electricity grid • Provides unique insights from the perspective of a chemical engineer who is also a faculty member of a business school and has served as a corporate strategy executive in the telecom industry

Next-generation Sequencing and Agriculture

Next-generation Sequencing and Agriculture

Author: Philipp Bayer

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781789247824

Category: Science

Page: 218

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Genome sequencing has become a basic tool of plant and animal breeding. Reduced costs have allowed the sequencing of thousands of plant lines or cultivars, leading to previously unobtainable insights into genetic impacts during breeding and generating large numbers of novel candidate breeding genes. This book summarizes the impacts that the genome sequencing revolution has had on agriculture with reference to applications across species and locations. It explains new techniques and their use in understanding epigenetics, breeding and conservation. It is a useful resource for scientists wanting to learn how different fields of agriculture have adapted novel genome sequencing technologies to their requirements, and for those wanting to transfer technologies and lessons learned from one field of agriculture to another. This book is a useful resource for students and researchers in biotechnology, genetics, genomics and breeding.

Next-Generation Plant Breeding Approaches for Stress Resilience in Cereal Crops

Next-Generation Plant Breeding Approaches for Stress Resilience in Cereal Crops

Author: Mallana Gowdra Mallikarjuna

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811914454

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 507

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This edited book highlights the gravity and efficacy of next-generation breeding tools for the enhancement of stress-resilience in cereals, especially in the context of climate change, pests, diseases, and abiotic stresses. The content of the book helps in understanding the application of emerging genetic concepts and neoteric genomic approaches in cereal breeding. It collates all the latest information about enhancing the stress resilience in cereal crops for overcoming food security issues. Cereals have predominantly been used as a staple food since time immemorial and contribute more than 50% of the caloric requirement of the global population. However, in cereals, the yield losses due to various stresses are very high, considering the crop growth stage and stress sensitivity. Therefore, to feed and nourish the generations in the era of climate change, it is imperative to develop stress-resilient cereal cultivars. This book explores newly developed next-generation breeding tools, viz., genome-wide association studies, genomic prediction, genome editing, and accelerated generation advancement methodologies, which revealed promising outcomes by enhancing the stress resilience in cereals with yield potential. This book is useful for postgraduate students specializing in plant breeding, plant stress physiology, plant genomics, agriculture, and agronomy. It is of immense value to scientific community involved in teaching, research, and extension activities related to cereal cultivation.

Wireless Systems and Network Architectures in Next Generation Internet

Wireless Systems and Network Architectures in Next Generation Internet

Author: Matteo Cesana

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540340263

Category: Computers

Page: 286

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This book constitutes the refereed post-proceedings of the second international joint workshops on Wireless and Mobility and on New Trends in Network Architectures and Services organized by the European Network of Excellence on Next Generation Internet, EURO-NGI 2005. The 19 revised full research papers presented together with 1 invited talk are organized in topical sections on wireless solutions, QoS support in next generation networks, and peer to peer architectures and algorithms.

Next Generation Optical Network Design and Modelling

Next Generation Optical Network Design and Modelling

Author: Andrea Bianco

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780387356709

Category: Computers

Page: 496

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Optical networks are leaving the labs and becoming a reality. Despite the current crisis of the telecom industry, our everyday life increasingly depends on communication networks for information exchange, medicine, education, data transfer, commerce, and many other endeavours. High capacity links are required by the large futemet traffic demand, and optical networks remain one of the most promising technologies for meeting these needs. WDM systems are today widely deployed, thanks to low-cost at extreme data rates and high reliability of optical components, such as optical amplifiers and fixed/tunable filters and transceivers. Access and metropolitan area networks are increasingly based on optical technologies to overcome the electronic bottleneck at the network edge. Traditional multi-layer architectures, such as the widely deployed IP/ATM/SDH protocol stack, are increasingly based on WDM transport; further efforts are sought to move at the optical layer more of the functionalities available today in higher protocol layers. New components and subsystems for very high speed optical networks offer new design opportunities to network operators and designers. The trends towards dynamically configurable all-optical network infrastructures open up a wide range of new network engineering and design choices, which must face issues such as interoperability and unified control and management.

Target product profile for next-generation drug-susceptibility testing at peripheral centres

Target product profile for next-generation drug-susceptibility testing at peripheral centres

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Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789240032361

Category: Medical

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The first high-priority Target Product Profile (TPPs) for new tuberculosis diagnostics were launched in April 2014. Following advances in the TB diagnostics and treatment pipelines since the release of these TPPs as well as recent updates to WHO TB treatment and diagnostics guidelines, a revision process of this TPP was initiated. The objective of the revision was to steer the R&D pipeline discussions to address current diagnostic gaps, seeking alignment with and patient and population needs.

Next Generation Manufacturing

Next Generation Manufacturing

Author: James A. Jordan, Jr.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015048856697

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 439

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During the 1990s, an ambitious three-year research program identified the steps manufacturing companies must take to become globally competitive. The prestigious Next Generation Manufacturing (NGM) Project combined the insights and perspectives of business and academia's most astute thinkers. It featured the cumulative experience of over thirty top global manufacturing firms, the Agility Forum, the engineering and management schools of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Oak Ridge Centers for Manufacturing Technology, as well as many other highly regarded organizations. The Project resulted in a vision for the future of manufacturing and a framework for action. Next Generation Manufacturing is the first book to cover the NGM Project and its recommendations for creating and maintaining a successful manufacturing enterprise. It describes how manufacturing is continuing to evolve and the significant changes companies must make to remain competitive in the next decade. Addressing the dilemmas faced by today's corporate management, the authors walk the reader through strategies for meeting corporate goals and the expectations of customers; the techniques and tools available to achieve them; and how to define success through measurements. They offer a comprehensive program for applying the product development techniques, metrics, and knowledge management approaches for stellar manufacturing. Vital to next generation manufacturing is understanding the roles of innovation, knowledge, and people in ensuring the competitive readiness of a company. The book identifies the strategies to achieve this, including: * Build a strong workforce * Develop and implement advanced knowledge processes * Use advanced manufacturing systems, processes, equipment, and technology * Integrate competitive strengths Included are real-world examples from participating firms in the NGM Project that have achieved NGM attributes, such as Chrysler and Boeing, as well as a full-length hypothetical case. Also provided are the methodologies for making a high-quality product at the lowest possible cost and getting it to market in the shortest possible time. The authors have extended the work of the NGM Project by developing ways to link NGM with corporate strategic goals for achieving and sustaining profitability. They expand the concepts of NGM by covering management and financial issues that, until now, have not been fully addressed. The authors also provide a glimpse into the future, examining where manufacturing may be headed beyond the next decade. For any manager or owner concerned about the long-term survival of their manufacturing enterprise, Next Generation Manufacturing provides the knowledge, strategies, and tools necessary for achieving success in the twenty-first century. Praise for NEXT GENERATION MANUFACTURING "Jordan and Michel capture the diverse and often conflicting concerns of manufacturing business leaders worldwide. . . . The lessons [in this book] have widespread application in companies of almost any size."-Professor Peter Sackett, Head of Department, Cranfield University "Throughout history, manufacturing of flint arrowheads to sophisticated computer chips has been a mainstay of societal growth. Indeed, technology epochs have been named for significant occurrences; e.g., the Industrial Revolution, manufacturing productivity fueled by mass production technology. We are now witnessing the start of one of these rare epochs, the Knowledge Age, manufacturing productivity fueled by information and knowledge technology. Next Generation Manufacturing provides an exciting insight into this emerging epoch; an easily read, accurate, and insightful book on manufacturing history in the making."-Gene Meieran, Intel Fellow, Intel Corporation

Next Generation of Data-Mining Applications

Next Generation of Data-Mining Applications

Author: Mehmed Kantardzic

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

ISBN: UCSD:31822033226200

Category: Computers

Page: 671

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Discover the next generation of data-mining tools and technology This book brings together an international team of eighty experts to present readers with the next generation of data-mining applications. Unlike other publications that take a strictly academic and theoretical approach, this book features authors who have successfully developed data-mining solutions for a variety of customer types. Presenting their state-of-the-art methodologies and techniques, the authors show readers how they can analyze enormous quantities of data and make new discoveries by connecting key pieces of data that may be spread across several different databases and file servers. The latest data-mining techniques that will revolutionize research across a wide variety of fields including business, science, healthcare, and industry are all presented. Organized by application, the twenty-five chapters cover applications in: Industry and business Science and engineering Bioinformatics and biotechnology Medicine and pharmaceuticals Web and text-mining Security New trends in data-mining technology And much more . . . Readers from a variety of disciplines will learn how the next generation of data-mining applications can radically enhance their ability to analyze data and open the doors to new opportunities. Readers will discover: New data-mining tools to automate the evaluation and qualification of sales opportunities The latest tools needed for gene mapping and proteomic data analysis Sophisticated techniques that can be engaged in crime fighting and prevention With its coverage of the most advanced applications, Next Generation of Data-Mining Applications is essential reading for all researchers working in data mining or who are tasked with making sense of an ever-growing quantity of data. The publication also serves as an excellent textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science, information management, and statistics.