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FUNdraising Good Times: African American men find a new way to give back

FUNdraising Good Times: African American men find a new way to give backPart one of a two part series
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What else do you do?

What else do you do?Maybe the penultimate career planning question we should all be asking ourselves is, "What else do you do?" You've heard the saying, "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." No kidding. But I was surprised recently to discover that, when forced to think about it, most people do have something going on the side.
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Sen. Champion: 2014 Bonding Bill makes smart investments/create jobs

Sen. Champion: 2014 Bonding Bill makes smart investments/create jobsThe Minnesota Senate released the details of a $1.165 billion capital investment bill on Monday outlining the use of $846 million in General Obligation (GO) bonds and an additional $200 million in one-time cash taken from the state's budget surplus. The bill is estimated to create more than 28,000 jobs and provides a broad cross section of projects that invest in Minnesota communities.
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FUNdraising Good Times: Fundraising reports: clarity or obfuscation?

FUNdraising Good Times: Fundraising reports: clarity or obfuscation?Fundraising reports can clearly communicate progress towards agreed upon goals and milestones. They can also take a lot of time to produce. They can be confusing. They can have too much detail, or too little. They can engage and energize. They can also obfuscate.
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Minneapolis approves $200,000 in Grow North funding

Minneapolis approves $200,000 in Grow North fundingOn Friday, April 25, the Minneapolis City of Council approved $200,000 in Grow North funding and a Tax Increment Financing package of $451,500 to support the DC Group's expansion in North Minneapolis. The DC Group plans to renovate and expand its facility located at 1977 West River Road, Minneapolis. DC Group, a 2013 "Best in Business" award recipient from the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, is the first recipient of Grow North program funding. The City investments are expected to assist in bringing 33 new jobs to North Minneapolis with 15 of the jobs targeted to local Northside residents. Minneapolis has set a goal of attracting 1,000 new jobs to North Minneapolis in the next five years.
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A 'sterling' example of our confusion!

A 'sterling' example of our confusion!Let me get my disclaimer out of the way first... The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) is a business organization. Our sole purpose is to improve the lives of Black people by actively working to change the market environment. We advocate for improvements in capital access, increased opportunity and the transfer of the skills necessary to successfully, and profitably compete in America's economy.
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FUNdraising Good Times: How to keep a fundraising job

FUNdraising Good Times: How to keep a fundraising jobPart two in a two part series.

We have seen nonprofit executive directors and college presidents pull their hair out over their relationship – or lack of a relationship – with their development staff. There are magic words development professionals say that pour gasoline on a slow smoldering fire. Here are a few.
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