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New Office of Equity in Procurement will help ensure diversity in state government contracts

New Office of Equity in Procurement will help ensure diversity in state government contractsMinnesota is taking tangible steps to ensure equity in state contracting; helping businesses owned by women, veterans, minorities, and individuals with disabilities access opportunities to do business with the state, so says the state's top lawmaker.
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FUNdraising Good Times: Summer writing: Get a head start on funding proposals

FUNdraising Good Times: Summer writing: Get a head start on funding proposalsSummer reading is highlighted in Oprah and other magazines each year. A good read is great to enjoy on the beach or curled up on a lawn chair. But what about a good summer write? That's right –start writing now to help the money come in at the end of the year, or perhaps next spring. That's how it's done. Writing proposals now prevents future complaints such as "how can I write that proposal in just three days?" It's called planning ahead.
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FUNdraising Good Times: Hear ye! Hear ye!: Sharing the vision

FUNdraising Good Times: Hear ye! Hear ye!: Sharing the visionHow does your nonprofit report on its work? How do you share your vision, work and impact? Do you send an email? Create an annual report? What about an annual meeting that brings together your stakeholders? Are you up to it? Can you make the time? Our perspective: how can you not afford the time?
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FUNdraising Good Times: Defining customer service for nonprofits

FUNdraising Good Times: Defining customer service for nonprofitsHow do you measure customer service? Can a nonprofit organization, college or university use the same processes that a retail business would use?
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West Broadway organizations employ 400 North Minneapolis youth this summer

West Broadway organizations employ 400 North Minneapolis youth this summerNorth Minneapolis is home to the highest concentration of people under the age of 20 in all of Minneapolis.
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1,600 City of Minneapolis STEP-UP interns start their first day of work at 230 local companies and nonprofits

1,600 City of Minneapolis STEP-UP interns start their first day of work at 230 local companies and nonprofitsThe Minneapolis youth employment program, STEP-UP, kicked off its 12th summer with 1,600 Minneapolis youth and young adults ages 14-21 starting their paid summer internships at 230 participating government agencies, nonprofits and corporations throughout the Twin Cities metro area.
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FUNdraising Good Times: Who gives the most? – individuals!

FUNdraising Good Times: Who gives the most? – individuals!The numbers are in: Americans gave an estimated $358.38 billion to charity in 2014. That's 7.1 percent over 2013, and the fifth year in a row that giving increased. Individuals – that's you and me – continue to give an estimated 90% of all gifts. Here's how it breaks out: individual gifts represented $258.51 billion (72% of the total). That's you – your tithes and offerings at church, your online gifts, support for walkathons, the checks you write, stocks you transfer – every $25 gift and every $2.5 million gift. We also gave $28.13 billion through bequests – the money left to charities in your family members' wills. Finally, those with the ability to give to foundations gave another $41.62 billion.
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