FUNdraising Good Times: Graduating to a lifetime of giving
Thursday, 22 May 2014 15:40
Mel and Pearl Shaw
Happy graduation! You did it! This column is for graduates and their families. We salute your commitment to your education, your future and the future of your family. Graduating from high school, community college, a technical training school, or a four year college or university is a big deal. No two ways about it. You are celebrating a milestone and the beginning of "what's next." We hope you will realize the economic and social benefits of your education. And we hope you will take the time to thank your family for their encouragement. It takes a lot of support to persist towards a degree and to graduate. And, as you well know, it takes money.
This wasn't my idea. But I wish it were. It wasn't my friend Kirsten's idea, either, but is works so well that she has adopted it as her own. It's the Feedback Loop and HR Director Kirsten uses it "all the time," which means at work, at home, at dance class and anywhere she spends time with people who want to improve a skill or reach a goal.
Warren named Chief Administrative Officer of Greater Twin Cities United Way
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 16:19
Greater Twin Cities United Way has hired Craig Warren as the organization's Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). As a member of the nonprofit's executive team, Warren will lead the Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology departments. He will oversee maximizing effectiveness, operating systems and work processes. Warren's long-term ties to United Way include his commitment as a donor and a former member of the Leadership Giving Cabinet. He begins his new position May 19, 2014.
Bonding Bill makes smart investments and creates jobs
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 16:12
The Minnesota Senate released the details of a $1.165 billion capital investment bill recently 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.
FUNdraising Good Times: Black men make giving easy and meaningful
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 16:07
Mel and Pearl Shaw
Part two of a two part series
African American men are pooling their money to create positive community change. The Ujima Legacy Fund brings together men who invest $1,100 and collectively increase their impact. Founder Reginald Gordon shares a few details so you can create a fund in your community. We pick up our interview with Gordon with a discussion about grantmaking.
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.