Tuesday, 01 September 2015 11:24
Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist
Money and credit are two items that affect nearly everyone. We earn, spend and sometimes save money. But it seems nearly inevitable that the need for credit arises and efforts to retire it become debt that can hang around longer than a bad penny.
When is the right time to solicit a gift from a current donor? Do you send a letter once a year and hope for a gift? That's one strategy. Some nonprofits believe it is a good one. Their logic: "we don't want our donors to feel we're always asking for a gift" Here's our guidance: begin the solicitation process when you say "thank you."
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:52
Mel and Pearl Shaw
We noticed that people – including ourselves – talk about "worthy" causes. In many ways the phrase is a "seal of approval." Yet what's "worthy" to one person or group, isn't necessarily "worthy" to another. The phrase assumes shared values, but doesn't always make clear what those values are, or why the cause is worthy.
Saving receipts can mean valuable tax benefits when shopping for back to school
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 16:33
It's about time to start back to school shopping. This year, don't forget to save your school supply receipts. The Minnesota Department of Revenue is reminding parents that most school supplies could qualify for valuable K-12 tax benefits on their 2015 Minnesota return.