Tuesday, 17 June 2014 15:45
Starla Muhammad, Special to the NNPA from The Final Call
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Blacks have to look at entrepreneurship and business differently to develop and grow successful companies. This reality was a central theme presented by various panelists and presenters at this year's Black Enterprise Conference and Expo held in downtown Columbus.
WEST BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Hyundai stopped just short of calling its redesigned 2015 Genesis a luxury performance sedan. The Korean automaker opted to call the car a midsize premium sedan. Nonetheless, Hyundai said that German luxury brands as well as Lexus and the newly resurgent Cadillac are the Genesis' main competitors. In order to really compete with midsize offerings from other luxury automakers, the new sedan has to offer a bunch of comforts and engineering prowess.
Fundraising Good Times: How to sabotage your fundraising: Potholes to look out for
Monday, 16 June 2014 16:27
Mel and Pearl Shaw
Fundraising is about asking for money. That's the common perception. But is it the truth? Here's what we have learned from our extensive work with nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, individual donors, program officers and foundation executives: fundraising is about much more than asking for money. Individual solicitations, proposal submissions, 5K runs, and galas are methods and tactics. Behind these are the fundamentals of your nonprofit's business. These fundamentals often influence giving and the amount of a gift.
Fundraising Good Times: The important role of an RFP
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 15:40
Mel and Pearl Shaw
Nonprofit organizations often secure the services of fundraising related consultants and contractors to support operations and growth. Services may be needed to supplement the expertise of current staff, to add specific skill set for a limited amount of time, or because it is more cost effective to contract for services than to hire full-time employees.
For the lonely few Minnesotans still watching the Stanley Cup hockey Playoffs, have you noticed the overtimes? Out of 88 playoff games so far, 23 have ended in extra minutes played. These professional skaters train to peak at about this time each season, and train to play about the same three periods every game. So what happens when teams are called on repeatedly to work overtime? Some perform well and win; the others, well, they lose.