Timothy Houston's recent article in Insight News talks about getting in the way. What a humble, yet potent concept. He says, "Sometimes you have to find a way to get in the way." And he suggests we can do this as we "speak, march, stand, write or vote." Houston's is a wide angle view, a long range plan to solve age-old problems in our homes, workplaces, and communities. It's a plan that just might work.
FUNdraising Good Times: Media coverage: More than a press release
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 12:55
Mel and Pearl Shaw
Will 2015 be the year your nonprofit is highlighted in news stories and feature pieces? Will those who could benefit from the work of your organization read about you in the newspaper, see a story on TV, or listen to an interview on the radio? The media could "somehow" find out about your organization and decide to cover it. Or you could dedicate time and resources to cultivating media. Here are four things to consider when engaging the media in 2015
FUNdraising Good Times: Your 2015 secret to success: An assessment taskforce
Thursday, 08 January 2015 15:58
Mel and Pearl Shaw
We often start the new year with enthusiasm and high expectations, and yet by year-end so many of our great plans are unfulfilled. Will 2015 be another year of doing the same thing and expecting different results, or will this truly be a new year?
For recent college graduates, there's good news and bad news about the job market. First, the good news: Employment opportunities are on the rise. The bad news? Scammers are busy online trying to mislead and defraud job seekers of all ages. Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) reminds graduates that while eagerness to obtain an entry-level job is a good thing, it's important to be able to identify which online job postings are legitimate.
The holiday mistletoe, love songs, and New Year's Eve parties conjure up the allure – and the drama – of dating. Who are you dating? Who do you want to be dating? Who will you be dating in 2015? And, if you're married, how will you reaffirm your marriage in 2015?