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.
Sen. Champion: 2014 Bonding Bill makes smart investments/create jobs
Thursday, 08 May 2014 15:31
The Minnesota Senate released the details of a $1.165 billion capital investment bill on Monday 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: Fundraising reports: clarity or obfuscation?
Monday, 05 May 2014 14:40
Mel and Pearl Shaw
Fundraising reports can clearly communicate progress towards agreed upon goals and milestones. They can also take a lot of time to produce. They can be confusing. They can have too much detail, or too little. They can engage and energize. They can also obfuscate.
Minneapolis approves $200,000 in Grow North funding
Monday, 05 May 2014 14:34
On Friday, April 25, the Minneapolis City of Council approved $200,000 in Grow North funding and a Tax Increment Financing package of $451,500 to support the DC Group's expansion in North Minneapolis. The DC Group plans to renovate and expand its facility located at 1977 West River Road, Minneapolis. DC Group, a 2013 "Best in Business" award recipient from the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, is the first recipient of Grow North program funding. The City investments are expected to assist in bringing 33 new jobs to North Minneapolis with 15 of the jobs targeted to local Northside residents. Minneapolis has set a goal of attracting 1,000 new jobs to North Minneapolis in the next five years.