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.
FUNdraising Good Times: Who is your ideal partner?
Monday, 02 June 2014 12:17
Mel and Pearl Shaw
How do you become a successful nonprofit fundraiser? What is the secret to success? An engaging personality, relationships, tenacity, creativity, sales ability and consistent follow through are some of the attributes of success fundraisers. Here's another: teamwork! Successful fundraisers don't go it alone: they always have a partner. It is flattering and humbling to be asked to play a role in raising funds for an organization you believe in. You can increase your chances of success by picking the right partner to work with.
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.