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Jul 29th


Don't feed the monster

Don't feed the monster"I sound like I'm complaining, but I'm not." She had just ended a five minute rant about an ineffective boss, the bad weather and her tight schedule. She sounded like she was complaining, and she was.

Pearce named Harrison Executive Director

Pearce named Harrison Executive DirectorThe board of directors of the Harrison Neighborhood Association recently announced its new executive director, Shauen V. T. Pearce.

Job strategies for today's college grads

Job strategies for today's college gradsIntroduction

Many parents will celebrate their child's graduation from college this year. However, most parents are concerned that their children will not have a better life than they did.

FUNdraising Good Times: Graduating to a lifetime of giving

FUNdraising Good Times: Graduating to a lifetime of givingHappy 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.

The feedback loop

The feedback loopThis wasn't my idea. But I wish it were. It wasn't my friend Kirsten's idea, either, but is works so well that she has adopted it as her own. It's the Feedback Loop and HR Director Kirsten uses it "all the time," which means at work, at home, at dance class and anywhere she spends time with people who want to improve a skill or reach a goal.

Warren named Chief Administrative Officer of Greater Twin Cities United Way

Warren named Chief Administrative Officer of Greater Twin Cities United WayGreater Twin Cities United Way has hired Craig Warren as the organization's Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). As a member of the nonprofit's executive team, Warren will lead the Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology departments. He will oversee maximizing effectiveness, operating systems and work processes. Warren's long-term ties to United Way include his commitment as a donor and a former member of the Leadership Giving Cabinet. He begins his new position May 19, 2014.

Bonding Bill makes smart investments and creates jobs

Bonding Bill makes smart investments and creates jobsThe 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.
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