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TRAVEL: Americans find business travel a welcome escape

TRAVEL: Americans find business travel a welcome escape(StatePoint) Each year Americans make more than 405 million long-distance business trips, according to Bureau of Transportation Statistics. While business trips have not traditionally been associated with relaxation, more and more often, travelers are finding ways to treat themselves while on the road.
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FUNdraising Good Times: Excuses: the scourge of nonprofit fundraising

FUNdraising Good Times: Excuses: the scourge of nonprofit fundraisingHow do we stop using excuses as a conversation starter, or icebreaker when starting a meeting? We all know people who start conversations by making excuses for why they are late, unprepared, and haven't completed what they committed to do. First comes the excuse; then comes a focus on the content of the excuse. A meeting to review fundraising progress can turn into a discussion of traffic, construction, family illnesses, the weather, and before you know it 15 minutes have passed.
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FUNdraising Good Times: You want to build a building?

FUNdraising Good Times: You want to build a building?Owning a building can be a turning point in the life of a nonprofit. A building represents positive attributes: permanence, ownership, longevity, visibility, stability, status and achievement. You can control your destiny, make improvements, and expand when needed. You have an asset to leverage for future projects. No one can make you move.
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PACER Center workshop will explore employment opportunities and assistance for young adults with disabilities

PACER Center workshop will explore employment opportunities and assistance for young adults with disabilitiesPACER Center is offering "Work is Possible: Understanding the Emerging Landscape of Employment," a free workshop for parents of transition-age youth (10th grade and older) with disabilities. It is on Thursday, June 18, 2015, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Burnhaven Library, 1100 W. County Road 42, in Burnsville, Minn. Advance registration is required.
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Minnesota Philanthropy Partners announces new leader

Minnesota Philanthropy Partners announces new leaderMinnesota Philanthropy Partners has named Eric J. Jolly, Ph.D., as its next president and chief executive officer.
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Best customer service ever

Best customer service ever"Customers want to be treated with respect. The day you stop talking to them like regular people is the day you lose touch and relevance. After that, you start losing customers," – Huffington Post, April 12, 2015.
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FUNdraising Good Times: Supporting fathers and fatherhood

FUNdraising Good Times: Supporting fathers and fatherhoodIt's time for Fathers' Day. Time to lift up fathers and fatherhood. And time to ask ourselves how we honor fathers in our daily lives, the work of our nonprofits, and through our business and public policies. News headlines spotlight the phenomenon "absent fathers," seeking to assign blame for the many challenges we face as a country and as communities.
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