FUNdraising Good Times: Five thought provoking questions to ask job candidates
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 14:46
Mel and Pearl Shaw
Need a magic cure for nonprofit fundraising blues? Hire fundraising staff. That's it. Problem solved. Time to get back to what we were focusing on before we "got sidetracked" into all this fundraising. Ah.... if only that were the case.
FUNdraising Good Times: Butterfly effect: Gifting butterfly grants
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 14:27
Mel and Pearl Shaw
This is what we've heard – when a butterfly flaps its wings it can start a hurricane on the other side of the world. The idea being that a tiny movement can initiate unanticipated activities. We hope you will join us in a burgeoning butterfly movement of unintended positive consequences.
Don’t be fooled, phone scams continue to be serious threat nationwide
Thursday, 09 April 2015 14:02
WASHINGTON — The tax filing deadline is less than two weeks away, and the Internal Revenue Service has already received 90 million individual tax returns – roughly three out of five returns expected to be received in 2015.
Challenging finances and what feels like an onslaught of "bad press" can be part of the nonprofit experience. Addressing these is what leadership is all about. Keep an eye to the future, talk with your donors and stakeholders, and find a game-changing way to engage the community. This is the story of Regional One Health and its foundation.
Don't be fooled, phone scams continue to be serious threat nationwide
Thursday, 02 April 2015 15:41
WASHINGTON —The IRS warns taxpayers not to be fooled by the tricks scammers use to take advantage of those they target. Scammers use fake names, provide bogus IRS badge numbers and alter caller ID numbers to make it look like the IRS is calling.
Healthcare is always in the news: advances in healthcare technology, groundbreaking research, and healthcare disparities are just a few. Yet there's one story we rarely hear: the role of hospital or medical center related healthcare foundations. These foundations play important roles in communities across the country, bringing together leadership, vision, money and initiative to help improve the delivery of healthcare.
Association of Fundraising Professionals – MN Chapter now accepting nominations for National Philanthropy Day
Monday, 30 March 2015 15:44
The Association of Fundraising Professionals – MN Chapter is seeking nominations for the annual National Philanthropy Day awards. Minnesotans who make a difference as leaders, nonprofit professionals, philanthropists and volunteers will be recognized at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon at 11:30 am on November 20, 2015, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul (soon-to-be named the InterContinental Hotel) by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Minnesota Chapter (AFP Minnesota).