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STEP-UP announces 2015 Employer, Intern and Supervisor of the Year Awards at 12th Annual Intern graduation event

STEP-UP announces 2015 Employer, Intern and Supervisor of the Year Awards at 12th Annual Intern graduation eventThe Minneapolis STEP-UP youth employment program announced the recipients of the 2015 STEP-UP Employer of the Year, 2015 STEP-UP Intern of the Year, and 2015 STEP-UP Supervisor of the Year awards.
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FUNdraising Good Times: When do you re-solicit?

FUNdraising Good Times: When do you re-solicit?When is the right time to solicit a gift from a current donor? Do you send a letter once a year and hope for a gift? That's one strategy. Some nonprofits believe it is a good one. Their logic: "we don't want our donors to feel we're always asking for a gift" Here's our guidance: begin the solicitation process when you say "thank you."
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FUNdraising Good Times: What is a worthy cause?

FUNdraising Good Times: What is a worthy cause?We noticed that people – including ourselves – talk about "worthy" causes. In many ways the phrase is a "seal of approval." Yet what's "worthy" to one person or group, isn't necessarily "worthy" to another. The phrase assumes shared values, but doesn't always make clear what those values are, or why the cause is worthy.
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Saving receipts can mean valuable tax benefits when shopping for back to school

Saving receipts can mean valuable tax benefits when shopping for back to schoolIt's about time to start back to school shopping. This year, don't forget to save your school supply receipts. The Minnesota Department of Revenue is reminding parents that most school supplies could qualify for valuable K-12 tax benefits on their 2015 Minnesota return.
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FUNdraising Good Times: Nonprofit fundraising values

FUNdraising Good Times: Nonprofit fundraising valuesValues are at the heart of a nonprofit and its operations. Our question to readers: what are your fundraising values?
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FUNdraising Good Times: Three more things you need to know before writing a proposal

FUNdraising Good Times: Three more things you need to know before writing a proposalLast week's column focused on six basic things you should know before writing a proposal. With this column, we address three more nuanced things to consider.

Some nonprofits create a "boiler plate" proposal and send it out to as many foundations and corporations as possible, hoping to "get a hit." That is one strategy, and sometimes it is appropriate. Making small modifications to a standard proposal is efficient, particularly when seeking to secure sponsorships and smaller grants. In general, we suggest a more targeted approach.
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Robert L. Johnson: The "Urban Movie Channel" interview

Robert L. Johnson: The Robert L. "Bob" Johnson is the Founder and Chairman of The RLJ Companies, an innovative business network that owns or holds interests in businesses operating in hotel real estate, private equity, consumer financial services, asset management, automobile dealerships, sports and entertainment, and video lottery terminal (VLT) gaming.
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