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Oct 20th

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FUNdraising Good Times: Five things to consider before you accept a fundraising position

FUNdraising Good Times: Five things to consider before you accept a fundraising positionThe possibility of a new position as a fund development or fundraising professional brings excitement and anticipation. A new position could mean the opportunity to "finally" put one's professional skills to use. Maybe with a new position there will be greater opportunities to implement best practices and to meet – or even exceed – goals. Maybe, and maybe not. There are so many variables that impact a professional's ability to work his or her craft, most of which are beyond their control. If you are considering a new position don't let the allure of "greener pastures" keep you from researching your potential employer. Here are five things to consider before accepting a fundraising position.
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FUNdraising Good Times: So you want to launch an ice-bucket challenge of your own...

FUNdraising Good Times: So you want to launch an ice-bucket challenge of your own...Last week we focused on the excitement – and revenue! – generated by the ALS Foundation's "ice bucket challenge." We're talking millions and millions of dollars. And we imagine your nonprofit organization or college is thinking "why didn't we think of that?!" Or maybe a board member has approached your executive or development director with a request launch your own challenge.
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Car Review: 2015 Dodge Challenger

Car Review: 2015 Dodge ChallengerPORTLAND, Ore. – We came to the City of Roses to test drive the 2015 Dodge Challenger. But that was really a misnomer. Yes, we drove the Challenger, well three of them, but the real news here was brand expansion rooted in horsepower.
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FUNdraising Good Times: Ice Bucket Challenge: It's contagious

FUNdraising Good Times: Ice Bucket Challenge: It's contagiousIn the heat of summer having a bucket of ice water thrown on you may not be a bad thing. It's a phenomenon that's sweeping the nation – contagious fundraising spurred on by social media, sports celebrities, television hosts, movie stars and international performers. Everyone – it seems – is in on it. Well, except for the two of us. We are enjoying the summer heat with no ice water – but we're giving to ALS anyway. Here's the reason: we want to be "in with the in crowd."
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What's so great about Millennials?

What's so great about Millennials?Millennial, noun, meaning person reaching adulthood around the year 2000. There are about 80 million of them and although they are working for you now, you just might be working for them someday soon. Are you open to the changes this generation is bringing to the workplace? Do you wish they were more like you? Maybe other generations should strive to be more like them. Here are a few of their highlights.
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FUNdraising Good Times: Leading by example

FUNdraising Good Times: Leading by exampleHave you heard about Raymond Burse, the newly appointed interim-president of Kentucky State University who voluntarily reduced his salary by 25% in order to ensure that all university employees would make a minimum hourly wage of $10.25? That's right, this HBCU president gave up a total of $90,125 so that 24 employees– some of whom were making $7.25 an hour – could receive a wage increase. On top of this he has pledged to give up additional salary to ensure no future employees make less than $10.25. He initiated the proposal to the university's board of trustees and they made the changes to his compensation package.
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Project DIVA's Back to School Teen Fashion Show

Project DIVA's Back to School Teen Fashion ShowProject DIVA held a Back to School Teen Fashion Show at the Capri Theater (2027 West Broadway Ave.) to both celebrate the beginning of a new school year and to kick-off the grand opening for its new boutique, called Raiding a DIVA's Closet, in north Minneapolis.
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