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Nov 24th


FUNdraising Good Times: Fundraising needs to be front and center

FUNdraising Good Times: Fundraising needs to be front and centerThe first 16 days of October were a demonstration of "governing by crisis." The federal government was shut down, hundreds of thousands of government employees were furloughed; small businesses, nonprofits, and individuals were impacted in ways big and small; and the business of governing was brought to a standstill because Congress could not pass a budget.

Professor impacts Black entrepreneurs outside of the classroom

Professor impacts Black entrepreneurs outside of the classroomAtlanta, GA ( – Devin Robinson, widely known for his activism in the beauty supply business continues to use his experience for a broader audience of blacks. In 2007, he founded Beauty Supply Institute to train aspiring store owners how to run a successful store after writing the book, Taking it Back: How to Become a Successful Black Beauty Supply Store Owner. The book sold over 25,000 copies in its first year with no major publishing deal. He did it with the help of the Michael Baisden show, where he acted as a quarterly subject matter commentator.

Coaching: The job interview tune-up

Coaching: The job interview tune-upSome call it coaching. Some call it criticism. Whatever. Like vaccinations and weekday morning workouts, if it's supposed to be helpful, it's probably going to hurt... just a little. But it's worth it. Last week, Bella came into my office with excellent qualifications. And a typo-filled resume. And a letter of recommendation dated 1993. When the bleeding is coming from every orifice, where to start to stop it?

Get ready for the year end

Get ready for the year endFUNdraising Good Times

Are you and the nonprofits you are involved with ready for the year end? Many nonprofits seek to raise a meaningful percentage of their funds during the last two months of the year. Planning usually begins in August, but it is not too late to make a plan and implement it.

FUNdraising Good Times: The time has come!

FUNdraising Good Times: The time has come!The Affordable Care Act is here! Knowing that nonprofits play a key role in connecting people to services we asked a few questions of Dr. Clarence Davis, Medical Director, Government Business with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee.

Linked 4 Leadership: An African American leadership experience

Linked 4 Leadership: An African American leadership experienceThe Minneapolis - St. Paul Chapter of the Links, Incorporated begins its recruiting efforts for the second year of the leadership program 'Linked4Leadership.' Links, Incorporated is now soliciting candidates who will link to success in this program and whatever endeavors they wish to pursue.

Is this bothering anybody?

Is this bothering anybody?Is it okay to hang a photo of a naked person in a cubicle at work? What if the naked person is holding a computer in a strategically effective way? What if the photo is an advertisement? What if it is obviously a vintage advertisement, with no relevance to today's people or culture? What if it's in a cubicle that clients never walk by or see? Then is it okay?

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