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Sep 02nd

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FUNdraising Good Times: Who gives the most? – individuals!

FUNdraising Good Times: Who gives the most? – individuals!The numbers are in: Americans gave an estimated $358.38 billion to charity in 2014. That's 7.1 percent over 2013, and the fifth year in a row that giving increased. Individuals – that's you and me – continue to give an estimated 90% of all gifts. Here's how it breaks out: individual gifts represented $258.51 billion (72% of the total). That's you – your tithes and offerings at church, your online gifts, support for walkathons, the checks you write, stocks you transfer – every $25 gift and every $2.5 million gift. We also gave $28.13 billion through bequests – the money left to charities in your family members' wills. Finally, those with the ability to give to foundations gave another $41.62 billion.
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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation announces $1 million grant from Walmart

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation announces $1 million grant from WalmartThe grant will support the CBCF's Emerging Leaders Interns for the next three years

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) announced that Walmart donated a $1 million grant to support African-American students in its Emerging Leaders Internship Program. The grant will support 25 interns each year over the next three years, ensuring that the next generation of leaders will be represented in public service careers. To date, more than 1200 young leaders have participated in the CBCF's Leadership Institute for Public Service.
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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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