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Nov 30th


FUNdraising Good Times: What you need to know to 'make the ask'

How do you ask someone to make a gift to a nonprofit that you believe in? What do you say? When do you ask? What if the person says "yes?" What if she says "no?"

Take time to recharge

For many, the end of March is the beginning of Spring Break. School's out and families are forced to find a way to get through five or more days of alternative child care arrangements. But maybe the best arrangements you can make are for days off work. Whether you go away or stay and play, taking a break from work is good for you.

Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota offers job training, credits, employment support

Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota has immediate openings in job training classes in several industries. The programs prepare individuals for new careers by teaching job skills, job searching and interviewing techniques; earning certifications, credits or CEUs; and providing ongoing employment and support services. Scholarships are available for training if certain enrollment and eligibility criteria are met.

Zero and Counting

Zero and CountingAre you a Zero-TV household? No, I don't mean restricting the kids' TV viewing to the weekends or until after they've completed homework. I mean – do you watch TV the traditional way or on any of the growing techy options available to us? So many of us are watching video content on our phones, computers, or tablets, that Nielsen designates this group of consumers: Zero-TV Households. This consumer segment is so significant; it will soon be included in our measured samples.

FUNdraising Good Times The Power of Women Fundraisers

Women are role models in so many sectors of our economy, and the nonprofit sector is no exception. In honor of women's history month we salute women who step up to the challenge of raising money for nonprofit organizations and institutions they believe in. Their leadership and vision impact the lives of individuals, families, communities, regions and our nation as a whole.

SBA Deputy said to go "Beyond the Call of Duty" for Black businesses

SBA Deputy said to go ( - It is a story that has unfolded all too often. The owner of a small business finds it simply impossible to pull through the torturous economy. The doors shut or the website shuts down and another business venture comes to a close.

Northeast Bank: Zach J. Neuman promoted

Northeast Bank: Zach J. Neuman promotedNortheast Bank announced the promotion of Zach J. Neuman, a resident of St. Louis Park, MN to Assistant Vice President - Credit Department at the Minneapolis office. Neuman joined Northeast Bank in 2010 with six years of community banking experience working as a Credit Analyst, Relationship Credit Analyst, and Commercial Lender/Assistant Vice President. Neuman is currently in charge of managing the Loan Operations Department, in addition to his credit analyst responsibilities. Neuman was honored with Northeast Bank's "Rookie of the Year" award in December 2011.
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