Professor impacts Black entrepreneurs outside of the classroom
Thursday, 31 October 2013 12:07
Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) – 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.
Some 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?
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.
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 15:03
Mel and Pearl Shaw
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
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 14:57
The 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 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?
FUNdraising Good Times: Encouraged and Optimistic: African American Philanthropy & Museums
Monday, 07 October 2013 13:17
Mel and Pearl Shaw
"If you build it they will come... good business model?" Part three of a three part series
The African American and African Diaspora museums and cultural institutions that have emerged across the United States are a testimony to perseverance. At the same time they, like many other cultural institutions, face many challenges. Nonprofit CEO, capacity building consultant, master strategist and cultural arts worker Grace C. Stanislaus recently shared her perspectives on African American and African Diaspora giving, philanthropy, and the role of cultural and arts institutions.