Scammers tried out some new tricks in 2014, but stuck with some old "classics," as well. Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota ® (BBB) looks back on 2014 and offers an informal list of the top ten scams from last year.
Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota ® (BBB) is warning the public about a jury duty scam which, regrettably, never goes out of style. Though most adults are aware they may be called for jury duty, not everyone is familiar with the bureaucracy surrounding this process; the exact manner in which people are summoned for jury duty. People also know that jury duty is both a civic duty and mandatory. Scammers, meanwhile, look to profit off situations where uncertainty exists.
Timothy Houston's recent article in Insight News talks about getting in the way. What a humble, yet potent concept. He says, "Sometimes you have to find a way to get in the way." And he suggests we can do this as we "speak, march, stand, write or vote." Houston's is a wide angle view, a long range plan to solve age-old problems in our homes, workplaces, and communities. It's a plan that just might work.
FUNdraising Good Times: Media coverage: More than a press release
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 12:55
Mel and Pearl Shaw
Will 2015 be the year your nonprofit is highlighted in news stories and feature pieces? Will those who could benefit from the work of your organization read about you in the newspaper, see a story on TV, or listen to an interview on the radio? The media could "somehow" find out about your organization and decide to cover it. Or you could dedicate time and resources to cultivating media. Here are four things to consider when engaging the media in 2015
FUNdraising Good Times: Your 2015 secret to success: An assessment taskforce
Thursday, 08 January 2015 15:58
Mel and Pearl Shaw
We often start the new year with enthusiasm and high expectations, and yet by year-end so many of our great plans are unfulfilled. Will 2015 be another year of doing the same thing and expecting different results, or will this truly be a new year?
For recent college graduates, there's good news and bad news about the job market. First, the good news: Employment opportunities are on the rise. The bad news? Scammers are busy online trying to mislead and defraud job seekers of all ages. Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) reminds graduates that while eagerness to obtain an entry-level job is a good thing, it's important to be able to identify which online job postings are legitimate.