FUNdraising Good Times: You want to build a building?
Thursday, 02 July 2015 14:58
Mel and Pearl Shaw
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.
PACER Center workshop will explore employment opportunities and assistance for young adults with disabilities
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 15:51
PACER 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.
"Customers want to be treated with respect. The day you stop talking to them like regular people is the day you lose touch and relevance. After that, you start losing customers," – Huffington Post, April 12, 2015.
FUNdraising Good Times: Supporting fathers and fatherhood
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:55
Mel and Pearl Shaw
It's time for Fathers' Day. Time to lift up fathers and fatherhood. And time to ask ourselves how we honor fathers in our daily lives, the work of our nonprofits, and through our business and public policies. News headlines spotlight the phenomenon "absent fathers," seeking to assign blame for the many challenges we face as a country and as communities.
Mariano Espinoza, Latino Community Specialist, is a 2015 recipient of the prestigious Ohtli Award from the Government of Mexico. Awarded annually, the Ohtli Award is the highest honor for a civilian living outside Mexico and acknowledges and celebrates the commitment, vision and impact of an individual on the Mexican or Latino community.
You've written the perfect proposal. You submitted it on time. Perhaps you carefully reviewed the guidelines and found that your organization is a perfect match for what the foundation is seeking to achieve through its grantmaking. Or maybe a program officer reached out and personally asked your organization to submit. Maybe your nonprofit or university has received consistent funding over the years, and you have submitted your annual request – on time, of course. But you haven't heard a word.