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Feb 09th


When is it time to replace that old energy-hog refrigerator?

Many refrigerators and freezers will continue to operate for 15-20 years or even longer. But whether or not these appliances are really working efficiently is another question. It is probably time to replace your old energy-hog refrigerator when it becomes too expensive to operate.

Computer Issues? How to Help Your Help Desk

After a long morning on the phone with the Help Desk, it is surprising that people on sidewalks are not hit over the head more often by computers (and phones) flying out of windows. I wanted to this morning. I really did. But that would be an expensive way to litter, a poor way to problem solve and a good way to find myself out on the same sidewalk looking for new work. Therefore, I did the next best thing... I looked for ways to become part of the solution.

Are you interested in your donors, or their money?

Part two of two part series on Transformational giving

Why does one nonprofit receive $1,000 from a donor when another receives $1 million? What is the difference between fundraising and the process of securing transformational gifts? To get some answers we talked with Barbara Pierce, founder of Transformative Giving.

Business Profile: Elsa's doesn't sleep

Business Profile: Elsa's doesn't sleepElsa's House of Sleep, the Twin Cities' oldest Black-owned furniture business, has survived light rail construction and its share of economic downturns, but despite it all, the business has excelled and has since expanded into Minneapolis.

Transformational giving: No vision, no gifts

Transformational giving: No vision, no giftsPhilanthropy makes front page news with the announcement of large, transformational gifts. Think Bill Gates. Oprah Winfrey. Warren Buffet. With the news comes the question “What would it take for us to receive such a gift?” This two-part series seeks to provide insights that can help nonprofits begin a conversation that may itself be transformational.

Tax tips for summer jobs

Summer jobs offer students the opportunity to make money and learn some important life lessons about the working world, including taxes. 

Comcast Foundation awards leadership grants

Comcast Foundation awards leadership grantsA group of area high school seniors was awarded Comcast Foundation Leadership Grants.
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