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New grantmaking guidelines for unrestricted and field of interest funds

The Saint Paul Foundation new grant guidelines highlight its continued commitment to the broad East Metro community. Rather than narrowing its grant guidelines to focus only on specific sectors or issues, The Saint Paul Foundation has revised its grant guidelines to better include and reflect the diversity and breadth of services that are critical for creating a vibrant East Metro community.

“Our new grant guidelines reflect the inter-connected nature of our community and philanthropy,” said Scott Jones, board chair of The Saint Paul Foundation. “Today, nonprofits do not typically operate in silos; they operate across sectors, and we have reflected this in our newly defined and broadly inclusive grant areas.”
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Specialize, prioritize and capitalize: How star performers stay on top

Specialize, prioritize and capitalize:  How star performers stay on top One characteristic common to top performers is an ability to set and reach their goals. They don’t have more time than anyone else; they share a clock with the rest of us, a straight-up 24 new hours every day. But they use those hours effectively and that ensures their success. Accomplished professionals know they can’t do it all. They learn to specialize, prioritize and then capitalize in order to succeed.

Dr. Anne Moore at Tria keeps my family’s aches and pains at bay --no small feat in a household comprised of avid athletes and old people. People trust Dr. Moore because first, they like her, and, importantly, she specializes: she focuses her professional time and energy on sports medicine. She might also have knowledge about music and art and staining a deck, but if she tried to be an authority on each of those topics, it would hinder her from becoming an expert in the area that matters most to her.
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MPS seeks to increase business opportunities

MPS seeks to increase business opportunitiesThe Minneapolis Board of Education on September 14 voted to implement a policy that will enhance equal employment and business opportunities for minorities, women and diverse communities. Policy 3310: Business Partner Diversity promotes the participation of businesses owned and operated by minorities, women and diverse communities in school district procurement and contracts for goods and services. The policy is a proactive effort of the Minneapolis Public School district to partner with and foster economic development in the Minneapolis community.
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Motivational quotes inspire and ignite

Motivational quotes inspire and igniteA recent discussion on LinkedIn asked, “What’s your favorite motivational quote?”  The responses were many and varied and interesting to share. Motivational quotes can keep us going when the going gets tough, inspire us to achieve more, or remind us to have some fun once in a while.  Sometimes, simply seeing a quote in front of you every day can actually make you believe something about yourself and your capabilities that you didn’t believe before. 

What’s written on your wall?  Are you motivated by practical, common-sense sayings, deep and thought-provoking quotes, or funny one-liners you can repeat to your friends?
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Minneapolis Public Schools seek to increase business opportunities for diverse enterprises

The Minneapolis Board of Education on September 14 voted to implement a policy that will enhance equal employment and business opportunities for minorities, women and diverse communities. Policy 3310: Business Partner Diversity promotes the participation of businesses owned and operated by minorities, women and diverse communities in school district procurement and contracts for goods and services. The policy is a proactive effort of the Minneapolis Public School district to partner with and foster economic development in the Minneapolis community.
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Finding Work Can Be Complicated… Finding the RIGHT Work Seems Impossible!

The Recession is Over!  Why is it still so hard to find a job?
Help Wanted Workshop presents:  Ready to work... Where do I start?
A dynamic, results-expected workshop for job seekers


Friday, October 22, 2010
9am to noon
At Benchmark Learning, 4510 West 77th Street, Edina, MN
$49

Job seekers today face sixty qualified competitors for every open position, overworked hiring managers desperate to find good help and complex new networking and job search technologies. 
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Klobuchar, Franken, McCollum, Ellison, Walz announce over $18 Million for Minnesota Small Businesses

Loans Will Create Nearly 100 New Jobs Statewide

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Reps. Betty McCollum, Keith Ellison, and Tim Walz (D-Minn.) announced that more than $18 million in loans will go to small businesses throughout Minnesota, helping many of them remain open and creating nearly 100 jobs. The loans, which will be overseen by the Small Business Administration, were made available by the Small Business Jobs Act passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in September.  

Nationally, $970 million in loans will be issued by local banks and guaranteed by the Small Business Administration.
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