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Aug 04th

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FUNdraising Good Times: Recommit to fundraising

FUNdraising Good Times: Recommit to fundraisingIs fundraising at the top of your to-do list for 2015? Are you ready to recommit to help ensure the vitality of your nonprofit or college? Will you sign your fundraising commitment form again? What?!? Your organization doesn't use one? Now is the time to change that. Here are three suggestions for how you can make a difference in your organization's fundraising.
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Bureau lists top ten scam schemes of 2014

Bureau lists top ten scam schemes of 2014Scammers 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.
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Jury duty scam courts new victims

Jury duty scam courts new victimsBetter 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.
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This year, resolve to get in the way

This year, resolve to get in the wayTimothy 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.
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FUNdraising Good Times: Media coverage: More than a press release

FUNdraising Good Times: Media coverage: More than a press releaseWill 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
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12 tips to help you take control of your finances

12 tips to help you take control of your financesAs you look back on 2014 (and more preceding years than you'd like to admit), it's clear that you could have done a better job of managing your finances.
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FUNdraising Good Times: Your 2015 secret to success: An assessment taskforce

FUNdraising Good Times: Your 2015 secret to success: An assessment taskforceWe 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?
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