Unfortunately, Dane missed out on a job offer this week after what he thought was a pretty good phone interview. Said the manager, "Overall good background, mostly relevant to what we are seeking." So far, so good. His background made him right for the job; that wasn't the obstacle.
The Thanksgiving holiday is right around the corner, and some retailers have already announced at least some of their Black Friday deals. Though more and more stores are opening their doors to shoppers on Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving – Black Friday – will remain one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is offering advice for people making plans to capitalize on Black Friday savings offers.
FUNdraising Good Times: How to solicit a gift for a nonprofit
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 16:29
Mel and Pearl Shaw
It's time to ask, but just exactly what do you say?
As the year comes to a close nonprofits look to board members, volunteers and donors to ask their friends, family members and colleagues to consider making a meaningful gift. You may have the internal fortitude to overcome your fear of asking (read, fear of rejection), but what exactly do you say and do?
Does anyone write thank you notes anymore? Yes, they do. They don't often lick a stamp or seal the envelope with wax, but most people do still take the time to say "Thank you" to those who do something nice for them.
Africa.com CEO Teresa Clarke appointed to the president's new advisory council on doing business in Africa
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 16:11
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced Africa.com CEO Teresa Clarke is among the 15 private sector leaders who have been appointed to the newly established President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA).
Nielsen 2014 holiday forecast shows multicultural consumers will drive increased spending this season
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 13:29
New York, NY -- Multicultural consumers are expected to drive this year's increase in holiday spending with African-Americans making up the largest percentage of the increase, according to the 2014 Holiday Sales Forecast released today by Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights.
FUNdraising Good Times: Year end giving: It's not too late
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 13:25
Mel and Pearl Shaw
Crazy as it seems 2015 is knocking at the door. Yes, we still need to celebrate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and New Years Eve. But, really, 2015 is almost here. And the question is: how is your nonprofit fundraising? Whether you are an employee or a board member, here are a few steps you can take today to change your yearend financial outcomes.