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FUNdraising Good Times: Start by asking "why?"

Part three of three part series on transformational giving

Do major gifts to nonprofits fall from the sky, or are they more typically the result of deep commitment, relationships, and the ability to use the tools and data available to nonprofits? We asked Barbara Pierce, founder of Transformative Giving, about how donor research supports transformational giving.
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Strolling down the beauty aisles

Strolling down the beauty aislesWhen it comes to looking good, staying on top of your game, and making sure your pursuit of beauty is on point, you know the African-American community has that covered. Nielsen's latest insights highlight hair and skin beauty purchases and behavior, by the numbers among African-Americans and other ethnic groups in the U.S. and Canada in a recent NielsenWire Post titled Looking Good: Appealing to Ethnic Consumers in the Beauty Aisle.
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FUNdraising Good Times: Are you interested in your donors, or their money?

FUNdraising Good Times: 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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