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FUNdraising Good Times: Community fundraising success: $55 million new senior residence and center
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FUNdraising Good Times: Community fundraising success: $55 million new senior residence and center

By Mel and Pearl Shaw – Do not underestimate the vision, power and tenacity of grassroots community organizations. We have seen first-hand how a well-defined vision can transform a community and the lives of its residents. This month Bayview Senior Services, located in one of San Francisco’s last African American communities, celebrates the grand opening…

1313FUNdraising Good Times: NUSA Conference 2016
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1313FUNdraising Good Times: NUSA Conference 2016

How to define goals and direction within volunteer-led organizations We recently had the opportunity to facilitate a workshop at the 41st Neighborhood USA Conference (NUSA) in Memphis, Tennessee. Participants came from as far as Alaska and Japan. Memphis bustled with energy from these dedicated community activists, and the estimated $750,000 economic impact they made on…

Greater Twin Cities United Way names Leslie Wright director of Community Engagement
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Greater Twin Cities United Way names Leslie Wright director of Community Engagement

Greater Twin Cities United Way announced the hiring of Leslie Wright as director of Community Engagement. Stepping into the role of director of Community Engagement, Leslie Wright is a member of United Way’s Community Impact Leadership Team. She oversees the nonprofit’s outreach efforts to communities of color, strategic development and management of the Culturally Specific…

FUNdraising Good Times: Wearing many hats is not bad
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FUNdraising Good Times: Wearing many hats is not bad

By Mel and Pearl Shaw – “We wear a lot of hats around here.” This is a common refrain at many small and medium-sized nonprofits. It’s even true amongst larger nonprofits that are under-resourced. Sometimes it’s said with pride. Other times it is followed by a sigh that signals fatigue. We understand both sentiments. If…

Knutson Alliance Program (KAP) a unique business solution
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Knutson Alliance Program (KAP) a unique business solution

Knutson Construction recently launched a new program to support contracting opportunities and development of minority subcontractors. The firm’s Knutson Alliance Program (KAP), was created and will be managed by Ramona Wilson, Knutson Construction Director of Diversity. Wilson said minority subcontractors often are not able to get the work from general contractors because they may not…

Northside Housing Fair Relaunches March 12th
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Northside Housing Fair Relaunches March 12th

The Cleveland Neighborhood Association is excited to relaunch the Northside Housing Fair on March 12th to connect north Minneapolis residents with resources to meet their housing related needs. The Housing Fair will be a one-stop-shop for every housing related resource north Minneapolis residents might be looking for. From contractors to loan programs, legal to neighborhood…

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