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Headwaters Foundation launches “The Emergency Fund for Black Lives”
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Headwaters Foundation launches “The Emergency Fund for Black Lives”

Headwaters Foundation for Justice is launching the Emergency Fund for Black Lives to provide grants to Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC). According to Headwaters, these two groups have inspired, mobilized and supported hundreds of community members to call out and change police violence against people of color. With an initial…

University of Minnesota supplier diversity increasing opportunities through sustainable strategies
Business

University of Minnesota supplier diversity increasing opportunities through sustainable strategies

The University of Minnesota Office for Business & Community Economic Development recently held its Development Matchmaker and Awards Luncheon. The Business Development Matchmaker was designed to provide networking opportunities to strengthen collaborations between the University of Minnesota, corporations and women, minorities and disabled business enterprises, also known as WMDBEs. Minority suppliers are the country’s fastest…

Daymond John: Do your homework
Business

Daymond John: Do your homework

[caption id="attachment_26021" align="alignleft"]daymond-johnDaymond John[/caption]On Tuesday, October 27, Urban Ventures – Center for Fathering hosted Daymond John for a community Q & A. I was fortunate to be part of the crowd. Mr. John is the creator of the very successful clothing line FUBU (“For us by us”) as well as COOGI and several other well-known brands. He is also featured as one the business professionals on the popular TV show Shark Tank. He is an entrepreneur and now a billionaire.

FUNdraising Good Times: Are you ready for year-end fundraising?
Business

FUNdraising Good Times: Are you ready for year-end fundraising?

[caption id="attachment_26007" align="alignleft"]stockvault-ferry-leaves-behind-the-trail147262stockvault.net[/caption]An important part of launching your year-end fundraising campaign is data. It’s not sexy, but it’s true. No matter how exciting your campaign may be, the question is this: who are you talking to?

We believe a nonprofit’s year-end fundraising should engage current and past supporters as well as new ones. We understand the excitement of designing a new campaign, using new technology, to engage new donors. Go for it! But don’t forget those who already know and support your organization. Here are four things that can help you engage those you already know.

FUNdraising Good Times: Can you afford to apply for a large grant?
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FUNdraising Good Times: Can you afford to apply for a large grant?

[caption id="attachment_25961" align="alignleft"]stockvault-taxes141516stockvault.net[/caption]Big money attracts big dreams. Imagine what your organization could do with a large sum of money. Large could be $25,000 or it could be $25 million. It all depends on your operating budget. Whether you say “yes” to big money, or turn down an opportunity can impact your organization – and community – for years to come. Learn three questions to ask before making a decision.

How vulnerable to hackers are mobile-payment apps?
Business

How vulnerable to hackers are mobile-payment apps?

logoMaking a purchase or other payment is not like it used to be.

These days, cash and credit cards aren’t the necessities they once were because alternative-payment options are just a tap or two away on a mobile device through apps such as Google Wallet, Apple Pay, Square, Levelup, Kash and PayPal.

FUNdraising Good Times: Stand Beside Her: Powerful advocacy
Business

FUNdraising Good Times: Stand Beside Her: Powerful advocacy

[caption id="attachment_25856" align="alignleft"]stockvault-standing-out-from-the-crowd179155stockvault.net[/caption]Stand Beside Her is an example of a powerful new advocacy campaign launched by Girl Scouts Heart of the South. This national campaign encourages women and girls to support each other. It’s a bold move to reduce comparisons and competition amongst women. The goal: changing our culture so every girl and woman can reach her fullest potential.

Wealth-Building Secrets from ‘America’s Rabbi’
Business

Wealth-Building Secrets from ‘America’s Rabbi’

[caption id="attachment_25828" align="alignleft"]stockvault-arrow-and-money-staircase---money-growth174490 2stockvault.net[/caption]Rabbi Daniel Lapin is an Orthodox Jewish Rabbi, who shares wealth-building principles directly from the Bible. He is an acclaimed author, speaker, radio talk show host and with his wife, Susan, hosts a daily television show. He is known worldwide as America’s Rabbi, a noted rabbinic scholar.

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