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Corporate philanthropy’s balancing act: charity vs. PR

Corporate foundations want charitable dollars to do double-duty: one is community betterment, a selfless goal; the other is public relations, a self-serving goal. Read more… By Scott Russell 

Nonprofit leaders advised to stand up, speak out

Ruth McCambridge, editor-in-chief of the Boston-based Nonprofit Quarterly, told a roomful of Minnesota nonprofit leaders this week that one big challenge they face is speaking their truth to the funders. Read more…

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Every big company or institution shares a fundamental problem: They’re so organized in silos that access to the wealth of opportunities and resources they <em>could</em> offer is minimized.

State law requires some nonprofits to register voters

Here’s a surprising nugget from the pages of Minnesota election law. If a nonprofit organization receives state funding to provide services, it is required to help with voter registration. Read more… By Scott Russell 

Scott McClellan’s publisher makes waves, too

Scott McClellan, who left his gig as President Bush’s press secretary in April of 2006, charges in his new tell-all memoir that the president was not forthright about the Iraq War and positioned himself in a permanent campaign mode that limited his