Volunteer coordinators who think they have a hard time recruiting for their particular nonprofit have nothing on Russel Balenger. Read more… By Scott Russell
Qwest executives got an earful from retirees and shareholders yesterday for cutting retiree benefits the same year it awarded $14 million in severance to its outgoing CEO Dick Notebaert. Read more…
As we fill up for the Memorial Day weekend, should we blame this unhappy state of affairs on Minnesota’s rising gas tax? Sure, if it makes you feel better. Read more… By Dave Beal
The cost of making nearly everything seems to be going up these days. Not so for Spam. Read more…
Compared to the federal government and private business, charitable organizations seem to rate favorably in the public eye. Read more… By Scott Russell
If we’re being more careful about what we throw in the cart at stores these days, it makes sense that most of us probably aren’t splurging on leather jackets. And that looks to be the case. Read more…
Throughout the last few centuries, people would meet and exchange trade, social, or what we now know as business cards, ensuring they could re-connect with one another if there were any interest or need in doing so again.By Steve Borsch
We’ve been spending less money lately on stuff we don’t need, and that’s bad news for Target. Read more…
Today marks the debut of a quick-read daily feature that will highlight news and trends about businesses in Minnesota.
Last year, a donor offered Simpson Housing Services a $10,000 gift to create an endowment to help recently homeless families get beds, bedding and other basics for their apartments.
As a baby boomer, I found the insights offered about my generation at a recent conference a bit embarrassing. Read more… By Scott Russell
If one had any doubt about the intensity of our state’s information technology and Internet community, one only had to be anywhere inside the U’s Coffman Union on Saturday for the third annual Minnebar “unconference” (part of an international phenom
The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (ILC) is eyeing a name change. The nonprofit’s name might sound too official, its logo look too official, giving immigrants the impression it’s a government agency. For some, that can be a trust buster.
Worried about the looming nonprofit leadership shortage as baby boomers retire? Here are two names to ease your mind: Eric Larsen and Brian Peterson. Read more… By Scott Russell
Need a few things to worry about?Here are some suggestions, courtesy of John Micklethwait: Protectionism, global warming, religious zealotry, lack of world leadership, rising economic disparities, overwrought fear of China, opposition to immigration
For the first time since 1997, the Minnesota Council on Foundations has published a report on capital and endowment fundraising campaigns among the state’s nonprofits. Read more… By Scott Russell
In a recent post, I wrote about a new Internal Revenue Service requirement that small nonprofits ($25,000 or less in receipts) file an annual e-postcard.
Roger Conant, who spoke first at a forum Monday evening to discuss the subprime crisis, got right to the point. The nation, he said, is in the midst of a gigantic transfer of wealth from Main Street to Wall Street. Read more…
Small tax-exempt nonprofits historically have flown under the Internal Revenue Service’s radar, but that’s changing. Read more… By Scott Russell
The Charities Review Council is changing its accountability measures and some of the proposed standards could become hot potatoes in the nonprofit community. Read more… By Scott Russell