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Client Spotlight: Shanta Link’s Somali Youth Mental Health Program

March 3rd, 2016 Uncategorized

Shanta Link is a Twin Cities based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the greatest needs and challenges facing youth in the Somali community through education, financial assistance, mentorship opportunities, and grassroots-level engagement on cultural issues. Founded by several Somali-American friends in 2013, Shanta Link is run entirely by volunteers. In 2015, Shanta Link received its first […]

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Services Spotlight: Training Sessions to Support Nonprofit Fundraising

February 4th, 2016 Uncategorized

You may not know that in addition to the high-quality fundraising services and counsel we provide to our clients, Fox Advancement also provides a number of training opportunities to help nonprofits build their knowledge and understanding of fundraising. Our training sessions are individualized to each organization and can be customized to meet the needs of […]

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Client Spotlight: Southern Prairie Community Care

January 7th, 2016 Uncategorized

Southern Prairie Community Care (SPCC) is a joint powers organization, formed in 2012 by the twelve counties included in the Southern Prairie region of southwestern Minnesota, including: Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lincoln, Lyon, Nobles, Murray, Redwood, Rock, Swift and Yellow Medicine. The counties came together with common concerns related to higher than state average rates […]

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Staff Blog: Don’t Make These 5 Mistakes on Your Next Grant Proposal

January 7th, 2016 Uncategorized

With the New Year comes new fundraising priorities and looming grant deadlines. Here are my tips to avoid common mistakes on your next foundation grant proposal, as shared by a Foundation CEO in the fantastic resource Winning Foundation Grants by Martin Teitel. 1.      Focusing on problems, not solutions. Funders likely already are experts about the […]

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Client Spotlight: Harvest Pack

December 4th, 2015 Uncategorized

Harvest Pack is a non-profit organization committed to bringing food to those in need. Through the work of volunteers, Harvest Pack provides hand-packed, nutrient-rich meals both locally and internationally. Launched in 2012, Harvest Pack hosted five meal packing events in its first twelve months, packing 200,000 meals that were sent internationally to partner organizations in […]

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Services Spotlight: So You Want to Launch a Capital Campaign…

November 5th, 2015 Uncategorized

Major fundraising campaigns are predictable and unpredictable, simple and complex, similar yet distinctive. The predictable portion, or science of fundraising, includes tools and techniques available to all organizations. One of the most valuable tools for the campaign is the feasibility study, as it becomes the road map for the project and future fundraising. At Fox […]

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Client Spotlight: SPRING Project Groundbreaking

October 8th, 2015 Uncategorized

Springbrook Nature Center Breaks Ground on the SPRING Project On Wednesday, October 7, the City of Fridley hosted a special public ceremony to celebrate the groundbreaking of the SPRING Project at Springbrook Nature Center. With golden shovels in hand, city representatives, nature center staff, Springbrook Nature Center Foundation board members, local government officials, and state […]

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