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A new study: Taking the pulse the fundraising profession

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors | America’s first settlers had favorable attitudes toward philanthropy, perhaps because charities traditionally were well supported in their native England. This giving attitude laid the groundwork for fundraising as a profession. But actual nonprofit development positions are relatively new, and the study of the profession is even more recent. […]

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Good people make good leaders

By Tom Fox for The Washington Post | Fred Kiel, author of Return on Character: The Real Reason Leaders and Their Companies Win, conducted a seven-year study of more than 100 CEOs, their companies and 8,500 of their employees. What he found was that leaders of strong character achieved up to five times the return on assets […]

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Consider telecommuting from Montana

By Eric Whitney, reporter, Montana Public Radio Most local economic development schemes focus on creating jobs. Many offer incentives to startup companies, or try to lure existing companies to relocate. But a campaign in Montana is turning that on its head. It’s not trying to recruit companies but rather employees to come to the sparsely […]

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