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1. St. George’s Adding Kula Fundraising -

St. George’s Independent School is moving toward a new fundraising source for the school and its programs based on converting airline miles and credit and debit card affinity points into a kind of currency for charitable giving.

2. How to Keep a Fundraising Job -

Part two in a two-part series. We have seen nonprofit executive directors and college presidents pull their hair out over their relationship – or lack of a relationship – with their development staff. There are magic words development professionals say that pour gasoline on a slow smoldering fire. Here are a few.

3. Sponsor Says He Would Raise Money for Open Carry -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The House sponsor of a bill seeking to do away with permit requirements to openly carry is offering to raise the estimated $100,000 cost from private sources.

Republican Rep. Micah Van Huss said in a letter to his House colleagues on Monday that he was disappointed with what he called a "bogus" cost estimate attached to the bill that he sees as an attempt to kill the measure.

4. How to Work With a Fundraising Professional -

Part one in a two-part series. Are you an executive director who wonders why his development staff doesn’t raise more money? A college president who wishes her vice president was ahead of goal?

5. Fundraising Help for Orchestra Continues -

The Kickstarter campaign to raise at least $25,000 for the financially struggling Memphis Symphony Orchestra has beaten its goal, pulling in a little more than $28,500.

That’s one example among many of how, once the orchestra’s dire straits became known earlier this year, supporters have been lining up to come to the rescue. And more chances for the public to help are still to come.

6. Fourth Annual MED Night Raises Hospital Awareness -

“Celebrate good times, come on!” The song by Kool & the Gang – this year’s MED Night: A Soul Celebration headliner – pretty much encapsulates not only the night, but the overall feeling about Regional One Health’s vision and new direction.

7. Museum Reopening Raises Issues About Present -

There was a moment in the April 5 two-hour reopening ceremony for the renovated National Civil Rights Museum that demonstrated the tension that still exists when it comes to the important issue of who is telling the story of history.

8. Haslam Free Tuition Plan Garners Praise, Concern -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal this year, a program that would cover a full ride at two-year colleges for any high school graduate, appears on track to pass as lawmakers enter the waning days of the legislative session. The details, however – including how to pay for this perk in the years to come – remain scattered.

9. Haslam Regrets No Raises for Teachers Next Year -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that he regrets not being able to give the state's teachers a raise and pledged to find ways to increase their pay after vowing to do so last year.

10. Are You Begging or Fundraising? -

Fundraising is a noble profession. As a fundraiser you meet some of the best people around. You provide people with information and opportunities that allow them to pursue things that are important to them: “things” that really can’t be bought. You can’t buy an end to world hunger, gun violence, AIDS or domestic violence: you have to give. When you ask people to give you bring people together with projects, programs and institutions that align with their beliefs. You help people realize some of their highest aspirations.

11. Ramsey: Pay Raises, Higher Ed Funding Face Cuts -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says worse-than-expected revenue collections could force Tennessee to cancel planned pay raises for state employees and reduce planned investments in higher education.

12. Online Auction Raises $70,000 for UTHSC -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center grossed more than $70,000 from an online auction of more than 300 works by internationally known Memphis artist Paul Penczner.

The sale, which opened March 4 and finished with a rolling auction, drew 158 bidders. The works are part of a 400-piece collection the artist’s widow, Jolanda Penczner, donated to the UTHSC College of Medicine after his death in 2010 to establish an endowment in the Department of Physiology.

13. Online Auction Raises $70,000 for UT Health Science Center -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center grossed more than $70,000 from an online auction of more than 300 works by internationally known Memphis artist Paul Penczner.

The sale, which opened March 4 and finished with a rolling auction, drew 158 bidders. The works are part of a 400-piece collection the artist’s widow, Jolanda Penczner, donated to the UTHSC College of Medicine after his death in 2010 to establish an endowment in the Department of Physiology.

14. Mississippi Sheriffs to Get Pay Raises -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi sheriffs will get their first pay raise in several years, starting July 1. Depending on where they serve, the raise could be as little as $9,000 or as much as $20,000.

15. Chris Christie to Keynote Tenn. GOP fundraiser -

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to headline the Tennessee Republican Party’s annual fundraiser on May 30.

State Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney said the appearance will give voters a chance to form their own impressions about Christie as he considers a presidential bid.

16. Chris Christie to Keynote Tennessee GOP fundraiser -

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to headline the Tennessee Republican Party’s annual fundraiser on May 30.

State Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney said the appearance will give voters a chance to form their own impressions about Christie as he considers a presidential bid.

17. Hackett to Address Fundraising Professionals -

The Association of Fundraising Professionals will host its monthly luncheon meeting Tuesday, March 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Memphis, 2525 Central Ave.

18. Hackett to Address Fundraising Professionals -

The Association of Fundraising Professionals will host its monthly luncheon meeting Tuesday, March 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Memphis, 2525 Central Ave.

19. Democrats Push for Mississippi State Employee Pay Raise -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Democrats say they'll keep trying to give all Mississippi government employees at least a $1,000 pay raise in the coming year, even after several attempts were blocked Wednesday in the Republican-majority House.

20. Tigers’ Jackson Makes Naismith Midseason List -

University of Memphis senior guard Joe Jackson was one of 30 players named to the Naismith Midseason 30 List.

21. Caissa Public Strategy Opens DC Office -

Fueled by a demand for the specialized services it provides, Memphis-based consulting firm Caissa Public Strategy has expanded with the opening of a new office in the nation’s capital.

Caissa founder Brian Stephens said the reason for the expansion there isn’t necessarily obvious. Caissa didn’t hang out its shingle in Washington to focus on landing new work there – instead, the new office is intended to help Caissa have better relationships with its clients there who need work done in the South.

22. Victorian Village to Host Fundraiser Feb. 23 -

Victorian Village Inc. on Feb. 23 will host a fundraiser dinner called A Taste of Elegance, a farm-to-table period dinner benefiting Victorian Village Inc. Community Development Corp.

23. Davis Headlines Fundraiser for Boys and Girls Clubs -

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis presents an evening with former Memphis City Council member and business leader Fred Davis Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the organization’s technical training center at 903 Walker Ave.

24. School Board Pay Raise Returns to Commission -

Shelby County Commissioners vote Monday, Feb. 10, on a $20,800 pay raise for Shelby County School board members.

The commission meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith Administration Building.

Follow the meeting @tdnpols, www.twitter.com/tdnpols.

25. St. Jude Campaign Raises $97 Million -

The 10th annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign raised more than $97 million to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, representing a projected 31 percent increase over the previous year.

26. Lew Urges Quick Action to Raise Debt Ceiling -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says he will start using emergency measures after Feb. 7 to avoid a first-ever default on the national debt. He says he expects to exhaust those measures quickly.

27. Victorian Village to Host Fundraiser Feb. 23 -

Victorian Village Inc. on Feb. 23 will host a fundraiser dinner called A Taste of Elegance, a farm-to-table period dinner benefiting Victorian Village Inc. Community Development Corp.

28. Mutuality – A Must in Fundraising -

It’s not all about you. 

As you prepare for your next meeting with a current or potential donor, funder or sponsor we suggest focusing on what you want to learn from the meeting. This is distinctly different from a focus on what you want to share.

29. HopeWorks Fundraiser To be Held March 1 -

Dr. Ben Carson, an emeritus professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine, will speak at the sixth annual Morning of Hope breakfast and fundraiser Saturday, March 1.

30. HopeWorks Breakfast Fundraiser Planned for March 1 -

Dr. Ben Carson, an emeritus professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine, will speak at the sixth annual Morning of Hope breakfast and fundraiser Saturday, March 1.

31. IMF Raises Outlook For Global, US Economies -

The International Monetary Fund is slightly more optimistic about the global and U.S. economies this year than it was three months ago.

In an updated outlook released Tuesday, the global lending organization forecasts that the world economy will grow 3.7 percent in 2014 and that the U.S. economy will grow 2.8 percent.

32. IMF Raises Outlook for Global, US Economies -

The International Monetary Fund is slightly more optimistic about the global and U.S. economies this year than it was three months ago.

In an updated outlook released Tuesday, the global lending organization forecasts that the world economy will grow 3.7 percent in 2014 and that the U.S. economy will grow 2.8 percent. The global forecast is 0.1 percentage point higher and the U.S. forecast 0.2 point higher than the IMF’s October forecast.

33. Invest Your Time for Fundraising Returns -

Engaged and effective nonprofit board members are the dream of board chairs and executives.

“Ah, if only our board members were more engaged” is a common refrain. “I can’t keep fighting my board” is another. Board members also have concerns: “I don’t know why we have board meetings: the executive makes the decisions, and expects us to rubber stamp them.”

34. How to Recruit Fundraising Volunteers -

Successful fundraising requires qualified volunteer leadership. Whether you are launching an annual campaign or a capital campaign, you need a campaign chair who is committed to your cause and willing to put in the time required to achieve your fundraising goal.

35. United Housing Raises Funds for United Way -

United Housing Inc., the nonprofit affordable housing agency that serves families in Memphis, Shelby County and West Tennessee, raised more than $4,300 for the United Way of the Mid-South during a recent internal campaign.

36. Blues Foundation Nearing Fundraising Goal for Hall of Fame -

The Blues Foundation is about 80 percent of the way toward securing its $2.5 million budget for construction of the Blues Hall of Fame, which will be housed at 421 S. Main St.

37. Three Tips for Fundraising Success -

Proper planning can set you up for fundraising success. Visualize your success, feel it in your heart and then make sure the prerequisites for fundraising success are in place before you start soliciting. Here are three tips to launch your 2014 fundraising in the right direction.

38. How to Succeed in Fundraising -

Happy New Year! Are you beginning 2014 with your hopes pinned on a bountiful new year? Does your vision of December 2014 include smiling faces as you toast members of your fundraising team, celebrating a year that broke fundraising records? Are you dreaming of fundraising success, or are you planting seeds that can bear fruit this year and for years to come?

39. Fundraising Anticipation for 2014 -

Part two of a two-part series In our last column we asked you to reflect on your fundraising for the past year and to record your answers to three questions: What have you done well, which activities or strategies didn’t meet expectations and were your goals realistic. In anticipation of the coming year, we suggest you use the wisdom gained from your reflections to lay the groundwork for 2014.

40. Commission Votes Down School Board Pay Raise -

The issue of how much to pay elected officials was settled Monday, Dec. 16, by the Shelby County Commission on one front.

But the debate will still be around in another form in the new year.

41. Commission Rejects School Board Pay Raises, Keeps Other Pay Levels Same -

In six hours, Shelby County Commissioners voted down the first of three readings on a proposed $20,000 pay raise for Shelby County Schools board members and kept the pay of the county Mayor, Sheriff, Trustee, Register, County Clerk and Assessor at the same level they are now.

42. Fundraising Reflections for 2013 -

Part one of a two-part series. The year-end can be a perfect time to reflect on your 2013 fundraising activities and to anticipate 2014. If you are a nonprofit CEO, board member, staff or volunteer we have three questions to focus your reflections.

43. Pay Raises, Germantown Schools Deal Top Commission Agenda -

Shelby County Commissioners won’t be voting on anything having to do with the proposed sale of AutoZone Park when they meet Monday, Dec. 16.

The resolution involving their piece of the original terms of financing for the ballpark in 1998 was pulled from the agenda of the last meeting of 2013 at the request of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. last week.

44. New Estimate Says Budget Deal Raises Deficit $41 Billion -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress' budget office estimates that the just-announced budget deal would increase the deficit over the next two years by $41.4 billion.

The analysis also says the deal would save taxpayers $23 billion, when calculated over the coming decade.

45. Stephenson Honored by Appraisal Institute -

The Memphis Chapter of The Appraisal Institute presented veteran real estate appraiser Robert Stephenson with its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on Friday, Dec. 5.

46. FedEx to Raise Ground and Home Delivery Rates -

NEW YORK (AP) – FedEx will raise its FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery rates in January in addition to raising express shipping rates.

The Memphis, Tenn., company says ground and home delivery rates will increased by an average of 4.9 percent on Jan. 6. FedEx SmartPost rates will also change. Details of new surcharges and rates will be posted to the company's website on Friday.

47. CVS Raising Money for St. Jude -

CVS Caremark has launched its 10th annual holiday season in-store fundraiser to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Through Dec. 7, customers can add $1 to $3 to their purchases at the register to help St. Jude. Customers shopping online at www.cvs.com/stjude also have the opportunity to donate $1 at checkout.

48. Leases Push Renaissance Center Near Capacity -

The Renaissance Center office building in East Memphis should be near capacity early next year, following a series of recent lease signings.

Financial Federal signed a lease on Tuesday, Nov. 20, to occupy 27,000 square feet on the first and second floors of the Renaissance Center, 1715 Aaron Brenner Drive. In addition to the new location, the growing financial firm will have signage atop the East Memphis office building along Poplar Avenue east of Interstate 240.

49. CVS Raising Money for St. Jude -

CVS Caremark has launched its 10th annual holiday season in-store fundraiser to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Through Dec. 7, customers can add $1 to $3 to their purchases at the register to help St. Jude. Customers shopping online at www.cvs.com/stjude also have the opportunity to donate $1 at checkout.

50. Financial Federal Moving to Renaissance Center -

Financial Federal is moving into 27,000 square feet on the first and second floors of the Renaissance Center at 1715 Aaron Brenner Drive.

51. Commission Considers County Pay Raises -

Shelby County Commissioners take up proposed pay raises Monday, Nov. 18, for the offices of Shelby County mayor, Shelby County sheriff and four other countywide elected officials.

The commission votes on the first of three readings, which also includes an ordinance to keep the pay of Shelby County Commissioners at $29,100 a year.

52. Obama Praises CFTC Nominee for Humility, Results -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is praising his choice to run the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as someone who doesn't seek the spotlight but consistently delivers good results.

53. Felicia Suzanne’s Holds ‘Movember’ Fundraiser -

Felicia Suzanne’s Restaurant is holding a fundraiser in honor of Movember – an international awareness and fundraising effort in which men grow mustaches and beards during November – for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

54. Houghton Mifflin Expects to Raise as Much as $292 Million -

BOSTON (AP) – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co. said Friday that it plans to sell 18.25 million shares in its company for $14 to $16 per share in its initial public offering. At the high end of that range, the educational publisher would raise $292 million.

55. Local Banks Raise Capital to Fund Growth -

When banks pass the hat, rounding up new capital from investors to finance future growth, it tends to be a sign those banks believe the economy is getting better.

Banks in Memphis that have been doing that of late include First Alliance Bank, which is in the midst of a capital raise now. First Alliance recently launched that capital raise in the form of a debt offering of up to $5.35 million.

56. Beware Of Fundraising By Crisis -

The first 16 days of October were a demonstration of “governing by crisis.” The federal government was shut down, hundreds of thousands of government employees were furloughed; small businesses, nonprofits, and individuals were impacted in ways big and small; and the business of governing was brought to a standstill because Congress could not pass a budget.

57. Fullilove’s Funding Push Raises Legal Questioning -

Memphis City Council member Janis Fullilove pushed hard for $1.5 million in city funding for the renovation of Southbrook Mall in Whitehaven.

58. Metropolitan Bank Raises $5.5 Million in Capital -

Metropolitan Bank has wrapped up a capital raise of $5.5 million, bringing the total capital raised by the bank since its inception in 2008 to more than $57 million.

59. Nineteenth Century Club Case Shifts to Fundraising -

Opponents of the still-pending demolition of the Midtown mansion known as the Nineteenth Century Club are in the fundraising mode.

They have until Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. to raise $50,000, the additional court bond Shelby County Chancellor Walter Evans ordered Wednesday, Oct. 16, to stay demolition as his September ruling that demolition can proceed is appealed.

60. Carr Raises Just $52,000 for Alexander Challenge -

State Rep. Joe Carr’s campaign says the Republican raised just $52,000 in the first fundraising period of his challenge of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

61. Alexander Raises $838,000 in Quarter for Senate Race -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has raised nearly $838,000 in the third quarter for his re-election bid.

Alexander, who faces a tea party-backed challenge from state Rep. Joe Carr for next year's GOP nomination, has raised $3.9 million since the beginning of the year, and had $2.8 million on hand at the end of the quarter.

62. Southern Airways Raising Capital for Growth -

Memphis-based carrier Southern Airways is raising a new round of capital to fund its plans for growth across the company’s five-state footprint.

Southern Airways Corp. chairman Stan Little said the next round of funding will help the company secure more aircraft, expand its routes and add other new resources. To date, funding came initially from private Mississippi investors, but the next level is being considered by a group of venture capitalists out of New York.

63. Metropolitan Bank Raises $5.5 Million in Capital -

Metropolitan Bank has wrapped up a capital raise of $5.5 million, bringing the total capital raised by the bank since its inception in 2008 to more than $57 million.

64. Metropolitan Bank Raising Capital -

It’s full steam ahead at Metropolitan Bank, which is completing a rights offering as part of a move to raise capital to support the bank’s growth for the next few years, according to Metropolitan founder, president and CEO Curt Gabardi.

65. Metropolitan Bank Raising Capital -

It’s full steam ahead at Metropolitan Bank, which is completing a rights offering as part of a move to raise capital to support the bank’s growth for the next few years, according to Metropolitan founder, president and CEO Curt Gabardi.

66. Anthony Praises Progress of City, Hoops Teams -

As a point guard at UNLV and in the NBA, Greg Anthony understood that job No. 1 was pleasing those around him.

67. Memphis Landmarks Garner National Media Praise -

The Memphis brand is having a moment.

In just the past week alone, national media attention has showcased a handful of local businesses and landmarks, with outlets talking up everything from Beale Street and the National Civil Rights Museum to Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies and Muddy’s Bake Shop.

68. Hilton Worldwide Plans to Raise $1.25 Billion From IPO -

NEW YORK (AP) – Hotel operator Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. plans to raise $1.25 billion from an initial public offering of its common stock.

69. Art for Jobs Show Raises Funds for Advance Memphis -

The nonprofit group Advance Memphis, the work of which focuses on helping the poor in South Memphis move up the economic ladder, has made its mark on the inner city.

Since its founding in 1999, the organization has graduated some 600 people from its programs. About 100 people graduate from its job readiness training each year.

70. Fundraising: Investment or Afterthought? -

Investing in the fundraising operations of a nonprofit is an investment in the organization’s future. It takes time to build a fundraising program that is capable of securing revenue from multiple sources. It takes vision, planning, leadership and resources – including money.

71. Questions Raised About Criminal Justice System -

Shelby County’s public defender and the head of the Shelby County Corrections division say courts and prisons are changing and evolving as views about crime and punishment begin to change.

But Public Defender Stephen Bush and County Corrections Division director James Coleman said the intervention needs to start before citizens come into contact with the criminal justice system.

72. ‘Voice’ Star to Headline Calvary Rescue Mission Fundraiser -

On Thursday, Sept. 12, Calvary Rescue Mission will hold its annual Appreciation Dinner to celebrate 46 years of helping the homeless in Memphis.

The dinner will be held at Bellevue Baptist Church, 2000 Appling Road, and featured entertainment for the evening will be Visible Music College graduate and “The Voice” star Sarah Simmons.

73. Expedia Raising Money for St. Jude -

Online travel site Expedia is launching a month-long campaign that includes travel giveaways and exclusive travel coupons to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Anyone who wants to take part can visit stjude.expedia.com to enter more than 150 giveaway sweepstakes. Each entry comes with a suggested donation of $5, 100 percent of which goes to the hospital, and participants can choose as many trip options as they want.

74. Divine Inspiration Helps Guide Renaissance’s Allen -

Brandon Allen, an architect with Renaissance Group, was raised with a pencil and paper in hand, and the blueprint for how to put them to use in a career.

75. Expedia Raising Money for St. Jude -

Online travel site Expedia is launching a month-long campaign that includes travel giveaways and exclusive travel coupons to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Anyone who wants to take part can visit stjude.expedia.com to enter more than 150 giveaway sweepstakes. Each entry comes with a suggested donation of $5, 100 percent of which goes to the hospital, and participants can choose as many trip options as they want.

76. TVA Won't Ask to Raise Borrowing Cap -

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority won't ask Congress to raise its borrowing cap for at least the next 10 years.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that the federal utility says it anticipates being able to reduce its net borrowing in the next two years and reduce its debt over a decade by $5 billion. That's because the demand for electricity is slowing.

77. Huckabee Raising Funds for Alexander Re-Election -

Former Arkansas Gov. and Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has joined U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s campaign for re-election in 2014.

Huckabee, who carried Shelby County and Tennessee in the 2008 Republican presidential primary, sent a statewide fundraising letter this week on Alexander’s behalf. The appeal to Tennessee citizens compares Alexander to former President Ronald Reagan.

78. Huckabee Raising Funds for Alexander Re-Election -

Former Arkansas Gov. and Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has joined U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s campaign for re-election in 2014.

Huckabee, who carried Shelby County and Tennessee in the 2008 Republican presidential primary, sent a statewide fundraising letter this week on Alexander’s behalf.

79. Tepid US Retail Sales Raising Doubts About Economy -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Bleaker outlooks at retailers like Wal-Mart and Macy's are raising doubts that consumers will spend enough in coming months to lift the still-subpar U.S. economy.

Though the economy is growing steadily, Americans are being hampered by weak pay, higher taxes and tepid hiring. Sluggish overseas economies are also slowing sales for U.S. retailers. It's a picture the Federal Reserve will weigh in deciding whether to scale back its bond purchases as soon as next month.

80. Entergy to Raise Rates in Mississippi -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Entergy Corp. customers in Mississippi will pay $22.3 million more over the next nine months, as the company recoups more for expenses.

81. Community Banks Group Praises Triumph Executive -

The Independent Community Bankers of America has named Ed Gentry, executive vice president and chief lending officer with Memphis-based Triumph Bank, as an “Outstanding Community Lender.”

82. Community Bankers Group Praises Triumph Executive -

The Independent Community Bankers of America has named Ed Gentry, executive vice president and chief lending officer with Memphis-based Triumph Bank, as an “Outstanding Community Lender.”

83. A 'Barn Raising' Company Culture -

Let’s think like farmers for a minute. It has often struck me that if you want to develop practical solutions to problems, you should try to think like farmers. That’s because in general farmers are no-nonsense, practical-minded folks. Don’t get me wrong, I like out-of-the-box thinking as much as the next guy. However, there’s a time and a place for all kinds of thinking and when you need to solve a real-world problem quickly, you might want to try thinking like a farmer.

84. Start Co. Launches Fundraising Drive -

Start Co. is kicking off a $20,000 match challenge.

The organization formerly known as LaunchYourCity will see every dollar raised through the challenge matched by an anonymous donor. All proceeds will go toward Start Co.’s “Start Empowering” platform to help continue building “a diverse community of leaders.”

85. Start Co. Launches Fundraising Drive -

Start Co. is kicking off a $20,000 match challenge.

The organization formerly known as LaunchYourCity will see every dollar raised through the challenge matched by an anonymous donor. All proceeds will go toward Start Co.’s “Start Empowering” platform to help continue building “a diverse community of leaders.”

86. Teacher Salary Plan Raises Concern -

A decision by the state Board of Education to change how teachers are paid has led to a social media push to remove Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman.

87. Icahn to Seek Court Appraisal of $24.4 Billion Dell Deal -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Billionaire investor Carl Icahn will ask a judge to assess the fairness of a proposed $24.4 billion acquisition of struggling personal computer maker Dell in his latest attempt to wrangle a higher price from a group of buyers that includes company CEO Michael Dell.

88. Teacher Salary Plan Raises Concern -

A decision by the state Board of Education to change how teachers are paid has led to a social media push to remove Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman.

89. Investing in Fundraising Success -

When the reality of “it takes money to make money” collides with shrinking budgets, nonprofits can face short-term and long-term revenue challenges. Consider the trend among some donors and funders to “restrict” their giving and grantmaking to programs, or direct services. This is a move away from “unrestricted giving” or “operating grants,” which allow a nonprofit to use gifts and grants where they are needed most.

90. Citizens Group Raising Money to Build Veterans Home -

MEMPHIS (AP) – A citizens group is seeking help in raising money to build a home for veterans who need long-term care and rehabilitation services.

West Tennessee Veterans Home Inc. is seeking to build a $60 million dollar, 144-bed State Veterans Home in Fayette, Shelby or Tipton counties.

91. Central Defense Security Raises Money for City Camp Program -

Central Defense Security, a leading provider of business, retail and warehouse security, raised more than $10,500 to support the Memphis Parks and Neighborhoods’ Summer Day Camp program, which is hosted at community centers around the city.

92. Central Defense Security Raises Money for Camps -

Central Defense Security, a leading provider of business, retail and warehouse security, raised more than $10,500 to support the Memphis Parks and Neighborhoods’ Summer Day Camp program, which is hosted at community centers around the city.

93. Medtronic Raises Dividend 2 Cents to 28 Cents -

Minneapolis-based Medtronic Inc. whose Spinal Business is in Memphis is increasing its quarterly dividend by 2 cents to 28 cents and may buy back up to 80 million of its shares as part of its effort to return 50 percent of its free cash flow to shareholders.

94. Issues to Weigh for Fundraising Annual Goal -

We were recently asked what we thought about setting a fundraising goal for fiscal year 2014 by simply adding 10 percent to the 2013 goal. Good question. And of course we had questions of our own. The first of which was “did the nonprofit meet its 2013 goal?” The answer – and the reasons why – will be important to take into consideration when setting a goal for 2014.

95. FedEx Freight Raising Rates 4.5 Percent -

FedEx Corp. said its freight unit will raise rates by 4.5 percent beginning July 1.

The move follows Jan. 7 rate increases in its FedEx Express air shipment business and FedEx Ground package shipping business.

96. FedEx Freight Raising Rates 4.5 Percent -

FedEx Corp. said its freight unit will raise rates by 4.5 percent beginning July 1.

The move follows Jan. 7 rate increases in its FedEx Express air shipment business and FedEx Ground package shipping business.

97. FedEx Freight Raising Rates 4.5 Percent -

MEMPHIS (AP) – FedEx Corp. said its freight unit will raise rates by 4.5 percent beginning July 1.

98. Arthritis Foundation Walk Raises Funds for Org. -

The Arthritis Foundation will hold the 2013 Arthritis Walk Memphis at Shelby Farms’ Patriot Lake on June 1.

99. ZeroTo510 Accelerator Launches New Season -

Dr. Steve Bares, president and executive director of the Memphis Bioworks Foundation, is clear-eyed and unequivocal about what success looks like for the startup accelerator program his foundation operates and which launched its new season this week.

100. Renaissance Group Files Loan on Lakeland Office -

Architecture and engineering firm Renaissance Group has filed a $1.7 million loan on its headquarters at 9700 Village Circle in Lakeland.