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1. University of Tennessee Students Raise Funds for LGBT Center -

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – University of Tennessee students have raised funds for the school's LGBT center after a state law led to the loss of its funding.

The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1XWmZdZ) reports that students in the UT Pride Ambassadors have collected over $4,000 for the university's Pride Center.

2. Janet Yellen Says Fed Could Raise Rates in Coming Months -

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that an interest rate hike would be appropriate in the coming months if the economy keeps improving.

While economic growth was relatively weak at the end of last year and beginning of this year, it appears to be picking up now based on recent data, Yellen said during a discussion at Harvard University.

3. Cellphone Radiation Study Raises Concerns Despite Low Risk -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safety of spending so much time with cellphones glued to our ears.

4. Southern Reins Event Raises $290,000 For Charity -

Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Memphis, held its inaugural Jockeys & Juleps Derby Party on May 7, attracting 900 guests and raising more than $290,000 to support program services that exclusively benefit people with disabilities in the Mid-South.

5. Fundraising Matchmaking: Solicitors and Prospects -

Editor’s note: Part one of a two-part series. Because it is impossible to personally solicit every current or prospective donor, personal solicitation is reserved for individuals who can make a major gift. While the definition of a major gift will vary by organization, what’s most important is the care and planning that goes into soliciting these gifts. Here are some suggestions followed by things to avoid.

6. New Daisy Planning 74th Birthday Bash -

The New Daisy Theatre is celebrating its 74th birthday in a few weeks and is inviting the public to celebrate it with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic.

7. New Daisy Planning 74th Birthday Bash -

The New Daisy Theatre is celebrating its 74th birthday in a few weeks and is inviting the public to celebrate it with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic.

8. Gannett Raises Offer for Tribune Publishing by 22 Percent -

NEW YORK (AP) – USA Today owner Gannett has boosted its takeover bid for Tribune Publishing Co. by about 22 percent one week after the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers adopted a "poison pill" plan to thwart the unsolicited offer.

9. GOP Fractures Ruin Reagan Day Fundraiser in Tennessee -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Reagan Day fundraisers have been a staple of GOP politics ever since the Great Communicator made a point of promoting the 11th Commandment – thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican. But in the conservative suburbs east of Nashville, the event has become too poisonous to be held this year.

10. Southwest, Delta Tangle Over Whether to Cut or Raise Fares -

DALLAS (AP) – No one should blame consumers for being perplexed by airfares – even the airlines themselves can seem confused at times.

Southwest Airlines caught rivals and Wall Street by surprise when it cut many U.S. fares by $5 each way. The reduction this week applied to tickets bought within seven days of departure, which are usually favored more by last-minute business travelers than vacationers.

11. Proofreading Potholes: Fundraising Miscommunications -

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us about our recent column on fundraising and proofreading. We heard from donors, volunteers, an executive director and a foundation program officer. We received feedback from you our Memphis readers, as well as readers in New York and California. Each had a story to tell about a nonprofit and proofreading.

12. Strickland’s First Budget Includes Police Raise -

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland presents his first budget proposal Tuesday, April 19, to the Memphis City Council just four months after taking office as mayor.

13. It’s April – How is Your Year-End Fundraising? -

Have you considered “front loading” your year-end fundraising? Start now. Plan now. Put your systems in place. Mark your calendar. Build your team. Identify your prospective donors. You may think we’re joking, but we’re not.

14. Subaru Raises Nearly $17K for MIFA Meals on Wheels -

A partnership between MIFA and Jim Keras Subaru has resulted in a $5,000 grant to MIFA from Meals on Wheels America and an $11,880 donation from Jim Keras Subaru for participation in Subaru’s “Share the Love” event.

15. Exchange Club Annual Auction Raises $168,000 -

The Exchange Club Family Center, an area nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse and domestic violence, has announced its Hands of Hope Auction Party held on Feb. 27 at the University Club of Memphis raised $168,000.

16. Remission 5K at MUS Raises More than $60,000 -

The second annual Race to Remission 5K at Memphis University School April 2 drew 500 people and raised more than $60,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The event was spearheaded by MUS seniors Grayson Lee and Daniel Tancredi. It was started in honor of three teen cancer patients, including an MUS student.

17. Subaru Raises Nearly $17K for MIFA Meals on Wheels -

A partnership between MIFA and Jim Keras Subaru has resulted in a $5,000 grant to MIFA from Meals on Wheels America and an $11,880 donation from Jim Keras Subaru for participation in Subaru’s “Share the Love” event.

18. Remission 5K at MUS Raises More than $60,000 -

The second annual Race to Remission 5K at Memphis University School April 2 drew 500 people and raised more than $60,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The event was spearheaded by MUS seniors Grayson Lee and Daniel Tancredi. It was started in honor of three teen cancer patients, including an MUS student.

19. Exchange Club Raises $168K, Barbara King to Be Honored -

The Exchange Club Family Center, an area nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse and domestic violence, has announced its Hands of Hope Auction Party held on Feb. 27 at the University Club of Memphis raised $168,000.

20. Millionaires: Raise Our Taxes to Address Poverty, Fix Roads -

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – More than 40 millionaires, including members of the Rockefeller and Disney families, are asking to have their taxes raised to help address poverty and rebuild failing infrastructure.

21. Overton Conservancy Raises Money for Playground -

The Overton Park Conservancy is raising money through the crowdfunding platform ioby to make some repairs to the park’s East Parkway playground.

The goal is to raise $3,125 for new surfacing of the playground and the conservancy has already raised $800 toward the goal.

22. Tennessee GOP Fundraiser to Feature South Carolina Governor -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Republican Party's annual Statesmen's Dinner fundraiser will feature a keynote speech by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

23. Overton Conservancy Raises Money for Playground Update -

The Overton Park Conservancy is raising money through the crowdfunding platform ioby to make some repairs to the park’s East Parkway playground.

The goal is to raise $3,125 for new surfacing of the playground and the conservancy has already raised $800 toward the goal.

24. City Council Comment Limits Raise Questions -

Most Memphis City Council members don’t want to stop comments from the public during council sessions. But several do want a better explanation of how the comments work, what their role is and what kind of comments won’t be tolerated.

25. Biden Praises Benefits of 2009 Stimulus Package at Rail Yard -

For 36 years Vice President Joe Biden was an Amtrak train commuter, traveling an estimated 2 million miles in his daily trips to Washington D.C. as a U.S. senator from Delaware.

So when he arrived at the Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility in Rossville Wednesday, Feb. 17, Biden’s photo-op with workers at the Norfolk Southern rail yard before his speech became a long walk to the podium.

26. Best Buy Raises All-Time High for St. Jude -

Electronics retailer Best Buy celebrated having raised an all-time high of $10.2 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a technology-focused event for patients this week.

ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Best Buy executives and its local Geek Squad agents hosted the event Wednesday, Feb. 10, designed to spark patients’ imaginations through things like Star Wars-themed coding activity and other hands-on technology experiences.

27. Best Buy Raises All-Time High for St. Jude -

Electronics retailer Best Buy celebrated having raised an all-time high of $10.2 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a technology-focused event for patients this week.

ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Best Buy executives and its local Geek Squad agents hosted the event Wednesday, Feb. 10, designed to spark patients’ imaginations through things like Star Wars-themed coding activity and other hands-on technology experiences.

28. Mike Norvell Era Starts with Optimism And a Raise-the-Bar Recruiting Class -

In a few minutes, first-year coach Mike Norvell would be standing behind a lectern providing assembled media a summary of his first recruiting class at the University of Memphis.

“Not a good class,” he would say, “a great class, a home-run-hitting class.”

29. Raise Your Spoons: Ben & Jerry's Now Has Non-Dairy Ice Cream -

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Raise your spoons: Ben & Jerry's now has non-dairy ice cream.

The Vermont ice cream maker has created four flavors using a certified vegan almond milk base. Available are the classic Chunky Monkey and Chocolate Fudge Brownie flavors, plus a couple of new ones: Coffee Caramel Fudge and P.B. and Cookies. The P.B. and Cookies variety is a vanilla non-dairy frozen dessert with chocolate sandwich cookies and crunchy peanut butter swirls.

30. Haslam Touts New Spending On Teacher Raises, Urges Caution In Use of Reserve -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam told state legislators Monday, Feb. 1, that the state’s estimated $500 million surplus has to be balanced with a global economy that could change for the worse.

“Our approach is to realize that good times are not going to last forever,” Haslam said in his annual state of the state address on Capitol Hill in Nashville.

31. Domino's Raises Record Amount for St. Jude -

Domino’s Pizza raised $5.4 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the 2015 St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign.

2015 marked the first year of the pizza company’s commitment to raise $35 million in eight years. The 2015 St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign was the fourth straight record-setting campaign for Domino’s. Once again, Domino’s matched all customer contributions dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $250,000.

32. Domino’s Pizza Raises Record Amount for St. Jude -

Domino’s Pizza raised $5.4 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the 2015 St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign.

2015 marked the first year of the pizza company’s commitment to raise $35 million in eight years.

33. Secrets to An Empowered Fundraising Team -

This is the fifth in a series focused on the prerequisites for fundraising success.

Last week’s column focused on building a fundraising team. This week we provide suggestions for creating an empowered fundraising team.

34. A Month After Raising Rates, Fed Faces Darker Global Economy -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since the Federal Reserve raised interest rates from record lows last month, the global picture has darkened. Stock markets have plunged. Oil prices have skidded. China's leaders have struggled to steer the world's second-biggest economy.

35. Wal-Mart to Give Pay Raises to Most of its Workers -

NEW YORK (AP) — Most of Wal-Mart's U.S. employees will get raises as part of the world's largest retailer's previously announced commitment to invest in its workforce.

Wal-Mart, which announced in October that it would invest $2.7 billion in its workforce over two years, said more than 1.2 million U.S. hourly workers will receive pay increases. The company, which has 1.4 million U.S. workers, also will provide basic short-term disability at no cost to full-time hourly workers and allow workers to accrue paid time off as they earn it.

36. Building A Fundraising Team -

This is the fourth in a series focused on the prerequisites for fundraising success.

We can do so much more together than we can alone. A fundraising team that includes board members, staff and volunteers can transform your nonprofit. It will take time, energy and talent to build and manage such a team, but we believe it is worth the investment. Here’s what we have learned.

37. Mississippi's Freeze Earns Raise, 1-year Contract Extension -

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze has received a one-year contract extension and raise that will push his salary to $5 million per year by 2018.

38. Tenn. AG Opinion Raises Questions About $1B Schools Liability Shift -

A legal opinion from the Tennessee Attorney General’s office says the Shelby County Commission has to specifically vote to assume the indebtedness from employees benefits of the old Memphis City Schools system.

39. Council OKs Strickland's Directors, He Defends Pay Raises -

Memphis City Council members approved Mayor Jim Strickland’s slate of 12 division chiefs and directors Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the first council meeting of 2016. And Strickland defended the pay raises for some of those positions compared to the salaries those appointed positions paid in the Wharton administration.

40. What 2016 Will Do to Your Checkbook: Rent, Food, Gas, Raises -

Wondering how you will fare financially in 2016? Below are what experts think next year will hold for financial matters close to home: Raises, rent, gas, food and health.

WILL YOU GET A RAISE NEXT YEAR?

41. What 2016 Will Do to Your Checkbook: Rent, Food, Gas, Raises -

Wondering how you will fare financially in 2016? Below are what experts think next year will hold for financial matters close to home: Raises, rent, gas, food and health.

WILL YOU GET A RAISE NEXT YEAR?

42. Judge Praises Durham for 'Moral Courage' -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — While many GOP leaders in the Tennessee Legislature have distanced themselves from state Rep. Jeremy Durham for writing a character reference letter on behalf of a former youth minister who pleaded guilty to child porn possession, a judge in the Franklin Republican's home county is praising what he calls the lawmaker's "moral courage."

43. Sister Pact Aims to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness for Black Women -

Debra Melton did just about the best thing a young African-American woman in Memphis – or anywhere – can do in the fight against breast cancer.

44. Tennessee Coach Butch Jones Receives $500,000 Raise -

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has given Butch Jones a $500,000 raise that will increase his annual pay to $4.1 million.

The school announced the raise Monday. Jones' contract continues to run through the 2020 season.

45. St. Jude Memphis Marathon raises $8.2 Million -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The St. Jude Memphis Marathon has raised a record $8.2 million to battle cancer and other life-threatening diseases that affect children.

The annual race on Saturday helps raise money and awareness for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

46. ZeroTo510 startup SweetBio raises another $900,000 -

One of the most recent companies to participate in the Memphis Bioworks Foundation’s ZeroTo510 medical device accelerator program has raised another $900,000 in venture capital funding.

That new equity financing raised by SweetBio, a medical device startup specializing in wound-healing biomaterials with a dental focus, brings the venture’s total raise to more than $1 million in the past six months.

47. Memphis, North Mississippi Competition Raises Questions -

When leaders of the city-county Economic Development Growth Engine didn’t grant developers a $24 million tax abatement to build an industrial park on the site of the former Mall of Memphis, some saw it as more kindling for competition between the industrial markets of North Mississippi and Southeast Shelby County.

48. Kasich Makes Fundraising Stops in Tennessee -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Tuesday that his visit to Tennessee is aimed at avoiding having to scramble for support in the state's March 1 primary if he emerges as a strong contender from the earliest contests.

49. How Would You Rate Yourself As A Fundraiser? -

As the year comes to an end, we have the opportunity to reflect on our lives, give thanks and plan for the coming year. We reflect on family, our relationships with friends and community, and often our work life. With this column we offer 10 questions you can use to reflect on your role as a professional or volunteer fundraiser.

50. Give Your Retirement A Raise -

Ray’s Take People used to not worry very much about their retirement. They tended to work for the same company all their lives, and at 65 they got a watch and a pension.

They learned how to live on their monthly check and didn’t know or care what the Dow Jones Averages were. Life expectancy was shorter then as well. But those scenarios have changed.

51. Couple Uses Mountain Climb to Fundraise for St. Jude -

Dennis and Mary Pat James got back stateside a little less than two months ago from a trip to Tanzania, where they accomplished a feat they regard as they most challenging thing they’ve ever attempted in their lives: scaling Mt. Kilimanjaro.

52. Match Group Plans to Raise Up to $466.2M From IPO -

NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of Tinder, Match.com and OkCupid hopes to raise as much as $466.2 million in an initial public offering, which would put the value of the dating site company in the neighborhood of $3 billion.

53. St. Jude to Invest $9B in Hospital, Fundraising Arm in Major Expansion -

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and its affiliated fundraising arm ALSAC are on the precipice of a major expansion in Memphis that represents almost $9 billion in investment between the two entities.

54. Are You Ready For Year-End Fundraising? -

We believe a nonprofit’s year-end fundraising should engage current and past supporters as well as new ones. We understand the excitement of designing a new campaign, using new technology, to engage new donors. Go for it! But don’t forget those who already know and support your organization.

55. Economists See Modest Q4 Growth, Fewer Firms Giving Raises -

NEW YORK (AP) – Many business economists expect modest economic growth for the rest of the year, with only a small percentage taking a more bullish outlook, according to a new survey.

Four-fifths of the experts surveyed by the National Association of Business Economics expect fourth-quarter growth of at least 2 percent. But only 7 percent predicted growth will top 3 percent, down from the 16 percent who held that optimistic view in July.

56. New Daisy Owner Says Tax Dispute Unnecessary -

The co-owner of the New Daisy Theatre says the Tennessee Department of Revenue should have been able to find someone at the Beale Street nightclub to talk with before resorting to padlocking the business for a day.

57. Caissa Public Strategy Works Behind The Scenes for Clients -

The word public, by its definition, seems to say out in the open.

For Caissa Public Strategy, that’s not how it works. In fact, the Memphis-based firm likes to work in the shadows, so to speak, where the agency helps its clients grow and protect reputations.

58. St. Jude Prepares to Launch Fundraising Campaign -

St. Jude’s annual “Thanks and Giving” campaign is a few weeks away from launch.

What began as a holiday-focused fundraising effort by St. Jude has now grown into an annual tradition that has raised more than $588 million, funds that support St. Jude’s mission to provide cutting-edge treatment and pursue visionary research. The campaign unites celebrities, media, retail and corporate partners in asking consumers to donate while they shop.

59. New Daisy Reopens One Day After Closure -

The New Daisy reopened late Wednesday after having apparently taken care of the tax obligation that resulted in padlocked doors and a notice of seizure Tuesday from the state department of revenue.

60. New Daisy Reopens One Day After State Closure -

The New Daisy reopened late Wednesday after having apparently taken care of the tax obligation that resulted in padlocked doors and a notice of seizure Tuesday from the state department of revenue.

61. New Daisy reopens one day after state closure -

The New Daisy reopened late Wednesday after having apparently taken care of the tax obligation that resulted in padlocked doors and a notice of seizure Tuesday from the state department of revenue.

62. St. Jude Prepares to Launch Latest Fundraising Campaign -

St. Jude’s annual “Thanks and Giving” campaign is a few weeks away from launch.

What began as a holiday-focused fundraising effort by St. Jude has now grown into an annual tradition that has raised more than $588 million, funds that support St. Jude’s mission to provide cutting-edge treatment and pursue visionary research. The campaign unites celebrities, media, retail and corporate partners in asking consumers to donate while they shop.

63. New Daisy Padlocked by Tennessee Revenue Department -

Less than a week after its grand reopening, the New Daisy Theatre is currently padlocked with a notice on the front door announcing that it’s been seized for nonpayment of state taxes.

A Tennessee Department of Revenue spokeswoman said state law prohibits her from commenting on the situations of individual taxpayers. The notice on the front door of the venue reads:

64. New Daisy Padlocked by Tennessee Revenue Department -

Less than a week after its grand reopening, the New Daisy Theatre is currently padlocked with a notice on the front door announcing that it’s been seized for nonpayment of state taxes.

A Tennessee Department of Revenue spokeswoman said state law prohibits her from commenting on the situations of individual taxpayers. The notice on the front door of the venue reads:

65. Haslam Raises Questions About 'Religious Doctrine' Bill -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam is raising questions about a legislative proposal to ban Tennessee schools from teaching about "religious doctrine" before the 10th grade, saying it could have unexpected consequences.

66. Germantown Horse Show Raises Funds for Exchange Club -

An area nonprofit dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse and domestic violence received $35,800 from the 67th annual Germantown Charity Horse Show.

Held every June, the event has supported the Exchange Club Family Center for 17 years by raising funds for the nonprofit’s programs and services. This year, the horse show made a $25,000 donation to the center, which was in addition to $10,800 raised by staff and volunteers through program sales.

67. Germantown Horse Show Raises Funds for Exchange Club -

An area nonprofit dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse and domestic violence received $35,800 from the 67th annual Germantown Charity Horse Show.

Held every June, the event has supported the Exchange Club Family Center for 17 years by raising funds for the nonprofit’s programs and services. This year, the horse show made a $25,000 donation to the center, which was in addition to $10,800 raised by staff and volunteers through program sales.

68. Overton Park Fundraiser Planned for Oct. 17 -

The Overton Park Conservancy has announced the return of its signature fundraising event, A Magical Night at Overton Park, on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the park’s formal gardens.

69. Repair Days Raise $82,000 for Metal Museum -

The annual Repair Days fundraiser and its associated activities raised $82,000 for the Metal Museum.

Repair Days alone raised $13,000. The annual event is a multiday celebration with many events that center on metalsmiths from around the country who travel to Memphis and donate their talent to make repairs for anyone who brings something in. All proceeds benefit the museum.

70. New Daisy VIP Experience Named in Honor of Big Star -

The New Daisy Theatre is unveiling a new VIP experience next week, named in honor of one of Memphis’ most iconic homegrown music acts.

The Big Star Room opens Oct.16 on the venue’s second and third floors, and in it guests will be able to enjoy multiple lounges: the 1970s-inspired Projection room, the Library Lounge and the 75-seat Mezzanine, designed for prime viewing.

71. New Daisy VIP Experience Named in Honor of Big Star -

The New Daisy Theatre is unveiling a new VIP experience next week, named in honor of one of Memphis’ most iconic homegrown music acts.

The Big Star Room opens Oct.16 on the venue’s second and third floors, and in it guests will be able to enjoy multiple lounges: the 1970s-inspired Projection room, the Library Lounge and the 75-seat Mezzanine, designed for prime viewing.

72. Repair Days Raise $82K For Metal Museum -

The annual Repair Days fundraiser and its associated activities raised $82,000 for the Metal Museum.

Repair Days alone raised $13,000. The annual event is a multiday celebration with many events that center on metalsmiths from around the country who travel to Memphis and donate their talent to make repairs for anyone who brings something in. All proceeds benefit the museum.

73. Overton Park Fundraiser Planned for Oct. 17 -

The Overton Park Conservancy has announced the return of its signature fundraising event, A Magical Night at Overton Park, on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the park’s formal gardens.

74. Cohen Raises Questions About Fairness of Hiring Practices -

The last time you applied for a job, you probably assumed your application and resume were the only things your future employer used to make a decision about whether or not to hire you. Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren have been working on a project that may change your mind on this idea.

75. Interview With Fundraising Guru Lisa Hoffman -

Editor’s note: This is part one of a three-part series. If you are lucky, you are fortunate to know people who are “the real deal.” That is Lisa Hoffman. She is an experienced and talented fundraiser and coach. A woman who is both gentle and firm in her guidance, her goal is to help you reach your fundraising goals.

76. CBRE Opening Appraisal Office in Memphis -

Commercial real estate services and investment firm CBRE Group Inc. is opening valuation and advisory services divisions in Memphis and Louisville, Ky.

77. FedEx to Raise Shipping Rates in January -

NEW YORK (AP) – FedEx says it will raise a number of shipping rates in January, and will increase the surcharge on very large packages starting in November.

FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery and FedEx Freight shipping rates will rise an average of 4.9 percent on Jan. 4.

78. You Can’t Raise Money From Behind A Desk -

Editor’s note: Part two of the two-part “Fundraising in an Imperfect World” series. What if your nonprofit isn’t comprised of people with power, wealth and influence? What if your board chair can’t pick up the phone and raise $1 million? How do you compete when you feel other organizations are supported by power-brokers and you can’t get your message heard?

79. CBRE Opening Appraisal Office in Memphis -

Commercial real estate services and investment firm CBRE Group Inc. is opening valuation and advisory services divisions in Memphis and Louisville, Ky.

80. 'Hair of the Dog' Fundraiser to Benefit Humane Society -

A Cooper-Young restaurant is aiming to ease the Sunday morning woes of Saturday night revelers while raising money for a cause.

Celtic Crossing is hosting its fourth annual Hair of the Dog Brunch to benefit the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County. A canine-themed menu includes the Irish Wolfhound traditional breakfast platter. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society.

81. Memphis Zoo Preps for Largest Annual Fundraiser -

It’s a busy week at the Memphis Zoo as the destination prepares for Zoo Rendezvous, its largest annual fundraiser.

The Saturday, Sept. 12, event – dubbed Viva la Zoo! this year – will be held at the zoo, 2000 Prentiss Place, from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Memphis Zoo will close to the public at 3 p.m. Saturday with last admission at 2 p.m.

82. 'Hair of the Dog' Fundraiser to Benefit Humane Society -

A Cooper-Young restaurant is aiming to ease the Sunday morning woes of Saturday night revelers while raising money for a cause.

Celtic Crossing is hosting its fourth annual Hair of the Dog Brunch to benefit the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County. A canine-themed menu includes the Irish Wolfhound traditional breakfast platter. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society.

83. 10 Solutions to a Board That Won’t Fundraise -

Editor’s note: Part one of the two-part “Fundraising in an Imperfect World” series. What do you do if your board doesn’t have the connections, experience or willingness to be involved in fundraising? How will your nonprofit secure the money and resources it needs to deliver on its mission?

84. Four Things To Know for Your Fundraising Plan -

The fundraising plan is at the core of successful fundraising. But what exactly is a fundraising plan? Is it a spreadsheet? A list of activities? A list of potential donors and funders? Our answer: it’s this and so much more.

85. Survey: Most Economists Say Fed Will Raise Rates in 2015 -

NEW YORK (AP) — The vast majority of business economists expect the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates before the end of the year, according to a survey released Monday.

Minutes from the Fed's meeting in late July showed that officials could raise rates as early as September. Seventy-seven percent of survey respondents believe the Fed will raise rates from their current near-zero levels, but only 37 percent of respondents believe it will happen as soon as next month.

86. Raymond James Hosting Dunk-for-the-Cure Fundraiser -

Raymond James will host a Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth fundraiser in Downtown Memphis Friday, Aug. 21.

The public Dunk-for-the-Cure event will offer participants a chance to bid on dunk-tank attempts. Special guests on tap for the tank include Downtown Memphis Commission president Paul Morris, Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace and St. Jude AutoZone Liberty Bowl executive director Steve Ehrhart.

87. Pay Raises, Store Spruce-Ups Crimp Wal-Mart's Profit -

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart's second-quarter earnings report was a mixed bag: Its investments to overhaul its stores are helping to perk up sales, but they're causing more pain to the bottom line than expected.

88. Domino’s to Raise $35M for St. Jude -

Domino’s Pizza has committed to raise $35 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, starting this year.

The announcement came in tandem with the grand opening of the Domino’s Event Center at St. Jude, a flexible event space on the hospital campus that can be used for hospital fundraising events, patient and family activities, and entertainment.

89. Raise Gas Tax or Borrow? How to Fund Road Projects -

Tennessee has an $8 billion backlog of transportation projects and not enough funds to pay for them, largely because the state gas tax, which funds those projects, hasn’t been increased in 26 years.

90. Domino's to Raise $35 Million for St. Jude -

Domino’s Pizza has committed to raise $35 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, starting this year.

The announcement came in tandem with the grand opening of the Domino’s Event Center at St. Jude, a flexible event space on the hospital campus that can be used for hospital fundraising events, patient and family activities, and entertainment.

91. MIFA’s Feed the Soul Fundraiser Is ‘Memphis At Its Finest' -

Each year after MIFA’s Feed the Soul event, Sally Jones Heinz has the same thought.

“You come to this party and it really is Memphis at its finest,” said Heinz, executive director of the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association. “It’s such a diverse group of people having a really good time. Every year after the party’s over, I think this is how it needs to be – Memphis all together.”

92. Joe Cooper Case Raises Questions About County Election Commission Discretion -

The definitive ballot for the Oct. 8 Memphis election was a bit late because of a challenge by city council contender Joe Cooper.

93. Council Redisricting Plan Raises Possibility of Unintentional District Shifts -

Memphis City Council members are reviewing a proposed redrawing of their district lines that would move 9,522 Memphians into different council districts a month and a half before early voting opens for the Oct. 8 Memphis elections.

94. Nonprofit Fundraising Values -

Values are at the heart of a nonprofit and its operations. Our question to readers: What are your fundraising values?

We truly understand the importance of securing money and resources. At the same time we caution against a “money first” approach to fundraising. We believe that fundraising should be grounded in a nonprofit’s values. We offer six fundraising values for your consideration.

95. University of Tennessee Has Its Best Fundraising Year -

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee is coming off its best fundraising year ever, collecting nearly $235 million in donations for the Knoxville campus.

The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1Kpk9ZI ) reports UT had more than 39,000 donors in the fiscal year that ended June 30. The nearly $235 million in donations easily beat the previous year's total of $131 million.

96. New Daisy Renovation Signals New Era for Historic Building -

With a national partner found in Live Nation Entertainment, the New Daisy Theater is getting all dolled up to host nearly 200 musical acts annually.

The job doesn't just call for a new coat of paint to cover the decades of graffiti: the historic theater at 330 Beale is getting a complete overhaul.

97. St. Jude and Fundraising Arm Get New Board Chairs -

The boards of both St. Jude and its fundraising arm have new chairmen.

Former Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Memphis branch regional executive Martha Perine Beard has been elected as the new St. Jude board of governors chair.

98. Yellen: Fed Still on Track to Raise Rates This Year -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the Fed is on track to start raising interest rates later this year but expressed multiple concerns over headwinds that are still holding back the U.S. economy.

99. Calvary Mission Raises Money for New Shelter -

The Calvary Rescue Mission, a shelter for the homeless for almost 50 years, is launching a appeal to raise $2.9 million to build a new shelter on its current site, 960 S. Third St.

100. Calvary Rescue Mission Raises Money for New Shelter -

The Calvary Rescue Mission, a shelter for the homeless for almost 50 years, is launching a appeal to raise $2.9 million to build a new shelter on its current site, 960 S. Third St.