CHICAGO, September 17, 2009 — Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the largest independent nonprofit advisory service of its kind, today announced the opening of an office in Chicago to serve donors across the Midwest. The move, which will significantly expand the scope of professional philanthropy services available to donors and their financial and legal advisors, builds on the firm’s longtime activities and growing client base in the region.

St. Paul, MN, August 5, 2009 — Strategic Fundraising, Inc., one of the nation’s premier telefundraising agencies serving clients in the nonprofit and political sectors, is pleased to welcome accomplished fundraising and business development executive Doug Hauth as Director of Strategic Partnerships.

CHICAGO, July 21, 2009 — The Joyce Foundation has announced the appointment of Edmund Miller—a 20 year veteran of protecting the environment at Great Lakes area foundations—as environment program manager. In this role, Miller will determine Joyce’s environment program’s direction and priorities as well as actively engage with organizations committed to developing clean energy and clean water policies in the Great Lakes region.

Portland, ME, June 2009 — The Planet Dog Foundation (PDF), Planet Dog's non-profit arm, is proud to announce the recipients of their latest grants.  Grants ranging from $3,000- $7,000 have been awarded to Assistance Dogs of the West; Gabriel's Angels; Hearing and Service Dogs of Minnesota; NEADS; Susquehanna Service Dogs; Teacher's Pet and Working Dogs for Conservation.

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, Minn., June 4, 2009 — The Minneapolis-St. Paul office of Weber Shandwick has been chosen by the National Marrow Donor Program to head the organization's largest annual awareness campaign. The "Be The Match(SM) Marrowthon" campaign, which runs June 8-22, will work to reach a diverse audience of current and potential bone marrow donors and advocates. For thousands of people with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases, a marrow transplant offers a second chance at life.

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