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Natural Disasters: How to Help

Our hearts go out to those affected by recent natural disasters. If you want to help those affected, please consider these options:   Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies, a nonprofit that provides disaster relief work to people with disabilities. The official Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, established by…

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MHQ Team Eclipsed by Fun

  The MHQ has enjoyed some fun team-building time this summer. On July 29, the MHQ team participated in a 5K Color Vibe fun run at Harriet Island Park in St. Paul, Minnesota. On August 21, the team stepped outside the office over lunch to…

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Thank You StepUp Achieve Summer Intern, Ciara Williams

A warm thank-you to Ciara Williams, our wonderful summer intern.  Ciara participated in the StepUp Achieve summer jobs program, and was matched with MHQ for a summer internship.  Ciara is beginning her junior year at South High School in Minneapolis. “Ciara jumped right in and was…

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MHQ President Elected Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery Board Secretary

Kevin Ward was recently elected as an officer for the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, an organization whose mission is to end child abuse and neglect and create strong, healthy families.  Kevin has served on the board of the Crisis Nursery for three years, with his…

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Principal Partners Day

On April 18, MHQ CEO Dara Rudick participated in AchieveMinneapolis’ Principal Partner Day.  In partnership with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), AchieveMinneapolis matches community leaders with MPS principals for a half-day shadowing opportunity at their schools. Dara’s principal partner was Mary Pat Cumming, principal at FAIR…

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MHQ Participates in 50/50 Day

On May 10, the Management HQ staff team participated in the first-ever 50/50 Day.  On this day, more than 11,000 film screenings, discussions and events took place globally in companies, organizations and homes about how to get a more gender-balanced world in all sectors of…

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MHQ Welcomes Danny Ackert as Development Coordinator

Danny joined Management HQ (MHQ) in April 2017 as the Development Coordinator focused on an association client serving community mental health program providers. In his role, Danny is both leading efforts and assisting the MHQ team in strategically creating meaningful and lasting relationships for clients…

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MHQ Welcomes Sabrina Khwaja as Policy Coordinator

Sabrina is the Policy Coordinator of a MHQ client association, Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs (MACMHP), which serves community-based mental health providers. As a summer intern, Sabrina provides support for policy-related initiatives. Sabrina is a current graduate student at The University of Minnesota…

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Illinois Association of Housing Authorities Lights Event on Fire!

  On April 19, 2017, MHQ client, the Illinois Association of Housing Authorities (IAHA) held its 2½-day annual Maintenance and Management Clinic in Decatur, Illinois.  At the event, the Decatur Fire Department (DFD) literally set things on fire, leading a “Fire Prevention and Side-by-Side Burn…

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Event Sponsorships: A Golden Opportunity for Associations

In the second of a two-part event planning series, guest writer and event pro, Kalsey Beach, brings MHQ readers some insight on how to plan association events for success! Event sponsorships are a great way to earn event revenue and gain attendees. Unfortunately, event hosts…

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