Performing Philanthropy

Sarah Lutman

Fostering Civility And Discovering Common Stakes

Public radio’s Krista Tippett and On Being expand their Civil Conversations Project.

by Sarah Lutman

A Taste Of Their Own Medicine

Two nonprofit management assistance programs strengthen their effectiveness by merging their organizations.

Theaters Rethink Business Models

Twin Cities Theatres of Color Coalition plays artistic and social justice roles that merit a new approach to budgets and financial support.

Expanding Affordable Housing

Businesses must join with nonprofits and the public sector to tackle worker housing shortages.

Crowdfunding Comes Of Age

You can make your year-end contributions from your sofa and support artists and entrepreneurs.

Nonprofits Are Rarely 9-5

The new federal overtime rule has nonprofits—largely reliant on government and philanthropic funding—hustling to comply with higher wage costs.

Is Your Business Fostering Racial Equity?

Change starts in our hearts, heads and homes. Here are resources to start making change.

Reducing Risk In Nonprofit Operations

Nonprofits, like businesses, will run into big trouble if they lack sufficient operating reserves, detailed continuity plans and strong boards.

Checking Out Local Charities

There are many credible sites for vetting nonprofits before making charitable contributions.

Minnesota: An Agricultural State With Many Food Deserts

Grantmakers are uniting to support programs to close food access gaps across the state.

A New Narrative For North Minneapolis

Funders work together to change the story and trajectory of a low-income neighborhood that’s emphasizing its assets.

Societal Mega-Trends Emerge In The Nonprofit Sector

Minnesota and national nonprofits are adapting to sweeping changes in the work world and the public square.

New Perspective and Local Solutions

Arts veteran Ben Cameron returns to Minnesota to lead the Jerome Foundation.

Association Builds Wealth Among Hmong

Nonprofit helps Hmong farmers grow their business, along with their crops.

Is Mark Zuckerberg's Charitable Giving A Game Changer?

What are the ripple effects from Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s charitable giving?

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Other Columns

Dale Kurschner's

Editor's Note

What Happened To Listening?

It’s time we unite, and take back ownership of our nation’s identity.

Dan Haugen's

Fuel for Thought

NABERS: Australian For Efficiency

Honeywell says Minnesota could boost commercial building efficiency by importing an energy policy from Down Under.

Tom Hubler's

It's All Relative

Family Businesses Need Active Boards

In a multi-generational family business, outside board members can bring tremendous value and help relatives shape their business strategy.

Vance Opperman's

Open Letter

Why We Need More Bill Coopers

To: Gov. Mark Dayton, State Capitol, St. Paul, Minn.

Sima Griffith's

Guest Commentary

Encouraging Entrepreneurs

Some thoughts on promoting the creation of new business in Minnesota.

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