UCare Foundation Awards Over $2M in Grants

The health plan provider says it issued the grants to help tackle health disparities across Minnesota.

The Fine Print

Walker Art Center reveals the art of nonprofit finance.

Minnesota Orchestra Finances: Moderato

It's great at fundraising for everything except its performance schedule.

United Way’s Nonprofit Accelerator Returns

The “Community Impact Accelerator” provides funding and consulting services for nonprofits.

YWCA Minneapolis Taps Michelle Basham as CEO

More than a decade ago, Basham founded the first shelter for homeless youth in Minneapolis.

GiveMN Bucks the Giving Trend

During GiveMN’s annual “Give to the Max Day,” the nonprofit logged a record $21.7 million in donations, marking the fourth year that donations have bested the prior year’s amount.

Bush Foundation Awards Grants to Three Minnesota Nonprofits

As winners of the 2019 Bush Prize for Community Innovation, the nonprofits will receive grant money and resources for community development endeavors.

Former State Rep. Joe Radinovich Named Head of Minnesota Hemp Group

The Minnesota Hemp Association, a nonprofit representing various hemp industry stakeholders in the state, has tapped former state representative Joe Radinovich as its executive director.

Greater Twin Cities United Way Charts a New Path

Amid declining donations, the nonprofit is reshaping its focus and turning its attention toward more ‘holistic metrics.’

St. Paul Nonprofit Nets $400K to Grow Minority-Owned Businesses

The Center for Economic Inclusion aims to encourage large companies in the area to contract with minority-owned firms.

Gary Cunningham to Leave MEDA

He’s taking a new job as president of a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit focused on addressing inequality.

Billionaire Peter Buffett Talks Philanthropy in the Twin Cities

The son of the third richest man in the world is partnering with Greater Twin Cities United Way to spark conversations about compassion.

Months After Settling Legal Battle with Dayton Administration, Nonprofit Could Get Millions in State Grants

The nonprofit collaborative EMERGE and its partners have vigorously denied that there are any major issues with their work.

Closed Mondays: Twin Cities Bucks National Museum Trend

As the country's biggest museums abandon weekly closings, the Twin Cities stands pat.

Edina Investment Firm Buys Time for Soap Factory to Save Its Building

O’Brien-Stanley Partners purchased $1.2 million of the Soap Factory’s debt to RJM Construction, boosting the nonprofit’s hopes of reclaiming the building through fundraising within six months.

Minneapolis Institute of Art Director Kaywin Feldman Tapped to Lead National Gallery of Art

When Feldman moves on the Washington D.C. gallery in March 2019 to replace retiring director Earl Powell, she’ll end a highly successful 10 years with Mia, as well as become the first woman to head the National Gallery.

Year-Long Search for Walker Art Center Leader Ends, New York Curator Mary Ceruti Chosen

Ceruti will assume the Walker post following more than 20 years in the business and 17 years as executive director and chief curator with nonprofit art institution SculptureCenter in Long Island City, New York.

Tom Hubler Sums Up Family Business Success

The family business consultant pours a career’s worth of advice into a new book.

Best Buy Expands Efforts to Teach Technology to Underserved Teens

The retailer is launching an achievement gap awareness campaign featuring Minneapolis students.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Backs Out of Starkey Hearing Gala

Alice Cooper and Sinbad will perform at the fundraiser on Sunday.

Weisman Art Museum Director Lyndel King Announces Retirement

The long-time curator and director is leaving after having joined the museum 40 years ago.

Greater Twin Cities United Way President, CEO Sarah Caruso to Retire

The nonprofit’s board has already launched a search committee to find Caruso’s replacement.

Modernizing Mia at a Time When Legacy Art Institutions are Struggling to Adapt

A decade into her tenure, Kaywin Feldman discusses disruption, reinvention and the dangers of relying exclusively on data.

United Way's Funding Bind

With a downturn in donations, TCB asks CEO Sarah Caruso how the nonprofit's business model is adapting and what roles it plays beyond grantmaking.

Dog Therapy Nonprofit Gets Rebranded During All-Night Challenge

The RedEye Rebrand helped Canine Inspired Change put a new paw forward.

Car Repair Shop Gives Workers A Lift

A local nonprofit is helping low-wage workers overcome the crushing cost of car repairs.

Give To The Max Day Overloads GiveMN's Website

Nonprofits and donors are frustrated by another year of problems on the state's largest day of online charitable giving.

Solera Property Goes From Hot Rooftop To Nonprofit Offices

900 Hennepin changes directions with the help of Minneapolis taxpayers.

ILEA Quick Tips For Event Planners: September 2016

How to host the perfect fundraising event for your nonprofit.

MPR, Mayo Clinic Strike Deal To Offer Classical Music To Patients

Is this harmony in health care?

Minneapolis Institute Of Arts Posts Record Attendance For 2016 Fiscal Year

Several noteworthy art shows and centennial celebrations helped the museum attract more visitors than ever before.

A Princely Sum

Taxes, lawsuits and a guessing game over his ultimate worth are just part of the drama to come as experts unravel Prince’s financial legacy.

In Pod(casts) We Trust

Public radio’s downloadable future.

StoneArch Gives Nonprofit A New Look

It’s part of the marketing agency’s annual pro-bono, 24-hour challenge.

How Green Is My Capital Campaign?

Can two downtown Minneapolis park projects both green up in competition for philanthropic dollars?

Spurned Turf: Why Minneapolis' Northside Lacks Jobs

Few businesses are located in the city's poorest quadrant. Can anyone change that?

DEED's New Opportunity Office Aims To Make Economy Inclusive For All Minnesotans

Minnesotans have known about the huge disparities between whites and communities of color for years. How to close those disparities is another question.

GHR Foundation Gives $18M To St. Catherine University

One of the foundation's benefactors has strong ties to the university.

Are You Ready For WeDo? It's Here

Minneapolis' newest cultural district has a flashy name and a goal of reviving the areas around Hennepin Avenue from the river to the Walker.

The Iron Range Wants You To Visit

Iron Range tourist attractions band together to try to get northern visitors to think of more than the North Shore.

Target And General Mills Pledge $6M To Northside Achievement Zone

The companies’ charitable giving arms are concerned about a looming workforce gap.

MPR's Florida Boondoggle

Millions in losses made up by asset sales.

Ex-Community Action CEO Indicted On Embezzlement Charges

Bill Davis allegedly diverted at least $250,000 for personal use between his family and friends that paid for vacations and a new car.

Does The Minnesota Orchestra Have Sustainable Labor Contracts?

The orchestra's finances might not be as stable as they seem.

MPR's Parent Co. Unloading Deficit-Saddled Classical South Florida

American Public Media Group to take loss on sale.

Q&A: Bob Fuchs, Manager Of The Electric Fetus

How the popular music landmark is tackling changing trends and maintaining relevance in the dawn of digital.

Surviving As A Small Theater

In a world dominated by multiplexes, single-screen theaters have to differentiate to stay alive.

Minneapolis-Based Nonprofit Helps Disabled Adults Find Meaningful Work

Founded four decades ago in Red Wing, Opportunity Services has 10 offices in Minnesota, three in Florida and one in Massachusetts.

How Immigrants In The Twin Cities Build The Economy—And Revitalize Neighborhoods

A new report uncovers some surprising facts about the impact of immigrant-owned small businesses.

Starkey Heads To Phoenix For ‘Super Bowl Hearing Mission'

The foundation will enlist pro football players, musicians to help outfit scores of pre-screened patients with new hearing devices.

Update: After The Minnesota Cup

Startups in the state see success after winning the funding contest.

Garth Brooks' Gargantuan Run: By The Numbers

The economic impact of the country music legend's November Target Center run.

Will Downtown East’s Momentum Boost Concert Venue Plans?
How The Minnesota Orchestra Got Its Mojo Back

What might be the most surprising thing isn’t just how well things have gone in the 10 months since the end of the lockout. It’s that the changes happened so rapidly — after so much rancor.

How ’Bout a World’s Fair?

Mark Ritchie wants to bring one to the Twin Cities in 2023. He’ll need more than luck.

Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Cash

Is the Replacements’ 2015 reunion tour making up for a career of meager paydays?

Homeownership Nonprofit Gets Boost From U.S. Bank

Multimillion-dollar investment will help about 20 Twin Citians move into homes.

Little Mekong Night Market Drawing Big Crowds On University Avenue

A final Night Market for the summer will be held Sept. 6 and a day market is set for Sept. 21 near Mai Village.

Book Publisher Graywolf Press Turns 40

The Minneapolis-based literary publishing house has been winning every award in sight. But is it making money?

Brave New Workshop Expands In Downtown Mpls.

The storied improv comedy troupe is continuing to grow by purchasing a building in Minneapolis' downtown theater district, which will house its school and offices.

Two Former Colleagues Reunite To Launch Exec Search Firm

Marcia Ballinger and Lars Leafblad have formed Ballinger | Leafblad, Inc., and their initial clients include the Bush Foundation, CaringBridge, the University of Minnesota, and more.

St. Ben’s Settles Petters Clawback; Legal Costs Mounting

St. Ben's agreed to settle a “clawback” lawsuit filed by the trustee of Tom Petters’ bankruptcy estate; meanwhile, the cost of such litigation, including fees paid to accounting and law firms, keeps growing.

Employees Of 3 MN Cos. Make List Of Fortune 500 "Heroes"

Employees from U.S. Bancorp, Ecolab, and Thrivent were named to Fortune’s “Heroes of the 500” list, which recognizes acts of charity and courage.

Homeless Vets Housing Project Breaks Ground At Ft. Snelling

The apartment complex will include some additional specialized services for the veterans.

Mpls. Weighs “Deconstruction” Alternative To Demolition

The City of Minneapolis might work with a nonprofit to determine the financial feasibility of “deconstruction,” which is described as a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional demolition.

Minneapolis About To Sell Historic Hollywood Theater For $1

Step inside and the interior—with a fountain in the lobby, terrazzo tile floors and stadium seating for nearly 1,000—is pure Art Deco.

18 MN Nonprofits To Get Free Websites From The Nerdery

The Nerdery and volunteer Web professionals have already donated $4 million worth of free web-development services to nonprofits since the program began in 2008.

MN Tech Firm’s Health Care Site Enlists Pro Athletes

GamePlan4Me was designed by St. Paul-based tech firm Augeo and has partnered with more than 15 professional athletes, most recently Kobe Bryant.

Architect Sought For $97M Target Center Renovation

The $97 million Target Center revamp is now open for bids from architectural and engineering firms looking to finalize the project’s design.

MPR Parent American Public Media Names New CFO

Morris Goodwin will fill a vacancy left after longtime Chief Financial Officer Mark Alfuth retired last summer.

The Current Gets Its Own Beer Through Schell’s Licensing Deal

August Schell Brewing Company is poised to debut a limited-edition beer named after local radio station The Current.

Goodwill Keeps Growing In The Twin Cities

The nonprofit has added several local stores in the past couple of years and is now considering a new location in St. Paul.

See How The 400 Bar Is Changing For Its Move To MOA

The hole-in-the-wall music venue will re-emerge as a “music complex” and is gaining some serious square-footage with its move to the fourth floor of the megamall.

Entrepreneur Of The Yr. Awards Seek Nominations

Ernst & Young is seeking nominations for outstanding entrepreneurs in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

MN Nonprofit Cuts $2.5M In Costs, Hires New Finance Leader

Volunteers of America-Minnesota has embarked on an aggressive cost-cutting effort, and it has tapped a former Planned Parenthood leader to help it resolve its revenue crisis.

A World's Fair In Minnesota? A Group Of Ardent Fans Wants To Make It Happen

The last World’s Fair on U.S. soil was held in New Orleans in 1984, and it went bankrupt.

With Minnesota Orchestra Lockout Over, Businesses And City Tally Losses

Minneapolis finance officials estimate city restaurants, like MASA, left, lost $1.7 million in dining revenues for the season.

Long Lockout Of Minnesota Orchestra Musicians Officially Over

The vote of the musicians was complex, because members of the orchestra are scattered around the globe, performing with symphony orchestras elsewhere.

Report: MN Orchestra Lockout May Be Nearing An End

Sources tell the Star Tribune that a settlement may be imminent.

Major MN Nonprofit Cuts Jobs Due To Revenue Shortfall

Volunteers of America-Minnesota, one of the state’s largest nonprofits, said the government shutdown and sequester are largely responsible for lower revenue.

Debate Over Orchestra Hall Lease Continues

The group Save Our Symphony is urging the city to end its lease with Minnesota Orchestra management; orchestra leaders, however, say they provided sufficient financial information and are in compliance with the lease’s terms.

U Of M Press Finds Success With Norwegian Mystery

The Land of Dreams is the first book in Vidar Sundstøl’s “Minnesota Trilogy,” and it became the University of Minnesota Press’ biggest seller of 2013.

Pollen Leaders Discuss OTA Merger, Bush Funding

Locally based digital-networking site Pollen merged with South Dakota-based OTA, and it has received a commitment of up to $3 million in funding over three years.

Minnesota Orchestra Association Offers 'Artistic' Report On Orchestra Hall Lease

Under terms of the Orchestra Hall lease, the Minnesota Orchestral Association is required to show how the facility is being used—and will be used—to promote the arts in Minneapolis.

St. Paul Orchestra Uses New Surplus To Pay Down Deficit

The organization ended its latest fiscal year with a surplus, which it will use to whittle down its accumulated deficit to $511,941.

2 MN Cos. Make Fortune’s “Blue Ribbon” List

3M and Target both made four of Fortune’s high-profile annual lists, earning them spots on the magazine’s 2013 best-of compilation.

U.S. Cities Still Struggling, But It Doesn’t Seem So Dire In Minneapolis

In recent years, studies by Forbes, the Brookings Institution and USA Today found that Minneapolis had bounced back—or bounced ever so gently—on the galloping waves of the recession.

Take Your Clients To These Iconic Theaters

From Theatre in the Round to the Guthrie, there are plenty of options for treating clients to a show.

How To Keep Minneapolis-St. Paul Prosperous

For Minneapolis and St. Paul to remain prosperous, we should learn from other cities, like Denver.

MN Cos. Donate To Philippines Typhoon Relief Efforts

Some of Minnesota’s largest companies have committed hundreds of thousands in dollars and services to disaster relief in the Philippines.

Thrivent Embroiled In Legal Battle With State Of California

Thrivent says California’s Controller is requesting too much personal information about Thrivent members; the Controller counters that he’s entitled to the records for auditing purposes.

Target And General Mills Are Top MN Grantmakers

Target and General Mills each paid cash grants of more than $100 million last year, although both companies allocated just 18 percent of those grants within Minnesota.

North Minneapolis Still Struggling To Recover From 2011 Tornado

The process of identifying owners and buying or condemning “eyesore” properties, City Council President Barbara Johnson says, is bureaucratic “paper jungle” that inevitably takes time.

Mpls. Adds New Rules For Banks Handling Public Dollars

Minneapolis officials recently announced that it has made changes to an ordinance in an effort to increase the transparency of organizations that provide banking services to the city.

Mpls. Small-Biz Owners Talk Strategy, Successes (With Video)

The owners of Dogwood Coffee Bar, Regla De Oro, Butter Bakery Café, and Hot Indian Foods discussed their entrepreneurial endeavors.

CaringBridge Teams With Hallmark For Website Content

Users of CaringBridge websites will be able to select Hallmark-produced phrases and images to include when signing “guestbooks”; the partnership also includes a greeting card contest.

Vänskä Resigns On Anniversary Of Orchestra Lockout

Osmo Vänskä, who led the Minnesota Orchestra for the last decade, resigned after planned Carnegie Hall concerts were canceled.

Hazelden CEO, Industry Pros Discuss Merger Details

No money changed hands in the nonprofit mega-merger, which creates an entity with annual revenue of approximately $180 million.

Legislators Agree On Disaster Relief But Disagree On Tax-Repeal Measures

“It was pretty clear that they are not interested in repealing these taxes,” Senate Minority Leader David Hann said shortly after the Senate passed the disaster relief measure 59-0.

MN Orchestra Players Reject Management’s Latest Offer

The musicians’ negotiating committee said they rejected management’s latest contract offer.

MN Orchestra Players: We Rejected New Contract Offer

Orchestra management has asked musicians to vote on its offer, which would not eliminate the orchestra’s budget deficit, by September 9. But musicians say they already rejected the proposal.

Minnesota Cup Names Six Division Winners

The statewide entrepreneurial competition has chosen six divisional winners out of more than 1,000 Minnesota entrees.

MN Cup Names 2013 Finalists

Narrowed from a pool of 57 semifinalists, the 18 selected finalists will now compete for a share of $200,000 in prize money.

State Doles Out $2.8M In Grants To Aid Small Cos.

Eleven different groups that support new businesses will receive between $84,000 and $450,000 in two-year grants.

Mpls. App Developer Red Stamp Acquired By Taylor Corp.

Red Stamp will retain its brand name, website, and offerings following the acquisition.

Entourage Takes Over Fine Line, Insert Coins

The operator of the Aqua Nightclub & Lounge is adding to its portfolio of Minneapolis venues, with plans for additional expansion on the horizon.

Artists Sought To Fill Vacant Block E Storefronts

One goal of the new program is to “promote leasable space in a new light to potential tenants.”

Thrivent, Others Urge Congress To Retain Tax Exemption

Thrivent Financial and other “fraternal benefit societies” are making a push to ensure they remain tax-exempt when the writers of the nation’s tax code start with a “blank slate.”

Minnesota Orchestra Cancels Six Summer Concerts As Musician Lockout Continues

The musicians have been locked out since October 1 due to a contract dispute.

3M Contest To Award $10K To Best Gift-Wrapper

Talented gift-wrappers are invited to submit videos displaying their skills; eight finalists will be selected to vie for the grand prize in New York.

MN Law Firm Accuses Nonprofit Of “Trademark Bullying”

Local law firm Fare Grange claims that an advocacy group has engaged in “trademark bullying.” The advocacy group, meanwhile, said that it must protect its trademarks to avoid confusion among potential donors.

Hedge Fund President Steps Down To Focus On Nonprofit

Whitebox Advisors is conducting a search for a new president as its current one steps down to focus on the Twin Cities nonprofit Charity Aware.

New Minnesota Laws Take Effect July 1: Taxes On Top Incomes, Cigarettes; More Money For Schools

The new laws also include a total of $496.1 million to fund dozens of arts, parks, trails, and natural resources projects throughout the state.

MN Aims to Attract Filmmakers with $10M Incentive

The Minnesota Film Production Jobs Program will provide film companies with monetary reimbursements over the next two years if they agree to film in Minnesota.

Proposed Charitable-Giving Tax-Law Change Didn’t Survive Conference Committee

The controversial House plan to change charitable deduction rules died in the tax conference committee.

30 Plans to Improve St. Paul Vie for $1M Prize

Thirty ideas for improving St. Paul—ranging from the construction of a “floating museum” to mobile food shelves—are competing for a $1 million prize.

MN Orchestra Cancels Season; SPCO Names New President

One Twin Cities orchestra has called off its remaining concerts this season, while another resumed performances and picked a new, albeit familiar, leader.

Nonprofits Nervous About Proposed Minnesota Tax Change on Charitable Contributions

Nonprofits worry the change could mean that Minnesotans might be less motivated to donate because the current state tax break would be substantially cut.

SPCO Players Ratify Contract; Concerts Resume May 9

Musicians agreed to salary cuts, and the orchestra will be reduced in size; players are now calling for the appointment of a new leader for the orchestra’s management organization, one that would replace its interim president.

New Ad Campaign Teaches Baseball as a Life Lesson

Martin Williams’ new campaign for the Twins Community Fund works to reintroduce city kids to baseball.

Tentative Deal Signals End to St. Paul Orchestra Lockout

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra musicians, who have been locked out since October, have agreed to vote on management’s latest offer, although management must first reach a separate agreement with a national union.

Locked-Out St. Paul Musicians Make Last-Minute Move

Musicians rejected the latest contract offer but then proposed a few amendments—just hours before management was scheduled to meet and discuss the organization’s future.

CaringBridge CEO to Step Down, Run for U.S. Congress

Sona Mehring announced plans to run for Congress in Minnesota's Second Congressional District, which is currently represented by Republican John Kline.

SPCO Musicians Reject Contract Offer as Deadline Nears

Musicians rejected management’s latest contract offer in a “non-binding” vote; management has said it will be forced to cancel the remainder of the season if a deal is not reached by April 8.

Community Group Mulls Launch of New St. Paul Orchestra Org.

Two Minnesota lawmakers are among those examining the possibility of establishing “a new organization to host a world‐class chamber orchestra in St. Paul.”

Mayor Coleman Intervenes in SPCO Dispute; New Offer Made

An intervention by St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman into the months-long labor dispute prompted Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra management to update its contract offer to locked-out musicians.

RESET Focuses on Achievement Gap, Shows Ways to Close It

A PSA from the Minneapolis Foundation will kick off a broader campaign to raise awareness of the achievement gap in Minnesota and strategies to shrink it.

TPT Evolves to Be a Broader Media Company

TPT tunes into the evolution in media with a $30 million fundraising campaign.

No Pickles, No Water

A local audio branding agency creates a soundtrack to highlight a global crisis.

Former Twin Cities Leader Aims to Revitalize Detroit

The Kresge Foundation, led by former McKnight Foundation President Rip Rapson, unveiled a 50-year blueprint for Detroit and pledged $150 million to help revitalize the ailing city.

Steve Schussler Transforms a Historic Eden Prairie Barn

With a new name and a slew of renovations, a historic Eden Prairie barn looks to become the place to be.

Local Execs Share Their Favorite Works of Art

Twin Cities museums offer a colorful change of scenery and an array of dining options. We asked local execs to share their favorite locales and works of art.

The American Refugee Committee Beats Donor Fatigue

The American Refugee Committee’s award-winning Somalia campaign.

Survey: Twin Cities 1st for Volunteerism, MN Ranks 4th

Rankings were based on percentage of residents that volunteered in 2011, which was 37 percent for the Twin Cities area and 38 percent for Minnesota.

GiveMN’s 4th Annual “Give to the Max Day” is Thursday

Last year, the event raised $13.56 million for Minnesota nonprofits and charities.

U.S. Bank Develops Bell-Ringer App for Salvation Army

The bank donated the time of one of its iPhone app designers to create the app, which aims to help The Salvation Army meet its goal of filling 120,000 one-hour time slots at 400 locations across the Twin Cities.

MN Cos. Pledge More than $1.25M for Sandy Recovery

Local companies have pledged monetary support to the American Red Cross and other charities, but they have also offered other types of aid, including truckloads of food, paid vacation to employees dedicated to providing relief, and matching employee contributions; total donations exceed $1.25 million in value.

SPCO Players Reject Offer; More Concerts to Be Canceled

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra musicians have rejected a labor contract offer, spurring the orchestra’s management to plan additional concert cancellations.

SPCO Is 2nd Locked-Out Twin Cities Orchestra

While the Minnesota Orchestra has been locked out all month, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra had continued working under a “play-and-talk” arrangement; but its musicians have now also been locked out, and performances are canceled through November 4.

MN Orchestra Locks Out Players, Cancels Concerts

The musicians rejected a proposal from the orchestra’s leaders, which would have cut players’ average annual pay from $135,000 to $89,000; the organization, which said it can’t afford to continue paying players under the former contract, subsequently locked out the musicians.

Tonka Beer: The Cause That Refreshes

Tonka Beer is the latest in a line of local brews to eschew profits.

Inside Glamorama

The ins and outs of the Twin Cities’ highest-profile annual fashion/charity event.

MN CEOs Help Raise $30M for Twin Cities Public TV

Twin Cities Public Television has already raised $20 million and is using the money to launch a wide array of digital services in addition to its television channels.

Walker Art Center Might Have America’s Best Restroom

The art museum is one of 10 finalists for this year’s “America’s Best Restroom” contest.

Collaborative Workspace in NE Mpls. Opens Retail Shop

The Mill, which grants its members access to a variety of tools and equipment, has opened a retail space where members can sell their creations to the public.

Ideas that Kick Gives CaringBridge a Healing Makeover

CaringBridge needed a refresh and found a partner in ad agency Ideas that Kick

Annual Starkey Foundation Gala Raises Record $7.6M

The Starkey Hearing Foundation raised $7.6 million at its 12th annual gala, which attracted celebrities Bill Clinton, Robin Williams, and Chevy Chase, among others.

MN Takes Steps to Simplify Solar Panel Installation Process

The Minnesota Department of Commerce said it will start working with local governments to create a more streamlined process for installing solar panels.

Jennifer Ford Reedy Appointed President of The Bush Foundation

Jennifer Ford Reedy, who currently serves as chief of staff and vice president of strategy for Minnesota Philanthropy Partners, will assume the new position on September 4.

PR Firm McFarland Cahill Closing; Co-owner Launches New Firm

Teresa McFarland’s new firm, McFarland Communications, will offer many of the same traditional PR services as McFarland Cahill Communications, but it will increase its focus on content creation for digital platforms.

Twin Cities Rise Gets $1.5M to Help Ex-Prisoners Find Jobs

Reentry Connect, a collaboration between Twin Cities Rise! and RS Eden, will use the funding to provide work force development assistance to previously incarcerated women.

MN Swedish Institute Asks Colbert to Man Twitter Account

The American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis has asked the comedian to take control of its Twitter account in the days leading up to the opening of its new Nelson Cultural Center.

3 MN Co. Foundations Give Grants for PBS 50+ Website

Foundations run by General Mills, Medtronic, and Land O'Lakes collectively granted PBS $1.7 million to develop a website centered around the aging Baby Boomers.

MN Museums: $674M in Economic Impact in '11

A University of Minnesota Extension study found that the state's 562 museums are also a boon for Minnesota's tourism industry; last year, an estimated 1.7 million people visited museums outside of their home regions, each spending an average of $24.35.

Pulitzers Given for Work Produced by 2 MN Arts Orgs.

The 2012 Pulitzer in music went to Silent Night, which was commissioned by the Minnesota Opera and premiered last November at the Ordway Center in St. Paul-and this year's Pulitzer in poetry was awarded to Life on Mars, written by New Yorker Tracy K. Smith and published by Minneapolis-based Graywolf Press.

New Law Limits Charities' Liability in Clawback Suits

A new law changes the statute of limitations from six years to two years for clawback lawsuits seeking fraudulent transfers made to charitable organizations.

MN Nonprofit, College Asked to Return Large Petters Gifts

Lawsuits that attempt to claw back funds given to Minnesota Teen Challenge and the College of St. Benedict come at the same time the Minnesota Legislature approved a bill that would prohibit clawback actions involving charities and religious organizations after a two-year statute of limitations.

Nonprofit College Possible Gets $1M for Nat'l Growth

The Minnesota nonprofit will use the funding from venture philanthropy fund New Profit to pursue a plan to grow nationally and reach 20,000 students annually.

Vinyl Decision-April 2012

With CD sales softening, music production house Noiseland Industries found a surprising new revenue source.

Unplug & Get Your Hands Dirty

It may not have the status of “industry,” but it’s more than a scene. How making posters became a business in the Twin Cities.

United Way Recognizes 22 Corporate and Agency Partners

Land O'Lakes, GE Capital Fleet Services, Bassford Remele, and Burlington Northern Santa Fe took the top corporate awards.

Bruininks Named Interim Leader of The Bush Foundation

The former University of Minnesota president has stepped in to lead The Bush Foundation as it searches for a permanent replacement for Peter Hutchinson, who resigned in January.

Still Living in the Plastic Age

Minneapolis’s Taiga Records produces avant-garde music in an old-school format.

New Concert Venue, The Brick, to Debut in Downtown Mpls.

The Brick, which is located in the space formerly occupied by Club 3 Degrees, is currently under renovation and will begin hosting performances in late March.

Bush Foundation President Peter Hutchinson Resigns

Peter Hutchinson, who has served as president of the St. Paul-based foundation since 2007, will step down this month but will continue to serve in an advisory role for select projects.

Report: MN Nonprofits in Survival Mode

The Star Tribune reported that in order to survive a weak economic recovery and state and federal budget cuts, many nonprofits are cutting costs and consolidating with other organizations.

Genesys Works Founder Among Forbes' "Impact 30"

Rafael Alvarez, founder and CEO of Genesys Works, was recognized for his business' social entrepreneurship. The nonprofit operates a program in St. Paul and has partnered with a long list of local businesses.

Give to the Max Day Raised $13.56M for MN Charities

The total funds raised during the third annual event surpassed last year's donations but were shy of the money raised in 2009; the event set a new record, however, for the number of participating donors and benefiting charities.

Spotlight-Art and Design as Branding-November 2011

Permanent Art and Design Group is developing a creative agency model by tapping the talents of local artists.

WomenVenture Event to Feature Celeb. Journalist

The annual event that supports women's economic prosperity programs will have Connie Chung talking about successes and challenges during her four-decade career.

Vikings Players Wait Tables at Manny's for a Cause

Manny's, one of downtown Minneapolis' hot spots for the business crowd, will host "Celebrity Waiter Night," featuring Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway and other notables.

Twin Cities Rise! Wins $50K Innovation Award

The local nonprofit, which trains under-employed and unemployed people for placement in long-term jobs, was chosen from a pool of about 900 entries as one of five winners in the "Powering Economic Opportunity: Create a World that Works" competition.

Pentair-Sponsored MN Idea Open Names $15K Winner

The Minnesota Idea Open selected a concept called "Minnesota FarmWise" as the winner of its recent competition, which asked Minnesotans how they would use $15,000 to help their community become aware of and address water issues.

Artists Behind Local Poster Show Design Trek Bikes

The folks behind the growing Artcrank poster show applied their skills to design a new limited edition line of Trek commuter bikes.

3 Water Solutions Vying for $15K in MN Idea Open

Voting is now open online and at the Minnesota State Fair for the Pentair-sponsored Minnesota Idea Open, which will award $15,000 to help implement an idea for addressing the state's water issues.

Bill Clinton Next Political Celeb. to Speak at MN Event

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation's Spirit of the Heart gala in October.

Construction Begins on New Theater in City Center

Hennepin Theatre Trust has moved into new offices in downtown Minneapolis, and construction of the New Century Theatre begins in full force on Friday.

Special Focus-Memorable Events-August 2011

Twin Cities–area meeting planners create stunning events that serve corporate and institutional clients.

Star-Studded Starkey Gala Raises $7.2M

The Starkey Hearing Foundation raised $7.2 million at its annual event-which attracted more than 1,600 guests, including celebrities like Bill Clinton, Miley Cyrus, and Kevin Costner.

MN Nonprofit in Running for $50K Innovation Prize

Twin Cities Rise! is one of 15 semifinalists selected from a pool of roughly 900 entries. It's recognized for its pay-for-performance model, through which the organization receives funding in exchange for meeting benchmarks and tracking participant success.

Starters-Setting the Table in Africa-June 2011

In a new initiative from General Mills and Cargill, philanthropy is market building and vice versa.

A Team Experience

6 creative ways to enhance cohesion in a company.

Fullfilling the Mission

Hourglass is a temp agency with a distinctive market specialty: nonprofits.

Q & A with Jodi Schoenauer

A discussion with One Percent Club board member Jodi Schoenauer.

Billionaire Peter Buffett Talks Philanthropy in the Twin Cities

The son of the third richest man in the world is partnering with Greater Twin Cities United Way to spark conversations about compassion.

Months After Settling Legal Battle with Dayton Administration, Nonprofit Could Get Millions in State Grants

The nonprofit collaborative EMERGE and its partners have vigorously denied that there are any major issues with their work.

Closed Mondays: Twin Cities Bucks National Museum Trend

As the country's biggest museums abandon weekly closings, the Twin Cities stands pat.

Edina Investment Firm Buys Time for Soap Factory to Save Its Building

O’Brien-Stanley Partners purchased $1.2 million of the Soap Factory’s debt to RJM Construction, boosting the nonprofit’s hopes of reclaiming the building through fundraising within six months.

Minneapolis Institute of Art Director Kaywin Feldman Tapped to Lead National Gallery of Art

When Feldman moves on the Washington D.C. gallery in March 2019 to replace retiring director Earl Powell, she’ll end a highly successful 10 years with Mia, as well as become the first woman to head the National Gallery.

Year-Long Search for Walker Art Center Leader Ends, New York Curator Mary Ceruti Chosen

Ceruti will assume the Walker post following more than 20 years in the business and 17 years as executive director and chief curator with nonprofit art institution SculptureCenter in Long Island City, New York.

Tom Hubler Sums Up Family Business Success

The family business consultant pours a career’s worth of advice into a new book.

Best Buy Expands Efforts to Teach Technology to Underserved Teens

The retailer is launching an achievement gap awareness campaign featuring Minneapolis students.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Backs Out of Starkey Hearing Gala

Alice Cooper and Sinbad will perform at the fundraiser on Sunday.

Weisman Art Museum Director Lyndel King Announces Retirement

The long-time curator and director is leaving after having joined the museum 40 years ago.

Greater Twin Cities United Way President, CEO Sarah Caruso to Retire

The nonprofit’s board has already launched a search committee to find Caruso’s replacement.

Modernizing Mia at a Time When Legacy Art Institutions are Struggling to Adapt

A decade into her tenure, Kaywin Feldman discusses disruption, reinvention and the dangers of relying exclusively on data.

United Way's Funding Bind

With a downturn in donations, TCB asks CEO Sarah Caruso how the nonprofit's business model is adapting and what roles it plays beyond grantmaking.

Dog Therapy Nonprofit Gets Rebranded During All-Night Challenge

The RedEye Rebrand helped Canine Inspired Change put a new paw forward.

Car Repair Shop Gives Workers A Lift

A local nonprofit is helping low-wage workers overcome the crushing cost of car repairs.

Give To The Max Day Overloads GiveMN's Website

Nonprofits and donors are frustrated by another year of problems on the state's largest day of online charitable giving.

Solera Property Goes From Hot Rooftop To Nonprofit Offices

900 Hennepin changes directions with the help of Minneapolis taxpayers.

ILEA Quick Tips For Event Planners: September 2016

How to host the perfect fundraising event for your nonprofit.

MPR, Mayo Clinic Strike Deal To Offer Classical Music To Patients

Is this harmony in health care?

Minneapolis Institute Of Arts Posts Record Attendance For 2016 Fiscal Year

Several noteworthy art shows and centennial celebrations helped the museum attract more visitors than ever before.

Displaying results 1-20 (of 173)
  < 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9  >