Written By Sarah Lutman

Sarah Lutman is a St. Paul-based independent consultant and writer for clients in the cultural, media and philanthropic sectors.

Performing Philanthropy
Participatory Grantmaking
Participatory Grantmaking

Foundations are exploring more ways to involve community members in helping boards make good funding decisions.

Economic Development as a Charitable Activity
Economic Development as a Charitable Activity

Foundations are getting into the business of business, which creates wealth and jobs for low-income communities.

Funding Philanthropy with Cryptocurrency
Funding Philanthropy with Cryptocurrency

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations got a quick education in how to handle bitcoin donations.

Farm to School Programs are Making Students Healthier
Farm to School Programs are Making Students Healthier

Nonprofits help farmers bring fresh local food to your children’s lunch table.

Nonprofits May Find Greater Success Connecting Through Stories
Nonprofits May Find Greater Success Connecting Through Stories

Nonprofits will be more effective when they share narratives that build empathy and inspire action.

Closing the Gaps
Closing the Gaps

Following a year of record donations, The Minneapolis Foundation leverages its resources to address economic and racial gaps.

Philanthropy Beyond Grantmaking
Philanthropy Beyond Grantmaking

Minnesota foundations can expand impact through program-related investments (PRIs).

Linking High School Curriculum to Workforce Needs
Linking High School Curriculum to Workforce Needs

Hutchinson’s TigerPath program stands out among Minnesota schools.

Information Trends Nonprofts Cannot Ignore
Information Trends Nonprofts Cannot Ignore

People expect easy access to an array of digital information, and Minnesota nonprofits will need to ensure that mobile pathways exist.

It's Time for Nonprofits to Sing a New Song
It's Time for Nonprofits to Sing a New Song

The new tax law requires nonprofits to rethink their case for support.

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