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
Minnesota Music Media Excels
Minnesota Music Media Excels

Our state's three largest noncommercial music stations are standouts among their national peers.

Change Agenda Accompanies New Leadership
Change Agenda Accompanies New Leadership

When a millennial succeeds a baby boomer, board members need to be open to learning from a young leader.

Speaking Truth to Power
Speaking Truth to Power

Critiques of philanthropic practices are coming from every direction, prompting some foundations to change their behavior.

Nonprofits Wish List
Nonprofits Wish List

What policy changes and appropriations do Minnesota nonprofits want from the 2019 Legislature?

Not Your Grandparents' Library: How Community Libraries Have Evolved
Not Your Grandparents' Library: How Community Libraries Have Evolved

The neighborhood library is now a global information hub and community connector.

Time for a Tune Up?
Time for a Tune Up?

Make 2019 the year your board focuses on its effectiveness.

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.

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