One might think that a global pandemic and the ensuing lockdown that prohibited many kinds of in-person gatherings would put a damper on Minnesotans’ enthusiasm for volunteering for local nonprofits.
If you don’t work at a nonprofit or a grantmaking organization, you might be surprised to learn that applying for and receiving even a small grant can involve myriad and
This past year was tumultuous for leaders, managers, and supervisors. They spent their time working through challenges such as learning to lead remote teams; understanding practices that limit, discourage, or
Tonya Allen becomes the fifth president of the McKnight Foundation on March 1. With more than $100 million in annual grantmaking, the foundation plays a catalytic role for Minnesota’s nonprofits,
Minnesota Public Radio launched a new podcast series called Small Change in late September. The series is the creation of Chris Farrell, senior economics contributor, and Twila Dang, entrepreneur and
A recent Council on Foundations report starts with the observation that 2020 has been “a year of multiple, compounding, and ongoing crises that are affecting millions of Americans” and urges
Most private foundations derive all or some of their revenue from earnings on invested endowment funds. The rule of thumb for spending from an endowment centers on a rate somewhere
The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota (WFM) makes grants, invests in research, creates cross-sector partnerships, and advocates for policies that seek to advance the status of women and girls, particularly females