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
The Minnesota nonprofit community is facing an existential threat from factors related to the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting shutdowns and social distancing mandates. For health and human service providers, demand
This column appeared in the April issue of Twin Cities Business magazine. Concerns about the climate crisis are growing stronger, as temperatures rise and climate patterns shift, affecting everything from air quality to vegetation,
Kate Barr of Propel Nonprofits says organizations face demographic and funding shifts as well as workforce shortage and governance challenges.