This week on the Friday Roundtable, we bring together a group of nonprofit leaders to look at the state of charities and nonprofit organizations in Minnesota. Is passion and belief in the mission enough to make a successful nonprofit, or is more innovation and accountability needed? And what kind of lessons can nonprofits learn from the corporate world?
WHAT ROUNDTABLE GUESTS ARE READING:
Sarah Caruso is reading Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. Caruso calls her writing "exquisite."
Steve Rothschild just finished The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey, which he says is the true story of Roosevelt's adventure in Africa after his presidency.
• Transparency and Accountability. (MN Council of Nonprofits)
• How to raise $16 million from crowdfunding in one day. A look at Minnesota's GiveMN, where 4,381 nonprofits participate to raise funds online. (Forbes)
• Charity Navigator. Look up major charities to find out how they use donations.