Friday Roundtable rewind: state of nonprofits in MN

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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?


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.

Trista Harris is re-reading Dan Pallota's Uncharitable. She also recommends his Ted talk.


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.

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