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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?

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.

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT SUSTAINABLE NONPROFITS:

• 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.