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Q&A: Chanda Smith Baker, Minneapolis Foundation

What gives me optimism is conversation around not just police reform, but race and systemic issues. This time feels significantly different — the level of outcry across the world that has happened.

  • 10/24/2020
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Minnesota’s Philanthropic Network: Seeking the Light

A deep dive into the light and dark of relying on philanthropy, including lists of suggested community-based transformation funds in Minnesota.

  • 10/23/2020
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Ecolution #2: The Flavor of Money

“What is money but a way to measure value, to facilitate exchange? And what is exchange but a type of relationship between people?”

  • 10/20/2020
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Be Good to Fundraisers Month

Fundraisers have the kind of job that no one wants to know about. I quickly learned it is the kind

  • 10/27/2019
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Connecting Marginalized Entrepreneurs With Funds

At the mid-March 2018 ConnectUp! MN summit, investors and entrepreneurs in marginalized communities talked about funding opportunities. Equity crowdfunding, for-profit grants, and impact investing were part of

  • 04/01/2018
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Reducing Stigma Doesn’t Fund Mental Health

On a visit to Boneshaker Books with my child, I waved my hand at the Kate Millet titles on the

  • 03/01/2018

Evolving American philanthropy

There is a troubling paradigm that enforces a hierarchy of generosity in the field, which assumes that people who look like me are just charity cases, not generous donors.

  • 11/01/2016