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Minneapolis Foundation CEO takes part in Cuba seminar

The recent renewal of ties between the United States and Cuba presents new opportunities for people in both countries to collaborate and learn from each other—including members of the nonprofit community. Sandy Vargas, CEO of The Minneapolis Foundation, took part in one such learning opportunity when she visited Cuba this spring with a group organized by Hispanics in Philanthropy

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ROI Workshop Offers Tools to Help Nonprofits Measure Their Success

It’s a safe bet that the leaders of any nonprofit in the Twin Cities would say they’re doing good work in the community. A great many of them are right—but how do you measure that value…

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Setting the Stage for Future Generations

For John and Jean Geisler, doing good together has been a long-time family affair.

To facilitate their giving, John and Jean opened the John and Jean Geisler Family Fund at The Minneapolis Foundation. Recently, they decided to take the next step and involve their three daughters in their philanthropy. To get started, they had a family meeting facilitated by their Philanthropic Advisor to re-affirm the core values behind their giving…

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A Pool Where City Kids Can Learn to Swim

All Minnesota kids should have the chance to learn to swim.

That’s the guiding principle behind two major contributions that Minneapolis Foundation donors have made anonymously to Minneapolis Swims, a local nonprofit that is working to renovate a now-dry indoor swimming pool in the Phillips neighborhood…

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Investing in Change

Making a direct financial donation isn’t the only way to support the cause you care about. Some Minneapolis Foundation donors also invest in local nonprofits…

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Q&A with David Horan

The Minneapolis Foundation talked recently with David Horan, a Twin Cities wealth advisor with nearly 30 years of experience helping individuals and families achieve their financial goals. Horan talked about the circumstances in which Donor Advised Funds can be a great fit for clients—and how his own family got connected to the Foundation…

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