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Nomination period for members of the AFP Minnesota Board of Directors is now open

This is the time of year when we reach out to chapter members to nominate candidates. The Committee on Directorship relies heavily on our colleagues to identify experienced and committed candidates who are uniquely qualified to govern and lead the Minnesota Chapter. The chapter’s future success depends

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2017 Fundraising Conference is July 19!

Register by July 7 to avoid procrastinator rates! Current AFP Minnesota members will be receiving an email with the discount code for the member rate. The third annual Minnesota Nonprofit Fundraising Conference is designed for the entire philanthropic community. Whether you’re a volunteer or an executive director,

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Use Your Employee Professional Development Dollars to Join AFP Minnesota Today!

By Sara Spiess With many nonprofits operating on a July through June fiscal year, many of us find ourselves in a new fiscal year. If your organization allocates funding to support your employee professional development, please consider utilizing a portion of these dollars today to join AFP

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Be the Cause

By Jeremy Wells, MA, CFRE Minnesota Philanthropy Partners Immediate Past President, AFP Minnesota I have always been philanthropic…long before I knew what the term meant. My parents instilled in me, at a very early age, the importance of “giving back” and helping others.  I am blessed to

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Surviving the next Ice Bucket Challenge

Yes, I accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Within 24 hours of being nominated by the spouse of a college roommate my two boys drenched me with ice water using all of the ice cubes in the house and I posted the humbling photos online. During the

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Giving Circle Reflects Diversity in Philanthropy

AFP Minnesota’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee launched its first event with an insightful discussion lead by Mala Thao, the co-founder of the Hmong Women’s Giving Circle. About 15 individuals attended the free breakfast Dec. 4 which was open to AFPMN members and non-members. Among the many topics

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Volunteer: National Philanthropy Day Work Fun, Meaningful

Sara Spiess “Last year I volunteered to support AFP Minnesota’s National Philanthropy Day (NPD). A variety of shifts and options were offered. I picked an option that fit best into my personal schedule for the day – the after- event Clean Up shift. As a relatively new

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Celebrating an Extraordinary Philanthropic Community

On Nov. 21, 2014, AFPMN and community members will gather to celebrate the Minnesotans who inspire us as leaders, nonprofit professionals, philanthropists and volunteers. The National Philanthropy Day (NPD) luncheon at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center will be hosted by Tom Crann, Host of “All Things Considered®”

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Meet The Funders a big success!

Representatives from 12 foundations shared their funding priorities and opportunities with the Minnesota philanthropic community at “Meet The Funders” on September 24th. One participant left saying, “It was great! I’d come back next year.” Another shared how the event was a starting point for important conversations about

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First Look: Giving USA 2014

Want to know the latest trends in giving and what they mean for Minnesota? Funders and nonprofit organizations look to the annual Giving USA report for insights. Be among the first to hear expert analysis and local perspectives on the 2014 findings when Campbell & Company, in

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