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Resolved: Use (and Thank) These Sources of Nonprofit Knowledge

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Why not support the organizations that make the Minnesota nonprofit sector stronger . . . and smarter.

Whether you’re making your year-end donations or writing your New Year’s resolutions today, here’s a suggestion: Show your gratitude to Minnesota’s nonprofit infrastructure organizations.

Sure, I’m still recommending gifts to direct service groups that provide food, housing, job trainingcrisis services and other basic needs, but today it’s time to take another look at the nonprofits that serve the nonprofits:

  • I just watched the Nonprofits Assistance Fund’s new videos on depreciation, cost allocation, reserves and more.  They make learning finance basics fun!
  • MAP for Nonprofits consultants put nonprofit start-ups on the right track. Plus, their board member placement and training services promote good governance and volunteerism.
  • Admit it.  Don’t you always look for the Charities Review Council accountability seal before making a donation?  (If you don’t, you should!)
  • Looking for facts to build your case for support?  Seeking insights to guide new program development? Where would we be without Minnesota Compass?
  • How could our nonprofits function without volunteers . . . and the organization that recruits and trains them?  Hands on Twin Cities has an opportunity waiting for you.
  • And, of course, there’s the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. This statewide association leads the nation in professional development, public policy and civic engagement, nonprofit research and resources.  MCN has it all.

Click now to give . . . and to learn.  You can wrap up the year by helping organizations that provide vital services to our nonprofit community. Plus, you’ll get a head start on fulfilling your 2016 resolutions.

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