The smart way for Minnesotans to discover, support and engage with charities.
More than ever before, early-career professionals are focused on giving. Net Impact, which serves a new generation of professionals using their careers to drive change at work and in the world, reports that two-thirds of graduating college students identify “making a difference” as a top priority in their job searches. I have seen this passion up close through my work at New Sector recruiting, training and coaching early-career Millennials. From what I’ve learned, here are a few ideas for effectively engaging this new generation in giving.
May 6 is Give Local America, a national giving day to ignite generosity for causes in the local communities where we live, work, and play! Give Local America reminds us that everyone can be a philanthropist. Across the country, local nonprofits, community foundations, and individuals will come together to give to causes that affect their communities.
Give Local America is a great day for you to get out and give to all your favorite nonprofits and schools on GiveMN. While there are no prize grants or leaderboards like on Give to the Max Day, you can find many organizations who are offering matching grants here.
How to Give Local:
Here are some of the great nonprofits and schools in Minnesota that are participating in this year’s event. Check out their pages and consider making a gift!
Thanks for using GiveMN and thanks for giving local, Minnesota!
Meet the partners who are working hard to bring the new GiveMN online giving platform to life. Watch this recorded webinar to hear from GiveMN executive director Dana Nelson as she introduces new partners Kimbia and Fast Horse. If you have any questions about the transition to Kimbia, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
GiveMN is excited to announce we are accepting applications for two AmeriCorps*VISTA positions.
GiveMN is a collaborative nonprofit venture to transform philanthropy in Minnesota. We ignite generosity and grow giving. We link donors with organizations that are working to make Minnesota a better place. By using new technologies and by providing creative ideas, we make giving simple, rewarding, and fun.
As part of a small but mighty team, VISTA members have enormous impact for nonprofits and schools across the state. GiveMN is radically changing how Minnesota organizations raise money in their communities while building their capacity toward sustainability. This hard-working, high-energy team allows members to be big fish in a small pond while learning and growing as a professional. The organization hosts one of the largest giving days in the world, Give to the Max Day, and is a national model for e-philanthropy. GiveMN and the Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation have formed a unique collaboration to bring new capacity to nonprofits and schools in order to develop more equitable online fundraising models that can be replicated to nonprofits and school districts across the country.
. AmeriCorps VISTA is a federal program. VISTA national service members are committed to bringing individuals and communities out of poverty by building capacity and providing indirect service. The priority deadline is May 9 with May 23 the final day to apply. Apply now! Click here to learn more.
As a VISTA, you will:
For a complete description of the benefits and responsibilities of being a VISTA, please consult the VISTA member handbook. To become a VISTA, you must be 18 or older and have four-year college degree.
Priority deadline for applications is May 9th!