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  • Guest Post: Three Ways to Engage Early-Career Professionals in Giving

    Posted 5/29/14 by Brian Garshelis (0 Comments)

    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.

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  • #GiveLocalAmerica is May 6

    Posted 5/5/14 by GiveMN Team (0 Comments)

    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!

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  • GiveMN Hiring for AmeriCorps VISTAs

    Posted 4/18/14 by GiveMN (0 Comments)

    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:

    • Work full-time (40 hours/week) at the Foundation or one of our partner organizations, July 29, 2014 – August 1, 2015.
    • Receive a living allowance of approximately $850/month (before taxes).
    • Have the option to receive either an education award (approximately $5,550) or a cash stipend (approximately $1500) upon completion of your year of service.
    • Receive basic health benefits; child care support may be available.
    • Have access to high-quality professional development and training.
    • Attend monthly in-service days with your fellow VISTA members.
    • Receive monthly travel allowance from the Foundation to support use of personal vehicle or public transportation. All travel required for work will be reimbursed by the host site. A  parking allowance is provided for members working at sites where no free parking is available.
    • Receive a total of 20 paid days off (10 sick days + 10 personal days), in addition to Foundation holidays.
    • Receive mentoring and coaching from Foundation and partner staff—including preparing for life after VISTA, mock interviews, consulting on your resume, 1:1 interview coaching, job recommendations, and access to the professional networks of Foundation and partner staff.

    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.


    Apply for the Nonprofit Change Agent


    Apply for the Schools Change Agent


    Priority deadline for applications is May 9th!





    Dana Nelson

    Executive Director


    Phone: 651.325.4240

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