If you're a business or community leader, chances are that you're involved with one or more nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits are the heart of the community, but they are also behind-the-scenes improvisers, organizers, big thinkers, problem-solvers, and economic drivers.
How are nonprofits inventing unusual ways of dealing with the usual issues? Will the recession and other trends change the timeless formula for community caring?
This issue of IQ shines a new light on central Minnesota's inspiring, evolving charities.
Ashley and Vinny Dones were eager to get pregnant after they married in March 2009. But the Florida newlyweds' happy news the following November came at an extremely stressful and uncertain time: Ashley was out of work and businesses were closing across the region.
Innovative solutions aren’t solely the province of business or industry. Nor are they cooked up by Einstein-level geniuses.
A 2010 F4 tornado or a tumultuous economic firestorm. Examining the caseload at the Otter Tail-Wadena Community Action Council, it’s hard to tell which event made the greatest impact.
When a foundation aims to strengthen an entire region, there are at least two strategies to consider.
When Laurie Hoenig decided to volunteer at the Women’s Center of Mid-Minnesota—a shelter and parental visitation dropoff center in Brainerd—she wasn’t interested in stuffing envelopes.
Businesses & Nonprofit Leaders Bear Separate but Equal Responsibilities
Are More Nonprofit Mergers & Dissolutions in Minnesota's Future?
Thrift Stores Help Charities Put the Profit Back in Nonprofit
Minnesota's Faith-Based Nonprofits Gain Higher Power
An IQ & A with Charlotte Johnson