Nonprofit Spark – Minnesota Government Shutdown, and Community Foundations – 07/18/11
Although Minnesota’s governor and top legislative leaders have agreed to end the government shutdown, there’s still a great deal of uncertainty. Nonprofits and businesses are laying off hundreds of people every day. Listen to Angie Miller, executive director of Community Action Duluth, describe how her organization, staff and clients are being affected. The bright spot in the crisis is that her strong relationships with local community funders is helping her manage her cash flow crisis at the moment. To learn more about community foundations and their unique philanthropic role, listen to Tony Banegas, philanthropic advisor at the Arizona Community Foundation, talk about how he works with nonprofits. You’ll never fear contacting a program officer again.