Social Enterprise & Nonprofit

Minnesota Business magazine sat down with Scott Mikesh, president and executive director of Art Buddies, and wanted to know: How does Mikesh express his own creativity, and what does art mean to him?    Read More
Say what you will about millennials, one thing is certain: Their hearts are big. Their insistence on doing good while doing business is the driving force behind more companies of all sizes incorporating corporate social responsibility (CSR) into their business plans. Read More
When you hear the words “social network,” platforms like Instagram and Facebook may come to mind. But a social network that predates them all is right here in the Twin Cities: CaringBridge, a platform focused on health journeys.  Read More


Franchise marketing is an earnest, if somewhat corny, trade. One franchise opportunity promises to “help you build a great life.” Another proclaims, “You’re a trailblazer.” Maybe those messages resonate with you. Or maybe you’re a franchise skeptic. At first, I was.  Read More
Minnesota’s annual Give to the Max Day was held November 16, 2017 and raised an estimated $20,652,550.32. This surpasses last year’s record of $20.1 million raised. Second Harvest Heartland led the leaderboard with $316,525.62 raised. Read More
Deborah Jiang-Stein, founder of Minneapolis-based unPrison Project, has been recognized as one of 10 L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth Honorees for 2017. The honorees are chosen from thousands of nominees for their “unwavering commitment, drive and desire to better the lives of those around them.” Read More
Are good vibes and pay-it-forward generosity enough to sustain a community of makers and doers? CEO Nick Powley, president Mac Cameron, and their fellow CoCreateX co-founders and board members believe so. Read More
Jared Hanks is among the younger Studio/E members, but his contributions compare well to those with far more years under their belt. At Juxtaposition Arts, an organization that connects young talent from the north side of Minneapolis to the creative economy, Jared runs outreach and engagement. Read More
As a girl, Amanda LaGrange liked to “play business,” borrowing her accountant father’s discarded briefcase and calculator and pretending her walkie-talkie was a mobile phone. Read More