After 32 years of working with some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment, Lou Raiola, founder and president of Force Multiply, is ready to share what his company does. For the past three decades, he’s been working behind the scenes to bring together celebrities and nonprofits. Read More
Prepare+ Prosper helps underserved individuals save
Twin Cities-based nonprofit Prepare + Prosper has joined forces with Sunrise Banks to launch the pilot phase of its three-part FAIR (Financial Access in Reach) Financial Solution. Read More
The 2017 Community Impact Awards honored businesses, social enterprise organizations, nonprofits, initiatives and individuals making a significant impact on communities in Minnesota. Read More

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In November at the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) gala (in which Minnesota Business magazine was a media partner) the Minneapolis nonprofit awarded its Lifetime Achievement Award to Jan Jordet. She retired at the end of the year from her position as Senior Director of Consulting Solutions. Read More
On Thursday, Nov. 17, low-income military veterans will be able to access free veterinary care for their pets, thanks to a special fundraising effort by Mission Animal Hospital.
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The Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda) was awarded $1.5 million by the U.S. Department of Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). Read More

Photo courtesy of the Smile Network International.

Alpaca mittens woven by a collective of indigenous women in Peru. Shawls edged with dramatic ostrich feathers created by Zulu tribeswomen in South Africa. Handsome weekender bags constructed of leather and cowhide by a family in Ecuador. Read More
Wokie Weah has spent her career working with young people. She’s been a teacher and a principal. She has worked for UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund), the National Youth Leadership Council and more. Read More
The hum of a lawnmower and the smell of freshly-cut grass. These familiar summertime sensations are more than the pleasant benefits of working in the yard. They are the basis of a new business started by a nonprofit based in north Minneapolis. Read More