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    Record-breaking donations on Give to the Max Day in Minnesota

    Nov. 24, 2014, 10:15 a.m., Posted by Beth Kanter

    This is cross-posted with permission from Beth Kanter's Blog.

     launched its “Give to the Max Day” over 6 years ago.  It was one of the first 24-hour day of giving that rallies and inspires to donate to charities.  On November 13, Minnesotans broke a record Thursday, donating more than $18 million to schools and non-profits.  I have been tracking this giving day since its first Giving Day back in 2009 and every year do a debrief post or interview. This year, I was lucky enough to get Dana Nelson, Executive Director to do an email interview.    

    GiveMN and Dana have been a key part of the Knight Foundation Giving Day Learning Exchange that I have had the honor of facilitating. This network of community foundations are actively experimenting and learning how to get better results on their Giving Days and adding to the knowledge in the Giving Day Playbook.

    Here’s what Dana Nelson had to say about their dramatic giving day results, their secret to success, and what is next.

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    A timely exhibition at Macalester College combines oral histories and printmaking to bring immigrant experiences to life

    Nov. 24, 2014, 8 a.m., Posted by sschouweiler

    Raoul Deal, "DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)," Immigration Series #10, woodcut, 2013. In light of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, announced last week, Raoul Deal’s exhibition of new and recent work in Macalester College’s Law Warschaw Gallery seems especially timely. At the center of...

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    A one-night-only screening of "Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution"

    Nov. 24, 2014, 8 a.m., Posted by ylatimore

    A Deborah Riley Draper film: "Versailles '73: An American Runway Revolution." Fashion embraces so many arts disciplines – acting, dancing, designing, singing, speaking and writing. A little more than 40 years ago, Eleanor Lambert, a marketer of fashion, teamed up with Gerald Van der Kemp, a...

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