Some projects are just worth talking about!
An idea that catches on; a project that sparks involvement and makes a difference, that is something to celebrate.
This week, we are in conversation with Dana Nelson, the executive director of GiveMN.org. GiveMN will be celebrating it’s first birthday in just a few weeks and we thought it would be fun to introduce you to this incredible idea that has helped raise more than $16 million for thousands of Minnesota causes.
Enjoy the conversation! Dana’s passion will be an inspiration I’m sure.
Also, if you are from Minnesota or have roots in the land of 10,000 lakes, please remember GiveMN.org’s Give to the Max Day on November 16, 2010.
New tools and technologies are enabling exciting new ways to give. This cutting edge of philanthropy is engaging millions of people – both new and existing donors – who are drawn by the ability to make new kinds of direct connections with their favorite causes, the organizations that are advancing those causes and the people directly affected.
GiveMN wants to put these tools to work for Minnesota and transform the way Minnesotans experience giving.
About Dana Nelson
Dana Nelson is the executive director of GiveMN. In her role, Dana helps Minnesota nonprofits of all sizes reach new and different audiences and enables donors to find, learn about, and contribute to local and national programs that support the causes in which they believe.
Before joining GiveMN, Dana was at Target Corporation for the past 6 years. She led Target’s team member engagement strategy and national service initiatives, collaborating with organizations such as the Corporation for National and Community Service, Hands on Network and the Heart of America Foundation, among others.
Dana brings many years of nonprofit experience to GiveMN, which includes working with the Minneapolis Public Schools, serving as a program officer and leading development efforts for a start-up nonprofit organization.
Dana’s Favorite Book(s)
The Help (Affiliate Link)