It’s tough nowadays to be a small, grassroots nonprofit that serves its communities. Funders want more sophisticated organizations that can stand on their own if one funder puts its money elsewhere.
But small, grassroots non-profits are often the most successful at the bottom line: directly helping people.
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In war v. hunger, war wins
Lots in the online flagellation over the closing of Nye’s in Minneapolis, was a much more serious closing: The World Food Program has run out of money and has ended its role as an emergency relief provider to refugees in Syria.
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‘A story about what’s right when we spend too much time writing about what’s wrong’ (5×8 – 12/17/13)
The joy of a mentor, the end of programs to feed hungry seniors, in search of the right Christmas kettle, thoughts on football while waiting for baseball, and the bounty hunter at work. Read more →
5 x 8: The food stamp debate
The issue nobody will campaign on, what does Saint Paul have against Burlington Coat Factory, a fantasy world with real cash, the overpaid Minnesota athletes, and ballet at the World Trade Center. Read more →