Thanksgiving is upon us, and for many that means plates full of turkey, mashed potatoes and Minnesota wild rice. It means cheer with people we love. For some, it means working to provide a Black Friday for shoppers.
Whatever you'll be doing on Thanksgiving, we, as nonprofit professionals and aficionados, have a lot to be thankful for about the nonprofit sector in the Twin Cities. We've got a robust and diverse nonprofit sector, an awesome nonprofit job board, a 15% increase in grantmaking by Minnesota corporations and foundations, and one of the best tumblrs ever (holla, When You Work At A Nonprofit - you know me so well). We recently put out a call about what people are thankful for in the Twin Cities nonprofit sector, and here's what a few people had to say:
"I am grateful that the Twin Cities sector continues to be a leader in the nation. We may not be as big as the DC or NY markets, but we're dedicated, innovative, and refuse to rest on our laurels. The Twin Cities is a leader in nonprofit thought, philanthropy and volunteerism. We're all lucky to be a part of that. I certainly feel that I am." - Virginia Brown