To support local government redesign efforts and recognize the innovative work already underway, the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center has partnered with state associations to create the Local Government Innovation & Redesign Guide and host a yearly Local Government Innovations Awards ceremony.
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The Minnesota Council on Foundations has released its annual "Giving in Minnesota" report.
From MCF's website:
"Giving in Minnesota provides a comprehensive analysis of the trends and patterns of giving by organized philanthropy in the state.
The report is intended to present the scope of philanthropy in Minnesota to a diverse audience, including nonprofits, the news media, public officials and the general public, as well as to foundations and corporate giving programs."
You can download either a summary or the full report at MCF's website.
The Star Tribune published an article highlighting some of the findings.