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Polly M. Talen

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    Wednesday was Give to the Max Day at www.GiveMN.org and Minnesotans did indeed give to the max! Almost $13.6 million was raised for 3,978 nonprofits through online giving from 47,540 donors. GiveMN.org is an innovative online resource seeking to change the way Minnesotans give and help create a stronger nonprofit community for Minnesota. It is a program of the Saint Paul Foundation/Minnesota Community Foundation.
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    The following post by Polly M. Talen, program director/St. Paul for Knight Foundation focuses on the foundation's efforts in St. Paul. It was originally written for the Minnesota Council on Foundation's Giving Forum Fall 2011. You might have heard something on Minnesota Public Radio about supporting journalism in the digital age. Possibly you’ve experienced a Random Act of Culture or participated in the Minnesota State Fair’s first Giant Sing Along. Or maybe you heard about a group of foundations and civic leaders working to ensure that the new Central Corridor light rail line provides opportunity for all of Saint Paul’s residents, especially those living in neighborhoods adjacent to the new line.