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StarTribune Highlights Partner Agency Twin Cities RISE

  The StarTribune highlights partner agency Twin Cities Rise for writing the Minnesota Employers’ Fair Chance Hiring Guide, instructing employers on how to hire ex-offenders. The article also mentions other partner agencies, such as Emerge, Summit Academy, and Goodwill Easter Seals, that are also active in training ex-offenders for jobs. As 180 Degrees CEO Dan […]

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Wealthy individuals, foundations and donor-advised funds should consider giving a larger amount now to effective nonprofits

By Joe Selvaggio and Don Samuels September 1, 2018 — 12:00am “If you’re not depressed, you’re not paying attention.” There’s a lot of bad news out there, including the growing gap between the working class and the rich. The Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank and other studies show the top 10 percent are getting richer every […]

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Nonprofit MicroGrants selects Don Samuels as CEO

In his latest career, think of Don Samuels as kind of a venture capitalist to the working poor. Samuels is the former 10-year City Council member from north Minneapolis who years before in his Jordan neighborhood, confronted drug dealers and troublemakers with a calm demeanor. He and his wife mentored kids, championed small business development […]

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Movers & Shakers: Don Samuels, MicroGrants

A look at the people behind the numbers in area business: DON SAMUELS MICROGRANTS Title: Chief operations officer Age: 66 Don Samuels hopes to help award more than $500,000 in grants to low-income recipients by year’s end as chief operations officer of Minneapolis-based nonprofit MicroGrants. MicroGrants gives $1,000 grants to support recipients who show potential […]

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