Jean Hopfensperger

Reporter | Reporter - Philanthropy/Nonprofits
Phone: 612-673-4511
Jean Hopfensperger covers religion, philanthropy and nonprofits in Minnesota.

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Philanthropy beat: Company provides an efficient way to screen Twin Cities volunteers

Kathy Greiner always appreciates calls from volunteers offering to help her nonprofit repair homes for needy Twin Cities residents. She’s...

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 09:18 PM

Task force faults Twin Cities archdiocese for 'dreadful' abuses

Task force calls for major reforms in how archdiocese responds to sexual abuse by priests.

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 09:09 PM

GiveMN retools to the max after 2013 website crash

Give to the Max Day is ditching the website provider that served up a five-hour website outage last year. It will have new technological support and a new online look in 2014.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 11:10 AM

Philanthropy beat: Steeple People Surplus Store plans for move, facelift

Thirty-five years ago, Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church launched a small thrift shop that it hoped would both promote recycling...

Updated: April 07, 2014, - 06:56 PM

Hey, Brother, can you spare a bit of virtual currency?

In a brave new world of fundraising, more charities accept virtual currencies with names such as bitcoin and dogecoin. They don’t exist in paper or coin form but are downloaded from a virtual wallet, often on the owner’s cellphone, to the charity’s website, which is equipped to convert it to cash.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 10:00 AM

Philanthropy beat: Yearlong home for puppies wanted

With 180 people suffering from medical troubles on its waiting list, Can Do Canines is grateful to receive donated puppies...

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 07:28 PM

Watch cryptocurrency in action

Cryptocurriencies open new doors for nonprofit fundraising.

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 06:55 PM

Archdiocese will begin rolling out files on abusive priests

The Twin Cities archdiocese will begin releasing its files on clergy child sex offenders to the court next week, but it is unlikely to include the entire 60,000 documents.

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 11:12 PM

Archdiocese asks for more time, more protection in priest files

Church asks court for extension to produce list of 40 allegedly abusive priests, and limits on disclosure.

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 11:16 PM

Russian and Minnesota entrepreneurs and researchers exchange ideas

The Blandin Foundation has long showcased cutting-edge ideas in rural Minnesota, and on Wednesday, it will have some unusual visitors...

Updated: March 24, 2014, - 07:42 PM

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