Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

Crowdfunding gives nonprofits a new way to raise money -- fast

St. Paul-based Springboard for the Arts has sponsored hundreds of online campaigns.

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 10:00 PM

Philanthropy beat: Young donors want to see results

The video clip shows the Facebook page of the American Pianists Association, with a voice-over of a donor critiquing it.“It...

Updated: July 29, 2013, - 08:11 PM

Minnesota Streetcar Museum juggles historic work, modern fun

“Super volunteers” allow small nonprofit to serve large audiences and add 21st century entertainment.

Updated: July 26, 2013, - 11:52 PM

Giving: Text donors mostly female, well-educated, survey finds

While texting donations to charities has taken off in recent years, it seems to be most popular among women donors.A...

Updated: July 22, 2013, - 05:58 PM

Arts groups among winners as charitable giving rebounds

Funding for music, museums and more is making a comeback after the lean years of the recession.

Updated: July 15, 2013, - 11:49 PM

Tribes across the country are re-examining their constitutions

Modernized constitutions can contribute to clean elections and economic development.

Updated: July 06, 2013, - 09:56 PM

Philanthropy leaders hope to tap boomers' $48B transfer of wealth

Charity leaders see unprecedented opportunity in the largest transfer of wealth in our nation’s history as billions change hands from baby boomers to their kids over the next 40 years.

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 12:16 PM

Nine-city road show tour hopes to give e-gambling a jump-start

In Duluth on Tuesday night, about 35 charities and bar owners showed up for a chance to test-drive all the electronic pulltab and bingo games now available in Minnesota.

Updated: June 13, 2013, - 06:15 AM

St. Paul seventh grader wins national volunteer award

PHILANTHROPYLouie McGee, a seventh-grader from St. Paul, was chosen from more than 28,000 students across the country to be named...

Updated: June 10, 2013, - 06:11 PM

Philanthropy beat: Preschool education gets $46 million boost

The Legislature approved an unprecedented $46 million for preschool education scholarships this year, thanks in large part to an unusual...

Updated: June 03, 2013, - 08:18 PM

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