• 2018 08. August
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      United Way Action Day 2018

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      August 15, 2018 | United Way Staff
      Child dancing at Action Day next to backpacks

      ​Over 3,000 volunteers joined us August 9 for Action Day, hosted by the Minnesota Lynx and Minnesota Timberwolves,  at the Target Center to help us reach our goal and pack 25,000 backpacks! Because of this incredible effort, when our hometown students go back to school this fall they’ll have the supplies they need to learn, succeed, and reach their full potential.

      Read United Way staffer Jenna's take on this year's Action Day on gtcuw.org.

      Local comedian, actor, and radio personality Shed G was back again as this year’s Action Day host; he kept volunteers inspired and energized throughout the day. Tunes at the event were provided by DJ Mad Mardigan—the Official DJ of the MN Timberwolves & Lynx.

      In addition to volunteering, this all-ages, family-friendly event featured a Prize Playbook, games, prizes, photo booths and a mini-Crayola Experience.

      We also announced next year’s event host: Minnesota Wild will be hosting Action Day 2019 at the Xcel Energy Center!

      Backpacks assembled at Action Day have been distributed to over 50 Twin Cities nonprofits and will be given to children in need.

  • 2018 07. July
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      The Future of Philanthropy

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      July 25, 2018 | United Way Staff
      SalesForce Philanthropy Cloud Logo

      ​Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud takes charitable giving to a new level.

      It’s the only global platform that connects employees, customers and partners with the causes they care most about, backed by the world’s largest nonprofit and the world’s most innovative company.

      And it’s now available in the Twin Cities.

      Along with United Way Worldwide, Greater Twin Cities United Way is excited to announce that this new technology platform for charitable giving, enabling employees to participate in workplace campaigns and year-round giving on any device, is available for purchase.

      Philanthropy Cloud connects employees with charities and causes that are important to them. Through a personalized experience, employees can make donations, create fundraisers, advocate for causes, organize volunteers and track the lifetime impact of their charitable efforts.

      Companies benefit from the platform’s ability to streamline philanthropic investments and real-time reporting. Engaging employees is more effective with flexible messaging and timely digital campaigns, while also supporting corporate and employee interests like leadership development and team building.

      Interested in learning more about how your company can take advantage of this new technology? Contact us.

      Additional Info: Check out the video on gtcuw.org, visit unitedway.org or salesforce.org.