43 ways to feel the fire.2009 Year in Review
enabling campaign coordinators to run one online pledge system accommodatingall their charity and federation partners equitably. Coordinators using E-Shares have all the information to thank donors and followup with those thathaven’t yet pledged. E-Shares helps make gathering paper pledge forms a thingof the past. And best of all, we’re offering E-Shares free of charge to our workplacecampaign partners!Thank You Our commitment to expanding inclusive, community-focused philanthropywould not be possible without your support. Thank you for advancingfairness and equality in Minnesota. We look forward to continuing our importantwork together.Yours sincerely,Matthew G. Hunter, Executive Director2009 Giving: Record HeatWe are grateful to our workplace giving partners for their hard work and commitment to empoweringtheir employees with the opportunity to give and light a fire under inequality. Their enthusiasmand engagement was amazing during challenging economic times. We are thrilled that over 5,000individuals gave to Community Shares of Minnesota through payroll contributions or direct support.On behalf of our board, members and staff: a heartfelt thanks to all of our worksites for their supportof social change! You make a difference!A gift to Community Shares not only supports our operations, it is leveraged and increases theimpact of our member groups. Highlights include:Piloted E-Shares our new, free online pledging system.Made significant gains at 25 key campaigns across all sectors, and 18 campaigns that experienceddouble-digit percentage increases! Standouts were: City of Edina, HealthPartners/RegionsHospital, Venture Bank, Seward Community Co-Op, Sunrise Banks, UCARE, Washington County,Western Bank, and our fastest growing sector, individual campaign contributions!Confirmed new (or renewed) workplace campaigns: Hennepin County Medical Center andMinnesota Better Business BureauHosted Conversations With a Kick! community engagement forum series. Featured topics includedculturally competent health care, sponsored by HealthPartners, and an examination of communityorganizing models, sponsored by Anchor Bank and moderated by Representative Frank Hornstein.Engaged worksites throughout the year via Conversations With a Kick! and Hotwire, our quarterlydonor newsletter.
2009 Impacts: Quick BitesThanks to our donors, our member organizations also reached some remarkable milestones. Avery abbreviated list includes:Asian Media Access launched Radio Asia (106.1 on HD radio) and opened the Ramen Ya AdultFoster Care Facility for young Asian and Pacific Islander adults. Radio Asia includes hourly Englishlanguage lessons as well as programming in Chinese, Hmong Korean, Laotian and Russian.City of Lakes Community Land Trust proudly reached the 100 homeowner mark and received$775,000 in Federal Neighborhood Stability Program funding.Family Tree Clinic piloted an outreach birth control and sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinicat Women’s Advocates, a battered women’s shelter in St. Paul, while also serving more than14,100 people through their clinical services, outreach education programs and hotline.ISAIAH organized and won local and state support for adding three new stops on the CentralCorridor light rail line in one of St. Paul’s most underserved communities.Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women embarked on two new primary prevention initiatives:a prevention project in partnership with the Center for Disease Control Foundation and otherstate coalitions across the country and a Teen Dating Violence Prevention collaborative with theMinnesota Department of Health.PFLAG participated in 45 speaking events throughout the community reaching more than 2,500individuals. A PFLAG board member and the Executive Director were invited to participate in ayear long Leadership and Advocacy Institute to Advance Minnesota’s Parity for Priority PopulationsFellowship training for leaders from the 5 priority populations targeted by the tobacco industry:African-American, Native-American, Latino, Asian, and lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender.Quatrefoil Library published two books, The History of the Quatrefoil Library and The History ofMinnesota GALLA (Gay and Lesbian Legal Assistance), with electronic copies available for nocharge on their website.Sustainable Resources Center became a training affiliate of the National Center for HealthyHousing and began offering Healthy Homes Practitioner training and certification, expanded leadsafe work practices training and began offering courses in Spanish and used American Recoveryand Reinvestment Act funding to dramatically expand weatherization services from about 200homes per year to 800-1000 homes annually.West Side Community Health Services served 33,280 patients in need of care, and beganplanning the construction of a new medical facility on St. Paul’s east side. It also advanced theplanning of the SoLaHmo Partnership for Health and Wellness, which works to improve the healthstatus of immigrants and refugees through community engagement and community-based participatoryresearch. The partnership brings together community members, providers, and researchers forexchange on health issues, to promote learning and advancement to ultimately improve health.YouthCARE found that 94% of the youth involved in their programs reported that they had developedthe cultural competency skills needed to work in a multicultural workplace and communityand more than 81% of the youth reported that they had developed the skills needed to make asuccessful transition from adolescence to adulthood and felt confident in their ability to thrive asleaders and self-sufficient adults.Youth Farm and Market Project program staff completed the first phase of their Youth DevelopmentCurriculum and training materials that they plan to use to expand our program offerings andreplicate their work in other communities across the Twin Cities and beyond over the next 3-5 years.
Member groupsSafe and Affordable Housing A shortage of quality affordable housing is one issue our membergroups are tackling. We are also working on issues of sustainability, healthy homes and energyefficiency.Access to Healthcare While healthcare costs are on all of our minds, it’s often the poorer amongus who have few or no choices and end up sicker. Our member groups are working acrosspopulations of seniors, people of color, immigrants and those with mental illness to strengthenthis critical piece of well-being.Uniting Communities Whether they are neighborhood associations, media organizations or causerelatedgroups, we fund the gathering of people and ideas that are making our communitiesstronger.Quality Education Minnesota is known for the strength and quality of its educational systems.Our members address inequalities in funding, early childhood education and achievement gapsbetween groups.Promoting Human Rights While many of our members’ initiatives touch on various aspects ofhuman rights, we fund a number of groups who focus on the topic of justice for everyone,regardless of sex, race, sexual orientation or disability.Access PressAdvocating Change Together, Inc.All Parks Alliance for Change(APAC)Alley CommunicationsAsian Media AccessCatholic Pastoral Committee onSexual MinoritiesCity of Lakes Community LandTrustEarly Childhood Resource andTraining CenterElliot Park Neighborhood, Inc.Energy CENTS CoalitionFamily Tree ClinicFriends for a Non-ViolentWorldHawthorne NeighborhoodCouncilHeadwaters Foundation forJusticeHOME LineIn the Heart of the Beast Puppetand Mask TheatreISAIAHJewish Community ActionKFAI, Fresh Air RadioLexington-Hamline CommunityCouncilMIGIZI Communications Inc.Minnesota Coalition AgainstSexual AssaultMinnesota Coalition forBattered WomenMinnesota Tenants UnionMinnesota Women’sConsortiumMissing Children MinnesotaNational Alliance on MentalIllness of MN (NAMI-MN)National Federationof the BlindOlder Women’s Leagueof Minnesota (OWL)PFund FoundationPFLAG (Parents, Families &Friends of Lesbians & Gays)Pro-Choice ResourcesQuatrefoil LibraryResource Center of the AmericasRondo Community Land TrustSouthside Family CharterSchoolSustainable Resources CenterThe Twin Cities Gray PanthersWest Bank CommunityDevelopment Corp.West SideCommunity Health ServicesWomen Against MilitaryMadness (WAMM)Youth Farm and Market ProjectYouthCARE
workplace giving partnersAccess Press*AchieveMplsAdvocating Change Together*AFSCME Council #5All Parks Alliance for Change*Alley Communications*Alliance for Metropolitan StabilityAmerican Public Media GroupAnoka CountyAsian Media Access*Augsburg CollegeBetter Business Bureau(serving Minnesota & North Dakota)Bloomington, City ofCatholic Pastoral Committee onSexual Minorities*City of Lakes Community Land Trust*Community Shares of MinnesotaDakota CountyEarly Childhood Resource and TrainingCenter*Edina, City ofElliot Park Neighborhood, Inc*Energy CENTS Coalition*Family Tree Clinic*First TechFridley, City ofFriends for a Non-Violent World*Golden Valley, City ofHamline UniversityHawthorne Neighborhood Council*Headwaters Foundation for Justice*HealthPartners/Regions HospitalHennepin CountyHennepin County Medical CenterHOME Line*Hopkins School District #270In the Heart of the Beast Puppet andMask Theatre*ISAIAH*Jewish Community Action*Kennedy & Graven CharteredKern, DeWenter, Viere, LtdKFAI 90.3FM & 106.7FM*League of Minnesota CitiesLeonard, Street and DeinardLexington-Hamline CommunityCouncil*Linden Hills Co-opMacalester CollegeMcGrann Shea Carnival Straughn &Lamb, CharteredMetropolitan CouncilMeyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd.Mid-Minnesota Legal AssistanceMIGIZI Communications*Minneapolis Foundation, TheMinneapolis Public SchoolsMinneapolis, City ofMinnesota Coalition Against SexualAssault*Minnesota Coalition for BatteredWomen*Minnesota Council of Non-ProfitsMinnesota Environmental FundMinnesota Nurses AssociationMinnesota ProjectMinnesota Tenants Union*Minnesota Women’s Consortium*Missing Children Minnesota *Mounds View Public SchoolsNational Alliance on Mental Illnessof Minnesota - NAMI Minnesota*National Federation of the Blind*Neighborhood Energy ConnectionNorth American Council on AdoptableChildrenOlder Women’s League (OWL)*PFLAG St. Paul/Minneapolis *PFund Foundation*Pohlad Family Companies:Avtex, LLCBuilders Mortgage Company, LLCCRP Holdings, LLCInetium, LLCJB Hudson JewelersMarquette Asset Management, Inc.Marquette Capital Partners, Inc.Marquette Financial CompaniesMarquette Real Estate GroupMarquette Transportation FinanceMinnesota TwinsNorthern Lights Broadcasting,96.3 NOWNorthMarq Capital, LLCRiver Road EntertainmentTwin Cities AutomotivePRI Public Radio InternationalPro-Choice Resources*Project for Pride in LivingPrudential InsuranceQuatrefoil Library*Ramsey CountyResource Center of the Americas*Robbinsdale School DistrictRondo Community Land Trust*Roseville Area School DistrictSaint Paul, City ofScience Museum of MinnesotaSeward Co-OpSouthern Minnesota Regional LegalServicesSouthside Family Charter School*St. Catherine UniversitySt. Paul Port AuthoritySt. Paul Public Housing AgencySt. Paul Public SchoolsState of MinnesotaSunrise Community BanksPark Midway BankFranklin BankUniversity BankSustainable Resources Center*The Jay and Rose Phillips FamilyFoundationThomson ReutersThree Rivers Park DistrictTransit for Livable CommunitiesTwin Cities Gray Panthers*UCare MinnesotaUnited Arts FundUniversity of MinnesotaUniversity of St. ThomasUS Federal Employees: NorthernLights Combined Federal CampaignVenture BankWalker Art CenterWashington CountyWayzata Public SchoolsWedge Community Co-opWest Bank Community DevelopmentCorp*West Side Community HealthServices*Western BankWilliam Mitchell College of LawWinthrop & WeinstineYouth Farm and Market Project*YouthCARE** Community Shares of MinnesotaMember Group
oard of directorsPaul Mellblom, ChairMeyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd.Gunnar Liden, Vice ChairYouth Farm and Market ProjectSusan Horvath, TreasurerHemosphere, Inc.Lynn Regnier, SecretaryElliot Park Neighborhood, Inc.Sally Brown, Awareness-MembershipCommittee ChairThe Twin Cities Gray PanthersJeff Washburne, Campaign Committee ChairCity of Lakes Community Land TrustDave AndersonAll Parks Alliance for Change (APAC)Kate CiminoCenter for the Study of Politics andGovernance, Humphrey Institute of PublicAffairs, University of MinnesotaDonna DunnMinnesota Coalition Against Sexual AssaultMartha FieldThomson ReutersGinny GleasonISAIAHCraig LuedemannYouthCARESteven MarcheseAuthentic Strategies LLCTim MungavanWest Bank Community Development CorporationDan NewmanSustainable Resources CenterBarb RoseSide by Side AssociatesJudy SandersNational Federation of the Blind of MinnesotaSuzanne WalshEnergy CENTS CoalitionCarol WatsonMissing Children MinnesotaHarvey ZuckmanFirst TechstaffMatt HunterExecutive DirectorBethMarie WardCampaign DirectorCynthia BreslauerAdministrative & Membership ManagerMaureen DriscollCampaign AssociatePaula Neuman-ScottAccounting ManagerWink NewcombCombined Federal Campaign ManagerWe also recognize the efforts of the followingstaff members who worked for CommunityShares of Minnesota during 2009:Mumtaz LakhaRoger MeyerAndrea Wrobbel
2009 financial statement2008 2009Campaign Contributions $ 688,305 $ 572,743revenueGrants, Non-campaign Contributions 207,874 82,063Campaign Management Fees 182,760 197,809Dues 150,000 180,643Miscellaneous Income 24,226 15,394Total Revenue $ 1,253,165 $ 1,048,652Grants to Agencies $ 622,938 $ 583,572Community Services 566,811 529,479Administration 53,989 53,795Fundraising 32,954 39,120Total Expenses $ 1,276,692 $ 1,205,966The above figures are taken from our 2009 audited financial statements, which are available upon request. In the2009-2010 workplace giving campaign, our affiliated agencies received an average gift of $11,419. Another 223unaffiliated agencies also received gifts through the Gift of Choice Program.revenue2009 REvenueexpenses2009 EXPENSES19% management fees55% campaign 48% grants17% dues8% non-campaign contributions1% miscellaneous44% community services5% administration3% fundraisingexpenses1619 DAYTON AVENUE, SUITE 323ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA 55104651.647.0440C O M M U N I T Y S H A R E S M N . O R G