Promoting and Honoring Business Giving: The Minnesota Experience Published
Charitable contributions and community involvement have been the hallmarks of responsible business and key elements of Minnesota’s national reputation. To capture that story, CEBC commissioned a history of two distinctive programs emblematic of this Minnesota tradition: the Minnesota Keystone Program® and Minnesota Business Gives. In 1976, business leaders launched Keystone (originally the “5% Investment Club”) and in 2005, after a statewide research project, Minnesota Business Gives started working with local chambers around the state. Both celebrate and encourage business giving to address community and social issues. CEBC’s paper charts the background, history and challenges confronting these programs and changes in business practices over the 35 years since Keystone’s inception.
We invite you to download Promoting and Honoring Business Giving: The Minnesota Experience (PDF format). The paper is authored by Jacqueline “Jackie” Reis, who serves as consultant to the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, and manages Minnesota Business Gives. She is the former president of the Minnesota Council on Foundations (1979-2001).