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MinneBar 12 – Nonprofits in the Twin Cities

Thank you so much for coming to the MinneBar 12 session on Nonprofits in the Twin Cities. As I mentioned, it was incredibly heartening to see and hear from so many people in the Twin Cities technology community who are interested in trying to make the world a better place.


The following are links to the organizations that participated in the session.

OneVillage Partners – OneVillage Partners (OVP) works as a catalyst to transform rural villages into empowered, self-reliant communities. OVP currently works in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Our Data Our Hands – An open source project to create a massive, planetary scale grid of thousands of consumer grade hard drives, owned by individuals to store public scientific and other data generated by governments everywhere so that this critical data is safeguarded for humanity\’s benefit, indefinitely. It\’s our data, and it should be in our hands.

Out Front – OutFront Minnesota’s mission is to create a state where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are free to be who they are, love who they love, and live without fear of violence, harassment or discrimination.

Simon Says Give – Helping kids celebrate kids through the magic of birthdays and by creating the leaders of tomorrow

Find Your Power – Find Your Power expands internet access for underrepresented women worldwide to connect them with resources that further education, advocacy, community, and employment.

Free Geek Twin Cities – Free Geek Twin Cities works to close the digital divide and reduce e-waste by taking old technology, refurbishing it, and giving it a new life with someone who needs it.

Vegan Outreach -VO was founded in 1993 to move society away from eating animals and their products.

Technovation[MN] -The Technovation Challenge inspires and enables teen girls to dream up, design, code and pitch mobile phone apps. Working with professional mentors, all-girl teams develop a real-world combination of technical and entrepreneurial skills.