Arizona can learn a thing or two from Minnesota!
Minnesota is kicking our butt. No, Iâ€™m not talking ice hockey or the fact that they have 10,000 lakes â€“ yes, itâ€™s not just their state motto. Rather, Iâ€™m talking about their killer support for their environment â€“ hey, they have 10,000 lakes to keep pristine remember?
But seriously, Minnesota is leaving us in the dust when it comes to supporting the environment through workplace giving. Whatâ€™s that you ask? Workplace giving is just that â€“ where employees in companies, cities, counties, universities, or really any organization can give to charities through their workplace, usually via payroll deduction.
In a little over 15 years, MEF has established itself in 140 campaigns across the state, including private companies as well as cities and counties, and now brings in on average $900,000 in donations annually for its 25 environmental group members. No matter how you slice it, thatâ€™s a nice chunk of change for MEF members to help continue their missions.
Now contrast this to how Arizona is matching up....or not.
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