A Twin Cities Kickstarter for nonprofits



By Samantha Schmidt, Minneapolis – St. Paul Business Journal

“Twin Cities entrepreneur Jim Rettew is launching a Kickstarter-style crowdfunding website for nonprofits called Barnraisings.com. The site, which officially opens on Monday, allows nonprofits to submit specific projects seeking both funding and volunteers.

The concept evolved from Rettew’s initial idea called “Multicultural Barn Raisings,” which was selected as one of three winners for the Minnesota Community Foundation’s 2012 “MN Idea Open.”

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