In this post we try to explain why we are not trying to "build community."
"On paper, starting a church isn’t so complicated." In this post, Tyler Sit, founder of New City Church, tell the story of how the Midtown Friendraiser™ helped take this new project to the next level.
By Gabriella Coll at Twin Cities Producers Circle, this is the story of a grassroots community of artists who are expanding their circles through a Friendraiser with Midtown.
As I started Uprising Theatre Company I knew that I couldn’t do it alone. Theatre is, by its very nature, a group activity. From the writer to the director, from the actors to the technical crew, you need a village to raise a play.
The community started to form as soon as we launched the Kickstarter. Every person who backed us, who shared the link around, and who cheered us on became part of the community. And the financial support was massive and allowed us to proceed. But we still needed to feel more connected.
Enter the Midtown Friendraiser™.
Learn how Ace in the City, a youth and faith based nonprofit, partnered with Midtown to brainstorm ideas for an upcoming business opportunity in Minneapolis.
When Midtown received a call from a distressed, single mother named Leah, we learned she needed $150.00 to pay rent for her and her young son. Here is why we called Adam Rao.
Andrew Riverside Presbyterian Church is a community with an amazing story of re-birth. About ten years ago a wall in their church came tumbling down. Our Friendraiser with Andrew Riverside sparked not only their creativity – but Midtown’s, too.
Aynah is re-thinking international development with the duel mission of student leadership development and cooperative/sustainable international development.
Jonathan shared his dream with us. Here is what happened next.
UpWorks is a Christian Community Development, 501c3, nonprofit organization. Their mission is to celebrate and develop each person’s God-given potential to contribute to our world. They envision a place where the community gathers, where relationships are formed, and where people are connected with resources and opportunities to improve their lives.
"When I returned home last night I just sat in joy and awe. Never have I been so dazed with delight as I found myself reflecting on all the light and love I received from the folks at the MIDTOWN Community FriendRaiser. Thank you for the wonderful work you are doing to help people make their dreams real. I am forever changed by your generous gift. You are all amazing!" - Vicki O'Dzy
"What if your students sang the national anthem at a Twins baseball game?" This was an idea shared with comMUSICation at the first-ever Friendraiser and it became a reality less than a year later.