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Unique Community Spots for Your Next Donor Event

Community meeting spaces in Minneapolis and Saint Paul

Next time you are looking to host a donor event, check out these unique community spaces. Making a conscious decision to host your donor event at a local nonprofit is one way you can invest a portion of your event budget into the community you care about.

Below is a list of Twin Cities nonprofits we think are fun and unique places to have your next donor event.

All My Relations Gallery: This gallery, located in the American Indian Cultural Corridor in Minneapolis, showcases artwork from Native artists. It is an initiative of the Native American Development Institute (NACDI). All My Relations Gallery is free and open to the public every day except for Sunday.

The Show Gallery Lowertown: The Show Gallery Lowertown promote artists from all walks of life, with various levels of experience. Through the Co Lab project, the Show Gallery Lowertown has created exhibitions representing a diverse group of artists. This year’s exhibition demonstrated the gallery’s mission to create accessibility in the arts and unite artists of all abilities.

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory: Visit the animals or sit amongst the flowers in the most tranquil of settings at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. During the winter, the zoo and conservatory are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is free to the public, and they do accept voluntary donations from visitors.

American Swedish Institute: Enjoy a Nordic meal and get a glimpse into the Turnblad family and historic mansion at the American Swedish Institute. Sit down and meet at FIKA, the museum’s award-winning cafe. Plan to stop by for “After Work” Wednesday to partake in their specialty craft cocktails and full menu.

Mill City Museum: This museum sits upon what was once the largest and most technologically advanced flour mills in the world. Built with the ruins of the Washburn A Mill, the flagship mill of the Washburn-Crosby Co. (later General Mills) sits Mill City Museum. Before becoming a destination for history lessons, art, cookbooks and food, the space served as Minneapolis’ heartbeat for over 140 years - turning grain from the Plains into flour for the masses. Enjoy a drink and seasonal food at the museum’s cafe Bushel & Peck.

The Science Museum of Minnesota: Learn about math and science while having fun at the Science Museum of Minnesota. For 112 years, the museum has engaged learners young and old by sparking their interest and supporting deep science learning through wonder, play, hands-on exploration and experimentation. Stop by the museum’s coffee shop for a fun and interactive meeting space in Saint Paul.

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