Co-founders Gina Moore and AJ Buckner share their passion for local on WCCO.
MN Brands For Good matches locally made products with MN student groups to elevate community fundraising!
In an effort to transform and elevate historically antiquated fundraising models for student groups and nonprofits alike and create a more robust experience for all, two innovative Twin Cities women have disrupted the local market to form MN Brands for Good. Using a similar platform, but changing the offering to locally made, high quality products, MN Brands for Good is launching in Spring 2019 to all Minnesota student and non-profit groups for effective, efficient and fun community fundraising.
Andrea Buckner and Gina Moore, two moms with 30+ years of brand building experience between them, understand the importance of and need for community fundraising for students’ schools, sports teams and nonprofit groups. Yet they were rarely satisfied with the quality and appeal of existing pressure-filled programs. So they pivoted the long-standing platform and curated a shopping experience of Minnesota-made, highly sought-after brands where 40% of profits go right back to the student groups they are supporting.
MN Brands for Good’s first catalog was just released for a fundraising program campaign kicking off March 15th, 2019. It’s an inspiring collection of high quality, local brands who joined together to help students, each other and the larger community :: Kind Lips, Bare Honey, Hip Pop Gourmet Popcorn, Mademoiselle Miel, Essence One, Juanita's Jar, Lollidale, Triple Crown BBQ Sauce. The list of local brands will continue to grow with each seasonal fundraising campaign. The organization is planning for three in 2019, reaching tens of thousands of students throughout Minnesota. A dedicated fundraising consultant will work hand in hand with each student and nonprofit group to help maximize impact through digital support, on-time deliveries, and thoughtful communication.