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Philanthropy for many is simply ‘doing the right thing’ for Blacks

MSR speaks with Minnesota Council on Foundations’ president Trista Harris
By Robin James

Contributing Writer


Who is Trista Harris? She’s an author, blogger, and self-described philanthropic futurist on a mission to lead and empower the next generation of foundation leaders, social entrepreneurs, and do-gooders who will shape the future. Her website says so. How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar: 50 Ways to Accelerate Your Career (, 2011) is the worthwhile book that she co-authored along with Rosetta Thurman. And if you haven’t heard by now, Harris was named the new president of Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) and took over the reins July 29 from Bill King who retired. Continue Reading →

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