Are you or your organization seeking resources to move toward deeper community engagement practices?  Join us for the next Tapping the Potential of Community Engagement series: A 4-Part Introduction to the Field of Community Engagement Dates: October 23, October 30, November 13, November 20 Time: 9:00 am – 12 Noon Where: Zoom (link will be…

Nexus is happy to be partnering with the Black Visions Collective on this rapid response fund. The goal of the Transformative Black Led Movement Fund (TBMF) is to transparently and efficiently resource Black-led and Black individuals in the Twin Cities. Funds will go to support those responding to the political and cultural opportunity to defund…

In partnership with Public Allies Twin Cities, Nexus Community Partners is hiring for two dynamic 2020-2021 Public Allies positions: Community Engagement Coordinator, Nexus Community Engagement Institute (NCEI) Program Associate, Human Resources & Organizational Culture (HROC) Nexus Community Partners is a community-building intermediary whose mission is to build more engaged and powerful communities of color by supporting community-building…

Community Leadership Learning Initiative Phase 1 Leadership Survey Report The full report to the CLLI Team at Nexus Community Partners is now available online. This report shares findings of a pre-initiative survey completed in February 2020. Findings reveal how CLLI learning community participants define and think about community leadership values, processes, strategies, and practices. Survey…

Survey findings from the Community Leadership Learning Initiative   The Community Leadership Learning Initiative (CLLI) goal is to deepen our collective understanding of community-driven leadership. We want to raise the visibility of community leadership to philanthropy and the broader ecosystem of leadership and community development. CLLI welcomes people from across the country to share in…

“We are fooling ourselves if we think the nation can recover and heal without reimagining and rebuilding the systems and institutions the virus has revealed to be inadequate and broken.”– Angela Glover Blackwell and Michael MacAfee   COVID-19 is unprecedented. This virus has left no community, no sector, no class untouched, and yet, painfully and…

At Nexus, we recognize the difficult choices many business owners face right now. We have expanded our business services and created our new Business Legacy Program, which implements a  3-pronged strategy to help keep local legacy businesses stabilized in our community. Consulting on succession planning: helping businesses explore succession planning and restructuring options provided by…

Hello folks! Today ​we are pleased to announce that we are opening up the application for ​cohort 8 of the Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI)! ​The BCLI is a 7 month leadership program that trains and helps place Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities on publicly appointed boards and commissions in support of a racial…

A summary of different response and recovery resources for businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. In conversation with businesses and experts in the field, we have been gathering information on resources for small businesses and co-ops (emergency loans, grants, and etc). The situation is constantly changing and we are working to keep this document updated regularly….

We invite you to learn alongside grassroots community leaders, funders, leadership practioners and intermediary organizations as we explore the many ways we practice community leadership. Learning opportunities include virtual gatherings and in-person site visits. In case you missed the Community Leadership Learning Initiative launch session last week, you can listen to the meeting recording here. We…