The Nexus Worker-Ownership Initiative and Kendeda’s radical grant making strategy was featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy! The excerpt on Worker Ownership is below and you can read the full article here. “Some grant makers, including the Kendeda Fund, which was founded by Diana Blank, the former wife of Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blank, have…

Title: Director of Finance Salary Range:  $82,000 to $90,000 Position Closes: Open until filled Department: Admin & Operations Hours: Full-time, 40 Hours Start Date: January 2020 Reports to: President and CEO Classification: Exempt, Salaried Location: St Paul, MN   Download job description here  ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW:  Nexus Community Partners is a community-building intermediary whose mission is…

For Nexus Community Partners’ 15th anniversary, Director of Community Wealth Building, Elena Gaarder, reflects on creating wealth in communities of color, working with private businesses to transition to cooperatives, and imagining abundant communities.  Words by Nichelle Brunner • Downloadable Version When Elena came to Nexus, there was a central question being asked: how to better create…

Nexus Community Partners and the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce (SPACC) are partnering to host an event to highlight options for retiring business owners to sell their enterprises to their employees. Businesses transitioning to employee ownership are a trending alternative in business succession. Two thirds of small businesses listed for sale never sell, and…

Leadership Development that Creates Ecosystem Change:  Nexus Community Partners Announces the Seventh Cohort of their Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) They are organizers, government workers, parents and pastors. They work in the fields of food justice, housing, and education advocacy. They represent Woodbury to Shakopee. And they come from various multiracial backgrounds. Nexus Community…

After 15 years at Nexus, Terri Thao reflects on career, communities, and change. This profile is part of Nexus 15th Anniversary series. Look out for more pieces journaling our evolution as an organization.  Words by: Nichelle Brunner The white walls are lined with vibrant photos of her children, community elders, and moments in social movements and protests,…

Nexus’ Worker Ownership Initiative and partnership with the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce was recently featured in Finance & Commerce: “Cooperative ownership is a solution both to the challenges facing small businesses and to larger problems in the economy…Elena Gaarder, Director of Community Wealth at Nexus, says, ‘For us, this presents this really once-in-a-lifetime…

By Janice Barbee, Founder and Director of Healing Roots, Member of Nexus Community Engagement Institute Advisory Committee—DOWNLOAD REPORT HERE! More and more organizations are realizing the benefits of engaging with the people they serve.  They’re becoming interested in what authentic engagement can achieve, beyond surveys, focus groups, and advisory committees.  Such methods are typically used…

PROGRAM MANAGER Nexus Community Partners Worker Ownership Initiative Title: Program Manager Salary Range:  $60,000 to $67,000 Position Closes: July 18, 2019 Department: Community Wealth Building (CWB) Hours: Full-time, 40 Hours Start Date: August 2019 Reports to: Dir. of CWB Classification: Exempt Location: St Paul, MN   ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW:  Nexus Community Partners is a community-building intermediary…

“I’ve come to believe that you cannot change any society unless you take responsibility for it, unless you see yourself as belonging to it and responsible for changing it.” – Grace Lee Boggs Sida has been on the Nexus team for a little over a month, having recently left the public sector where she worked…