Written by Nkuli Shongwe Nexus Community Partners and Village Financial Cooperative held the first annual Blackonomics Conference. The two organizations brought together over 60 people from the Twin Cities, Denver, Oakland, and Chicago. Blackonomics is an intentional gathering of Black folks in the Twin Cities and the Midwest that are working towards Black cooperative economics…

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) announced eight candidates for their upcoming board of directors election – and Nexus’ very own Theresa Gardella is one of those eight! Theresa and the additional seven candidates will be on MCN’s ballot for five open positions. Click here to read more about MCN’s board election process – voting…

The newest member of the Nexus team discusses titles, collectivism, and the power of love Joining a little over a month ago, Chao currently serves as the Director of Strategic Development; however, she is quick to note that, “titles are just titles,” and it does not say much about her job. In her role, she…

Update 10/25/18: Deadline to apply extended to November 2, 2018.  Nexus Community Partners Seeks a Full-time Finance and HR Associate (32 hours/week). Nexus Community Partners is a community-building intermediary whose mission is to “build more engaged and powerful communities of color by supporting community-building initiatives and fostering social and human capital.” We work to make…

Leadership Development that Creates Ecosystem Change:  Nexus Community Partners Announces the Sixth Cohort of their Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) For more than 15 years, Nexus Community Partners has been dedicated to building more engaged and powerful communities of color. Through the work of BCLI, Nexus has continued to build sustainable and replicable models for…

The North Star Black Cooperative Fellowship is proud to announce our 2018-19 cohort! Please help us welcome the following fellows: Chalonne Wilson Duaba Unenra Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski Ini Augustine Jasmine Boudah Jolene Mason Kadijah Parris Marcus Harcus Quanda Arch Quincy Ballard Roxxanne O’Brien Shiranthi Goonathilaka Stacey Rosana Tia Williams Tyree Gulley Keep following us here…

Nexus Community Engagement Institute (NCEI) is proud to welcome Caitlin Schwartz, Sindy Morales Garcia and Venessa Fuentes to our NCEI Advisory Committee! NCEI advances and strengthens communities through equity-based community engagement, both locally and nationally. The NCEI Advisory Committee is composed of local community engagement practitioners who guide and support the work of the Institute, helping…

Please help us in welcoming our newest team member, Chao Yang, to the Nexus family! Chao joins us as the Director of Strategic Development, where she works to align and execute fund development, evaluation and communications efforts aimed at achieving community engagement and organizational sustainability efforts. Click here to learn more about her, and please help…

Written by Nichelle Brunner Walking into Room 105 of the Urban Outreach-Engagement and Research Center (UROC) in North Minneapolis, the room setup is perfect for group discussion, planning and work around cooperatives. The large room is filled with tables draped in colorful table cloths, and on the front walls, the co-op values and principles are…

As Annelise prepares to leave Nexus, read her journey from the beginning Annelise’s Nexus journey began summer 2016, when she joined the staff as a New Sector Alliance intern. She worked on Metro Transit’s Better Bus Stops Project, handling project coordination and reporting around bus stop accessibility and revitalization. During her work with Nexus on…