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Resilience: Great Plains Food Bank

POSTED ON May 14, 2021

As an organization that’s deeply committed to ending hunger throughout North Dakota and Western Minnesota, Great Plains Food Bank was familiar with trauma and crises. Among the 102,000 people it served, many struggled daily just to survive. And then came the pandemic. Within a week, the non-profit’s client base swelled to 145,000, just as food […]

Anyone who has ever had to write a bio will likely agree: writing about yourself can be hard. The same is true for nonprofit organizations. And yet an organizational history is very useful for writing grants, for onboarding new staff and board members, and for educating volunteers about your company. So how do you get […]

A Year of Shared Creativity

POSTED ON May 13, 2021

By Dana M. Gillespie Soon after the world started falling apart — with the pandemic, the isolation, the murder of George Floyd, and the uprising that came after — I had a deeply touching experience. We live about a mile away from the police precinct that became the hot zone. We had watched on the […]

The North 4 Program at Emerge

POSTED ON May 13, 2021

A familiar refrain at the start of the pandemic was that COVID was a “great equalizer”; that we were all in the same boat. It quickly became apparent that this was not true — we’re all in the same storm, but not the same boat. And while some of our boats are sailboats, or even […]

When Wilderness Inquiry had to do the Pandemic Pivot (discovering new ways to pursue its mission), they went in search of the unique strengths of their team to help them create moments of outdoor discovery in a social distanced world. Check out our latest Shared Creativity Story. Go here to to view all of our […]

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