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Why Burundi Matters

What’s happening in Burundi right now? Why does it matter in Minnesota (and all around the world)? In 2012 I moved to Rwanda, a country in East Africa which is about the size of Maryland. Rwanda shares a border with…

The Public Insight Network at Impact Hub

The Public Insight Network at Impact Hub One of our goals at Impact Hub is to provide you with unique resources and opportunities. If you cowork on Wednesdays, you may have already met Annie Anderson of The Public Insight Network…

DiverStories: Marika

DiverStories: Marika By Marika Straw DiverStories are Impact Hub members’ stories on how they came to understand and care about the concept of “diversity.” Also check out Tom’s story and how DiverStories came to be. I was born in a…

DiverStories: Tom

DiverStories: Tom By Tom Erickson DiverStories are Impact Hub members’ stories on how they came to understand and care about the concept of “diversity.” Also check out Marika’s story and how DiverStories came to be. I grew up in what…

Sustainable Farming: Three Promising Alternative Funding Mechanisms

As I have covered barriers to fundraising for sustainable farmers in earlier blogs in this series, it is now time to state clearly that fundraising is possible – just not via the usual methods. Thanks to the rise of new…

DiverStories: An Introduction

DiverStories: An Introduction By Tom Erickson One day during a conversation with Danielle Steer about what I was doing at Impact Hub, the topic of diversity came up. Danielle said that one of the Impact Hub staff members, Marika Straw,…

#HumansofImpactHub Carl Fredlund

#HumansofImpactHub Carl Fredlund Ask around at Impact Hub and you’ll find some amazing stories! “The most interesting encounter I ever had was in Armenia. I was traveling around with a guy I met through Couchsurfing, and we were exploring some…

Sustainable Farming: Issues With Traditional Sources of Funding

Farmers markets, CSAs, and local berry patches are in full swing in Minnesota this summer. Sustainable produce, dairy, and proteins are on the plates of thousands across this state. And for good reason: eaters have become aware of the many…

Make It. MSP.

More than 70 organizations from across all sectors are partnering in different ways on this “early implementation phase” of Make it. MSP, the new Minneapolis-Saint Paul Regional Talent Initiative. Through collaborative effort and hard work, the region will be able…