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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…

Sustainable Farming: Impact Investing’s Blind Spot

Local and sustainable food is a growing movement across the United States. The United States has seen a renewed interest in farming take hold as people look to get involved in the movement. With organic sales growth outpacing other market…

Juneteenth: The Official End of Slavery

Most of us probably remember learning about the end of slavery in third grade. The version many of us received was the one in which Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and all of the slaves were freed when it…

Co-Creating Our New Space – An Ongoing Conversation

If you haven’t been to Impact Hub MSP recently, you’ve been missing out! Last week was a big one as we celebrated our attainment of Impact Hub status (read more about it here) AND our expansion into a larger space!…