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Annual Broadband Conference

We invite you to join us this fall for a next generation broadband-enabled, broadband-focused conference. Interesting times require innovative solutions!  The world is in flux and broadband seems to be at the center of it. The COVID-19 pandemic and guidelines on social distancing are creating the need and opportunity to learn how to do things …

Online Training: Running an Inclusive Online Meeting

Blandin Leadership Program (BLP) alumni are aware of the challenges social distancing presents for bringing people together to sustain healthy community. These uncertain times have moved us out of shared spaces and into an online environment that is new and different. This change brings new opportunities and challenges for running meetings, especially when we consider …

Over $50,000

Grants for large-scale projects with long timelines that address systemic community change. 60 percent or more of our annual grantmaking is made in the Itasca area, our home giving area. Grants for work in other parts of rural Minnesota focus on high-impact projects that other rural communities can learn from and emulate. 2019 application deadlines …

BCLP Battle Lake, Henning, and Ottertail Area

Retreat Dates:  March 9-13, 2020 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop I Date: May 12, 2020 Workshop II Date: July 7, 2020 Workshop III Date: August 25, 2020 *workshops to be held in the Battle Lake, Henning, and Ottertail Area Retreat Pre Work: Blandin Community Leadership Programs Forms Complete the …

BCLP Hutchinson Area

Retreat Dates: February 24-28, 2020 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop I Date: April 21, 2020 Workshop II Date: June 23, 2020 Workshop III Date: August 18, 2020 *workshops to be held in the Hutchinson Area Retreat Pre Work: Blandin Community Leadership Programs Forms Complete the Background Information Inventory form by following the personal link …

(Postponed) LPEP Grand Rapids

Leaders Partnering to End Poverty (LPEP) is designed for community members of all income levels, who are engaged in their community, and who are passionate and committed to ending poverty. The program consists of seven training sessions, community events and community conversations – all in the participating community. LPEP Application Deadline: Thursday, January 30, 2020 …

BCLP Fosston Area

Retreat Dates: February 10-14, 2020 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop I Date: April 7, 2020 Workshop II Date: June 9, 2020 Workshop III Date: August 11, 2020 *workshops to be held in the Fosston Area Retreat Pre Work: Blandin Community Leadership Programs Forms Complete the Background Information Inventory form …

BCLP Fergus Falls Area

Retreat Dates: January 27-31, 2020 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop I Date: March 31, 2020 Workshop II Date: June 2, 2020 Workshop III Date: July 28, 2020 *workshops to be held in the Fergus Falls Area Retreat Pre Work: Blandin Community Leadership Programs Forms Complete the Background Information Inventory …

$10,001 – $50,000

Smaller grants geared to project-based initiatives, with a simpler application and reporting process. Applications accepted throughout the year. We respond within 30 days. Projects must fit our eligibility and grant guidelines. Download application below and email to LuAnn Robinson.

$1,001 – $10,000

A simpler application and reporting process for project-based initiatives with smaller scope or shorter timelines. Projects must fit our eligibility and grant guidelines. Start a new online application The online application guide offers helpful hints for completing the application. If you need a paper application, download it below. Email to LuAnn Robinson when you have it …

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