The Central Minnesota Alternative Energy Regional Collaborative's(CMAERC) is a collaborative that was administerd by The Region Five Development Commission. CMAERC Mission:support a healthy regional economy by heightening the awareness of available alternative energy technologies, to strengthen existing businesses and align workforce development and financing resources for new and existing alternative energy companies within the defined region of: Crow Wing, Cass, Morrison, Todd, Wadena, Aitkin, Benton & Mille Lacs counties.
Free Online Fundraising Auctions, Merging Community Involvement with Your Organization.
My collaboration is ongoing and multi-level as I offer a free service to our non-profit clients to better help them raise awareness for their respective causes while increasing funding revenue through our online auction venue. Our collaboration serves to create a new funding source, enabling non-profits to tap the local business community for item donations as opposed to relying solely on monetary contributions from donors. This also serves as a great advertising venue for businesses eager to get their products in front of our affluent registered bidders and put a 'halo' over their brand.
Grace Center for Community Life
Northeast Community Lutheran Church (NEC) was formed in 2007 out of three small, struggling urban churches in Northeast Minneapolis that owned three very old church buildings in need of significant repair and updating. NEC was created with a vision to become a "magnet for the community" and to serve community needs through hunger programs, children's & youth activities, and local partnerships. PROBLEM: None of their church buildings would serve this vision - in fact, they would drain money away from living out this vision.
Project Description:Alan Hill is known as "The Miracle Worker" because he transforms people and companies. Most recently, he's been stationed within the MN Workforce Center and has been happily changing the lives of job seekers through a process he calls "Miracle Job Search". Alan dreams of creating a Reality TV Show that chronicles the transformations of real people here in the Minneapolis area. He's filming the pilot for this show on Sunday, October 17th. Read more at http://www.TheMiracleWorker.wordpress.com
is nominating this project because:Alan Hill has the heart of a philanthropist, the mind of a genius, and the strategy of a "collaboratist". He's absolutely brilliant, and has created "an idea worth spreading" as they say on TED - the idea of unlocking human value in the heart of the individual, and the culture of the company that employs people. Alan has worked tirelessly and without much financial reward to create change - and he goes beyond creating one-time changes. He's created an entire system of transformation that is scalable, replicable, and simple for anyone to use. I know - I used Alan's "Miracle Resume" process last week with a friend who lost her job, and she left my office with a spring in her step and confidence on her face.
Three Rivers Community Action and the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership established Achieve Homeownership, a joint collaboration, in June of 2008 to address the widening gap of homeownership rates between white and diverse households in Southern Minnesota. The development of the collaboration was in response to a study released by the State of Minnesota in 2005 showing a significant difference (32%) in homeownership rates between white and diverse households. Additionally, communities in Southern Minnesota are experiencing a growth in the number of diverse individuals and households.
Riverlan Community College Disc Golf Course
SHIP and our Collaborative Partners focus on broad, sustainable, evidenced-based changes to the policies, sytems and environments that exist in our schools, community, worksites and healthcare systems that will make it easier for our residents to incorporate healthy behaviors into their daily lives. In Freeborn County we were looking for ways to increase access to recreational facilities, particularly to high risk and underserved population. The activities needed to be free and open to all the residents. The monetary investment reguired to participate in the activity was also a main factor.
Northside Achievement Zone
The mission of the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) is to build a culture of achievement in a geographic Zone in North Minneapolis to ensure all youth graduate from high school college-ready. NAZ believes that its mission of achievement is the most efficient and effective way to drive a permanent and significant change on the North side.
Minnesota Alliance for Family and Animal Safety
The Minnesota Alliance for Family and Animal Safety was founded in 2007 by a small but committed group of community members and interdisciplinary professionals concerned with violence prevention. The springboard for MNAFAS was an interdisciplinary conference on "the Link" between family violence and animal abuse/neglect co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, Partners for Violence Prevention, and American Humane Association (Spring 2007).