Local Government Innovation & Redesign

To support local government redesign efforts and recognize the innovative work already underway, the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center has partnered with state associations to create the Local Government Innovation & Redesign Guide and host a yearly Local Government Innovations Awards ceremony.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Stone Presents Keynote at Nonprofit Governance Conference

melissa_stone.jpgMelissa Middleton Stone presented the keynote address at this year's biennial conference on nonprofit governance. Stone spoke on "Governing Cross-Sector Collaborations: Lessons from Research and Practice." Notes from her talk are available HERE.

The conference, Critical Conversations on the Future of Nonprofit Governance: A Conference of Practitioners and Researchers, was sponsored by the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, part of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri - Kansas City.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Announcing the 2012 Local Government Innovation Award Winners

Meet This Year's Local Government Innovation Awards Finalists! The Local Government Innovation Awards are proud to announce the three finalists who will compete for the chance to win a grant of $25,000 to continue innovating.

Dakota County Community Services: Jail Re-Entry Program Return on Taxpayer Investment Model. Dakota County's Re-Entry Assistance Program works to improve the probability of long-term success for individuals exiting jail by providing community-based wraparound services tailored to each former offender's needs.

Irondale High School of Mounds View Public Schools: Early College at Irondale High School. Irondale was first school in Minnesota to offer a comprehensive early college program allowing students in the academic middle the opportunity to earn a free two-year associate degree.

City of Saint Paul: Saint Paul Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Academy. The EMS Academy provides an opportunity for minority, low-income, and at-risk youth of St. Paul to be trained as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), helping youth to break the cycle of poverty and to pursue meaningful and well-paying vocations in healthcare.

In addition to the 3 finalists, 15 other cities, schools and counties are also being honored for their innovative work. Visit www.InCommons.org/LGIA and click on the "Winners" tab located in the middle of the home page to check out the ways the award recipients have been making Minnesota better by doing things differently.

COUNTY WINNERS
Lac qui Parle County Economic Development Authority - Driving Forward in Lac qui Parle County
Blue Earth County - Blue Earth County Community Farm - A Local Collaborative Approach to Addressing Hunger
Stearns County Attorney's Office & Stearns County Human Services Department - Stearns County Repeat Felony Domestic Violence Court
Hennepin County - Top 51 Homeless Pilot
Anoka County - MN First Municipal-led Highway Design Build Project CSAH 14

SCHOOL WINNERS

Family Service Collaborative - The Truancy Work Group
Kelliher School - Kelliher Health and Resource Center (KHRC)
Staples Motley Schools - Staples Motley Teacher Residence Programs
Forest Lake Area Schools (ISD #8431) & Lakes International Language Academy (LILA) - Collaboration Benefiting Students
Robbinsdale Area Redesign (Robbinsdale Area Schools) - Weekend KidPack Initiative

CITIES

City of Royalton - Royalton's Collaboration
City of Falcon Heights - Falcon Heights Adopt a Crop Program
City of Austin, Austin Port Authority, Austin Housing and Redevelopment Authority - Austin Main Street Project
City of Silver Bay - Silver Bay Produces!
City of Minneapolis, City Attorney's Office - Downtown 100 Initiative

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Philanthropy's Role in Society - Nov 14

Today we learned of an interesting sounding program coming on November 14th. The Buckman Fellowship Panel on Philanthropy's Role in Society will be held from 5:00 to 6:30 pm in the McNamara Alumni Center's Ski-U-Mah Room. Following is the announcement of the program.

Communities in the U.S. and across the world are changing - and changing fast. We are all challenged in our respective fields to respond to the speed and scale of change and direct our energy and resources where we think we can make the greatest difference. Philanthropy, and foundations specifically, have significant resources to adapt to changing needs, but they have lots of choices and tough decisions to make as they chart their courses.

Join a panel of foundation leaders, from local and national foundations, to hear how they think about philanthropy and its evolving role in addressing key issues in our changing communities and our world.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Final Days to Submit LGIA Application!

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for lgi PNLC logo with InCommons 2012.jpgTomorrow is the last day to submit your entry for this year's Local Government Innovation Awards. All entries must be finalized and published by noon on Friday, November 2, 2012. If you've already entered, thank you! If you haven't entered yet, be sure to publish your entry by noon tomorrow at InCommons.org/LGIA!

The Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota is pleased to partner with the Association of MN Counties, the League of Minnesota Cities, the MN School Boards Association, and InCommons to conduct the 6th annual Local Government Innovation Awards. This year's Awards have been made possible with the support of InCommons, an initiative of the Bush Foundation that inspires, supports, and connects community-powered problem-solving.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

PNLC Well-Represented at MCN/MCF 2012 Joint Conference

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Allied for Action: Bridging Differences for the Greater Good is the theme of this year's Joint Conference of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) and the Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF). Held November 1 and 2 at Saint Paul's RiverCentre, the conference brings together board members, staff members, students and volunteers active in nonprofit and philanthropic organizations from around the state.

And the PNLC will be very well represented!

Featured speakers include the following PNLC faculty, adjunct faculty, and Advisory Group members:
* Jodi Sandfort on The Art of Hosting and The Impact Initiative: Co-creating a Future for Nonprofit Services
* Julia Classen & Allison Rojas on Board Strategic Stewardship
* Dan Cramer on Constitutional Amendments--What Have We Learned?
* Kate Barr on Reserves Aren't Enough: Understanding and Planning Nonprofit Capitalization
* Kim Borton & Patricia Torres Ray on Using Research as Strategic Investment and Action to Drive Social Change
* Jeannie Fox on Lobbying and Advocacy: Foundations and Nonprofits as Partners in Policy Change
* and Joe Soss on The Marketization of Nonprofits

If you're wondering how well-connected and influential the PNLC is, there's your proof!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

LGIA's Featured in MN2020

2020 image.jpg Thanks to John Anderson for featuring the Local Government Innovation Awards in his MN2020 op-ed piece! Entries are now being accepted through November 2 at InCommons.org/LGIA. If you work at a city, county or school that is working to improve services through innovation and redesign, enter today for the chance to be recognized and receive a grant of $25K to continue innovating!

The Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota is pleased to partner with the Association of MN Counties, the League of Minnesota Cities, the MN School Boards Association, and InCommons to conduct the 6th annual Local Government Innovation Awards. This year's Awards have been made possible with the support of InCommons, an initiative of the Bush Foundation that inspires, supports, and connects community-powered problem-solving.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

lgi web.jpgAnnouncing the 6th annual Local Government Innovation Awards with InCommons!

Minnesota faces the reality of an aging population, rising health care costs, and an increasing demand for government services with reduced revenue. Yet many counties, cities, and schools have refused to let the traditional approaches of either increasing taxes or cutting spending exclusively dictate their responses to these challenges. Instead, they are pursuing a third way: innovation and service redesign.

The Humphrey School's Awards recognize the creative ways counties, cities, and schools are making Minnesota better and doing things differently. In keeping with previous years, up to 18 local government entities will be recognized as award winners for their innovative work. But there's also a twist. This year, Minnesotans can cast their vote to help determine the entrant that will receive $25,000 to continue local government innovation and redesign work! The Awards will officially open for entries October 2, 2012, and more information can be found at www.InCommons.org/LGIA.

The Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota is pleased to partner with the Association of MN Counties, the League of Minnesota Cities, the MN School Boards Association, and InCommons to conduct the 6th annual Local Government Innovation Awards. This year's Awards have been made possible with the support of InCommons, an initiative of the Bush Foundation that inspires, supports, and connects community-powered problem-solving.

Learn more and begin preparing your entry at www.InCommons.org/LGIA

 
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