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April 01, 2019

Change Networks are unique learning experiences for people who want to build the skills and connections that will help them become more effective leaders. Learn more and apply to be part of the 2019 North Dakota or South Dakota cohorts.

March 19, 2019

We are excited to celebrate the 2019 Bush Fellows and the hundreds of others who took the chance to deepen their leadership vision by applying for the Fellowship. We are often asked what makes it clear that someone is a Bush Fellow — why was this group of 24 selected out of all of the applicants? The answer lies in the power of applicants' perspectives and reflections.

2019 Bush Fellows
March 19, 2019

Introducing the 2019 Bush Fellows, 24 visionary leaders who are thinking big about how to invest in their leadership to creatively solve problems in their communities.

March 18, 2019

Of all the things I love about my job, the most joyful is getting to talk to Bush Fellowship finalists when they come to our office for their final interviews. I love talking to people about their aspirations for making our region better for everyone. And I love talking to people about how the process of applying to be a Bush Fellow has helped them understand what they need to be the leader they want to be.

March 08, 2019

Request for proposals for an operating partner to manage the implementation of the Community Creativity Cohort 2 program from 2019 - 2021. The operating partner will be responsible for supporting grantees, coordinating capacity building supports, building a peer network among members of the cohort, planning and executing annual all-cohort convenings, and managing communication with grantees.

March 08, 2019

Request for proposals from nonprofit organizations to assume responsibility for the Creative Community Leadership Institute (CCLI). This will include providing training on the integration of art and culture into community problem solving based on the existing CCLI model for approximately nine cohorts of 20-25 people (an average of three cohorts per year) for at least the next three years and building a network of past and future alumni.

March 05, 2019

The Bush Prize celebrates organizations with a track record of successful community problem solving. Check out tips from our staff on what we're looking for in a Bush Prize winner.

February 11, 2019

In the TV show The Good Place, all humans on Earth are judged with a point system: you get points for doing good deeds and lose points when you do something bad. 

December 11, 2018

Learn more about the organizations awarded Community Innovation grants in 2018. 

December 11, 2018

Community challenges can spring up quickly. When an urgent need arises, the typical speed of philanthropy isn't always effective in addressing it. Recently, the Community Innovation team was able to make an accelerated grant to help tackle one such pressing situation.

November 13, 2018

We made it through the midterm elections.

November 13, 2018

The Bush Foundation awarded the 2018 Bush Prize for Community Innovation to six organizations with track records of making great ideas happen. 

November 13, 2018

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about one of the most overlooked characteristics necessary for problem solving: courage. When I look at this year’s group of Bush Prize winners, I’m overwhelmed by how brave they are to take on enormous problems and do it in a way that is full of vulnerability and partnership.

November 13, 2018

The Bush Foundation has selected 41 organizations to receive Ecosystem grants, which provide general operating support to help sustain organizations that create unique and significant value for our grantees, Fellows and other organizations.

October 25, 2018

This year at bushCONNECT, I shared some thoughts on how change happens. I’ve done a lot of research the past couple of years on successful examples of social change. There are examples all around us all the time. We often don’t even notice them, much less learn from them.

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