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Organizational Partners

Acara

Acara

Acara, a joint program of the Institute on the Environment  and the College of Science and Engineering, at the University of Minnesota, gives emerging entrepreneurs a chance to envision and launch successful social businesses. Since 2009, more than 300 students from 20 universities have participated in Acara’s programs, guided by mentors in academia and industry to collaboratively explore…

DualCurrency Systems

DualCurrency Systems

    New money for healthy communities: An environmentally-sustainable and socially-just global economy calls for game-changing innovation. Dual currency commerce can benefit businesses, consumers, communities and the environment alike. Today, businesses reward consumer spending with a myriad of loyalty rewards from frequent flyer miles and credit card points to rebates and discounts. Why not also…

YouthThrive

YouthThrive

Our purpose is to inspire and engage youth and adults through education, leadership, and service to integrate peace-making activities into their lives, their communities, and the world. More Information

Springboard For The Arts

Springboard For The Arts

Springboard for the Arts’ mission is to cultivate a vibrant arts community by connecting artists with the skills, contacts, information and services they need to make a living and a life.   More information

Human Systems Dynamics

Human Systems Dynamics

HSD: Change the world by changing how people think about the world. In today’s global and economic climate, things are changing quickly. Each day brings new surprises and more uncertainty about what the future will hold. Now more than ever, you need to learn ways to understand and respond to our environment. It’s critical to…

The Improve Group

The Improve Group

The Improve Group provides training, in partnership with the Lab, on evaluating innovative projects. Working with organizations to make the most of information, navigate complexity and ensure investments of time and money are impactful. More information

Minnesota Technology of Participation

Minnesota Technology of Participation

For over 40 years, Technology of Participation (ToP®) methods have been developing in locations all over the world.  In every time zone and in private, public and community settings ToP methods have been bringing high levels of participation to the decision making process while embedding the ability to create specific customized applications.   ToP values creative…

U of M Center for Spirituality and Healing

U of M Center for Spirituality and Healing

The University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality & Healing enriches health and well-being by providing high-quality interdisciplinary education, conducting rigorous research, and delivering innovative programs that advance integrative health and healing. For more information

Heartland

Heartland

Our Core Beliefs Philosophically, core beliefs inform our work and are foundational to the values we hold and the principles by which we operate. We believe: * A leader is anyone whose intention is to step forward to serve in these times; * Leadership development is rooted in personal and human development; * Organizational transformation…

Mentor Planet

Mentor Planet

MentorPlanet connects Lab participants with Social Innovation Mentors. Visit their website to either find a mentor or become a mentor.  Connecting People.Changing the World. Our Mission (What we do) Our mission is to build strong, engaged mentoring relationships for social innovators, social entrepreneurs, change-agents, and leaders at all levels — so we can accelerate learning,…

Bush Foundation

Bush Foundation

The Bush Foundation provides funding for the Lab and the InCommons initiative of the foundation has been a primary partner in developing the Lab and doing community engagement related to the Lab. The mission of the Bush Foundation is to be a catalyst for the courageous leadership necessary to create sustainable solutions to tough public…