Bush Foundation Seeks Applications for BushConnect Event Partners

The Bush Foundation is accepting applications from potential recruitment and programming partners for its BushCONNECT (bushCON), program, a leadership networking event that builds stronger and more meaningful connections among leaders in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the twenty-three Native nations that share the same geography.

The event, to be held at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis on Monday, October 1, 2018, will bring together nearly twelve hundred people from across the region for a day of inspiring talks, engaging small-group sessions, conversations with community leaders, and interactive networking experiences with the goal of inspiring, equipping, and connecting leaders for success.

1) Recruitment Partners: Organizations connected to leadership networks that reflect the region’s diverse economy, geographies, and cultures will receive funds to promote bushCON to leaders who might not otherwise know about the event. Each partner is expected to successfully recruit, register, and engage fifteen to twenty-five people. Funds may be used to cover staff time, travel expenses, promotional materials, and/or cohort networking events before or after bushCON.

2) Programming Partners: Organizations that know how to produce engaging event programming that inspires, equips, and connects people to more effectively lead change in their communities will receive funds to develop content for and host a proposed session(s). Funds may be used to cover staff time, speaker fees and travel expenses, and/or session materials, etc.

Organizations that are LLCs, 501(c)(3) public charities, and government entities (including schools) are eligible to be either a bushCON recruitment or programming partner. Groups of organizations (such as coalitions or collaboratives) are also eligible to apply, but only one organization may receive the grant or contract.

Partner organizations must be from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or the twenty-three Native nations that share the same geography.

See the Bush Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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