National Partners

Locally Enlightening: The Part Our National Partners Play

When it comes to finding answers, and asking the right questions that precede them, we interact with partners from local to national. If we have to jump a time zone or two to learn best practices and bring innovation home, that’s precisely what we’ll do.

We have two chief criteria for choosing partners. The first is the organization’s ability to spark brave new thinking that leads to inspired work. The second: will they make a local impact or not? If the answer is yes, the work begins.

We are fortunate to work with the following national partners:

Ford Foundation for their leadership, organizational advancement, communications support

KI ThoughtBridge for their vision with adaptive leadership training

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for addressing community information needs
and gaps

MIT Center for Civic Media helping us test technology as a potential tool to develop creative solutions to local community challenges

National Fund for Workforce Solutions
for its collaborative investment focused on strengthening our region’s economy through training and support


These partners help make much of our work possible.


For additional information, contact:
Kelly Ryan | kryan@incouragecf.org | 715.423.3863
Chelsey Mazurekcmazurek@incouragecf.org | 715.423.3863

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