Apply to Become a Native Nation Rebuilder Today!

NGC-native governance centerThe Native Governance Center is now accepting applications for its Native Nation Rebuilders programThe Native Governance Center has assumed full responsibility to carry forth the work of the Native Nation Rebuilders program, a leadership development program established by the Bush Foundation in 2009.

Only open to enrolled members of the 23 Native nations within Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, participants selected to be Rebuilders commit to a two-year learning journey – developing tribal governance knowledge and leadership skills to implement action plans in their communities. As of today, over 100 tribal citizens from all across the region have graduated from the program and have gone on to support nation-building projects within their communities.

The application period is open through August 29th. For details or to apply online, visit or contact Rebecca Crooks-Stratton at the Native Governance Center at

Please visit us on Facebook, or check out our Rebuilders YouTube video for more information.

Grants to Artists

Clark Hulings Fund Accepting Applications From Professional Artists for Specific Projects

POSTED: September 2, 2014
DEADLINE: September 30, 2014

The Clark Hulings Fund helps professional visual artists seize opportunities to drive their careers forward. By providing targeted support at pivotal moments in an artist’s career, the fund aims to improve his or her prospects and enable more people to encounter and be enriched by the artist’s work.

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to professional visual artists who have secured tangible prospects for advancing their careers but lack the financial resources to capitalize on those opportunities. Examples include but are not limited to the completion of work due to a gallery, museum, or private collection engagement; the transportation of work (or of the artist) to an exhibition of his or her material; the management of logistical or technical requirements to realize a project; etc. The fund does not support performance, literary, or commercial work.

To be eligible, applicants must be professional painters, artists working on paper, or sculptors who employ traditional media (not including photography, film, or video); have had their work published and/or exhibited professionally; and be pursuing specific opportunities or projects for which support from the fund would make a substantive difference.

Visit the Clark Hulings Fund website for complete program guidelines, information about past recipients, and application instructions.

Packers Seeking Applicants for Fourth Year

Nicole Bowman had the privilege of being a part of the Packers Mentor-Protege Program and wants to pass along their call for applicants for the coming year.

*About Bowman’s Mentor Protege Match

*Bowman’s Celebration of Success at the Program’s Completion

Packers Mentor-Protégé Program seeking applicants for fourth year 

The Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program is seeking mentor and protégé applicants for its fourth year of partnerships to foster business growth, economic development and job creation in Brown County and the surrounding areas.

Protégé companies in the program will be matched with mentor companies that can provide technical, managerial, financial or other guidance to improve their competitive standing. The mentor-protégé relationship requires at least a 12-month commitment.

Five matched companies currently finishing their year in the program are Miron Construction, Neenah, and Current Electrical Services, Green Bay; RR Donnelley, De Pere, and Strength of the Hands, De Pere; Bay Towel, Green Bay, and Ascher’s Janitorial Services, Abrams; The Boldt Company, Appleton, and Bonnie Kratz Photography, Luxemburg; and Integrys Energy Services, De Pere, and JT Engineering, Green Bay.

The program is administered by AFF Research LLC (AFFR). AFFR has consulted in the field of supplier diversity for 13 years, and has worked on the Lambeau Field redevelopment project and is working on the current stadium expansion project. AFFR assists their clients in designing and implementing comprehensive supplier diversity program. They also provide guidance to entrepreneurs.

“We’ve been very pleased with the mentor-protégé program’s growth over the past three years,” said Anna Steinfest, President/CEO of AFF Research. “A number of local companies have come together to form lasting relationships that help improve business in Northeast Wisconsin. With the third season of the program currently underway, we’re happy to begin accepting applications for yet another successful year of fostering business growth.”

Questions and requests for protégé applications should be directed to AFFR at 920-884-5006 or via e-mail at

More information on the Mentor-Protégé program can be found online at

Custom Training and Consulting Upon Request Bowman Performance Consulting

Bowman Performance Consulting  271 River Pine Drive, Shawano, WI  54166  ♦  Phone:  715-526-9240  ♦  Fax:  715-526-6028