Isolated leaders are a barrier to effective community problem-solving. Our region has a number of leadership hubs and networks that struggle to build and maintain connections among their members. Very little has been done to build connections across these groups. That’s where Pollen can think bigger, think differently, and spark regional transformation.
Through a balance of immersive in-person experiences, network-building, and story-driven online engagements, Pollen and any of its selected partners will educate, empower, and engage as catalysts for community-building and creative change agents, with the goal of creating personal and professional growth for their members and an improved quality of life for all people living in the region the Bush Foundation serves. —Jennifer Ford Reedy, president of the Bush Foundation
Westwerk’s goal is to partner with companies who believe in the power of well-branded, user-focused interactive experiences. Pollen’s reputation for pushing boundaries with its innovative culture made this partnership a perfect match for us. The new website reinvents how users experience Pollen’s rich content, serving up storytelling and connection building in a bold new way. Our collaboration has made it possible to stretch beyond conventional solutions both visually and technologically, producing amazing results. — Dan West, founder and executive creative director at Westwerk
Pollen was the first fiscally sponsored organization for Propel Nonprofits (then MAP for Nonprofits). During Pollen’s three years with Propel Nonprofits’ fiscal sponsorship, we worked closely with Jamie Millard to provide operational and administrative support as she expanded Pollen’s reach and filed for Pollen’s 501(c)(3) status. Even though Pollen is now its own 501(c)(3), Propel Nonprofits is still honored to partner with the Pollen team as a guide on the organization’s finances, governance, and strategy. — Danielle Gangelhoff, fiscal sponsorship director at Propel Nonprofits