In the past five years, Pollen has grown to become a community of 7,500 plus civic-minded connectors who have contributed to 88 issues of Pollen. That means thousands and thousands of connections, jobs, events, peer props, articles, and stories shared—all making our community stronger. All because of you. Thank you.
As Pollen welcomes the next five years and a continued focus on network-building, Pollen made a strategic decision to merge with OTA, an organization that hosts a series of events bringing together the region’s best and brightest along with world thought leaders to share insights and expertise.
Bolstered by a grant from the Bush Foundation, Pollen and OTA will design a future together as a unified nonprofit. These resources will support full-time staffing, a completely redesigned digital platform, and dramatically scaled in-person experiences. We are also eager to extend our scope beyond the boundaries of the metro. We envision building hyperlocal Pollen-like resources in communities like Bismark, ND, Duluth, MN, and Rapid City, SD.
Both Pollen and OTA recognize a clear sense of shared values and a deep sense of commitment to investing in the dreams and stories of the people of the region. Together, our networks have the power to transform the region.
Thank you for your engagement these past five years—we can’t wait to see what the next five will bring with your continued support.
There will be so much more coming soon, but please let us know if you have any questions.
Jamie Millard, email@example.com
Meghan Murphy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Explore the possibilities with us!
Illustration by Bill Rebholz