What We Offer

Tapping the Potential Workshop Series

Tapping the Potential is an annual four-part introductory series that teaches participants the foundations of community engagement.

We’ve met capacity for the 2017 Tapping the Potential series. Check back in Fall 2018 for the next series’ registration, or contact us to find out how we can customize the series for your organization!

“The series is a challenging, inspiring experience that anyone and everyone can learn and grow from.”
— Tapping the Potential participant

“A wonderful grounding in the practice of CE.”
—Tapping the Potential participant

Engaged Learning Series

The Engaged Learning Series (ELS) gives community engagement practitioners and those looking to learn more about community engagement a chance to learn from one another. Practitioners will inform the topics covered in these quarterly workshops.

Join us for the next Engaged Learning Series in January 2018 – check back soon for details and registration information!

“I learned today — I was amazed to hear from the many groups that were here from city, foundations, and nonprofits.”
— ELS participant 

“Today really pushed me to think more deeply about shifting measurement frameworks. I like the concept of developmental indicators as a way to move beyond outcomes indicators.”
— ELS participant and evaluator

Evaluation Fellows Program

The Evaluation Fellows Program (EFP) is an experiential program designed to bring together community engagement practitioners, evaluators, and funders to work collaboratively–learning from experts and each other–as they examine the evaluation of community engagement efforts. This program is supported through a partnership with the Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI) in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development.

The program will be launching in early 2018 – for more information on how to get involved, contact Chalonne Wilson at cwilson@nexuscp.org, or check back soon for details!


We provide customized trainings and curriculum on a local, state, and national level to organizations and institutions looking to learn more about community engagement and to better integrate it into their work. A sampling of our partners include: United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, the Minnesota Department of Health, and Children’s Hospital of Minnesota.

“The added value of Nexus is their ability to be a bridge for institutions that are wanting to shift toward community engagement and equity in an authentic way, but don’t have the skillset or over-arching framework to put that into action. They are a thoughtful and supportive partner to work with people where they are along the spectrum. They are helping us to shift power, recognize racism, challenge policies and practices, and bring change on an individual and organizational level.”