Center for Rural Policy & Development

Seeking Solutions for Greater Minnesota's Future

aka Center for Rural Policy & Development   |   Mankato, MN   |  http://ruralmn.org

Mission

The Center for Rural Policy and Development provides high quality, objective and nonpartisan research to examine and advance policy and decision-making, rural advocacy, and civic engagement for Greater Minnesota’s development.

Ruling year info

1999

President & CEO

Ms. Julie Tesch

Main address

PO Box 3185

Mankato, MN 56002 USA

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EIN

41-1919016

NTEE code info

Rural (S32)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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CRPD Research Program

The Center for Rural Policy and Development is a non-partisan, not-for-profit policy research organization dedicated to benefiting Minnesota by providing its policy makers with unbiased information and evaluation of issues from a rural perspective.

The Center’s board members come from all over the state, representing a variety of interests. Thirteen are appointed by the Governor and two are appointed by the House and Senate leadership; all members represent different aspects of rural Minnesota. Remaining members consist of five at-large positions chosen by the board members themselves.

The board works closely with staff to help guide the direction of the Center, to set research priorities, and to help make the Center a presence in the rural policy community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Financials

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Operations

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Center for Rural Policy & Development

Board of directors
as of 04/04/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Anna Boroff

MN Cable Communications Association

Term: 2020 - 2022

Tim Velde

MN Farmers Union

Tim Houle

Crow Wing County

Reed Anfinson

Eunice Biel

Patrick Costello

Santo Cruz

CentraCare Health

Sue Grafstrom

Roseau County

Dave Ladd

Dr. Matthew Loayza

MN State University-Mankato

Carolyn Olson

MN Farm Bureau

Jennifer Cady

MN Power

Mark Phillips

IRRRB

Sarah Schake

Jennifer Cronin

Mary Kiffmeyer

MN Senate

Todd Lippert

MN House of Representatives

Martha Castanon

Immigrant Law Center

Christina Bowstring

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/4/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/22/2021

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.