Nations Inc

Because it's the right thing to do

aka Nations   |   AITKIN, MN   |  http://www.nationsinc.org

Mission

Here at Nations, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies & high quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships & make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.

Ruling year info

2014

Founder / President

Aaron McCANN

Main address

PO Box 110

AITKIN, MN 56431 USA

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EIN

46-4345643

NTEE code info

Economic Development (S30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Nations is providing substantive support and capacity-building for the goals and their related thematic issues, including water, energy, climate, oceans, urbanization, transport, science and technology, the Global Sustainable Development Report and more.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Aitkin Retired Workers Network (A.R.W.N.)

www.arwn.org - A major complaint of Aitkin County businesses is that they have trouble filling the skilled talent and experienced workers that will allow their companies to grow and flourish. One untapped resource in the Aitkin area is the abundance of talented retired people that have come to the area to reside. The retired people that have come to the area represent a talent pool that covers the spectrum of expertise from Doctors and Lawyers to Handymen and Janitors. Businesses in the area need people with skills and talents that can get the job done, on time and fit in with the realities of Covid19 related business practices. The Aitkin Senior Workers Network is a solution for both retired people looking to work in their profession, on their own terms, and businesses that need skilled workers to round out their strategic staffing needs now and into the future. Aitkin Retired Workers Network will build a database will search out and identify retired workers in Aitkin County, catalogue their experience, skills and interests. The network will then reach out to area businesses, help determine their strategic needs and match our clients with businesses that can benefit from their talents.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Family relationships
Health
Social and economic status
Work status and occupations

www.americankickoff.com - Football is America's favorite pastime, and the music during the game is significant. The American Kickoff concert program is a celebration of the sport with songs. Various artists will come together to give their fans a selection of hit singles. The musicians want to give the crowd the same experience they'll find in a stadium. Football music covers a range of genres, but the basic emotions are the same. People want to see their teams take home the trophy, and these songs are the anthems for those games.

This focused program brings awareness to a setting otherwise unreachable and brings economic recovery, disaster recovery and educational support without question when structured in this way.

The American Kickoff program was born in 2016 at the Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs. Fans of country music made the event a success, and demonstrated the "power of entertainment" for future events and stakeholders.

Population(s) Served

www.happyvalleyjam.com - Football is America's favorite pastime, and the music during the game is significant. Happy Valley Jam concert program is a celebration of the sport with songs. Various artists will come together to give their fans a selection of hit singles. The musicians want to give the crowd the same experience they'll find in a stadium. Football music covers a range of genres, but the basic emotions are the same. People want to see their teams take home the trophy, and these songs are the anthems for those games.

This focused program brings awareness to a setting otherwise unreachable and brings economic recovery, disaster recovery and educational support without question when structured in this way.

The Happy Valley program was born in 2017 at Beaver Stadium at Penn State in University Park, PA. Fans of country music made the event a success, and demonstrated the "power of entertainment" for future events and stakeholders.

Population(s) Served

www.iowajam.com - www.americankickoff.com - Iowa Jam started back in 1974 as a Memorial Day weekend concert conceived by Steve White, Jim Henneberry and John Hoak after much success in booking shows in the Midwest. Huge acts came through including ZZ Top, Toto, Winger, Poison and others. Steve White skipped college to open up a record store called Music Circuit in Des Moines’ Drake Neighborhood at 3213 Forest Ave. It was down the block from Jolly’s (old school rock club). Several months after opening his record store, he started promoting shows through his company, Music City Productions, with big acts such as Savoy Brown, Rory Gallagher, Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. They even had their own ticketing service called the Music City Ticketing Network, years prior to Ticketmaster.

White and his partners made headlines that first year after rain forced the first Iowa Jam to cancel in 1974 and some fans became irate. The incident made the front page of The Des Moines Register, and the boys came up with what is now the industry standard for portable roof structures. The first successful Iowa Jam was in 1975 with a lineup consisting of Bonnie Koloc, Dan Fogelberg and The Ozark Mountain Daredevils.

With that rich history, the revived focus of this program is to Iowa Jam back in 2024 for its 50 year reunion tour. This program will bring obvious program awareness to a setting otherwise unreachable and brings economic recovery, disaster recovery and local support without question when structured in this way.

Population(s) Served

www.greenbeltpark.com - The Greenbelt Park Grand Opening has been delayed, but is now scheduled in 2022 with Grammy Award winner ****** (to be announced) who will kicked it all off with a 3-night Grand Opening celebration in the beautiful state-of-the-art 1850-capacity venue!

Signature Greenbelt Park aesthetics, vintage concert posters and local touches will adorn our 36,000 square foot venue when we open the doors.

Signature Greenbelt aesthetics, vintage concert posters and local touches adorn our 36,000 square foot venue. Known for our hospitality, incredible sight lines and warm environment, The Greenbelt proudly carries on a tradition of welcoming guests and treating them like family for years to come.

Nations will provide ticketing and promotion services for this venue which add to its roster of service locations that support its cause.

Population(s) Served

www.aitkin.net - The Aitkin Event Center is a 38,000 square foot pillar free event center located on the south side of the town of Aitkin, Minnesota.

With a wide range of sizes and options, The Aitkin Event Center allows you to create a special event that reflects your personal taste. From small groups of under 100 people, up to a 3,000+ concert Aitkin Event Center will have a layout that will accommodate everyone.

This program is yet another location where program ticketing, promotion services and Food & Beverage services ensure local economic development, youth sports support and more from its program proceeds.

Population(s) Served
Victims of disaster
Victims of crime and abuse
Veterans
Military personnel
Victims of disaster
Victims of crime and abuse
Veterans
Military personnel
Victims of disaster
Victims of crime and abuse
Veterans
Military personnel
Victims of disaster
Victims of crime and abuse
Veterans
Military personnel
Victims of disaster
Victims of crime and abuse
Veterans
Military personnel

www.2100club.com - The 2100 Club is a 27,000 square foot pillar free event center located in Des Moines, Iowa.

With a wide range of sizes and options, 2100 Club allows you to create a special event that reflects your personal taste. From small groups of under 100 people, up to a 2,500+ concert 2100 Club will have a layout that will accommodate everyone.

This program is yet another location where program ticketing, promotion services and Food & Beverage services ensure local economic development, youth sports support and more from its program proceeds.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Artists and performers
Artists and performers
Artists and performers
Artists and performers
Artists and performers
Artists and performers
Artists and performers
Artists and performers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of businesses developed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Work status and occupations

Related Program

Aitkin Retired Workers Network (A.R.W.N.)

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Here at Nations, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies & high quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships & make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.

Nations's work provides analytical inputs for deliberations on sustainable development, including through its science-policy interface. Nations contributes studies and analytical inputs to the review of major conferences related to sustainable development. For this purpose, it undertakes reviews of assessments of sustainable development challenges.

Nations, with support from its three offices away from the Headquarters, and in collaboration with other partner entities, focuses on supporting members in preparing their voluntary national reviews at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, as well as building capacity for integrated planning and policy design, linking to the national planning process key sectoral areas such as transport, agriculture, energy, water and sanitation, sustainable cities, waste management and disaster reduction, as appropriate. These activities in turn allows Nations to inform intergovernmental bodies on the relevance and impact of normative and analytical efforts at the national, regional and global levels.

Nations serves Member States, Major Groups and other stakeholders, as well as the general public, by providing wide access to information and knowledge for sustainable development, through its online Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform and social media outlets.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Nations Inc

Board of directors
as of 4/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sherry McCANN

Nations Inc

Term: 2018 -

Brooke Olsen

Tateum Mattingly

Sherry McCann

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/14/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/25/2021

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Data
  • 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.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.