Event Types


Because Collective: Doing Well by Doing Good

Because Collective is a group of like-minded marketing and design professionals dedicated to social good. We are boutique in size and global in vision and we help our clients stand out from the crowd with a mix of impactful brand identity, strong online presence, and creative communications strategies. 



Jan 18, 2018

State of the District (5950)

Bob Halagan has been a member of the Buffalo Rotary Club since 2000 and served as its President in 2009-10. He has also served as District 5950 Legal Counsel from 2011-14, Area 13 Assistant Governor from 2010-13, and District Fundraising Chair from 2013-16.

Jan 25, 2018

Minnesota Historical Journalism

Curt Brown's new book, "Minnesota 1918," details the trident of woe that pierced the state 100 years ago - when forest fires, World War I, and the flu pandemic ravaged the state. He writes a popular Minnesota history column every Sunday for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Those stories have been packaged into an e-book called: "Frozen in History: Amazing Tales from Minnesota's Past." He spent more than 30 years as a reporter at Minnesota newspapers in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Fergus Falls. After studying history and American Studies at Macalester College, he joined the Associated Press in 1982.


Feb 01, 2018

Hennepin County Commissioner

Feb 08, 2018

Minnesota Housing Partnership

Minnesota Housing Partnership convenes, guides, and supports a diversity of partners working to improve conditions of home and community. Building on decades of experience, we strengthen development capacity and promote policies that expand opportunity, especially for people at the lowest income levels. 


Feb 15, 2018

Metro Blooms

Rich Harrison is a Registered Landscape Architect with an MLA degree from the University of Minnesota. His work focuses on sustainable design, place making, and community development. Rich has worked on water quality issues for 21 years, beginning in research at MSU, working 2 years for the Met Council, and studying Non-Point Source Pollution at the U of M. Rich realizes that on-site treatment of stormwater is the best way to prevent pollution and preserve our precious water resources and has since focused his career in design. Rich believes that education and facilitating the understanding of how our actions impact our natural environment is critical to successful design and the acceptance of nature in our built environments.


Feb 22, 2018
Mar 01, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Mar 22, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Mar 29, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Building healthcare in South Sudan

Apr 05, 2018 7:30 AM
Apr 21, 2018
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Apr 27, 2018
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Living a Dream: Wintering in Coastal Mexico

May 03, 2018 7:30 AM
May 17, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Lab 651 - The Internet of Things

​Justin Grammens leads our team of mobile & web application and data science engineers. Justin lives at the intersection of emerging technology and leading communities on the Internet of Things. He has been building mobile applications and cloud-based software solutions for more than 20 years with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Justin is a cofounder of IoT Fuse, a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission to position Minnesota as a leader in connected products and is an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas teaching a graduate-level course on the Internet of Things.



May 24, 2018 7:30 AM

The Family Partnership PRIDE program

For nearly 40 years, The Family Partnership PRIDE (Promoting Recovery, Independence, Dignity, and Equality) program has provided support services to sexually exploited women, teens, and their families. One of the first programs in Minnesota to effectively deliver services across a life span on behalf of women and teens reclaiming their lives, PRIDE is nationally recognized for its advocacy against commercial sexual exploitation.



May 31, 2018 7:30 AM

The Future Roots Project

The Future Roots Project is a collective founded in Minnesota that focuses on sustainable educational, artistic, and health initiatives in Nicaragua.

From teachers trainings to designing sustainable classroom materials, Future Roots brings educational and artistic opportunities to impoverished communities that improve literacy rates, creativity, self worth, health & empowerment in children.



Jun 07, 2018 7:30 AM

A mindful approach to Art and Life

Jun 14, 2018 7:30 AM

The Impact of Environmental Sustainability on Rotary's Six Areas of Focus

Starting a new Twin Cities Rotary EcoClub

Jun 21, 2018 7:30 AM
Jun 28, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

The Oromo Women's Organization and United Oromo Voices

Jul 12, 2018 7:30 AM