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RuralX inspires a volunteer to be a maker of dreams!

Blog, News & Events on March 16th. Comments Off on RuralX inspires a volunteer to be a maker of dreams!

Author – Carey Grosdidier, freelance writer

Nichole Cross volunteered at RuralX last summer intending to learn a little more about hosting an open space and collecting actionable feedback from a community gathering.

She left with so much more.

“I met Joe Bartmann (VP of Innovation at Dakota Resources) when I attended an ‘Art of Hosting’ event in Sioux Falls that he put on in November of 2015, and I was intrigued by the methodologies taught,” she explains. “He invited me to be part of the team at RuralX. As an industrial designer, I feel gathering and analyzing feedback is an important skill to practice, so I came to RuralX ready to help Joe gather and distribute participant feedback so attendees could take what they learned back to their communities to analyze and act upon.”

Nichole explains that while she was volunteering at … Read More »


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