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Board Member Spotlight: Jackie Turner

Building Strong Communities  At CommonBond, we know we wouldn’t be able to build stable homes, strong futures, and vibrant communities without the support of so many who come together to help make it happen. From staff, interns, and volunteers to donors, partners, and advocates, we all continue to work… Read More

Celebrating 50 years: Thank you for stepping up!

As we reflect on our 50th anniversary, we wanted to acknowledge how critical it is that the folks who support our mission have continued to show up—despite the many new challenges of the past year. From additional donations, to adapting to virtual volunteering, to attending online events, CommonBond supporters have… Read More

Collective Leadership for a Promising Future

As part of our 50th anniversary theme “Our Neighbors, Our Communities,” all three CEOs from throughout CommonBond’s history came together for a conversation about our past and how it can inform our future. Their dialogue reminds us that a commitment to justice and to community, in all its forms, must always… Read More

Defining a new “normal”

I’m hearing pining for a “return to normal.” I can understand it—the pandemic has affected us all in ways that range from inconvenient to downright devastating—but I’ve been thinking a lot about how I hope “back to normal” isn’t actually our path forward. ‘Normal’ won’t be good enough. ‘Normal’ was… Read More

Notice of security incident

To provide full transparency for supporters of CommonBond Communities, we want to share that a third-party vendor we contract with experienced a security breach. Blackbaud, which hosts our database containing CommonBond supporters (and is the largest cloud software company in the world serving nonprofits), had a ransomware attack on its… Read More

In solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community

At CommonBond, we’re taking a moment to celebrate! Today, the Supreme Court said the language of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination, applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Until today, a worker could be fired in more than half the states for… Read More

His name was George Floyd.

A message from our leader, Deidre Schmidt: I am writing to reflect on the May 25th killing by a Minneapolis police officer of an unarmed black man who was suspected of a non-violent offense. His name was George Floyd. The grotesque disregard for his humanity and brutal ending of his… Read More

CommonBond Communities CEO among ‘Most Admired’

CommonBond Communities CEO and President, Deidre Schmidt, has been named one of the “2020 Most Admired CEOs” by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Deidre is among 10 Minnesota honorees recognized for professional achievements, community involvement, and overall leadership. She has been the CEO of CommonBond since 2014. Deidre possesses a… Read More
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