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Two Pioneers

Ogallala Commons started through the foresight of two men:  Vince Shively and Bob Mailander.  We regret that Vince passed away in 2008, but his legacy lives on through the work of our

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A Native American View of Commonwealth

OC Interns and Apprentices are required to complete a Commonwealth Exploration Exercise, by walking or driving around to identify examples of the 12 Key Assets in their community or neighborhood.

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Why OC Does Youth Engagement

One sure way to invest in the 12 Key Assets of Commonwealth is through the engagement of local youth. Over the past 7 years, Ogallala Commons has created several proven ways

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Ogallala Commons Community Partners

More than a decade ago, Ogallala Commons committed itself to building a collaborative network.  We are a small nonprofit organization, and our vision was impossible to achieve without other organizations,

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Ogallala Commons Staff Contractors

Great organizations require a well-versed and committed staff, and that is certainly the case with Ogallala Commons.  This week, we want to introduce our Management Staff–a group of eight people who

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Our Four-Part Methodology

As we’ve shared in our Mission, we exist in order to provide a holistic approach to the socio-economic development of the Great Plains region.  It is our greatest desire to

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What is a Community Intern or Apprentice?

If you follow us on social media, you’ll notice that we often highlight our Interns and Apprentices. Ogallala Commons’ Community Internship and Apprenticeship Program is the primary way that we

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Ogallala Commons Board of Directors

Ogallala Commons is shaped and guided by a 9 member Board of Directors, assisted by an Advisory Council–men and women leaders from five different states in the Great Plains region.

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The 12 Key Assets of Commonwealth

This is the second post in our two part series explaining commonwealth and how we believe it essential for revitalizing communities in the Great Plains region. We have identified 12

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The Value of the Commonwealth

If you’ve been following along in our blog posts, you’ll notice that we’ve been sharing in-depth about many of the aspects that make up our organization. When we shared about

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