Partner Organizations

Target is proud to support amazing organizations that provide thought leaders and key influencers with opportunities to engage in dialogue regarding issues that impact Target and the community.

Citizens League

For 62 years, the Citizens League has created common ground across parties and ideologies to solve some of the biggest challenges facing Minnesota.

Urban Land Institute Minnesota

ULI MN’s mission is to engage public and private sector leaders to foster collaboration, share knowledge and join in meaningful strategic action to create thriving, resilient communities.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is the premier Hispanic leadership development organization in the country that is educating, empowering, and connecting the leaders of tomorrow.


VoteRunLead unleashes the power of women leaders in our democracy through training, technology and community.


ACYPL is a nonpartisan, non-profit international exchange organization based in Washington, DC recognized as the pre-eminent catalyst for introducing rising political leaders and policy makers to international affairs and to each other. Since its founding in 1966, ACYPL has, with generous support from the US Department of State, corporations, foundations, and individuals, conducted programs and exchanges with 120 countries and territories, producing a global network of over 8,500 alumni.

The Foundation for Public Affairs

The Foundation for Public Affairs, the Public Affairs Council’s 501(c)(3) research affiliate, conducts research on emerging public policy issues and trends that affect the practice of public affairs and organizations’ ability to thrive in a dynamic business environment.

UMN Center for the Study of Politics and Governance

The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance changes the conversation by stimulating vigorous but civil debate, encouraging leaders to work together on innovative approaches to the critical problems of our time. By changing the conversation from partisan and polarized to respectful and practical, we build bridges that have a meaningful impact on our communities.

Minnesota YMCA

Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government works with middle school and high school students, statewide, to build leadership skills and promote active citizenship.

The National Conference of State Legislatures

The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan non-governmental organization established in 1975 to serve the members and staff of state legislatures of the United States. 

MN Chamber of Commerce Leadership Minnesota

Leadership Minnesota opens the window to a behind-the-scenes look at what makes our state’s economy tick. This exclusive program also helps you understand how public policy crafted at the Capitol impacts the vitality of each and every Minnesota company.

The United States Conference of Mayors

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.

FairVote MN

FairVote Minnesota is transforming elections through Ranked Choice Voting, a fairer, more inclusive, and more representative process for electing our leaders.