You were not created to play small.



Today, Rebecca sits down with Megan Laudenschlager, founder and Executive Director of Strengthen ND, a nonprofit social enterprise founded in 2015. Megan is passionate about rural North Dakota and serves as a rural community fundraiser, organizer, and advocate.

In this episode, we’re tackling the topic of how to show pride in where you come from.

As we travel either within our state or outside of our states, we all need to learn how to talk up our small towns and take pride in where we live.

Learning to see the good in your community and talk about that with others is so important to the vibrancy and future of our small towns.

Be sure to check out all the amazing things Megan and her team are doing at Strengthen ND by visiting their website at and share your thoughts about this episode with us over on their Facebook page!


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