Black Hills Knowledge Netowork

Get Involved

Get Involved

At the Black Hills Knowledge Network, we aim to connect people to local information and ideas within the Black Hills region. By doing this, we hope to engage citizens and educate community leaders regarding the value of local information for decision-making, with the goal of enhancing the quality of life in our communities.

Your participation in the project is the key to our success! Whether it’s subscribing to our local newsletter, to following us on Facebook or Twitter, or taking up a volunteer position, your involvement is key. Learn about the different ways you can be involved below.


The Black Hills Knowledge Network is a 501(c)(3) charity organization. Launched in 2010 under the Black Hills Area Community Foundation, the Black Hills Knowledge Network became financially independent in 2015. All contributions to this project are tax-exempt.

As a nonprofit enterprise, we rely on support from users like you.  Your donation ensures that community members will have access to the wealth of news, history, and data our project provides for years to come. Thank you!

Volunteer for our Project

Are you a local history buff, or local news aficionado? Do you love learning the finer points of local news stories? Consider volunteering for the Black Hills Knowledge Network/South Dakota Dashboard!

Volunteering for the Black Hills Knowledge Network and South Dakota Dashboard helps ensure that local community members are able to access reliable local news coverage as well as up-to-date, accurate data for the region. We are always looking for volunteers to assist with a variety of aspects of our projects!

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Creating digital scans of historical items for the archives
  • Researching and exploring collections belonging to outside community members/organizations
  • Creating infographics
  • Utilizing existing data sources to create custom graphs and charts
  • Creating user experience surveys
  • Analyzing and summarizing key findings from newly released community indicators.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Keep a pulse on local news by subscribing for our weekly newsletter today! Each issue contains brief news summaries to update you on Black Hills news, no matter where you happen to be. 

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