Monday, July 31, 2017

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] July 2017

[#mnrising Dispatch] July 2017

Drawing inspiration to fully embrace these days and this season from Mary Oliver's "The Summer Day," we leave you this month merely with an excerpt of her poetry:

I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

Cafe Conversations 2017

YNPN Twin Cities

It’s that time of year for a YNPN-TC member-favorite event! Join like-minded peers for small conversation circles at this year’s Cafe Conversations (Saturday, August 19, 10:00-12:00).There is a talk for everyone! The conversations will range from serious topics like racial equity and political advocacy to personal discussions about parenthood and the question "Am I still a young professional if I'm in my 30s?" Choose your own adventure from the full list of sessions (each has its own page where you can read a description of the session, learn about the facilitator, and register to participate). Each conversation will only have 10-15 participants, so make sure to register before your favorite session is full! [Read more.]

CARE Fellowship

CARE Collaborative

The CARE Fellowship aims to provide early childhood development and school-age care professionals an opportunity to connect the dots between early childhood development and school-age care public policy and the daily work of caring for and supporting children and families. Over 200 individuals from throughout Minnesota have graduated from the CARE Fellowship. Participants will learn how they can be effective advocates for the early childhood and afterschool fields when engaging and educating policymakers at all levels of government. Advocacy is about changing the conversation and defining the debate. Participants will learn how to use their voice and share their story to impact change. Applications for the 2017-18 cohort are due August 11. [Read more.]

Recruiting Fellows and Mentors

Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT)

The LOTT program empowers emerging professional women to envision themselves as leaders professionally, personally, and in their communities. The 2017-2018 program will run from September 2017 through April 2018 and will include one-on-one mentoring, leadership workshops, networking opportunities, and more. LOTT fellows are challenged to cultivate the leadership skills they already have in order to envision themselves as current leaders and plan for future leadership opportunities. The program is also a chance for experienced professional women to share their knowledge and develop the next generation of female leaders! The 2017 application deadline is August 11. [Read more.]

Seeking Multicultural Leadership for Advisory Board

NAMI Minnesota
Minnesota's National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is seeking young adults between 18-35 to serve on a multicultural advisory board. Members of the board will assist NAMI Minnesota in providing education and outreach to build positive relationships with Minnesota's multicultural communities. Board members will gain experience working for a nonprofit, and will receive mental health psychoeducation and peer–support training. Members will assist in developing and piloting peer-based anti-stigma campaigns, and will be provided access to NAMI Minnesota's state mental health conference, research dinner, and annual mental health walk. To apply, email a resume and statement of interest to, attention: Cynthia Fashaw by September 24.

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Race to Lead: Changing the Face of Nonprofit Leadership in the Twin Cities
Public Allies Twin Cities
Tuesday, August 1
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Radisson Blu Downtown Minneapolis

Brown Bag: Taking Down Sexual Harassment in the Workplace 
Minnesota Women's Consortium
Wednesday, August 2
11:30am - 1:30pm

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council
Seeking diverse grant panel reviewers
Contact Oskar

Mix & Mingle With Make It. MSP
State of Minnesota Employee Resource Groups
Thursday, August 3
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Herbie's on the Park

Womxn of Color Gathering/Clothes Swap
Saturday, August 5
11:00am - 2:00pm

To Fertility and Beyond 
The Theater of Public Policy
Tuesday, August 8
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Women's Club of Minneapolis

2017 Lead the Way Program
The Center For Research and Policy in the Public Interest
Application Deadline: Thursday, August 9 at 3:00pm EST

Wilder Block Party 2017
Wilder Foundation
Saturday, August 9
11:00am - 4:00pm
Wilder Center Lawn

Talk and Tour: International Institute of Minnesota
Monday, August 14
6:00pm -7:30pm

Board Recruitment Fair
Board Repair
Monday August 21
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Courtyard Marriott Minneapolis

Pitch Slam
MN Cup Food/Ag/Beverage Division
Thursday, August 24
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Minneapolis Event Centers

“EQUAL MEANS EQUAL” Film Screening on Women’s Equality Day
Saturday August 26
Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Toolkit Webinar
Charities Review Council'
Tuesday, August 29
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Friday, June 30, 2017

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] June 2017

[#mnrising Dispatch] June 2017

Minnesota Rising celebrated 8 years since our founding last month. While a lot has changed in our state and communities over that time, what remains true is that there is an abundance of opportunities for leadership development, relationship-building, and taking action to impact and increase equity. And, that those things are all needed now more than ever. Read on for current and upcoming opportunities to connect with, engage in, and celebrate community in this month's Dispatch!

Change Network Minnesota

Bush Foundation

Change Networks are unique learning experiences for people who want to build the skills and connections that will help them become more effective leaders. They are cohort-style programs, so participants will also gain new allies who can support their work during the program and beyond. The initial Change Network offerings are designed for people who want to improve their ability to lead change in a more equitable and inclusive manner. Change Network | Minnesota is led by a collaboration between Cultural Wellness Center and Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. All programs will run from Fall 2017 to Summer 2018. Deadline to apply: July 21, 2017. [Read more.]

Facing Race 2017 Awards

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations are seeking nominations for two awards to be given to two individuals or organizations working to eliminate racism and its effects. The awards will be presented on September 18 at the Foundations' event Facing Race: Changing the Narrative. The awards are part of the Foundations' commitment to equity and offer the chance to recognize community members who are courageously transforming our region and state. We invite you to submit a nomination in support of an adult or youth who is helping to promote racial equity. New this year, we will also be considering nominations for organizations that are doing work to eliminate racism and promote equity. Nominations will be open until July 7. [Read more.]

Neighborhood Leadership Program

Wilder Foundation

If you live, volunteer or work in a Saint Paul neighborhood, and want to connect with others who make a difference in their community, then this opportunity is for you! Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, NLP is an in-depth program bringing together diverse leaders from across the community to develop skills and promote effective action. Program runs September 19, 2017 – March 14, 2018 Session Topics Include: • Understanding Your Leadership Style • Intercultural Communication & Conflict Fluency • Navigating Systems • Organizing for Effective Action • Using Community History to Inform Your Current Work. Applications are due Friday, August 4th by 5pm. [Read more.]

2017 Board Recruitment Fair

Board Repair
Are you a person of color curious about joining a nonprofit organization board of directors in the Twin Cities? We are delighted to have you attend the third annual Board Recruitment Fair for people of color on August 21, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Come for the whole time or just a bit. By registering in advance, we will have materials including a name tag, contact info labels, and tip sheets prepared for you. At the fair, you will meet staff and board members from the organizations, and decide if you are interested in continuing the conversation to see if it's a good fit – no pressure to decide on the spot. Organizations will be clustered by type – you won't have to visit all of them! Please feel free to come with friends! [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Dragon Festival
July 8-9 2017
10am - 5pm
Lake Phalen Park

Engaged Learning Series: Creating a Culture of Community Engagement
Nexus Community Partners
Wednesday, July 12
9am - 11am
Neighborhood House

Seeking 2017 IDEA Summit Breakout Session Proposals
Minnesota International NGOs Network
Session proposals due July 14

Twin Cities World Refugee Day
Sunday, July 16
1pm - 5pm
Loring Park

Secondhand Hounds Yappy Hour 
The LEAD Project
Wednesday, July 26
5pm - 8pm
Modist Brewing Company

Young Professionals Open House
Minneapolis Urban League Auxiliary
Thursday, July 27
6pm - 8pm
Minneapolis Urban League

Seeking 2017-2018 Youth Advisory Board Applicants
Applications due July 24

2017 Board Recruitment Fair
Board Repair
Monday, August 21
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Courtyard Marriott
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Sunday, April 30, 2017

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] April 2017

[#mnrising Dispatch] April 2017

April showers bring May flowers. Just as the water nurtures what's needed to let life bloom, those of us who joined together for the LOCUS "Embodying Resilience, Empowering Ourselves" workshop earlier this month had a chance to nourish our minds, bodies, and spirits through somatic healing and mindful yoga. In line with this and the springtime rain of late, we offer the poem, "Be Like Water," by Reverend Kendra Ford:

run deep run clear
fill any space to its
own dimensions
respond to the moon, to gravity
change colors with the light
hold your temperature longer
than the surrounding air
take the coast by storm
go under ground
bend light
be the one thing people need, even when they’re fasting
eat boulders, quietly
be a universal solvent

Seeking Young Entrepreneurs

Minnesota Business

From Steve LeBeau, Editor in Chief, Minnesota Business: "As part of Minnesota Business magazine’s continued commitment to young entrepreneurs, we invite entrepreneurs aged 35 and under to fill out the form below with basic information about you and your company. From this database we will choose people/businesses to write about during the year, and we will devote the August 2017 issue to young entrepreneurs. We will give priority to revenue-generating young entrepreneurs. The deadline for inclusion in the August 2017 issue is May 1, 2017." You must be 35 years old or younger as of August 2017. You must be the founder of your company. We recognize that entrepreneurial spirit can be found in many roles, but for our purposes we are only looking for those who have founded a new company. If you have a co-founder that you would like to be recognized as a Young Entrepreneur as well, he or she must fill out a separate form. [Read more.]

Critical Issues Forum: Moving Data into Action

Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce

Cross-sector leaders throughout the MSP region look at a shared dashboard to track competitiveness on key indicators like migration of talent. Curious how we stack up against the top metros across the country? Look to the 2017 Dashboard when it gets published next month. On May 12 you can attend the release breakfast hosted by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce and GREATER MSP. The Regional Indicators Dashboard compares this region’s progress on critical economic, social and environmental measures against other peer cities across the country. This Critical Issues Forum will dive deep into the 2017 Dashboard results. Expect calls to action based on a thorough analysis of the data and announcements about new regional collaborations focused on the Dashboard metrics. [Read more.]

Call for Advisory Board Members

Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT)

Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT) works to advance women’s leadership by developing, educating, connecting and inspiring emerging leaders. LOTT is primarily implemented through a fellowship program designed to develop young women’s potential to lead professionally, personally, and in their communities. The fellowship includes four intensive seminars, mentor pairing, networking, and a community engagement project. Leaders of Today and Tomorrow is sponsored by the Minnesota Women’s Consortium and operates through support of the George Family Foundation and individual donors. Please email a resume and statement of interest to Amanda Varley with LOTT Advisory Board in the subject line. Questions and applications may be emailed to Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with a deadline of Friday, June 2, 2017. [Read more.]

"Giving It All Away: Doing Well in Business While Doing Good in the World"

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Please join us for a conversation with Bob Forrester, Newman's Own Foundation President and CEO, and Laura Bloomberg, Humphrey School of Public Affairs Associate Dean, on the history of Newman's Own from its founding by Hollywood actor Paul Newman in 1982 through present day. The discussion will include a broad overview of the company's business model including its governance structure, revenues and profits, and how its business and philanthropy interface. Forrester will share the challenges and opportunities associated with the company's unique business model, based on 100% of profits going to charity. This concept was considered by some as doomed to fail from the beginning, but has prevailed and is going strong after 35 years in a competitive industry. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

First (!) Nonprofit Data Meetup 
Wednesday, May 3
5:30pm - 7:00pm (informal; feel free to drop by!)

Divas & Desserts Concert: Prospective
Thursday, May 4
St. Mary's Lake Calhoun Event Center

Redefining Race in the 21st Century: Embracing Multicultural Identities
Women in Public Service
Friday, May 5
9am - Noon
Hamline University

Immigration Law Forum 
Latino Economic Development Center
Friday, May 5
6pm - 7:30pm
East Side Enterprise Center

Minneapolis Community Conversation
Southeast Asian Roundtable
Saturday, May 6
10am - 1pm
Harrison Recreation Center

E4E Minneapolis for Reviving Sisterhood
Eat for Equity Minneapolis
Saturday, May 6
11am - 1:30pm
Public Functionary

FORUM 2017: Forging Trust 
Charities Review Council
Tuesday, May 9
8am - 11:30am
Machine Shop

The Visible City: How people use city space.
TCRG Brown Bag Speaker Series
Wednesday, May 10
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Mind Opener: Teacher due process and seniority-based layoffs
Citizens League
Tuesday, May 16
7:30am – 8:30am
Downtowner Woodfire Grill

Mind the Gap: The Flip Side of the Ballot
Citizens League
Tuesday, May 16
Doors: 5:30pm | Program: 6pm
Minneapolis Event Center

Policy and a Pint®: Talent Within Range - Bridging the Workforce Divide in Greater Minnesota 
Citizens League
Thursday, May 18
Doors: 5:30pm | Program: 6pm
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm, MN

Third Thursday: Hello Summer
Thursday, May 18
6pm - 9pm
Minneapolis Institute of Art

The 5th Annual Black Women's Expo and Job Fair 
Saturday, May 20
11am - 4pm
Concordia University

MN Capitol Pathways - 2nd Annual Celebration
Citizens League
Thursday, June 1
5pm – 8pm
Mount Zion Temple

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

You're Invited: Citizens League Mind Opener - How are police trained and could it be better?

Looking to learn more about policy and approaches in peace-keeping and law enforcement? Join the Citizens League for the upcoming "Mind Opener: How are police trained and could it be better?" to gain insights into current legislative proposals and to explore new ideas for Minnesota.

April 18 Mind Opener: How are police trained and could it be better?

Minnesota was among the first states to set statewide selection and training standards for all peace officers. Most of those standards for basic peace officer training and selection are set out in Minnesota law. There is an effort at the legislature this year to mandate training in de-escalation techniques for every Minnesota officer. For example, as the Star Tribune reports, a bill before the Legislature includes mandatory training in crisis intervention, conflict management and cultural issues for the state’s 10,500 officers.

Is this enough? What other ideas should be tried to be sure we have the best peace officers possible?

Join Nate Gove, executive director of the MN Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (the state police licensing board) and former commander in the Golden Valley Police Department, as we explore this topic.
How are police trained and could it be better?
Tuesday, April 18
7:30 – 8:30 am
(back party room)

Mind Opener events are members-only Citizens League discussions.
Not a member yet, or need to renew?
Join us with a contribution today.
Citizens League Mind Openers are sponsored by
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Minnesota.

Friday, March 31, 2017

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] March 2017

[#mnrising Dispatch] March 2017

Spring's arrival signals an annual period of re-birth and change. In the spirit of new growth and during a time of increasing light, consider ways to help yourself notice and welcome the transition, including mindfulness, movement, and intentional connection. In the midst of Women's History Month, this month's LOCUS and @weare_ywoc WOCI "Speed Mentoring" Happy Hour provided an intimate networking opportunity for established and emerging women leaders to learn from and inspire one another. Check out this edition of the #mnrising Dispatch to discern opportunities for likewise investing in yourself and your community in this season of renewal.

2017-2018 Windcall Residency Program

Windcall Institute

"Sabbaticals for organizers on the frontlines of change" If you're an organizer, you know it takes courage, commitment and risk. We honor you and invite you apply to the Windcall Residency Program to boost your creativity, health and resilience to make systemic change. Windcall is for community and labor organizers working in communities of color and low-income communities. Windcall Residencies are free, three weeks long, and take place in nature rich locations. At Windcall there is no schedule, no demands. At Windcall, you'll be in a cohort with other organizers - mostly people of color and women - with time, space, and suggested practices to allow new ideas and ways of being to arise, reflect on and release the effects of oppression, and transform your sense of purpose. Applications due April 24. [Read more.]

Accepting Applications: RISE Fellowships

New Sector Alliance

We're excited to announce that New Sector is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 RISE Fellowship with a priority deadline of April 17th! We are looking for candidates that are highly-motivated, skilled, early career professionals who are passionate about social impact. If you are or know students or alumni that meet that description, we hope you'll encourage them to apply! The RISE Fellowship is an 11-month professional development program designed for emerging leaders with up to 5 years of professional work experience. New Sector matches Fellows into full-time employment at one of our social impact partner host-sites, while also providing monthly professional development trainings, mentorship, and individual career coaching to support their long-term careers in the social sector. [Read more.]

"Run As You Are"


We are ready for a new kind of public servant and now is the time for you to jump in! In Part 1 of “Run As You Are”, we will learn from 3 women with non-traditional backgrounds who ran and won. You’ll leave knowing how your work experience, background, and life’s journey make you the right candidate for right now! We will run through a self-assessment so you can better understand the transferable skills you already possess and how to market them in this new political environment. This is a 90 minutes online intensive, part of a three part series. Take one or the experience the full series comprised of Part 1: You Are Perfect for Political Office, Part 2: 90 Day Challenge, and Part 3: Your 2018 Campaign Plan. You will receive login information following registration. Run As You Are. You’re Ready! We’ll prove it! [Read more.]

2017 Nonprofit Leadership Awards

MN Council of Nonprofits
Do you know someone who is an incredible leader that deserves some recognition? Nominate them for a Nonprofit Leadership Award by April 20! In 2017, YNPN Twin Cities and the Center for Integrative Leadership (CIL) at the University of Minnesota will join MCN in recognizing nonprofit leaders with three distinct awards: Catalytic Leader (emerging leader), Visionary Leader (mid-career leader), and  Transformational Leader (experienced leader). Nominees in each category should demonstrate the highest level of integrity and dedication, as well as meet several key criteria, including: Dedicated to working in the nonprofit sector; Interested in building organizational, individual and sector leadership; Instill passion in themselves and the people with whom they work; Aware of their role and impact in their organization and the sector. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

The Avant Garde
Saturday, April 1
Doors: 8:00pm
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

MSP Mingle
Make It. MSP.
5:00pm - 6:30pm
U.S. Bank
800 Nicollet Mall, Mpls

4th Annual Conference
Women in Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, April 5
12:30pm - 6pm
Carlson School of Management

Break the Bubble
Wednesday, April 12
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Lakes and Legends

The LEAD Project
Board applicationdeadline: Monday, April 17 at 11:59pm

Consumers Celebration
Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota (CUB)
Tuesday, April 18
5:00pm - 7:15pm
Metro State University

Social Network Analysis
Bagels Beyond Boundaries
Thursday, April 20
8:30am - 9:30am
Humphrey School

20th Anniversary Celebration
Ann Bancroft Foundation
Thursday, April 20
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Minneapolis Event Center

Ending Homelessness Together Benefit
St. Stephen's Minneapolis
Saturday, April 22
UST Law Center Atrium

EDTalks: Voices Rising
Monday, April 24
6:00pm - 7:30pm
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