Friday, July 3, 2015

You're Invited: CAPM 2015 Legislative Session Recap

Now that there's been some time to unwind and analyze after the 2015 Legislative Session, the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans invites community members to learn about key legislative changes affecting their lives. See below for the agenda and event details. Register online to reserve your seat!

2015 Legislative Session Recap

On July 18th, 2015, the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (the Council) will host our 2015 Legislative Session Recap for Asian Pacific Minnesotans residing in the Metro Area. The event is intended to inform Asian Pacific Minnesotans about key legislative changes and policy provisions that will impact their lives.
WHAT: 2015 Legislative Session Recap
WHEN: Saturday, July 18th, 2015, from 08:30 to 11:00am
WHERE: Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Ave East, Saint Paul, MN.

Program Agenda:
• 8:30am - 9:00am Registration
• 09:00am - 09:30am Welcome and Opening Remarks
• 09:30am - 10:30am Round Table Discussions
• 10:30am - 11:00am Closing Remarks

Parking is free. Refreshments will be provided.
Please RSVP by filling out this form. Thank you!
Questions can be directed to or (651) 757-1743

Thursday, July 2, 2015

You're Invited: Emerging Issues in Public Sector Research Brown Bag

Twin Cities Research Group invites you to their next Brown Bag Speaker Series event. They're hosting a facilitated discussion on emerging issues in public sector research and invite you to bring your own set of ideas, insights, and resources. Bring a bag lunch but be sure to RSVP today to save your seat!

TCRG Event: Emerging Issues in Public Sector Research

TCRG Event: Emerging Issues in Public Sector Research

TCRG Brown Bag Speaker Series:
Wednesday, July 8, Noon to 1:00 pm
Topic: Emerging Issues in Public Sector Research: A Facilitated Discussion.
The session will start by identifying issues facing researchers in the public sector. We will then have structured, small-group discussions about these issues, giving participants a chance to share challenges, opportunities, lessons learned and resources. While topics will be selected by the group, they may include issues like ensuring representative participation in research, communicating findings to policy makers, and using data from public systems. Bring your ideas on ways to meet the challenges of Public Sector Research..

Meeting Facilitators: Leah Goldstein Moses, CEO of The Improve Group, and Kirby Pitman, management consultant with Minnesota MMB.
Event is at: Wilder Foundation, Room 2610, 451 Lexington Parkway (at University Ave), Saint Paul, MN 55104.
Event is FREE. Wilder's parking ramp is FREE. Bring your own brown-bag lunch.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Accepting Applications: Bush Foundation Scholarships for 2015 Independent Sector National Conference

Want to visit Miami in October and hang out with national nonprofit and philanthropic leaders looking to make change? The Bush Foundation has got just the ticket! Well, the ticket, airfare, and accommodations. See below for more details and to apply for one of 50 scholarships to attend the Embark 2015 Independent Sector National Conference!

Scholarship Deadline: Embark 2015 Independent Sector National Conference

Embark: 2015 Independent Sector National Conference
October 27-29, 2015 | Miami, FL
Embark Independent Sector Conference logoJoin more than 1,000 forward-thinking leaders and professionals who are on a journey to radically improve the nonprofit and philanthropic sector.
The Independent Sector national conference is where the best and brightest from nonprofits, foundations, and corporations of every size come together to collaborate, network, and learn about the emerging national and global trends that affect us all. And, it’s an immersive cultural experience, where the arts blend with ideas and action to spark innovation and create a vision for a better future. Embark with us in October!
Each Bush Foundation scholarship will cover registration and hotel costs, and will also provide travel reimbursement. Scholarship recipients will also be invited to a special Bush Foundation reception on the first day of the conference, where they can connect with one another. Applications are due Aug. 1, 2015.
To apply, visit and click on the Bush Foundation scholarship link. You will be redirected to Independent Sector’s website where you will be prompted to either login or create a new account.
In addition to basic information, you will be asked to answer two short essay questions:

Briefly describe your plan to use and share lessons learned at the conference to strengthen your organization’s and the broader nonprofit community’s effectiveness.

Describe your interest and intention to make connections and build networks both with other Bush Foundation scholarship recipients and other conference attendees.
Applications are due Aug. 1, 2015.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] June 2015

[#mnrising Dispatch] June 2015

Summer has officially started and Minnesota Rising is enjoying it in all the typical ways! In June, we hosted Matt Lewis of GREATER MSP to hear about talent attraction and retention over small bites and brews at a Surly Tap Room picnic table, played games with friends by coordinating the #mnrising Fail Lab at the YNPN Twin Cities "Taking the Alternative Route: The Upside to an Unexpected Journey" panel discussion, caught up on issues of interest at the LOCUS "Keeping Current Happy Hour II" in the sunshine on the Afro Deli patio, and kicked off our 2015 Cascading Conversations Tour with an Advance Team Orientation and a quick road trip to host participants in Saint Cloud. We're looking forward to more summertime fun and invite you to join us for our July Sounding Board Session at Izzy's Ice Cream in Minneapolis on Monday, July 13 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Keep cool, friends, and we hope to see you soon!   
Sondra Samuels

Makers Work Session 1: June 30

Make It. MSP
Minnesota is entering a new demographic era, in which the most competitive global regions are doing all they can to develop, retain, and attract talent. A growing network is working in collaboration to make progress and launch Make it. MSP. this fall. This specific team of makers - from entrepreneurs and artists to people-powered young professional networks and community organizations - will work between June and October on a set of shared priorities identified during a series of spring planning sessions. [Read more.]

Women Leaders Emerging

Conspire Coaching

The Women Leaders Emerging program guides a cohort of six women to build a strategic plan towards their career and professional goals through a seven-month program of group coaching, development exercises, and leadership seminars. The coaching circles are particularly suited to women who are at the cusp of a new life or career chapter and have some big questions about what they want out of it, want regular and impartial feedback and support to sustain and fuel themselves and their work, and are looking to stretch and advance. Sound like you or someone you know? Consider taking a self-assessment and/or attending a free session, which provides a $200 program discount. [Read more.] 

Independent Sector Conference Scholarships

Bush Foundation

Want to spend October 27-29 in Miami connecting with leaders? The Bush Foundation is offering 50 scholarships for individuals in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Join more than 1,000 forward-thinking leaders and professionals who are on a journey to radically improve the nonprofit and philanthropic sector. Each Bush Foundation scholarship will cover registration and hotel costs, and will also provide travel reimbursement. Scholarship recipients will also be invited to a special Bush Foundation reception on the first day of the conference, where they can connect with one another. Applications are due August 1, 2015. [Read more.]
Bridging Arts and Audiences

Sparking insight (Part II)

Ruth Hamberg

In Part I, we got into the nuts and bolts of asking "Why?" and stepping into another person's philosophical shoes. Check out Part I if you haven't yet! We started with the idea that inquiry is like an engine that needs regular inputs and the occasional spark of inspiration. With that in mind, here are a couple more questions to keep you going. Ask these in a quiet setting, like a coffee shop or park (now that it's warm out again!). Or consider making them a regular part of your routine at your job or while working for the causes you care about. As in Part I, each question begins with a thought experiment, then moves into a bonus: a specific idea with a way to take action. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

"People of the River"
River City Revue
Wednesday, July 1
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Saint Paul Yacht Club

Emerging Issues in Public Sector Research: A Facilitated Discussion
Twin Cities Research Group
Wednesday, July 8
12pm - 1:00pm
Wilder Foundation

July Sounding Board Session
Monday, July 13
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Izzy's Ice Cream Minneapolis

1st Annual Beer Tasting
PROPEL for Jeremiah Program
Tuesday, July 14
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Sisyphus Brewing

#80 Social Media Case Studies
Friday, July 17
8:00am - 10:00am
Olson HQ

2015 Legislative Session Recap
Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM)
Saturday, July 18
8:30am - 11:00am
Minnesota Humanities Center

"No Blues for Adelabu"
River City Revue
Wednesday, July 22
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Padelford Riverboat

40 & Forward: Southeast Asian Americans Rooted & Rising
Thursday, July 30th
5:30pm - 8:00pm
McNamara Alumni Center



Making Our #MNRising Mark!

Don't forget to tag your upcoming emerging leader events, thoughts, musings, and more,#mnrising, on Twitter and Facebook. Let's aggregate and organize ourselves for increased interaction and potential for collaboration! 
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Also seeking you

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“It’s time for you to move, realizing that the thing you are seeking is also seeking you.” 
-Iyanla Vanzant
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