Our transition to a new month also means preparing for several new Minnesota state laws that go into effect on August 1. Learn more about the new laws passed during the 2019 state legislative session and visit the Department of Public Safety's website to equip yourself regarding the hands-free driving law. In like manner, it's never too early to start getting your taste buds ready for the Great Minnesota Get Together's new vendors and food offerings!
And knowing that the transition to autumn follows shortly after these key dates, take inspiration that summer is still presently in full swing. "In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance." -Jeanette Winterson. Stay cool, friends!
Mu Gala 2019
Theater Mu’s mission is to produce great performances born of arts, equity, and justice from the heart of the Asian American experience.You’re invited to Mu Gala 2019 (the biggest party of the year!) on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Mixed Blood Theatre to welcome new Artistic Director Lily Tung Crystal to the Mu Family, celebrate this season’s accomplishments, and take pride in the wealth of talent, people, and art in our community. Party highlights include mouth-watering Lao food from Soul Lao food truck, gourmet cotton candy from Spinning Wylde, Asian Art Silent Auction and, a special gala performance of the highly anticipated romantic comedy HOT ASIAN DOCTOR HUSBAND, the final production of Mu's 2018/19 season. [Learn more.]
Accepting RISE Fellowship Applications
New Sector's RISE Fellowship is a year-long premier 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 training, mentorship, and individual career coaching to support their long-term careers in the social sector. Fellows can also apply to gain access to New Sector's professional development if they are in existing social impact jobs. Apply by August 30th! [Read more.]
BIPOC Consultant Directory
After years of requests for BIPOC consultants focused on a wide variety of specialties, Nexus Community Partners decided to compile a directory so the public could easily find who they were looking for. This directory includes focus areas including Art and Social Change, Cross-Sector Partnership, Development, Leadership, Marketing, and many, many more. As it stands currently, the directory includes a large number of consultants, but they are always looking to add to the list! More information on how to submit your name is on their website. Next time your organization is searching for a consultant to bring in or to simply look at this amazing community resource, be sure and check it out! [Learn more.]
Mia Art of Inclusion Fellowship
The Art of Inclusion Fellowship is a year-long opportunity designed to strengthen the leadership pathway within art museums for identified populations who have been historically underrepresented: people of color and indigenous people. Art of Inclusion Fellows will join an operational division: Curatorial; Learning Innovation; or Media and Technology to gain deeper knowledge and valuable experience. Experience in the arts, museums, or academia is not required, and a fellow's academic background is not limited to art or a specific major. Deadline for applications: Friday, August 16. [Read more.]
This month’s solstice marked the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere, with Ramadan, Juneteenth and Pride celebrations recognizing how far we’ve come and yet to go in terms of ensuring equity, safety, and beloved community for all Minnesotans. Summertime is the local season for festivals, parades, (and road construction, to be sure) and coming out together to share common space and experiences: take advantage of the time and intersections to cultivate and steward the social connections that create better health for each of us as individuals and for all of us together as a vibrant and interconnected community. Wishing you and yours warmth and a deep sense of belonging to this land of 10,000 lakes and to one another!
Apply for RaiseMN Campaign Institute
Applications are now open for the next RaiseMN Campaign Institute cohort, which will begin in September! The Institute, now in its third year, is a year-long cohort offering expert fundraising coaching and peer learning to small- and medium-sized nonprofits working to build their fundraising strategy and infrastructure. Through the Institute, nonprofits work to build their overall capacity for fundraising where they have the most need—anything from thanking donors, to choosing a database, to learning how to do an in-person ask—building sustainable fundraising based on their specific needs. The deadline for application and all supporting materials is Friday, July 12 at 5:00pm. [Read more.]
Accepting 2020 Citizens League Board Nominations
The Citizens League is a member-supported nonpartisan nonprofit organization that champions the role of all Minnesotans to govern for the common good and promote democracy. The Citizens League is governed by a volunteer board of directors, people with different backgrounds and ideologies who guide and direct the organization's work. The nomination period is now open for the 2020-2022 board term! Any current member of the Citizens League is eligible to be nominated for the Board of Directors. Nominations may be made either by another member of the Citizens League or by self-nomination. Submit your nomination by July 12! [Read more.]
Recruiting Cow Tipping Press Fellows
Are you—or do you know—someone who loves learning across cultural differences, is passionate about making the world a more equitable place, and isn’t afraid to get their hands a little dirty in the process? Applications to the second year of the mold-breaking, full-time, fully paid Cow Tipping Fellowship are now live. In the vein of AmeriCorps or New Sector, Cow Tipping Press will pair you with host organizations and coach you through a direct service experience this year’s Fellows have described as “beautiful and humbling” and “a huge learning curve—which is exactly what I wanted.” Apply by Monday, July 15! [Read more.]
Apply for YMCA Mankato Women's Leadership Program
Applications are now open for the 2019-2020 cohort of the YWCA Mankato - Elizabeth Kearney Women's Leadership (EKWL) program. The EKWL program, which is entering its 13th year, is a 10-month, gender-specific leadership development program for any woman that wants to invest in herself and her development. It runs from September 2019 until June 2020 and focuses on strength-based leadership, the creation of strong bonds between women leaders within the cohort, and skill building. Payment plans and partial scholarships are available. [Read more.]
Happy 10 years of Minnesota Rising! It was a decade ago this month that the first blog post went live on onMinnesotaRising.org and the work began to explore this question of how to build relationships, trust, and a shared vision for Minnesota, and develop the collective capacity of the rising generation to impact Minnesota's future. We've been so pleased to host five annual Un/Conferences equipping and connecting emerging Minnesota leaders; the “Our Minnesota” Cascading Conversations Tour; the Collaborative Competence Learning Labs Series focused on failure, imagination, story, and inquiry; multiple IDEA GENERATION events based on ProAction Cafe methodology; the LOCUS network for and by people of color and indigenous (POCI) leaders; a research project in the West Central region of the state entitled Greater Minnesota Rising; and so many more convenings and initiatives. We thank and celebrate with you, our network of 1000+ members and partners, for joining in this work of continuing to ask ourselves and our generation the critical questions that guide our actions individually and collectively. Cheers to 10 years more!
2019 ConnectUP! MN Summit
With 250 attendees, ConnectUP! MN Summit is the premier ecosystem event in Minnesota that convenes investors, entrepreneurs from underestimated communities (womxn, people of color, LGBTQ+, etc.), and entrepreneur community stakeholders (philanthropists, incubators, etc.) and offers action-oriented content and collaborative networking to bridge the 180 degrees of separation between entrepreneurs from underestimated communities and local investors. ConnectUP! MN Summit also serves as connective tissue across the disjointed entrepreneur ecosystem (includes investors, banks/CDFIs, philanthropy, incubators, nonprofits, academia, faith institutions & entrepreneurs); and fill gaps highlighted in SISG’s State of the Work Report. [Read more.]
Seeking LOTT Advisory Board Members
The Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT) is actively recruiting board members. LOTT ignites women to lead with confidence. When women lead with confidence, their leadership will build stronger, more equitable communities that will transform the world. LOTT wants you to help us live out this mission. Leaders of Today and Tomorrow is an entirely volunteer-run initiative. The LOTT Advisory Board oversees and plans all components of the fellowship and alumni/networking events bringing together women leaders throughout Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area. Learn more and apply by June 2! [Read more.]
Apply for Generation Listen Council
MPR's Generation Listen is seeking diverse perspectives to help shape the future of Minnesota Public Radio. As a Generation Listen Advisory Council Member, you’ll be invited to engage with MPR content creators and staff and assist in planning and hosting MPR events that highlight our community’s most pressing issues. You’ll join a blended network of young Minnesotans who share your passion for public radio, important conversations, and inspiration to impact the next generation of listeners—your voice will contribute to a community of engaged listeners and big thinkers. Application is due by Friday, June 21, 2019 at 5pm. You may submit your written application online or if you prefer, you may submit a video to firstname.lastname@example.org. [Read more.]
2019 Facing Race Awards
Nominations are open for the 2019 Facing Race Awards! Recognize the adults and youth in your community who are working to promote racial equity and anti-racism efforts in Minnesota by nominating them for a Facing Race Award. The Facing Race Awards are part of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations' commitment to equity and offer the chance to recognize community members who are courageously transforming our region and state. Two individuals will be selected and recognized on September 19 at the public award ceremony. Each award recipient will receive a $15,000 grant to direct to the nonprofit of their choice. Nominations will be open until June 7 at 3 p.m. [Read more.]