Monday, September 30, 2019

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] September 2019

[#mnrising Dispatch] September 2019

This month's autumnal equinox helped those of us in the northern hemisphere cross the threshold into the fall season. And so we try to imitate nature by creating a sense of welcome; in this case, as a part of MSP Welcome Week 2019. Thanks to Make It. MSP. for partnering on a great LOCUS MSP Welcome Week Family Dinner to connect with longtime and newer residents of the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area! 

        MSP Welcome Week Family Dinner at Gandhi Mahal

In the spirit of building connections to lead our communities, League of Women Voters St. Paul (LWVSP) holds nonpartisan candidate forums each election cycle for local elected offices, with opportunities for the public to meet the candidates and put forth questions to them about leadership of the city. The October dates for its upcoming St. Paul City Council candidate forums are listed on their online events calendar. All candidate forums are free and open to the public. Join them or other organizations hosting events in this month's Dispatch to engage in active citizenship!

YNPN-TC Peer Mentor Program

YNPN-TC is launching a Peer Mentor Program in October. The Program will feature mentor groups that meet once a month to challenge and engage with each other. This is a Peer Mentor Program, so program planners do not expect anyone to provide career counseling or career opportunities. This is a safe space meant for brainstorming, collaboration and support. Kick-off is estimated to take place from 5-8 PM on Thursday, October 24 at Impact Hub MSP. You should consider this program if you want to share your own experiences, learn from others in your field, demonstrate leadership skills and expand your network! Fill out the survey, register online, and keep an eye out on the YNPN Twin Cities website for more details! [Learn more.]

Accepting Shannon Leadership Institute Applications

The James P. Shannon Leadership Institute's mission is to nurture the creativity and vitality of community-serving leaders from all sectors. The Shannon Institute provides a structured, challenging, and supportive opportunity for these experienced community leaders to clarify the purpose of their work and the core values they want that work to exemplify, to enhance their focus and effectiveness, and to increase their sense of fulfillment. The result that the Institute achieves is purposeful and effective leadership with a renewed commitment to community service. Ready to reflect on why your work is important or how you might do it more effectively with a renewed commitment to service? Apply now to join the Shannon in 2020: deadline is October 15, 2019. [Learn more.]

Accepting HEAL Council Applications

Health Equity Advisory and Leadership (HEAL) Council is now accepting applications. HEAL was created as part of a broader effort by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to address statewide inequities in health status. HEAL represents the voices of many communities most impacted by health inequities across the state, including racial and ethnic minority groups, American Indians, rural Minnesotans, Minnesotans with disabilities, LGBTQ community members, and refugees and immigrants. The knowledge and wisdom of council members will enhance the work of MDH in advancing health equity for all communities in Minnesota. Deadline: Friday, October 25, 2019. [Learn more.]

Apply to be a Bush Fellow

The Bush Fellowship is a recognition of your accomplishments and support for your potential. It is an investment in you, so that you can make a difference in your community. The Fellowship is a flexible grant of up to $100,000 intended to help you strengthen and develop your leadership. It gives you the resources and time you need to reflect, build your leadership skills and learn new ways to make a positive impact. As a Fellow, you define your own vision and create a unique Fellowship plan to learn the skills and build the relationships that will help you make your vision a reality. You are encouraged to think bigger and differently about what is possible for yourself and your communities. Deadline: Thursday, October 24, 2019 at noon CT. [Learn more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

A Wild and Precious World
Pollen Live
Thursday, October 3
The Southern Theater

Corporate Civic Engagement: The Minnesota Model

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Friday, October 4
11:00am - 12:15pm
Cowles Auditorium

30 somethings meet up
YNPN Twin Cities Cities
Saturday, October 5
10:00am - 12:00pm
The Goat Coffeehouse

2019 Veterans' Voices Award Ceremony
Minnesota Humanities Center
Saturday, October 5
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Union Depot

Hack the Gap All-Women Hackathon Fall 2019
October 5 - 6
7:30am - 4:00pm
Techstars Farm to Fork

Young Professionals Networking: Travel and Hispanic Heritage
Global Minnesota
Monday, October 7
La Doña Cervecería

dance•werking: Movement-based leadership development
Squaretree LLC
Thursday, October 10
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Minneapolis Central Library

Social Enterprise: In the Business of Doing Good
SEA-Twin Cities
Tuesday, October 15
3:30pm - 5:30pm

ENGAGE Asian American Leadership Summit
Wednesday, October 16
8:00am - 5:30pm

Impact Talks: Building a Purpose Driven Economy
SEA-Twin Cities
Wednesday, October 16
11:30am - 1:15 pm
TPT Partnerships

CelebrAsian: A Toast to Community Elders
Wednesday, October 16
5:00pm - 7:00pm
La Dona Cerveceria

MINN Networking Happy Hour
Tuesday, October 22
7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Lab

FAWK Presents the SUPER SHOW
Saturday, October 26
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Cyber Security Summit International Dinner
Monday, October 28
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Minneapolis Convention Center

Alafia Foundation Fall Friendraiser
Tuesday, October 29
5:30pm - 7:30pm
New Rules

Annual Open House
Thursday, October 31
11:00am - 2:00pm
Minnesota Humanities Center
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Saturday, August 31, 2019

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] August 2019

[#mnrising Dispatch] August 2019

Signs of seasonal shift abound: the start of the academic calendar year, temperatures of late dropping to fall-like weather, and the final days of the Great Minnesota Get Together. We’re reminded again that time is more cyclical than linear and and that the invitation awaits us to delve another layer deeper into our own growth and evolution. Check out the opportunities in this month’s Dispatch for ways to connect, reflect, and learn. And may you enjoy these remaining days of summer sunshine!

MSP Welcome Week: September

As part of MSP Welcome Week's second annual event series, a variety of partners will welcome thousands of people – newcomers, MSP lifers, and everyone in between – to our region through a series of events, meetups, and social campaigns. Here's how you can get involved in this year's celebration of new neighbors:
-Attend an event or meetup: Browse the line-up of events taking place at a wide range of venues and watch for more events and details in the upcoming weeks!
-Welcome someone new to town: Invite a new neighbor, family member, or coworker and share your experience using #MSPWelcome for a chance to win prizes.
-Spread the word: How can Make It. MSP. reach more newcomers? YOU! Help us spread the word by promoting MSP Welcome Week across your networks. [Learn more.]

Accepting Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) Applications

Wilder's Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) is a community leadership program for high school students to strengthen self-awareness, develop cross-cultural leadership skills, and to put skills learned into action in a multicultural and global community. In YLI, learning happens through active engagement, listening and doing, reflection, a mixture of small and large group activities, storytelling and peer mentoring. Attend the September 12 YLI Fall Open House to learn more and apply online by September 15. [Learn more.]

2019 Facing Race Awards

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations invite you to celebrate the 13th annual Facing Race Awards, honoring Rev. Gloria Roach Thomas and Tuleah Palmer, two individuals courageously working to eliminate racism and its effects in Minnesota. The event will take place at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront hotel on Thursday, September 19 and will include a special performance by ShapeShift. This year's keynote speaker is Ruth Buffalo, whose election in 2018 made history as she became the first Native American woman elected to North Dakota’s legislature, overcoming an opponent who had passed a voter ID law that made it harder for Native Americans to vote. Register today to hear Ruth’s perspective on reclaiming the power of our stories and important role they play in equity work. [Learn more.]

Courthouse Murals - Call for Artists

Ramsey County Historical Society, on behalf of Ramsey County and the City of Saint Paul, is issuing the following call for artists to create new artwork that celebrates the people and progress of Saint Paul. There are expected to be four pieces of art created and artists will be paid $3,000 per piece. Artists/Artist-led teams are hereby invited to submit qualifications to be considered as finalists for the creation of new art to add to the St. Paul City Hall/Ramsey County Courthouse council chambers. With this public art opportunity, RCHS seeks to diversify the voices engaged in the community’s public art presence. [Learn more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Hot Asian Doctor Husband
Theater Mu
Sunday, September 1

Using Tech to Build Inclusive Workplaces
Center for Economic Inclusion
Thursday, September 5
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Parallel + Holden Room

Investing in Minnesota's workforce infrastructure: Early care and education as economic development
Thursday, September 5
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

James P. Shannon Leadership Institute: Information Session
Wednesday, September 11
8:00am - 9:30am
Wilder Foundation

Peb Ua Tau! A Fundraiser to Build Confidence and Capacity of Hmong Youth and Leaders at Wilder
Friday, September 13
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wilder Foundation

2nd Annual African Immigrant Professional Development Conference
Center for Immigrant Career Advancement
Saturday, September 21
8:00pm - 4:00pm
North Hennepin Community College

Courageous Conversations: New York Times columnist Tom Friedman
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Monday, September 23
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cowles Auditorium

Young & Professional: Navigating _______ in the Workplace
YNPN Twin Cities
Tuesday, September 24
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Microaggressions and Bias 101 Workshop 
Tuesday, September 24
6:00pm - 8:00pm
YWCA Downtown

James P. Shannon Leadership Institute: Information Session
Thursday, September 26
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Wilder Foundation

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] July 2019


[#mnrising Dispatch] July 2019

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.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

African Day Parade 2019
Little Africa of Minnesota
Saturday, August 3
4:30pm - 9:00pm

United Way Action Day 2019
Thursday, August 8
Xcel Energy Center

Pints for a Purpose
Women Winning
Thursday, August 8
4:00pm - 10:00pm
Tin Whiskers Brewing

#LikeABoss | Conflict
Tuesday, August 13
8:00am - 10:30am

Hiring intentionally: Am I ready for today's employees?
SPACC Equity Series
Wednesday, August 14
7:00pm - 9:30am
Science Museum of MN

James P. Shannon Leadership Institute Information Session
Tuesday, August 20
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Wilder Foundation

Policy on Tap: Talking Trash | The Business Behind Your Trash
Citizens League
Tuesday, August 20
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Taking an Asset-Based Approach to Evaluation When You Have No Staff and No Budget
MINN + YNPN Twin Cities
Thursday, August 22
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Twin Cities Regional Leadership Academy
CAAL + The SEAD Project
August 23-24
8:00am - 5:00pm

#NailingIt: Prepping for Your Year-End Fundraising
Wednesday, August 28
9:00am - 5:00pm

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] June 2019

[#mnrising Dispatch] June 2019

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.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Little Mekong Night Market
July 6 - 7
5:00pm - 10:00pm
Western & University Avenues

CAAL PowerTalk: From Cause to Career 
Wednesday, July 10
11:30am - 1:00pm

Community Conversation - Legislative Session Wrap-Up
The Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage
Wednesday, July 10
6:00pm - 8:00pm

5th African American Health Summit
July 11 - 12
8:00am - 4:45pm
Minneapolis Institute of Art

Target Lab x Minneapolis
Target Corporation
Friday, July 12
3:30pm - 6:00pm
Target Plaza Commons

Twin Cities World Refugee Day 2019
Sunday, July 14
2:00 - 7:00pm
Loring Park 

The Draw In: A Creative Social 
Thursday, July 18
5:00pm - 8:00pm 
Fueled Collective (COCO)

NABA Twin Cities Event
Thursday, July 18
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Allianz Life

MSP Mingle – Connecting Our Region’s Diverse Professionals 
Thursday, July 18
5:30pm - 8:00pm
The 428

Forge North
Wednesday, July 24
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Palace Theater

Minneapolis Aquatennial
mpls downtown council
July 24 - 27

FLOW Northside Arts Crawl
Saturday, July 27

MINN Networking & Frozen Yogurt! 
Minnesota International NGO Network
Tuesday, July 30
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Yogurt Lab

Mu Gala 2019
Theater Mu
Friday, August 23
Mixed Blood Theater

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