Monday, February 28, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Announcing the 2010 Catalyst Summit!
Date: April 9-10, 2011
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Cost: FREE! All you have to do is get there
Catalyst is looking for new activists to get involved in a movement to change school food, and get people more physically active. At Catalyst, we look for innovative, interactive ways to get out the message about healthy eating--from guerrilla art, to music, to online media. The annual Catalyst Summit is an opportunity to get trained on the facts, network with other passionate teens, and gain the skills that it takes to be an effective activist. Our summit is for anyone who wants to help get the message out and be part of a movement of passionate leaders looking to make a change.
Learn the Facts: The first day of the summit we will cover the basic facts of what we're fighting for. Here are the basics of some of the sessions:
School Food Policy?
Want to change what's for lunch in your school? We're getting deep in this session to find out how.
Screenprinting, button making, this hands on session will teach you to a guerrilla activist!
Do you know Tony the Tiger? Lucky the Leprechaun? How about the Trix Rabbit? In Food Marketing we'll explore how the food industry markets unhealthy products to youth, and how U.S. advertising compares to countries around the world. Catalyst Cooks Get hands on in the kitchen and learn how to make a variety of afterschool snacks, and easy meals.
Spread the word
The second day of the summit we will be going to downtown St. Paul to get our message out. We will be doing a huge activism event, and having a press conference. It's going to be mind blowing!
Click here for all the information and sign up form
Thursday, February 24, 2011
An exciting one-day event of speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and networking for collegiate & emerging professional women leaders. Focused on personal progression, leadership and inspirational advice to promote success as you embark on your leadership journey!Saturday May 21, 2011Kahler Hotel, RochesterMore information/Registration: www.lwvmn.org/2011lottconference
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Photo Credit: MPRCongressman Keith EllisonThe Generosity of Inclusion: Everybody Counts, Everybody Matters
Thursday, February 24
Noon – 1:00PM
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nicollet Mall and 12th Street
Keith Ellison represents Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, he is the first Muslim to be elected to the United States Congress. Before his election to national office, he served two terms in the Minnesota State Legislature, representing District 58B. In an era of fear and polarization, he offers a message of hope, reconciliation, respect, and inclusion.
Music precedes the forum at 11:30 AM. Public reception follows at 1:00 PM. Free and open to all!
Questions? Contact Susan McKenna at 612-332-3421, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Headwaters is conducting a few focus groups at the end of February and beginning of March for young professionals (under age 40) and members of communities of color in the Twin Cities. The purpose is to find out what specific issues people are interested in (esp. social issues like racism, sexism, etc.), and what kind of messaging resonates with them.
Focus groups are slated for the following times and would be held at a Minneapolis or St. Paul restaurant with 5-7 other individuals:
The kind of questions we will be asking are: What are you passionate about? How do you find out about the issues that concern you? Why are you interested in those issues? Do you use tools like Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin? In whole, your participation will inform one organization’s communications effort and give us a window into better understanding the interests of those under age 40 (our young professionals focus group) and/or those from our local communities of color.
- Wednesday, February 23rd – 6 to 7:30 p.m. YP group – Uptown Minneapolis
- Monday, February 28th – 6 to 7:30 p.m. YP group- University Ave - St. Paul
- Wednesday, March 2nd – 6 to 7:30 p.m. POC group – Selby-Dale neighborhood - St. Paul location
Participants will not be paid but the focus group organizers are providing light appetizers and refreshments at this 90-minute session. You need not be familiar with Headwaters to participate.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
The Inside Scoop: A Bipartisan Discussion with Legislative Leaders
Tuesday, February 227:00pm - 10:00pm
Location Aloft Minneapolis
900 Washington Ave South
For the first time in several years the Citizens League is actively advancing work in a number of policy areas, and with new leadership at the Capitol, 2011 is shaping up to be a year of opportunity for charting a new course for Minnesota's future.
Join the Citizens League for a bipartisan discussion with Sen. Geoff Michel (R-41) and Rep. Melissa Hortman (D-47B). We'll discuss the policies that elected officials will be focusing on during the 2011 legislative session and the issues that Minnesotans and our elected officials should be working on to sustain and improve Minnesota over the next 25 years. Discussion topics are likely to include education, health care, the state budget, and energy.
Register now by going to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FK7LX9W
Fee: $10.00 Citizens League members, $15.00 for non-members
Become a Citizens League member by joining at http://www.razoo.com/story/Citizens-League!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
2011 Emerging Leaders Network Lunch SeriesInterested in growing your leadership skills? Attend any (or all) of our new line-up of Emerging Leaders Network Lunches (ELN), co-sponsored by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. Each month you will explore a topic with your peers, share information, swap resources, and build on skills you can take back to your organization. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal, perfect for getting to know your nonprofit peers.Bring your lunch, business cards, questions and ideas on the 3rd Friday of each month!2011 Session Dates & TopicsJanuary 21 – The Café is OpenFebruary 18 – Building your Network and Make it Work for YouMarch 18 – Foundations 101April 15 – The Gray Area: How to Navigate the Line Between Professional and PersonalMay 20 – How to Ask for What You WantJune 17 – Board of Directors 101July 15 – Say What? How to Communicate with Different Personality TypesAugust 19 – Development 101September 16 – Leading from the MiddleOctober 21 – Civic Engagement and NonprofitsNovember 18 – Finance 101December 16 – Is being an Executive Director in my future
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
5:30 – 8:30 PM
International Market Square275 Market Street, Minneapolis, MN 55405Cost:$10 before February 17th
$15 until March 3rd
$20 at the door
The distinct flavor of every liquor is shaped by the society & traditions that produced it. Likewise, our background & cultural heritage makes each of us unique. And just as we revel in the variety of tastes that spirits have to offer, there is a wealth of experience to be found in the diversity of human cultures.
Please join Torch Community on Thursday, March 3rd, as we dive into the world of spirits—both human and alcoholic. Our guides on this journey are Nick Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz, the cocktail mixologists collectively known as Bittercube. They’ll be teaching us about the importance of a liquor’s background & history, how to taste spirits properly, and how to become connoisseurs of alcoholic drinks. And along the way, we’ll discuss how our backgrounds & cultures provide an animating force throughout our lives. This promises to be unlike any diversity event you have ever attended.
Mix & Mingle 5:30-6:00 PM
Event Program 6:00-8:00 PM
More Mingling 8:00-8:30 PM
Light hors d’oeuvres are included at this event, and a cash bar will be provided.
This event will highlight Torch Community’s Diversity Partners.
Event Keynote Speaker: Philomena Satre, Vice-President, Diversity, Wells Fargo
Event Faciltators: Nick Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz of Bittercube
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The 19th Annual Blake Diversity SymposiumTuesday, February 15 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location Juliet Nelson Audtorium, Northrop campus
511 Kenwood Parkway
Dr. Johnnetta Cole will be the featured speaker at The Blake School’s 2011 Diversity Symposium. She is the Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Cole is an inspiring groundbreaking leader, human rights advocate, corporate board pioneer, anthropology professor, author, museum director and an internationally recognized leader on a wide variety of fronts. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited so please plan to arrive early.
Cole is an inspiring groundbreaking leader, human rights advocate, corporate board pioneer, anthropology professor, author, museum director and an internationally recognized leader on a wide variety of fronts.
Dr. Cole’s life of transformative leadership has taken her on many paths including:
- serving as the first African American woman college president of Spelman College. Dr. Cole returned to teaching in 1998, as Presidential Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Women's Studies and African American Studies at Emory University. In 2002, Dr. Cole became President of Bennett College where she founded the Johnnetta B. Cole Global Diversity & Inclusion Institute.
- being the first woman elected to the board of Coca Cola Enterprises and serving on the boards of Home Depot, NationsBank and other leading Fortune 500 companies.
- educating the nation about African Art as director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art.Dr. Cole is dynamic speaker and world citizen whose remarkable journey will resonate with all who aspire to become engaged, transformative citizens of the 21st century. The event is free but seating is limited, so please arrive early.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Don’t miss AZUL’s first ever social event! Join us for Warm Up in the Wild. Get out of the cold and into the tropics! Put your feet in the sand, walk through the Minnesota Zoo’s Tropics Trail, play beach games, and enjoy tropical cocktails – the first one is on us!There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar so you can quench your thirst as you bask in the heat of the tropics!
Guests will have the chance to win a weekend stay at one of Mexico’s most celebrated eco-luxury retreats, Playa Viva, and other great giveaways! Airfare for two will be provided by Delta Air Lines.
DATE: Saturday, February 19, 2011
LOCATION: Tropics Trail at the MN Zoo
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Map It: Click here
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
6:00PM - 7:30PM Networking, Cocktails and Food in the Tropics Trail
7:30PM - 8:00PM AZUL Welcome & address from Minnesota Zoo Director/CEO Lee Ehmke
8:00PM - 9:00PM Music, Cocktails, Networking & Beach Games
Tickets are $25 for non-members & FREE for members - For only $85 you can become an annual member of AZUL and receive a variety of benefits like this. Join Today!
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are limited so be sure to register today.
Your Flip Flops!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011
- Minnesota Rising Council Conversations (quarterly gatherings to encourage knowledge sharing and collaboration)
- 2011 Un/Conference or large convening (Fall event focused on network-building and skills development)
- Minnesota Rising Blog
- Begin defining generational principles or common theme (as part of likely 2-year process)
Please RSVP to minnesotarising[at]gmail.com for next month's working meeting focused on fleshing out the outcomes of our January strategy session. We hope to see you and your great ideas there!
Saturday, March 5, 2011
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 55401
Room N-202, Mark E. Johnson Conference room
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Are you a high school student that wants to expand your leadership potential? Do you know any high school students interested in developing their leadership skills? If you answered ‘yes’ to either, then you should sign up for and tell students about the Jefferson Awards’ Students in Action Leadership Conference!
STUDENTS IN ACTION LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
When: Saturday, February 26, 2011
Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Where: University of Minnesota Campus
Cost: FREE! (Includes breakfast & lunch)
Who can attend: Any high school students in MN
Register online at www.tinyurl.com/MSPLeadershipConf
Students attending the conference can expect to participate in fun leadership- and team-building activities, engage with inspiring speakers and fellow students, participate in service projects and learn how to develop their own service project. It promises to be a fun-filled, inspiring day! Hope you can join us!
If you have any question, feel free to contact Tarcy Thompson, Regional Director of the Jefferson Awards, at 612.708.2922 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Why We're Here: Twin Cities is a six-minute film that explores what unites us, and unites us here, in the Twin Cities. Filmed on location the spring and summer of 2010 in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, the film features an original score by John Munson of the New Standards, the Twilight Hours, Semisonic and Trip Shakespeare.
Visit sevenandsixtyproductions.com to post your response and tell us, with all the possibilities that exist in the world, why you’re living where you do.
Produced in association with the Minnesota Culture Club. Visit them at mncultureclub.com.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Photo Credit: Independent SectorRecognizing that the leaders we need tomorrow are making important contributions today, Independent Sector introduced the American Express NGen Fellows Program in 2009 to honor and connect 12 under-40 leaders at IS member organizations. This program enhances IS's NGen: Moving Nonprofit Leaders from Next to Now program, which is designed to expand and develop the nonprofit talent pool’s leadership skills and practices and to strengthen under-40 leader networks.
This fellows programming, anchored by the IS Annual Conference, offers online and in-person activities that will help nurture fellows’ leadership skills, strengthen their professional networks, and elevate the visibility of this cohort’s accomplishments on a national level.
American Express NGen Fellows will be selected from diverse and talented under-40 staff at IS member organizations. Applications are are due by February 21st, 2011. Those selected will be notified in early May.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
grassroots solutions has an immediate need for an intern in our beautiful Minneapolis office near University Ave and Highway 280. Ideal for a motivated individual interested in learning more about grassroots organizing, advocacy, program evaluation, and related activities. Position runs from early February through May 27, 2011 and pays a total stipend of $595 per session/semester. A commitment of 15 hours per week is required. Schedule is somewhat flexible, but typically hours are put in between 8:30am and 5:30pm, Monday through Friday, with a minimum shift of 3 hours per day. We will coordinate as needed with students who wish to receive academic credit for the internship.
If you are interested in learning more about grassroots organizing and advocacy, this is a perfect chance to gain new skills and get your feet wet. Activities may include:
Applicants should be highly motivated and outgoing, with excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills. Love of grassroots organizing and advocacy a plus. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Conducting phone outreach; organizing and tracking phone call data
- Recruiting supporters face-to-face and by phone
- Assisting with various types of logistics
- Interacting with attendees at events
- Some administrative/clerical tasks such as answering our incoming phone calls, filing, etc.
- Performing research
- Assisting client service staff
- Conducting marketing and social media research and outreach
- Performing data entry and data hygiene
At least some college education, a working knowledge of MS Office, and good written communication skills preferred.
Before applying, ask yourself if you can answer the following questions affirmatively:
To apply, send resume and cover letter ASAP to grassroots solutions’ Intern Coordinator, Pam Wetterlund, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Intern Applicant” in the Subject Line of your email. Resumes accepted until positions are filled. Please do not apply if you cannot make a definite commitment to the time frame.
- Am I highly responsible and dependable?
- Do I have a strong work ethic?
- Am I comfortable calling and approaching new people?
grassroots solutions is a national consulting firm specializing in grassroots organizing, strategy, training, and evaluation. Since 1999, grassroots solutions has worked across the country with nonprofit and labor organizations and their funders, political campaigns, corporations, and government entities to expand their grassroots capacity, win elections or legislative victories, address community concerns, or position brands on the market. See additional information on grassroots solutions on our web site: www.grassrootssolutions.com.