Friday, September 14, 2012

Network Partner Notes 2012: Fourth Generation

The Minnesota Rising 2012 Un/Conference: Leveraging Expansive Leadership for Our Minnesota will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 10:00AM – 4:30PM at DLR Group offices in Minneapolis, MN. Hosted by and for emerging leaders, the Un/Conference will engage emerging leaders across Minnesota in an energizing day of innovative learning and dialogue, skill-building, and network-building with their peers!

Minnesota Rising is pleased to collaborate with Network Partners, emerging leader group organizations, to help cross-promote our parallel efforts to provide leadership development and community-building. In our Network Partner Notes, we prompt and highlight our 2012 Un/Conference Network Partners in their own words!

Fourth Generation


Fourth Generation isn’t just about giving back to the community.  It’s about the process of learning about philanthropy, connecting and engaging with your community, and sharing your ideas and insights while making new friends.  Fourth Generation, a program of the Minneapolis Foundation, is a group of young professionals who are interested in exploring their community and the grant making process; it’s where young professionals become civic leaders.

With three different levels of involvement, the members of Fourth Generation kick off the grant making process in October when they begin vetting different organizations working within a specific topic area.  After learning about the topic area, the nonprofits involved in the work, and the grant making process, members vote on and award the final grants in June. In 2012, members awarded a total of $33,000 to four Twin Cities organizations.
Interested in learning more? Join us for our October meeting on 10/23 from 6-8pm when we will discuss our new grantmaking topic.  Hear from a panel of local entrepreneurs and guest speaker Yvonne Cheung Ho, President and CEO of the Minority Economic Development Association, an organization that provides consulting and training to local entrepreneurs of color.  Stay tuned for more details at
Need a Fourth Generation fix in September? We have just the thing and we think it's really exciting! Ever wonder what today's community leaders were like at the beginning of their careers?  Curious about how they got to where they are today? Through a new relationship with the One Percent Club, we are very excited to offer you an opportunity to hear from business and civic leaders in the community committed to philanthropy. The One Percent Club encourages its members to give back at least one percent of their wealth to the community. They are excited to share their lessons learned and encourage members of Fourth Generation to be generous and make an impact. 
What I Wish I Knew: A Candid Conversation With Community Leaders 
Guest speakers: Judy Dayton and Judson Dayton
When: Monday, September 24, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Where: The Minneapolis Club, Governors Room, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
RSVP here.
Space is limited (capacity of 30), so RSVP early!

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