The events of the past few weeks have offered opportunities to focus on the future, through casting ballots at the voting booth, and to appreciate the present times, through a national holiday inviting us to consider just how good we have it. Next month, we hope you'll join Minnesota Rising as we pause to reflect on the past year. From the 2012 Un/Conference, "Leveraging Expansive Leadership for Our Minnesota," to the myriad tour stops of the Cascading Conversations Tour to collaborations with Policy and a Pint and numerous other Network Partners, it's been a big year! We invite you to our annual year-end review to help us evaluate our impact and consider how we can expand our efforts in 2013 to continue building relationships, trust, and a shared vision for the future of Minnesota.
Minnesota Rising December 2012 Strategy Session Monday, December 17, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm Grassroots Solutions Large Conference Room RSVP to minnesotarising[at]gmail.com by Friday, December 14
This is just a note from the Celebrate to the Max planning team to thank you for coming, connecting, and giving. Around 150 of you descended on the Rainforest Cafe, and despite what any locals may have said about not being there since their 11th birthday party, you had a good time, met some like-minded peers, and were part of a day of giving that will have impact for years ahead. Your gifts were part of the nearly $16.4 million raised on Give to the Max Day. It's because of you and others like you that there is such energy for this mission. Here's hoping the nonprofits and schools you support had a meaningful day as well. We're glad you were there and are looking forward to next year! [Read more.]
Reportback: Twin Cities Rotaract Club Cascading Conversations Tour Stop
James Horsman, Minnesota Rising Guest Blogger
The Twin Cities Rotaract Club had the pleasure of hosting Minnesota Rising's Cascading Conversations Tour during its club meeting on Wednesday, November 14th at the Chatterbox Pub in St. Paul. Minnesota Rising founder, Diane Tran, facilitated the discussion as meeting participants were provided the opportunity to reflect on their passions for involvement in the community and how this enthusiasm can be turned into action that benefits the future of Minnesota. Diane began by leading an excellent discussion on the importance of the young professional community to share ideas about how to engage Minnesota's future as its members begin to assume leadership positions at work, school, and in the political system. [Read more.]
Accepting Applications: 2013-2014 IDEO Fellowships IDEO Deadline: Thursday, January 3, 2013 Based in San Francisco, CA The IDEO.org Fellowship Program enables future global leaders from the design, business, and social sectors to spend one year working with experienced IDEO designers on social impact challenges.
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!