Save the date! We're thrilled to invite you to join us on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 10am to 6pm at DLR Group in Minneapolis for the 4th annual Minnesota Rising Un/Conference: "Cultivating Capacity for Collective Leadership." While planning is just getting underway (see below for details on how to get involved), we're confident that this year's event will help us make our individual and collective marks on Minnesota, continue building the network for what's next, and leverage expansive leadership for our state's future! In the meantime, we hope you're engaging with all the beauty that Minnesota has to offer in the summertime, whether splashing around on one of 11,842 lakes, mini-golfing at the Walker Art Museum, or cheering on the hometown team at a Twins game. Remember to lather on the sunscreen, check for ticks, and stay safe out there!
Minnesota Rising 2013 Un/Conference Planning Meeting Tuesday, August 6, 2013 5:30pm - 7:30pm Grassroots Solutions RSVP to minnesotarising[at]gmail.com!
What You Missed: Leading Strategy and Change in Culturally Complex Contexts
Rhiannon Williams, Minnesota International NGOs Network (MINN)
On April 30, 2013 MINN and ARC (American Refugee Committee) co-sponsored a presentation led by Tyler Zabriskie entitled Leading Strategy and Change in Culturally Complex Contexts. Tyler is the Principal Consultant for Zabriskie Consulting, a leadership, strategy, and organizational development consulting business working with NGO's, nonprofits, and foundations. This workshop addressed the complexities of the competing agendas between different stakeholders working within international NGO networks. [Read more.]
Minnesota state economist Tom Stinson: The exit interview
Lori Sturdevant, Star Tribune
Minnesota is economically stronger than you might think. Make that: Minnesota is economically stronger than Tom Stinson thought it was 26 years ago, when he moved into the humble office in the Centennial Building that says "state economist" on the door . . . He retires from his state job wanting Minnesotans to know what he discovered to his surprise in 1987 and holds is still true: Despite perpetual frets about the business climate and fears and about job flight, Minnesota is in good economic shape. [Read more.]
Torch Arts Event: Bridging Artists and Audiences
Join Torch for our annual Arts event: Bridging Artists and Audiences. During this event, we will take a behind-the-scenes look at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. Discover the importance the Fringe plays in bridging unique artists with diverse audiences in the community. There will be a special live performance by Joseph Scrimshaw. Learn why the MSP area is home to numerous artistic communities and involving new generations in bridging art, music, theatre, dance, and culture. [Read more.]
Learning How To Fail
Nick Stuber, Minnesota Rising Guest Blogger
On Saturday, May 4, an intrepid group gathered to engage in the exploration and act of failing through MN Rising's Fail Lab: Failing into the future. The afternoon began with an insightful presentation by Allie Moen and Maureen Ramirez in which they shared their wisdom about how to contend with and prepare for moments of failure. Next, we collectively engaged in the act of failing through a host of fail stations, which included Jenga, writing the lyrics to a song with your less dominate hand (an act that I utterly failed at), and recalling your grade school geography lessons by filling in blank maps of the world's continents. [Read more.]
Updates and events with our esteemed network partners and collaborators!
Accepting Applications: Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute Nexus Community Partners BCLI will support, train, and place people of color and people from other underrepresented communities on priority boards and commissions that influence equity in economic development, employment, health, housing, and transportation in the Twin Cities Application Deadline: Friday, August 2
Why millennials are leaving the church | July 27, 2013 | CNN.com Time and again, the assumption among Christian leaders, and evangelical leaders in particular, is that the key to drawing twenty-somethings back to church is simply to make a few style updates - edgier music, more casual services, a coffee shop in the fellowship hall, a pastor who wears skinny jeans, an updated Web site that includes online giving.
How Millennials are Reducing Food Waste | July 30, 2013 | USDA.gov Today's college students and young professionals are particularly attuned to the environmental issues that face our nation. Universities across the United States are often stuck with excess food left over from dining halls, sporting events, and other social gatherings that more often than not goes directly into dumpsters. While many young adults across the country are working their way through school and loan payments, they are also becoming increasingly cognizant of the efforts underway at their Universities to reduce food waste.
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!