This month, we commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the historic "I Have A Dream" speech delivered by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Much has been written of the significance of this occasion, and what has or has not been accomplished in the half-century since. While some gains have been made, it's clear many inequities and challenges persist in our communities today. In this era of technological revolution, where we have ever more tools to organize, mobilize, and tackle our most pressing civil and human rights issues, may we also leverage the content of our individual and collective character to move further along the arc of justice. Join us in exploring how we can begin "Cultivating Capacity for Collective Leadership" at the 4th annual Minnesota Rising Un/Conference in Minneapolis on Saturday, November 16, 2013.
Minnesota Rising 2013 Un/Conference Planning Meeting Tuesday, September 3, 2013 5:30pm - 7:30pm Grassroots Solutions RSVP to minnesotarising[at]gmail.com!
Innove Immersion Day
Innove, an initiative of Colonial Church
A day for young social entrepreneurs to gain practical skills, build networks and foster relationships to help develop your idea that serves the common good. Receive guidance at any stage in the process, whether you are just developing your idea or at the point of launch, we have a day planned that will help you take your plan to the next level. Interested in learning more from someone who knows a lot? We have a skilled team of Innove coaches at the ready who are willing to give you a personalized consultation of your idea and business plan. Application deadline is September 18 at 3:00pm. [Read more.]
PhilanthroFair: October 1st
The Lead Project
WHAT is a PhilanthroFair? An event offering young professionals the opportunity to learn about the Twin Cities nonprofit community and get involved in leadership roles. October's PhilanthroFair will feature:
Representatives from approximately 12 Twin Cities nonprofits who are eager to share information about their organizations and their contributions to the community
Amazing opportunities to sit on a Board of Directors or to pursue a strategic, skill-based volunteering role. All levels of nonprofit experience are welcome!
A chance to meet and socialize with other motivated and talented young professionals from the Twin Cities who are also seeking opportunities to connect with local nonprofits. [Read more.]
My 5 Takeaways from a Trip to Milwaukee
Jeff Urban, Leadership and Community
I feel very fortunate to have been a recent participant in the Citizens League Generation Now Leadership Visit (GNLV), a 3-day trip to Milwaukee for emerging leaders. The purpose of the trip was for participants to expand their leadership skills through a hands-on interactive learning program. The 3-days included tours, presentations, panels, discussions and networking. We were introduced to various success, challenges and leaders of the Milwaukee community. [Read more.]
Dollar by Dollar | How Millennials Do Philanthropy: Inside Out
YNPN Twin Cities
As mission-driven young professionals, most of us either work in or with nonprofits that rely on some aspect of fundraising. We hear at work about the importance of the individual fund campaign and probably overhear the word "donations" semi-regularly. But what's our role in philanthropy? Do you consider yourself a "philanthropist?" Is the title "philanthropist" reserved for seasoned professionals with overflowing pocket change? No way. It's time to embrace our roles as young philanthropists. [Read more.]
21.6 million millennials lived with their parents in 2012, Pew says | August 1, 2013 | LA Times "The reasons why millennials are living with their parents vary, Pew said. It's a combination of economic, educational and cultural factors. But one striking detail shows that men are more likely than women to still be living with their parents."
To Attract Millennials, Automakers Look to Smartphones | August 29, 2013 | NPR "Millennials are driving less and getting their licenses and cars later, and automakers are left to figure out how to compete not just with each other but also with consumer electronics. Cars used to represent freedom - now everyone knows, including carmakers, that's not true anymore. For millennials - and almost everyone else - freedom is now the cellphone."
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!