Happy Halloween! We are 16 days away from the Minnesota Rising 2013 Un/Conference: Cultivating Capacity for Collective Leadership and despite today's costumed and masked affair, urge you not to disguise your enthusiasm for this momentous occasion! Instead, check out the session schedule to figure out what conversations you'll contribute to that day, tweet or post to social media to help spread the word and your excitement, and make sure to save your seat for an illuminating and energizing day with your change-making peers. We look forward to seeing you at our fourth annual Un/Conference at DLR Group!
The Bush Foundation is excited to partner with the Minnesota Council on Foundations to launch a new fellowship program which aims to increase the number of people from under-represented communities holding leadership positions in philanthropy. The MCF Philanthropy Fellowship will prepare high-potential leaders for careers in philanthropy. Fellows will be employed by the Minnesota Council on Foundations and placed in three-year appointments at the Bush Foundation to work either with the Community Innovation or Education team. Fellows will gain valuable work experience while infusing new energy and viewpoints into the Foundation's work. They will also receive significant professional development and networking opportunities. Three Fellows will be selected through an application process that closes at noon on November 13, 2013. [Read more.]
Citizens League 2013 Civic Celebration
Policy and a Pint
Please join us for our annual Civic Celebration where we will showcase our Policy and a Pint event series and kick off the 2013-2014 season. We'll celebrate the Citizens League's accomplishments in 2013, vote on the slate of board nominees, and learn about the State of our State through an interactive conversation moderated by Steve Seel, from 89.3 The Current, and featuring Susan Brower, the State Demographer, and Laura Kalambokidis, the State Economist. The event will feature: social hour with hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar beginning at 5:30pm, traditional Policy and a Pint Program hosted by 89.3 The Current DJ Steve Seel at 6:15pm, dessert reception and after-party immediately following the program! [Read more.]
The Give Together Get Together
Celebrate Give to the Max Day at CoCo Uptown!
Join us for this incredible party and celebrate The Great Minnesota GiveTogether with friends. We've got free food, cocktails, and entertainment on Thursday, November 14 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm. Stop by the Giving Bar, take selfies for social media with friends, write on the walls and compete in the "Giving Games" to win prizes for your favorite charities. The festivities will be held at the barely seen, stylishly intriguing, creatively designed CoCo Uptown, Minneapolis' brand new collaborative working space. Admission: make a gift online or via your Smartphone at GiveMN.org at the welcome area at CoCo Uptown. The Give Together Get Together is sponsored by Greater Twin Cities United Way and GiveMN. This event is designed in partnership with a collaborative group of Twin Cities young professional organizations. [Read more.]
Emerging Leader Organizations on the Rise
Twin Cities Business Magazine
Minnesota and the Twin Cities are home to a growing number of emerging leader networking organizations - so many that a recent inventory, which is not exhaustive, lists 52 such groups. Some are free-standing, like Minnesota Rising, Torch Community, and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, while others are sponsored by established organizations such as the Rotary Club, the Greater Twin Cities United Way, and the Minnesota Opera. Although these groups were formed for different purposes, today they are looking for common ground. A new effort is taking shape - a network of networks - aimed to bring together groups of next-generation leaders to identify shared goals and explore ways that collaboration can amplify and accelerate their work. [Read more.]
Updates and events with our esteemed network partners and collaborators!
Fall Happy Hour The LEAD Project Thursday, November 7, 2013 5:00pm - 8:00pm Tangiers (116 1st Ave N in downtown Minneapolis)
Cooperatives = Community Development How cooperative business models can contribute to sustainable economic development in Minnesota Friday, November 8, 2013 8:30am - 4:30pm (reception to follow) Thrivent Financial, Minneapolis
MINGO Happy Hour Citizens League Thursday, November 14, 2013 (rescheduled from October 9) 5:15pm - 7:15pm Honey Lounge
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!