Spring has sprung, and we're aiming to engage the renewed energy in our next steps! Join us this month in strategy sessions for the 2014 Minnesota Rising Cascading Conversations Tour Advance Team and our latest efforts to refine our core purpose and communications. As Minnesotans and the natural world around us emerge from winter slumber, we hope to work with you to make new things come alive!
#mnrising Cascading Conversations Tour 2014 Advance Team Strategy Session Thursday, April 3 | 5:30 - 7:30pm | Grassroots Solutions
#mnrising Sounding Board Session Tuesday, April 15 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | Grassroots Solutions RSVPs appreciated to minnesotarising[at]gmail.com
"Minnesota Rising Story Lab: Our Story, Our Future" Recap
James Horsman, Torch Community
Torch Community's annualDiversity and Inclusionevent took place on March 11th and this year featured Minnesota Rising's Story Lab: Our Story, Our Future. After an initial mix of networking and good food, Diane Tran kicked off the evening by showing a TED Talk video of Chimamanda Adichie, a Nigerian immigrant who moved to the United States. Adichie told many revealing and sometimes humorous stories how people would assume her background and experiences based on what they knew or thought they knew of her culture. When she moved to the United States to attend college, for example, her American roommate was surprised she knew English so well despite it being the official language of Nigeria and she showed her a Mariah Carey CD when she asked to hear her "tribal music." [Read more.]
Red Hot Hack
Red Wing Ignite
Do you have geeky skills or geeky curiosity that you'd like to develop in a constructive, community-centered environment?Red Wing Ignite, a nonprofit business accelerator located in Red Wing, Minnesota, is hosting Red Hot Hack, April 25-27, 2014, in beautiful Red Wing. The organization is looking for "civic minded geeks and geeky wannabes in pursuit of using technology to help address community issues and ignite innovation to advance the way we live, learn, and work." RWI is aligned with US Ignite, an initiative organized by the National Science Foundation and the White House Office of Science and Technology, to promote and accelerate the development of next generation applications. You don't have to know how to code in order to participate. [Read more.]
MN Campus Compact's 20th Anniversary Summit
Minnesota Campus Compact
What kind of education works for all students? What will effectively prepare them for work, life, and citizenship in a world changing at dramatic speed? Both research and experience tell us - it's active learning that has real consequences, that encourages collaboration, that relates to students' interests and develops their skills through community-based projects. In 2014, Minnesota Campus Compact (MNCC) is commemorating twenty years of advancing that important work with colleges and universities across the state. Join us in looking back at this coalition's successes, celebrating the good work of students, staff, faculty, and community partners across the state, and discussing key issues and strategies for moving forward together. [Read more.]
Inaugural EPIP-YNPN Leadership Institute Cohort
YNPN-TC and EPIP-MN have partnered to launch a 10-month cohort learning experience for young professionals working in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. The experience is aimed at encouraging exploration of participants' big career questions while doing some serious skill swapping and network weaving across the local foundation and nonprofit worlds. We were thrilled by the overwhelming number of truly stellar applications, but are only able to manage logistics for a small number of participants in this year's pilot program. We are excited to announce our roster of 2014 participants! [Read more.]
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!