Monday, June 30, 2014

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] June 2014

[#mnrising Dispatch] June 2014

Early this month, we were delighted to host the Minnesota Rising Cascading Conversations Tour 2014 Advance Team Orientation! Welcoming aboard a stellar group of a dozen brilliant and curious conversationalists, we unveiled the revised Conversation Blueprint and stood aside as they began engaging with the questions and each other. We're excited to continue cascading this conversation far and wide and invite you to join in to help envision Minnesota's future!

#mnrising Sounding Board Session: 2014 Un/Conference
Monday, July 7 | 5:30 - 7:30pm | Grassroots Solutions
Join us at our next Sounding Board session to ideate and strategize for Minnesota Rising's 5th Un/Conference! This highly interactive day is planned annually by and for emerging leaders. Agenda items include the 2014 theme, content and speakers, and a focus on creating connections. RSVPs appreciated to minnesotarising[at]!
Sondra Samuels

Accepting Applications: 2014-2015 BCLI

Nexus Community Partners
Nexus' Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) is a 7-month leadership program that supports, trains and places people of color and other underrepresented community members on city and county publicly appointed boards and commissions that influence and impact equity in the Twin Cities Metro Area in economic development, health, housing, transit, and workforce development. The BCLI is a facilitated learning community of fellows who meet face-to-face (one full Saturday and one Thursday evening each month) from October through April. Fellows also complete online assignments together including readings, discussions, and webinars, for a total of approximately 80 hours. Fellows are given a small stipend for their commitment to and participation in the program. [Read more.]

Wild Gift Fellowship

Wild Gift
At Wild Gift, we are committed to supporting young leaders who are creating solutions to today's global challenges. We recognize that real change takes out-of-the-box thinkers capable of blazing new paths. The purpose of our Fellowship is to provide critical support for those choosing the challenging work of social change. Using wilderness as a springboard, our unique 16-month program provides inspiration, mentoring, seed funding, and a community of support that continues long after the Fellowship year to ignite and accelerate these visions into reality. While the Wild Gift program is designed to fuel solutions by young social enterpreneurs who are driven by their vision of a better world, our Fellowship is an investment in the individual's originality, insight, commitment and potential to become a leader of tomorrow. [Read more.]
Bridging Arts and Audiences

Inaugural RISE Program in Twin Cities

New Sector Alliance

New Sector Alliance is expanding to the Twin Cities! We are excited to join the social impact community in the Twin Cities with the launch of our Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE) program in September 2014. Our Twin Cities program will build on the impact we've made on communities in Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Chicago. The RISE Fellowship is an 11-month professional development program for early career professionals committed to careers in social impact. Fellows serve full-time to strengthen nonprofit organizations, while engaging in intensive training activities to strengthen their skills for immediate and future impact. Join an inaugural cohort of 15 early career professionals in the Twin Cities, and build your career in the social sector! [Read more.]

Volunteer Spotlight: Lauren Satterlee

Cross-posted from the MINN website
MINN is pleased to feature Lauren Satterlee as our next volunteer in the spotlight. Lauren's leadership and ingenuity have resulted in an overhaul of the IDEA Summit registration system, an upgrade in online systems in general, as well as a sustainability plan to train new MINN volunteers. Lauren is consistently pushing her work a step beyond what is asked, or even dreamt. She is a true visionary who can see not only where a project is going, but which barriers may impede success and then identify a system to tackle each challenge. Lauren joined MINN as a volunteer in 2011 before going to graduate school to study international development in Boston. [Read more.] 

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

2014 Summer Social
Social Enterprise Alliance
Thursday, July 10, 2014
5pm - 7pm
Aloft Hotel, Minneapolis

Crowdfunding - Innovation in Funding
Thursday, July 10, 2014
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Carlson School of Management, UMN

Mission Statement Mixer
YNPN Twin Cities
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Fulton Brewery

Can You Solve World Hunger with Duct-Tape and a Shoestring?
Thursday, July 17, 2014
HUGE Theater

Northside Tour with Way to Grow's IGNITE Young Professionals Group
Thursday, July 24, 2014
6pm - 8:30pm
North Minneapolis

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
featuring Charles Eisenstein
Friday, July 25, 2014
4:30pm - 9:30pm
The Wellstone Center

Night at the Guthrie!
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Guthrie Theater

Generation Now Leadership Visit
Citizens League
September 10-12, 2014
Fargo, ND
$1250 pp


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! 
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