[#mnrising Dispatch] October 2014
Happy Halloween! Tricks and treats are in order as we contemplate candy, Election Day 2014, and Minnesota Rising's 5th annual Un/Conference:
The Future Is How in the weeks ahead. We're delighted to welcome the inspiring Trista Harris as our Un/Conference keynote speaker, feature at least 10 highly-anticipated breakout sessions, collaborate with a score of statewide Network Partners, and partner with our amazing slew of sponsors. Last year's event sold out and tickets are going fast, soregister to save your seat today!
RISE Fellowship applications open!
We are pleased to announce that applications for New Sector's 2015-2016 programs are now open! We are are excited about the success of our program launch in the Twin Cities, where we'll be expanding program size to meet increased local interest. Do you know someone with a commitment to the social sector? Someone who is excited about building positive impact in their community? Someone who you think would make a great addition to one of our cohorts? Tell them to apply! [Read more.]
How to Join a Board Without Really Trying
Brandon Boat, YNPN Twin Cities
Board service is a great opportunity to advance your career to the next level. Whether you're trying to network, gain more experience, or an alien trying to learn "human feelings," joining a board of directors will provide you with new connections, a sense of fulfillment, and ownership over a mission in a way that's very different from being an employee or volunteer. So how can you get a spot on a board? There are several different types of boards, and all of this advice may not be applicable in each situation. For instance, some boards are chosen by a committee and the process may be similar to a job interview. Other boards may propose candidates and have their membership vote on them. [Read more.]
3rd Annual Women in Public Service Conference
The third annual Women in Public Service (WIPS) Conference will take place on Friday, November 14, 2014 at Hamline University. Themed "Living Your Inspiration: Setting Your Compass to Meaningful Work," attendees are invited to attend a full day of exciting sessions that will explore how we support and encourage women in public service. This year's conference will include dynamic speakers, discussion panels and networking opportunities. [Read more.]
2014 Women's Congress for Future Generations
Join a groundswell concerned about the legacy we are leaving future generations by attending the 2014 Women's Congress. At an event packed with information, conversation, and inspiration, we will deepen our understanding of issues facing our planet, build connections among individuals and organizations, and come away inspired with a toolbox of ideas and actions. Join an essential conversation among women about environmental, economic, and social equity/justice that leads to a growing movement for shifting a world view toward the interconnectedness of all things, and taking action on behalf of all people and our planet. [Read more.]
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