Monday, March 31, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
The latest Minneapolis Community Education newsletter offers a few exciting opportunities for community service, house-hunting, and ice cream in the months ahead! If you're looking to continue your lifelong learning, visit their catalog now to register for Spring 2014 classes. Or, consider submitting your application to teach a course in Fall 2014 and be head of the class when school is back in session!
Thursday, March 27, 2014
I'm excited to be a part of the planning team coordinating the EPIP-YNPN Leadership Institute and thrilled to announce the roster for our inaugural cohort in 2014! See below for more details about this innovative new learning institute focused on cohort experience and co-creation. And if you see one of your friends or colleagues on the list below, feel free to reach out and congratulate them on taking next steps in their leadership journeys!
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 look forward to exploring the ways we can work together to create a broader array of these kinds of opportunities in future, now that you, the YNPN-TC members, have demonstrated such strong interest. (If you are interested in joining in this exploration and planning, we'd love to hear from you!)
We are excited to announce our roster of 2014 participants:
Andy Brown, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Anthony Parrish, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis
Courtney Algeo, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Desralynn Cole, Project for Pride in Living
Eleonore Wesserle, Line Break Media
Elizabeth Fei, Minnesota Humanities Center
Eriks Dunens, University of Minnesota Extension
Erin Gavin, The McKnight Foundation
Erin Sapp Leitheiser, Target Corporation
Gina DiMaggio, Pohlad Family Foundation
John Fetzer, Bush Foundation
Joni Chacich, The McKnight Foundation
Julia Quanrud, ServeMinnesota Action Network
Kara Balcerzak, Corporation for National and Community Service
Kate Thomas-Tielke, Headwaters Foundation for Justice
Kyle Bozentko, Jefferson Center
Lauren Ignaut, Guthrie Theater
Naaima Khan, Greater Twin Cities United Way
Salena Acox, The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota
Seth Goodspeed, Carleton College
Tara Kumar, Minnesota Council on Foundations
Tiffany Wilson-Worsley, Minnesota Council on Foundations
The institute will kick off in April 2014 and continue through January 2015. YNPN-TC and EPIP-MN are excited for this year’s pilot and hope to offer applications for a second cohort in early 2015. Stay tuned for updates on the adventures of this year’s participants!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The LEAD Project is on the lookout for new members of their board of directors. Do you have a passion for nonprofit leadership and a desire to contribute to your community? Read on for additional details and consider applying by their April 4 deadline!
Calling All LEADers - Join Our Board!
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
I was honored to serve on the Selection Committee for the 2014 Facing Race Ambassador Awards and am delighted to share the Award Recipients and Honorable Mentions below. Join the Saint Paul Foundation to celebrate and recognize the amazing work of these community leaders working for a more racially just community. See below for details and RSVP by this Friday, March 28!
Monday, March 24, 2014
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“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
Friday, March 21, 2014
Social Enterprise Alliance Twin Cities wants to help you put a different spin on debt by considering how it can be used for social enterprise. Hear from Kate Barr, Director of Nonprofits Assistance Fund, at "Debt is Not a Four-Letter Word!" about the productive use of debt for social enterprises, how lenders evaluate your social enterprise, and where to go to raise debt capital. Details to register below!
Thursday, March 20, 2014
I'm excited to share about LOCUS, a meeting ground for people from diverse backgrounds to engage with one another and to examine our common needs and common opportunities. Through the pursuit of stronger connection and purpose, we aim to create a community that welcomes and supports all. One of our first endeavors is the Affirming Authenticity Series for women of diversity, a three-part conversation that explores identity-driven leadership at home, in the workplace, and for yourself. See below for details for the first in our series, and consider joining us!
Affirming Authenticity: Identity-Driven Leadership [at Home]
Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)
Rondo Community Outreach Library
LOCUS presents the "Affirming Authenticity Series" and invites women of diversity for a three-part conversation on identity-driven leadership. Diverse women live and operate in multiple contexts and are challenged to bring all of who we are to each role we play. Identity-driven leadership involves contributing our valuable experience and unique perspectives to our workplaces, communities, and families. Join us for this series of engaging and uplifting conversations!
As women of diversity, many of us grew up in families and communities that exposed us to diverse outlooks and provided us with rich heritage and customs. Encouraged to prioritize family duties and traditional values, we can find it challenging to showcase our cultural identities in the outside world where we are not considered part of mainstream American culture.
We often face similar challenges explaining our professional and public endeavors to family members who aren't always familiar with the career paths we choose to pursue. Do you ever find yourself feeling conflicted by your obligations to family and community and your personal aspirations for your career and life goals?
Join us for a stimulating conversation with Asma Lori Saroya, co-founder and president of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Minnesota (CAIR-MN), and Minerva Munoz, Director of TRIO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota. We will discuss how our family values as well as public purpose can jointly inform our senses of identity and how we can bring our whole selves to our leadership styles and contributions.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Save the dates for the next two in the three-part "Affirming Authenticity: Identity-Driven Leadership" Conversation Series:
- Affirming Authenticity: Identity-Driven Leadership [at Work] on April 24, 2014 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at Rondo Community Outreach Library
- Affirming Authenticity: Identity-Driven Leadership [for Yourself] on May 13, 2014 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at Rondo Community Outreach Library