March has been madness, but April will definitely bring the rain for Minnesota Rising's event calendar! Join us for our April 6th monthly Sounding Board meeting, register for the LOCUS "Putting Into Words What I Live" workshop or catch us as a co-host at the GREATER MSP Makers event on the 15th, hear the latest on our Cascading Conversations Tour at the Initiative Foundation Emerging Leader Program kick-off events in Brainerd on the 17th and St. Cloud on the 23rd, and of course, save your seat for the first ever IDEA GENERATION on the 29th at the MN Social Impact Center!
See the sidebar and below for additional event details, and be sure to enter the giveaway by April 24th for a free #mnrising ticket to a Bdote Field Trip with the Minnesota Humanities Center on May 30th or August 23rd. Spring is the season of re-birth and we hope you'll join us as we find renewed and new ways of expressing our values and advancing our mission. Think spring!
Giveaway: Bdote Field Trip Tickets
MN Humanities Center
Minnesota Rising believes that knowing the history of this place and land is fundamental to shaping a future that honors those both native and newcomer. In this vein, we're sponsoring up to three attendees (a $90 value!) to attend the upcoming Bdote Field Trips on May 30 and August 23 where you'll spend the day visiting local sites of significance to Dakota people and learning about them from a Dakota perspective. To enter the giveaway, email minnesotarising [at] gmail.com by April 24th with a paragraph explaining your interest in participating, how you anticipate sharing what you learn from the event, and which date you'd like to attend. [Read more.]
Shape Your Story: Woman to Woman Mentorship Event
Minneapolis Global Shapers
Join Minneapolis Hub of Global Shapers on April 11 to celebrate women's leadership in the Twin Cities. The Minneapolis Global Shapers, in partnership with the MN Cup, sponsored by the Bush Foundation, will include a varity of workshops for emerging leaders and opportunities to connect and learn from the established women leaders in the Twin Cities. The day will include networking and community building with other emerging leaders, followed by lunch and mentorship circles facilitated by leading women in a variety of sectors, and will conclude with a networking reception. [Read more.]
Minnesota Rising invites you to be a part of the IDEA GENERATION on Wednesday, April 29! What is an IDEA GENERATION event? It's a chance for you to get to know other young thinkers and doers and pitch and develop an idea or project, be a resource to one another, and help push forward intriguing thoughts and good work. It's a chance to get inspired and be someone else's inspiration while learning more about the interests, passions, and values that drive us. So bring your thoughts, blueprints, or projects and join us to meet some great people while working together to build Minnesota's future! [Read more.]
Emerging Leaders Program Kick-Off Events
Helping leaders across generations, cultures and communities is the primary goal of Emerging Leaders, a new community development program being launched in April by the Initiative Foundation. Learn more about the program, network and apply to participate in this career- and community-building initiative. Register for one of two upcoming program kick-off events: April 17th from 11am - 1pm at Prairie Bay in Brainerd or April 23rd from 4pm - 6pm at the St. George Municipal Complex in St. Cloud. Successful applicants will meet monthly to refine and shine their community and cultural leadership skills. The Emerging Leaders program is supported by a Bush Foundation Leadership Network grant. [Read more.]
IDEA GENERATION #mnrising Wednesday, April 29 5:30pm - 8:30pm MN Social Impact Center
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!