Tuesday, June 30, 2015

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] June 2015

[#mnrising Dispatch] June 2015

Summer has officially started and Minnesota Rising is enjoying it in all the typical ways! In June, we hosted Matt Lewis of GREATER MSP to hear about talent attraction and retention over small bites and brews at a Surly Tap Room picnic table, played games with friends by coordinating the #mnrising Fail Lab at the YNPN Twin Cities "Taking the Alternative Route: The Upside to an Unexpected Journey" panel discussion, caught up on issues of interest at the LOCUS "Keeping Current Happy Hour II" in the sunshine on the Afro Deli patio, and kicked off our 2015 Cascading Conversations Tour with an Advance Team Orientation and a quick road trip to host participants in Saint Cloud. We're looking forward to more summertime fun and invite you to join us for our July Sounding Board Session at Izzy's Ice Cream in Minneapolis on Monday, July 13 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Keep cool, friends, and we hope to see you soon!   
Sondra Samuels

Makers Work Session 1: June 30

Make It. MSP
Minnesota is entering a new demographic era, in which the most competitive global regions are doing all they can to develop, retain, and attract talent. A growing network is working in collaboration to make progress and launch Make it. MSP. this fall. This specific team of makers - from entrepreneurs and artists to people-powered young professional networks and community organizations - will work between June and October on a set of shared priorities identified during a series of spring planning sessions. [Read more.]

Women Leaders Emerging

Conspire Coaching

The Women Leaders Emerging program guides a cohort of six women to build a strategic plan towards their career and professional goals through a seven-month program of group coaching, development exercises, and leadership seminars. The coaching circles are particularly suited to women who are at the cusp of a new life or career chapter and have some big questions about what they want out of it, want regular and impartial feedback and support to sustain and fuel themselves and their work, and are looking to stretch and advance. Sound like you or someone you know? Consider taking a self-assessment and/or attending a free session, which provides a $200 program discount. [Read more.] 

Independent Sector Conference Scholarships

Bush Foundation

Want to spend October 27-29 in Miami connecting with leaders? The Bush Foundation is offering 50 scholarships for individuals in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Join more than 1,000 forward-thinking leaders and professionals who are on a journey to radically improve the nonprofit and philanthropic sector. Each Bush Foundation scholarship will cover registration and hotel costs, and will also provide travel reimbursement. Scholarship recipients will also be invited to a special Bush Foundation reception on the first day of the conference, where they can connect with one another. Applications are due August 1, 2015. [Read more.]
Bridging Arts and Audiences

Sparking insight (Part II)

Ruth Hamberg

In Part I, we got into the nuts and bolts of asking "Why?" and stepping into another person's philosophical shoes. Check out Part I if you haven't yet! We started with the idea that inquiry is like an engine that needs regular inputs and the occasional spark of inspiration. With that in mind, here are a couple more questions to keep you going. Ask these in a quiet setting, like a coffee shop or park (now that it's warm out again!). Or consider making them a regular part of your routine at your job or while working for the causes you care about. As in Part I, each question begins with a thought experiment, then moves into a bonus: a specific idea with a way to take action. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

"People of the River"
River City Revue
Wednesday, July 1
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Saint Paul Yacht Club

Emerging Issues in Public Sector Research: A Facilitated Discussion
Twin Cities Research Group
Wednesday, July 8
12pm - 1:00pm
Wilder Foundation

July Sounding Board Session
Monday, July 13
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Izzy's Ice Cream Minneapolis

1st Annual Beer Tasting
PROPEL for Jeremiah Program
Tuesday, July 14
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Sisyphus Brewing

#80 Social Media Case Studies
Friday, July 17
8:00am - 10:00am
Olson HQ

2015 Legislative Session Recap
Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM)
Saturday, July 18
8:30am - 11:00am
Minnesota Humanities Center

"No Blues for Adelabu"
River City Revue
Wednesday, July 22
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Padelford Riverboat

40 & Forward: Southeast Asian Americans Rooted & Rising
Thursday, July 30th
5:30pm - 8:00pm
McNamara Alumni 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! 
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Also seeking you

Copyright: lindrik / 123RF Stock Photo 

“It’s time for you to move, realizing that the thing you are seeking is also seeking you.” 
-Iyanla Vanzant

Friday, June 26, 2015

You're Invited: SMBMSP #80 - Social Media Case Studies

SMBMSP #80 is hosted at Olson HQ and features social media case studies from their portfolio. See below for the set of speakers and social stories to be highlighted. The seats are currently accounted for but you can join their waitlist and perhaps snag a last-minute ticket for bacon!

Register for

SMBMSP #80 - Social Media Case Studies

Friday, July 17, 2015 from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

It's time once again for one of most popular topics. Join us at Olson HQ as we dive into three comprehensive case studies from the Olson team.

Case Study #1: Creating Social Content Like a Newsroom
Learn how the Bauer team uses a newsroom approach to plan, curate and develop social copy. Hear how looking at content like a bite, snack or meal can help drive more engaging content on any budget. Never run out of ideas again.
Presented by: Jen Boyles (@Jen_Boyles)
Social Strategy Director, Olson Engage
As Social Strategy Director for Olson, Jen uses social listening tools and smart strategic thinking to create integrated plans that win new business and evolve retainer clients' campaigns. The common thread throughout Jen's career has been her penchant for culture and community, and during her years with Olson she has worked to engage social communities around top brands like Wrigley (Skittles, Orbit, 5 gum, Extra), Bauer Hockey, Target, Supercuts, Dremel, and KraftMaid
Sam Campbell
Social Strategist, Olson Engage
Jen Boyles Sam Campbell

Case Study #2: Developing Social Images Without a Professional
The days of posting just text on social media are gone but not everyone can hire a professional photographer. Watch how Olson's social media team creates quick, efficient and beautiful content for clients like wet n wild and Discover Boating. Even if all you have is a sunny corner and iPhone 6, there's a photography solution for you.
Presented by: Katie Miller (@KateReallyLives)
Social Media Director, Olson Engage
As a Social Media Director on the Olson Engage team, Katie provides strategy, content creation, right-time engagement recommendations and social execution across various clients. She's recently found a lot of success in leading Olson's social media visual content offering and finding ways to create affordable but strong photography for clients. Working closely with internal teams at Olson, she helps to engage brand communities online through holistic activations and create efficiencies across departments. Katie works on a wide range of clients including Minnesota State Lottery, wet n wild, Discover Boating and McDonalds.
Melanie Richtman (@mkrichtman)
Assistant Account Executive, Olson Engage
As an Assistant Account Executive on the Olson Engage team, Melanie focuses on strategy, content creation, influencer outreach and right-time engagement recommendations for a variety of clients. Melanie works on a wide range of client accounts including BISSELL, Discover Boating, wet n wild and the Belize Tourism Board.
Katie Miller Melanie Richtman

Case Study #3: Engaging in Right Time Social Content Marketing When You Aren't Oreo
You don't have to have a huge budget and department to be effective with right time social content marketing. Sometimes a small idea with the strong strategy can have just as big of an impact. See how brands like Terminex and Belize are joining the right conversations at the right time.
Presented by: George Fiddler (@georgefiddler)
Creative Director, Olson Engage
When not reminiscing about sensations such as Myspace Tom, Henry Rowengartner and Rickrolling, George can be found developing or executing creative consumer campaigns and social media strategies for a wide array of clients at Olson. Prior to joining Olson, George worked with a range of clients on a variety of marketing activities at Fast Horse, where he began as a hungry intern and left with great experiences in PR, advertising and social media. Main account management was for brands within The Coca-Cola Company, including Sprite, Odwalla, Coca-Cola, Coke Zero and Diet Coke. These accounts provided the opportunity to work with athletes such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Stephen Curry.
Mary Clare Jensen (@maryclarejensen)
Director, Media Relations, Olson Engage
George Fiddler Mary Clare Jensen

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

You're Invited: PROPEL Annual Beer Tasting Event at Sisyphus Brewery

PROPEL is excited to invite you to their First Annual Beer Tasting event at Sisyphus Brewery! Come for good company, beer, and food while supporting Jeremiah Program. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door and include your first beer to taste and appetizers. PROPEL unites young professionals in furthering the mission of Jeremiah Program: providing a future full of hope for Jeremiah moms and children.

Wine Tasting with Propel

PROPEL for Jeremiah Program
hosts its 1st Annual Beer Tasting Event!
Must be 21+ to attend.

Individual tickets are $25 and include appetizers and your first beer*
*the first 25 individual ticket registrants will have a beer flight included
Four-pack registration (buy 3, get one 50% off): includes appetizers and first beer for 4 attendees.

Online registration closes at noon the day of the event.
Tickets will be available at the door for $35.

DATE: Tuesday, July 14
TIME:  5:00 - 8:00pm
LOCATION:  Sisyphus Brewing
712 Ontario Ave W. - Minneapolis

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

You're Invited: #NicestDayEver

The Minneapolis Foundation and Nice Ride are teaming up to make June 27 the #NicestDayEver! Join them to help the Twin Cities set a record for the most Nice Ride bike trips ever recorded in a single day. Read on for more details and get ready to get your wheels rolling on Saturday!


When is the nicest day ever? If you want to take one of Nice Ride Minnesota’s green bikes for a spin, the answer is June 27. That’s when The Minneapolis Foundation and Nice Ride will team up to help the Twin Cities set a record for the most Nice Ride bike trips ever recorded in a single day.

Riders 18 and up—including first-time Nice Ride users, bike enthusiasts and seasoned bike commuters—are all welcome at this city-wide celebration of bike sharing and community building, which marks the 100th anniversary of the Foundation’s establishment in June 1915. For every Nice Ride trip taken anywhere in the Twin Cities on June 27, the Foundation will donate $1 to Free Bikes 4 Kidz, a local nonprofit that provides bikes for kids in need across the Twin Cities.

In addition, the Foundation and Nice Ride will provide complimentary helmets and 24-hour Nice Ride passes from 9 a.m. to noon at select stations. Nice Ride staff will be on hand to fit helmets and show first-time users how the bike sharing system works. Bring your friends and enjoy the #NicestDayEver!

In the event of inclement weather, the event may be held on June 28. Check this page for updates during the week of June 22.

Helmets & passes will be provided at these stations:
  • Loring Park Station (North side near Harmon Place)
  • 100 Main St. SE (St. Anthony Main)
  • Theodore Wirth Beach (Glenwood Ave.)
  • Midtown Greenway & 5th Ave. S
  • Lake St. & Knox Ave. S
  • Minneapolis Farmers Market (Border Ave. and 3rd Ave. N)
Locate stations with Nice Ride’s online station map.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

You're Invited: LEAD's Patios with a Purpose

The LEAD Project invites you to enjoy summertime drinks and dining at their upcoming "Patios with a Purpose." The event will feature Give Us Wings and Conservation Conversations, two amazing local nonprofits. Get your tickets to join in on the fun at Fulton Brewery and to enjoy pints and prizes with a purpose!

When you ask? Next Thursday, June 25, at Fulton Brewery in Minneapolis from 5-8 p.m. 

Tickets are currently on sale here for $12 

Your ticket includes a free pint of Fulton beer and two raffle tickets. We're raffling off an excellent set of Twins tickets! 

Ticket prices go up to $15 at the door, so we highly recommend that you take advantage of this limited-time sale and buy tickets in advance!
What else do you need to know?
The LEAD Project · 401 South 1st St. #1319 · Minneapolis, MN 55401 · USA

Monday, June 22, 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

You're Invited | Young Professionals of Minneapolis: "Nail the Interview" Panel Event

The Young Professionals of Minneapolis invite you to their upcoming "Nail the Interview" panel event. The session will focus on the interviewing process and ways for young professionals to maximize their chances in the hiring experience. Register for your seat to hear from panelists from Target Corporation, Olson, Computer Integration Technologies, SPS Commerce, Ecolab, and Principal Financial Group!
YPM's "Nail the Interview!": Hiring/Interviewing Panel...

YPM's "Nail the Interview!": Hiring/Interviewing Panel Event

Young Professionals of Minneapolis

Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)

Have you ever felt like you weren't as prepared as you want to be for an interview?  Would you like the opportunity to ask key decision-makers what they want to hear in when conducting interviews?  Do you want to tell your employers the most important thing they can do to keep you happy?  You're in luck! Check out YPM's next panel event as we aim to discuss issues revolving around the hiring, interviewing, talent development, and talent acquisition topics.  With upper-level decision makers in the human resource, talent acquisition, and recruiting teams for several reputable employers in our community, you'll have the opportunity to do all of that and more! Wine, beer, and appetizers will be complimentary for all attendees. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

You're Invited: Make it. MSP. - Makers Work Session 1

Excited to make Greater MSP the best region to work, live, and play? The Make it. MSP. initiative invites you to join in the effort during their upcoming Makers Work Sessions. The first one will be hosted at the Impact Hub next week - see below for more details and to register!

Make it. MSP. - Makers Work Session 1

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

You're Invited: "Rally Cry" | Fashion

Pollen is partnering with Greater MSP to make MSP the best place to live, work, and thrive. Join them for the upcoming "Rally Cry" series, the first of which is focused on the local fashion micro-community. See below for more details and to RSVP for a seat next to the runway.

Pollen is excited to announce the launch of a new series around talent attraction and retention.
In partnership with Greater MSP"Rally Cry | A Make It. MSP. Conversation" will focus on six specific micro-communities—economic hubs that each face a deep need to better connect and better equip their members for success. Through community conversation, problem solving, and action, Rally Cry will narrow in on how we truly make our region a #1 place to live, work, and succeed.
Why it matters:
By the year 2020, it's estimated that the need for workers in the Twin Cities metro will outpace the projected growth of our workforce. We'll have 100,000 job openings and no one with the right skills to fill them.

2020. That's less than five years from now.
This gap is driven by several factors:
  • A growing achievement gap among people of color
  • A lack of regional brand image to attract young adults
  • Low population growth
  • An aging workforce
These trends and the resulting shortage in MSP's workforce will limit our region's growth and our economic hubs' ability to prosper at home. It's time for us to rally together and make MSP the best place to live, work, and thrive.

Join us at the Minneapolis Club on Wednesday, June 24, from 5:30-8 pm for Rally Cry | Fashion, featuring an expert panel's analysis of the state of the fashion community and a town hall discussion. We will learn from members of the community how they would like to be better supported and how a truly thriving version of the fashion industry could have an enormous long-term impact on our region's overall retention and attraction of the best talent.

The goal is to leave this event full of passion, energy, and—most importantly—tangible ideas for how to make the fashion community thrive.


To truly be a place where new ideas can spark and stay, we have to better support these niche industries and the people who run them.

Innovators who are "up-to-somethingers" and "make-it-happeners" not only succeed in diverse, multi-faceted communities—they depend on it.

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