[#mnrising Dispatch] July 2015
Tonight's rare blue moon gives us pause and an opportunity to reflect on the special things July brought: this month, we hosted an ice cream social at Izzy's for our Sounding Board Session focused on being #MinnesotaBrave, started planning for half-day events this fall for LOCUS (on identity-driven leadership) and #mnrising (our next IDEA GENERATION), and facilitated an "Improving Social Inclusion" breakout conversation at the GREATER MSP Makers session. If you'd still like to come out and play with us this summer, we invite you to be hosted in a cascading conversation and/or to join us at our August Sounding Board Session, which in addition to being a potluck dinner, will serve as a focus group to gather insights for our Greater Minnesota Rising project. Thanks for your support and here's hoping you enjoy this special season in the sun!
Last year the Partnerships, in collaboration with the Page family and friends, created the Mary Page Community-University Partnership Fund. The fund honors the memory and continues Mary Page's legacy as a trailblazing leader of RSDP and Greater Minnesota. This summer, the Page Fund is supporting a student who will study how Northwestern Minnesota communities could better retain and attract young professionals. Humphrey School of Public Affairs student Brooke McManigal is working with Minnesota Rising, a group of millennial generation leaders, to outline the region's assets and challenges related to workforce needs and community vitality. [Read more.]
Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships
Native Nation Builders Program
Join the nation-building movement - apply to be a Native Nation Rebuilder! The Native Nation Rebuilders Program brings together Native leaders so they may be instrumental in moving their nations, in cooperation with their elected leadership, toward realization of their tribes' unique goals. The Bush Foundation seeks candidates for a seventh cohort of Rebuilders who will help ensure that elected tribal leaders and the tribes they serve will have a cadre of skilled and courageous individuals dedicated to strengthening their nations. [Read more.]
Nonprofit Board Recruitment Fair
Are you a person of color interested in making an impact in the nonprofit sector by joining a board of directors? Register for the upcoming Board Repair Nonprofit Board Recruitment Fair on August 3rd! The mission of Board Repair is to support underrepresented groups on nonprofit boards and committees in the Twin Cities. More than 100 local nonprofit with board openings will have staff or board members at the event who will meet with attendees for meaningful discussions about joining boards and committees. [Read more.]
Accepting Applications: NLP Cohort
Wilder FoundationOur six-month Neighborhood Leadership Program is an in-depth program for leaders engaged - or planning to engage - in the community. Participants in this program are eager to connect with a diverse learning community to explore community involvement and develop leadership skills to take effective action. This program typically brings together 30 people from a wide diversity of ages, cultural backgrounds, and levels of experience. Participants come from a variety of formal and informal community-based organizations. Volunteer Community Coaches are paired with each NLP participant to share their six-month journey as attentive listeners, sounding boards, and reflective companions. [Read more.]
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