Sunday, April 30, 2017

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] April 2017

[#mnrising Dispatch] April 2017

April showers bring May flowers. Just as the water nurtures what's needed to let life bloom, those of us who joined together for the LOCUS "Embodying Resilience, Empowering Ourselves" workshop earlier this month had a chance to nourish our minds, bodies, and spirits through somatic healing and mindful yoga. In line with this and the springtime rain of late, we offer the poem, "Be Like Water," by Reverend Kendra Ford:

run deep run clear
fill any space to its
own dimensions
respond to the moon, to gravity
change colors with the light
hold your temperature longer
than the surrounding air
take the coast by storm
go under ground
bend light
be the one thing people need, even when they’re fasting
eat boulders, quietly
be a universal solvent

Seeking Young Entrepreneurs

Minnesota Business

From Steve LeBeau, Editor in Chief, Minnesota Business: "As part of Minnesota Business magazine’s continued commitment to young entrepreneurs, we invite entrepreneurs aged 35 and under to fill out the form below with basic information about you and your company. From this database we will choose people/businesses to write about during the year, and we will devote the August 2017 issue to young entrepreneurs. We will give priority to revenue-generating young entrepreneurs. The deadline for inclusion in the August 2017 issue is May 1, 2017." You must be 35 years old or younger as of August 2017. You must be the founder of your company. We recognize that entrepreneurial spirit can be found in many roles, but for our purposes we are only looking for those who have founded a new company. If you have a co-founder that you would like to be recognized as a Young Entrepreneur as well, he or she must fill out a separate form. [Read more.]

Critical Issues Forum: Moving Data into Action

Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce

Cross-sector leaders throughout the MSP region look at a shared dashboard to track competitiveness on key indicators like migration of talent. Curious how we stack up against the top metros across the country? Look to the 2017 Dashboard when it gets published next month. On May 12 you can attend the release breakfast hosted by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce and GREATER MSP. The Regional Indicators Dashboard compares this region’s progress on critical economic, social and environmental measures against other peer cities across the country. This Critical Issues Forum will dive deep into the 2017 Dashboard results. Expect calls to action based on a thorough analysis of the data and announcements about new regional collaborations focused on the Dashboard metrics. [Read more.]

Call for Advisory Board Members

Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT)

Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT) works to advance women’s leadership by developing, educating, connecting and inspiring emerging leaders. LOTT is primarily implemented through a fellowship program designed to develop young women’s potential to lead professionally, personally, and in their communities. The fellowship includes four intensive seminars, mentor pairing, networking, and a community engagement project. Leaders of Today and Tomorrow is sponsored by the Minnesota Women’s Consortium and operates through support of the George Family Foundation and individual donors. Please email a resume and statement of interest to Amanda Varley with LOTT Advisory Board in the subject line. Questions and applications may be emailed to wearelott@gmail.com. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with a deadline of Friday, June 2, 2017. [Read more.]

"Giving It All Away: Doing Well in Business While Doing Good in the World"

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
 
Please join us for a conversation with Bob Forrester, Newman's Own Foundation President and CEO, and Laura Bloomberg, Humphrey School of Public Affairs Associate Dean, on the history of Newman's Own from its founding by Hollywood actor Paul Newman in 1982 through present day. The discussion will include a broad overview of the company's business model including its governance structure, revenues and profits, and how its business and philanthropy interface. Forrester will share the challenges and opportunities associated with the company's unique business model, based on 100% of profits going to charity. This concept was considered by some as doomed to fail from the beginning, but has prevailed and is going strong after 35 years in a competitive industry. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

First (!) Nonprofit Data Meetup 
Wednesday, May 3
5:30pm - 7:00pm (informal; feel free to drop by!)
Groundswell

Divas & Desserts Concert: Prospective
Thursday, May 4
7:30pm
St. Mary's Lake Calhoun Event Center

Redefining Race in the 21st Century: Embracing Multicultural Identities
Women in Public Service
Friday, May 5
9am - Noon
Hamline University

Immigration Law Forum 
Latino Economic Development Center
Friday, May 5
6pm - 7:30pm
East Side Enterprise Center

Minneapolis Community Conversation
Southeast Asian Roundtable
Saturday, May 6
10am - 1pm
Harrison Recreation Center

E4E Minneapolis for Reviving Sisterhood
Eat for Equity Minneapolis
Saturday, May 6
11am - 1:30pm
Public Functionary

FORUM 2017: Forging Trust 
Charities Review Council
Tuesday, May 9
8am - 11:30am
Machine Shop

The Visible City: How people use city space.
TCRG Brown Bag Speaker Series
Wednesday, May 10
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Mind Opener: Teacher due process and seniority-based layoffs
Citizens League
Tuesday, May 16
7:30am – 8:30am
Downtowner Woodfire Grill

Mind the Gap: The Flip Side of the Ballot
Citizens League
Tuesday, May 16
Doors: 5:30pm | Program: 6pm
Minneapolis Event Center

Policy and a Pint®: Talent Within Range - Bridging the Workforce Divide in Greater Minnesota 
Citizens League
Thursday, May 18
Doors: 5:30pm | Program: 6pm
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm, MN

Third Thursday: Hello Summer
MAKE IT. MSP.
Thursday, May 18
6pm - 9pm
Minneapolis Institute of Art

The 5th Annual Black Women's Expo and Job Fair 
Saturday, May 20
11am - 4pm
Concordia University

MN Capitol Pathways - 2nd Annual Celebration
Citizens League
Thursday, June 1
5pm – 8pm
Mount Zion Temple

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

You're Invited: Citizens League Mind Opener - How are police trained and could it be better?

Looking to learn more about policy and approaches in peace-keeping and law enforcement? Join the Citizens League for the upcoming "Mind Opener: How are police trained and could it be better?" to gain insights into current legislative proposals and to explore new ideas for Minnesota.

April 18 Mind Opener: How are police trained and could it be better?

Minnesota was among the first states to set statewide selection and training standards for all peace officers. Most of those standards for basic peace officer training and selection are set out in Minnesota law. There is an effort at the legislature this year to mandate training in de-escalation techniques for every Minnesota officer. For example, as the Star Tribune reports, a bill before the Legislature includes mandatory training in crisis intervention, conflict management and cultural issues for the state’s 10,500 officers.

Is this enough? What other ideas should be tried to be sure we have the best peace officers possible?

Join Nate Gove, executive director of the MN Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (the state police licensing board) and former commander in the Golden Valley Police Department, as we explore this topic.
How are police trained and could it be better?
Tuesday, April 18
7:30 – 8:30 am
(back party room)

Mind Opener events are members-only Citizens League discussions.
Not a member yet, or need to renew?
Join us with a contribution today.
Citizens League Mind Openers are sponsored by
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Minnesota.

Friday, March 31, 2017

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] March 2017

[#mnrising Dispatch] March 2017

Spring's arrival signals an annual period of re-birth and change. In the spirit of new growth and during a time of increasing light, consider ways to help yourself notice and welcome the transition, including mindfulness, movement, and intentional connection. In the midst of Women's History Month, this month's LOCUS and @weare_ywoc WOCI "Speed Mentoring" Happy Hour provided an intimate networking opportunity for established and emerging women leaders to learn from and inspire one another. Check out this edition of the #mnrising Dispatch to discern opportunities for likewise investing in yourself and your community in this season of renewal.

2017-2018 Windcall Residency Program

Windcall Institute

"Sabbaticals for organizers on the frontlines of change" If you're an organizer, you know it takes courage, commitment and risk. We honor you and invite you apply to the Windcall Residency Program to boost your creativity, health and resilience to make systemic change. Windcall is for community and labor organizers working in communities of color and low-income communities. Windcall Residencies are free, three weeks long, and take place in nature rich locations. At Windcall there is no schedule, no demands. At Windcall, you'll be in a cohort with other organizers - mostly people of color and women - with time, space, and suggested practices to allow new ideas and ways of being to arise, reflect on and release the effects of oppression, and transform your sense of purpose. Applications due April 24. [Read more.]


Accepting Applications: RISE Fellowships

New Sector Alliance

We're excited to announce that New Sector is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 RISE Fellowship with a priority deadline of April 17th! We are looking for candidates that are highly-motivated, skilled, early career professionals who are passionate about social impact. If you are or know students or alumni that meet that description, we hope you'll encourage them to apply! The RISE Fellowship is an 11-month professional development program designed for emerging leaders with up to 5 years of professional work experience. New Sector matches Fellows into full-time employment at one of our social impact partner host-sites, while also providing monthly professional development trainings, mentorship, and individual career coaching to support their long-term careers in the social sector. [Read more.]
 

"Run As You Are"

VoteRunLead

We are ready for a new kind of public servant and now is the time for you to jump in! In Part 1 of “Run As You Are”, we will learn from 3 women with non-traditional backgrounds who ran and won. You’ll leave knowing how your work experience, background, and life’s journey make you the right candidate for right now! We will run through a self-assessment so you can better understand the transferable skills you already possess and how to market them in this new political environment. This is a 90 minutes online intensive, part of a three part series. Take one or the experience the full series comprised of Part 1: You Are Perfect for Political Office, Part 2: 90 Day Challenge, and Part 3: Your 2018 Campaign Plan. You will receive login information following registration. Run As You Are. You’re Ready! We’ll prove it! [Read more.]

2017 Nonprofit Leadership Awards

MN Council of Nonprofits
 
Do you know someone who is an incredible leader that deserves some recognition? Nominate them for a Nonprofit Leadership Award by April 20! In 2017, YNPN Twin Cities and the Center for Integrative Leadership (CIL) at the University of Minnesota will join MCN in recognizing nonprofit leaders with three distinct awards: Catalytic Leader (emerging leader), Visionary Leader (mid-career leader), and  Transformational Leader (experienced leader). Nominees in each category should demonstrate the highest level of integrity and dedication, as well as meet several key criteria, including: Dedicated to working in the nonprofit sector; Interested in building organizational, individual and sector leadership; Instill passion in themselves and the people with whom they work; Aware of their role and impact in their organization and the sector. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

The Avant Garde
Saturday, April 1
Doors: 8:00pm
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

MSP Mingle
Make It. MSP.
5:00pm - 6:30pm
U.S. Bank
800 Nicollet Mall, Mpls

4th Annual Conference
Women in Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, April 5
12:30pm - 6pm
Carlson School of Management

Break the Bubble
Wednesday, April 12
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Lakes and Legends

The LEAD Project
Board applicationdeadline: Monday, April 17 at 11:59pm

Consumers Celebration
Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota (CUB)
Tuesday, April 18
5:00pm - 7:15pm
Metro State University

Social Network Analysis
Bagels Beyond Boundaries
Thursday, April 20
8:30am - 9:30am
Humphrey School

20th Anniversary Celebration
Ann Bancroft Foundation
Thursday, April 20
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Minneapolis Event Center

Ending Homelessness Together Benefit
St. Stephen's Minneapolis
Saturday, April 22
7:00pm
UST Law Center Atrium

EDTalks: Voices Rising
Monday, April 24
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Icehouse
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

[Blog Buddies] Noticing now: Musings on mindfulness

It's a pleasure to be back on the YNPN Twin Cities blog with my latest guest post: "Noticing now: Musings on mindfulness." I invite you to take a deep breath, and read on!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] February 2017


[#mnrising Dispatch] February 2017

In the midst of an exceedingly urgent time for action and leadership, we were grateful this month to host a #mnrising + LOCUS event to provide intentional space for reflection, connection, and restoration. The "Identity-Driven Leadership: Action Orientation" event at In Progress offered an opportunity for mixed-race and identity-caucus conversations while sharing a meal, brave space, and powerful stories to inspire action grounded in self-knowledge and current pressing needs. Looking for more chances to build community and take action? Join us for our next gathering on Thursday, March 9 from 6pm - 8pm at Green Spoon Cafe (RSVP so we can save you a seat) and/or consider taking part in any of the events and opportunities identified below or in the sidebar!

WOCI "Speed-Mentoring" Happy Hour

LOCUS + @weare_ywoc

LOCUS and @weare_ywoc are co-hosting a “Speed Mentoring” Happy Hour networking event on Wednesday, March 22 for emerging and established women of color and indigenous women to make connections, share experiences, and advice between one another. The event will kick off with storytelling from an emerging and an established leader sharing about their personal and professional experiences, insights, and journeys. The evening will also include opportunities for 1-on-1 speed-mentoring and small group discussions in effort to create a space of sisterhood and solidarity.Join us on Wednesday, March 22 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm at Urban Growler, the first woman-owned microbrewery in Minnesota, for an evening of relationship-building and building power with women of color and indigenous leaders! [Read more.]

Become the First Saint Paul Youth Poet Laureate

TruArtSpeaks
 
With support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (as part of its Knight Arts Challenge), TruArtSpeaks is excited to announce that submissions are now open for the Saint Paul Youth Poet Laureate Program. The contest is open to youth between the ages of 16 and 24 with a current Saint Paul address and a passion for poetry, community and social change. The contest's winner will be mentored by award-winning poet Danez Smith for one full year, produce a chapbook of original work, and more. Interested youth should submit three pages of written work via this form. Submission deadline is March 31, 2017, at 11:59pm. [Read more.]

Werk It: Showcasing That Hustle

Impact Hub MSP

Join us on March 9 as Impact Hub MSP ushers in a new era of relentless, unapologetic celebration of Minneapolis-St. Paul’s most inspiring entrepreneurs, challengers, makers, and trend-pushers. Werk It: Showcasing That Hustle will feature a runway show of 30 of MSP’s most innovative and inspiring social entrepreneurs in food & health, technology, energy & environment, community building, creativity, and youth services, styled by local artrepreneurs. For one night, Impact Hub MSP invites entrepreneurs and social-do-gooders to put down their coffee, close the laptop, and forget about the ever-growing to-do list. For one night, let’s just celebrate. Celebrate the crazy diverse and unstoppable momentum that is the Minneapolis-St. Paul social enterprise community. [Read more.]


Apply to attend May 17-21, 2017

Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute

The Tri-College NEW (National Education for Women's) Leadership Development Institute is a five-day residential program designed to provide leadership training, inspiration, and support for women who do not already have extensive leadership experience. Participants attend workshops on running for office, public speaking, community organizing, public policy advocacy, and working with the media. Applicants who are interested in politics, leadership, public service, or community service, and have a desire to develop their own leadership skills are encouraged to apply by the March 17 deadline. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Event Scholarships
Bush Foundation
March 1 and 22 application deadlines

Geo:Code 2017
Open Twin Cities and Hennepin County
March 4 - 5
Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central

#BeBoldForChange: A Celebration of International Women’s Day
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, March 8
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Humphrey Forum

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE: Fueling Women Power
SEA Twin Cities
Monday, March 13
11:00am - 4:45pm
UMN Carlson School

Apply to be a Minneapolis Global Shaper!
March 13 application deadline

What Would Justice Look Like? A Community Dialogue
Hamline University
Wednesday, March 15
5:30pm - 9pm
Klas Center

2017 MN Cup Launch Party
Monday, March 20
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Minneapolis Event Centers

GoodMuslimBadMuslim: Resistance and Comedy
Asian American College Excellence Project
Tuesday, March 21
4:30pm - 6:00pm
UMN Anderson Hall

SMBMSP #98: Social Media Case Studies
Friday, March 24
8:00am - 10:00am
514 Studios Event Center

RaiseMN Class of 2017
GiveMN
March 24 at 5pm application deadline

The Forum On Workplace Inclusion
University of St. Thomas
March 28 - 30
Minneapolis Convention Center

Ni Una Menos: The Activists behind the Global Movement against Gender Violence
Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy
Wednesday, March 29
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Humphrey Forum

PhilanthroFair
The LEAD Project
Thursday, March 30
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Aloft Minneapolis

2017 Educator Institute: Transforming Education Through Absent Narratives June 25 - 30
March 31 application deadline
Minnesota Humanities Center
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] January 2017


[#mnrising Dispatch] January 2017

The start of the new year (in both the Gregorian and Lunar calendars) provides an opportunity for a fresh start. Change is rapidly taking place at all levels - nationally, locally, politically, and likely for most of us, personally. There's no better time to consider the ways in which we can align our intentions and actions in effort to shape the spaces and circumstances we seek for ourselves and our neighbors. As always, see below and in the sidebar for opportunities to engage, lead, and mobilize for a more equitable and inclusive Minnesota. Wishing you and yours all the best in the Year of the Rooster!

Identity-Driven Leadership: Action Orientation

#mnrising + LOCUS

Committed to equity and community change and curious how you can best contribute? Feel like you know a million things you could be doing but not quite sure which key things you should be doing? Seeking a chance to reflect and refine your plan of action, grounded in self-knowledge and social needs? Join Minnesota Rising and LOCUS for "Identity-Driven Leadership: Action Orientation" on Thursday, February 23 from 6pm - 8:30pm at In Progress.Gather with other emerging leaders, spending time together across cultures and within racial affinity groups, to break bread, build community, and outline personal plans of action for bringing about change you are uniquely equipped and personally driven to contribute. [Read more.]

2017 Networking Lunches

MN Council of Nonprofits
 
Are you interested in learning more about the latest trends in certain areas of the nonprofit sector? Hoping to connect with others in your same field? The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is thrilled to announce an exciting line-up of FREE networking lunch offerings for 2017. With informal discussions focusing on communications, human resources, fundraising, and financial management, these lunch series are designed to help you share in the collective knowledge of your peers in the sector and move your work—and your nonprofit's mission—forward. Each brown bag lunch will revolve around a featured topic, and participants are encouraged to bring questions, examples and insights related to that topic. In addition to the featured discussion, each session will include time to network and ask questions. [Read more.]

 

Make It. MSP.

Are you new to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area? Join us as we roll out the Welcome Hat. MSP HELLO is a new project of the Make It. MSP. initiative designed to help newcomers onboard and connect to great people and resources here in Minneapolis-Saint Paul. On February 7, you'll learn about all kinds of surprising local innovations. Celebrate Minnesota inventors and entrepreneurs, check out displays of locally-made products, and learn about exciting activities happening in the startup community. Best of all, you'll get to experience it while meeting and greeting other new residents and local groups. (And did we mention the free winter hat?) [Read more.]

My Token Friend's Launch Party | Galentine's Day celebration

My Token Friend Podcast

Join us for My Token Friend's launch party and Galentine's Day celebration, 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Urban Growler Brewery: A day to empower, inspire, and acquire new friendships. Learn more about My Token Friend podcast, and come celebrate your friendships with your girlfriends with us! We are partnering up with Break the Bubble, and Urban Growler Brewery, one of the first woman-owned microbreweries in the Twin Cities. Striving to support women of color, there will be WOC entrepreneurs selling locally-made products in time for Galentine's day. We will also have a live interview with changemaker, community organizer, and activist Bo Thao-Urabe as our special guest of the night. All are welcome. Enjoy music by DJ Miss Brit and come party with us! [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Developing Your Organization's Culture
Insights & Trends 2016-2017
Friday, February 3
9:00am - 12:00pm
Hamline University

Seeking proposals for MN Council of Nonprofits Fundraising and Annual Conferences
Submission Deadline: 8am on Monday, February 6

Board Representation Leadership Training for People of Color
CURA Neighborhood Organizing and Leadership Program
Thursday, February 9
6:30pm - 8:30pm
CURA

EDTalks: Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls
AchieveMpls and Citizens League
Monday, February 13
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Icehouse

MINN Networking Happy Hour
Minnesota International NGOs Network
Wednesday, February 15
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Du Nord Craft Spirits

Women of Color in STEM: Hidden Figures Yesterday and Today
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Thursday, February 16
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Humphrey Forum

3rd Annual Flip the Script! Youth Writing & Performance Conference
TruArtSpeaks
Sunday, February 19
11:00am - 5:00pm
The Loft Literary Center

Werk It: Showcasing That Hustle
Impact Hub MSP
Thursday, March 9
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Muse Event Center

Social Enterprise: Fueling Women Power
SEA Twin Cities
Monday, March 13
11:00am - 4:45pm
UMN Carlson School

 
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