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.]