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 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!)

Divas & Desserts Concert: Prospective
Thursday, May 4
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
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.
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