Friday, June 30, 2017

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] June 2017

[#mnrising Dispatch] June 2017

Minnesota Rising celebrated 8 years since our founding last month. While a lot has changed in our state and communities over that time, what remains true is that there is an abundance of opportunities for leadership development, relationship-building, and taking action to impact and increase equity. And, that those things are all needed now more than ever. Read on for current and upcoming opportunities to connect with, engage in, and celebrate community in this month's Dispatch!

Change Network Minnesota

Bush Foundation

Change Networks are unique learning experiences for people who want to build the skills and connections that will help them become more effective leaders. They are cohort-style programs, so participants will also gain new allies who can support their work during the program and beyond. The initial Change Network offerings are designed for people who want to improve their ability to lead change in a more equitable and inclusive manner. Change Network | Minnesota is led by a collaboration between Cultural Wellness Center and Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. All programs will run from Fall 2017 to Summer 2018. Deadline to apply: July 21, 2017. [Read more.]

Facing Race 2017 Awards

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations are seeking nominations for two awards to be given to two individuals or organizations working to eliminate racism and its effects. The awards will be presented on September 18 at the Foundations' event Facing Race: Changing the Narrative. The awards are part of the Foundations' commitment to equity and offer the chance to recognize community members who are courageously transforming our region and state. We invite you to submit a nomination in support of an adult or youth who is helping to promote racial equity. New this year, we will also be considering nominations for organizations that are doing work to eliminate racism and promote equity. Nominations will be open until July 7. [Read more.]

Neighborhood Leadership Program

Wilder Foundation

If you live, volunteer or work in a Saint Paul neighborhood, and want to connect with others who make a difference in their community, then this opportunity is for you! Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, NLP is an in-depth program bringing together diverse leaders from across the community to develop skills and promote effective action. Program runs September 19, 2017 – March 14, 2018 Session Topics Include: • Understanding Your Leadership Style • Intercultural Communication & Conflict Fluency • Navigating Systems • Organizing for Effective Action • Using Community History to Inform Your Current Work. Applications are due Friday, August 4th by 5pm. [Read more.]

2017 Board Recruitment Fair

Board Repair
Are you a person of color curious about joining a nonprofit organization board of directors in the Twin Cities? We are delighted to have you attend the third annual Board Recruitment Fair for people of color on August 21, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Come for the whole time or just a bit. By registering in advance, we will have materials including a name tag, contact info labels, and tip sheets prepared for you. At the fair, you will meet staff and board members from the organizations, and decide if you are interested in continuing the conversation to see if it's a good fit – no pressure to decide on the spot. Organizations will be clustered by type – you won't have to visit all of them! Please feel free to come with friends! [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Dragon Festival
July 8-9 2017
10am - 5pm
Lake Phalen Park

Engaged Learning Series: Creating a Culture of Community Engagement
Nexus Community Partners
Wednesday, July 12
9am - 11am
Neighborhood House

Seeking 2017 IDEA Summit Breakout Session Proposals
Minnesota International NGOs Network
Session proposals due July 14

Twin Cities World Refugee Day
Sunday, July 16
1pm - 5pm
Loring Park

Secondhand Hounds Yappy Hour 
The LEAD Project
Wednesday, July 26
5pm - 8pm
Modist Brewing Company

Young Professionals Open House
Minneapolis Urban League Auxiliary
Thursday, July 27
6pm - 8pm
Minneapolis Urban League

Seeking 2017-2018 Youth Advisory Board Applicants
Applications due July 24

2017 Board Recruitment Fair
Board Repair
Monday, August 21
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Courtyard Marriott
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