[#mnrising Dispatch] May 2019
Happy 10 years of Minnesota Rising! It was a decade ago this month that the first blog post went live on onMinnesotaRising.org and the work began to explore this question of how to build relationships, trust, and a shared vision for Minnesota, and develop the collective capacity of the rising generation to impact Minnesota's future. We've been so pleased to host five annual Un/Conferences equipping and connecting emerging Minnesota leaders; the “Our Minnesota” Cascading Conversations Tour; the Collaborative Competence Learning Labs Series focused on failure, imagination, story, and inquiry; multiple IDEA GENERATION events based on ProAction Cafe methodology; the LOCUS network for and by people of color and indigenous (POCI) leaders; a research project in the West Central region of the state entitled Greater Minnesota Rising; and so many more convenings and initiatives. We thank and celebrate with you, our network of 1000+ members and partners, for joining in this work of continuing to ask ourselves and our generation the critical questions that guide our actions individually and collectively. Cheers to 10 years more!
2019 ConnectUP! MN Summit
With 250 attendees, ConnectUP! MN Summit is the premier ecosystem event in Minnesota that convenes investors, entrepreneurs from underestimated communities (womxn, people of color, LGBTQ+, etc.), and entrepreneur community stakeholders (philanthropists, incubators, etc.) and offers action-oriented content and collaborative networking to bridge the 180 degrees of separation between entrepreneurs from underestimated communities and local investors. ConnectUP! MN Summit also serves as connective tissue across the disjointed entrepreneur ecosystem (includes investors, banks/CDFIs, philanthropy, incubators, nonprofits, academia, faith institutions & entrepreneurs); and fill gaps highlighted in SISG’s State of the Work Report. [Read more.]
Seeking LOTT Advisory Board Members
The Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT) is actively recruiting board members. LOTT ignites women to lead with confidence. When women lead with confidence, their leadership will build stronger, more equitable communities that will transform the world. LOTT wants you to help us live out this mission. Leaders of Today and Tomorrow is an entirely volunteer-run initiative. The LOTT Advisory Board oversees and plans all components of the fellowship and alumni/networking events bringing together women leaders throughout Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area. Learn more and apply by June 2! [Read more.]
Apply for Generation Listen Council
MPR's Generation Listen is seeking diverse perspectives to help shape the future of Minnesota Public Radio. As a Generation Listen Advisory Council Member, you’ll be invited to engage with MPR content creators and staff and assist in planning and hosting MPR events that highlight our community’s most pressing issues. You’ll join a blended network of young Minnesotans who share your passion for public radio, important conversations, and inspiration to impact the next generation of listeners—your voice will contribute to a community of engaged listeners and big thinkers. Application is due by Friday, June 21, 2019 at 5pm. You may submit your written application online or if you prefer, you may submit a video to email@example.com. [Read more.]
2019 Facing Race Awards
Nominations are open for the 2019 Facing Race Awards! Recognize the adults and youth in your community who are working to promote racial equity and anti-racism efforts in Minnesota by nominating them for a Facing Race Award. The Facing Race Awards are part of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations' commitment to equity and offer the chance to recognize community members who are courageously transforming our region and state. Two individuals will be selected and recognized on September 19 at the public award ceremony. Each award recipient will receive a $15,000 grant to direct to the nonprofit of their choice. Nominations will be open until June 7 at 3 p.m. [Read more.]
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