Wednesday, November 30, 2022

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] November 2022


[#mnrising Dispatch] November 2022

This month is marked by seasonal shifts, giving thanks, and recognition of the original and ongoing stewards of this land during Native Heritage Month. Mni Sóta Maḳoce, Minnesota, is home to the Dakota and Ojibwe Peoples and 11 sovereign American Indian nations. This year has been announced as the final ride of the Dakota 38+2 Memorial Ride, marking the end of the annual journey from Lower Brule, SD to Reconciliation Park in Mankato, MN. Consider joining the Dakota Wokiksuye Memorial Ride or Memorial Relay Run, or contributing via GoFundMe to support the horse ride which honors ancestors and spurs reconciliation between the Dakota and Mankato community. #WeAreOnNativeLand

2023 RISE Fellowship Program

The RISE Fellowship brings together the next generation of highly-motivated, mission-driven, early career social sector and community leaders (with approximately five or fewer years of professional experience), who are passionate about social change and advancing equity. During the program, RISE Fellows gain an understanding of how mission-driven, social impact organizations function, develop essential leadership and professional skills, and engage in mentoring relationships and networking. [Learn more.]

2023 Hmong Women Leadership Institute

The Hmong Women Leadership Institute (HWLI) is a program of Hnub Tshiab: Hmong Women Achieving Together. The mission of Hnub Tshiab is to be a catalyst for cultural, social and institutional change to improve the lives of Hmong women. HWLI provides Hmong women with the opportunity to develop their leadership in a supportive, nurturing environment. Participants will learn to use and practice their leadership to create lasting change on a personal, family, organizational, and global level. Online applications are due by 5pm on Friday, January 13, 2023. [Learn more.]

Intersect Community Engaging Art Call

The Intersect announces a Requests for Proposals seeking 1-2 artists (or art teams) to provide community engaging art at 2 locations on and near the new Northloop bike path connection in Minneapolis on the mixed use apartment building. The RFP is seeking artists to design and install art that creates a sense of arrival to the location and area, and for the building to be a canvas for public art. The art installations are to commence and to be completed Spring 2023. Submissions due December 31, 2022 and awards will be notified late winter (January/February 2023). [Read more.]

2023 Young Leaders Regional Vision & Policy Collaboration

The Metropolitan Council is looking to partner with six organizations to invite young people to help shape the 2050 Regional Development Guide (RDG). In 2023, each organization will connect eight to ten leaders, ages 14-22, to collaborate on vision and values for the RDG. Young people will have the opportunity to advise staff and policymakers on long-range housing, regional parks, transportation, and wastewater treatment planning policies. Participating organizations ($10,000) and young leaders ($750) will receive a stipend upon successful completion of the project. Online Declaration of Interest form due December 12. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Resource Fair
Friday, December 1
10:00am – 12:00pm

Where We Come From
Bockley Gallery
Friday, December 2

Neurodiverse Author Reading & Book Release
Cow Tipping Press
Monday, December 5
10:0am – 12:00pm
Northeast Library

Social Enterprise Sips & Stories
Social Enterprise MSP
Tuesday, December 6
8:30am – 10:00am
Wildflyer Coffee

Growing our Gifts: A Post Election Conference on Black Policy Outlook
The Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage
Tuesday, December 6
4:00pm – 7:30pm

The Distinguished Carlson Lecture: An Evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones – Truth, History, and the 1619 Project
Tuesday, December 6
Northrop Auditorium

2022 National African Leadership Conference African Economic Development Solutions (AEDS)
December 8 – 9
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Rhetoric of Hate: Art as Activism
YWCA Minneapolis
Tuesday, December 13
3:00pm – 4:30pm

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Monday, October 31, 2022

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] October 2022

[#mnrising Dispatch] October 2022

Halloween, Dia De Los Muertos, Veterans Day, and the end of Daylight Savings Time this week mark a shift in how we relate to one another, acknowledge those who have come and gone, and how we are in time and space. Election Day and Give to the Max Day 2022 provide us the opportunity to consider how we want to engage with and shape the future. Prepare your vote plan by using the YWCA of Minneapolis simplified voting guide and/or through the Secretary of State's website. Keep Minnesota's storied tradition of high civic engagement strong through participating in #GTMD22 and consider making contributions to the causes and organizations you care deeply about on Thursday, November 17. And during Native American Heritage Month, recognize Minnesota's original inhabitants and the crucial history of this place during the November 9 Dakota 38 documentary screening event. As uplifted in the 100% Campaign video, "A Circle by the River: Ricardo Levins Morales," this is a time that calls for healing in our communities and of the earth.

Voting Guide, Simplified! #Yvote

Election Day 2022 is just a week away! Read the YWCA Minneapolis simplified voter guide to get all the details on how to prep for the polls this year. (See: Register. Research. Vote. Know.) Not registered? Register online, by mail, or at the polls — during early voting or on Election Day! [Read more.]

Why are we trapped in conflict, and how do we get out?

Hateful conflict permeates our politics and, too often, our private lives. It affects our ability to think clearly and consumes our time and energy. Amanda Ripley’s groundbreaking journalism and books are being taken up by citizens and legislators to chart a new way forward. In this conversation with the award-winning Krista Tippett - a collaboration between On Being and the Humphrey School’s Center for the Study of Politics and Governance - they explore why we get trapped in conflicts and how we can break the spiral. | Wednesday, November 2 |12:00pm - 1:30pm. [Register online.]

Give To the Max Day 2022

Give to the Max is a statewide outpouring of support for thousands of nonprofits & schools across Minnesota! #GTMD22 is scheduled for Thursday, November 17, but you don’t have to wait to support the causes that mean the most to you. Early Giving starts November 1, so search to make a gift today! [Learn more.]

American Indian Family Empowerment Program

The Family Empowerment Program is a grant-making project of the Tiwahe Foundation, which awards grants to individuals working to be of service to their community, connected to their culture, and to have their potential realized. Throughout its history, this program has invested in human capital - in the skills, resources, and cultural strengths that American Indian families and individuals possess that allow them to contribute to the cultural and social wellbeing of their community. Grants range from $500 to $2,500, supporting an individual or family in pursuit of professional, educational, or cultural opportunities. [Learn more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Board Basics: Fundraising (Online Training)
Board Repair
Thursday, November 3
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Many Fronts: Veterans' and Community Voices Gathering
MN Humanities Center
Saturday, November 5
9:00am - 10:30am

White Church Truths
MN Council of Churches
Saturday, November 5
9:30am - 3:00pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church

Indigenous Representation Matters
Native Governance Center
Tuesday, November 8
3:00pm - 4:00 pm

Transforming Business Models
Propel Nonprofits
Thursday, November 10
12:00pm - 1:00pm

2022 Re-Imagining Justice Conference
Minnesota Justice Research Center
November 16 - 17

Indigenous Foods Class series- Squash and Maple Syrup Seward Community Co-op
Thursday, November 10
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Learning in Community: Hmong St. Paul
Saturday, November 12
9:00am - 1:00pm

2022 Institute Research Conference
Thursday, November 17
9:30am - 5:00pm
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Introduction to Environmental Justice: Third Thursday Community Lunch & Learn
YWCA Minneapolis
Thursday, November 17
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Raise Our Roots: Lotus Rising
The SEAD Project
Saturday, November 19
6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Friday, September 30, 2022

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] September 2022


[#mnrising Dispatch] September 2022

The start to the school year, the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Fall Equinox, and Rosh Hashanah all mark new beginnings. Transitioning to a different season and to a new year provides an opportunity to ask ourselves what no longer serves and can be left behind. In this shedding and letting go, space is created to allow new rhythms, embodiment, and insights to arrive and become integrated. May it be so. "Because your future isn't bound by your past." Shanah Tovah! 

Entrepreneur-ship 4 Good

Part graduate course, part online accelerator, this program is designed for those who are starting or hoping to start a new mission driven venture. It uses a cohort learning model convening 6-10 people over 9-10 weekly sessions. Each class session is live, online for 2 hours. Based on the content of the lean start-up graduate courses taught by the lead instructor, Terri Barreiro, the series goes deep into all the best practices for an effective social venture business plan. The result for you will be a deep understanding of how to launch or expand your specific business! The 2022 Fall Cohort will run October 19 - December 14, 2022. Applications due October 3. [Learn more.]

LOTT Fellowship Program

If you're looking to ignite your leadership journey or to contribute to a community of women leading with confidence: Become a 2023 LOTT Fellow or Mentor! This free leadership development program challenges emerging professional women in all sectors in the Twin Cities to see their role in furthering women's leadership. The program is designed to develop women's potential to lead professionally, personally, and in their communities. Short applications are due November 2 for Fellows and Mentors. The next cohort will begin in January. [Learn more.]

Code Switch 2022: Virtual Civic Ideathon

On October 15, participate in Code Switch from anywhere! Attendees will hear from civic leaders on how we can shape the future of civil rights and access. Code Switch is a civic ideathon in which community members work on data and technology projects to create positive change. Techies AND non-techies are welcome — entrepreneurs, artists, educators, developers, business professionals, and concerned residents. Projects can use coding, data, storytelling, and more! Ideas and solutions can be proposed by anybody (yes, anybody). You don’t need a detailed plan, only a desire for change. This year’s theme is Revisioning Access, Advocating for Our Rights. [Read more.]

New Angle Fellows

New Angle Fellows is a 7-month fellowship that supports underrepresented and emerging documentary filmmakers who are creating their own work and hoping to get to the next step in their filmmaking journey. This cohort of six members will get the opportunity to learn skills and knowledge from more advanced filmmakers and gain support from one another. Fellows also receive a $3000 stipend to support them in producing their documentary. Applications due October 3rd, 2022. [Read more.]
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News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!
Addressing Labor Market Limitations on Minnesota Workers’ Economic SuccessFederal Reserve Bank of MinneapolisMonday, October 38:30am - 1:00pmTruth, Equity, & Justice: How We Make Our Way Forward (Again) Together Conference Thursday, October 69:00am - 4:00pmMondale Dialogues: How to Strengthen American DemocracyThursday, October 612:00pm - 1:00pm Learning in Community: LGBTQ+ History in Downtown MinneapolisSaturday, October 81:00pm - 4:00pmCircle of GenerosityTiwahe FoundationMonday, October 104:00pm - 8:00pm2022 MINN SummitThursday, October 138:30am - 4:30pmHumphrey School of Public Affairs2022 Annual ConferenceMinnesota Council of NonprofitsOctober 13 - 14  Saint Paul RiverCentre2nd Annual Mid-Autumn Film NightThe SEAD ProjectFriday, October 145:00pm20th Annual It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race™Featuring Angela DavisTuesday, October 1812:15pm - 1:45pmThinking Spatially Symposium: Indigenous MappingFriday, October 219:00am - 12:00pmMinneWiADS 2022: Women in Analytics & Data Science ConferenceMonday, October 248:30am - 5:00pm Science Museum of Minnesota50 Over 50 CelebrationOctober 25, 20224:00pm - 6:30pm Quincy HallSunsetting Your Nonprofit with GraceWednesday, October 1912:00pm - 1:00pmTaste of AsiaSunday, October 2311:00am - 7:00pmUnion Depot
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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] August 2022


[#mnrising Dispatch] August 2022

The Great Minnesota Get Together is an annual reminder that the summer months are drawing to a close and the transition to the start of the academic calendar year is upon us. Seasonal changes parallel the shift in seasons of life for so many of us. Changes that are taking place right now. Changes that are newly emerging within us. Read on in this month's Dispatch for opportunities to support and shape how you can invest in your leadership, your entrepreneurial endeavors, and more! 

“Celebrate each season, for you too, are transformed with the turns of the earth.”
-Arthur Dobrin

2023 Bush Fellowship

Do you have a vision to impact your community in a big way? The Bush Fellowship is an investment in you, so that you can make a difference in your community. The Fellowship is a flexible grant of up to $100,000 to help you strengthen and develop your leadership. As a Fellow, you define your own vision and create a unique Fellowship plan to learn the skills and build the relationships that will help you make your vision a reality. Applications will be accepted for the 2023 Bush Fellowship from September 1 through September 29, 2022 at noon Central Time. [Read more.]

New Leaders Council

Are you a new kind of leader? New Leaders Council develops, connects, and uplifts inclusive, cross-sector leaders who transform our country through social and political change rooted in equity. While programming serves leaders across all identities, NLC uplifts and centers Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, women, LGBTQI+ folx, and leaders who hold identities that have not been traditionally invested in. In their Institute, Fellows are challenged to break down silos and understand interconnected systems. Apply to the 2023 NLC Institute by September 12, 2022! [Learn more.]


Twin Cities Startup Week (TCSW) is a weeklong, immersive festival featuring thought leaders from Minnesota and beyond. Through 200+ events covering all facets of business — from tech to arts and culture — the event connects innovators, corporate leaders, and the startup curious. TCSW is the place to explore Minnesota innovation, celebrate startups in the local ecosystem, and be inspired to start your own endeavor. Twin Cities Startup Week 2022 features a full week of entrepreneurially focused, community-driven programming. The five tracks of TCSW 2022 are: Spotlight, Funding, Growth, Product, and Culture. [Read more.]

2022 Community Design Workshop Minneapolis

How can design help further your organization’s vision? HGA is hosting their7th Annual Design Workshop, free of charge, for nonprofit organizations serving Minnesotans, on October 14, 2022. This event will provide an opportunity for community groups to meet with a team of design professionals matched to their organization’s specific needs. The workshop will help groups co-create solutions for impact to achieve actionable results for their projects. Project Proposal Submission Deadline: September 2, 2022. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

The Legacy of 9/11: Four Perspectives
Minnesota Humanities Center
Thursday, September 8
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Abolition as a Framework: Third Thursday Community Lunch & Learn
YWCA Minneapolis
Thursday, September 15
12:00pm - 1:00pm

9th Annual City of Minneapolis Trans Equity Summit: Building Trans Power
Friday, September 16
10:00am - 7:00pm
Minneapolis College

2022 Asian Minnesotan Leadership Summit: Creating Community Constellations
Saturday, September 17
8:00am - 5:00pm
Humphrey School

MinnesoThai Street Food Festival
September 17 - 18
St. Louis Park West End

TEDxMinneapolis 2022 | Finding Our Way Through
Saturday, September 24
4:00pm - 10:00pm 
Keg and Case Market

50th Celebration Gala: Building a Masterpiece
Kids n Kinship
Sunday, September 25
5:00 - 7:30pm
Brackett's Crossing Country Club

Community of Practice Kickoff (Virtual Event)
Board Repair
Tuesday, September 27
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Citizens League Annual Community Gathering
Wednesday, September 28
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Lake Monster Brewing


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Sunday, July 31, 2022

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] July 2022


[#mnrising Dispatch] July 2022

Every 10 years, states redraw the boundaries of their congressional districts to ensure equal elected representation based on new population counts from the census. Minnesotans will soon be able to use their voices and votes with the newly redrawn districts. This year, the Minnesota Primary Election takes place Tuesday, August 9. You can check your registration status to vote early or register same day at the polls on Election Day. Learn more about voting in the upcoming elections on the Minnesota Secretary of State's website and help keep Minnesota's voter turnout highest in the nation!

Leadership Longevity Fellowship

The Leadership Longevity Fellowship (LLF) will bring together 12 mission-driven professionals across the United States for an innovative new leadership development program focused on career and life design, mental health and wellness, and creating a supportive community of peers. This program uses a lens of longevity because they know that in order for you to do work that changes the world, you need support that helps you build lifelong skills and sustain your energy in order to continue impacting the communities you serve. Apply by September 1. [Read more.]

BETA Cohort Program

The BETA Cohort is a 5-month program designed to give you tools to help make your businesses more successful. This program is of no cost to you. The 5-month experience includes 3 months of programming and training (including the BETA Showcase), and 2 months of time with your peers to apply what you've learned. Once companies successfully complete the cohort, they will be invited to participate in future Bridge and Backers events. Fall 2022 Cohort programming will be primarily in-person events. [Learn more.]

Goff Public Pro Bono Services

Since 2020, Goff Public has made a dedicated effort to donate staff time and expertise to organizations engaged in important work to address racial disparities in our community. These projects are part of a comprehensive Goff Public commitment to donate at least 5% of pre-tax earnings annually to nonprofit organizations through donations, pro bono services and employee volunteer time. Goff Public is now seeking to support a new round of Minnesota-based nonprofits working to achieve racial equity within our community. Organizations that are interested in pro bono services can apply by August 31.  [Learn more.]

Race Forward 2-Day

YWCA Minneapolis is excited to announce their 2022 race weekend, Race Forward 2-Day! Through these events, they will race forward to advance the mission of YWCA Minneapolis to eliminate racism and empower women. Registration is available for the August 13 5K Run/Walk for people of all ages, genders and abilities at 8:00am. Gender and racial disparities in sports participation, health outcomes and physical well-being are endemic in our culture. The stated goal is to create a safe and welcoming space for individuals of all abilities to participate in physical challenges that also challenge the status quo. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!
Youth Leadership SummitMDH and Masonic Cancer CenterThursday, August 48:00am - 4:00pmMcNamara Alumni CenterSharing Our Board Wisdom: Lessons Learned and Big Ah-hasBoard RepairThursday, August 44:00pm - 6:00pmCowchella 2022!Thursday, August 44:30pm – 8:00pmSpringboard for the ArtsA Conversation with Congressman Tom EmmerMonday, August 812:00pm - 1:00pmZoomEducator Workshop: Black Freedom StrugglesWednesday, August 109:00am - 3:30pmMinnesota Humanities Event CenterRacial Equity and CSR: Strategies for Small and Mid-sized BusinessesWednesday, August 1011:30am - 1:00pmFinnovation LabMember Meet Up!YNPN Twin CitiesWednesday, August 104:30pm - 6:30pmSociable Cider WerksA Better Path to Achieving Public SafetyThursday, August 1111:30am - 1:00pmZoom or Cowles AuditoriumClimate Action Together, with Minnesota Center of Book ArtsWednesday, August 103:00 - 6:00pmHumphrey School of Public AffairsRochester Night MarketMayo Civic PlazaSaturdays, August 13 and 274:00pm - 10:00pmIndiaFest 2022Saturday, August 1311:00am - 9:00pmMN State Capitol 
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