Thursday, April 30, 2020

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] April 2020

[#mnrising Dispatch] April 2020

Per Governor Walz’s press conference this afternoon, we have at least two more weeks of the stay-at-home order to help stem the tide of COVID-19. Minnesotans are finding numerous ways to help manage through this unprecedented time, including volunteering their time and resources, producing face masks, making contributions to individuals and organizations experiencing economic hardship, engaging in mutual aid, participating in birthday parades, supporting local businesses, and more. Upcoming opportunities for taking action to support one another and remind ourselves of our resilience and agency include donating during #GiveAtHomeMN from May 1 - 8, applying to serve on the Ramsey County Racial Equity & Community Engagement Community Advisory Committee, attending a free Hollaback! Bystander Intervention Training to stop anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment during this pandemic, and supporting Black-owned businesses and nonprofits in the Twin Cities, among other events and activities highlighted in this month's Dispatch. Stay safe out there and take good care of yourselves and each other!

Give At Home MN

GiveMN is partnering with the Office of Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan, as well as nonprofits and schools across Minnesota, to hold #GiveAtHomeMN May 1-8! #GiveAtHomeMN will be a celebration of generosity and call to give back to the causes you care about most. It’s a weeklong online fundraiser at to support nonprofits and schools all across Minnesota. Just as Minnesotans come together each year during Give to the Max Day, #GiveAtHomeMN is about the power of our collective generosity and how it can make a difference during this unprecedented time. [Donate now.]

2020 Request for Proposals

YNPN Twin Cities is requesting proposals for presentations, seminars, or workshops that advance, emphasize, and promote inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility within the nonprofit sector. Four applications will be selected and provided a $250 honorarium for turning their application into a reality as a program for YNPN-TC members. Applicants must be able to conduct their program before the end of 2020. The YNPN-TC board of directors will accept applications before Sunday, May 31st at 11:59pm. [Apply online.]


Nine months, endless potential. The FINNOVATION Fellowship program supports and empowers social entrepreneurs who have bold ideas for sustainable, systems-level change. The FINN Fellowship program develops leadership capacity and builds entrepreneurial skills in early stage founders. Supported by the Bush Foundation, its goal is to empower social enterprise leaders in Minnesota and beyond through an immersive nine-month program. Fellowship applications are open now through May 15th! [Apply online.]

Humphrey Policy Fellows

The Policy Fellows program is one of the country’s most respected public affairs leadership experiences for emerging and mid-career professionals. The nine-month program is unmatched in its interaction with public officials, leadership training, diversity of participants and perspectives, and opportunity to undertake important projects that benefit the wider community. Fellows from the Twin Cities area and across greater Minnesota come together as a cohort once a month and travel together to Washington, DC, for a multi-day study trip. The application deadline for the 2020–21 cohort is Monday, June 1, 2020 at 11:59pm. [Learn more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Minneapolis City-wide call with Business/Employee Community
Office of Mayor Frey
Friday, May 1
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Call

Mind Opener: Early Childhood Education
Citizens League
Friday, May 1
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Zoom Webinar

2020 Celebration

Friday, May 1
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Facebook Live

Mindful Monday PowerYoga
General Assembly
Monday, May 4
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Minneapolis Livestream

Policy Fellows Program Application Webinar
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, May 5
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Zoom Webinar

Equity Briefs: Innovating in Times of Change
Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, May 6
8:30am - 9:30am
Free Webinar

Inclusive Leadership in a Virtual World
The Forum on Workplace Inclusion
Thursday, May 7
11:00am - 12:00pm
Zoom Webinar

Scaling Vote at Home Processes for Safe & Secure Elections with Amber McReynolds
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, May 5
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Zoom Webinar

The Cultural Jambalaya Diversity Awards
2020 Diversity Awards - Call for Nominations
Submissions due May 10
Award presentation on September 24

Online Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing
Saturday, May 16
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Workplace 2020: An Intersection of Diversity & Politics
The Forum on Workplace Inclusion
Thursday, May 21
11:00am - 12:00pm
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] March 2020

[#mnrising Dispatch] March 2020

We sprang forward for Daylight Savings Time in Minnesota into an unprecedented era as our international community now contends with COVID-19 on the global scale. Our most significant civic duty during these next few weeks, per Governor Walz's Executive Order, is to #StayHomeMN to help #FlattenTheCurve and shore up critical health and hospital system resources for those most vulnerable among us. While we're asked to physically distance, we can stay socially connected and prioritize self- and community-care in the midst of rapid and profound changes to life as we have known it. Let's support artists, nonprofits, small businesses, essential workers, children, elders, and marginalized community members during this critical time, recognizing that viruses don't discriminate and neither should we, so that we can emerge from this challenge having learned how resilient, creative, resourceful, and powerful we can be, together.

April 1 is Census Day 2020

Counting Every Minnesotan — Census Day is April 1, 2020: Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau works to count every person in the United States, including everyone living in Minnesota. The resulting count will guide the distribution of billions of dollars to Minnesota’s communities, determine political representation for the next decade, and provide data that shapes how Minnesota’s policymakers and business leaders decide to invest public and private resources. The 2020 Census is happening now. You can respond online, by phone, or by mail to help ensure a complete count of our Minnesota communities. [Learn more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Virtual Program Info Session: MN Cup & Finnovation Fellows
Wednesday, April 1
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Zoom AMA

Are You OK?: a virtual gathering
Pollen Midwest
Thursdays, April 2 - 30
2:00pm - 3:00pm

2020 Making Our Voices Effective for Equity (MOVEE) Summer Program
Deadline: Friday, April 3 at 5:00pm CST

Countering Xenophobia and Anti-Asian Discrimination During COVID-19
Friday, April 10
10:30am - 11:30am

2020 Nonprofit Finance & Sustainability Virtual Conference
Propel Nonprofits
MN Council of Nonprofits
Thursdays, April 14 & 21
9:15am - 3:30pm

2-Day Launch Camp
April 17 - 18

The Art of the Alt Tag
WeCo's Accessibility Team
Thursday, April 30
12:00pm - 12:30pm
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Saturday, February 29, 2020

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] February 2020

[#mnrising Dispatch] February 2020

February 29 reminds us this Leap Year is one filled with unique days and events that will impact each of us and our communities for the long-term. 2020 marks the Decennial United States Census and Presidential Election, and as we transition from honoring Black History Month into recognizing Women’s History Month, it’s clear that all of our intersectional histories compromise U.S. history and should inform our shared future.

To that end, learn more about preparing for a complete count of our communities, including Census Day on April 1. Make sure you vote early or have your plan in place to make your voice heard in Minnesota’s Presidential Primary Election on Tuesday, March 3. And celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 in any number of places locally.

Happy Leap Day, and may it inspire you to make your mark in those most unique and important of years!

2020 Atlantic Council Millennium Fellowship

The Atlantic Council is now accepting applications until March 15 for the 2020 class of its Millennium Fellowship. The fellowship is open to young leaders (ages 25-35) from every country and all sectors. The fellowship is a two-year, part-time program requiring three weeks of in-person activities supplemented with virtual convenings and distance learning, executive coaching, and optional events that take place around the world and throughout the year. The Atlantic Council covers all expenses for these activities. Fellows join a global network of exceptional peers, have unparalleled opportunities to meet world leaders, go behind the headlines to explore global challenges up-close, and lead the debate on issues that will shape the 21st century. [Read more.]

Accepting Applications: Minneapolis Global Shapers

Are you (or is someone you know) a young leader who wants to amplify their involvement in the Greater MSP community? The Minneapolis Global Shapers are looking for new members! Born out of the World Economic Forum, the Global Shapers Community is a network of young people working together to address local, regional and global challenges. With more than 8,500 members, the Global Shapers Community spans 400 city-based hubs in over 150 countries, and believes in a world where young people are central to solution building, policy-making and lasting change. [Apply by March 9.]

Apply by March 16: 2020 NEW Leadership Development Institute

NEW Leadership™ Northern Lights has held an annual NEW Leadership™ Development Institute since 2004. These intensive five-day residential institutes provide leadership training, inspiration and support for women in the upper Midwest. NEW Leadership Development Institute accepts applications from college and community women, age 18 and over, who reside in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Each year approximately 40 community and college women are invited to participate. Each NEW Leadership™ cohort includes women from diverse ideological, socioeconomic, ethnic, racial and educational backgrounds. Applicants do not have to be college students or involved in formal political roles. [Learn more.]

FeMNist Day 2020: Night Market, Showcase, Workshops

FeMNist Day is back and better than ever! In its third year, the event is headed east to St. Paul, with a showcase and workshops at The Coven's new St. Paul location and a night market at the Palace Theatre. Attendees will enjoy more workshops and mentor sessions, more vendors, and more ways to give back to womxn doing business in the Twin Cities. It's all going down Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th. FeMNist Day is all about inclusion, which means using an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female,” and welcoming trans women, genderqueer, and non-binary people. [Learn more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

EDTalks: Reimagining Youth Spaces
Monday, March 2
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Twin Cities Impact Investing Ecosystem Quarterly Event
Tuesday, March 3
11:30am - 1:30pm

Community Cooks Nights
Appetite For Change
Starting Wednesday, March 4
5pm - 7:30pm

F***Up Nights Twin Cities
Thursday, March 5
6pm - 8pm
WeWork North Loop

ImagineAct! 2020
Thursday, March 5
6:00pm - 9:00pm
St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church

2020 Muslim Women’s Leadership Conference
Saturday, March 7
7:30am - 5:00pm
Doubletree by Hilton

Bright Futures, Vital Communities
Greater Minnesota Nonprofit Summit
Tuesday, March 10
8:00am - 4:30pm
Marshall, MN

Homeless Day on the Hill
Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless
Wednesday, March 11
8:00am - 3:00pm
MN State Capitol

ConnectUP! MN Summit
March 12-14
Metropolitan State University

Skills a la Carte Sessions
Impact Hub MSP
March 16-28

Moving Up: Writing The New Talent Story for MSP
Thursday, March 19
7:30am - 9:30am
Allianz Field

Everyday Leaders: Insights into Wilder’s Community Leadership Programs
Thursday, March 19
11:00am - 1:00pm
Wilder Center Auditorium

Women in NAAAP (WIN! MN) Launch Party
NAAAP Minnesota
Thursday, March 19
5:30pm - 8:00pm
1200 South Washington Ave #270

From Pain to Power: Healing Historical Traumas
YWCA Minneapolis
Thursday, March 19
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church

This Doesn’t Make Census! Navigating the 2020 Census
Tuesday, March 24
6:00pm - 8:00pm
YWCA Midtown
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Friday, January 31, 2020

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] January 2020

[#mnrising Dispatch] January 2020

Happy new calendar year, new decade, and new Lunar New Year! In late January, we welcomed the Year of the Metal Rat, which shows promise to be a strong, prosperous, and auspicious year for almost all Chinese zodiac signs. Xīn Nián Kuài Lè! Chúc Mừng Năm Mới!

A fresh start and opportunities for action abound at the individual, organizational, and systems levels in the coming weeks. Individuals seeking youth employment and career training options can apply to MIGIZI's Indigenous Pathways program, the City of Minneapolis' STEP-Up internship program, and the City of Saint Paul's Right Track internship program. Nonprofit innovators can consider the Greater Twin Cities United Way's Community Impact Accelerator, which is seeking proposals for community innovation for a chance to win up to $75,000. And the Center for Economic Inclusion seeks your partnership to make meaningful, measurable progress in local efforts to close racial wealth gaps in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region, starting with attending the upcoming Equity Data Forum on February 13.

As we wrap up the cloudiest January in Minnesota on the record books for several decades, here's hoping we see sunshine and big steps into what's rising next for you in the weeks ahead!

For the Love of Mu

Join Theater Mu as we celebrate the stories we share and the space we provide to grow and connect. We give a toast to a new year of making memories together. Funds raised from this event will go towards the creation of the performances and programs from the heart of the Asian American experience. So, for the love of Mu, join in for a night of fun that includes: Special performance of PEERLESS; Live musical performances by Artistic Director Lily Tung Crystal, Eric Crystal, Francesca and Isabella Dawis; Delicious drinks from Indigo Street Drinks; Lots of bubbly champagne and sweet desserts; Raffle prizes and mystery grab bags filled with fun Mu merch! Learn more and purchase tickets online. [Read more.]

Leaders of Today and Tomorrow

Since 2009, LOTT has provided a fellowship program to inspire womxn leaders to instill community, connection and authenticity at no cost to them. We know that investing in womxn who may not have professional development opportunities supports their career and leadership trajectory, making our community a better place. We are excited to launch the next cohort of fellows in March! This year's program will run from March - June and will offer a revamped curriculum including: new age professionalism, identity driven leadership, teamwork and working across difference, ethics, health and self-care, networking, and goal setting for personal and professional development. [Apply online to be a 2020 Fellow or Mentor.]

2020-2021 Minneapolis Handbook of the Streets

Hot off the presses, a fresh edition of the Minneapolis Handbook of the Streets has landed! Just like the first edition of the Handbook of the Streets that St. Stephen's Human Services published in 1989, the 2020-2021 Minneapolis edition has a yellow cover. Copies of the 2020-2021 edition of the Minneapolis Handbook of the Streets or the 2019-2020 edition of the St. Paul Handbook of the Streets may be ordered online. People in need may stop by the St. Stephen's Welcome Center during open hours (8:30am – 4:00pm, Monday-Friday) to obtain a copy. [Learn more.]

YWCA Minneapolis Racial Justice Facilitator Program

The YWCA Minneapolis provides free racial justice facilitator training. Through the indigenous tradition of circle dialogue, facilitators gain experience and confidence navigating through difficult conversations about race and the effects of racism. After completing the three-part training program, you will be prepared to facilitate YWCA workshops, community conversations and the yearly It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race™ event. The time commitment consists of 7.5 hours spread over three 2.5-hour sessions with a single cohort, or group of facilitators. The training is FREE. New trained Racial Justice Facilitators are expected to commit to facilitating on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the annual It's Time to Talk™ event. [Learn more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

2020 Community Connections Conference: We count.
City of Minneapolis
Saturday, February 1
8:00am - 4:00pm
Minneapolis Convention Center

It's Time to Talk: Forums on Race 2020 - No Racial Justice Without Voter Justice
YWCA Mankato
Wednesday, February 5
9:00am - 12:00pm
Mankato Civic Center

Lunar New Year Networking Celebration
Wednesday, February 5
5:30pm - 8:30pm
HOMI Office

Frozen River Film Festival
February 5 - 9
Winona, MN

2020 State of the School Address and Staff Outstanding Service Awards
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Thursday, February 6
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cowles Auditorium

Annual Power of Partnerships: Putting Results into Action
Program in Health Disparities Research
Monday, February 10
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Midpointe Event Center

Pollen Live
Tuesday, February 11
7:30am - 10:30am

Coffee & Conversations with WeMN + The Riveter
Tuesday, February 11
8:30am - 9:30am
The Riveter

A Conversation with Changemakers: Advancing Women in Their Careers
Minnesota High Tech Association
Tuesday, February 11
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Metropolitan Ballroom

Caucuses, Primaries, Elections - Oh My!
YWCA Minneapolis
Thursday, February 20
6:00pm - 8:00pm

2020 Women in Entrepreneurship Conference
MN Cup
Friday, February 28
10:30am - 3:00pm
Carlson School of Management

Healing Through Knowledge & Action ~ 2020 Youth Conference
Violence Free Minnesota and Casa de Esperanza
Saturday, February 29
9:15am - 4:00pm
University of Saint Thomas School of Law

HERbeat: Taiko Women ALL-STARS
TaikoArts Midwest
Saturday, February 29
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