Scholarships: The charitable donation loans?

Photo: Earth Open Network There are so many reasons why people give. They care a great deal, know a friend who is involved with the cause, are related to someone intimately affected by the issue, want to see their name listed in a annual report, are unable to offer the time to volunteer but can … Continue reading

[Minnesota Rising] May 2010 Update

After an energizing meeting earlier this month, things continue to move along as Minnesota Rising works with local emerging leader organizations to collaborate and develop a collective vision for the common good of Minnesota. Minnesota Emerging Leader Organizations Directory Huge thanks to Trisha Reinwald and YNPN-TC for sharing their document and to Megan Powers for … Continue reading

A Call to Action in Moving Pictures: "10 Tactics for Turning Information into Action!"

In We Make The Road by Walking: Conversations on Education and Social Change, featuring Myles Horton and Paulo Freire, Horton explains, “I decided long before that I wasn’t interested in being good. I was interested in being good for something.” In this same way, education merely for education’s sake is useless. With knowledge comes the … Continue reading

What the world needs now . . .

“The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. … Continue reading

Minnesota Rising Initial Conversation Reportback and Next Steps!

One year after this blog was born and many, many years after I first considered the power of building networks early on in hopes of more effectively tackling our generation’s most pressing challenges, I have an overwhelming sense that the time is now right to come together and move forward. This past Saturday’s conversation was … Continue reading

Call for Applications: The Pew Leadership Year

Having recently played softball with the Pew Environment Group‘s team on the National Mall, I can tell you that these are some very cool and intelligent people – and they’re fun to boot! The Pew Leadership Year sounds like an amazing opportunity to join the Pew Charitable Trust‘s (non-athletic) team and work towards their mission … Continue reading

Mother’s Day Message: When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

When You Thought I Wasn’t Lookingby Mary Rita Schilke Korzan When you thought I wasn’t looking,I saw you hang my first picture on the refrigerator,and I wanted to paint another one. When you thought I wasn’t looking,I saw you feed a stray cat, and I thoughtit was good to be kind to animals. When you … Continue reading

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