2010 Reinventing Minnesota — Minnesota Community Pride Competition!

Showcase Your Minnesota Community Pride This Summer! Co-sponsored by the Minnesota State Fair, MinnPost.com, and Minnesota Rural Partners, Inc (MRP), the “2010 Reinventing Minnesota — Minnesota Community Pride Competition” opened for nominations June 1, 2010, and winners will be announced and cash awards distributed August 29 at the Minnesota State Fair. The contest is part … Continue reading

LWV-MN Introduces Smart Chick Happy Hour!

The League of Women Voters Minnesota introduces Smart Chick Happy Hour! RSVP online and drop in for some happy hour treats, the latest in Minnesota politics, and a chance to meet some smart chicks. See below for more details: We buy the wings. You buy the drinks. We’ll all talk politics! The Legislature may have … Continue reading

American Express NGen Fellows: Minnesota Connections!

I took a cursory glance through this year’s honorees for the 2010 American Express NGen Fellows Program and was delighted to find I knew a number of the Fellows. In fact, two of them live in Minnesota and another one has been here twice in the past year! MacArthur and I presented at the same … Continue reading

Works Progress: Help Wanted + Storefront for Ideas

Works Progress is a network of creative collaborators based in the Twin Cities. Per their website, they “design multi-disciplinary events, programs and exhibits that inspire, inform and connect—fostering new relationships that cross creative and cultural boundaries.” Among myriad other projects and efforts, they are responsible for Give and Take, Salon Saloon, and the West Bank … Continue reading

LEAD’s PhilanthroFair- Nonprofits, Rooftop Sunshine, & Drinks!‏

PhilanthroFair6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Come out to Seven’s rooftop to meet nonprofits that are looking for people like you! All nonprofits have skill-based volunteer opportunities/board of director/advisory board openings. This a great way to learn how to get involved and meet other like-minded young professionals while soaking up some rays on a fantastic downtown … Continue reading

Ashoka’s Change Your City Campaign: Twin Cities!

I was honored to be interviewed for this Ashoka United States video as part of their “Change Your City” initiative. The Twin Cities are a pilot metropolitan area for this innovative campaign and there will be more to come in future months about this exciting work! Here’s the video that local Minneapolis firm, Haberman, put … Continue reading

2010 Greater Twin Cities United Way Leadership Speaker Series

You’re invited, by the United Way Emerging Leaders, to join the Greater Twin Cities United Way for the first installment of their 2010 Leadership Speaker Series! An expert panel including representatives from Wilder Research, Women Venture, Rebuild Resources, and the United Way will explore how nonprofits affect business and the role they play in regenerating … Continue reading

Giving Back and Getting More: How Community Engagement Advances Your Professional Career

Giving Back and Getting More: How Community Engagement Advances Your Professional Career Join NAAAP-MN to learn about how giving back in the community helps professionals to receive much more personally and professionally. In 2009, Minnesota was bestowed the title of, “Most Civically Engaged State,” by the National Conference on Citizenship, and the Twin Cities earned … Continue reading

A Whole New World: Happy Birthday, Sara!

It’s my dear friend’s birthday today. This postis in honor of our friendship and her love for pandas.Happy birthday, Sara! “Each friend represents a world in us,a world possibly not born until they arrive,and it is only by this meeting that a newworld is born.” -Anais Nin Photo © Jessie Cohen/Smithsonian’s National ZooTai Shan at … Continue reading

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