10 Best Minnesota Rising Posts of 2010!

From hosting the inaugural Minnesota Rising Un/Conference to engaging 17+ Network Partners to connecting with emerging leaders across the state, it’s been a banner year for Minnesota Rising! Thanks again to all you readers for your support and engagement this year! For your reading pleasure, may I present the Top 10 Minnesota Rising Blog Posts … Continue reading

The Glossary, courtesy of the Minnesota Active Citizenship Initiative

I often use terminology in discussing civic engagement and public work that I worry can be considered jargon. To attempt to remedy this issue and support my future blog posts, I’m sharing a brief, but useful guide from the September/October 2009 Minnesota Journal published by the Citizens League. Find out more about the Minnesota Active … Continue reading

Seeking Volunteers: Headwaters Foundation Social Justice Scavenger Hunt

Trista Harris is a nonprofit rock star and here’s more reason why – the organization she heads is planning a Social Justice Scavenger Hunt. If there are two things in the world that excite me, they are exactly those. Are your feelings mutual? Get in on the fun by joining the call for volunteers. And … Continue reading

Marcel the Shell (with shoes on)

Marcel the Shell has gone viral of late, but that doesn’t make him any less delightful or adorable. Consider this video a holiday treat, and don’t forget that sharing is caring. Enjoy!

The difference between theory and practice

“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.” –Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut PARALLEL || POSTS The gift is nothing without the work. The feeling of being rained upon With flourish

Happy holidays!

Photo Credit: Shepherd Pratt Happy holidays, dear readers! It’s a pleasure to have your company here at Minnesota Rising as we go about ruminating on the great people, good work, and inspiring hope we have for the future of Minnesota! In the spirit of the holiday, I want to send a note of gratitude to … Continue reading

Congratulations 2011 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT) Fellows!

It was a challenging process to narrow down the final cohort for this year from the broad range of talented and passionate applicants, but we are thrilled with the selection and anticipate a banner year for the Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT) Fellows program. The League of Women Voters Minnesota recently announced the 2011 … Continue reading

Accepting Applications: 2011-2012 White House Fellows

My former colleague, Adam Taylor, served as a White House Fellow in 2009-2010. Established by Lyndon B. Johnson to expose talented young professionals to government administration, I anticipate that I will know at least a handful of Fellows during my lifetime. Perhaps you will be one of them? Learn more about the program below or … Continue reading

Small Staff NEW YEARS Bowling Party!

Are you a member of a small staff? Is your office a bit too tiny for its own holiday blowout? Here’s your chance to join up with other small groups of good folks doing great work. This time, though, the objective is fun and festivities! See below for the holiday event invitation and details from … Continue reading

The gift is nothing without the work.

“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work.” –Emile Zola PARALLEL || POSTS The feeling of being rained upon With flourish Let it be still, and it will gradually become clear.

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