The best place

“My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” –Oprah Winfrey PARALLEL || POSTS In proportion To where Time well spent

February 8 Ashoka Twin Cities Solutions Forum

As part of the Change Your City initiative, Ashoka Twin Cities is highlighting another set of changemakers at the February 8 Solutions Forum. If you weren’t able to attend the last forum or find the projects described below particularly compelling, read on for more details about the event and registration. To get a better sense … Continue reading

Minnesota African American Heritage 2011 Calendar Unveiling

We know that knowledge of the existence of a civic tradition helps to foster civic engagement, so I love the idea of the Minnesota African American Heritage Calendar, which helps to annually tell the story of 12 outstanding individual citizens and demonstrates the value and honor we rightly bestow upon those who take action to … Continue reading

Accepting Applications: 2011 Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) Fellowship

A proud alumna of the Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP), I want to urge eligible students to apply for this fantastic fellowship opportunity by the February 1, 2011 deadline. The IIPP program is especially effective due to its thoughtful and comprehensive curriculum, the network of high-profile staff and successful Fellows, and their world-changing work … Continue reading

YNPN-TC Nonprofit EDGE Series: Getting in the Door and Getting the Job

YNPN-TC is kicking off 2011 with a Speed Networking event at Mai Village tomorrow night! No RSVP is required, but it’s anticipated there’ll be great turnout, so bring your business cards and get ready to get to know some stellar folks! For those who need more advance notice about opportunities for advancing your career and … Continue reading

In proportion

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” –Anais Nin PARALLEL || POSTS To where Time well spent Daily resolution

From LEAD with Love: A Benefit for Children’s HeartLink

The LEAD Project has just announced its first charitable event of 2011, entitled, “From LEAD with Love: A Benefit for Children’s HeartLink.” Not only can your Valentine’s Day weekend plans include great food and an open bar, your dollars can show some love for Children’s HeartLink, too! The event flyer follows and you can learn … Continue reading

Celebration 31: Minnesota Women’s Consortium "Honoring Women’s Dreams"

The Minnesota Women’s Consortium celebrates 31 years this January! Join the celebration, and help us to honor the member groups being awarded for exceptional achievement in honoring women’s dreams. Learn more about the five dreams below in the equali-tree, register to attend with a friend or two or a table full, and get ready to … Continue reading

Minnesota Valley Humane Society Liquidation Sale

The economic downturn has proven difficult for a wide range of nonprofit organizations, including those that serve animals. Sadly, the Minnesota Valley Humane Society is closing its doors this month, after 30 years of service to south metro area. In a challenging time for the organization and the animals and families it serves, please consider … Continue reading

Nicaragua en fotos

Nothing like a little selva and surf to boost up the Vitamin D counts during the long, dark Minnesota winter! Nicaragua’s Ometepe Island, capital city Managua, and colonial town of Granada provided some gran vistas y memorias during my holiday break. See below for some of signs, squares, and sights encountered during the viaje! Photo … Continue reading

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