Announcing the 4th Annual Power and Possibilities Conference!

I was delighted to attend the 2010 Power and Possibilities Leadership Conference at St. Catherine University last year and shared the nuggets I walked away with in a blog post focused on “balancing all of our selves”. In its fourth year, Power and Possibilities, a leadership conference for influential women and women of color, promises … Continue reading

The 2011 Annual Saint Paul Sidewalk Poetry Contest

With temperatures warm enough lately to begin melting snow, we Minnesotans are reminded that underneath all of the ice, we find grass and sidewalks! To celebrate the coming of spring and the baring of our concrete walkways, the City of St. Paul announces their 2011 Annual Saint Paul Sidewalk Poetry Contest! The 2011 Annual Saint … Continue reading

Report Roll: What Does the Next Generation of American Leaders Think?

Thanks to Katie Eukel for the heads up about the February 2011 Brookings Institution report entitled, “D.C.’s New Guard: What Does the Next Generation of American Leaders Think?“(PDF) The study contends that as Millennials come of age, entering and advancing in the workforce and the electorate, they will have a political, economic, and social impact … Continue reading

Artificial Urgency

Photo Credit: Notapennyformythoughts “The world seduces us with an artificial urgency that requires us to respond without listening to what is most deeply true. In Sabbath time, we cultivate a sense of eternity where we truly rest, and feel how all things can wait, and turn them gently in the hand until we feel their … Continue reading

Accepting Applications: Social Entrepreneur’s Cup

Presented by Social Venture Partners Minnesota, The Minneapolis Foundation, and the Minnesota Cup, the purpose of the Social Entrepreneur’s Cup is to seek out, support, and promote Minnesota’s most innovative and effective social entrepreneurs and the organizations that they lead. The winner will be determined by audience votes at EPCON: The Engaged Philanthropy Conference in … Continue reading

TC Rotaract Happy Hour Benefit for Youth Farm and Market Project

Despite the white we’ve been seeing of late, it’s officially spring in Minnesota, and the growing season is just around the corner! The Youth Farm and Market Project, which provides year-round youth development programming for over 500 youths ages 9-18, utilizes experiential education and training, urban agriculture, gardens, and greenhouses to build youth leadership through … Continue reading

Who’s in charge?

Photo Credit: HealthMatters I attended a conference late last year regarding the controversial issue of antibiotics use in industrial animal farming. This contentious issue boasts stakeholders ranging from animal veterinarians, human doctors, everyday consumers, state health boards, the U.S. Congress, and more. A wide variety of opinions and self-interests were present in the room, but … Continue reading

UMN: Unleash Your Inner Awesome!

You won’t get credit for it, but the University of Minnesota’s College of Continuing Education is offering a cool series entitled, “Unleash Your Inner Awesome!” to provide tips and tools for professional development and networking. Every fourth Thursday of the month for the next three months, you’ll find school in session at Spill the Wine … Continue reading

Ripe for right

Photo Credit: Trekaroo Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts and persistent work of those willing to be co-workers with God, and without this hard word time itself becomes an ally of the forces of social stagnation. We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the … Continue reading

Got the Write Stuff? Be a Minnesota Rising Guest Blogger!

Got something to say? Well, we’ve got a place where you can say it. Here! If you’ve got some new idea, initiative, or want to tell the world a little bit about yourself, Minnesota Rising invites you to submit a guest blog post! You can highlight your business or nonprofit or share about a really … Continue reading

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