[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] April 2011

Network Announcements You’re Invited: Young Professional Group Best Practice Luncheon Wednesday, May 4 12:00pm – 1:00pm Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities YNPN-TC Nonprofit EDGE: An Evening with Lars Leafblad in the Land of 10,000 Linkages Tuesday, May 10 5:30pm – 7:00pm Goodwill Easter Seals The LEAD Project PhilanthroFair + Board Boot Camp Thursday, May … Continue reading

PhilanthroFair + Board Boot Camp

As the warmer weather arrives, it’s time to once again find yourself amongst the throngs at festivals and fairs. The LEAD Project is hosting another of their one-of-a-kind fairs that aims to connect good people with good causes. Make sure to get your ticket for the Board Boot Camp immediately preceding the upcoming PhilanthroFair at … Continue reading

You’re Invited: Young Professional Group Best Practice Luncheon

The second in a series of free brown bag lunches to discuss nonprofit young professionals groups, you’re invited to the offices of Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities next week for a conversation about best practices for maintaining a YPG and structuring its steering committee. Social hour kicks off at 11:30am, followed by discussion at … Continue reading

YNPN-TC Nonprofit EDGE: An Evening with Lars Leafblad in the Land of 10,000 Linkages

Tickets to the YNPN Twin Cities Nonprofit EDGE workshops have gone like hotcakes, and the latest event in the series is no different. Featuring the founder of Pollen, there’s still time to join the waitlist for An Evening with Lars Leaflbad in the Land of 10,000 Linkages. Sign up today and perhaps you’ll be able … Continue reading

Adjust the sails

Photo Credit: Ron Meinsler “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” -Attributed to Bertha Calloway, Dolly Parton

You’re Invited: Aeon’s Beyond Brick’s & Mortar Breakfast

It’s Aeon‘s 25-year anniversary and you’re invited to their celebratory Beyond Bricks & Mortar breakfast, where you can hear about their good work over the years and learn how you can be a part of their future helping to ensure others have a home. There is no cost to attend, though guests will be invited … Continue reading

You’re Invited: SPARK, The Fundraising Event for Young Professionals

Thanks to Jared Rendell, of the United Way Emerging Leaders Committee, for an invitation to enjoy the State Fair early this year, sort of . . . Their annual fundraiser, SPARK, features a State Fair theme, and now includes great Minnesota drinks and delicious high-calorie foods on a stick! With a great silent auction, a … Continue reading

Social Media Breakfast MSP #35 – Activism

I was pleased to serve on an intriguing panel about nonprofits and social media at a Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis St. Paul (SMBMSP) event a couple of years ago. Since that time, SMBMSP has continued to grow in size and stature as well as in the breadth of topics they cover. Turn your appetites to … Continue reading

Accepting Applications: Orange Crane Asian Pacific American Artist Retreat 2011

The Council on Asian Pacific Americans recently announced that they will be accepting applications for the Orange Crane Asian Pacific American Artist Retreat 2011, which will help support beginning-level emerging Minnesota Artists who wish to develop professional-level skills and perspectives. While my natural talent for artistic endeavors is much more limited than my appreciation for … Continue reading

An overnight success

Image Credit: Jeff Milner “Instead of thinking about where you are, think about where you want to be. It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success.” -Diana Rankin

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