Report Roll: Don’t Call Them ‘Post-Racial’

The Applied Research Center (ARC) released a report earlier this month entitled, “Don’t Call Them ‘Post-Racial’: Millennials’ Attitudes on Race, Racism, and Key Systems in Our Society.” The report finds three key things regarding race and the rising generation in Los Angeles, including: A large majority of millennials assert that race continues to matter. Millennials … Continue reading

Putting Minnesota ahead of ourselves

As the end of Minnesota’s fiscal year (June 30) approaches, a state government shutdown looms. Given the budget stalemate, this Friday may well mean that drivers license processing centers and state parks, among other “nonessential” state services (nevermind tens of thousands of government employees’ jobs), could shut down until an agreement is reached. For more … Continue reading

Minnesota Rising: The quest behind the question

I had the privilege of participating in an Art of Hosting training several months ago, thanks to the Bush Foundation‘s InCommons initiative, and got to put Minnesota Rising to the test as a Pro Action Cafe topic. Through three rounds of questioning and brainstorming (bulleted below) with my fellow AoH’ers, I was able to further … Continue reading

Everything is possible

Photo Credit: Spring Surprise by bosela “When nothing is sure, everything is possible.” -Margaret Drabble

Q&A: MinnPost YPN5Q

MinnPost YPN is working to make it a little easier for us all to get to know each other. With the launch of their YPN5Q weekly Q&A series with talented emerging leaders in Minnesota, we’ll be able to get to know the state’s top young business and civic leaders and creative minds. I’m a firm … Continue reading

Minnesota Idea Open II: Water Issues

These rainy days and rising waters put H2O on the mind. And what timing! Just two days ago, on the Summer Solstice, the Minnesota Idea Open II kicked off with a focus on water issues. Got an idea for how to use $15,000 to effectively educate and engage your community around water issues in Minnesota? … Continue reading

Duluth On The Rise: Ness For Mayor

A proud graduate of The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN, I’m always pleased to hearken back to my time in the north woods and on the shore of the great Lake Superior. I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with several Duluth Mayors over the years, though I’m particularly excited about the current Mayor, … Continue reading

You’re Invited: Strategy for Good Workshop

A huge fan of collaboration and trading resources across the table, I’m excited to see the partnership between the philanthropy sector and the advertising industry in the Twin Cities. With distinct skill sets and a common goal to showcase and invest in our communities, these two forces coming together for good can only mean we’ll … Continue reading

Not pretending

Photo Credit: valerio via stock.xchng “There’s something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk.” –Drew Barrymore

The Bridge: YNPN Twin Cities Monthly e-Newsletter

Have you heard about The Bridge: YNPN Twin Cities Monthly e-Newsletter? Chock full of the latest news for young nonprofiteers in the MSP, upcoming opportunities for learning and development, and some really great writing, you can see the June 2011 issue below. Better yet, you can sign up on the YNPN Twin Cities website to … Continue reading

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