You’re Invited: Keeping Minnesota Great Through Citizen Solutions!

You may recall mention of the three Citizen Solutions forums that took place across Minnesota this summer, bringing together everyday Minnesotans to discuss the budget crisis even as we were in the midst of a government shutdown. Though the shutdown has ended, it’s clear there’s more of a need than ever for all citizens to … Continue reading

Thank you to the Minnesota Rising 2011 Un/Conference Sponsors!

Minnesota Rising is grateful for the sponsorship and support of the amazing community organizations and innovators who, by virtue of their leadership and contributions, are making possible the Minnesota Rising 2011 Un/Conference. Let’s give a hand to, and perhaps carrot mob, these fine folks: .Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota We care for more kids … Continue reading

You’re Invited: “So, How are the Children?”

They say that children are the future. If that’s the case, what does the future hold? The Minnesotan Department of Education and the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans will be jointly hosting a forum this weekend entitled, “So, How are the Children?” to answer just that. The community forum will focus on the hidden educational … Continue reading

You’re Invited: Idealist Grad Fair at U of M

I’m a fan of the UNCF maxim, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” Are you considering the next steps in your academic or professional development? The Idealist Grad Fair is making its way to Minnesota in October and you’re invited to visit with 70+ representatives from nationwide programs as well as learn about … Continue reading

Pay in kind

Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos “One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life.” -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Friday Fun: Architects by Rise Against

I got to see Rise Against and Foo Fighters in concert the other week and my partner suggested on the ride over that Rise Against‘ song, Architects, should be the anthem for Minnesota Rising. What say you? “Architects”Rise Against Are there no fighters left here anymore?Are we the generation we’ve been waiting for?Or are we … Continue reading

You’re Invited: Stand Up, Speak Out: Personal Branding for Change Agents‏

“Who are you and what do you want?” Could you answer this bald-faced question at a networking event? On your website? To yourself? YNPN-TC’s next event – The Insider: Stand Up, Speak Out: Personal Branding for Change Agents‏ – will seek to offer you just the opportunity to reflect on your purpose, clarify a plan … Continue reading

Announcing Minnesota Rising 2011 Un/Conference Keynote Speaker: Laura Zabel

Laura Zabel is the Executive Director of Springboard for the Arts. Based in Saint Paul, MN, Springboard for the Arts is a community and economic development organization for individual artists-serving artists in the Upper Midwest and beyond. Springboard applies the creative process to reframe conversations, develop unconventional partnerships, and devise simple solutions. One of Springboard’s … Continue reading

You’re Invited: Cheetah Development First Annual Benefit

In our increasingly flat world, the global regularly becomes more local. And Angela Eifert is helping to make that happen this month here in Minnesota. She’s working to plan the Cheetah Development First Annual Benefit right down to its QR Code and would welcome you to be there to hear the story of Cheetah Development … Continue reading

You’re Invited: Networking, Capacity Building, and Breakfast with Atlas Corps!

We have a new member of the Minneapolis/St. Paul community thanks to Atlas Corps, and you can welcome him to the Twin Cities at tomorrow morning’s event featuring Networking, Capacity Building, and Breakfast! Atlas Corps Fellows serve at organizations such as Ashoka, CentroNia, Grameen Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, U.S. Peace Corps, and … Continue reading

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