You’re Invited: Laugh in Peace Tour

Poverty, hunger, and cultural conflicts are grave issues that we have to contend with in our communities. These challenges are to be taken seriously. But just as much as we need critical thinking and compassionate dedication, we also need fun and good humor to be able to sustain ourselves personally and to grow our creativity. … Continue reading

You’re Invited | The Non-Nonprofit: Should Nonprofits Operate More Like Businesses?

As the rise of L3Cs and social enterprises continue, it is clear that doing good is no longer relegated to the nonprofit or social sectors. While lines continue to blur between nonprofits, for-profits, and all the shades of gray between, Ashoka and the Greater Twin Cities United Way are hosting a forum to consider how … Continue reading

Respond to the gift

Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos “To give thanks is to recognize what has come to you…. How does the seed give thanks? It flowers. You take what you have, who you are, and you respond to the gift of that beingness with a course of action that aligns with it. You do what is in … Continue reading

Friday Fun | Guante "Starfish"

Last month, I attended a benefit concert supporting a group working on the issue of massive foreclosures, largely in North Minneapolis neighborhoods. Guante was one of several spoken word artists and talented local musicians to grace the stage that night, performing his piece proclaiming, “I was struck by lightning.” In it, he posits that those … Continue reading

You’re Invited: League of Women Voters of St. Paul Young Professionals event

With new redistricting maps out this week and a bevy of potential constitutional amendments proposed at the state legislature, there’s plenty of politics and policy to be talking about. Find yourself in good company at the League of Women Voters St. Paul‘s first Young Professionals event. Enjoy drinks, free appetizers, and a wonderfully wonky environment … Continue reading

You’re Invited: Connect Open House

Hard hats, market trends in the housing industry, and door prizes. Aeon Connect will bring ’em all together at their Open House next week! Drop in to hear from a green building industry leader, learn about opportunities to engage with Aeon Connect, and take a tour of the new Aeon office site to be completed … Continue reading

You’re Invited | Graze 4 Good: A Fundraiser to Benefit Fourth Generation

As an aspiring foodie who’s been to two of the three restaurants of the chefs featured at the upcoming Fourth Generation’s Graze 4 Good event, I’ve got to say that my tastebuds are tickled! You’re sure to enjoy sound nutrition advice, gain some insight into the local food community, and taste some savory treats while … Continue reading

In the service of that which is right

Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos ‎”But the safety of the world, in some sense, depends on your saying ‘no’ to inhumane ideas. Standing up for one’s own integrity makes you no friends. It is costly. Yet defiance of the mob, in the service of that which is right, is one of the highest expressions of … Continue reading

You’re Invited | Inter-Generational Policy Tour Series: Transportation Policy

Right on the heels of its 60th birthday, the Citizens League will be hosting an interactive inter-generational event! You can witness policy in action (and on tour) by learning about transportation policy and visiting the MnDOT Regional Transportation Management Center site. Space is limited, so reserve your slot today to get your wheels in motion … Continue reading

You’re Invited: Extreme Mind Makeover Edition‏!

“Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words. Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions. Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits. Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character. Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny.” … Continue reading

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