Blog Buddies | Conversations that Count: Appreciative inquiry and cascading conversations

I was honored to be invited to guest post again for the YNPN-Twin Cities blog and used the opportunity to share about the motivations behind the Minnesota Rising Cascading Conversations Tour. Check it out and please feel free to share any comments on the post page or below. Join the conversation! Conversations that Count: Appreciative … Continue reading

You’re Invited: Give 4 Good with Fourth Generation

Fourth Generation is giving for good and they’re inviting you to learn just how. Join them and the incredible food-focused organizations they’re supporting this year at Give 4 Good at Hell’s Kitchen. No doubt you’ll leave with nutrition for your brain and a great taste in your mouth! Monday, June 11thHell’s Kitchen6:00-8:00 p.m. We’ve pooled … Continue reading

Recap: Happy 3rd birthday, Minnesota Rising!

Thanks to all those who came out to Sweeney’s Saloon last week to celebrate Minnesota Rising’s 3rd Birthday (and Minnesota’s 154th)! Entitled, “A Celebration of Collaboration,” we were delighted to partner with the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Twin Cities, Gustavus Young Alumni, and Fourth Generation, representing a variety of sectors that help to make the … Continue reading

How the light gets in

Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos“Ring the bells that still can ring  Forget your perfect offering.  There is a crack in everything,  That’s how the light gets in.”  -Leonard Cohen

Accepting Applications: Characters Literary Magazine

An announcement recently came my way from Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog about a new literary magazine featuring fiction, nonfiction, and photography about and by the nonprofit sector. Called Characters, they are currently soliciting submissions from changemakers who have worked or volunteered for a good cause. With as abundant of a civic and nonprofit life as we have in … Continue reading

Minnesota Idea Open III: Hip, Hip, Hooray! Vote today!

Thanks to guest blogger, Dyan Hying, for today’s reminder to vote in the Minnesota Idea Open III: Working Together Across Cultures and Faiths! See below for the stories of the five finalists and their ideas in response to the question, “What is your best idea to build bonds and work together across cultures and faiths?” … Continue reading

Reportback: Coralling Conversations Wordle and Presentation

We at Minnesota Rising were honored to be invited to share about the “Our Minnesota” Cascading Conversations Tour at YNPN-TC’s Corralling Conversations: A crash course in facilitation techniques event last month. While other presenters engaged attendees on large group facilitation mechanisms and tips on online community management, we provided background on appreciative inquiry and discussed the art … Continue reading

You’re Invited: TORCH "Drawing Connections" Community Social Responsibility Event

Torch Community invites you to their next Community Social Responsibility Event to draw connections between people and organizations that have a positive impact on our local communities. Join other like-minded young professionals and nonprofit leaders for an evening of mingling, sharing of opportunities for volunteering in the community, and a sure-to-be fun game, to boot! … Continue reading

You’re Invited: Brand Yourself for Leadership

A member of the Minnesota Rising network, Jean Nitchals is a prime example of a leader with personal clarity of purpose as well as a penchant for surfacing and elevating the leadership of others. If you’re not joining us tonight at Minnesota Rising’s 3rd Birthday Party, you should connect with Jean and The White House … Continue reading

You’re Invited: Minnesota Social Innovation Lab

Only waiting list tickets remain, but you’ll want to make sure to sign up for the mailing list for the Minnesota Social Innovation Lab. Tomorrow’s event will be the first, but the intention is for it to spawn improved labs in the future as well as other organic efforts through sparking connections and creative interactions. … Continue reading

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