[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] November 2012

[#mnrising Dispatch] November 2012 The events of the past few weeks have offered opportunities to focus on the future, through casting ballots at the voting booth, and to appreciate the present times, through a national holiday inviting us to consider just how good we have it. Next month, we hope you’ll join Minnesota Rising as … Continue reading

Reportback: Twin Cities Rotaract Club Cascading Conversations Tour Stop

The Minnesota Rising Cascading Conversations Tour has been making its way to emerging Minnesota leaders and their organizations throughout this past year. Earlier this month, members of Twin Cities Rotaract had a chance to connect one-on-one with each other and share their values and visions for the future of our state and communities. See below … Continue reading

You’re Invited: Integrative Leadership in Rapidly Diversifying Rural Communities

This week’s Center for Integrative Leadership Friday Forum focuses on “Integrative Leadership in Rapidly Diversifying Rural Communities.” Featuring speakers and researchers from the Extension Center for Community Vitality, the conversation will consider the rapid growth of Latino communities across the state of Minnesota and discuss key strategies employed in leadership across sectors and ethnic groups. Register … Continue reading

You’re Invited: Bright Ideas with Omar Ansari

Join Minnesota Public Radio and Omar Ansari, the founder of Surly Brewing Company, in the UBS Forum tonight for some bright ideas. Host Stephen Smith will get the scoop from Ansari about the business of brewing, his recent efforts to successfully change Minnesota law, and of course, Surly beer! Reserve your free seat below. Bright Ideas with … Continue reading

Lighting another

Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos “A candle loses nothing of its light when lighting another.” -Khalil Gibran

You’re Invited | Social Innovation Lab: Vulnerability as a resource for innovation

The Social Innovation Lab is a place for community changemakers to get new thinking, tools, and connections to advance their work. The upcoming Lab will focus on vulnerability as a resource for social innovation. Prior to the event, they’re searching for stories of people leading with vulnerability to build sustainable and inclusive communities. If you’ve … Continue reading


Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos “What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?”-Author Unknown

Accepting Applications: IDEO.org 2013-2014 Fellowships

Are you a problem-solver, design-thinker, or someone who just cares a whole lot? IDEO.org is recruiting for their 2013-2014 Fellowship class and is searching for future leaders and innovators across all sectors to apply. See below to consider how perfect a match you might be for these human-centered thinkers and designers! IDEO.org is a nonprofit … Continue reading

You’re Invited | Free Screening of "University Avenue: One Street, a Thousand Dreams"

As someone who has worked and volunteered for organizations based along University Avenue for over a decade, the upcoming screening of University Avenue: One street, a thousand dreams is profoundly exciting. While I have plenty of memories from up and down the avenue, the stories, people, and activities that this stretch of road has seen … Continue reading

Rising within

Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos “Whatever it is you’re seeking, just like the sun, it’s already rising within you.”  -Jodi Hills

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