[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] July 2014

[#mnrising Dispatch] July 2014 Cheers were in order at this month’s Minnesota Rising Cascading Conversations Tour 2014 Advance Team Ice Cream Social: Minnesota Rising was featured in the most recent edition of Initiative Quarterly and planning has begun in earnest for the 2014 Un/Conference. While we urge you to take every opportunity to bask in the sunshine, … Continue reading

Accepting Applications: Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellows

After a successful launch to the MCF Philanthropy Fellowship, the recently re-named program is currently accepting applications for Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellows. Seeking to engage new ideas and perspectives to strengthen the field, the fellowship prepares applicants from underrepresented communities for careers in philanthropy. Learn more at an informational webinar later this week and consider … Continue reading

You’re Invited: Expo 2023 July Speaker Series Event

There’s a hearty crew of Minnesotans working to make our state the host of the 2023 World’s Fair! Join them at their July Speaker Series event to learn more about their efforts, their upcoming crowdfunding campaign, and how you can help bring the world to Minnesota in 2023! Greetings Expo 2023 Friends,A quick reminder this … Continue reading

Tomorrow came

Copyright: andiz / 123RF Stock Photo“Despite the overwhelming odds, tomorrow came.” -Rise Against

You’re Invited: Urban Oasis Food Fest

Next month, the Forever Saint Paul Challenge’s winning idea will launch, and you’re invited for a taste of the fun! Join your neighbors at the Urban Oasis Food Fest, a free community food festival. The event features a tomato-canning demonstration, sample treats from East Side food vendors, and delicious menu ideas! Urban Oasis Food Fest … Continue reading

You’re Invited: Citizen League Emerging Civic Leaders Committee Meeting

Have you saved your seat on the bus yet? Less than one week remains to reserve your spot on the 2014 Generation Now Leadership Visit to Fargo, ND from September 10-12! Once you confirm your registration, be sure to put the upcoming Citizens League Emerging Civic Leaders Committee meeting on your calendar, too. More details on … Continue reading

[Recommended Reading] Joe Kahne: "Should Graduation Speakers Talk About Improving the World?"

A 2004 Citizen Scholar at the Institute for Civic Leadership (ICL) at Mills College, I have long been grateful for Joe Kahne’s founding vision for the ICL and his continued national leadership in the realm of civic and community engagement. His blog post, “Should Graduation Speakers Talk About Improving the World?” during the height of … Continue reading

You’re Invited: Breakfast with The Shannon Institute

The James P. Shannon Leadership Institute is a structured, challenging and supportive opportunity for personal and professional renewal for experienced leaders of philanthropic, civic and community service organizations. As the program itself seeks to be renewed through a strategic planning process, they invite your input and ideas on how it could better serve the needs … Continue reading

Take the lead

Copyright: atlantisfoto / 123RF Stock Photo  “The only way to follow your path is to take the lead.”  -Joe Peterson

[Recommended Reading] IQ Magazine | Generation Next: The Millennials

I was pleased to be interviewed for the most recent issue of Initiative Quarterly for their “Generation Next: The Millennials” piece, and incredibly impressed by the Millennials represented in the article. Read on for more about who and how Millennials are making a difference in Greater Minnesota! IQ Magazine Franz Vancura: “I came to the conclusion that … Continue reading

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