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 2014 Un/Conference.  Let’s give a hand to, and perhaps carrot mob, these fine folks:

Graduate Studies at Augsburg
Degree Programs for Working Adults. Earning a master’s degree requires a commitment of your time, energy, and financial resources, but it’s also a step toward increasing your knowledge and skills, advancing your career, and gaining personal fulfillment. Whatever your current career, you will be able to immediately see a change in the way in which you approach your work and those you work with.

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Bush Foundation
At the Bush Foundation we invest in great ideas and the people who power them. We encourage individuals and organizations to think bigger and think differently about what is possible in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geographic area. The Foundation was established in 1953 by 3M executive Archibald Bush and his wife, Edyth. Inspired by the Bushes’ desire to build their community and encourage innovation, the Foundation has made over one billion dollars in grants to thousands of organizations and individuals.


DLR Group
DLR Group
DLR Group’s promise is to elevate the human experience through design.


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Greater Twin Cities United Way Emerging Leaders
United Way Emerging Leaders is a group of early to mid-career professionals committed to making a difference in our community. Members come together to connect with peers, build leadership skills, learn about community issues and how to make a difference. For more information visit gtcuw.org/eleaders


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Hamline School of Business
The Hamline School of Business prepares students for leadership in the government, business and nonprofit sectors. Dedicated to delivering theory to practice education, programs are designed for working adults. Hamline’s graduate programs include the Master in Public Administration, Doctorate in Public Administration, Master in Nonprofit Management and Master of Business Administration. Classes are offered in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and online. Visit our website for information on all of our graduate programs, hamline.edu or email gradprog@hamline.edu.


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Minnesota Community Foundation
Founded in 1949, Minnesota Community Foundation is an innovative leader in philanthropy. Recent creative ventures include GiveMN.org and the Minnesota Idea Open. The Foundation helps Minnesota donors support the causes and communities that matter most to them. The Foundation is an affiliate of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners. Learn more at mncommunityfoundation.org and mnpartners.org.



 Minnesota Private College Council
The Minnesota Private College Council represents 17 outstanding nonprofit higher education institutions that educate people who graduate ready to contribute to our region’s vitality. Our colleges and universities have a sizable impact on the state, awarding about one-third of all the baccalaureate degrees. Our sister organization, the Minnesota Private College Fund, raises scholarship support for students.


New Sector Alliance
Through intensive fellowships New Sector Alliance prepares emerging talent from across the nation for high-impact careers in the social sector.

Niche Solutions, LLC
Bringing Creative Solutions to Your Business
Niche Solutions is a consulting company specializing in corporate strategy to empower teams and individuals to do their best work. We partner with our clients to deliver customized solutions and creative problem solving. With Niche Solutions, there is no fixed model we apply to every client. We create the intersection of strengths-based philosophies, proven creative thinking, and change management processes to help you expand your vision, increase revenue and lead your team and organization to success. This approach is rooted in a combined 28 years of business development, corporate finance, and strategy consulting. The Niche Solutions team offers a wealth of knowledge and decades of experience moving companies forward, both in smaller corporate settings and in the Fortune 500.



The Saint Paul Foundation
Since 1940, thousands of generous individuals committed to the Saint Paul area have made charitable gifts to The Saint Paul Foundation. Today, the Foundation is the state’s largest community foundation. Guided by the legacy of its earliest donors, the Foundation helps donors achieve their charitable giving goals and have long-lasting impact in the community. The Foundation is an affiliate of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners. Learn more at saintpaulfoundation.org and mnpartners.org.


Works Progress
We are a network of creative collaborators. We design multi-disciplinary events, programs and exhibits that inspire, inform and connect—fostering new relationships that cross creative and cultural boundaries.


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