Minnesota Rising is proud to be part of the network of emerging leaders in Minnesota and acknowledges that often the best work comes from efforts conducted in community. As such, we would like to recognize the promotional and programming support of our 2012 Un/Conference Network Partners, highlighted below. Thank you to these and other emerging leader groups, which are helping to cultivate and deepen the civic capacity in our communities!


Aeon Connect
Connect is a group of young professionals in the Twin Cities looking to further Aeon’s vision that everyone has a home.

Ashoka’s Youth Venture
A global community of young changemakers


Citizens League Emerging Leaders
Representing the Citizens League’s fresh, forward-thinking approach to expand and engage its young adult membership, the Emerging Leaders Committee formed in 2008 to create events and opportunities for younger generations.


Emerging Leaders in Giving – United Way of Olmsted County
Emerging Leaders in Giving is a growing network of young professionals who volunteer our time and effort in community and group activities that advance the common good. Emerging Leaders are dedicated to change in themselves and the community.


Engine provides a revolutionary way for talented professionals and nonprofits to work together. Our model enhances the capacity of nonprofits while professionals develop their skills, network and civic engagement.


Fourth Generation
The Fourth Generation Fund came about as an evolution of the long standing partnership between The Minneapolis Foundation and Community Capital Alliance. Community Capital Alliance historically operated as a giving circle for young professionals, and we’re using that model for the Fourth Generation Fund.


Fuel Rochester
To inform, network and connect aspiring community leaders to help make Rochester a better place to live, work and thrive. A community influenced by young people will attract and retain young people.


InCommons supports individuals in solving tough community challenges through online resources and on-the-ground activities


Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT)
The LOTT Fellows Program inspires college-aged and emerging professional women to envision themselves as future leaders. The program is designed to develop young women’s potential to lead professionally, personally, and in their communities.


Minneapolis Rotaract
Minneapolis Rotaract Club is a group of young professionals dedicated to community service, international awareness, and professional development.  Minneapolis Rotaract is a dynamic group of individuals working together to make a positive impact on a local and international level.


Minnesota Jaycees
As a civic organization for young people, the Minnesota Jaycees are developing the next generation of leaders by providing opportunities to stand up and take initiative in their community.


Minnesota Zoo Foundation / AZUL
AZUL is building an inclusive community of young professionals looking to connect with one another through a variety of social events and educational group engagements that will support the mission of the Minnesota Zoo, to connect people, animals, and the natural world.


National Association of Asian American Professionals – Minnesota (NAAAP-MN)
The National Association of Asian American Professionals – Minnesota Chapter (NAAAP-MN) is a non-profit, professional organization that promotes the career advancement and leadership development of Asian American professionals in all fields through networking, respecting Asian multiculturalism and supporting diversity, and community service.

Public Affairs Student Association (PASA)
PASA represents Humphey Institute students on the University of Minnesota Council of Graduate Students (COGS) and on Humphrey School committees and task forces. Members organize social and community service events and support career development initiatives by building relationships with Humphrey School alumni and the Humphrey School Advisory Council.


Propel is an organization of young professionals dedicated to furthering the mission of Jeremiah Program through engagement in volunteer opportunities, social activities and fundraising efforts.


Rock Star Supply Co.
The mission of Rock Star Supply Company (RSS Co.) is to create a community of energetic and proactive volunteers who are committed to engaging at-risk high school students in improving their educational experience.


Students Today Leaders Forever
“Promoting initiative and living with passion…believing one student can make a difference.”


The Scene
The Scene is Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Broadway and performing arts community for young patrons in their 20s and 30s. The Scene is dedicated to cultivating new generations of audiences and arts supporters in Minneapolis by offering an annual membership of $20 that provides several benefits, including specially priced tickets for select Broadway performances, exclusive member-only pricing for events, drink specials at the State, Orpheum, Pantages, and New Century Theatre bars, and more.


Torch Community
Our goal is to connect young professionals with communities that matter  to us.  These types of communities are focused on career development,  diversity and inclusion, social responsibility, and the arts.


Twin Cities Rotaract
Developing high energy, young professionals who strive to make a difference in our community and beyond, in the spirit of growth, optimism and fun.


Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Twin Cities (YNPN-TC)
The Twin Cities chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network is a community of nonprofit staff, volunteers, supporters, and allies: current and future leaders who want to connect with others in the social sector.


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