[Recommended Reading] 6 surprising trends about Minnesota’s millennials

Minnesota’s Millennials are on the rise, and Minnesota Compass has all the details. In their Buzzfeed-esque report below, find “6 surprising trends about Minnesota’s Millennials!” 6 surprising trends about Minnesota’s millennials by Craig Helmstetter and Jane Tigan, Compass Project The millennial generation (currently age 14-33), also known as generation Y or the echo boomers, has … Continue reading

[Recommended Reading] After stepping down at St. Scholastica, Jay Newcomb ready to volunteer

I’m proud to have had the opportunity to be taught and mentored during my undergraduate studies by Jay Newcomb. Having recently retired as the Director of Service-Learning at The College of Saint Scholastica, the Duluth News Tribune profile below demonstrates perfectly Jay’s intentional approach to life and community work. Read on to learn about Jay’s … 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

[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

[Recommended Reading] The Real Monuments Men

<!– .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { font-size: 12pt; font-family:Calibri } We recognize the anniversary of United States’ independence today by sharing an article from Parade Magazine highlighting the best-selling book and movie release earlier this year of the Monuments Men. Read on for an interview with the author and a history lesson … Continue reading

#bushCON Recap: Be on purpose

Inspired by yesterday’s #bushCON event, “Our Minnesota” Cascading Conversations Tour  Advance Team Co-Coordinator, Taylor Vollmer, shares his insights and learning from a day meant to equip, inspire, and connect. Read more below and consider joining the Minnesota Rising Cascading Conversations Tour to continue the conversation this summer! Walking away from the inaugural bushCONNECT event, a single … Continue reading

Minnesota now: Millennials, leadership, and the information economy

                             Diane Tran is founder of Minnesota Rising, project manager at Grassroots Solutions, and current board chair of the Citizens League. Eriks Dunens is the Alumni Program and Cohort Coordinator for Leadership and Civic Engagement programs at University of Minnesota Extension. Ever … Continue reading

[Recommended Reading] With support from Bush Foundation, Pollen and OTA networks merge

If you’re reading the news sources for the civically-minded and -engaged, you’ve likely already heard the news about the merger of OTA and Pollen. Sharing the same birth year as Minnesota Rising, these two networks are jointly poised to expand opportunities for civic-minded and creative individuals across the region supported by the Bush Foundation: Minnesota, … Continue reading

2013 Un/Conference Sponsor Spotlight: Wilder Foundation

The Minnesota Rising 2013 Un/Conference: Cultivating Capacity for Collective Leadership was held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 10:00AM – 4:30PM at DLR Group offices in Minneapolis, MN. Hosted by and for emerging leaders, the Un/Conference engaged emerging leaders across Minnesota in an energizing day of innovative learning and dialogue, skill-building, and network-building with their peers! Minnesota … Continue reading

2013 Un/Conference Breakout Blog: Reflections from the Generation Now Leadership Visit (Part 2)

The Minnesota Rising 2013 Un/Conference: Cultivating Capacity for Collective Leadership was held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 10:00AM – 4:30PM at DLR Group offices in Minneapolis, MN. Hosted by and for emerging leaders, the Un/Conference engaged emerging leaders across Minnesota in an energizing day of innovative learning and dialogue, skill-building, and network-building with their peers! Minnesota … Continue reading

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