Thanks again to all the sponsors, Network Partners, planning team, volunteers, and attendees of the Minnesota Rising 2013 Un/Conference. Let's keep building the network for what's next!

Final Follow-Up

Thanks again for connecting with us through the  Minnesota Rising 2013 Un/Conference: Cultivating Capacity for Collective Leadership! Whether it was your first interaction with Minnesota Rising or your 19th, we hope it won't be your last. To help make the memories last, please check out and tag yourself in our Facebook album from the day as well as Jon Reynolds' snazzy event photos!

To make new memories and forge a path forward for Minnesota's future, join Minnesota Rising for a planning conversation and kick-off to 2014. Let us know to save you a seat at minnesotarising[at]gmail[dot]com!

Minnesota Rising 2014 Groupthink & Goals Gathering
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
5:30PM to 7:30PM 
Grassroots Solutions
Large Conference Room

Un/Conference Content Curation

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! See below for some of the content curated from the talented thinkers, doers, and presenters in the room that day.

10:00am [Open Space] Un/Learning
Jenny Hegland
Find this session harvest online

10:00am [Open Space] Seizing Opportunity
Fai O’Brien
Check out the session notes online.

11:00am Community Consulting: Bringing the Power of Consulting to Resource Poor Communities
Eric Sannerud
See this session presentation online.

11:00am Lazy, Entitled, and Vain – How to Work Through Generational Bias (And get your career off the ground!)
Alex Tsatsoulis
Flip through this session presentation online

12:00pm Lucky Number Twenty-Something: Navigating Organizational Culture as a Freshman Colleague
Ernest Comer III
See this session presentation online.

12:00pm Low Cost/No Cost Cool Spatial Analysis/Mapping Tools
Nahila Ahsan
Find this session presentation online and a list of mapping, data, and research tools, too!

Keep an eye on the Minnesota Rising blog and the 2013 Un/Conference Content Curation page for more follow-up materials in the weeks ahead!

"Charting Your Individual Giving Plan + Budget"

You give. Is it enough? Is it to the right organizations? How do you know?!
Join us on December 10th from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at The Minneapolis Foundation for a discussion on how to think strategically about making philanthropy meaningful – and feasible – for you. Attendees walk through a series of exercises to prioritize their giving and move from being reactive to proactive – regardless of how much you have to give.  This will be one part presentation and two parts participation, so come ready to engage, discuss and reflect. You will leave with tools to design a giving plan that matches your values and your budget. This event  is being offered as a special benefit for Fourth Generation members and supporters who give $100 or more.  Please make your gift
 here or here.

Tuesday, December 10th
8:00 - 9:30 am
Breakfast Included
800 IDS Center | 80 South 8th Street | Minneapolis

Thank you to our valued partner
 Gray Plant Mooty for sponsoring this workshop.   


Fourth Generation

Fourth Generation is an experiential giving program for young professionals. Members work together throughout the year to learn about a critical issue, identify promising efforts to address it, and pool their donations to make a bigger impact than they could alone. Members hone their teamwork, analytical, and leadership skills as they:

  • LEARN about community issues, local nonprofits, smart giving, and grantmaking
  • SHARE their ideas, talents, and experiences to make a difference
  • CONNECT with local leaders and other civic-minded professionals
  • GIVE with other members for greater impact

For more information on joining please visit

Walk to End Hunger with Catholic Charities Thanksgiving Day!

Join 2013 Un/Conference sponsor, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis' team in walking to end hunger on Thanksgiving Day. Catholic Charities will be at the Walk to End Hunger Thanksgiving AM and would love to have more walkers! This is a great cause and a fun way to work off your turkey before you eat it! 

Registration begins at 7am on Thanksgiving morning and ends at 9:30am. There is an official Walk kick-off at 7:30 am. The crowds will be having fun and fighting hunger all morning from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m., so feel free to join us at whatever timeline that works for your holiday schedule! People can sign up by visiting our team page at:

The Walk to End Hunger was formed as part of the Twin Cities Hunger Initiative, a collaboration of hunger relief partner agencies such as Catholic Charities that have developed a definitive plan to eliminate hunger in the Twin Cities Together, we will make a difference for the 1 in 5 families with children in the Twin Cities that don't know where their next meal is coming from. Contact Julia Jenson with any questions!

Seeking nominations for 2014 Facing Race Ambassador Award!

Do you know someone working tirelessly to end racism? Please nominate him or her for the Facing Race Ambassador Award, given by The Saint Paul Foundation to celebrate and honor the leadership of individuals working toward racial equity.

East Metro award and Minnesota award recipients will each receive $10,000 to direct to a nonprofit or public entity to further racial equity. Nominate online by Dec. 11, 2013.


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