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Pollen Vol 19 - Lars Leafblad - KeyStone Search

Pollen Vol 19 - Lars Leafblad - KeyStone Search

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Pollen vol 19September 24, 2010Curated by Lars LeafbladPrincipal, KeyStone SearchPollenites,Welcome to Pollen volume 19!For those of you just joining us…a quick recap of just what Pollen is…“Pollen is a community comprised of civic-minded connectors who share ideas, career and civicengagement opportunities and peer-to-peer recognition to create positive impact and personal andprofessional growth for its members.”There are currently
subscribers to this Pollen e-newsletter and
members of the PollenLinkedIn group. Join us on LinkedIn here: (http://www.bit.ly/Pollen-LinkedIn) Subscribe to the e-newsletterby emailing Lars Leafblad at larsl-at-keystonesearch.com.Before we begin our regularly scheduled programming, we’d like to ask for your participation in a quick“Pollen Poll”, remind you of a very special offer from the Citizens League (http://www.citizensleague.org)(courtesy of Scott and Sarah Burns), and note that 86 Pollenites have taken up this offer to become newmembers of the Citizens League.
Pollen Poll # 5 – Taking Pollen’s pulse on the MN Governor’s Race
Please take a minute to share your anonymous feedback regarding the 2010 MN Governor’s Race byparticipating in a 2-question poll about the election. All votes will be tallied and shared in the next issue ofPollen.Access the Pollen Poll via the secure web link below:
Free One-Year Memberships to the Citizens League
The Citizens League invites any member of the Pollen community who is not yet a member of theCitizens League to join for one year at no cost – a $25 value! To join, please fill out the simple form athttp://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pollenite.Citizens League members network with other engaged citizensand civic and business leaders via reduced admission to select Citizens League events; create thoughtfulpublic policy by participating in citizen-based, multi-partisan initiatives; receive weekly noticesaboutspecial events and ways to get involved; and stay informed on key public policy issues through asubscription to the Minnesota Journal.
This opportunity was made possible by a donation to the Citizens League from Pollenites Scott and Sarah Burns. Thank you Scott and Sarah!! 
 EVENTS:The Soap Factory’s “$99 Sale” is September 24
and 25
Full details: http://www.soapfactory.org/99about.php
(via Megan Leafblad)
 Hope Rocks 2010 featuring Everclear and benefitting Faith’s Lodge is September 25
Full details can be found here: http://hoperocks.faithslodge.org/ See who else is attending here:http://faithslodge.capriogroup.com/zotixhr/ticketform1.asp (via Angie Andresen, Kristin Pardue, MarkLacek)
Surge is going National with our Chicago launch on September 25th
Opening event will be held at the Primitive Art Gallery in the West Loop of downtown Chicago. Wealready have a significant Minneapolis representation attending this event - and would welcome moresupport. For more information: www.SurgeforWater.org (via Shilpa Alva)
Annual St. Paul Police Foundation gala is being held Saturday October 2
beginning at 5:30 pm atRiverCentre in St. Paul. Tickets are $120 per person with dinner, live band, auction and more. Comesupport the work of the Foundation, which has contributed almost $1.5 million to support the St. PaulPolice Department with everything from community outreach, gang suppression, Police Activities Leagueyouth outreach, and other public safety initiatives. To register go to www.saintpaulpolicefoundation.com(via Jan Unstad)
Normandale Community College 2
annual Toast of the Town is at Mall of America on Saturday,October 9
. The day will start with a Kick-off Rally at 1:00 pm in the Best Buy Rotunda followed by thechallengers hosting their special fundraising events which include climbing walls, a velcro wall and theDance Dance Revolution challenge. Money raised provides scholarships and support to the academicprograms at Normandale Community College. http://www.NormandaleToastoftheTown.com (via JeffMeacham)
TEDxTC to host its next program the evening of Wednesday, October 13
. Full program details andticketing information will be made available the week of September 27
on the TEDxTC website – http://www.tedxtc.com You can also follow TEDxTC on Twitter – http://twitter.com/tedxtc
Citizens League Annual Meeting will be November 10
at the Minneapolis Hilton, 5:15 doors, 6:30program. Registration is available here:http://citizensleague.org/events/past/2010/11/citizens_league_4.php
2010 Inter City Leadership Visit to Austin, TX is November 7-9
 Full details and application information can be found here (Oct 1
deadline):http://www.minneapolischamber.org/program_intercity_leadership_visit.php (via Ellen Watters and WendyHelgeson)
2010 Give to the Max Day is November 16
Are you ready to do some serious fundraising? Do you think we - by that we mean Minnesota's collectivenonprofit community and ALL generous Minnesotans - can break our record from last year? Help us Giveto the Max this Nov. 16, 2010. Read about this year’s exciting prizes and strategize to support yourfavorite charities. More info here: http://bit.ly/GiveToMaxDay-2010 (via Dana Nelson)
Jostens seeks a new Marketing Director, Scholastic (search being conducted by KeyStone Search):Full executive position profile here: http://bit.ly/Jostens-MktgDir-Scholastic
Minnesota Business 
seeks a new publisher (via Dena Alspach)http://bit.ly/MnBizMag-PublisherAchieveMpls (http://www.achievempls.org) seeks a new grants manager (via Frank Parisi):http://bit.ly/AchieveMplsGrantsJobThe Trust for Public Land seeks a MN State Director of Philanthropy. This person will be responsible forguiding philanthropy to support future parks and public lands stretching from Downtown Minneapolis tothe Northwoods. A link to the job description is here:http://www.tpl.org/tier3_cd.cfm?content_item_id=23694&folder_id=176 (via Tom Evers)
The grassroots strategic development group of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will be looking for 2-3individuals to work on a temporary contract basis for projects that focus on faith-based communityengagement and development. Ideally, candidates will have background in grassroots organizing,fundraising or community development plus sales, marketing or business operations background. Whythat particular combination? These initiatives must create quantifiable social impact while also creatingeconomically self-sustaining business models. Temporary contracts will typically run from 4-6 months. Ifand as projects mature, there may be longer-term opportunities. Interested candidates should send aresume to Carol.Peterson-at-Thrivent.com. (via Christopher Kopka)Children’s Hospitals MN seeks a new Major Gifts Officer. Contact Heather Riddle for additionalinformation via heather.riddle-at-childrensmn.org.Blue Zones seeks a new Media and Office Administrator. Position information here:http://scr.bi/BlueZonesJob Interested candidates should contact edie-at-gegax.com. (via Steve Helland)
New:The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media seeks nominations for its newly formed external Advisory Board.Additional information can be found here: http://bit.ly/MayoCSMBoardOngoing:The MN Film & TV Board (http://mnfilmtv.org/) seeks a new board member with experience and interest inprivate fundraising (from business and/or individuals). The MN Film & TV Board is the industryassociation advocating on behalf of Minnesota's moving picture production industry, which includes, film,tv, commercials, corporate video, 3-D, and multi-media. Interested candidates should contact SteveHelland (shelland-at-fredlaw.com) (via Steve Helland)Surge (http://www.SurgeforWater.org) has several Board Member openings - contact rachel.malvin-at-surgeforwater.org for more information. Reference:
"Board Openings"
in the e-mail title. SURGE is aU.S. based 501c3 non-profit organization that improves access to clean, safe water for life.“District 202, an 18 year-old nonprofit that empowers LGBTA youth, seeks a board treasurer.Approximate time commitment is 10-12 hrs/month. You'll be paired with an efficient business managerand well-connected finance committee chair. Persons of color and F500 employees are encourage toapply. Please email Curt Prins (c.prins-at-dist202.org) for more info.”Pollenites should also bookmark the “Board Openings” posted by the Management Assistance Programfor Nonprofits (MAP for Nonprofits) organization. There are currently board member openings for 25+different MN non-profits at MAP for Nonprofits: Click here to learn more:http://bit.ly/MAP-BoardOpenings
If you’re not already one of the 1300+ subscribers to Blois Olson’s free daily “Morning Take” email thatcovers all things MN-political/public affairs/public policy in nature, you should be. You can subscribe to“Morning Take” via this link: http://bit.ly/morningtakesubscribeIf you missed the MN Gubernatorial debate hosted by BringMeTheNews, Citizens League, and The LEADProject you can watch it here:http://bring.mn/pages/12423-bmtn-exclusive-debateBookmark http://www.incommons.org as October 5
approaches to learn more about a new collaborativeleadership resource and network being supported by the Bush Foundation(http://www.bushfoundation.org). “Coming December 2010, InCommons will connect people through local

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