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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 civic engagement opportunities and peer-to-peer recognition to create positive impact and personal and professional growth for its members.” There are currently 1454 subscribers to the Pollen e-newsletter and 864 members of the Pollen LinkedIn group. Join us on LinkedIn here: (http://www.bit.ly/Pollen-LinkedIn) Subscribe to the e-newsletter by emailing Lars Leafblad at larsl-at-keystonesearch.com. Pollen Poll: - Your Nominations for “Under the Radar Leaders” and “Community Connectors” Congratulations to all who were nominated for an “Under the Radar Leader” and/or “Community Connector” by a member of the Pollen community. All nominees are included below. “Under the Radar Leaders” – Minnesotans making an impact “under the radar” whose work/efforts/impact should be shared more broadly with our community, starting with the Pollen network. Eric Anderson – Donor Service Officer, The Minneapolis Foundation Michael Anderson – Loan Officer, The Nonprofits Assistance Fund Darlene Bell – Board Chair, Project Diva Beth Loraine Bowman – Visual Artist & Manager, ArtSpace USA Jay Coogan – President, Minneapolis College of Art & Design Don Craighead – Entrepreneur Lisa Braun Dubbels – Publicist, Catalyst Publicity & Promotion Group Wendy Helgeson – Co-founder, Civic Source Mark Hinds – Executive Director, Lyndale Neighborhood Association Yvonne Cheung Ho – President, Metropolitan Economic Development Association Jeremy Iggers – Executive Director, Twin Cities Media Alliance Lori Jacobwith – Founder, Lorijacobwith.com Chris Jenks – Director, Homeless Help Network Darla Kashian – Financial Consultant, RBC Wealth Management Sean Kershaw – Executive Director, Citizens League Ryan Kronzer – Architect, Shea, Inc. & Board Chair, The Soap Factory Mike Logan – Director, Civic Affairs, Target Corp. Erica Mayer – Producer/Owner, WCCO/Puke Rainbows Photography Sona Mehring – Founder/CEO, CaringBridge.org David Motzenbecker – Landscape Architect, Oslund & Associates Jeff Nelson – Managing Director, Public Strategy, Minnesota Public Radio Brian Numainville – Sr. Director, Nash Finch, President, Nash Finch Foundation Blois Olson – EVP, Tunheim Partners, Founder, Morning Take Taylor Pettis – Director, MYMN.org Dean Phillips – President & CEO, Phillips Distilling Daniel Rodriguez – Director, Community Relations, Saint Paul Public Schools Greg Tehven – Co-founder, Students Today, Leaders Forever
Diane Tran – Founder, Minnesota Rising Bridget Ulrich – Development Associate, Hammer Residences, Board, The LEAD Project Jeff Urban – Recruiter, Solution Design
“Community Connectors”– Minnesotans who are getting things done by bringing together ideas, resources, and multiple stakeholders to make things happen (and a link to connect with them) Mac Antigua - http://www.linkedin.com/in/macarthurantigua Don Ball - http://www.linkedin.com/in/donmball Stacy Becker - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/stacy-becker/3/21a/419 Darlene Bell - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/darlene-bell/12/b42/8b1 Vickie Benson - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/vickie-benson/6/119/162 Jacquie Berglund - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jacquie-berglund/5/41b/4a5 Sameerah Bilal - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sameerah-bilal-roby/21/807/795 Kim Borton - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kim-borton/3/b29/514 Beth Loraine Bowman - http://twitter.com/studioloraine Darin Broton - http://www.linkedin.com/in/darinbroton Chad Brown - http://www.linkedin.com/in/chadabrown Rep. Bobby Champion http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=15317 Rep. Karen Clark – http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=10101 Don Craighead - http://www.hennepintech.edu/alumni/board.asp Sarah Curfman - http://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahcurfman Paul DeBettignies - http://www.linkedin.com/in/mnheadhunter Irene Fernando - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/irene-fernando/6/1ba/b4a J. Marie Fieger - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/j-marie-fieger/0/619/b84 Fr. Joe Gillespie - http://www.saintalbertthegreat.org/content.cfm?id=149&member_id=21 Keith Halleland - http://www.hhh.umn.edu/people/khalleland/index.html Trista Harris - http://www.tristaharris.org/ Wendy Helgeson - http://twitter.com/wendyhelg Joanne Henry - http://www.henryschafer.com/about.html Kate-Madonna Hindes - http://www.girlmeetsgeek.com/ Mark Hinds - http://www.lyndale.org/lyndale-contact-information Emilie Hitch - http://www.linkedin.com/in/anemilie Tim Huebsch - http://www.linkedin.com/in/thuebsch Lia Huemoeller - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lia-huemoeller/12/b57/a1b Darla Kashian - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/darla-kashian/1/372/388 Sean Kershaw - http://www.citizensleague.org/who/staff/index.php#kershaw Chris Kopka – VP, Chief Compliance Officer – Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Jane Kretzmann - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jane-kretzmann/14/a03/661 Ryan Kronzer - http://www.linkedin.com/in/ryankronzer Kevin Kunz - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kevin-kunz/2/54b/ab2 Lars Leafblad – http://www.linkedin.com/in/larsleafblad Mike Logan - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mike-logan/2/216/179 Alex Lopes - http://www.linkedin.com/in/alexlopesma Kerry Manaster - http://www.linkedin.com/in/kemanaster Jenny Manogue - http://www.linkedin.com/in/jmanogue Jonathan Sage Martinson - http://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathansagemartinson Lauren Melcher - http://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenmelcher David Motzenbecker - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/david-motzenbecker/1/90/266 Blois Olson - http://www.linkedin.com/in/bloisolson
Scott Pampuch - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/scott-pampuch/6/798/ba0 Jeff Pesek - http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffpesek Dean Phillips - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dean-phillips/4/884/661 Keith Privette - http://www.linkedin.com/in/keithprivette Luther Ranheim - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/luther-k-ranheim/1/a46/94a Julie Ristau - http://onthecommons.org/users/julie-ristau Mike Rynchek - http://www.linkedin.com/in/mikerynchek Andrea Satter - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/andrea-satter/4/945/682 Marnita Schroedl - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/marnita-schroedl/0/859/254 Eric Schubert - http://www.linkedin.com/in/ericschubert Mary Beth Schubert - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mary-beth-schubert/5/510/509 Hank Shea - http://www.stthomas.edu/law/faculty/bios/sheahank.htm Chuck Slocum - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/chuck-slocum/6/40b/784 Cecily Sommers - http://www.linkedin.com/in/cecilysommers Nena Street - http://www.linkedin.com/in/nenastreet Erik Takeshita - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/erik-takeshita/6/23b/855 Greg Tehven - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/greg-tehven/6/964/1b5 Jerry Timian - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/gerald-timian/18/3aa/269 Diane Tran - http://www.linkedin.com/in/dianetran Bridget Ulrich - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bridget-ulrich/7/857/b8 Maikel Van De Mortel - http://www.linkedin.com/in/maikelvandemortel Kris Vruno - http://twitter.com/vruno Ellen Watters - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ellen-watters/6/394/904 Luke Weisberg - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/luke-weisberg/1/724/806 Craig Wilson - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/craig-wilson/4/a93/83b Laura Zabel - http://www.linkedin.com/in/laurazabel
Pollen Poll: - What MN non-profits do Pollen members support as a volunteer or board member? MN non-profits with a Pollen board member(s): Bridging Calhoun Area Residents Action Group CaringBridge Child Care WORKS Corporate Volunteerism Council Council on Crime and Justice Episcopal Homes of Minnesota Karen Organization of Minnesota MN High Tech Association Minnesota Women Lawyers Northern Clay Center Patchwork Quilt Project Diva Ready4K Saint Paul Tennis Club Springboard for the Arts SteppingStone Theatre for Youth Development Students Today, Leaders Forever The Salvation Army - Twin Cities TORCH
University Enterprise Laboratories Whittier Alliance YMCA Camp Warren Special Olympics - MN
MN non-profits with a Pollen volunteer(s): Apple Tree Dental Art Space Ashoka/Youth Venture Children's Home Society and Family Services Common Cup Community Capital Alliance David Schultz for Ramsey County Attorney Domestic Abuse Project Families Moving Forward Feed My Starving Children Free Arts Minnesota Goodwill Easter Seals of MN Homeless Help Network Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Education Chapter Million Meals Miracle Minnesota Business Venture Minnesota Literacy Council Minneapolis Jewish Federation Open Arms Minnesota Partnership Academy PetHaven RESOLVE.org Social Venture Partners Society of Women Engineers - Twin Cities Chapter Special Olympics - MN Temple Israel The Citizens League
EVENTS: I am coordinating a fundraising event for Top Dog Foundation, an organization that provides care for dogs that without their support, would need to be euthanized. We are holding an event on Monday, August 16th at Bearpath Country Club for golf and/or wine tasting. It would be great to get the word out about this great event and organization. People can register at www.topdogfoundation.org. (via Kim Matheson) Pollenites on our LinkedIn group have self-organized (thanks to Kate-Madonna Hindes) an inaugural face-to-face networking event for August 20th at 8 p.m. at Joe Senser’s in Bloomington. RSVP and learn more here: http://moustacheandmargaritas.eventbrite.com/ Pollenite and new CEO of the U of MN Alumni Association, Phil Esten, is the featured speaker for the Carlson School of Management’s First Tuesday program on September 7th https://www.carlsonschool.umn.edu/cms/page10602.aspx
JOBS: AchieveMpls seeks a new Development Director (via Frank Parisi) http://www.mncn.org/jobs/user_detail.asp?jobID=37439 American Public Media/Minnesota Public Radio seeks Administrative Assistant, Public Strategy (via Jeff Nelson) Email resume and cover letter to careers-at-americanpublicmedia.org. (incl job #115-11) BringMeTheNews seeks VP, Business Operations and Manager, Distribution Partnerships http://bring.mn/pages/12507/ Carlson School of Management at the U of MN seeks an Assistant Director of Corporate Relations (via Jon Ruzek) http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=88681 Emergency Foodshelf Network seeks a new Executive Director (search being conducted by Rebecca Driscoll and Kendall Mines of KeyStone Search). Full position profile: http://bit.ly/EFN-ED Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research seeks a Development Officer (via Lori Jacobwith) http://www.faer.org/about/documents/FAERDevelopmentOfficer2010_web_000.pdf Hallberg Engineering seeks Manager of Energy Services (via Amy Anderson) http://www.hallbergengineering.com/content/JobPostings/Energy%20Services%20Manager%20%2020100706.pdf HealthPartners seeks a Senior Communications Consultant (via Teresa Morrow) http://bit.ly/cetOlO Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies seeks a Legal Associate http://www.mcf.org/MCF/whatsnew/jobs/100723c.htm Minneapolis College of Art & Design seeks Advancement Services Coordinator (via Joan Olson) http://www.mcad.edu/showPage.php?pageID=1185#advancement_services_coordinator Minnesota Community Foundation & The Saint Paul Foundation seeks a new Vice President, Grants & Programs (search being conducted by Marcia Ballinger & Rebecca Driscoll of KeyStone Search) Full position profile: http://www.bit.ly/SPF-VP Minnesota High Tech Association seeks a new President & CEO (search being conducted by Bob Schoenbaum and Rebecca Driscoll of KeyStone Search) Position profile: http://bit.ly/MHTA-Pres-CEO Minnesota State Bar Association seeks a Civic Education Manager (via Nena Street) http://www.mncn.org/jobs/user_detail.asp?jobID=37396 The Minnesota Public Relations Blog has several MN-based PR/Marketing job postings (via Ryan May) http://www.mnprblog.com/search/label/Job Philanthrofund Foundation (Pfund) seeks a new Executive Director (via Bill Venne) http://www.mcf.org/MCF/whatsnew/jobs/100810b.htm
BOARDS: Calhoun Area Residents Action Group (CARAG) – the neighborhood organization representing the area of Minneapolis bounded by Lake St. and W. 36th St to the north and south, and Hennepin Ave and Lyndale Ave to the west and east – is looking for new board members. The nine-member volunteer Board of Directors will be elected by the CARAG membership on September 21 at the CARAG Neighborhood Annual Meeting. The Board is responsible for managing the organization and conducting the business of the neighborhood. Board members must live or own a business or property in CARAG. Renters are especially encouraged to volunteer on the Board. For additional information, please contact Scott Engel, CARAG Executive Coordinator, at (612) 823-2520 or scottengel-at-carag.org (via Julie Cohen) Resources for Child Caring (www.resourcesforchildcaring.com), a Twin Cities based non-profit dedicated to raising the standard of early childhood care and education in our community, seeks candidates for board positions. RCC is an established Twin Cities non-profit with a 40-year history and an annual operating budget of $12M. The organization's initiatives include providing parents with childcare resources and referrals, delivering award-winning publications and training to pre-K providers and educators, and partnering across the community to develop a comprehensive early childhood system in Minnesota geared toward school readiness. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Carleen Kerttula at Carleen_Kerttula-at-hotmail.com. Pollenites should also bookmark the “Board Openings” posted by the Management Assistance Program for 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
IDEAS/INSPIRATION: Fan of TED.com? Then you need to check out ChangeThis, whose mission is “to support and spread great ideas” --- http://changethis.com/issue/show/73 If you’re not familiar with Works Progress “A Network of Creative Collaborators” that “designs multidisciplinary events, programs and exhibits that inspire, inform, and connect – fostering new relationships that cross creative and cultural boundaries”, you need to check them out: http://www.worksprogress.org/who-we-are/ (via Megan Leafblad) Great article from Peter Lindstrom of MN High Tech Association in Finance & Commerce on “Risk-taking culture needed to unleash state’s potential”: http://finance-commerce.com/2010/08/risk-taking-cultureneeded-to-unleash-states-potential/ “The Top 5 Qualities of Productive Creatives (And How To Identify Them!)”: http://the99percent.com/tips/6736/the-top-5-qualities-of-productive-creatives-and-how-to-identify-them A blog post from Harvard Business Review, “Hire Senior Executives That Last”: http://blogs.hbr.org/ashkenas/2010/08/how-to-hire-senior-executives.html Idea Peepshow is the Fast Horse agency blog, one of the longest-running and most active marketing agency blogs in the nation. The blog covers culture, media, business, entertainment, food, sports and ideas – in other words, all the things that many creative Minnesotans think and talk about every day. Idea Peepshow is a window into Fast Horse culture and a look at what inspires and informs our creative and strategic approach. Check it out at www.ideapeepshow.com. (via John Reinan)
“What could Minnesota learn from Texas?” You’ll have to read this blog post from Pollenite Wendy Helgeson to find out more: http://www.leadershipandcommunity.com/2010/08/11/what-could-minnesotalearn-from-texas/ The Carlson School of Management’s Phil Miller has a great series on “Networking for Life” on his blog that is a must read for any current, or aspiring, connector: http://www.phils-careerblog.com/2010/08/business-networking-strategy-part-3/ CEO of Deloitte & Touche, Barry Salzberg, on “Trusting a CEO in the Twitter Age” in BusinessWeek: http://is.gd/dXqvx LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT/VOLUNTEERING: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter seeks outgoing and energetic volunteers for its brand new Public Relations Advisory Committee. The committee will meet quarterly at the Minnesota Chapter office in Minneapolis, and members will be asked to assist with a variety of PR projects throughout the year. If you have a background in marketing, communications or public relations and are looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity, please e-mail your resume and a quick note to Anna Kucera at akuceraa-at-MSsociety.org. (via Katy Friesz) TORCH (http://www.jointorch.com) seeks a volunteer operations director. Interested? Email Jesse Bergland for additional information – jesse.bergland-at-nmfn.com. POLLEN PROPS: Peg Birk on her new role as Interim President of The Fund for Theological Education: http://www.fteleaders.org/press/release/board-appoints-peg-birk-interim-president/ Sarah McGarvey on her new role as Manager, Organization & Talent Group, Human Capital Practice, Deloitte Consulting Drew Wood on his new role as Editor of Minnesota Business magazine Cecily Sommers on her new role as Director, Team Horizon with Bluedog Design, LLC Dawn Bryant on the launch of her new website for Simplicity Communications & Consulting http://simplicitytalks.com/ Andrew Borene’s commentary on WikiLeaks was featured on TheHill.com: http://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/111863-capping-wikileaks-legally-and-quickly-is-vital Jason Von Bank on his new role as Vice President, Client Services with Strategic Fundraising Jorg Piearch, John Reinan and Fast Horse PR team on being profiled in Minnesota Business magazine http://minnesotabusiness.com/innovative-horse Mandy Tuong on her new role as Counsel – Corporate in the General Counsel’s Office of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Teresa Daly and Mary Kloehn (Navigate Forward) on being featured in Star Tribune article by Neal St. Anthony “HR Expert Teresa Daly navigates her own career transition” http://www.startribune.com/business/94547949.html
Rick Kupchella and the BringMeTheNews team on their recent expansion funding: http://tcbmag.blogs.com/daily_developments/2010/08/dolan-co-padilla-invest-1m-in-bringmethenews.html To HHH Institute of Public Affairs Policy Fellow alumni recognized for recent career or civic achievements: http://www.hhh.umn.edu/centers/cspg/policy_fellows/alumni_news.html (via Lea Chittenden) FUN: Storyhill (formerly known as St. Olaf’s very own Chris & Johnny) stole the show on their August 6th appearance on TPT’s Almanac. You can see their performance here: http://www.tpt.org/almanac/ (August 6th show, click “Storyhill Live!” on right hand side) See how Twitter approaches its recruiting effort in this parody of “Rushmore”: http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/09/twitter_rushmore_vide/ (via Dawn Bryant - @simplydawnb) A cover of Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah" from @dan_rodriguez's acoustic set tonight at The Beat in Uptown: http://youtu.be/_xYu2MDoYic?a Crazy story in Esquire about the first person to exactly guess the Price Is Right Showcase showdown price: http://www.esquire.com/features/impossible/price-is-right-perfect-bid-0810 (via Jason DeRusha) POLLEN on TWITTER via http://www.twitter.com/larsleafblad Rt @valdiskrebs For social network analysis, organizational network analysis, follow this list of researchers and practitioners -- http://bit.ly/14s5Nm RT @Griff_Wigley New post: @BrianSolis presentation #solismsp - influence, leverage, & question of packaged self http://bit.ly/duHAW9 Great post from @reinan in @MinnPost on #OldSpiceGuy campaign & evaluating social media marketing success; http://bit.ly/Reinan-OldSpice RT @HarvardResearch Commentary: Does Facebook unite us or divide us? http://ht.ly/2kqEU HELP A POLLENITE: Fan of SXSW? Fan of MPR? Fan of Pollen? Then vote to support Andrew Haeg’s SXSW 2011 PanelPicker submission – “Human Centered Journalism: Changing News with Design Thinking”: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/5872 NEW POLLENITES Thanks for your continued referrals, forwards, and invitations to your friends and colleagues to join us. We’ve grown to 1454 Pollen subscribers and 816 members of our LinkedIn group thanks to your efforts. Thank you! Welcome to 66 new Pollenites who’ve joined us since our last issue! Note: this # now includes my best effort to welcome Pollenites who are joining our LinkedIn group only (If I missed you, please let me know! If you’re inadvertently being recognized for a second time, a double welcome to you!): Terry Anderson, Angie Arnold, Helen Ball, Jim Barrett, Amy Berger, Amy Brugh, Guthrie Byard, Andy Cerio, Joan Cochran, Martin Conover, Michael Coty, Darrell Cox, Barbara Cox, Sayre Darling, Anne Denato, Reena Dhake, Liz Evans, Wayne Freundschuh, Kim Garretson, Josh Grant, Mike Hannon, Mary
Harpin, Kathleen Houlihan, Andrew Huber, Debbie Jones, Mary Joseph, Vince Kelly, Carleen Kerttula, Stephan Kieu, Sheila Kim, Audrey Kintzi, Laurie Kowalski, Anna Kucera, Eric Lamplan, Lisa Lane, Erin Lauderman, Brian Lee, Leona Lewis, Katrin Loss, Ann Manning, Louise Muldoon Copeland, Robb Neuenschwander, Lori Peterson, John Pottebaum, Timothy Puffer, Leo Raudys, Sondra Reis, Fred Rose, Kari Ruth, Jason Sandquist, John Schultz, Brian Schweitzer, Alli Shurilla, Mike Stadelman, Denise Stahura, Marissa Stranik, Julie Swiler, Don Taylor, Rosa Tock, Tim Tormoen, Marianne Ventura, Stephanie Weiss, Lani Willis, Drew Wood, and Susan Zoff Huge thank you’s to the 15 Pollenites who directly referred a new member to Pollen! (If you were omitted, please let me know!) Laura Bloomberg, Geoff Dutton, Carolyn Egeberg, Katy Friesz, Jennifer Huber, Lori Jacobwith, Jay Kim, Meghan Krause, Chris Lambe, Lisa Lane, Paul Manley, Bonnie Marshall, Dan Moshe, Joel Spoonheim, and Greg Tehven LinkedIn Pollen Group: 864, yes 864 Pollenites have subscribed to our LinkedIn group (including 48 new members who joined since our last edition). Why join Pollen on LinkedIn? You can share articles, updates, and post questions for immediate comment/feedback from your fellow members in addition to connecting your LinkedIn networks. Sample member profiles from our Pollen LinkedIn group (if you’d like your LinkedIn profile included next edition, let me know!): Keesha Gaskins – Executive Director, League of Women Voters http://www.linkedin.com/in/keeshagaskins Kate-Madonna Hindes – Owner, GirlmeetsGeek http://www.linkedin.com/in/kmhindes Chris Mikko – VP, Client & Creative Services – The Coghlan Group http://www.linkedin.com/in/chrismikko Drew Wood – Editor, Minnesota Business magazine http://www.linkedin.com/in/drewwood You can join Pollen’s LinkedIn group via the link below: http://www.bit.ly/Pollen-LinkedIn
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