Pollen vol 16 July 30, 2010 Curated by Lars Leafblad Principal, KeyStone Search Pollenites, Welcome to Pollen vol 16!

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.” Pollen Poll: - Helping others lights shine & mapping Pollen’s non-profit connections This survey seeks your nominations in 2 categories: 1) “Under the Radar” leaders –people making an impact “under the radar” whose work/efforts/impact should be shared more broadly with our community, starting with the Pollen network. 2) “Community Connectors”– people in our community who are getting things done by bringing together ideas, resources, and multiple stakeholders to make things happen We’re also seeking your input regarding the MN non-profits you share your time with as a volunteer and/or board member. This information will help inform how we might better connect Pollen members with one another and the causes supported within the Pollen network. All results and nominees will be shared in future issues of Pollen. Thank you! Share your feedback via this link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PollenPoll-2 EVENTS: Are you new to the Twin Cities and hoping to meet other minority professionals in the cities? If so, then you do not want to miss the happy hour at The Local on August 5th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be an open bar and appetizers until they run out, so get there early! Come ready to mingle and meet others just like you! This event is intended for minority summer professional interns and those who have moved to the Twin Cities within the last 5 years and their friends. If you have questions, do not hesitate to call the organizer, Lori-Ann Jones, Fredrikson and Byron, P.A. at 612-492-7429 or email to ljonesa-at-fredlaw.com. (via Steve Helland and Lori-Ann Jones) “She’s Geeky: Connecting Women in Tech” unConference August 6 & 7: http://shesgeekytwincities.eventbrite.com/ (via Adrienne Peirce) Dads Make a Difference (DMAD). DMAD is a Minnesota based not-for-profit focused on the importance of positive involvement of fathers and to educate youth about responsible parenting. As part of my role on the board of directors we are starting a new fundraising event - The 1st Annual Dads Make a Difference GLOW BALL GOLF Event on Saturday, August 21, 2010 starting at 6:00 PM at Parkview Golf Club in Eagan, MN. Register here: http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?eventid=876214 (via James Ford)

Lori Jacobwith is conducting a fundraising workshop on August 24, hosted by the Minnesota Literacy Council. The fee is $81 per person for the three hours. Board members, staff and community volunteers are welcome. Here’s the link to the information on my website: http://lorijacobwith.com/2010/06/sustainable-fundraising-strategies-workshop-–-st-paul-mn/ (via Lori Jacobwith) TORCH is hosting an event on August 25th - BYOB: Build Your Own Brand 5:30pm to 8:30pm at International Market Square Cost: $5 for early birds. RSVP: http://public-byob.eventbrite.com (via Alex Lopes and Jesse Bergland) The MN Bloggers Conference is set for Sept. 11. (via Griff Wigley) Arik Hansen has a post about it at: http://www.arikhanson.com/2010/07/26/momentum-growing-for-minnesota-blogger-conference/ as does Melissa Berggren, AKA the Marketing Mama: http://www.themarketingmama.com/2010/07/mn-blogger-conference-speakers.html The Minnesota Rising 2010 un/Conference will be held November 13. (via Diane Tran) http://minnesotarising.blogspot.com/p/minnesota-rising-2010-unconference.html

JOBS: AccountAbility Minnesota seeks a bilingual outreach coordinator. (via Adam Faitek) http://www.accountabilitymn.org/sites/default/files/Bilingual_outreach_coordinator_0.pdf American Public Media/Minnesota Public Radio seeks a new Chief Development Officer (Managing Director, Development) (search being led by Marcia Ballinger and Lars Leafblad, KeyStone Search) Position profile can be accessed via the link below: http://bit.ly/MPR-CDOJob BlueZones (http://www.bluezones.com) seeks an Operations/Web Manager – email resumes to edie-atgegax.com (via Blois Olson) CaringBridge is hiring 7 positions in marketing, finance, and technology (Affiliate Marketing Manager, ECommunications Specialist, Healthcare Marketing Manager, Interaction Designer, Marketing Services Manager, Systems Analyst & User Experience Analyst). View profiles and apply via link below (via Sona Mehring): http://bit.ly/CB-Careers GovDelivery is hiring 5 positions (Communications Manager, Director of Product Management, Junior Implementation Manager, Marketing Manager, & Technical Support Manager). View profiles and apply via link below (via Scott Burns): http://bit.ly/GovDelivery-Careers Hennepin Theatre Trust is hiring a Director of Resource Development (via Rebecca Yanisch) http://www.mncn.org/jobs/user_detail.asp?jobID=37231 Jeremiah Program seeks Director of Development (via Peg Birk & Rebecca Yanisch) http://www.mncn.org/jobs/user_detail.asp?jobID=37227 Lutheran Social Services of MN seeks a Data Services Manager (via Ann Kirby McGill) http://www.mncn.org/jobs/user_detail.asp?jobID=36820

The Margaret A. Cargill Foundation (20th largest in the US w/ assets of $2B+) seeks a new Vice President, Programs (search being led by Marcia Ballinger and Lars Leafblad, KeyStone Search) Position profile can be accessed via the link below: http://bit.ly/MACF-VP-Programs St. Paul Chamber Orchestra is hiring an Executive Producer of Digital Media. (via Sarah Phelan) http://www.thespco.org/loader.asp?target=load_screen.asp?screen=employment Tiger Oak Publications is looking for an experienced Account Executive for METRO Magazine and Community Lifestyle magazines. Strong candidates will have advertising and sales experience and a passion for the arts and culture, dining, entertainment and fashion that the Twin Cities has to offer. Please email cover letters and resumes to heidi.zeto-at-tigeroak.com Twin Cities RISE! hiring Director of Finance – send resumes to hr-at-twincitiesrise.org. (via Lori Jacobwith) The U.S. Bankruptcy Court is accepting applications for a full time systems manager. The complete position description can be found at www.mnb.uscourts.gov under the "employment opportunity" link. (via Lori Vosejpka) VocalEssence has internship and employment opportunities now available. Especially exciting are the two outreach positions funded by the new Arts Legacy monies which will create new arts partnerships in greater Minnesota. Follow this link for details and contact me if you have any questions http://www.vocalessence.org/employment (via Mary Ann Pulk) Youth Frontiers hiring a Communications Specialist http://ats.youthfrontiers.org/careers/index.php?m=careers&p=showJob&ID=28 (via Ali Sipkins) A downtown Mpls ad agency is seeking a new senior account executive with experience in managing B2B healthcare, technology or manufacturing clients. Email Elizabeth_laukka-at-hotmail.com for more info. (via Elizabeth Laukka). BOARDS: 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: Another way to get engaged – check out Tech.mn (http://tech.mn/) TECHdotMN is a passionate group of technology enthusiasts on a mission to serve Minnesota’s high tech ecosystem and the early stage ventures within it. (via Jeff Pesek) MPR’s Public Insight Network asks Pollen - Minneapolis was recently ranked the 12th most innovative city in the country by Forbes. Last year, the magazine ranked Minnesota as the 7th most innovative state. Still, the state's big innovators tend to be companies that were formed decades ago. Where are the new Medtronic's, Best Buy's and 3M's? So, based on your experience in your field, what's the state of innovation in Minnesota? We want more than stats and rankings. We want proof!

Click the link below to share your insights about innovation in Minnesota. https://www.publicinsightnetwork.org/user/form_display.php?isPIJ=Y&form_code=bc4597b988d9 (via Molly Bloom and Andrew Haeg) Gary Johnson, president of MSP Communications, reflects on CaringBridge.org, in a recent blog post: http://tcbmag.blogs.com/loose_change/2010/07/the-ultimate-social-network.html Inc Magazine recently published their 2010 "30 under 30" list. 30% come from CA or NY. 0% from MN, WI, ND, SD, IA, or IL….hmmm?? Talent issue or geographic myopia? http://bit.ly/Inc-30u30 Check out Garrick Van Buren’s blog post “What does a successful MN Tech Firm Look Like?”: http://garrickvanburen.com/archive/what-does-a-successful-mn-tech-firm-look-like Entrepreneur magazine recently named its Innovation Nation- 50 cities w/ innovation ecosytems – Mpls/St Paul recognized as a “College Town”, do you agree? http://entm.ag/d9VL6c

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT/VOLUNTEERING: Twin Cities Young Nonprofit Professionals Network works to provide and promote the development of young nonprofit professionals in the city. Our programming includes monthly happy hours and quarterly professional development events. Members of our network also have opportunities to engage nationally through our affiliation with the national network of Young Nonprofit Professional organizations. Website: http://www.ynpntwincities.org/ Blog: http://www.ynpntwincities.org/blog/ (via Leah Lundquist) If you or someone you know would like to LEARN about community, CONNECT with civic leaders and IMPACT our region you should apply for this 9-month program to examine critical metropolitan issues. A few of the organizations that have an application submitted are: Comcast, Dorsey & Whitney, Finance and Commerce, Hennepin County Medical Center, KARE 11, M & I Bank, Merrill Lynch, Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd.; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota Vikings Football, Mortenson Construction, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, Perkins + Will, RBC Wealth Management, Rust Consulting , Target, Thermo King Corp, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Vital Images, Wells Fargo and Xcel Energy More information about the program and an application to download can be found on the MRCC website at this link: http://minneapolischamber.org/program_leadership_twin_cities.php The application deadline is August 1st. However, we can offer an extension if genuine interest/intention is indicated. (via Wendy Helgeson)

POLLEN PROPS: Steve Helland on his recent election to the Presidency of the MN Film & TV Board. http://www.fredlaw.com/news/press/pr100702.html Mary Weeks on her selection as the new executive director of The Walk-In Counseling Center – http://www.walkin.org (via Chris Roberts) Liwanag Ojala on joining the Blandin Foundation Board of Trustees (a KeyStone Search placement)

J. Brian Atwood, dean of the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, on his recent visit with Hernando de Soto, as part of the University of MN’s “Great Conversations” program: http://www.hhh.umn.edu/features/GreatConversation.html Susie Brown on her new role as Director of Public Policy with the MN Council of Nonprofits Nick Wassenberg on his new role as marketing manager with Reeher (http://www.reeher.net) Joe Selvaggio, David Hartwell, Matt Hemsley and all folks profiled in City Pages “Twin Cities Thinkers: Minnesotans Shaping Our Future” article: http://www.citypages.com/2010-07-14/news/twin-cities-thinkers/ Adaobi Okolue, Ashley Schweitzer and Nicole Weiler on being included in a “50 Young Nonprofit Influencers You Should Be Following on Twitter” list from an influential non-profit blogger – Rosetta Thurman. Follow them on Twitter: Nicole Weiler - @nicycle Ashley Schweitzer - @missashe Adaobi Okolue - @aokolue Megan Leafblad (and all selected applicants) on being accepted into the 2010-11 HHH Institute of Public Affairs Policy Fellows program Joe Keeley on being selected as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Emerging Category

FUN: A special video for all the dads in the Pollen network: http://bit.ly/DadsLifeVid TED.com brings us “Monkeynomics” via Laurie Santos: http://www.ted.com/talks/laurie_santos.html Not able to make the recent Red Bull Flugtag event held here in the Twin Cities? You can see the new world record flight set by MSP’s very own “Major Trouble & the Dirty Dixies” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Im8VtLQgh4

POLLEN on TWITTER via http://www.twitter.com/larsleafblad Are you a really good friend? Very thought-provoking article. From @hbr: Why Friends Matter at Work and in Life http://j.mp/9XN4t7 RT @VenessaMiemis Why Changing Somebody’s Mind, or Yours, is Hard to Do [psychology today] http://bit.ly/9iL7Ew RT @gsbStanfordCSI @MCHammer and @Stanford's Power of Social Technology class on how you define social @Good: http://bit.ly/9d0Q9T RT @dancosta The Fallacy of Social Influence: Why the @oldspice commercials work and @FastCompany's Influence Project fails. http://bit.ly/bf8vzp

HELP A POLLENITE: Pollenites - we need your help! Do you have a child with special learning needs or know someone who does? If so, please tell them about The Whole Learning School (TWLS), a small, private school in Plymouth. TWLS enrolls students between the ages of 6 and 18 with a variety of cognitively- or neurologically-based disabilities. Our goal is to provide an integrated, individualized education where every curriculum element is aimed at achieving an independent adult life. Enrollment is available for fall. Visit http://www.twls.org for more information or call Julie Hoff at 763-231-2700. (via Julie Hoff) Now Boarding, a pet boarding facility and an affiliate of the Animal Humane Society located near the MSP Airport, is offering all Pollen Members and MinnPost.com subscribers a 10% discount on pet boarding through May of 2011.Net proceeds from Now Boarding support the core services and programs of the Animal Humane Society. Questions? Contact Cate Abbott – cate.abbott-at-gmail.com. NEW POLLENITES Thanks for your continued referrals, forwards, and invitations to your friends and colleagues to join us. We’ve grown to 1431 Pollen subscribers and 816 members of our LinkedIn group thanks to your efforts. Thank you! Welcome to 108 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!): Jeff Ambroz, Ryan Anderson, Ben Anderson, Jay Anderson, Gail Anderson, Denise Artley, Jeanette Beger, Jim Bernard, Michael Bischoff, Mary Bjorneby, Megan Bobo, Elizabeth Brama, Lindsey Brown, J.D. Burton, Dawn Carlson, Kenna Clark, Christiana Coop, Louise Copeland, David Cournoyer, Deann Delaney, Jane Eastwood, Tracy Elftmann, David Erickson, Amanda Ewald, Dave Folkens, Keesha Gaskins, Becky Girvan, Gene Goddard, Brian Grafsgaard, Carol Greenland, Steven Hatting, Jennifer Hawkins, Matt Heilicher, John Hermanson, Julie Hessler, Kristen Hoplin, Ally Hunkins, Dana Jensen, Soren Jensen, Kristine Jensen, Sara Johnson, Marti Jones, Lori-Ann Jones, Mary Joseph, Frank Jossi, Patrick Kaiser, Nell Kauls, Pamela Kearney, Jen Keavy, Annie Kelly, Chelsea Kimpton, Randall Kroll, Kris LaFavor, Rick Lechtenberg, Candace Lee, Ginny Linehan, Joel Luedtke, Leah Lundquist, Kevin Lynch Mark Mahon, Steve Markuson, Bonnie Marshall, Jessi McDonough, Kristine Migely, Chris Mikko, Rose Miller, Randy Miranda, Sarah Mollet, Wendy Mortimer, Mike Mulder, Matt Musel, Lin Nelson-Mayson, Patrick Ness, Libby Nickel, Michael Noble, Lance Olson, Lisa Osacho, Jeff Pesek, Lori Peterson, Dan Pfarr, Charlie Pirkl, Jayson Pope, Charlie Quimby, Phil Raines, Leslie Raskob, Mark Ritchie, David Rodbourne, Allison Sandve, Lori Schaefer, Nick Scheibel, Emily Schroeder, Kevin Shannon, Sonja Simpson, Katy Sullivan, Lory Sutton, Jennifer Syltie Johnson, Dania Toscano Miwa, Harry Urschel, Charles Van Nostrand, Molly Wanstall, Elizabeth Weferl, David Welliver, Matt Wells, Jeff Weness, Martin Wera, Ryan Wilder, Joseph Williams, & LeeAnn Wolf. Huge thank you’s to the 15 Pollenites who directly referred a new member to Pollen! (If you were omitted, please let me know!) Kari Foley, Lindsay Graves, Julie Gutz Moller, David Hakensen, Steve Helland, Frank Jaskulke, Mary Kloehn, Karen Kodzik, Taylor Larson, Matt McDonough, Sara Rollin, Keith Stout, Ted Thompson, Keiko Veasey, & Stephanie Zawistowski LinkedIn Pollen Group: 816, yes 816 Pollenites have subscribed to our LinkedIn group (including 80 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!): Steve Braker -- Worthwhile Films | Nonprofit Media http://www.linkedin.com/in/stevebraker Lauren Melcher – Neuger Communications Group http://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenmelcher Chris Mikko – The Coghlan Group http://www.linkedin.com/in/chrismikko Adaobi Okolue - ISEEK http://www.linkedin.com/in/aokolue You can join Pollen’s LinkedIn group via the link below: http://www.bit.ly/Pollen-LinkedIn

Finally, if you find value from Pollen, could you please take a minute and subscribe to Culture Matters, the quarterly e-newsletter produced for our client community here at KeyStone Search. You can subscribe by clicking on the link below: http://bit.ly/CultureMatters You can view our most recent issue, which includes a list of our 14 current search engagements here: http://www.keystonesearch.com/culture_matters.php Thank you!! Lars Leafblad Principal KeyStone Search http://www.keystonesearch.com/team_leafblad.php http://www.linkedin.com/in/larsleafblad http://www.twitter.com/larsleafblad Ph: 612-375-8989 Em: larsl@keystonesearch.com Subscribe to KeyStone's quarterly e-newsletter, Culture Matters, here: http://www.keystonesearch.com/subscribe.php

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