Pollen vol 44 January 10, 2012 Curated by Lars Leafblad Principal, KeyStone Search http://www.linkedin.
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Events: January 12 – Please join Breakthrough Saint Paul and other community members committed to closing the achievement gap for a discussion with Teach For America President, Matt Kramer. Matt will share a brief historical perspective on the nation's movement toward educational equity and provide an overview of the work that is being done today toward that end. All individuals and groups from all professional sectors are
invited to ask questions and share their perspectives. Visit http://bspbreakfastspeakerseries.eventbrite.com/ for registration and additional information. January 12 - EDIT youth present “Of Sadness and Hope: Images from the Northside Tornado” Photography Exhibit at U of M UROC Gallery at open house from 5 to 7 p.m. http://www.edittheworld.org/GetInvolved.html January 12 - 4th Annual Long-Term Care Financing Solutions - experts from Minnesota and across the nation will gather to tackle one of the most complicated and important challenges we face: how to pay for long-term care. All are welcome to join the discussion, which will focus on new data, trends in public attitudes and a look at the most promising public policy solutions out there today. The event is cosponsored by Aging Services of MN, the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the HHH School, and AARP Minnesota. More info here: http://www.agingservicesmn.org/inc/data/2012LTCFinancingForum.pdf January 18 – GenYWCA Happy Hour – Uptown Cafeteria http://genywcahappyhour-18jan2012.eventbrite.com/ January 19 – GreenBiz Forum 2012 http://www.greenbiz.com/events/2012/01/forum-2012/minneapolis#program January 22 – Prof. Mark Seeley: Climate Trends and Climate Change in Minnesota: A Review Community Speaker Forum - Linden Hills United Church of Christ 11:30-12:30 pm (via Keiko Veasey) January 25 – Citizens League Emerging Leaders “Civic Trivia Happy Hour” 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Sweeney’s Saloon Join the Citizens League for some MN Civic Trivia on January 25 at Sweeney’s Saloon in St. Paul. Show off your knowledge of all things Minnesota while meeting and networking with other Citizens League members. This Happy Hour is hosted by the Emerging Leaders Committee and is open to all current and potential Citizens League members. New members are encouraged to attend! No registration is required. For more information contact Cat Beltmann at cbeltmann[at]citizensleague.org or 651-293-0575. January 26 – Minnesotans United for All Families fundraiser at Orchestra Hall (via Matt Lewis) http://mnunited.eventbrite.com/ January 27 – Social Media Breakfast - #43 “Public Media” 8 to 10 a.m at Twin Cities Public Television Moderator – Phil Wilson Panelists - > David Brauer (MinnPost), John Daenzer (tpt), Jonathan Kealing (PRI), Mary Lahammer (tpt), John Moe (APM/MPR), Julie Schrenkler (APM/MPR) http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2742455759/mcivte January 27 – Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – Twin Cities and Theater of Public Policy present “Sunshine and Showers: A Nonprofit Forecast for 2012” 8 to 10 p.m. at Lowry Lab Theatre – 350 St. Peter Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102 Guests include Marcia Avner of MN Council of Nonprofits and Sheila Smith of MN Center for the Arts http://nonprofitforecast.eventbrite.com/ January 28 – PACER Rocks 4 Kids gala event http://www.pacer.org/rocks/#/Home More info on Facebook page -> https://www.facebook.com/events/257627977616816/
February 4 - Yinghua Academy Lantern Festival Gala & Silent Auction featuring the music of DJ Jake Rudh and The New Standards. http://www.yinghuaacademy.org/gala/ (via Lars and Maren Leafblad) Tickets now available for purchase online: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/215531 February 18 – LEAD Project’s “A Toast to LEAD” – 5 Year Anniversary Party Le Meridien Chambers Hotel http://www.theleadproject.org/events/save-the-date-a-toast-to-lead/ March 3 – St. Olaf College Black & Gold Gala http://www.stolaf.edu/alumni/events/gala/index.html March 3 – Minnesota’s World Savvy Challenge http://wsc2012volunteermn.eventbrite.com/ April 20 – Save the date for an event with Margaret Wheatley at Loyola Spirituality Center (via Lisa Negstad) http://www.loyolaspiritualitycenter.org/workshops.html
Ideas/Inspiration: Pollen included in Daniel Pink’s “More newsletters worth reading” blog post: http://www.danpink.com/archives/2011/12/more-newsletters-worth-reading Pollenite Nate Garvis TEDxTC talk “Change our culture, change our world” was selected by editors of TED.com to be featured on the TED.com homepage. Watch it here: http://www.ted.com/talks/nate_garvis_change_our_culture_change_our_world.html “22 Game-Changing Job-Search Tips from a Recruiter” by Lars Leafblad on BrazenCareerist.com http://blog.brazencareerist.com/2011/12/21/22-awesome-job-search-tips-from-an-executive-recruiter/ Jim Toscano writes on “The Ten “Must” Agreements Between Boards and Executive Directors” http://thegoodcounsel.com/2011/12/13/the-ten-must-agreements-between-board-and-executive-director/ Joe Nathan commentary in Star Tribune on education as “letter of the day”: http://www.startribune.com/opinion/letters/136111683.html Nominations for “40 under Forty 2012” due January 16th for Mpls. St Paul Business Journal http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/nomination/10451 “Minnesota: The Land of 10,000 Ideas” by Doug Spong in Star Tribune http://www.startribune.com/business/136164793.html Vikas Narula of Keyhubs “Networks eat strategy for breakfast….everyday” http://www.keyhubs.com/blog/networks-eat-strategy-for-breakfast-everyday/ Nominate a MN company for the “MN Business Ethics Award”. Nominations due 1/27! http://mnethicsaward.org/nominate-a-company/ Bush Foundation now seeking applicants for Bush Fellowship program: http://www.bushfoundation.org/solutions/building-leadership-capacity/bush_fellowship/fellowshipapplication-process
Laura Zabel of Springboard for the Arts, “Love Something. Do Something.” http://www.springboardforthearts.org/about-us/blog/article/love-something.-do-something Joanne Henry’s “365 Days of Thanks” blog: http://365thanksmn.tumblr.com/ The Line “2011: The Year of Coopetition” featuring CoCoMSP, GreaterMSP, Project Skyway et al http://www.thelinemedia.com/features/coopetitionfeature122111.aspx Volunteers needed for World Savvy Challenge on March 3rd http://wsc2012volunteermn.eventbrite.com/ “Help Wanted”, Tom Friedman in New York Times on collaborative leadership http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/18/opinion/sunday/friedman-help-wanted.html Gov. Arne Carlson “Bedford Falls or Pottersville” in MinnPost.com http://www.minnpost.com/mnblogcabin/2011/12/15/33853/gov_arne_carlson_blog_bedford_falls_or_potte rsville Adaobi Okolue “Innovate or Die: The Fight to Establish A Culture of New Thinking” in Young Nonprofit Professionals of Twin Cities blog: http://www.ynpntwincities.org/blog/2012/1/5/innovate-or-die-the-fight-to-establish-a-culture-of-newthin.html Mike Frommelt visits with David Gee in StaffingTalk.com on “Five Question Friday”: http://staffingtalk.com/question-friday/ Peter Hutchinson stepping away from the Bush Foundation: http://www.startribune.com/local/136827833.html David Gee “Great Talent Isn’t Hard to Find” http://staffingtalk.com/great-talent-not-hard-to-find/ “What Young Leaders Want” via Harvard Business Review http://hbr.org/web/slideshows/what-young-leaders-want/1-slide “Planning For Your Recruitment” by Lars Leafblad http://www.scribd.com/doc/52870229/Lars-Leafblad-Association-of-Fundraising-Professionals-Article “Meet the 2011 Innovation Agents” -> Fast Company http://www.fastcompany.com/pics/2011-innovation-agents Beth Kanter “Thank You To the Max: Minnesota Give to Max Day” blog post http://www.bethkanter.org/thanks-mn/ Pollenite & American Idol contestant Nels Leafblad seeks investors via Kickstarter to produce his 1st EP: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1499338221/nels-leafblads-debut-ep “Minnesota’s nonprofits are in survival mode” – Patrick Kennedy & Neil St. Anthony, Star Tribune http://www.startribune.com/business/135757988.html Forbes publishes numerous “30 under 30” lists in various industries: http://www.forbes.com/special-report/2011/30-under30-12/30-under-30-12_land.html Brene Brown TED.com talk “The Power of Vulnerability” http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html
“11 Best Business Books of 2011” by Todd Sattersten http://toddsattersten.com/2011/12/11-best-business-books-of-2011.html “5 Things You Should Stop Doing in 2012” via Harvard Business Review http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2011/12/five_things_you_should_stop_do.html “The Joy of Quiet” by Pico Iyer in New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/opinion/sunday/the-joy-of-quiet.html “5 Stories from 2011 That Will Keep Giving Us Headaches in 2012” – Tom Horner http://www.minnpost.com/community_voices/2012/01/04/34087/5_stories_from_2011_that_will_keep_givi ng_us_headaches_in_2012 Colle + McVoy Pres/CEO Christine Fruechte visits with “The Corner Office” in New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/business/christine-fruechte-on-her-ad-agencys-creativity.html?_r=1 “Minnesota’s political parties are facing big changes, big challenges” by Cyndy Brucato http://www.minnpost.com/cyndybrucato/2012/01/09/34201/minnesotas_political_parties_are_facing_big_c hanges_challenges “Moving on” by Peter C. Hutchinson of Bush Foundation on his recent decision to step away from the foundation http://bushfoundation.org/blog/moving
Pollen Props: Tim Huebsch on his profile in Maple Grove magazine for his leadership contributions in the community http://maplegrovemag.com/article/bob-munson/few-good-men-who-give-back?page=0,1 Jen Hanlon Ash on her promotion to Director, Talent Acquisition for American Public Media/Minnesota Public Radio Irene Fernando of STLF for her profile in MinnPostYPN: http://www.minnpost.com/ypn/2012/01/06/34186/ypn5q_irene_fernando Sue Berg on her new role as Executive Director of Yinghua Academy http://www.scribd.com/doc/76274336/New-ED-Yinghua-Academy-12-20-11 Rep. John Kriesel on being named Lavender’s “Person of the Year” http://www.lavendermagazine.com/my-lavender/issue-432-2011-lavender-person-of-the-year/ Rep. Kriesel’s speech on MN House floor regarding the gay marriage amendment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WyYRA4aZSI&feature=youtu.be MayKao Hang on her appointment to the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis http://m.minneapolisfed.org/mobile_display.cfm?id=4802 JoAnn Sturmer on her new role as president of the Rochester Area Foundation http://www.mcf.org/news/rochester-area-foundation-new-president Bridget Ulrich on her recognition in Plymouth magazine for her “Volun-tweeting” http://plymouthmag.com/article/plymouth-social-media/wayzata%E2%80%99s-bridget-ulrich-voluntweeting
Kate O’Reilly on her new column for Metro magazine – “On Living Modern Life Well” http://metromag.com/blog/living-modern-life-well Connect with her on her FB page as well: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CleverKate/115871628444340 Paper Darts – Jamie Millard, Regan Smith, and Meghan Suszynski – on being named “Smartest Website” by Mpls. St. Paul magazine: http://www.paperdarts.org/blog/2011/12/13/smartest-website-by-msp-mag.html Rep. John Kriesel named one of the Politics in Minnesota “Politicos of the Year” http://politicsinminnesota.com/2012/01/something-old-something-new-veteran-howes-freshman-krieselare-pims-politicos-of-the-year-for-2011/ Jim Meffert on his new role as Executive Director of the Jefferson Center http://www.jefferson-center.org/vertical/Sites/%7BC73573A1-16DF-4030-99A58FCCA2F0BFED%7D/uploads/Jim_Meffert_new_ED_JeffersonCenter_release_1_6_12%281%29.pdf Jen Westpfahl is the new social media editor at Pioneer Press Tom Basquill and Cat Beltmann on their leadership contributions to the YNPN-TC board! http://www.ynpntwincities.org/the-bridge/2011/12/14/a-heartfelt-farewell.html To Don Ball, Kyle Coolbroth, Jeff Heegaard, Kate O’Reilly and entire CoCo community on this recognition in Star Tribune: http://www.startribune.com/business/136292498.html Kara McGuire on her seven years as personal finance columnist for Star Tribune and on her new role with Iconoculture as consumer strategist. Connect with Kara on Twitter -> http://www.twitter.com/Kara_McGuire Ann H. Barkelew, founding general manager of Fleishman-hillard Mpls/St. Paul office honored by University of Alabama Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations for her contributions as a mentor in the public relations field Jobs/Internships: Angel Foundation – Director of Development http://www.minnesotanonprofits.org/job-details?id=50473 APEX – Area Partnership for Economic Development (Duluth, MN) – Pres/CEO (via Rebecca Driscoll) http://www.scribd.com/doc/77061519/Executive-Profile-APEX-President-CEO Ashoka Twin Cities – entrepreneurial leader (via Kila Englebrook) http://usa.ashoka.org/join-our-team Baby’s Space – Executive Director (via Terrie Rose) Baby’s Space is seeking an Executive Director with high energy and passion for early education and family services, proven management skills as an Executive Director, a fundraising track record, and the ability to work with a diversity of organizations and people. Interested persons can visit our website at www.babyspace.org <http://www.babyspace.org/> and view the TEDxTC video on the site. Please email Dr. Terrie Rose at terrie.rose-at-comcast.net <mailto:email@example.com> for a complete job description.
Blandin Foundation – Director of Grants http://www.mcf.org/jobs/505 Enterprise Minnesota – PR Manager (via Nate Duoss) http://www.enterpriseminnesota.org/about-us/careers/pr-manager.html Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches – President & CEO (via Marcia Ballinger) http://www.scribd.com/doc/77044209/Greater-Mpls-Council-Churches-CEO-Profile Margaret A. Cargill Foundation – Senior Program Officer http://www.mcf.org/jobs/476 Meals on Wheels – Fundraising Internship http://www.meals-on-wheels.com/get_involved_other_opps MinnPost.com – Ad Salesperson www.minnpost.com/insideminnpost/2012/01/04/34088/minnpost_seeks_ad_salesperson Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON) – Operations Manager http://www.minnesotanonprofits.org/job-details?id=50133 Social Enterprise Alliance – MN Chapter Services Leader (via Jim Delaney) https://www.se-alliance.org/careers/chapter-services-leader Teach for America – Director, Growth Strategy & Development https://teachforamerica.taleo.net/careersection/01/jobdetail.ftl?&job=11506 United States Interagency Council on Homelessness – Regional Homeless Coordinator http://www.usich.gov/about_us/job_listings/regional_homeless_coordinator/ Boards: Numerous MN non-profit board openings c/o MAP for Nonprofits: http://bit.ly/MAP-BoardOpenings Fun/Etc: Google “Zeitgeist 2011: Year in Review” video: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/zeitgeist-2011-how-world-searched.html Cantus Live from Westminster Presbyterian Church http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/12/15/cantus-live/ Humpback Whale Shows Appreciation After Being Freed From Nets http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcXU7G6zhjU&feature=youtu.be Winners of the National Geographic 2011 Photo Contest http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/12/winners-of-the-national-geographic-photo-contest2011/100211/ Breakin’ on the Great Wall of China: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhEAs2pfL5c AdWeek’s 10 Best Commercials of 2011 http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/10-best-commercials-2011-136663
“Touched by a Wild Mountain Gorilla” video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg2hCuDy2wg&feature=share “2011 Told Through Twitter – Year in Review” – video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUdOhjjy-JU&feature=youtu.be Reminder to connect with Pollen on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter Facebook: Join 1,800 + fellow Pollenites who are engaging with one another on Facebook. Join: http://www.facebook.com/bepollen LinkedIn: Click here to connect with 3,500+ Pollen members and have access to sharing jobs, events, and articles directly with fellow members: http://bit.ly/Pollen-LinkedIn Twitter: Follow Pollen on Twitter by using the hashtag #BePollen Profile: http://www.twitter.com/larsleafblad Thanks for being part of Pollen! Lars Lars Leafblad Curator, Pollen, Principal, KeyStone Search larsl-at-keystonesearch.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/larsleafblad http://www.twitter.com/larsleafblad http://www.larsleafblad.com