The Connect for Health Challenge has announced the 22 grantees for 2012, with one grant at $100,000 and 21 grants for up to $20,000.
Pollenites Judy Monn and Ellie Lucas at Hunger-Free Minnesota and Minnesota Public Radio are working with Henry Schafer Partners to promote the 'Good to Grow' concept for sharing garden produce with those in need. Their goal is to get people to donate food from their own gardens that they don't need. Click here to find a match fo a food shelf near you.
As you may have seen in the Props section of Volume 55, Pollenite Josh Reimnitz is running for Minneapolis School Board. Click here to read more about his platform and goals.
Ad Age calls Minneapolis the Midwestern city that’s a marketing overachiever.
Check out Fast Company’s profile of the most profiled woman in Silicon Valley, Ellen Levy. Levy has worked brief stints in private companies, academia, NGOs, and venture capital firms, positioning her as a genuine super connector.
Mario Schulzke, founder of IdeasMensch, has been traveling across America to inspire people to start working on their ideas. He’s stopping by Minneapolis on August 13th.
Pollenites Margaret Carlson and Jamie Hunte on how to engage your nonprofit board’s chief volunteer.
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, MAP for Nonprofits and the Nonprofit Mission Awaeds Selection Committee have announced the 2012 Mission Award Finalists. Voting is open to employees of nonprofits that are members of The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.
Pollenite Laura Zabel reflects on her experience at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
Top Nonprofits has created this social media posting guide for nonprofits in an easy-to-read infograph.
Many Pollenites will be presenting breakout sessions at the Allied For Action MCN/MCF Joint Annual Conference. Check out the list here.
Friends of Pollen, The Sorta Boys, have released a new music video.
If you’ve ever been inspired by Mr. Rogers, just wait until you see this remix of some of his most fantastic insights. It may remind you of this video remix of Carl Sagan.
Calls to Action
TED is currently accepting nominations for their TED prize until August 31. The award will be $1,000,000. TED encourages nominations of individuals with compelling wishes and ideas to bring them to action.
ZogSports, a coed social sports league for young professionals with a charity focus, has opened registration for touch football and volleyball. ZogSports donates 10% of profit to charity, and allows winning teams to select which charities receive donations.
Minnesota Business Magazine is looking for nominations for their Leaders in Health Care Award and their Minnesota Manufacturing Award.
The Midtown Farmers Market is looking for active volunteers to serve on their Advisory Committee, and their particularly seeking PR and marketing professional who can help tell the market’s story to the wider community.
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