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Pollen Picks

⦿ Animal Humane Society — Digital Strategy Manager

⦿ American Public Media — Development Research Analyst

⦿ Nexus — Director of Development


⦿ CLIMB Theatre wins the Mission Award for Anti-Racism Initiatives from the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and MAP for Nonprofits

⦿ Todd Kruse is the new President at Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce

⦿ Melissa Palank named as the Vice President of Operation at James J. Hill Center


⦿ September 18 - League of Women Voters, Monthly Meet-Up

⦿ September 23 - What Will it Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations about Women, Leadership & Power

⦿ September 28 - The Minnesota Rising Imagine Lab: New Paradigms, New Possibilities


Volume 70: Events

March 1-3

Twin Cities Service Jam
At the Twin Cities Service Jam,  teams will have 48 hours to create a new product or service—from ideation through working prototype—using a service design approach and based on a common theme announced at the Friday night kickoff.

March 2 - March 21

The Forever Saint Paul Challenge Idea Open Houses
The Saint Paul Foundation will host a series of Idea Open House events in March. Walk-ins will be able to brainstorm ideas, work independently or just get more information about the Forever Saint Paul Challenge. 

March 2 - April 21

R.U.R. Soap Factory Exhibition
The Soap Factory presents it’s first exhibition of the 2013 season. The exhibition spans a wide range of media including sculpture, installation, ceramics, latex, photography & video and features 9 artists from North America. Several exhibition highlights include Amy Ritter's blown glass sculptures that are formed by blowing glass directly into denim jeans, Isabelle Hayeur's semi-submerged industrial landscape photographs and Katie Murken's study of color theory, manifest as towering stacks of hand-dyed phone books.

March 3

Graze 4 Good
Fourth Generation will host their annual fundraising event featuring heavy hors d'oeurves specially prepared by four outstanding local chefs. The reception will highlight the personal experiences of Thomas Kim and Kat Melgaard (Left Handed Cook) as local entrepreneurs.

March 4

“It Takes a Village” Panel
Minnesota Do-Gooders Club will host a panel discussion focused on sharing how nonprofits market through volunteers and advocates.

John Bracken on Open Government and the Knight Foundation News Challenge
John Bracken, Director of Journalism & Media Innovation at the Knight Foundation, will speak on the next round of the Knight News Challenge on open government and provide a forum to hear people's ideas first hand.

The Theater of Public Policy: Spring Season Debut
T2P2 will begin their spring season of policy-themed improv at Huge Theater with guest Jim Harkness, president of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

March 5

Naked Civics Dialogue with Nate Garvis
The Citizens League on March 5th is hosting an intimate conversation with Nate Garvis, founder of Naked Civics, where they will explore the intersection of design and the common good at our first Inter-Generational event of 2013.

March 5, 12, 19, 26

Insights Lecture Series
AIGA Minnesota and the Walker Art Center present this lecture series, bringing the world’s leading graphic designers to the Twin Cities to share their work, process, and experience. Presenters include Geoff McFettridge, Eike König, Job Wouters, and Luna Maurer. 

March 6

Fundraising and Storytelling Workshops with Lori Jacobwith
Lori L. Jacobwith will host two workshops: Imagine What’s Possible Fundraising Workshop designed to catapult your individual donor fundraising to a whole new level of success, and Storytelling Session aimed at discovering  the stories that already exist within an organization and learning to tell them in ways that speak to people’s hearts.

March 8

Carlson School of Management Off-Roader Symposium
The Carlson School of Management will host its first annual Off-Roader Symposium, an opportunity for students to connect with and learn from Twin Cities business professionals with experience and expertise in entrepreneurship, start-up companites, nonprofits, foundations, corporate social responsibility work, venture capital firms, and more.

Six imPossible Things - Fourth Annual Conference on Sustainability in Business
Argosy University presents this conference featuring stories from people who work on or have accomplished what seemed impossible in promoting sustainability. 

March 9

Brother Ali and Omar Offendum at the 25th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum
As part of the Nobel Peace Prize forum, Brother Ali and Omar Offendum will speak about the relationship between hip hop and peace. The presentation includes a short music set and a talk that will include audience question and answer. The Nobel Peace Prize forum is housed and coordinated by Augsburg College in partnership with the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and five Norwegian Lutheran colleges.

Make Them Shine Gala
St. David’s Center will host their annual fundraising gala at International Market Square. The evening includes live music, dinner, silent and live auctions, and an inspirational program. 

March 11

The Search for Home: An Introduction to Housing and Homelessness
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity will host an educational and interactive training about affordable housing and homelessness in Minnesota. This free training will cover the history of homelessness and low-income housing, the range of housing options available today, the cost of homelessness, and an examination of solutions. Participants will leave the training with expanded knowledge of the systemic causes of homelessness and tools for advocating for affordable housing in their community.

March 13

Sabo Symposium
The Sabo Symposium, sponsored by Augsburg College, will explore the relationship between state government and school districts and cities. Myron Frans, the Minnesota Commissioner of Revenue, is the featured speaker. 

March 14

The People and the Olive
Local journalist, author, and film guy Jacob Wheeler will be screening his documentary, The People and the Olive, on free trade olive growers in Palestine.

March 14, 27, April 11

Ensia Live Three Event Package
Ensia Live is hosting futurist Jamais Cascio, international sustainability expert Peggy Liu and global architect Peter Williams to share engaging ideas and entertainment about science, the arts, design, and more. There will be a different presenter at each event.

March 16

Women’s Art institute Art Sale
The Women's Art Institute will host their annual art sale to raise funds for their scholarship program. Artists are encouraged to donate art for the sale and everyone is welcome to come and buy art.

March 17

MacPhail Concerto & Aria Concert
MacPhail invites the public to its premier performance event featuring students performing solos with a professional orchestra under the baton of acclaimed guest conductor Mischa Santora. The concert celebrates the highest honor that a MacPhail student can achieve.

Beat the Odds Awards Program
The Children’s Defense Fund is hosting their awards program at the McNamara Alumni Center of the University of Minnesota. 

March 18

Selling to Large Companies
The Enterprise School is bringing leaders from large Minnesota companies to talk about how they decide whom to work with, what makes a vendor credible, and the mechanics of working with their sourcing systems.  

March 27

Social Innovation Lab: Sustainable Food Systems in North Minneapolis
The Social Innovation Lab will host an event at the Minneapolis Urban League to support the development of a sustainable food system in North Minneapolis. Participants will map the North Minneapolis food system and economy, re-imagine it, and design a network of strategies to help get there. The event is free and open to the public.

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