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Pollen vol 28

April 20, 2011


Curated by Lars Leafblad
Principal, KeyStone Search
http://www.linkedin.com/in/larsleafblad
http://www.twitter.com/larsleafblad
http://www.larsleafblad.com

Pollenites,

Our April 1st issue demonstrated that there’s a very, very healthy sense of humor within Pollenation!

Thank you for the numerous heartfelt e-condolences shared on the apparent passing of Pollen.Your
emails illustrated the passion, connection, and sense of community shared within this network and it’s an
honor to continue to build this community with all of you. Thanks for being part of Pollen and thanks again
for your good humor!

For those of you just joining Pollen, you might be asking, so just what is Pollen?

“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 volume 1 was shared with members on December 4, 2009. We’ve subsequently grown to 1,700+
subscribers to this twice monthly e-newsletter and 2,200+ members of our Pollen LinkedIn group.
Become a new member by clicking the secure link below:

http://www.bit.ly/Pollen-LinkedIn

If someone has forwarded this to you and you’d like to become a full-fledged Pollenite, which provides
you with the opportunity to contribute content for distribution to the entire Pollen network, become a
member by emailing larsl-at-keystonesearch.com.

Special Thank You:

To Drew Wood, the outgoing editor of Minnesota Business magazine (he’s joining Thrillist.com), and
active Pollen member for mentioning Pollen in his “Editor’s Note” in the April 2011 issue of Minnesota
Business. Congrats, good luck, and thank you Drew!

You can read Drew’s note as a PDF file here:


http://scr.bi/MnBizMag-EditorsNote-Pollen

Events:

April 21st – TEDxTC Remix (event is sold out) but you can register to be added to the waitlist for any
returned tickets here http://tedxtcremix.eventbrite.com/

April 21st – Ignite Minneapolis 3 (event is sold out) being held at Heights Theatre. Several Pollen
members are presenting  Irene Fernando, Tim Brunelle, Jennifer Kane, Judy Grundstrom, Jim Bernard,
and Mykl Roventine. Learn more here:
http://www.ignitempls.org/
April 24-30 is National Infertility Awareness Week – 1 in 8 men and women in the US are diagnosed with
infertility. Learn how you can help support them by visiting the RESOLVE: The National Infertility
Association website below: (via Lars Leafblad)
http://www.resolve.org/national-infertility-awareness-week/home-page.html

April 28th – Economic Club of Minnesota presents luncheon with Ann Fudge, former Chairman and CEO,
Young and Rubicam Brands, member President Obama’s Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Commission,
Board of Directors – General Electric, Unilever, and Novartis
http://www.ecomn.org/

April 28th – CommonGood Breakfast with Second Harvest Heartland and Boston Consulting Group (via
Joanne Henry)
http://commongoodseries.eventbrite.com/

April 30th – Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Gala “Safari on the Serengeti” (via Molly Doran)
http://www.bbbs.org/site/c.drLRK6PELoF/b.1739179/k.822F/Annual_Gala.htm

May 3, 2011, The Saint Paul Foundation, as part of its Facing Race initiative, will host its fifth annual
Ambassador Award, an open-to-the-public celebration that honors individuals who are committed to
ending racism in our community. At the event, Nathaniel Abdul Khaliq and Velma J. Korbel will each be
recognized for his / her work in Minnesota. The keynote speaker of this year’s event is Mohammad Bilal,
a musician, a poet, an alumnus of MTV’s Real World, and a diversity consultant who educates audiences
about some of today’s greatest social problems. More information can be found at
http://www.facingrace.org/ambassador_awards/. (via Naomi Pesky)

May 4th – Athletes Committed to Education present “Mark Rosen’s All-Star Afternoon”
http://www.aces4kids.org/news/2011/Apr/01/mark-rosens-all-star-afternoon/

May 4th - Norway House Peace Initiative presents Dialogue for Peace-Empowerment for Women through
Education and Economics with Kjell Magne Bondevik, former Prime Minister of Norway.
Co-sponsored by the Minnesota International Center,Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights - US
Foundation and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Evening includes a panel discussion (no charge,
open to the public) and/or fundraiser dinner benefiting Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights - US
Foundation. For reservations, register at www.norwayhouse.net.Via Ertugrul Tuzcu and Elizabeth Plaetz
Lori

May 5th - A PEEK INSIDE THE CIA AND THE FBI: STORIES FROM TWO WOMEN WHO ROSE TO
THE TOP RANKS WHO: OPEN TO ALL! WID (Women in Defense) welcomes all members, male and
female. Woman’s Club Of Minneapolis* 410 Oak Grove St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
COST: $10 for students (with ID), $15 for WID members, $20 for nonmembers, $25 at the door TIME:
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. PROGRAM: 4:30-5:30 p.m. — Appetizers and networking 5:30 p.m. — Keynote from
Deborah Pierce and Patti Webber RSVP: Michelle Schahn at michelle.schahn@adventiumlabs.org (via
Bonnie Holub)

May 7th — Prouty Project STRETCH Friendraiser benefitting No Barriers USA and Courage Center, 7 to
10 pm at Bearpath Country Club. $40 per adult. $20 per child. http://www.proutyproject.com/5-7-11-
stretch-friendraiser

May 10th – Young Nonprofit Professionals Network hosts “Land of 10,000 Linkages with Lars Leafblad”
networking event. Free tickets. Full details below.
http://10000linkages-estw.eventbrite.com/

May 11th – Minneapolis Foundation “Fourth Generation” and Engine for Social Innovation host evening
program for next-gen leaders and social entrepreneurs
https://www.minneapolisfoundation.org/Events/RSVP.aspx?id=204
May 12th – LEAD Project PhilanthroFair 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Graves 601 Hotel
RSVP to: http://www.theleadproject.org/events/philanthrofair-3/
We will have over 15 nonprofits all offering skill based volunteer opportunities for young professionals to
meet with as well as a Board Bootcamp beforehand (additional charge).(via Bridget Ulrich)

May 17th - Lutheran Social Service of MN is hosting their annual Luncheon to End Youth Homelessness
Ramada Plaza Minneapolis. Registration; 11:30am. Lunch; Noon – 1:00 No Charge (via Jim Vos)
More information at http://lssmn.org/About-Us/News-and-Events/Homeless-Youth-Luncheon---Metro/

June 16th - The Engaged Philanthropy Conference (EPCON) - Social Ventures Partners Minnesota
EPCON: The Engaged Philanthropy Conference has a simple, yet powerful formula – to accelerate the
pace of social innovation in Minnesota by bringing together our most innovative social entrepreneurs with
social investors to create solutions to our pressing social problems.
http://svpmn.org/programs/epcon/

Jobs:

Foundation/Non-profit:

Medtronic
Executive Director, Medtronic Foundation and Community Affairs
http://bit.ly/MedtronicFoundation-ExecDir

Greater Twin Cities United Way (via Carole Stodieck)


Vice President, Marketing
http://www.minnesotanonprofits.org/job-details?id=42473

Director of Community Philanthropy


Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation
http://www.minnesotanonprofits.org/job-details?id=42384

InCommons (Bush Foundation initiative)


Engagement Specialist: Online Associate
http://www.minnesotanonprofits.org/job-details?id=43363

Engagement Specialist: Relationship Associate


http://www.minnesotanonprofits.org/job-details?id=43360

Public Radio International


Social Media Manager
http://www.pri.org/statecorruption.html

MicroGrants
Executive Director (via Joe Selvaggio)
http://scr.bi/MicroGrants-ED

Corporate:

Activision
Director, Production
http://bit.ly/Activision-Dir
Best Buy
SVP, Human Resources Generalists
https://bestbuy.taleo.net/careersection/11/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=110000004E

VP, Integrated Marketing Communications and Promotions Planning


https://bestbuy.taleo.net/careersection/11/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=110000003D

St. Jude Medical


Director, Regulatory
http://bit.ly/SJM-Dir-Regulatory

Carlson Hotels
Social Media Manager
http://bit.ly/CarlsonCos-SocMediaMgr

Boards/Leadership:

ClearWay Minnesota seeks new board member


http://www.minnesotanonprofits.org/job-details?id=43499

St. Paul Neighborhood Networks seeks board members


http://www.minnesotanonprofits.org/job-details?id=43427

Minnesota State Arts Board seeks “Advisory Panel” nominations (via Wendy Lane)
http://www.arts.state.mn.us/about/volunteer.htm

Jefferson Awards MN seeks advisory board nominations


http://www.jeffersonawards.org/

Founded in 1999 as the Mental Health Collective, Watercourse is a nonprofit agency established to
improve the emotional health of our diverse community.
We provide clinic services to our local community as well in school services for Minneapolis students.
http://www.watercoursecounseling.org. Interested candidates should email Rich Scorza at rscorza-at-
vspacepartners.com

Your knowledge and experiences can help someone else succeed. Help someone make positive
changes in their life. Become a mentor. Goodwill/Easter Seals is seeking male volunteers for our Second
Chance Mentoring Program. Training will be provided. (via Brenna Brelie)
http://www.goodwilleasterseals.org/site/PageServer?pagename=vol_opportunities

Angel Foundation is a growing nonprofit providing emergency financial assistance, education and support
for adult cancer patients and their families. As we accelerate our outreach efforts to help more people in
need, we are seeking two advisors: a social media practitioner and a media relations expert—to serve on
our volunteer task force to develop the organization’s strategic marketing and communications plan. We
anticipate this will be a six-month temporary commitment. For more details contact Deborah Erickson at
Angel Foundation, 612.627.9000 ext. 506 or derickson-at-mnangel.org.

Leadership and Community is a local, collaborative blog focused on community and leadership topics.
The blog has both regular contributors and guest contributors. If you have a community and leadership
topic - and would like to be considered for a guest blog post, please contact jeff.l.urban-at-gmail.com.

30 Additional MN non-profit board openings c/o MAP for Nonprofits:


http://bit.ly/MAP-BoardOpenings
Ideas/Inspiration:

Nominate someone for the 2011-12 HHH Policy Fellows program at the U of MN’s Humphrey School of
Public Affairs
http://www.hhh.umn.edu/centers/cspg/policy_fellows_program_information.html

CaringBridge.org seeks volunteer “Advocates”: (via Lars Leafblad)


http://www.caringbridge.org/patientvolunteer

McKinsey & Co. Quarterly – top 10 articles of Q1:


http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/newsletters/topten/2011_Q1.html

Lars Leafblad article, “Planning For Your Recruitment” written for Association for Fundraising
Professionals: PDF download:
http://scr.bi/PreparingForYourRecruitment-Philanthropy

The Psychology of Being CEO – interesting blog post from techcrunch.com


http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/31/what%E2%80%99s-the-most-difficult-ceo-skill-managing-your-own-
psychology/

“10 Things Worthy of Teaching in Kindergarten” from Jack Uldrich


http://www.unlearning101.com/fuhgetaboutit_the_art_of_/2011/03/10-things-worthy-of-teaching-in-
kindergarten.html

“Facebook’s Landing Team transports company culture” (via KeyStone Search)


http://www.startribune.com/business/119018859.html

A weekly must read for leadership and management insights  New York Times “Corner Office” with
Adam Bryant
http://projects.nytimes.com/corner-office

(via Ryan Molstad) “Minnesota Business is working on the June 2011 issue which will cover:

The Target Effect - exploring the MN based companies that exist to serve Target.

The Business of Gaming - business, gambling, and legislation

MN Summer activities and destinations (golf, resorts, camps, boating, family vacations, fishing, etc)

We are looking for businesses within any of these features that would want some additional exposure
and/or marketing. Interested companies should contact Ryan at Ryan.Molstad-at-tigeroak.com”

Dana Severson, who writes “Start Me Up” blog for Twin Cities Business, seeks nominations from Pollen
for Minnesota start-ups to profile in his blog. Learn more here:
http://tcbmag.blogs.com/start_me_up/

“12 Mind-Blowing Statistics Every Marketer Should Know”


http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/11414/12-Mind-Blowing-Statistics-Every-Marketer-Should-
Know.aspx (via Ekaterina Walter)

“What Will Your Legacy Be?” from MN’s George Dow (http://www.georgedow.com)
http://www.leadershipandcommunity.com/2011/04/03/community-legacy/
“5 Manifestos for Art, Life and Business”
http://the99percent.com/articles/7005/5-Manifestos-for-Art-Life-Business

“MN: The land of GoBots, Pound Puppies, and Care Bears”


http://www.citypages.com/2011-03-30/news/the-land-of-gobots-pound-puppies-and-care-bears/

Lori Sturdevant writes about Steve Rothschild new idea for funding non-profits in MN
http://www.startribune.com/opinion/119947149.html

Kate O’Reilly on the importance of learning to say “No!”


http://www.clever-kate.com/2011/04/i-said-no-damn-it/

Molly Sullivan on “Rocking the To-Do Lists” talking about public affairs job search
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/pnlc/pubtalk/

The Line visits with 4Front MSP – great interview for those who care about design, innovation, and
entrepreneurship in MN!
http://www.thelinemedia.com/features/4frontupdate04062011.aspx

“Effectively Influencing Decision Makers” by Marshall Goldsmith


http://marshallgoldsmith.blogspot.com/2011/04/effectively-influencing-decision-makers.html

John Maeda of RISD “Father as Leader”


http://creativeleadership.com/father-as-leader

You can download summary notes of the new book “Practically Radical” by Bill Taylor, co-founder and
inaugural editor of Fast Company magazine via this PDF download:
http://scr.bi/PracticallyRadical-LL-Notes

MinnPost’s Steve Berg: “The Launch of a metro business plan: better late than never”
http://bit.ly/MSP-BizPlan-MinnPost

Wall Street Journal “How To Get a Real Education” by Dilbert creator Scott Adams
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704101604576247143383496656.html

“5 Awesome Tips to Write Emails That Won’t Be Ignored”


http://www.dumblittleman.com/2011/04/5-awesome-tips-to-write-emails-that.html

Peter Thiel “We’re in a bubble and it’s not the internet. It’s higher education”
http://techcrunch.com/2011/04/10/peter-thiel-were-in-a-bubble-and-its-not-the-internet-its-higher-
education/

The Atlantic  “How Genius Works”


http://www.theatlantic.com/special-report/how-genius-works/

Pollen Props:

Drew Wood on his new role with Thrillist.com (Drew was formerly editor, Minnesota Business)

To the several Pollen members profiled in the April 2011 Twin Cities Business cover story “The
Innovatives”, written by Pollen member Dan Haugen and others

Jennifer Ford Reedy


http://www.tcbmag.com/peoplecompanies/businessleaders/134144p1.aspx
Dan Grigsby
http://www.tcbmag.com/peoplecompanies/businessleaders/134147p1.aspx

Rick Kupchella
http://www.tcbmag.com/peoplecompanies/businessleaders/134138p1.aspx

To several Pollen members honored as part of the “Women in Business” leadership awards from the
Mpls. St. Paul Business Journal – Lynn Casey, Margaret Murphy, Betsy Buckley, Carleen Rhodes, Beth
McMullen, and Andrea Kopfmann.

Full roster:
http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2011/04/01/women-in-business-honorees-announced.html

To Pollen member Jim Bernard, SVP, Digital for Star Tribune, on the successful launch of the new
StarTribune.com! Congrats Jim and team!

Mark Morse and Morsekode on being included in Star Tribune story “Advertising goes social” 
http://www.startribune.com/business/119098344.html

Emilie Hitch and Strategy for Good (s4g) network on another successful event
http://anemilie.com/blog/2011/04/strategy-for-good-debrief-s4gmpls-s4g-mpls/

Blois Olson has launched a new Facebook page for “Morning Take”. Check it out here:
https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_116697651741203

Judy Grundstrom on her new role as Director of BD for Pixel Farm Digital

Charlie Flinn on his new role as VP, BD with Gage Marketing Group

Jill Schoer on her new role as VP, Development with the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation (a KeyStone
Search project)

Sara Schlauderaff on her new role with Avanade

Ernest Grumbles on his new role with Adams Monahan law firm

Delinda Rood on her new role as Director of Development with Admission Possible

Nels Leafblad on a successful performance with “Idol Rejects: Minneapolis”


http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/04/13/curiocity-american-idol-rejects-to-perform-in-minneapolis/

Idol Rejects Concert Pictures:


http://twincities.metromix.com/events/photogallery/photos-american-idol-rejects/2559089/content

Dan Miller on profile of his business, Mulberrys Garment Care, in the Star Tribune
http://www.startribune.com/business/119506284.html

Scott Herold and Rock the Cause on their Star Tribune write-up
http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/119410369.html

James Elasky on his new role with Target – Senior Buyer, Movies

Kate Cimino on her blog post “When Leadership Isn’t Just About You”:
http://www.leadershipandcommunity.com/2011/04/12/when-leadership-isn%E2%80%99t-just-about-you/
Fun/Etc:

Can you name the Pollen member in this picture with the late Chris Farley??
http://twitpic.com/4gkd2g

Email your guesses to larsl-at-keystonesearch.com.

Please won’t you be my neighbor?!

A house just around the corner from Pollenite Lars Leafblad is on the market for 50% off due to
foreclosure. Mounds View schools, 3 parks within walking distance, and pretty friendly neighbors….we’d
love to welcome another Pollenite to the neighborhood! (via Lars Leafblad)

Click here for the listing and thanks for sharing with your network:
http://www.mlsfinder.com/mn_rmls/kwintegrity/index.cfm?action=listing_detail&property_id=4033897&so=
mc&domain=integrity.kwoffice.net

Finally, over 100+ new members became part of Pollen’s private LinkedIn community since our last issue
bringing our total membership to over 2,200 LinkedIn members. Join them by clicking this secure link.
http://www.bit.ly/Pollen-LinkedIn

Thanks again for being part of Pollen and please consider forwarding this to five friends/colleagues/clients
who you think might benefit from joining us!

Gratefully yours,

Lars

Curator, Pollen
Principal, KeyStone Search
larsl-at-keystonesearch.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/larsleafblad
http://www.twitter.com/larsleafblad
http://www.larsleafblad.com