Thursday, April 25, 2013

Have You Failed Lately? #AnnualForum13

Friends in philanthropy, local government, nonprofits and beyond: join us for our Annual Forum 2013!

Minnesota is home to some of the most rapidly shifting demographics and widening disparities in the nation. Our community’s growing needs tell us that it’s time to work harder, smarter and more closely with one another to build a brighter future for Minnesota. What’s it going to take? A hunger for innovation, a willingness to take risks, a commitment to accountability and a good dose of resilience when we fail. 

We hope you’ll join us for this year’s Annual Forum as nonprofit, philanthropic, business, and community leaders come together to experience what it means to Dare to Fail on the Road to Discovery, with keynote speaker and best-selling author Peter Sims.


What do Thomas Edison, Chris Rock, and Jeff Bezos all have in common?
Answer: An understanding that the biggest ideas spring forth from a series of small discoveries that together lead to game-changing innovation. 

In his latest book, Little Bets, Sims interviewed 200 successful creators and innovators to demonstrate that traditional linear problem-solving and fear of failure hinders creativity. A strong supporter of the national nonprofit landscape and the co-author of best-seller True North with Minnesota’s own Bill George, Sims is sure to inspire us. Together we can start making ‘little bets’ in order to build collective impact in our community.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Networking begins at 11 a.m.

University of St. Thomas

We are very excited about this year's lunch event, featuring Peter Sims, the Charities Review Council Report to the Community, and our Community Leadership Award Ceremony.

Register online at or call us at 651-224-7030. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kate Khaled.

Arrangements for the appearance of Peter Sims made through The GUILD Agency.

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