This small upstart team wants to use the martial art of Jiu Jitsu to promote wellness, anti bullying and self-defense. We said, "Let's do a Friendraiser!"
This event is hosted and facilitated by the team at Uptown Church. It's NOT a fundraiser. Leave your checkbook at home, but come with a willingness to learn about something new, vibrant and redemptive in our city.
This workshop is for leaders, followers, creators, moms, dads, and artists. Participants learn a new model for understanding human behavior, culture, and growth.
“What a great idea!” That is what I heard over and over as I shared and invited people to the Friendraiser to support my project at Stories Foundation, including our new food truck.
If you are like me, you want to feel that you have the ability to make a difference – that somehow the future will be different because of your presence, relationships and actions. You want to grow. You want to deepen your approaches to leadership, communication and strategic thinking.
We all want to belong to something bigger. Whether you live in North Minneapolis or you are a supporter of the good things happening in our city, we all benefit from closing the gaps in food, jobs, housing and education. Many who live in North feel a lack of supportive community for the times when we face adversity. Many have doubts about moving to the community.
A couple of years ago, my wife, Kelsey and I (Tim) passed through Anoka, a small town north of Minneapolis and the home of Hans’ Bakery. And as we stood in line talking to the locals, we learned that Hans’ was actually shut down for a few years.
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"It was so affirming to have the chance to set the idea out in front of folks known and otherwise. To give me an opportunity to verbalize what I’m passionate about. To hear encouraging words. To be challenged. I felt equipped to move forward." - Chad Amour
Recently, Dale Durie, Leader of The Seeds Community, and a forthcoming Friendraiser Partner, sent me the slides he uses when teaching college students about dialogue. It’s incredible stuff. From these slides, I want to share with you three things about dialogue we absolutely have to know.
In 1993, Mary Johnson’s only child, Laramium Byrd, was shot to death at a party in North Minneapolis. Oshea Israel, 16, was tried as an adult and sentenced to 25 years. Mary sought to meet Oshea while he was at the state prison in Stillwater. To make a long-story short, she forgave him – and they became close. In fact, they lived next to each other for a few years. Their story of reconciliation can be told that quickly. Here is the problem: The story is always told that quickly.
It can feel like everything has to happen all at once. You need a mission statement, leadership, staff, budgets, strategy and websites. But none of those compare to the underlying, personal challenges: Can I do this? Am I capable of getting this thing off the ground? Learn how the Midtown Friendraiser could be the next step in your adventure of starting an organization.