Meetings are held 8:30AM-9:30AM CST

For the North and Twin Cities Chapters


DATE:  Thursday, January 28th, 2021

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Presentation

9:35 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Networking Breakout Rooms

Topic: The Bottom Line on DEI

Description: We often talk about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a moral imperative, however, sometimes leaders need/want to know how it is beneficial in numbers. Rather than judge, come learn how DEI benefits an organization’s mission, innovation and yes, even the bottom line. In this interactive keynote, you will be inspired, informed and equipped to explain DEI as not just a moral issue, but a business/mission/money issue as well.

Speaker(s): Donte Curtis is the Owner/Lead Consultant of Catch Your Dream Consulting where he keynotes, consults with, and trains individuals, teams, and organizations nationwide. His expertise includes leadership development, racial equity, inclusion, and inspiring practical change. Donte currently serves on the Board of Directors at Social Enterprise Alliance Twin Cities and Youthprise, where he is a co-chair of the program investment committee. With over 12 years of facilitation and speaking experience, Donte is skilled at fostering the collective wisdom in the room and engaging audiences in multiple ways. Probably one of the most energetic people you will ever meet, Donte lives a life that is dedicated to leadership, social justice and liberation. He lives in St. Paul with his girlfriend, Rachel and their two dogs, King and Moose.

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Save the Date! Social Committee Event

DATE:  Thursday, February 11th, 2020

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. NFG Treasure Hunt!

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Networking

Description: Ahoy NFG! Time to break out those treasure maps and join the Social Committee for a virtual scavenger hunt! You and a maximum of four other mateys will have approximately 25 minutes to find a number of items from a list of treasures. Treasure lists will not be released until teams are in their Zoom breakout rooms. The team with the most found treasures wins! The winning team will share their loot with an organization of their choice. What is this; pirates that share?! You heard it right: the winning team will choose which organization they would like a donation made to in their honor. Even in the pirate code, sharing is caring. If you would like some booty to take home, we encourage you to submit ideas for treasures on the Treasure List. The most creative idea will win a $25 gift card, as determined by the Council of the Kraken (the Social Committee). Put all your ideas in an (imaginary) bottle and sail them off to (you do not have to be present to win)! Please join us for a swashbuckling good time!

Please submit an item to find when signing up for the virtual event! You can submit your ideas for the scavenger hunt to:

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