Recruiting the next generation of civic leaders

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Frank Calvario, 17, a senior at Northfield High School, discusses his options for applying to college with Kim Horner, a Torch volunteer Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. The Torch program helps students with college applications by offering advice, tutoring and academic coaching.
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Civic and philanthropic leadership organizations are looking ahead to the next generation of leaders. There are at least 52 networking groups in the Twin Cities helping young professionals connect and give back in their communities.

Nonprofits are looking for ways to engage young people so they become current and future donors. From Twin Cities Business:

Diane Tran, founder of Minnesota Rising, put it this way: "How can we build the collective capacity of our generation to lead the new Minnesota?" She created Minnesota Rising to build relationships, trust, and a shared vision that emerging leaders can unite around. Among other events, Minnesota Rising sponsors the annual Un/Conference ... which draws 100 or so emerging leaders for an all-day Saturday session of leadership training, inspirational speakers, and networking opportunities.

Tran joins The Daily Circuit along with Jonathan Wilson, partner at the Best & Flanagan law firm, to discuss the future of local philanthropy. Wilson serves on the boards of Torch Community and The LEAD Project, two organizations that connect young professionals with each other and with leadership opportunities within nonprofits.

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