Upcoming Events: Monthly Breakfasts and Board Elections

Thank you for attending our 3rd Annual Net Impact Fundraiser!

To the speakers, sponsors, and attendees who came out to Town Hall Brewery for our fundraiser on March 9th, THANK YOU! We so appreciate your support. We had such a fun-filled evening learning about and discussing social entrepreneurship and the future of food, and we hope you enjoyed it just as much.

Upcoming Monthly Networking Breakfast: April 5 at Mapps Coffee Riverside


About six months ago, we began our monthly breakfast series at different local coffee shops around the Twin Cities. We have had a great turnout of people, stimulating conversation, and enjoyed some delicious cafe hot spots.Thank you to those who have attended and started your first Tuesday of the month with us. We always have several Net Impact Minneapolis Professional Chapter board members there, and we welcome anyone with an interest in the intersection of business and social and environmental impact – whether you’re working in the field or interested in learning more.

Join us for the following breakfasts from 7:30am-8:30am:

Tuesday, April 5: Mapps Coffee (Riverside)

Tuesday, May 3: Espresso Royale  (Hennepin)

Tuesday, June 7: Bread and Chocolate (Grand Ave)

Tuesday, July 12: Peace Coffee (Capella Tower)

Come join us for the whole hour or just pop in for a bit. As a reminder, no RSVP necessary.

Upcoming Board Elections: April 26th

Interested in getting more involved in your community and making a lasting impact with a great group of people? Now is the perfect time to join our Board of Directors! On April 26th, you can learn more about what events and programs are in the works and nominate yourself to get elected!

What:    Board Elections
When:   Tuesday, April 26 @ 6:00 pm
Where:  The Wedge Table – 2412 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis MN

A few Questions & Answers about Net Impact Minneapolis.

Q: What type of entity is Net Impact Minneapolis Professional Chapter?
A: Net Impact Minneapolis is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit that works with the Net Impact national organization to give life to our shared mission: “To inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.

Q: What does the Board do?
A: In short, everything.  We are a working Board, there is no staff, so everyone brings their passion for sustainability and social impact to bring to life the board members ideas for events and initiatives.  A few of the things we did over the past two years: held an event at Surly Brewing in conjunction with USGBC and Global Shapers, held our fundraiser where we brought together 75 individuals interested in social entrepreneurship and the future of food, held an event on MN’s newly passed Benefit Corporation legislation, and B Corps, launched the sustainability mentoring program, and lots of work on the national conference.

Q:  How many people are on the Board?
A: There are 4 officers (president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary) and up to 9 at-large members for a maximum size of 13.

Q: Who is eligible to serve on the Board?
A: Members in good standing are eligible to serve on the Board.  This means you must be a member of the National Net Impact organization and have the Net Impact Minneapolis Professional Chapter designated as your chapter.

Q: What if I’m interested in serving, but I’m not a member yet?
A: There is still time to join.  Just go here to join.  Remember to designate the Minneapolis Professional Chapter as your chapter.

Q: What if I have more questions?
A: Join us on the 26th at the Wedge Table in Minneapolis, details above.  Hope to see you there!


Green building practices are becoming commonplace. Local governments have embraced resiliency and the corporate community has prioritized sustainability. While these concepts are becoming the norm, the need for specific solutions is greater than ever.

Our partners, USGBC Minnesota, is hosting IMPACT 2016, the largest green building conference.Three distinct tracks of programming and an expanded vendor expo will allow professionals from every field relating to green building and sustainability to network, connect, stay current and be engaged in the next conversation in green building.

The IMPACT Conference is a place to learn about the latest solutions. New rating systems address specialized infrastructure. Value is being measured in terms of productivity, health and well-being and new methods of finance are changing the business case for high performance construction. Nationally known speakers will share their stories and help you drive the next conversation in green building.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.usgbc.org/event/impact-2016-next-conversation-green-building.

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