What is a Convening Circle?

A Convening Circle is a series of intimate gatherings of change makers providing support and accountability to take action and achieve your goals. Each Connect UP! Convening Circle consists of 8-12 participants shifting capital to build a more inclusive and economically dynamic Minnesota.

Building on the momentum of ConnectUP! MN, we are forming Convening Circles for people who want to make MN more equitable. We help you set goals, take meaningful action, and support one another to bring to life the initiatives you've identified at ConnectUP! MN.

The largest amount of money given to charity in MN comes from households that make $55K or less. We can’t buy into the narrative that we don’t have the money - we have it and we need to use it.
— Elaine Rasmussen, CEO Impact Strategies Group


Commitment to Action

Convening Circles will support you to: 

  • Set Your Goal

  • Stay Accountable to Your Goal

  • Make Meaningful Progress Towards Achieving Your Goal.

Through our Action Projects framework, you benefit from working with a trained host to connect with peers to take the necessary steps to move your capital to align with your values.



Cost: $450-1,050 (sliding scale)

7 Meetings (All meals and materials included)

Information Webinar:

Wednesday, JANUARY 23 @ 6:00pm


Convening Circles support you to:

  1. Increasing your knowledge of impact investing and philanthropy.

  2. Connect and build deeper relationships with your community.

  3. Set an Action Project to move into Impact Investing with the support of your peers.

You'll move through a four step process over the course of 7 meetings to learn more about how to align your values and your assets in your region.


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