wFMN innovators program

The application process is now open to become a WFMN Innovator!

Through their Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota WFMN Innovators program, The Women's Foundation of Minnesota provides one-time microgrants of $2,500 directly to young women* (ages 16-24) to support their leadership and to drive their ideas and solutions that advance key recommendations in the YWI MN Blueprint for Action

If you know of a young woman who is passionate about creating access to economic opportunity, safety, and leadership, please let them know about this program and encourage them to apply!

The Women's Foundation welcomes applications from all young women* (ages 16-24) who reside in Minnesota. Priority will be given to applicants who are women of color, American Indian young women, women from Greater Minnesota, LGBTQ+ youth, and young women with disabilities. 

Join the webinar on December 11, 2018, at 6 p.m. to learn more about this opportunity and connect with WFMN staff. Applications are due January 10, 2019, at 5 p.m.

Read more about the program here

*NOTE: WFMN’s definition of a young woman is anyone who identifies as a woman and is inclusive of cisgender, transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary people.

Mailroom specialist: state services for the blind

DEED's State Services for the Blind (SSB) has been serving blind, visually impaired and DeafBlind Minnesotans since 1923.  It does so with a staff of 130 dedicated personnel, over 650 skilled volunteers, an active State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind and a host of community partners.  Each year SSB assists thousands in leading full, active and productive lives.  Come be part of a great organization in a great state!

This position operates as lead worker for shipping and receiving functions, processing all incoming and outgoing mail, supplies, equipment, and other material for SSB and providing mailing and shipping advice.  This position is responsible for ensuring mailroom equipment and software are up to date; mailroom is clean and organized; supplies are ordered, stocked, labeled, and accessible; and that shipping invoices are correct and payable.  This position will provide technical assistance in ensuring audio equipment is ready for shipment to customers, runs customer reports, conducts data cleanup changes in customer software, and provides assistance to the development unit in processing donations. Deadline to apply is January 14 at midnight.

Job Duties:

  • Process all incoming and outgoing mail, supplies, and equipment;

  • Provide mailing and shipping advice;

  • Ensure supplies are ordered, stocked, labeled, and accessible;

  • Ensure mailroom equipment and software are up to date and mailroom is clean and organized;

  • Review shipping invoices for payment;

  • Provide technical assistance ensuring audio equipment is ready for shipment to customers;

  • Run customer reports, conduct data cleanup changes in customer software;

  • Provide assistance to the development unit processing donations, including scanning and copying checks and other financial records;

  • Coordinate and supervise the work of volunteers in the mailroom and train mailroom backup personnel

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Able to learn, understand, apply, and follow mailing and shipping laws and requirements;

  • Able to communicate effectively to staff and external customers and vendors in order to:  (1) respond to routine inquiries and provide mailing and shipping advise; (2) accurately process and route incoming and outgoing mail that is in standard print; (3) troubleshoot, investigate, and resolve mailing/shipping/computer software issues with appropriate personnel; (4) coordinate and supervise the work of volunteers and mailroom backup personnel; and (5) regularly update and maintain mailroom manuals and written resources.

  • Customer service skills to: (1) provide prompt, courteous and accurate service and follow up on the phone, in person, through email and other written correspondence; (2) effectively communicate and elicit information with tact and diplomacy in difficult situations.

  • Math skills sufficient to calculate mail data, compare vendor rates, monitor postage, maintain accurate inventories of supplies, and review invoices to approve for payment and resolve discrepancies.

  • Computer proficiency sufficient to learn and operate necessary software and maintain accurate customer and inventory records.

  • Able to create high-quality copies and maintain supplies of customer communications inserts.

  • Ability to scan and copy checks and financial documents, with attention to detail to maintain accurate financial records.

  • Able to operate mailing machines and other equipment to perform job functions. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in any of the following areas or in any combination: customer service; delivery services; warehouse experience; purchasing, receiving, inventory, stocking, filling orders; fixed asset inventory; mail handling, postage and shipping information and regulations; printing services; maintaining computerized records.

board member: givemn

The mission of GiveMN is to ignite generosity and grow giving. Using creative ideas and innovative technology, they connect more people with more causes than ever before.

GiveMN is looking for board members who represent the communities that the organization serves — people of color, people from small or community-based nonprofits, and people under 30 or over 65. They also need board members with knowledge or experience in finance, legal, and audit.

For more information, please contact Meghan McInerny at

Board member: still kickin

Still Kickin is a retail-based organization that helps awesome people going through awful things. Each month, they choose a deserving person, family, or organization — a Still Kickin Hero — and provide financial support. Still Kickin is building a braver, more supportive world — one shirt, one workout, one person at a time.

Still Kickin is looking to add members to their fast-growing and fun board.

For more information, please contact Meghan McInerny at