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  • 2100 Plymouth Avenue North
  • Minneapolis, MN, 55411
  • United States

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Join us to learn about the compelling mission and vision of Strive Publishing. Then we invite you to contribute your ideas, wisdom, and thoughts so together we can help take this project to the next level.


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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
5:30 to 7:30p

Community Center Room 107
2001 Plymouth Ave N
Mpls, Minn 55411

Do you have experience or expertise in marketing, business strategy, or non-profit entrepreneurship? Do you know how to ask good questions, see problems in a new way, or come up with creative solutions? Maybe you simply like to learn about new things or brainstorm new ideas. Join us to learn, contribute, and connect.

Dress is casual and comfortable. Expect refreshments. This is not a fundraiser - we want your ideas. Space is limited, please register. 


About Strive Publishing


Strive Publishing's mission is to publish African American picture books and young adult novels with stories from African American communities that are contemporary and relatable. Through supporting emerging African American authors, we aim to affirm our stories and to inspire our readers to achieve their dreams for generations to come.



Meet Your Facilitator

Matt Randerson

Matt Randerson lives in the Twin Cities but will always call Wisconsin his home. Matt works at Thrivent where he focuses on creative research-based learning experiences that equip church leaders across the country. Matt carries a deep passion for leadership and community. The things we accomplish are always noteworthy but who we are in the process and the people we get to journey alongside are equally as valuable.

What happens at Popup Think Tank?


Step 1: Interview the founder

We'll take a few minutes to learn about Strive from founder, Mary Taris. Matt will interview Mary and we'll learn about the mission, vision, challenges, and opportunities.  

Step 2: Contribute your ideas, wisdom, and connections

Good ideas are deep inside of each of us. All are welcome to participate, and many are surprised how many ideas they have to offer once we get started! Matt will show us how to do it.

Step 3: Celebrate the mission!

After the event we'll put the ideas in an Idea Book for the team at Strive. As much as this event is about generating new ideas, it's also about celebrating those who are making a difference. Register today to see this process in action - and join in the creation of something our world needs. 



Building communities around difference makers

Popup Think Tank is a platform that connects social entrepreneurs and non-profit founders with trained facilitators so together they can host smart, bold, energetic, and fun events that build communities around projects that make a difference.

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