Upcoming events

    • February 15, 2017
    • December 14, 2017
    • 11 sessions


    Clare Housing’s mission is to provide affordable housing, supportive services and compassionate care to people living with HIV/AIDS. Our goal is simple . . . to provide a continuum of housing and services designed to empower people of low-income and to maximize their health, independence, dignity and quality of life.

    Join us at our next Journey Home Program! This one-hour program demonstrates how affordable housing and supportive services improve the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS in the Twin Cities.

    Register at: www.clarehousing.org/get-involved/journey-home-tour

    Upcoming 2017 Program Dates

    Clare Apartments: 929 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis (unless *)

    January 11th  Noon – 1:00pm (lunch provided)              

    February 15th  5:00 – 6:00pm                                           

    March 14th  8:00 – 9:00am                                                

    April 14th  Noon – 1:00pm (lunch provided)                   

    May 16th  5:00 – 6:00pm   

    June 15th  8:00 – 9:00am     

    July 12th  5:00 – 6:00pm  

    August 15TH  8:00 – 9:00am

    September 13th  5:00 – 6:00pm

    *October 18th  Noon 1:00pm (lunch provided)

    *November 14th  5:00 – 6:00pm

    December 14th  Noon – 1:00pm (lunch provided)

    *Program at new building Marshall Flats

    A Place to Call Home Fundraising Lunch

    Thursday, September 21st | 11:30am

    Minneapolis Convention Center

    For more information, contact a Clare Housing Development staff person:

    Jim Seas, Director- jim.seas@clarehousing.org                       

    Debbie Wyman, Coordinator-debbie.wyman@clarehousing.org               

    Chris Briggs, Coordinator-chris.briggs@clarehousing.org

    • September 19, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Hennes Art Company Showroom-160 Glenwood Ave. N., Minneapolis

    Please join Quorum Tuesday, September 19th for our monthly Network Night. Our generous host at Hennes Art Company (160 Glenwood Ave. N., Minneapolis) will be providing complimentary light appetizers and beer/wine and you will get to meet featured artists including Dan Raphael, Darren Terpstra, and Terry John Zila

    To learn more about the Hennes Art Company Showroom, PLEASE CLICK HERE!

    New to Quorum? Network Nights offer a fun way for the community to mix with Quorum members, prospective members, and guests. These events are hosted by member businesses and free to attend, but please RSVP so we can reserve enough space.

    • September 20, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Giving From Your Values: Donating for 

    LGBTQ Justice

    Do you donate your money, time, or other personal resources to LGBTQ and social justice organizations? Or would you like to? Do you have a giving plan for the future? How do you decide where to give? How much to give? How do you evaluate social change organizations and their alignment with your values? Come join us for a panel discussion with Q & A time to gain new tools and perspectives and learn more about several local Twin Cities and regional organizations from our guest panelists including representatives from PFund Foundation, the Arise Project, and more!

    DATE: September 20, 2017

    TIME: 12:00pm-1:30pm

    LOCATION: Capella University in Capella Tower, 225 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402. Come to the 9th floor to check in (or join us remotely-email for details). 

    This event is free but RSVPs are required by Sept 19: email CENG-PrideAlliance@capella.edu

    Quorum's Lunch and Learn series is a collaboration of Capella’s Pride Alliance, Twin Cities Quorum, and UPS


    • September 21, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Ginger Hop - 201 East Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis MN


    Join us for a fun event that highlights LGBT and Allied Women at Ginger Hop! A great opportunity to network, it also is a great place to forge connections with other women business leaders, have some tasty food and have the opportunity to highlight your work. Ginger Hop (201 East Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN) is a fun casual restaurant located in the beautiful Northeast area. 

    Quorum Women meets on the third Thursday of each month at noon. Open to all LGBT and allied women, this is more than a networking group. It’s an opportunity to highlight your business, share best practices, discuss successes and challenges, and get to know other women business owners in our community. Don't forget to bring your business cards!

    • September 27, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • RSM Plaza-801 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

    Are you involved in an LGBTQA ERG/BRG/BSN or other LGBTQA Employee Group? Would you like to meet other people involved in similar groups in the Twin Cities, learn about current best practices, and network with other professionals? You’re invited to join your peers from Twin Cities LGBTQA Employee Resource Groups for a night of networking and best practices sharing!

    Quorum is thrilled to be partnering with RSM to host our next Workplace Alliance event on Wednesday, September 27 at 5:30pm at RSM Plaza located at 801 Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis.

    Identifying the Finish Line and Measuring Success: Developing Return on Investment (ROI) Metrics for LGBTA Employee Network Groups

    Have you ever been asked to quantify the inherent value of your resource groups? Have you struggled to define what a successful resource group is? Have you wondered how to align your group goals with your corporate pillars in a practical and trackable way? This is the session for you! 

    Please join us for fun and interactive large and small group discussions led by RSM regarding how to use best practices metrics to demonstrate the ROI of your employee network group:

    • How do you determine success? What is your finish line? 
    • What metrics and strategies do you use to determine success?
    • How will using practical metrics transform your ERG?

    We look forward to your attendance at this event. These conversations help shape our companies today and we’d love to have everyone’s attendance and input. Please feel free to share this exciting event with other network friends and colleagues! 

    PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. See you on September 27th!

    Rebecca Waggoner 

    Quorum Executive Director



    5:30 - 5:45 Informal Networking with drinks/light appetizers

    5:45 - 7:15 Event Program

    7:15 - 7:30 Closing Remarks and Next Steps

    7:30- 8:30 Drinks and continued networking at the 8th Street Grill


    RSM Plaza: 801 Nicollet Mall, West Tower Suite 1100     Minneapolis, MN 55402

    The office is located in the center of downtown Minneapolis, on Nicollet Mall between 8th and 9th Streets.

    Parking: Park in the RSM Plaza ramp located on Marquette Avenue between 8th and 9th Streets. 

     To get to reception from the parking ramp, take the RSM Plaza Elevator to the 1st floor and walk past the Security Guard Desk. Follow signs to the West Tower elevators, and take the West Tower elevator to the 11th floor.

    • October 05, 2017
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Ameriprise Financial Client Center-901 3rd Ave, Minneapolis

    • October 11, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • McNamara Alumni Center/University of Minnesota: 200 SE Oak St, Minneapolis, MN

    Please join us as we celebrate Quorum's 24th Annual National Coming Out Day Luncheon. 
    This inspirational and transformational community luncheon gives voice to the power of living openly, honestly and with authenticity at work, in our families, in our faith communities, and across our lives. The realities of living an authentic life are deeper than being "out". We all have many layers of identity and we must work together to create a world where people can bring their "whole self" to everything they do.  

    The tide of history will continue to change when we honor our identities with pride and live with joy, openness and truth. Coming out (whether as lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, ally or any identity on the spectrum) STILL MATTERS. Every person who speaks up continues to change hearts and minds, and creates new advocates for equality. 
    The National Coming Out Day Luncheon serves as celebration of who we are individually...and together!


    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 11:00am-1:30pm

    Location: McNamara Alumni Center-200 SE Oak St, Minneapolis, MN 55455

    *Tickets-$49 members/$55 non-members

    *Vendor Tables-$150 members/$175 non-members (includes 1 Luncheon ticket)


    Quorum depends on the generosity of our sponsors to continue to provide the highest level of quality services to our members. Please consider becoming our sponsor of the National Coming Out Day Luncheon..


    Sponsoring the Luncheon is, in fact, a brilliant marketing strategy. In this climate of shifting marketing budgets, reductions in every sector, and a deluge of "buzz word" messaging from competitors, an effective alternative has become being an event sponsor.

    1) Develop and enhance credibility in a target market-This is an opportunity to build rapport and trust with customers, prospects and the community in general!

    2) Highly targeted marketing-large events such as the Luncheon have a variety of attendees across sectors. Sponsorships allow you to create and utilize a targeted marketing strategy that automatically puts you head and shoulders above the competition. 

    3) Leveraged lead generation-The majority of attendees have shared interests in the LGBT community and most likely will know others who share the same interests or have similar needs thus increasing the chance of further recommendations or creating other connections

    4) Brand awareness and recognition-Logo placement in a variety of places such as flyers, direct mail, brochures, websites, email marketing campaigns, tickets, signage, etc. will add to increase brand awareness. Being recognized as a sponsor will communicate value and support with the audience at the event.

    5) Community support-Involvement in community organizations demonstrates your concern for the community in which you live and shows that your business supports certain community-related issues. This can significantly improve your organization’s public image, as well as help build goodwill in your community.

    Please email rebecca@twincitiesquorum.com with any questions!

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