MCN 2016 Annual Conference

2016 Annual Conference

Duluth | October 6-7


Listen. Learn. Lead.

Listen. In the face of change, we must slow down before rushing ahead. As Minnesota’s nonprofit sector, we must pause, reflect and listen. Listen to the communities who have not traditionally been heard. Listen to the people on the ground working to build strong communities. Listen to the good things as well as the critical. Listen to our intuition and best practices. Then listen for the oversights and the new voices. We must step back to move forward.

Learn. As a sector, we must continue to learn from one another and ourselves. Be willing to acknowledge our mistakes and knowledge gaps. Learn from the young, the old, our closest allies and the allies whom we have yet to meet. Change is constant. We must always aspire to learn.

Lead. Lead not through titles or privilege or power – but through grace and wisdom and humility. We must lead ourselves before leading others. Lead to a place where more of us can live the lives that we wish to live. 

Join the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits for our 2016 Annual Conference. Hosted in Duluth, MN, this year's gathering is the perfect opportunity for professionals from every corner of Minnesota’s robust nonprofit sector to join together, celebrate the sector, learn from one another and prepare for another year.




Winona LaDuke Thursday Keynote

Winona LaDuke

Thursday Keynote

Frances Kunreuther Friday Keynote

Frances Kunreuther

Friday Keynote


Breakout Sessions  

Breakout Sessions


Exhibitor Showcase

Exhibitor Showcase


Thursday Awards Ceremony  

Thursday Awards Ceremony


Friday Awards Ceremony

Friday Awards Ceremony


Join us to listen, learn and lead.

We hope you can join hundreds of your nonprofit peers in Duluth as we come together to explore the pressing issues facing our sector, tackle questions big and small and celebrate the amazing work being done throughout our state and region by organizations just like yours. Have a look at the list of current attendees and start planning your conversations and relationship building.

As always, the full schedule of the 2016 MCN Conference has ample opportunities to listen, learn and lead. Register today!