MCN Annual Conference

November 14-15, 2018

Saint Paul RiverCentre


2018 Annual Conference

Saint Paul RiverCentre | November 14-15

Choosing hope in times of disruption

Mentors, activists and elders all tell us the value of choosing hope in our lives. Hope points us forward when we want to look back. Hope sustains and animates us through times of change.

Not a naive kind of hope. Not a blue skies kind of hope. But rather, a realistic and active kind of hope. A hope that starts with commitment and passion. A hope that starts with community engagement and activism. A hope that brings us together rather than pushing us apart. 

This is your conference. It's built by members of Minnesota's robust nonprofit sector. Its sessions are led by your colleagues, counterparts and allies. It's made possible by your registration fees. Together, we make the state a better place to live, work and grow. Together, we choose hope.

How will you choose hope? Tweet about it #MCNAC18.

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Wednesday Afternoon Keynote | 3 - 4:30 P.M.

2018 Election Effects




Thursday Morning Keynote | 9:15 - 10:45 A.M.

Hope in Challenging Times






40+ Breakout Sessions

Expert-driven workshops on topics ranging from fundraising and financial management to human resources to equity and inclusion.




Exhibitor Showcase

Become a conference exhibitor to share your resources with 1,000 nonprofit leaders, staff and volunteers from across Minnesota.




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2018 Nonprofit Mission Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, November 14 | 11:45 A.M. - 1:15 P.M.

Recognizing 4 nonprofits for their mission-focused achievement.



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Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Awards Ceremony

Thursday, November 15 | 9:15 - 10:45 A.M.

Recognizing 4 individuals for significant impacts on the state and their communities.




Join us as we CHOOSE HOPE, together.

We hope you'll join the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and one thousand of your nonprofit peers as we come together to explore the pressing issues facing our sector. We'll tackle questions big and small and celebrate the amazing work being done throughout the region by organizations just like yours.

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.

Check out the full schedule of the 2018 MCN Conference. We think you'll find ample opportunities to consider ways to choose hope in times of disruption. 

How will you choose hope? Tweet about it #MCNAC18