MCN Annual Conference
November 14-15, 2018
Saint Paul RiverCentre
MCN Annual Conference
November 14-15, 2018
Saint Paul RiverCentre
Are You Running Your Organization or is It Running You? Track: Evaluation or Programming
Beyond Diversity, Culture & Inclusion: Alternative Frameworks for Nonprofits Track: Equity and Community Engagement
Branding God: How One Nonprofit’s Mission Created a Unique Branding Challenge Track: Marketing, Communications or Technology
Making Your Metrics Dance: Connecting Numbers to Narrative Track: Evaluation or Programming
Planning Our Tomorrow by Reflecting on Our Yesterdays Track: Leadership and Governance
Tax Changes and Charitable Giving Track: Fundraising
The Courage to Lead: Self-Leadership and Better Relationships Track: Leadership and Governance
Transformative Listening: Translating Community Ideas into Action Track: Equity and Community Engagement
Board Governance Best Practices: Marathon or Sprint? Track: Leadership and Governance
Collaboration: What Makes It Work? Track: Equity and Community Engagement
From Striving to Thriving: Leading an Agile Organization Track: Leadership and Governance
Generating Monthly Donors Without Breaking the Bank Track: Fundraising
Jugaad: An Innovative Program for Emerging Minority Leaders Track: Leadership and Governance
Navigating Through Change Track: Finance, Operations and HR
Navigating Your Nonprofit’s Traditional and Nontraditional Benefits in a Competitive Market Track: Finance, Operations and HR
Social Justice, Equity, and Understanding your Impact Track: Evaluation or Programming
Using Digital Media to Cultivate and Collect Track: Marketing, Communications or Technology
Creating Healthy, Respectful Workplaces and Preventing Sexual Harassment Track: Equity and Community Engagement
Donor-Centric or Mission-Centric? Finding a Way Forward Track: Fundraising
Engaging Employees and Engaging Their Talent Track: Finance, Operations and HR
FASB Reimagined: Revolutionizing Compliance Track: Finance, Operations and HR
How to Host Tough Conversations Track: Equity and Community Engagement
Mission Creep or Mission Leap? Track: Evaluation or Programming
Purpose: Refining Your Why for a Better What Track: Leadership and Governance
Sabbatical 101: How to Create a Career Break Without Breaking Your Career Track: Leadership and Governance
Three-Tiered Approach to Storytelling to Enhance Programming Track: Marketing, Communications or Technology
Join us for hors d'oeuvres, networking and music with the soulful sounds of Trio Milieu, featuring Andrew Bocher on keys, DeCarlo Jackson on bass and trumpet, and Richard Haneman on drums.
This year, the MCN Annual Conference falls during Give to the Max Day. We have changed our schedule to host a shorter day on November 15, to allow for more flexibility for those with GTMD obligations. We'll have tables for you to set up your laptop and work on your campaign between sessions. Bring your device and stay connected!
Annual Reports in an Age of Social Media Track: Marketing, Communications or Technology
BenefitsMN: Group Health Insurance Benefit Options for Nonprofits Track: Finance, Operations and HR
Culturally Responsive Leadership Track: Leadership and Governance
Authentic & Purposeful Leadership for New Leaders Track: Leadership and Governance
Continuous Improvement: Enhancing Your Organization's Process Track: Leadership and Governance
Innovation in Community Engagement Track: Equity and Community Engagement
Making Money Off Your Mission: Is it Ethical? Track: Fundraising
Minnesota’s Response to Youth Victims of Labor Trafficking Track: Equity and Community Engagement
What Every Leader Should Know About Human Resources Track: Finance, Operations and HR
10 Tips for a Smooth Web Redesign Process Track: Marketing, Communications or Technology
Board Governance: 20 Best Practices for Nonprofit Boards Track: Leadership and Governance
Building an Evidence Base for Your Program Track: Evaluation or Programming
Dealing with the White Supremacy in Us Track: Equity and Community Engagement
Digital Dominance: Successful Storytelling in Days of Distraction Track: Marketing, Communications or Technology
People Matter! Designing a Strategic Staff Structure Track: Leadership and Governance
Taking a Victim-Centered Approach to Sexual Harassment Track: Equity and Community Engagement
Wellness as Work Culture: Putting Theory into Practice Track: Finance, Operations and HR
What Just Happened? Moving Forward from the 2018 Election Track: Public Policy and Advocacy
On November 6, Minnesotans will elect a new governor and four other statewide constitutional offices, 2 U.S. senators, eight U.S. congress members, and the entire 134 members of the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Join us after election day to hear from a panel of Minnesota’s political observers as they discuss the implications of the elections on the state, the nonprofit sector and our communities. As we “choose hope in times of disruption”, the panel will offer insights and reflections on the ways that political realities may impact our work at the state and federal levels. We’ll explore how the 2018 election results could influence the relationship between communities, nonprofits and government.
Panel members include Susie Brown, executive director, Hennepin County Bar Association; Susan Grafstrom, director, Homeland Security Emergency Management, Roseau County; Senator Foung Hawj, Minnesota Senate; Rep. Jenifer Loon, Minnesota House of Representatives; and Sarah Walker, lobbyist and government affairs consultant, MZA + CO
Effective leaders are able to balance the need for hope with the realities of the times. Join this session for an inspirational conversation about what it takes to lead in challenging times. Whether focusing externally on political, economic and social themes or focusing internally on organizational culture and sustainability - every community must learn to thrive through the good and the bad.
Join this conversation with Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter (invited) and MCN’s associate director, Nonoko Sato.
While you get to know your nonprofit and grantmaking colleagues over lunch, you will be treated to the presentation of the Nonprofit Mission Awards, presented by MCN. These awards emphasize the importance of nonprofits to the quality of life in Minnesota by recognizing achievements that make a significant impact in the categories of:
- Anti-Racism Initiative
- Responsive Philanthropy
Each recipient will receive the honor and distinction of being recognized as a leader among Minnesota's nonprofits, a professionally produced video production capturing the organization's work, a one-of-a-kind art glass award, hand blown by Minnesota Glass Artist Robinson Scott, a feature profile of your organization in MCN's Nonprofit News, and a cash award (for all recipients except for Responsive Philanthropy recipient)
To learn more about the Mission Awards and to view videos of previous honorees, visit the Minnesota Nonprofit Awards website.
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is pleased to announce the fourth annual Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Awards, taking place before our Thursday morning Keynote Session. In partnership with The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation seeking to improve the quality of life for present and future generations, four Minnesotans, two from the Twin Cities metro and two from Greater Minnesota, will each receive $10,000 in recognition of the significant impact they have had on the state of Minnesota and its communities.