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The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is an association with over 2,000 nonprofit members. Learn more about how MCN:

  • Saves nonprofits time and money.
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Thinking About Starting a Nonprofit? 

It takes time and effort to start a new nonprofit in Minnesota. Following all legal guidelines through the process can be especially difficult if unprepared and not fully informed. Fifteen key steps should be followed in order to successfully start a nonprofit. View key steps now »

New MCN VISTA Program Website!

The MCN AmeriCorps VISTA program builds the capacity of nonprofits serving or led by immigrant and refugee communities and communities of color to overcome poverty. Learn more »

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Member organizations are invited to submit organizational announcements to be featured in the Sector News section of MCN's website. Learn more»


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