Applications are now open for seven MCN AmeriCorps VISTA positions -- helping strengthen, inform and connect nonprofits working with immigrant and refugee communities and communities of color to overcome the multiple determinants of poverty. Learn more!
Coming in June!
Join this day-long session to begin to explore the deep inter-relationship between knowing ourselves and relating to others. Learn more!
Explore Diverse Voices!
Join hundreds of nonprofit leaders as we explore the diverse voices present in our sector, our communities and our organizations. Whether you’ve been involved in the nonprofit sector for 2 years or 20 years, this conference offers a space for you! Register now!
Online Member Resources
Member organizations have access to members-only online resources including a searchable nonprofit directory, access to partnerships with services that your organization needs, MCN's online publication the Nonprofit Legal Handbook and much more. Login now »
Starting a Successful Nonprofit
The process for transforming an idea into an operating organization can be complicated. It takes time, planning and knowledge of Minnesota and federal regulations, as well as nonprofit best practices.
MCN offers a variety of resources to help guide nonprofits start on the right foot, including online information, a Handbook for Starting a Successful Nonprofit andin-person workshops that take participants through the stages of starting a nonprofit in Minnesota.
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 »
Nonprofit Insurance Advisors is a service of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. With an insider's perspective on the scope and scale of the nonprofit sector's insurance needs, Nonprofit Insurance Advisors will go that extra mile for organizations of all sizes. Get a quote »
MCN Member Benefits
Want to reach Minnesota’s nonprofit sector? You’ve come to the right place! The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) has a variety of options to help you market your products and services to nonprofits that will fit marketing budgets of all sizes.