Email Newsletters

MCN offers a monthly sponsorship in the form of banner ads in two of its most popular biweekly email newsletters Minnesota Grants Alert and Smart Nonprofits. By sponsoring one month of either newsletter, your banner ad will be featured prominently in two issues during that month.

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This every-other-week alert details information about a wide variety of funding opportunities, including those with Minnesota foundations, government programs and national funders; news and trends in philanthropy; and information on professional development opportunities for development staff. Only members of MCN are eligible to receive the Minnesota Grants Alert.
Subscribers: 2,950 nonprofit fundraisers and executive directors
Open Rate: Approximately 30 percent of recipients open and read each issue
Banner Dimensions: 200ppi x 200ppi square
Banner Availability: 2 banner spaces per month
Sponsorship Cost: $500 for 2 issues/1 months (Advocate and Ally Associates receive a 50% discount) 
Sample Minnesota Grants Alert »

This newsletter, sent every other week, is a quick summary of upcoming events, trainings and briefings for those working in nonprofit organizations. Readers will get the latest information on management trainings and information briefings offered by MCN statewide as well as information from some of the best educational providers in Minnesota.
Subscribers: 4,400 nonprofit managers, staff members and leaders
Open Rate: approximately 27 percent of recipients open and read each issue
Banner Dimensions: 600ppi long x100ppi tall
Banner Availability: 1 banner space per month
Sponsorship Cost: $500 for 2 issues/1 months (Advocate and Ally Associates receive a 50% discount) 
Sample Smart Nonprofits »

The South Central/Southwest Chapter Update is a monthly email newsletter that details event announcements, funding and professional development opportunities, awards and advancements, and member tips and trends. E-newsletter recipients are nonprofit professionals that work for or with nonprofits in South Central/Southwest Minnesota.
Subscribers: 897 nonprofit professionals in the South Central/Southwest region
Open Rate: Approximately 24 percent of recipients open and read each issue
Banner dimensions: 360ppi x 180ppi tall
Banner Availability: 1 banner space per month
Sponsorship Cost: $250 for 3 issues/3 months (Advocate and Ally Associates receive a 50% discount)
Sample South Central/Southwest Chapter Update »

The Central Chapter Update is a monthly email newsletter that details event announcements, funding and professional development opportunities, awards and advancements, and member tips and trends. E-newsletter recipients are nonprofit professionals that work for or with nonprofits in Central Minnesota.
Subscribers: 1,332 nonprofit professionals in the South Central/Southwest region
Open Rate: Approximately 25 percent of recipients open and read each issue
Banner dimensions: 360ppi x 180ppi tall
Banner Availability: 1 banner space per month
Sponsorship Cost: $250 for 3 issues/3 months (Advocate and Ally Associates receive a 50% discount)
Sample Central Chapter Update »

The Northeast Chapter Update is a monthly email newsletter that details event announcements, funding and professional development opportunities, awards and advancements, and member tips and trends. E-newsletter recipients are nonprofit professionals that work for or with nonprofits in Northeast Minnesota.
Subscribers: 1,275 nonprofit professionals in the South Central/Southwest region
Open Rate: Approximately 22 percent of recipients open and read each issue
Banner dimensions: 360ppi x 180ppi tall
Banner Availability: 1 banner space per month
Sponsorship Cost: $250 for 3 issues/3 months (Advocate and Ally Associates receive a 50% discount) 
Sample Northeast Chapter Update »

The Southeast Chapter Update is a monthly email newsletter that details event announcements, funding and professional development opportunities, awards and advancements, and member tips and trends. E-newsletter recipients are nonprofit professionals that work for or with nonprofits in Southeast Minnesota.
Subscribers: 668 nonprofit professionals in the South Central/Southwest region
Open Rate: Approximately 19 percent of recipients open and read each issue 
Banner dimensions: 360ppi x 180ppi tall
Banner Availability: 1 banner space per month
Sponsorship Cost: $250 for 3 issues/3 months (Advocate and Ally Associates receive a 50% discount) 
Sample Southeast Chapter Update »

Member Discounts

Advertising in Minnesota Grants Alert and Smart Nonprofits is available exclusively for MCN members and associate members. Nonmembers are ineligible to submit ads.

Advocate level associate members receive a 50 percent discount on ads in Minnesota Grants Alert, Smart Nonprofits and Regional Chapter Updates. Ally level associate members receive one ad during their membership year, which can be a quarter-page ad in Nonprofit News or a monthly email newsletter banner sponsorship.

Production Requirements

Banner ads must measure the specified dimensions. Submissions should be sent as a jpg or gif, along with the URL the ad will direct traffic to. Ads and payment must be received by the submission deadline to ensure placement. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. MCN reserves the right to change the layout and banner dimensions, with notice to pre-reserved sponsors.

Submit Ads and Payment To:

John Wurm, marketing manager, or mail to MCN, 2314 University Ave. W., Ste. 20, St. Paul, MN 55114-1802.

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