2017 Nonprofit Fundraising Conference

Date: Jul 19, 2017
Time: 07:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Earle Brown Heritage Center
6115 Earle Brown Dr., Brooklyn Center


Minnesota is a state with a vibrant nonprofit sector and a strong culture of philanthropy. It is through the art of fundraising that Minnesota's donors connect with individual causes. Through fundraising, we bring to life the ideals of our communities and make real the visions of change embedded within each nonprofit.

The third annual Minnesota Nonprofit Fundraising Conference is designed for the entire philanthropic community. Whether you're a volunteer or an executive director, a grantwriter or a grantmaker, an experienced development director or a new program manager – you'll find valuable learning and networking at this conference. All individuals who participate or are looking to better understand the grand task of philanthropy are encouraged to attend. We're again expecting over 500 individuals to attend this not-to-be-missed event!

The Nonprofit Fundraising Conference is co-hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Minnesota Chapter (AFP) and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN).

Conference Program

Conference Keynote

Round 1 Workshops: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Developing the Next Generation of Fundraisers

From Data to Design: How Market Research Can Help Drive Your Organization’s Creative Process 

Power Your Grantwriting with Minnesota Compass

Soup to Nuts on the (Legal) Nuts and Bolts on “Cross-Border” Fundraising

You Need More than Funds: Start “In-Kindraising”!

Round 2 Workshops: 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Coaching Works with the Right Motivations and Trust

Culturally Affirming Communications

Sector Tectonics

Turn Data Into Dollars: Fire Up Your Story!

Round 3 Workshops: 1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Communicating Across Differences: Impact of Implicit Bias

Financial Challenges: Fundraising for Reserves and Deficits

Minnesota’s State of Giving: Benchmarks and Trends

Romancing the Donor: Building a Life-Long Relationship

Round 4 Workshops: 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

Making Space for Lasting Funder Relationships

Pave the Way to a Successful Giving Day

Talent Development From the Heart

What’s New in Donor Management Software


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