Environmental Nonprofit Training

Date: Jun 27, 2018
Time: 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
2314 University Ave. W., Suite 20, St. Paul

Fee: $45 for MCN members / $65 for nonmembers Register Now!

In these political times, the call for us to “show up” has never been greater! In this session you'll learn and share how we, as environmental nonprofit leaders, can create the greatest impact. This afternoon seminar will look at advocacy work from multiple perspectives:

  • How 501(c)(3)s can powerfully(and legally) participate in election activities
  • What 501c3 nonprofits can and cannot do regarding lobbying
  • The importance of nonprofits building relationships with elected officials

This training is sponsored by Fresh Energy, Conservation Minnesota, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, Sierra Club, Minnesota Environmental Partnership, and Friends of the Mississippi River, and will have an environmental angle. However, this is relevant to all in the nonprofit sector and all are welcome to attend.

In advance of the workshop, participants are encouraged to answer the four questions in this survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/WKYGWJN

Principles & Practices

In an effort to support nonprofits in fulfilling their missions, this event will help to focus your work on the following practices:

  • POLICY 1: Nonprofits should help their clients, members, volunteers and donors learn how relevant policies affect them, develop their skills and knowledge in public policy making, and help them take advantage of opportunities to participate in the public policy process.


Event Details

Refreshments: Coffee, tea and a light snack will be provided.

Travel: Driving directions and transit options are available on MCN's website.

About the Presenters

Rebecca LuceroRebecca Lucero, public policy director at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN), is responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s advocacy agenda locally and nationally, educate Minnesota nonprofits on key policy issues, lobby on behalf of Minnesota’s nonprofit sector and train nonprofit professionals on a wide array of advocacy issues and skills. Prior to joining MCN, Rebecca served as policy and advocacy manager for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, where she helped pass $100 million bonding in the Homes for All campaign. Rebecca has also worked as senior community representative in the Minnesota office of Representative Keith Ellison, an unemployment law judge with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, and an attorney in private practice with a small firm and with Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis. She has a law degree from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in Political Science from Grinnell College.

Emily RobertsonEmily Robertson is an attorney with Rubric Legal who focuses on advising nonprofit organizations on the nonprofit specific issues that affect their work, and their existence. Long before becoming a nonprofit lawyer, Emily worked in and around the nonprofit sector in a variety of capacities. Emily witnessed not only many of the challenges nonprofits face, but also the incredible impact they have in the communities they work -- and the kind of impact not understanding legal restrictions can have on their activities. Emily is an adjunct faculty from time to time in Hamline University's Nonprofit Management Program and at Mitchell Hamline School of Law

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