Greater Minnesota Southeast Minnesota Foundations 2019

Date: Dec 18, 2018
Time: 01:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Where:

Rochester Area Foundation
12 Elton Hills Dr. NW, Rochester

Fee: $75 for MCN members / $125 for nonmembers Register Now!
 

Whether you’re an executive director, a fund development staff person or a board member involved in fundraising, Minnesota Foundations 2019 has the development-focused information you'll need to get your funding prospects in a row for the coming year!

Join MCN for frank, current information about changes taking place in Minnesota’s foundation community, including:

  • Insights into the program shifts, priorities and financial outlooks of more than 50 of the most important Minnesota foundations
  • A stronger list of local and statewide prospects
  • Resources necessary to implement your fundraising plan
  • A free copy of MCN’s Minnesota Grants Directory 2019
 

The session will run from 1 – 2:45 p.m. with a focus on foundations with statewide giving priorities. This portion of the session will take place in St. Paul and will be broadcast to the locations listed below. There will be opportunities to ask questions and to engage in the discussion with peers in St. Paul and statewide.

The session will continue locally, 3 – 4:30 p.m., with a panel of regional grantwriters and foundation representatives. The panel members will answer questions about grantwriting and will help you hone your “elevator pitch.” Bring a short written description of your program (200 words or less) for constructive feedback.

This workshop will be offered concurrently in St. Paul, Bemidji, Fergus Falls, Duluth, St. Cloud, Rochester, Mankato, and Marshall. Register at the location that’s best for your grantseeking priorities.

Principles & Practices

In addition to the content described above, this event will address the following practices:

  • FINANCE 16: Nonprofit organizations should secure appropriate levels of funding to carry out their missions and activities and, when possible, diversify their revenue sources to avoid being dependent on a single funding type.
  • FUND 8: Nonprofits must use funds consistent with donor intent and comply with specific conditions placed upon donations.
  • FUND 11: Organizational communications, including fundraising appeals, must include clear, accurate and honest information about the organization, its activities, and when, where and for whom the funds will be used in addition to the tax treatment of a contribution.
  • FUND 15: A nonprofit should plan its communications to tell the story of the organization and maintain consistent, mission-focused and timely communication with donors.

About the Presenters

Local Presenters

Beth Kallestad, grantwriting consultant and educator of leadership & civic engagement, University of Minnesota Extension

Lue Her, regional director, Otto Bremer Trust

Fatima Said, executive director, Project FINE


Statewide Presenters

Kari AanestadKari Aanestad is the development manager at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. In this role, Kari secures and stewards grant and individual donor support for MCN. She also supports the development of other fundraising professionals throughout Minnesota through various channels including in-person and online trainings, the Minnesota Grants Alert, and the Minnesota Grants Directory. Kari holds a bachelor of arts in English and political science from Augsburg College and a master of divinity from Luther Seminary. Most recently she served as grant writer and outcomes manager for St. David’s Center. Kari brings a holistic wealth of experience to her role including international travel to over 20 countries, hospital chaplaincy in England, and teaching and tutoring positions ranging from elementary to post-graduate levels in writing and compassionate communication.

Michelle EdgertonMichelle T. Edgerton brings more than 15 years of program and development experience to Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) having served as the chief advancement officer at The Family Partnership, the director of development at Twin Cities RISE!, the development officer in major/planned giving at the Courage Center, the regional director for Legacy Management Group, and as the director of events and special projects at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities. She recently joined NAZ as the chief advancement officer.  She serves on the board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Minnesota Chapter. Michelle holds a master of arts degree in leadership from Augsburg College and a bachelor of arts degree in religion from Wake Forest University.

Barbara MartensonFollowing careers in creative printing and as a chef, Barbara Martenson has been a writer and professional fundraiser since 1992. She has worked abroad in three countries in the Middle East and in the U.S., as a communications director, development director, major donor officer and grantwriter. Barb has worked with faith-based organizations providing multi-media and university-level services for young people, and food, housing, dental, mental health, and substance abuse recovery services for homeless and addicted people. She has an M.A. in intercultural studies, is a founding member of the Northstar Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association in Minnesota. Barb currently works as a development advisor and grantwriter for the Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities and other area nonprofits. 

Sara SpiessSara Spiess brings 15 years of development experience to the Science Museum of Minnesota where she works in Mission Advancement to cultivate, develop and steward a broad base of partnerships among corporate, foundation and government agency stakeholders. Sara holds a B.A. from New York University and actively volunteers in the community. In 2016, Sara was named a Young Professional of the Year by the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce. She is past co-president of GenYWCA, the emerging leaders group of the YWCA of Minneapolis. Sara has served on the board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Minnesota Chapter on communications, marketing and membership committees.

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