Philanthropy that Serves the Public Good: A Happy Hour Conversation with Aaron Dorfman

Date: Feb 15, 2019
Time: 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM

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

Fee: Free for MCN Members

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is thrilled to present a member-exclusive happy hour conversation with Aaron Dorfman, CEO and president of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.

We know that nonprofits are vital to our community – we are 12% of the Minnesotan economy, we uplift communities, and provide voice to those who are most in need. Did you know that the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has worked tirelessly for the last 40 years to ensure foundations serve the public good, are responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness?

End your week on a high note and join us for casual networking and conversation with Aaron Dorfman, a national leader in advocating for the needs of nonprofits. We will chat about emerging trends in the philanthropy sector, relationships between nonprofits and grantmakers, and national perspectives on issues that affect nonprofits. Plus there will be plenty of time for your questions!

3 - 3:30 p.m.: Networking
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.: Conversation with Aaron Dorfman and Nonoko Sato, associate director of MCN
4:15pm - 4:30 p.m.: Q&A

Light refreshments and wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages will be served during this MCN member-exclusive happy hour event.

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About the Presenter

Aaron DorfmanAaron Dorfman is president and CEO of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, a research and advocacy organization that works to ensure America’s grantmakers and wealthy donors are responsive to the needs of those with the least wealth, opportunity, and power. Aaron, a thoughtful critic, frequently speaks and writes about the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy, the benefits of funding advocacy and community organizing, and the need for greater accountability and transparency in the philanthropic sector. Before joining NCRP in 2007, he served for 15 years as a community organizer with two national organizing networks, spearheading grassroots campaigns on a variety of issues. Aaron holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Carleton College, a master’s degree in philanthropic studies from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, and serves on the boards of Capital & Main and The Center for Popular Democracy.

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