Greater Minnesota Nonprofit Collaborations: From Surviving to Thriving

Date: Apr 17, 2019
Time: 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Rochester Area Foundation, Community Room
12 Elton Hills Dr NW, Rochester

Fee: $35 for MCN members / $45 for nonmembers Register Now!

Many nonprofits are caught between the rock of increased community need and the hard place of decreased funding levels and sources. One response has been for nonprofits to consider collaborations with other nonprofits as a survival measure. But, by working together, nonprofits may do more than merely survive; by increasing their efficiency and effectiveness, they may better advance their missions.
Learn from collaboration experts about the realignment spectrum (cooperation to full integration), how to start exploring collaboration possibilities, and about potential pitfalls (and how to avoid them).

This event is sponsored by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Rochester Area Foundation, Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and the Rochester Nonprofit Consortium.

About the Presenters

Karen Ray is a recognized authority in building and sustaining collaborative ventures. She has earned a reputation for group facilitation that results in decisions, highly interactive training sessions, and effective consultation for collaborations. She has taught teambuilding and leadership courses in the University of St. Catherine Master’s program in Organization Leadership and Ethics, and undergraduate courses for Metropolitan State University. She holds a master’s degree in applied behavioral sciences from Whitworth College with a specialty in organization development and systems. Karen’s two books, The Collaboration Handbook and The Nimble Collaboration are national award winners, and her video on collaboration for nonprofit and government agencies is distributed internationally.
Trisha Reinwald’s career focus has long been in associations, civic engagement, and building the capacity of our region’s nonprofit organizations. In her current role as the vice president of member advancement with the Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities (MACC), she helps nonprofit human service organizations explore the potential of collaborative efforts to meet shared challenges. At MACC, she helps develop strategy based on the needs of members, connects members to resources, connects members to one another, and works to tell the story of the power of courageous collaboration. Prior to joining MACC she held various roles at different civic and capacity-building organizations including the Minnesota Jaycees, the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs, and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. Trisha served two terms on the national board of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) and was a founder of the Twin Cities chapter of YNPN. She holds an M.A. in nonprofit management from Hamline University and a B.A. in political science from St. Olaf College.

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