Advocate and Amplify Your Voice!

Minnesota CapitolWe, the nonprofit sector, are a powerful community and voice. One easy and fun way to amplify our impact is through advocacy. The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits supports nonprofits to strengthen their voice in the public policy process—and we’re with you every step of the way, from creating your first advocacy agenda, to training and tips that increase your impact, to keeping you updated on developing issues that may affect your work today. 

Importantly, advocacy is not about partisanship or a particular political view or particular political party. We must engage in advocacy and lobbying to support public policy positions that align with our missions. It is essential that we, across the nonprofit sector are at the table. 

Updates and Action Alerts

Stay in the know on the federal and state budgetary processes, as well as legislation that will affect the way nonprofits work in Minnesota. MCN supports your advocacy voice by providing real time updates and action alerts on federal and state policies that will affect the way nonprofits work in Minnesota. Sign up to receive the Nonprofit Advocate to receive the latest updates and opportunities to act!

The Nonprofit Advocate’s Toolkit

Nonprofits engage in advocacy through various strategies, including meeting in-person with legislators, social media strategies, organizing voter registration, and much more! We have excellent resources designed to assist you in navigating the public policy processes, engaging our communities for change, sharing the essential role of nonprofits in society through your stories, and finally, affecting real policy change to promote strong, thriving communities across Minnesota.

Here’s where you can find our resources: 
Advocacy Resources 
Public Policy and Advocacy Resources 
Tools to Get Involved

Don’t forget to check out the Minnesota Budget Bites blog for the latest news and nonpartisan analysis on Minnesota tax and budget issues. The blog is run by the Minnesota Budget Project, a nonpartisan initiative of MCN dedicated to promoting solutions so that all Minnesotans have access to opportunity and economic well-being.

Advocacy Trainings and Events 

Our advocacy trainings includes a mixture of webinars, in-person convenings, advocacy workshops, face-time with elected officials and their staffers, and networking with other nonprofits around the state. Check the MCN calendar for upcoming trainings. We also post about our advocacy trainings on Facebook and through the Nonprofit Advocate – sign up!  


Federal Policy Campaign

MCN has launched our federal policy campaign, which aims to advance a culture ofactive advocacy among all nonprofits in order to further prosperity for everyone.  Learn more on the official website.



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