Nonprofits & Elections

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits supports and expands the capacity of Minnesota nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations to effectively engage in permissible nonpartisan voter engagement effort - registration, voter education and voter mobilization activities.

Elections! The Role of Nonprofits Webinar and Content

Webinar PowerPoint 

501(c)(3) Rules

Learn what is and is not permissible voter mobilization activity for 501(c)(3) nonprofits. Visit the 501(c)(3) Rules Section

Nonprofit Voter Engagement Toolboxes

Nonprofit Voter Registration
Nonprofit Voter Education
Nonprofit Voter Mobilization

Nonprofit Advocate E-Newsletter

Get tips on how your nonprofit organization can get involved in nonpartisan nonprofit election activity and other nonprofit advocacy news and opportunities. Sign Up for the Nonprofit Advocate! 

Nonprofit Vote

Nonprofit Vote partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote. Visit Nonprofit Vote's Website for upcoming trainings and resources.


MCN offered small grants to cover the costs of voter engagement activities including voter education and voter mobilization. Up to $200 per activity has been granted to the following organizations: 

  • Churches United in Ministry (CHUM), Duluth
  • Circles of Support/Kootasca Community Action, Grand Rapids
  • Community Stabilization Project, St Paul
  • Itasca Community Television, Grand Rapids
  • Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, St Paul
  • Minneapolis Television Network, Minneapolis
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota Foundation, St Paul
  • Neighborhood House, St Paul
  • Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, St Paul
  • The Social Connextion, Moorhead
  • Tri-CAP, Waite Park
  • YWCA of Minneapolis, Minneapolis




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