Northwest Chapter


Welcome to the Northwest Chapter

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) maintains regional offices to provide locally-based opportunities to build the sector’s capacity and strengthen its effectiveness. Through its regional presence in Bemidji and Northwest Minnesota, MCN amplifies its mission by offering educational training, hosting peer-learning opportunities, and connecting nonprofits to the resources offered through MCN's statewide network.

MCN works regionally with the North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations. We are regional partners in the Grand Forks / East Grand Forks area.


Upcoming Northwest Region


Starting a Successful Nonprofit - Virtual Training

Dec 12, 2019
Virtual TrainingLive - Online

Beginning Grantwriting - Virtual Training

Dec 04, 2019
Virtual TrainingLive - Online

Practical Leadership 2.0: Supervising for Team Engagement - Multi-part Virtual Training

Dec 03, 2019
Virtual TrainingLive - Online

Northwest Roundtable: POC Affinity Group

Nov 20, 2019

National Foundations

Nov 19, 2019

Northwest Roundtable Network

Nov 13, 2019
Thief River FallsMN

Contact the


For more information about MCN's Northwest Chapter and how to become involved, please contact:

Ashley Charwood
Northwest Minnesota Regional Coordinator
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Northwest Office
Bemidji, MN

Phone: (218) 407-5202

Northwest Minnesota Advisory Committee

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An advisory committee, made up of representatives from area nonprofits, helps set priorities for programs and projects to be offered in the Northwest Minnesota region, advises the regional coordinator on a variety of nonprofit issues and helps to broaden MCN's regional network. Representatives on the committee include area leaders who represent MCN member organizations.

Advisory Committee Roster:

Jason Carlson, C.E.O., Tri-Valley Opportunity Council Inc.
Connie Carmichael, executive director, Living at Home of the Park Rapids Area
Rosy Hjermstad, MPA, Executive Director, Kinship of the Park Rapids Area
Gabriel E. Warren, assistance professor of marketing, Bemidji State University
Laura Lobo, owner, Pizzazz Your Voice

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