National Foundations

Thu Dec 01 To Thu Dec 01
Thu Dec 01

An annual look at hundreds of funding sources outside of Minnesota that fund Minnesota nonprofits.

Spotlight: Communications for Small Shops

Thu Dec 15 To Thu Dec 15
Thu Dec 15

Join us for a day focused on learning effective communications strategies for small nonprofits.

2023 Session Lineup

Fri Jan 06 To Fri Jan 06
Fri Jan 06

Join us as we share in the opportunity to connect with lawmakers at the beginning of the legislative session.

Suggested Events

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Learn something new. For yourself and your mission.

At MCN, we believe that the nonprofit sector is strongest when each organization is well-run and well-supported.
Put simply, we want you to be able to do your work better.

MCN offers learning opportunities that help nonprofit staff, board, and volunteers strengthen their skills, build their knowledge, and establish valuable connections with others.

You build a better world. We build stronger nonprofits.


Each year, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits offers seven day-long conferences focusing on a wide variety of topic areas nonprofit professionals need. From conferences focusing on topics including communications, finance, fundraising, and leadership, to our Greater Minnesota Nonprofit Summit and Annual Conference, each gathering provides valuable opportunities to build skills, relationships, and stronger nonprofits. 

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Virtual Learning

MCN’s virtual trainings aren’t your ordinary webinars. In fact, they don’t feel like a webinar at all. Instead, we offer highly interactive trainings – combining presentations, conversations, individual reflection, and work between sessions to provide a unique learning experience.

Networking Events

Often we learn best in the company of our peers. Join MCN's topic- or region-specific networking events to share ideas, questions, and experiences on current nonprofit themes. Drop-in to one of these free events and take away a few new ideas or new connections.

Events By Region

At MCN, our goal is to offer rich learning experiences all across the state. We offer valuable in-person learning and networking opportunities in each of our six regional chapters throughout Greater Minnesota, as well as in the Twin Cities metro area.


MCN is pleased to offer a limited number of partial scholarships for most MCN sponsored trainings and events to individuals from small nonprofits, organizations outside the seven-county Twin Cities area, immigrant and refugee organizations, and culturally-specific organizations working with individual cultural communities.

Additionally, scholarships are available to full-time students, jobseekers, and full-time volunteers.

Registration and Refunds

MCN wants to ensure a smooth registration process and event experience for all participants. If you have questions about your registration, please check to see if you can find an answer here. If you still have questions, please contact MCN directly and we’ll do our best to meet your needs.

Our promise is to provide exceptional programs. If any MCN program does not fulfill this promise, we will make the situation right or refund your money.