What type of sessions will be included in the conference?
We’re looking for a broad array of session topics and encourage you to present in subject areas you are passionate about, skilled in, and will resonate with your peers. This could be marketing and communications, fundraising, policy and advocacy, technology, wellness, leading and mentoring, antiracism, human resources, or programming. Learners self-identifying as beginner, intermediate, and advanced attend, so consider the audience you’d like to reach.
Proposals that encourage dreaming as well as practical, skills-based learning both are welcome. We are particularly interested in sessions that encourage plans for action and highlight the genius, creative, and community-centered work from and by Black, Indigenous, and nonprofit leaders of color. We will strongly consider proposals that amplify BIPOC voices, center racial justice and equity, or fully represent the vibrancy of Greater MN nonprofits.
Our Annual Conference planning and proposal selection committee reflects MCN’s strategic commitment to racial justice, equity, and Greater MN representation. With this in mind, we are introducing Equity and Justice Guidelines this year.
- Sessions and presenters should reflect the racial, economic, cultural, age, and geographic diversity of the communities we serve. Experts and presenters who are able to share first-person experiences will be strongly considered, as well as representation of people who are furthest from justice. We also encourage participation from Greater Minnesota leaders and leaders from the LGBTQIA+, accessibility, and intersecting communities.
- Consider your audience and let us know how you’ll address different ways of learning throughout your presentation. For example, how will you reach introverts and extroverts? How will you reach internal and external processors?
- What does accessibility mean to you? Please be explicit in how you answer this.