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Advocacy & Public Policy Events

Advocacy & Public Policy Events

MCN's advocacy trainings and events calendar includes a mixture of virtual trainings, in-person convenings, advocacy workshops, face-time with elected officials and their staffers, and networking with other nonprofits around the state.

Jan 30

Nonprofits Count! Census 2020

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Central Standard Time
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
St. Paul, MN
Hear from a panel of nonprofits about effective strategies and tools for the Census.
Jan 31

Understanding the State Budget

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Central Standard Time
Virtual Training, Live - Online
Learn about what the state’s latest economic forecast means for state tax and budget decisions.
Feb 14

2020 Session Lineup

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Standard Time
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
St. Paul, MN
Hear directly from the Governor’s office and legislative caucus leaders.
Feb 19

Working with Media in Advocacy

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Central Standard Time
State Office Building - Room 400N
St. Paul, MN
Learn from and engage with reporters who will share how to make a strong pitch to legislators.


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 Policies & 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.