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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 24

Coffee with Congress: Representative Dean Phillips

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Central Standard Time
Virtual, Live/Online
Join us for a virtual Coffee with Congress event with Representative Dean Phillips.
Feb 04

2022 Session Lineup

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Standard Time
Virtual, Live/Online
Join us as we share in the opportunity to connect with lawmakers at the beginning of the legislative session.
Feb 18

Understanding the State Budget and How it Can Further Racial Equity

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Central Standard Time
Virtual, Live/Online
Participants will gain an understanding of the state’s current budget situation and key budget decision points.
Mar 04

Working with Media in Advocacy

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Central Standard Time
Virtual, Live/Online
Join this training and get ready to feel confident in your interactions with members of the media.
Mar 18

Nonprofit Advocacy and What's at Stake in 2022

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Central Standard Time
Virtual, Live/Online
Hear how and why nonprofits should engage in state budget and tax policy to move us towards a better, brighter future for all Minnesotans.


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.