All MCN Events

All Events

Learn Something New. For Yourself and Your Mission.

We believe that the nonprofit sector is strongest when each organization is well-run and well-supported. We want you to be able to do your work better.

At MCN, we offer learning opportunities that help nonprofit staff and volunteers know what you need to know, strengthen your skills, and build connections with others.

You do good work. Our job is to help your nonprofit do better.

Featured Event

2023 Nonprofit Finance & Sustainability Conference

Tuesday, March 28, 08:00 AM - Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 03:30 PM
Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 08:00 AM - 03:30 PM
March 28 & 30
VirtualLive & Recorded
Mar 28

2023 Nonprofit Finance & Sustainability Conference

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Central Standard Time
March 28 & 30
Virtual, Live & Recorded
This twelfth annual two-day virtual conference will offer insights, strategies and tools for staff and board members looking at your organization’s financial sustainability from diverse perspectives.
Apr 04

Beginner Grantseeking

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Central Standard Time
Virtual, Live/Online
Join this session to explore and develop the skills needed for effective grantseeking.
Apr 11

Doing Our Own Work: Personal and Professional Anti-Racism

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Standard Time
Virtual, Live/Online
Join us for a deep dive into your own personal anti-racism ideals as well as how you are combating racism in your work/community spaces.
Apr 11

Creating a Trauma-Informed Workplace

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central Standard Time
Virtual, Live/Online
Could you benefit from a training geared towards recognizing and managing workplace stress responses? Join us to develop these skills that are applicable to any size and type of nonprofit.
Apr 12

Nonprofit Advocacy: How to Tell Your Story Using Values-Based Narratives

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Central Standard Time
Virtual, Live/Online
Join us to strengthen your organization's "advocacy muscle" by learning how to use a values-based narrative.
Apr 12

Board Bits: Beyond Bob - Facilitating Inclusive Decision Making by Applying or Replacing Robert's Rules

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central Standard Time
Virtual, Live/Online
Join us as we explore how to perform due diligence documenting and discussing board decisions by using an equitable and inclusive structure.
Apr 13

PSLF: Practical Steps for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Central Standard Time
Virtual, Live/Online
Join us for an interactive and informational workshop about federal student loans and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).
Apr 19

Transforming Difficult Conversations

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Standard Time
Virtual, Live/Online
Learn strategies to increase your comfort level with difficult conversations and effectively navigate potential tensions.
Apr 19

Crafting a Strong Session Proposal

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central Standard Time
Virtual, Live/Online
Join us to walk through creating a compelling proposal for an MCN conference in this session.
Apr 26

Practical Leadership 2.0: Building Engaged Teams (In-Person)

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Standard Time
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
St. Paul, MN
This highly interactive training provides participants with immediately implementable tools and strategies and is one of MCN’s most popular trainings.

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2023 Nonprofit Leadership Conference

This day-long in-person gathering will focus on refreshing and building knowledge, recognizing current trends, questioning long-ingrained models and understandings, and supporting each other as a community of interconnected nonprofit leaders.

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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.