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Registration & Rate Information

Conference Rates MCN Members Nonmembers
Save the Date special (July 12 - August 4)
$99 $159
Early Bird (August 5 - September 3) $139 $199
Regular (September 4 - October 13) $179  $249

Now Introducing: PAY WHAT YOU CAN Conference Rates

MCN is introducing a Pay What You Can Model (PWYC) leading into the final week and half of registration for this year's Annual Conference. We want as many people as possible to be able to join us for our largest gathering of the year and we hope this new-to-us approach creates a broader access point.

The name of this year's conference is Reimagine Nonprofits. This is us reimagining our approach to conference registration with some inspiration from our peers in the sector. One example that helped shape our approach is the non-commercial theater community, which has used the PWYC model for years to increase accessibility to people at all different income levels. Join us for learning, reflecting, and finding time to laugh and catch up with each other.

Rate / Promo Code

$29 - PWYC29
- PWYC49
- PWYC69
- PWYC89
- PWYC109
- PWYC129

Learn more about why and how of PWYC in the Q&A below.

2021 MCN Annual Conference

October 14, 15, 28, & 29
Times vary (see Schedule page)

Virtual Conference
Live & Recorded

Register Now!

PDF Registration Form

Team Registration

Small Team Rate: Send more people and get more out of the conference. Register three people from the same organization and your fourth registration is free! Visit our Events and Registration FAQ page for instructions on how to complete online group registrations. Please email our help desk with any questions or issues during registration. (July 16 - October 13)

Large Team Rate: Do you have more than four people from your organization to send to the conference? Register a group of ten people from the same organization at the following rates: $750 for MCN members / $1,250 for nonmembers. For groups of ten or more, please register via the PDF Large Group Registration Form. (July 16 - October 13)


MCN strives to ensure this conference is accessible to all nonprofits, regardless of size or ability to pay, as well as individuals not associated with one specific organization. To this end, MCN can provide significant partial scholarships for:  
(1) Employees of organizations with budgets under $1,000,000 that meet one or more of the following criteria: 

  • Greater Minnesota organizations from outside the seven-county Twin Cities area; 
  • Immigrant and refugee organizations (led by immigrants/refugees or serving over 50% of clients who are immigrants or refugees); or 
  • culturally specific organizations serving communities of color, and BIPOC-led (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and serving organizations 

 (2) Individuals who meet one of the following criteria:  

  • Full-time students
  • Jobseekers
  • Full-time volunteers (i.e., AmeriCorps, VISTA, Public Allies)

All scholarship applications must be received by 8 a.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021. Applicants will be notified of their scholarship status by Friday, October 1 and will not hear from MCN before that point. If you are applying for a scholarship, please save the date and plan to attend the conference.   

Please do not register until you receive your scholarship offer. All eligible scholarship applicants will receive an offer of registration at/or below the normal rate that you would have received if you were to register normally today.  

Registration Policies

Registrants who are unable to attend the conference may substitute someone to attend in their place; please submit the change via email to MCN’s help desk. Cancellations received by September 30 will receive a refund minus a $35 processing fee. No refunds are available after September 30. Additional registration policies are available on MCN's Registration Policies page. 

Accommodation Requests

MCN strives to ensure that this conference is accessible to all individuals. Conference sessions will have AI captions via Zoom’s transcription function. Please note that these captions are automatically generated by the computer software and may not always accurately transcribe what is said. If you need professional captioning, or have another accessibility accommodation, please submit your request via email by September 30. Although we will attempt to meet all accessibility requests, requests submitted after September 30 may not be fulfilled.  

Sponsors and Exhibitors

MCN's Annual Conference is a perfect venue for you to get your brand in front of a nonprofit audience. Check out the exclusive sponsor and exhibitor opportunities to find ways to share your products and services with nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers.

Pay What You Can

Q. Will it work?
A. We don’t know. We also won’t know if we don’t try it. Thanks for sticking by us as we try.

Q. But I already registered. What about me?

A. Thank you for registering! We hope that the financial commitment you made to be present at the 2021 Annual Conference feels like the right amount for you. If you feel strongly that you need an adjustment to the rate you paid, we’ll honor your request. Please, be patient. It may take us several weeks to process adjustments. Also, due to a recent migration of our software, adjustments may need to be offered in the form of a check rather than electronically. Please use the template below and send your adjustment request to info@minnesotanonprofits.org

“Hi. I registered for the 2021 Annual Conference and I would like to adjust my paid amount to $ ______ . In case you need it, my current mailing address is ____________. Thank you.”

Thank you to our True North sponsors!


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