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While every individual invested in the success of their nonprofit plays some role in uplifting the organization, nonprofit communications, fundraising, and technology staff play a particularly important role in raising the organization to new heights — whether that is through raising key funds to advance your mission, telling your organization’s story in new and impactful ways, or finding the new technology solution to make it all possible.

In truth, fundraising, communications, and technology are inextricably linked. ACTcon — the first conference of its kind in Minnesota — gives nonprofit staff and leaders an opportunity to connect their work with current fundraising and communications trends, new technologies, and innovative approaches to how each can support the other to raise our impact on the communities we serve.

Varied opportunities for learning, including more than 30 breakout sessions, create a dynamic environment. Industry leaders share the very latest efficient solutions through innovation and technology — bringing the newest techniques into the limelight.  

Come together for all at ACTcon!


September 9 & 16, 2020

Virtual Conference
Live & Recorded

Hosted by:


Jeff Achen Headshots

Professional Headshot Booth

This year, we will be offering professional headshots at no cost to conference attendees. This is the perfect opportunity to spruce up your LinkedIn image, staff bio image on your organization's website, or blog byline. Enough of the poorly lit smartphone selfie. It's time to take your digital first impression up a notch or six!

A very special thanks to Jeff Achen and CallSign51 for providing this amazing conference perk!

Resource Exhibitors

Visit with over 50 resources exhibits featuring products and services from experts who specialize in working with nonprofits. You'll find vendors specializing in everything from grantwriting, video production, and printing to donor management software, website design and IT support. Plus, earn chances to win door prizes and drawings from individual exhibitors!

Conference Sponsors

Comcast Business

Conference Planning Committee

  • Kari Aanestad, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
  • Juliana Anderson Wilkins, COMPAS
  • Sarah Crumrine, Twin Cities Public Television
  • Laura Daugherty, Minnesota Public Radio
  • Paul Ernst, Cultural Technology Solutions
  • Connie Ertz, International Institute of Minnesota
  • Gay Gonnerman, The Food Group
  • Roger Hagedorn, City of Minneapolis
  • Graham Hartley, MIGIZI Communications
  • Joanne Kosciolek, Project for Pride in Living
  • Jonathan Jones
  • Jessica Manivasager, Fredrikson & Byron, PA
  • Shannon McCarville, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits 
  • Mallory Mitchell, Metropolitan State University
  • Chris Oien, Minnesota Council on Foundations
  • Luciano Patiño, Propel Nonprofits
  • Tressa Reuter, 360 Communities
  • Sondra Ries, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
  • Kelly Rowan, Carleton College
  • Patrick Rowan, Metro Meals on Wheels
  • Andrea Sanow, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
  • Peter Tatikian, Can Do Canines
  • John Wurm, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits