Fundraising for the Long Haul

Thursday, January 16, 01:00 PM - Thursday, January 16, 2020, 04:30 PM
Thursday, January 16, 2020, 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
University of St. Thomas, Anderson Student Center
2115 Summit Ave.
St. PaulMN
Fee: $109 for MCN members / $159 for nonmembers

Q: Which foundations should I approach to fund my nonprofit?

Q: What’s the best way to get dollars from specific foundations?

A:  Join this workshop to hear well-informed, external analysis and critiques from your nonprofit peers. You’ll gain useful and nuanced answers to these persistent questions.

Join the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits for this annual exploration of the trends, staffing, program shifts, and financial outlooks of dozens of the most important Minnesota foundations. You’ll learn frank, current information about significant changes taking place in Minnesota's foundation community.

Whether you’re an executive director, a board member involved in fundraising, or a fund development staff person, this workshop is a great way to expand and enliven your funding prospects for 2020.

What to expect:

  • Build your list of foundation prospects for the coming year
  • Connect to trends in the nonprofit sector
  • Uncover insider-tips about what it’s like to work with various foundations
  • Gain motivation to implement a robust fundraising plan

The workshop will include information about some of Minnesota’s most active private, community, and corporate foundations. This session is a time to dig beyond the grantmakers’ websites and to hear candidly from your peer grantseekers about their experiences and knowledge about working with various foundations.

Participants will receive a complimentary copy of MCN's Minnesota Grants Directory 2020.

The session will be divided into 2 sections. The first half of the afternoon will be dedicated to discussing foundations that fund nonprofits across the state of Minnesota. The second half of the session will focus on Twin Cities-specific funders.

This workshop will be offered later in the season in numerous other locations including Duluth, Rochester, St. Cloud, Fergus Falls, Bemidji, Marshall, Mankato, and other venues. Register at the location that’s best for your grantseeking priorities.

Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence

This event will address the following best practices:

  • Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence

    FINANCE 16: Nonprofit organizations should secure appropriate levels of funding to carry out their missions and activities and, when possible, diversify their revenue sources to avoid being dependent on a single funding type.
  • FUND 8: Nonprofits must use funds consistent with donor intent and comply with specific conditions placed upon donations.
  • FUND 11: Organizational communications, including fundraising appeals, must include clear, accurate and honest information about the organization, its activities, and when, where and for whom the funds will be used in addition to the tax treatment of a contribution.
  • FUND 15: A nonprofit should plan its communications to tell the story of the organization and maintain consistent, mission-focused and timely communication with donors.

Event Details

Refreshments: A light snack and beverages will be served.

Location: Registration is on the third floor of the Anderson Student Center. The workshop will take place in James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall.

Travel: For driving, transit, and parking directions, please visit UST’s website. Please plan to arrive early; parking can get congested and may take more than 15 minutes. 

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