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Nonprofits Count! Census 2020

Thursday, January 30, 02:00 PM - Thursday, January 30, 2020, 03:30 PM
Thursday, January 30, 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
2314 University Ave. W., Suite 20
St. PaulMN
Fee: Free for MCN members and nonmembers
Are you wondering what other nonprofits are doing to gear up for the census? Come hear from a panel of nonprofits and nonprofit partners about effective strategies and tools. You’ll walk away with ideas on how you can generate excitement around the census!

  
Event Details

Refreshments: Coffee, tea, and a light snack will be provided.

Travel: Driving directions and transit options are available on MCN's website.

Speaker Information

Brenna BrelieBrenna Brelie, chief of staff at Pillsbury United Communities, oversees many aspects of operations and leads a high-performing team of directors who develop, oversee, and expand programs that create thriving and prosperous communities. Brenna came to Pillsbury United Communities with more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit management, strategic communications, brand strategy, and internal communications. Prior to assuming the chief of staff role, she served as the senior director of communications and PR for two years, developing a communication strategy and overseeing public relations for each of our community centers and social enterprises. Previously she’s held communications and marketing positions at Grassroots Solutions, Goodwill/Easter Seals MN, and Fallon. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota.


Annastacia Belladonna-CarreraAnnastacia Belladonna-Carrera
provides Common Cause MN leadership in identifying and developing equity-based strategic grassroots alliances to achieve collective democracy-based outcomes for Minnesotans. Annastacia previously worked as legislative director for a Minnesota state agency; the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs (MCLA). MCLA advises and informs the Governor’s Office, legislative branch and community stakeholders on matters of importance to Latino Minnesotans. She was responsible for developing legislative strategy and mapping out action items for MCLA to infuse the Latino lens and voice into the policy making arena at all levels of government in Minnesota. Prior to joining the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs, Annastacia held various leadership roles within local, state, and federal government working closely with diverse Minnesota communities, partners, and stakeholders. 

Migdalia RogersMigdalia Rogers is a Deaf Latina who is a passionate volunteer in her community. She is a board member of Deaf Equity, an emerging nonprofit organization serving the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing community. As a board member, she engages in many projects that enhance the quality of life within her community.

Andrew VirdenAndrew Virden is the director of census operations and engagement at the Minnesota State Demographics Center. In his role, Andrew’s work applies his knowledge of the Census, including recruiting and field operations, as well as experience community organizing, to help ensure Minnesota gets an accurate count for Census Day on April 1, 2020. Prior to working in this position, Andrew worked at the Metropolitan Council as a community relations specialist providing direct support to Council members who represented urban, suburban, and rural districts in the seven-county metro area. He also worked for two years as a committee legislative assistant at the Minnesota House of Representatives. Andrew received his master’s degree in public affairs with a concentration in leadership and management at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He received his bachelor’s degree from Macalester College.

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