Event Details


Greater MN Virtual Networking: Civic Engagement in Outstate Minnesota

Tuesday, July 21, 11:45 AM - Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 01:00 PM
Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Fee: Free

What does Civic Engagement mean to you and your nonprofit? Civic Engagement can take many forms. Join West Central Regional Coordinator as we talk about what Civic Engagement looks like in outstate Minnesota.

The Greater Minnesota Virtual Networking events are designed to keep us connected across the state. Each of the networking events will have a short presentation (10-20 minutes) along with plenty of time for networking and discussion on the designated topic. Bring your questions and expertise on arts going virtual! With our cameras and microphones on, we can stay connected, learn, and support one another.

Event Details

The event will be hosted on Zoom. You will need a computer and a phone as a back-up audio method. 

Register for the event on Zoom.

Facilitator Information

JoePedersonJoe Pederson is the regional coordinator for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits’ West Central Minnesota Chapter, based out of Fargo. Through this part time position, Joe provides local activities, initiatives, and connections to the resources MCN provides in the west central region of Minnesota.

Previously, Joe was the executive director for Lakes and Prairies Community Action Partnership from 2000 through 2015. Through this work, Joe managed an $8 million budget and oversaw a wide range of programs with a particular focus on those with low-income and from diverse backgrounds. He was deeply engaged in public policy, community relations, fundraising, managing relationships with public and private partners, and much more. In addition to his work at Lakes and Prairies, Joe was an elected official in Hawley (population 2,083) due east of Fargo-Moorhead, he worked for a number of years for Clay County Social Services, and he has worked closely with various MCN member organizations and partners. Joe holds a B.A. in history and political science from Concordia College in Moorhead.

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