Event Details


Bite-Sized Learning: Corporations as Grantmakers

How to Find Them and Figure Out What They Want to Fund

Tuesday, April 13, 12:00 PM - Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 01:00 PM
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Fee: Free

Have you ever wondered what goes on inside of a corporate foundation? Have you wondered what corporate grantmakers think and how they make their funding decisions? This session with Mike Newman, a former grantmaker and corporate sponsorship underwriter, will give you insights to help maximize your success with corporate grantmakers.  

The Bite-Sized Learning events are designed by MCN’s Greater Minnesota team to keep us connected across the state. While the topics are chosen to meet the needs of Greater Minnesota, all are welcome here. Each event will have a short presentation along with plenty of time for networking and discussion on the designated topic. Bring your questions and expertise on the topic- 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.

This event 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 email MCN’s program assistant with your request at least two weeks prior to the start of the event. Although we will attempt to meet all accessibility requests, late request may not be fulfilled.

Speaker Information

Mike Newman spent 19 years as VP of the Travelers (formerly St. Paul Companies) Foundation. He developed a reputation as an innovator who developed partnerships of significance with nonprofit organizations through funding, sponsorships, employee engagement, nonprofit board placement, and employee individual giving. His work was national in scope with some forays into international giving. He engaged with executives and employees at many levels to make this possible.  

Prior to his corporate work, Mike was employed in the nonprofit and government sectors in areas of human resource development and community engagement.

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