Event Details


National Foundations

Monday, November 22, 01:00 PM - Monday, November 22, 2021, 04:15 PM
Monday, November 22, 2021, 01:00 PM - 04:15 PM
Fee: $89 for MCN members / $129 for nonmembers
Nonprofits are continuing to navigate challenging times, and you may be asking, “Will pandemic-absorbed national funders be interested in me these days?” Philanthropy veteran and trend-watchers Steve Paprocki and Matt Ladhoff think so!

Join National Foundations for a look at hundreds of funding sources outside of Minnesota. Discover WHO these funders are and HOW to set your organization apart from the competition.

This information-packed virtual workshop will guide you through the current state of national foundations funding in Minnesota, including: 
  • The top 50+ national foundations that fund in MN 
  • Family foundations who've moved but are still interested in MN
  • Corporations with local plants or offices in MN
  • Corporations with high MN sales volume funding in the state
  • Midwest/regional funders
  • National/international mega funders
  • and much more!
Topics covered in this workshop include:
  • Finding out what it takes to attract national funding
  • Who the best national funders in Minnesota are and what they are interested in
  • Different types of national funders, how to best approach them, and when
  • The nuances between funder segments

Event Details

Workshop registrants will receive a downloadable electronic directory containing more information on 100 national funders that fund in Minnesota. In addition, participants will be granted free access, for two months, to Access Philanthropy's online funder database. Additional details will be shared during the National Foundations event.

The program will run from 1 - 3:30 p.m., with a break midway, followed by a virtual social hour from 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. for additional conversation with Access Philanthropy staff. 

Speaker Information

MLadhoff HeadshotMatt Ladhoff, managing partner at Access Philanthropy, considers himself an eternal optimist and lifelong student. In addition to his role at Access Philanthropy, Matt is an adjunct faculty member teaching social entrepreneurship at University of Minnesota. He loves connecting with others and efforts to apply business acumen toward impact-oriented solutions. Matt earned his MBA from the University of Minnesota, and is a part of the current Humphrey Policy Fellows 2021 - 2022 cohort.

Steve PaprockiSteve Paprocki, president of Access Philanthropy, has spent his entire professional career in philanthropy—as a foundation director, fundraiser, trainer, donor consultant, author, researcher, and lobbyist. With 45 years of philanthropic experience, he knows his stuff. He draws on his diverse experience and connections to help you meet the right people and meet your goals.

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