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Bite-Sized Learning: The Dirt of Development

Wednesday, March 16, 12:00 PM - Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 01:00 PM
Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Fee: Free

Join MCN’s development manager and other development professionals across the state for a frank conversation about Development’s role in your organization. We will provide space for discussion and conversation about grantwriting, grants management, individual and major donor cultivation, events planning, and how we are all juggling this vital aspect of nonprofit work. What aspects of the work do you loathe, and what aspects energize and motivate you? What are the skill sets needed for development success? Do you have them?  If you don’t, how do you find people who do? What can you resource out? Would a volunteer be better at some of your tasks? What is your capacity?

This lightly-facilitated session will focus on peer networking, support, and problem solving. Bring your questions and expertise on the topic – with our cameras and microphones on, we can stay connected, learn, and share tips with one another.

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.

Event Details

This virtual event will take place on the Zoom platform. Your access link will be emailed to you from Zoom once you register. 

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Speaker Information

Lenny JonesLaura “Lenny” Jones brings to MCN over 25 years of experience in grantwriting, program development, and awards management through her work with nonprofits in Chicago and Minneapolis/St Paul. Before becoming MCN’s Development Manager, she served as Grants & Contracts specialist for the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center in Minneapolis’ Phillips neighborhood, procuring and managing and over $3 million annually in government, foundation, and corporate awards and contracts. Prior to her tenure at the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, Laura was involved in program development and fundraising in the areas of HIV/AIDS, midwifery, community health, and reproductive justice in Chicago.

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