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Rep. McCollum Briefing: Nonprofit Seat at the Table

Wednesday, June 01, 01:00 PM - Wednesday, June 01, 2022, 02:00 PM
Wednesday, June 01, 2022, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Fee: Free

Just a few weeks ago Rep. Betty McCollum (MN) and Rep. Fred Upton (MI) introduced the bipartisan Nonprofit Sector Strength and Partnership Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. This Act would make significant changes to how nonprofits and the federal government interact with each other, by creating a White House Office on the Nonprofit Sector, an Interagency Council, and an Advisory Board, made up of community-based and national nonprofit and philanthropic leaders.

This Act would create mechanisms that leverage the mission, knowledge, and impact of nonprofits to help government and the sector work together more effectively in pursuit of shared goals.

Join the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and the Minnesota Council on Foundations to hear directly from Rep. McCollum on her commitment to nonprofit sector representation at the federal level and her inspiration for this bill. This briefing will also include a detailed overview of the bill and time for Q&A.

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and the Minnesota Council on Foundations both support this legislation.

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This event will have automatic captioning via Zoom’s AI transcription. 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.

Speaker Information

Nonoko SatoNonoko Sato is the executive director at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. In partnership with MCN’s board, staff, and key stakeholders, Nonoko charts MCN’s strategic response to organizational and sector challenges. She is a relentless champion for racial equity and justice, and excited for MCN to model new approaches across the organization’s values, operations, programs, policy agendas, and partnerships. Nonoko values making authentic and deep relationships with people, and is excited to  mobilize the nonprofit sector to take on its next set of political and economic challenges and help nonprofits accomplish their missions to create a healthy, cooperative, and just society.  

Betty McCollumRepresentative Betty McCollum is a Democrat representing the families of Minnesota’s Fourth District in the United States House of Representatives. In 2000, Congresswoman McCollum made history as only the second Minnesota woman elected to serve in Congress since statehood in 1858. McCollum represents the residents of Minnesota's capital city, St. Paul, as well as all of Ramsey County and most of Washington County.

Sophia Schilling

Ben KershawBen Kershaw is Independent Sector’s director of public policy and government relations, where he works to advance a policy agenda that protects and promotes nonprofit organizations’ ability to serve their communities. Before joining Independent Sector in 2018, he was the director of policy and legislative affairs at the American Alliance of Museums and worked as a Congressional aide on tax and budget policy. 

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