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Briefing with the Attorney General’s Office – Understanding Current Regulations and Resources for Charities in Minnesota

Friday, December 16, 10:00 AM - Friday, December 16, 2022, 11:00 AM
Friday, December 16, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: Free

The relationship between nonprofit organizations and the Attorney General’s office is unique and important.  As the state’s charity regulator, the Attorney General’s office provides critical oversight and helpful tools, resources and data, ultimately building public trust for our sector’s work. Join staff from the Charities Division of the Attorney General’s office to learn more about their role, how they interact with nonprofits and foundations, what compliance activities are required, how to engage them for assistance, and the policy changes they are considering that would impact the charitable sector. 

Nonprofits and foundations count on the Attorney General’s charities division as a resource, and we are accountable to them for public reporting—join the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, the Minnesota Council on Foundations, and Charities Division staff to learn more. Nonprofit and foundation staff working in finance and administration, development, grants management, public policy, and executive roles are particularly encouraged to attend.

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This session will be recorded.

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Speaker Information

Marie EllisMarie Ellis serves the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits as public policy director. In this role, Marie advances the mission and work of MCN and Minnesota’s nonprofit sector through developing MCN’s policy priorities, advocating on those issues at the state, local, and national levels, and assisting members in effectively advocating on behalf of their organizations and stakeholders. Marie is committed to continuing MCN’s work to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all individuals and participates in overall organizational leadership and management at MCN as part of the leadership team.

Susie BrownSusie Brown is the President at Minnesota Council on Foundations. She has spent her career in the nonprofit sector, beginning at Planned Parenthood of Connecticut and Planned Parenthood of New England, where she served as Public Affairs Director. After relocating to the Twin Cities, Ms. Brown acted as Public Policy Director at The Family Partnership before becoming Executive Director for Child Care Works, an organization dedicated to improving Minnesota’s child care system. She then held the role of Public Policy Director at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits from 2010 to 2016.  During that time, Ms. Brown served on the MCF Public Policy Committee and the Minnesota Office of Grant Management.

Mohamed Sabur

Mohamed H. Sabur is an Assistant Attorney General in the Charities Division of the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. Prior to joining the AGO, he practiced nonprofit corporate law and federal tax-exempt law at firms in Minneapolis and San Francisco, and previously directed a program to strengthen charities and houses of worship at a national legal advocacy and education organization. Before attending law school, Mr. Sabur was a communications and legislative aide to two Minnesota Members of Congress. Mr. Sabur earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his B.A. from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities.

AttorneyGeneralEllisonKeith Ellison was sworn in as Minnesota’s 30th attorney general on January 7, 2019. As the People’s Lawyer, Attorney General Ellison’s job is to help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect. His guiding values are generosity and inclusion. From 2007 to 2019, Keith Ellison represented Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he championed consumer, worker, environmental, and civil- and human-rights protections for Minnesotans. Before being elected to Congress, Attorney General Ellison served four years in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Prior to entering elective office, he spent 16 years as an attorney specializing in civil-rights and defense law, including five years as executive director of the Legal Rights Center. Attorney General Ellison received his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1990. He is the proud father of four adult children: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Elijah, and Amirah. He is the first African American and the first Muslim American to be elected to statewide office in Minnesota.

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