Event Details


Minnesota Grantmakers 2023

Tuesday, January 10, 10:00 AM - Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 11:30 AM
Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $129 for MCN members / $169 for nonmembers

Celebrate the New Year with an annual favorite, Minnesota Grantmakers, and the popular publication that accompanies it, the 2023 Minnesota Grants Directory. Register for the event and the Directory is yours for free.2023 MN Grantmakers feature

Minnesota Grantmakers 2023 is a three-hour training spread over two 1.5-hour sessions, January 10 and 12 from 10-11:30 a.m. each day.  

Important Note: The statewide portion on January 10 will discuss foundations that fund nonprofits across the state of Minnesota and is relevant for Greater Minnesota- and Twin Cities-based organizations. On January 12, two offerings will take place simultaneously: Twin Cities Grantmakers and Greater Minnesota Grantmakers. Depending on your nonprofit’s geographic location, you will attend either the Twin Cities or Greater Minnesota workshop for your second session. By registering for the January 10 Statewide workshop you will automatically receive the Zoom links for both the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota workshops, so that you can simply click on the offering that is relevant to you on January 12. One registration, no hassle!

January 10: Minnesota Grantmakers 2023 - Statewide

Have these questions ever been top of mind for you as you consider how to get the most out of your finite and precious time raising money for your nonprofit? 

  • Which foundations should I approach to fund my nonprofit? 
  • What’s the best way to get dollars from specific foundations?
  • Are there resources out there I have yet to tap into that would streamline and amplify my process? 

If so, join this workshop designed for organizations in all parts of the state of Minnesota to hear well-informed, external analysis and critiques from your nonprofit peers. You’ll gain useful and nuanced answers to these persistent questions. 

You'll also gain insight into trends, staffing, program shifts, and financial outlooks of dozens of Minnesota grantmakers. You’ll learn frank, current information about significant changes taking place in Minnesota's funding community within the larger contexts of financial and cultural shifts nationwide impacting the nonprofit sector’s paths to critical dollars. 
Whether you’re an executive director, a board member involved in fundraising, or a fund development staff person, this workshop is a great way to expand and enliven your funding prospects for 2023. 
By attending this event, you'll be able to: 

  • Build your list of foundation and grantmaker prospects for the coming year that fit your organization's goals and make the best use of time and resources 
  • Connect to burgeoning trends in the nonprofit sector 
  • Uncover insider tips about what it’s like to work with various funders 
  • Gain motivation to implement a robust fundraising plan
  • Find refreshed connection among your peers in this important and hard work 

The workshop will include information about some of Minnesota’s most active private, community, and corporate foundations. This session is a time to dig beyond the grantmaker websites and to hear candidly from your peer grantseekers about their experiences and knowledge about working with various foundations and other funders. 
Participants will receive a complimentary copy of MCN's Minnesota Grants Directory 2023.

January 12: Twin Cities Grantmakers
This second Grantmakers day will be an opportunity to boost your knowledge and prospects for dollars intended for the Twin Cities.  

Join Twin-Cities-based nonprofit development experts to home in on Minnesota funders with an interest in concentrating their giving within the 7-county Metro area. Gain insight into funders with unspoken and spoken content-area preferences, off-the-beaten-path funders, fresh and future changes to application processes, who is continuing a commitment to funding general operating (yes!), and more. 

January 12: Greater Minnesota Grantmakers
This second Grantmakers day will be an opportunity to boost your knowledge and prospects for dollars intended for Greater MN.  

Join MCN’s regional team and Greater MN-based nonprofit development experts as we take a fresh look beyond local community foundations and gain insight about additional impactful funding opportunities for Greater MN.  

Certain funders across the state of Minnesota have their eyes on Greater MN and fund many projects in communities outside of metropolitan areas. Some focus strictly on rural communities and others have wider coverage. Join us as we demystify Greater MN grantmaking. Funders are looking at you – are you looking at them?

Let’s get frank and raise those dollars! 


Event Details

Registration for 2023 Minnesota Grantmakers will include two sessions, Statewide Grantmakers on January 10, and either Greater Minnesota Grantmakers or Twin Cities Grantmakers on January 12. Each event will be held from 10 - 11:30 a.m. This virtual event will take place on the Zoom platform. Your access link will be emailed to you the day before each session after 12 p.m.

Captioning is provided automatically through Zoom. For information on requesting CART, ASL, or another accommodation, please visit our Registration Policies page.

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We encourage you to pay the registration rate that is meaningful to and possible for you. While earned revenue from our events is a significant portion of our operating budget, supporting the policy and advocacy work we do on behalf of nonprofits, we aim to keep our fees accessible, often below market rate, and offer further reduced entry points for those who need them to participate in professional development. If your participation is dependent on a PWYC rate, please register with the promo code that corresponds with your accessible price point below by January 3, 2023. 

PWYC Rates:

$99 (Code: PWYC99) 

$69 (Code: PWYC69) 

$39 (Code: PWYC39)  

You will not be asked to complete an application to prove need. PWYC rates are the scholarship model for this year’s Grantmakers events. The rates are for individuals. PWYC rates are available through January 3, 2023.

Speaker Information

Speakers for the event will be announced soon.

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