Member Discount Partners

Member Discount Partners

Using the bargaining power of more than 2,200 nonprofit members, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) has established partnerships with service providers that your organization needs to successfully accomplish its mission. As an active MCN nonprofit member, you benefit from established businesses, from banking to office supplies, insurance to web services, continuing education, and more!

In total, our nonprofit members see savings of over $1 million each year through these partnerships with MCN. You’ll also save time searching for trusted companies that offer relevant services for Minnesota’s nonprofits. We’ve done the work for you! 

Office Depot OfficeMax

Office Depot OfficeMax is a full-service retailer for office supplies, print and document services, cleaning and breakroom products, technology, and office furniture. As a member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, your organization can take full advantage of negotiated pricing when you sign up for free online ordering and/or a Store Purchasing Card which provides the negotiated pricing in-store.  Learn More >>

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Bremer Bank offers MCN members lower-cost banking, higher yield investments, and employee banking packages throughout the state and online. Members are eligible to receive additional basis points that are between .10 percent and .20 percent higher than the regular rate for select checking accounts, certificates of deposit, money market investments, and money market investment premier accounts.  Learn More >>

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Bremer Insurance provides the nonprofit community access to a wide range of comprehensive insurance and risk management solutions. With over 85 dedicated professionals, Bremer Insurance is well suited to meet the needs of nonprofit clients by working with them to customize affordable insurance programs tailored to meet their individual needs.  Learn More >>


Gallagher provides benefit, HR, and compensation consulting that assists in the attraction and retention of good employees, while at the same time managing costs. They know that nonprofits can’t do it alone and, thus, resourcefulness is a key strategy for mobilizing talent and technology to help them achieve their missions. Rewards are witnessed every day in changed lives and empowerment.  Learn More >>
Launched by MCN in 2020, BenefitsMN is the first and only Association Health Plan (AHP) developed specifically for Minnesota nonprofits. By increasing negotiating leverage due to economies of scale, and reducing the administrative burden that comes with offering benefits plans, BenefitsMN is able to provide cost-effective and comprehensive health plan options for MCN member nonprofit employers. Learn More >>

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Unemployment Services Trust (UST) provides nonprofits with a secure, cost-effective alternative to state unemployment taxes. Nonprofits can pool their resources to pay only claims incurred, saving a substantial amount of money. UST's program works best for organizations with 10 or more paid staff. MCN has partnered with the Unemployment Services Trust (UST) since 1990 to help members lower the cost of unemployment at their nonprofit.  Learn More >>

Berkley Select Insurance

Berkley Select Insurance offers a reduced rate Director’s and Officer’s Liability Insurance program for MCN members. Deductibles as low as $0 and premiums start at $400. To get a quote for D&O, please complete a quote questionnaire. Once your questionnaire is submitted, a representative of Bremer Insurance, who markets this product on behalf of MCN, will contact you about your quote.  Learn More >>


With GrantStation, search thousands of carefully researched profiles of private, government, and international funding opportunities, in addition to using the variety of grants research, writing, and management tools and resources to enhance your grant writing and development strategies. This service is available to MCN members for only $95, saving up to $604/year for your organization. Learn More >>


CBIZ Payroll offers comprehensive payroll and benefit services, including payroll administration and consulting, FLEX account, and COBRA administration. CBIZ offers MCN members 20 percent off its booking price or a 20 percent savings from current payroll processing. Discounts are guaranteed for the life of the account.  Learn More >>

University of St. Thomas Executive Education

St. Thomas Executive Education offers 30+ professional development programs that were created for adult learners to cultivate business skills that are tailored to their work. St. Thomas is proud to partner with MCN in advancing the common good by offering 15 percent off their non-degree Executive Education programs, applicable to those who are MCN members or part of a member organization.  Learn More >>

NuVantage EAP

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are employee benefit programs offered by many employers and are intended to help employees deal with personal problems that might adversely impact their work performance, health, and well-being. Through a partnership with Lutheran Social Service's NuVantage Employee Resource, MCN members can access EAP services at a standard rate starting at $495.  Learn More >> 

Verified Volunteers

Verified Volunteers provides a background check platform tailored to the specific needs of nonprofit organizations. MCN members receive a discount on volunteer screening services along with access to a platform designed to make volunteer screening faster, easier, and less costly.  Learn More >>

Peace Coffee

Peace Coffee believes that coffee is much more than just a commodity. Coffee is essential to weekends and workdays, brunches and bundt cakes, and everything in between. Peace Coffee is committed to furthering the health and growth of our environment and society through their organic and fair-trade coffee and tea. MCN members are eligible to receive a special discount on coffee purchases for your office.  Learn More >>


Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC) has been an administrator of flex plans for over 30 years. With a mission to contribution to its customers' financial success, TASC offers innovative services, educational opportunities, and excellent customer service. MCN members are eligible for administrative services for FSAs and can receive a 25 percent discount on all first-year one-time setup fees and annual administrative fees.  Learn More >>

Nonprofit Quarterly

The Nonprofit Quarterly is a unique magazine dedicated to encouraging democracy in the nonprofit sector that provides leaders with management information and proven practices. It provides information on topics such as governance, financial management, planning, evaluation, and fundraising. MCN members receive a $10 discount on new orders and renewals of their subscription to The Nonprofit QuarterlyLearn More >>

Wilderness Inquiry

Wilderness Inquiry is a Twin Cities-based nonprofit that provides outdoor adventures for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. WI travels to over 35 destinations by canoe, sea kayak, dog sled, horse pack, and back pack. MCN members receive discounts on selected trips through the MCN WILD network.  Learn More >>


Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) is an interstate organization that sponsors a variety of programs to reduce costs, increase student access to college, and inform policymaking through targeted and timely research and analysis. MCN members can utilize contracts MHEC has negotiated with a number of technology vendors.  Learn More >>