Public Policy

2023 MCN Policy Agenda and Issues

MCN and the Minnesota Budget Project policy teams advance public policies that strengthen the nonprofit sector and Minnesota communities through policy development and analysis, and by engaging nonprofits, other organizational partners, and the public to lift up our shared vision for a just, equitable Minnesota.

Our policy work is informed by MCN’s strategic priority on equity and justice.

2023 Public Policy Agenda

Advocacy & Public Policy Resources

Nonprofit organizations play a central role in the democratic process by providing a means for individuals to deliberate on public policies and decisions that affect them. To the extent possible, nonprofit organizations should engage constituents in public policy and advocacy activities as a means to fulfilling their missions and promoting community interests. At MCN, we are continuously working to provide the resources and tools you need to engage in effective advocacy and public policy work at your organization.


Policy Updates

  • Advocacy & Public Policy
Posted 09/27/23
With hours to spare, Congress passed, and Pres. Biden signed, a 45-day spending bill to temporarily avoid a shutdown.
  • Advocacy & Public Policy
Posted 07/26/23
MCN’s has filed an amicus brief with MN Supreme Court supporting upholding the removal of a charitable trustee for misconduct.
  • Advocacy & Public Policy
Posted 06/21/23
A report on the exceptional voter engagement work done by nonprofit grantees in 2022!

Legislative Successes and Past Campaigns

Since its founding in 1987, MCN has been recognized for exemplary work at the state legislature and as a source of training on relationships and advocacy between nonprofits and government.  The number and subject matter of MCN’s public policy positions has grown over time. Learn more about some of the campaigns and successes over MCN's history of public policy work.