Since 1987, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) has developed a wide array of indispensable directories, reports, and handbooks to help nonprofits achieve their missions more efficiently and effectively. Whether you are researching grant opportunities from local foundations, setting accurate compensation for your organization's staff, or seeking answers to everyday legal questions arising at your nonprofit, MCN has expertly researched publications filled with the information you're looking for.

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MCN Nonprofit Member? Your organization can receive two MCN resource publications per year free of charge. To place your order now using your nonprofit's available member vouchers, complete the online voucher order form (individual login required). The Lobbying and Advocacy Handbook for Nonprofit Organizations is NOT available via member voucher.

Important Note: MCN processes all orders, including electronic versions of books, once per week on Fridays.

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2024 Minnesota Grants Directory - PDF Edition

  • Member Price$45
  • Nonmember Price$90

This digital-only (PDF) directory helps grantseekers develop a list of grantmakers most likely to provide funding to their organization.

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2022 Minnesota Nonprofit Salary & Benefits Survey - Print

  • Member Price$174
  • Nonmember Price$349

The Minnesota Nonprofit Salary and Benefits Survey gives you reliable research to help you comply with IRS regulations and maintain fair and competitive compensation practices.

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2022 Minnesota Nonprofit Salary & Benefits Survey - Web Access

  • Member Price$249
  • Nonmember Price$499

Through this online tool, you can review and analyze the survey data in a more detailed way.

Minnesota Nonprofit Legal Handbook

Minnesota Nonprofit Legal Handbook

  • Member Price$45
  • Nonmember Price$90

The Minnesota Nonprofit Legal Handbook strives to answer key legal questions for nonprofit leaders in easy-to-understand language.

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Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence

  • Member Price$10
  • Nonmember Price$20

With 192 specific guidelines in key areas like governance, human resources, fundraising, and planning, this booklet provides nonprofit board and staff members who are striving for excellence with a tool for evaluating and improving their organizations.

Handbook for Starting a Successful Nonprofit

Handbook for Starting a Successful Nonprofit

  • Member Price$25
  • Nonmember Price$25

This handbook is packed with accurate and up-to-date information on how to start and manage a successful nonprofit organization.

Lobby and Advocacy Handbook for Nonprofit Organizations

The Lobbying and Advocacy Handbook for Nonprofit Organizations

  • Member Price$32
  • Nonmember Price$32

The Lobbying and Advocacy Handbook for Nonprofit Organizations is your complete road map to shaping public policy at the state and local level.

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Ordinary People, Extraordinary Journeys

  • Member Price$10
  • Nonmember Price$20

From Carolyn Holbrook, this book highlights 20 inspirational figures from the revolutionary Leadership Initiatives in Neighborhoods program and explores how their innovative ideas made an indelible mark on communities in the Twin Cities and beyond.