Wed., November 14

8 A.M.

Registration, Beverages and Exhibitor Showcase

 

8:30 A.M. - 9:45 A.M.

+ Breakout Sessions: Round I

Are You Running Your Organization or is It Running You? Track: Evaluation or Programming

Beyond Diversity, Culture & Inclusion: Alternative Frameworks for Nonprofits Track: Equity and Community Engagement

Branding God: How One Nonprofit’s Mission Created a Unique Branding Challenge Track: Marketing, Communications or Technology

Making Your Metrics Dance: Connecting Numbers to Narrative Track: Evaluation or Programming

Planning Our Tomorrow by Reflecting on Our Yesterdays Track: Leadership and Governance

Tax Changes and Charitable Giving Track: Fundraising

The Courage to Lead: Self-Leadership and Better Relationships Track: Leadership and Governance

Transformative Listening: Translating Community Ideas into Action Track: Equity and Community Engagement

See full descriptions here.

 

9:45 - 10:15 A.M.

Exhibitor Showcase and Light Breakfast

 

10:15 - 11:30 A.M.

+ Breakout Sessions: Round II

Board Governance Best Practices: Marathon or Sprint? Track: Leadership and Governance

Collaboration: What Makes It Work? Track: Equity and Community Engagement

From Striving to Thriving: Leading an Agile Organization Track: Leadership and Governance

Generating Monthly Donors Without Breaking the Bank Track: Fundraising

Jugaad: An Innovative Program for Emerging Minority Leaders Track: Leadership and Governance

Navigating Through Change Track: Finance, Operations and HR

Navigating Your Nonprofit’s Traditional and Nontraditional Benefits in a Competitive Market Track: Finance, Operations and HR

Social Justice, Equity, and Understanding your Impact Track: Evaluation or Programming

Using Digital Media to Cultivate and Collect Track: Marketing, Communications or Technology

See full descriptions here.

 

11:45 A.M. - 1:15 P.M.

Wednesday Luncheon Awards Ceremony

Nonprofit Mission Awards

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1:15 - 2:30 p.m.

+ Breakout Sessions: Round III

Creating Healthy, Respectful Workplaces and Preventing Sexual Harassment Track: Equity and Community Engagement

Donor-Centric or Mission-Centric? Finding a Way Forward Track: Fundraising

Engaging Employees and Engaging Their Talent Track: Finance, Operations and HR

FASB Reimagined: Revolutionizing Compliance Track: Finance, Operations and HR

How to Host Tough Conversations Track: Equity and Community Engagement

Mission Creep or Mission Leap? Track: Evaluation or Programming

Purpose: Refining Your Why for a Better What Track: Leadership and Governance

Sabbatical 101: How to Create a Career Break Without Breaking Your Career Track: Leadership and Governance

Three-Tiered Approach to Storytelling to Enhance Programming Track: Marketing, Communications or Technology

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2:30 - 3 p.m.

Exhibitor Showcase and Dessert

 

3 - 4:30 p.m.

Keynote Presentation

The Future of Nonprofits in Minnesota

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4:30 - 5:30 P.M.

Social Hour

Join us for hors d'oeuvres, networking and music with the soulful sounds of Trio Milieu, featuring Andrew Bocher on keys, DeCarlo Jackson on bass and trumpet, and Richard Haneman on drums. 


Thurs., November 15

This year, the MCN Annual Conference falls during Give to the Max Day. We have changed our schedule to host a shorter day on November 15, to allow for more flexibility for those with GTMD obligations. We'll have tables for you to set up your laptop and work on your campaign between sessions. Bring your device and stay connected!

7:15 a.m.

Registration, Beverages and Exhibitor Showcase

 

7:45 - 8:45 a.m.

+ Breakout Sessions: Round IV

Annual Reports in an Age of Social Media Track: Marketing, Communications or Technology

BenefitsMN: Group Health Insurance Benefit Options for Nonprofits Track: Finance, Operations and HR

Culturally Responsive Leadership Track: Leadership and Governance

Authentic & Purposeful Leadership for New Leaders Track: Leadership and Governance

Continuous Improvement: Enhancing Your Organization's Process Track: Leadership and Governance

Innovation in Community Engagement Track: Equity and Community Engagement

Making Money Off Your Mission: Is it Ethical? Track: Fundraising

Minnesota’s Response to Youth Victims of Labor Trafficking Track: Equity and Community Engagement

What Every Leader Should Know About Human Resources Track: Finance, Operations and HR

See full descriptions here.

 

8:45 - 9:15 A.M.

Exhibitor Showcase and Light Breakfast

 

9:15 - 10:45 a.m

Keynote Session, Hope in Challenging Times and

Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Awards Ceremony

Learn about the keynote and the awards ceremony

 

10:45 - 11 a.m.

Coffee Break and Exhibitor Showcase

 

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m

+ Breakout Sessions: Round V

10 Tips for a Smooth Web Redesign Process Track: Marketing, Communications or Technology

Board Governance: 20 Best Practices for Nonprofit Boards Track: Leadership and Governance

Building an Evidence Base for Your Program Track: Evaluation or Programming

Dealing with the White Supremacy in Us Track: Equity and Community Engagement

Digital Dominance: Successful Storytelling in Days of Distraction Track: Marketing, Communications or Technology

People Matter! Designing a Strategic Staff Structure Track: Leadership and Governance

Taking a Victim-Centered Approach to Sexual Harassment Track: Equity and Community Engagement

Wellness as Work Culture: Putting Theory into Practice Track: Finance, Operations and HR

What Just Happened? Moving Forward from the 2018 Election Track: Public Policy and Advocacy

See full descriptions here.

 

12:15 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own: Join a Group!

 

 


"I am exhausted by the end of two days and yet I leave the conference energized and looking forward to the next conference. Big smiles!"

—Recent MCN Annual Conference attendee