Collaborative Philanthropy

MCF has refreshed its collaborative philanthropy model to better support members in learning, networking, collaborating and acting together.


MCF encourages its members to get connected – join a peer network, working group, collaboration, or affiliated network or coalition today! Connect in-person and online via the Hub, an online community for collaborative philanthropy.

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Hub Quick Start Guide

MCF’s Collaborative Philanthropy Playbook


Hub Discussion Policies

The following policies apply to discussions conducted on MCF’s Hub:

  1. Participation in MCF’s Hub discussions is limited to Hub members; members must be approved by a representative of MCF.
  2. Information shared on the Hub should be considered confidential, unless otherwise stated. Hub members should not forward any part of online discussions to others without group approval. MCF staff on the Hub will be held to the same confidentiality requirement. As a courtesy, ask for permission from the source to quote anything posted on the Hub.
  3. No organization seeking funding from Hub members will be discussed in relation to its grant proposals.


Opinions expressed on the Hub are those of the writer, not the Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF). No material on the Hub may be duplicated electronically or in print form, re-transmitted, redistributed or otherwise used for commercial purposes. In consideration of his or her participation in the Hub, any user who duplicates electronically or in printed form, re-transmits, redistributes or otherwise uses material on this Hub shall be solely responsible for any violations of copyright, proprietary or other personal right, including libel or slander, or any other personal injury. The user hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the MCF harmless from any loss or damage, including attorneys' fees, arising out of any claim or proceeding instituted on the grounds that any of the foregoing rights have been violated.

MCF cautions participants in the Hub that private foundations are prohibited by law from lobbying, promoting a specific candidate or ballot measure or engaging in commercial activities. MCF shall not be responsible for any prohibited activity engaged in by participants of the Hub. MCF reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.