Committees

As a member-led association of grantmakers, MCF relies on the knowledge and experience of its members to address important organizational and sector related work. Committee membership is a great oppertunity to build peer-to-peer connections, lend your voice to MCF's organizational strategy, and center community voices. We welcome all MCF members interested to join a committee. To learn more about each committee, please read our committee discriptions below. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
This committee's role is to ensure the MCF advances diversity, equity and inclusivity across all policies, practices and programs of the organization and the field. These changes represent an institutional and policy level shift and move away from program planning. The committee will then have a laser sharp focus on assessing and refining internal structures and policies – governance, finance, programs, etc. to improve MCF and advance change in the field.

Finance, Administration and Audit Committee
Monitors MCF finances; recommends annual budget, including membership dues schedules to the Board of Directors; recommends finance and administration policies to the board as necessary; advise staff on other financial and administrative issues as requested. The Committee also provides the expertise needed to review and recommend approval of MCF’s annual independent audit.

Government Relations and Public Policy Committee
Develops recommendations for public policy positions affecting MCF’s legislative, regulatory and administrative advocacy. Adopts an annual advocacy agenda reflecting MCF’s public priorities, and provides consultation to support the development and implementation of public policy services and programs for MCF members. Selected members may serve on a task force to work on special committee initiatives. Members also participate in and encourage membership involvement in MCF’s government relations and public policy activities.

Membership Committee
Works with MCF staff to recruit and retain members. Recommends policies that guide membership eligibility. Develops strategies to expand MCF membership to engage new and emerging forms of organizational philanthropy. 

Governance Committee
The Governance Committee is responsible for ongoing recommendations to enhance the quality and viability of MCF's board and governance. Its activities focus on inclusive governance, organizational bylaws, and board and committee recruitment practices. 

Programs and Annual Conference Committee
Advises MCF staff in planning, implementing and evaluating member educational programs in addition to the annual conference; helps formulate content to ensure high quality programs; provides guidance in the design, implementation and evaluation of MCF’s activities targeted for specific grantmaker types.

Serve on a MCF Committee

Interested in serving on a committee of the Minnesota Council on Foundations? Please contact Brianna Kocka at bkocka@mcf.org to learn which committees have openings, and how we can plug you into this important MCF work.