Illuminating Philanthropy: Schedule


Illuminating Philanthropy: Celebrating 50 years of Minnesota’s vibrant philanthropic community




Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, February 13

8:00am - 8:30am       Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibit Hall Open   

8:30am – 9:45am        Breakout Workshops

10:00am – 11:00am    Reflecting on Our Past: Opening Plenary Session

11:15am – 12:30pm    Breakout Workshops (See details below)

12:30pm – 2:00pm      Shining a Light on 2020: Luncheon Plenary and MCF Annual Meeting

2:00pm – 3:30pm        Breakout Workshops (See details below)

3:45pm – 5:15pm       Envisioning Our Future: Afternoon Plenary

5:15pm – 7:30pm      50th Anniversary Celebration and Reception

Friday, February 14

8:30am - 9:00am        Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibit Hall Open 

9:00am – 10:15am     Breakout Workshops (See details below)

10:30am – 11:45am   Segmented Networking Sessions

12:00pm – 2:00pm     Envisioning Our Future: Lunch & Closing Plenary Session


Breakout Workshops

Thursday, 11:15 – 12:30 p.m.      

Don’t Let Unconscious Bias Reduce your Grantmaking Effectiveness | Track: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion       

Becoming a Better Philanthropic Partner to Indigenous People | Track: Hot Topics in Philanthropy                          

Governing in a Time of Change | Track: Best Practices                                                  

Unpacking Data: Going Beyond Charts and Numbers | Track: Increase Your Impact


Thursday, 2:15 – 3:30 p.m.          

From Equity Theory to Practice | Track: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion                  

Working in a Multi-Generational Space | Track: Hot Topics in Philanthropy         

Maximizing Philanthropy’s Unique Role in Preventing and Ending Homelessness | Track: Best Practices

Nonprofit Sustainability: Learning from Grantees and Best-Practices Literature | Track: Increase Your Impact


Friday, 9 – 10:15 a.m.                                 

Blandin Foundation: Our DEI Journey | Track: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion     

Nothing About Us Without Us: Participatory Decision-Making | Track: Hot Topics in Philanthropy                            

Lessons Learned: Spinning out a Nonprofit to Strengthen Native Nation Building | Track: Best Practices

Pivotal Role of Philanthropy in Early Childhood Policy | Track: Increase Your Impact