Critical Moment in Philanthropy: FAQs

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Registration and Learning Series Content

Q:  What if I can’t find my confirmation email?

A: Learning Series log-in details were sent to you via an auto-generated email from with a subject line, “Registration Confirmation: Critical Moment in Philanthropy: 2021 Learning Series”. If you cannot find the email, first please check your spam folder. If you need another confirmation email, please send a message to and we will assist you.

Q: What if I miss a session?

A: All live sessions will be recorded and videos will be posted online. Sessions will be available approximately one week after the broadcast date. Plus, various pre-recorded TED-style talks have been pre-recorded and are available for MCF members All sessions will be available to view throughout 2021. MCF members may view keynotes and workshop sessions via the Sched page. Non-members may view recordings of the keynotes by contacting Paul Masiarchin,

Q: Can I split my registration with a colleague?

A: MCF has made the registration price low in order to allow broad participation. Each registration is individual and may not be split or shared. Before you can access a live session, MCF staff will verify your name against our registration list. Only registered attendees will be allowed access to participate.

Sched Platform for MCF Member-Only Access

Q: What is Sched?

A: Sched is a calendar scheduling tool where MCF members can create a free account, select sessions, and download details to your calendar. Sched also has the webinar links for Zoom.

Note: Please do not share log-in details for Sched. 2021 Learning Series attendees will be verified on MCF's registration list before being admitted to the Zoom event.

Q: How do I add the Sched app to my mobile device?

A: To add Sched to your mobile device, visit Select the operating system you prefer based on the type of mobile device you have (Apple) or (Google Play) and download the Sched app to your device. Next, login to Sched from your mobile device to access the 2021 Learning Series sessions that you are interested in attending.

Q: What if my Sched login isn’t working?

A: The Sched login that you create is unique to you. If you are unable to login, or have forgotten your ID or password, please email and we will assist you.

Technology Assistance

Q: What if I am having trouble with the technology?

A: During the Learning Series sessions, you can get tech support from MCF staff by emailing or by calling Josh Vang at 612.335.3558 (primary contact) or Chris Oien at 612.455.6212 (secondary contact).

Q: What if I have an unstable internet connection?

A: All session log-in details include an internet URL as well as a phone number. Internet access will provide the most complete experience. You may also dial-in via phone to access better sound quality, as needed.


Q: Do I have to turn on my camera?

A: MCF staff and committee members have created sessions that promote deep learning and rich peer engagement. We hope you’ll feel comfortable turning on your camera often – based on your internet stability and your office/home environment. We understand that many attendees will alternate between turning the camera on and off. As possible, we hope you’ll be able to turn on your camera for group activities and peer conversations. Building peer connections feels so important at this time.

Q: What should I do when I log-in?

A: After you join a session, we invite you to confirm your Zoom name and change it as needed. To do so, right click your name in the list of participants. We suggest renaming yourself as follows, “Name, Organization, Pronouns”.


Q: Who should I contact with other questions?

A: Please contact Paul Masiarchin, MCF Director of Member Services at or call 612-335-3418 with other questions about the 2021 Learning Series.