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2024 MCF-MCN Joint Annual Conference

Thursday, October 10, 2024 - Friday, October 11, 2024
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saint Paul RiverCentre
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Join your colleagues and peers at MCF’s 2024 Annual Conference - an inspiring and educational event for Minnesota’s entire charitable sector. 

MCF is pleased to present our 2024 Annual Conference in collaboration with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) on October 10-11 in Saint Paul. By bringing back a joint conference for the first time in 12 years, MCN and MCF aim to create two dynamic days of cross-sector reflection, peer networking, and learning. This special collaboration spotlights the best of Minnesota's charitable sector and showcases over 30-years of cross-sector collaboration.

At this year's conference, we'll focus on the theme of Mosaic: Meaningful Collaboration in a Complex World. We invite you to join MCF and MCN to consider individual, organizational, and sector-based actions that can build connection, increase cooperation, and expand our missions' impact across the state. By the end of the event, you will shift the way you think about your role in the sector, build new relationships, and acquire timely tools and skills to increase impact within Minnesota.

Conference Outline – See the full schedule on our conference website!

Thursday, October 10, 10:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

  • Registration will open at 9:30 a.m.
  • Thursday will feature a keynote, 3 rounds of breakout sessions, and peer roundtable lunch rooms
  • The day will end with a social hour from 5:15 - 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 11, 8:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

  • Registration will open at 8:15 a.m.
  • Friday will feature a keynote, 2 rounds of breakout sessions, and the Nonprofit Mission Awards Ceremony Luncheon
  • Conference activities will conclude at 2:45 p.m. in respect for those who observe Yom Kippur


To register for this year's conference:

Please note that nonprofits and foundations will pay different prices to attend this conference. This strategy is designed to recognize the structural difference in access to resources and professional development opportunities that exist between most foundations and their nonprofit partners. MCF members who are unable to pay the foundation cost to attend are welcome to contact MCF to discuss a reduced price. 

All foundations and grantmakers should register using this page. Registration closes on Tuesday, October 1 at 5:00 p.m. Registration fees:

  • MCF Members: $450 
  • Non-Member Grantmakers and Foundations: $550 
  • Group Rate: Buy 3 get 1 free. Contact Khin Oo,, to take advantage of this offer. Available only for registrants from the same organization.
  • Pay What You Can Rate: Is your organization small or volunteer-run? Reach out to Khin Oo,, to take advantage of reduced rates to meet your needs.


This event is open to MCF and MCN members and allies. Please connect with Paul Masiarchin with questions, View our Registration FAQs for more details.

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