MCF Government Relations and Public Policy Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
MCF, 800 Washington Ave N, Suite 703, Minneapolis, MN 55401

This is the MCF Government Relations and Public Policy Committee’s August meeting. The first hour of the meeting will be dedicated to an issue briefing focused on state disaster policy. Full agenda to be announced. Any MCF member is invited to attend the issue briefing from 1-2pm.

The Government Relations and Public Policy Committee’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Evaluating proposals and recommending actions to the MCF Board of Directors related to public policy positions.  The committee annually recommends action on the Annual Advocacy Agenda.  The committee periodically recommends Board action on matters related to the Legislative Statement and Leadership Initiatives.
  • Evaluating proposals and recommending actions to adopt or revise MCF’s “Policies and Procedures for Government Relations and Public Policy.”
  • Providing consultation and advice to MCF staff to support planning and implementation of government relations and public policy activities and member services, including planning and implementation of the MCF Government Relations and Public Policy annual work plan.

This meeting is meant for government relations and public policy committee members. Want to join the committee? Contact Bob Tracy at for more information.

MCF engages in public policy as a means to advance and create the changes envisioned in its mission, vision, values and strategic plan.

  • The public policy goals describe the long-term vision for the impact of MCF’s public policy activities.  These goals include:  (1) Expanding philanthropy, charitable giving and Minnesota’s community of grantmakers, and (2) Creating a more prosperous, inclusive and equitable Minnesota by eliminating disparities.
  • MCF’s public policy activities are broadly defined to include advocacy to identify and promote opportunities for change and lobbying to influence specific legislation, regulations or administrative actions.  MCF represents its collective membership through direct engagement in public policy activities.  MCF supports its members’ independent public activities through capacity building.
  • Public policy positions adopted by MCF are the positions of the Council and not of its individual members.  MCF adheres to all state and federal laws and restrictions related to participating in lobbying and engaging in political activities.  MCF encourages and supports its members in adopting principles and practices that also adhere to these federal laws and restrictions.
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