Minnesota Disaster Philanthropy Working Group Meeting - Midwest Flooding & Impact on Farmers

Thursday, December 5, 2019
10:00am - 2:00pm CST
MCF, 800 Washington Ave N Suite 703, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Please join us for a meeting of the Minnesota Disaster Philanthropy Working Group focused on the impact of flooding in the Midwest. Nancy Beers from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy will present on Midwest flooding and how it is impacting the region and our state, including farmers and their families. We'll plan to learn more about the specific impact flooding has had on farmers from Ted Matthews, a Minnesota Rural Mental Health Specialist with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.  We'll seek to understand the resources and support available to farmers, including a discussion about gaps and the potential role of philanthropy. This meeting will also included a disaster-related public policy update and planning discussions for 2020.

The Minnesota Disaster Philanthropy Working Group is focused on: 

  • Engaging in peer learning and networking to support knowledge, skills, effectiveness, and best practices that support disaster and community resiliency-focused grantmaking
  • Providing coaching and mutual aid to peer funders around disaster philanthropy
  • Developing relationships and partnerships with other relevant players in the disaster response and resiliency space
  • Promoting awareness about how grantmakers can engage in addressing disasters among other grantmakers
  • Identifying gaps or opportunities in systems and offering advice about useful reforms and sharing these findings with MCF’s government relations and public policy committee

The working group’s activities are inspired by and complement the purpose and work of the ten-state PPREP (Philanthropy Preparedness, Resiliency & Emergency Partnership) learning cohort facilitated by The Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.

This working group is for MCF members interested in disaster and community resiliency. This is a MCF member-only meeting.

Lunch will be provided at the meeting.

Register by: November 29, 2019

MCF cancellation policy: please cancel by 11/29/19. In order to view or cancel current registrations, login to your account at www.mcf.org. Once you are logged in, click on "My Account" at the top of the screen. Your profile will show up in the main body of the webpage. Click on "Registrations" in the menu above your profile. Here you'll be able to view all your current registrations and cancel if necessary.

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