Past Events


Midwest Family Foundation Webinar Series: Is Your Family’s Philanthropy Ready for the Future?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Description: Family funds and foundations serve two purposes - to fulfill a philanthropic mission and to keep family members connected to each other and family legacy.

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Public Policy Retreat: Making the Case for the Independent Sector

Friday, June 16, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
Minnesota Philanthropy Partners

Description: Join MCF for a summer public policy retreat that will explore how we make the case for the independent sector using a democracy frame.


Midwest Family Foundation Webinar Series: Exploring Affective vs Effective Grantmaking

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Description: Join family foundation colleagues from throughout the Midwest for a webinar that will explore the difference between “affective” and “effective” grantmaking.

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Working with Intermediaries

Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Description: When might it be most effective to fund through an intermediary organization? What are some important qualities to look for an intermediary? What are some typical structures for an intermediary funding relationship?


Rural Funders Working Group Meeting: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Rural Communities

Friday, May 5, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Brainerd Lakes Chamber

Description: As philanthropy works to advance its charitable mission, the topics of diversity, inclusion, and equity play a central role for many of our organizations.  Much has been written and speculated about rural attitudes to


Employee Leave Policies for an Inclusive Workplace

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 8:30am - 10:30am
Minnesota Council on Foundations

As corporations across the country are changing leave policies to create more inclusive and attractive workplaces, foundations are similarly revisiting their policies to stay competitive and be true to their organizational values.


MFFN Briefing: Collective Impact through Good Food Access Program

Monday, March 13, 2017 11:30am - 2:30pm
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

Description: Join the Minnesota Food Funders Network for an issue briefing on the Good Food Access Program.


Navigating Internal and External Influence as a Program Officer

Thursday, February 9, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Minnesota Council on Foundations

Description: As a Program Officer, do you feel you have the ability to make changes in the way you’d like? Program Officers have one foot within community and one foot in the foundation.


Program Officers Network: Holiday Happy Hour

Monday, December 5, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The Freehouse

Description: Join your fellow program officers for a holiday happy hour at The Freehouse! Stop by after work to grab a drink and network with other program officers in the field.


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