Past Events


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.


Minnesota Impact Investing Collaborative Fund Information Session for MCF Members

Monday, June 12, 2017
8:00am - 10:00am
Bush Foundation, Mississippi Room

Join the Minnesota Council on Foundations and the foundations involved in Minnesota’s Impact Investing Collaborative for an opportunity to learn more about the fund and explore this as a new investment opportunity for your foundation.

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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


Design MCF 2018!

Friday, April 28, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm

At MCF we’re always looking ahead. Our Programs & Conference Committee is hosting this 2018 Design Session. This is an opportunity to shape our theme, learning goals and approach for 2018. This is YOUR association.

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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.


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