Philanthropy for One Minnesota

Thursday, November 1, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm CDT
The McKnight Foundation, 710 S 2nd St #400, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Minnesota’s vitality depends on a shared understanding that rural, urban and suburban Minnesota is interdependent: we all do better when we all do better. So what is the role of philanthropy, and what could our resources accomplish if we worked together better to serve our entire state?

Leaders of The McKnight Foundation, Blandin Foundation and The Saint Paul and Minnesota Community Foundations invite you to an evening of connecting and learning together to explore philanthropy’s role in building a connected Minnesota. Oh, there will be dinner, too!

This event is the wrap-up of a four-part series of engagements among Minnesota foundations over the past year designed to explore and strengthen a narrative of an interdependent “One Minnesota” and to help Minnesota philanthropy do a better job of benefiting all communities -- rural, urban, and suburban. During the evening, you will hear from other Minnesota grantmaking leaders about what they have done, often acting out of a sense of urgency, to foster one Minnesota connections. You’ll get the full stories; why they took the action, what did it take to engage their board, staff and community partners, what they are learning from successes and the “unexpected.” You will leave the room with a better idea about what you can do, individually or in partnership with others, to use grantmaking to create “One Minnesota.”

Who should attend? This event is for CEOs and executive directors who may also invite board members or senior staff to join them. Registration is limited to four people per organization. Capacity for this event is limited. Early registration is strongly encouraged. 


MCF's system accepts event registrations for individuals who have established accounts within our system.  Many MCF members registering for this event will have already set up MCF accounts.  However, some (for example, board members) may yet to have set up MCF accounts.  Each person you register needs to have an MCF account.  If this is a problem for you or if you have any other questions or problems with registration, we'd be happy to help you out. Please contact us by email or at 612.335.3559.

A hosted social hour and meal will be provided at the meeting.

Parking is available in the public ramp across the street from The McKnight Foundation.

This event coincides with a regular meeting of MCF’s Rural Issues Working Group to be held earlier in the afternoon at Open Book (a short distance from The McKnight Foundation). Registration for the working group meeting is open to any MCF member interested in grantmaking in rural communities.

Additional program updates will be added to this calendar posting and included in follow-up emails to registrants.

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