Rural Funders Working Group Meeting

Thursday, November 1, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Open Book Minneapolis, 1011 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415

NOTE TIME CHANGE:  This meeting will start at 1 pm rather than Noon, as previously posted.

What is currently driving the grantmaking forcus for others targeting their work in Greater Minnesota and rural communities?  Come to this Rural Funders Working Group meeting ready to share what you have been focusing on and explore how you might be able to coordinate with others.  We'll also lay out the plans for how to feature rural funders' issues at MCF's upcoming annual conference, and get updates about the impact of the 2020 Census in rural communities and the One Minnesota project.  The meeting agenda is below.

Grantmakers attending this Rural Funders Working Group meeting are also invited to register for the evening Philanthropy for One Minnesota event being hosted by the McKinght Foundation, Blandin Foundation, and Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundations. 

The Rural Funders Working Group is focused on: 

  • Engaging in peer learning and networking to develop relationships, knowledge, and best practices that support rural grantmaking
  • Raising awareness about rural issues among other grantmakers
  • Developing public policy and systems change reform recommendations that strengthen rural communities; providing a rural lens on MCF’s existing public policy work

This working group is for MCF members interested in rural issues. This is a MCF member-only meeting.

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