Principles for Philanthropy: Practices Working Groups

Monday, August 2, 2021

In July 2021, the Minnesota Council on Foundations released a new edition of the Principles for Philanthropy, with a promise that resources would soon follow to answer the question, “How do I implement the principles?” The practice resources will become part of a toolkit of implementation strategies to turn the principles into reality in the philanthropic workplace and the community.

Beginning in late-2021, MCF will convene working groups to update the Practices for Philanthropic Organizations (see PDF, pages 6 – 20). The working groups will be comprised of representatives from both the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors.  Members of the working groups will commit to three or more virtual meetings. You may select one or more working groups that best fit your expertise. We hope you'll be interested in joining us for 2-3 groups, if your time allows. Outside of these meetings there will be minimal work.

Join the Working Groups

Individuals may indicate interest to join one or more of the working groups by submitting their name to Paul Masiarchin, Director of Member Services, 612.335.3418, no later than September 20, 2021.

WORKING GROUP 1:

Principles to be addressed in this group: Ethical Leadership, Stewardship, and Values
Meeting Dates:

  • Friday, October 29, 9:00-11:00am (combined meeting of all three working groups)
  • Thursday, November 4, 9:00-11:00am
  • Friday, November 5, 9:00-11:00am

WORKING GROUP 2:

Principles to be addressed in this group: Equity & Justice, Community Engagement, and Public Voice
Meeting Dates:

  • Friday, October 29, 9:00-11:00am (combined meeting of all three working groups)
  • Thursday, December 9, 9:00-11:00am
  • Friday, December 10, 9:00-11:00am

WORKING GROUP 3:

Principles to be addressed in this group: Continuous Learning, Transparency & Accountability, and the Preamble
Meeting Dates:

  • Friday, October 29, 9:00-11:00am (combined meeting of all three working groups)
  • Thursday, January 6, 9:00-11:00am
  • Friday, January 7, 9:00-11:00am
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