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Featuring: New Grantmaker Institute

This training is geared towards individuals new to the field or looking to refresh their skills. Participants will reflect on the personal mission, identity and experience they bring to the field while exploring the broader system in which the work happens -  the history of philanthropy and emerging trends in the field.

At the Minnesota Council on Foundations, we deliver exceptional learning opportunities through which members hone their skills and share ideas and effective practices on a multitude of topics. Peer to peer learning is a huge part of our skill building tool kit. We serve as a vital hub for members to connect with peers by interest area, position and grantmaker type, which creates opportunities for meaningful collaboration to advance change. We carefully track charitable giving trends in our state and conduct other research that guides your decision making and accelerates change in our communities. Using digital and traditional media, we cover relevant news, deliver practical resources, and introduce new tools that apply to you everyday work and challenge your thinking.

Types of skill-building opportunities we offer:

·         Professional Development

·         Opportunity to network with others doing similar work

·         Issue Briefings

·         Cross-sector Convenings

·         Share best practices and research in the field

·         Multi-level training

·         Promote increased racial and ethnic diversity in philanthropic governance and leadership

·         Opportunity to connect with funders networks

·         Training in best practices of grantmaking

·         Common public policy voice