Registration FAQ

How Do I Register for a Program?

To register for a program or event:

  • Log in using your email address and password. If you have not set up a password on our site, use the "Forgot Password" page to set your password. If your email address is not found, create an account.
  • Once you have logged in, visit the event page and click on the “Register” link.
  • Once you add the event to your cart, you may checkout to complete your registration or go back to the calendar to add more registrations to your cart.
  • In your cart, you may increase the quantity field if you are registering more than one person for an event.
  • On the Checkout page, indicate who is attending for each of the registrations you've added to your cart. You may register yourself or colleagues from your organization.
  • Certain events will ask for additional information, such as your intention to attend in person or via livestream.

How Do I Register Someone Else Within My Organization?

Follow the steps above. When you proceed through the checkout process in your cart, you will come to a screen that asks who you are registering. Select "Other contact". This will pull up a menu of other users we have listed in your organization that you can select from.


I Don't See the Person I Want to Register on the List. Why Not?

It's possible that the user you are trying to register doesn't have a website account yet. Please contact MCF by emailing info@mcf.org or call 612.338.1989 to ensure the user has an account that is connected to your organization.

How Do I Cancel a Registration?

To cancel your own registration:

  • Log in with your email address and password and click on My Account.
  • Click on the Registrations tab and then click Cancel next to the registration(s) you wish to cancel.

Refunds will only be issued if you cancel by noon two business days before the program. If you do not attend an event and do not cancel in advance, no refund will be issued.

What Happens if an Event is Cancelled?

MCF values the opportunity to connect you to programs that mobilize and strengthen your organization. If an event is cancelled due to weather, the pandemic, or unforeseeable circumstances, an MCF representative will contact you and/or a notification will be sent to the event registrant on file. Please be sure to visit the Calendar of Events for up-to-date event information, cancellations or adjustments.

COVID Policies for In-Person Events

The Minnesota Council on Foundations takes seriously the health of staff, members and other stakeholders. Therefore, we have instituted the following public health measures for in-person programming. We recognize that there are varying layers of prevention that mitigate the spread of COVID-19, some of which are regulated by federal, state and local law.

MCF has adopted the following COVID-19 prevention strategies and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for in-person programs and events. These prevention strategies are required for attendees of MCF's in-person programs and events:

  • Screening for vaccinated and non-vaccinated guests – Upon arrival at an MCF event, confirm COVID-19 vaccination status (by mobile device, email or printed hard copy) or confirm negative COVID-19 test status (must reflect negative test within 72 hours prior to arrival. Please visit the Minnesota Department of Health’s website to find a COVID-19 testing location near you).
  • Hand sanitizer – Hand sanitizer will be provided on-site for MCF event attendees.
  • Masking – We encourage individuals to wear masks as they deem appropriate. Masks will not be mandated unless required by local or statewide ordinance.

Note: If experiencing symptoms of illness or sickness of any kind, please stay home. MCF's COVID-19 policies for in-person events are subject to change.

How does MCF decide which events are offered as in-person versus virtual formats?

In order to offer programs that reach our full membership, MCF offers a mix of in-person and virtual events. Virtual events are our most common format and allow for the easiest participation from the broadest group of attendees. In-person events are offered less frequently and often feature a significant amount of interaction through discussions, networking and/or activities.

In most cases, events will be offered in only one format: virtually or in-person. We have found that this allows for the best experience of our attendees and the best use of  resources, technologies and group activities. We offer hybrid events (i.e., simulcast an in-person event) on a case-by-case basis. For example, some in-person events with limited group activities may be suited for a hybrid format. Please direct your questions to Paul Masiarchin.