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A Legal Guide on Ballot Measures for Nonprofits and Foundations
Seize the Initiative: A Legal Guide on Ballot Measures for Nonprofits and Foundations offers clear and concise information on the range of legal questions that could arise when nonprofits consider working on a ballot initiative
Preparing Minnesota's Foundations and Nonprofits for Coronavirus
Learn what's happening in Minnesota to prepare the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors for the coronavirus crisis.
Calling for a $200M Nonprofit Relief Fund
Nonprofit advocates propose a relief fund to help nonprofits support our communities' needs during COVID‐19 and to accelerate a more equitable recovery.
What Nonprofits Need to Know About Lobbying
This resource is designed to help your nonprofit organization determine if state or local regulations might apply to your existing or proposed advocacy work. The answer is surprisingly often yes, but there are also often many advocacy activities that do not require state lobbyist registration or reporting.
Policy Influence: What Foundations are Doing and Why
For all the conversation and critique about foundations’ engagement in public policy, relatively little data about their efforts in the public policy realm are available, including how many foundations engage in efforts to influence public policy, as well as why and how.
Foundations Respond to Crisis: A Three-Part Series
In early spring of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened, foundations in the U.S. began to respond by shifting resources and practices.
MCF Kicks Off Common Grant Working Group
MCF is updating the Minnesota Common Grant application with broad support and input from both foundations and nonprofits.