MCN Events Forecast

February 29, 2016

From the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits:

Below is a list of several upcoming events sponsored by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits that may be of interest to you or others in your faith community.

Constructive Problem Solving Skills
Thursday | March 10 | 9 - 11:30 a.m. | St. Paul | Learn more
In this insightful workshop, you will learn how to assess a problem, determine the appropriate response and develop skills to apply a variety of problem-solving techniques. We will cover the four basic principles of interest based negotiation: separate the people from the problem, focus on the interests, invent options for mutual gain and look at objective criteria. 

Grantwriting Clinic for Beginners - Rochester
Tuesday | March 15 | 9 a.m - 12 p.m. | Rochester | Learn more
Geared towards individuals that are brand new to grantwriting and have less than one year of experience, this session will help you learn about the basics of grantseeking and the types of foundations and develop an understanding of the sections of a grant proposal.

Cutting Edge Strategies for Engaging Volunteers to Meet Mission
Wednesday | March 23 | 9 - 11 a.m. | St. Paul | Learn more
In the current context of high demand for service and tight funding, nonprofits must turn to volunteers in fresh and creative ways to meet mission. The Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) has been developing strategies to do just that. Learn what MAVA has found in researching trends, surveying our members across the state and leading focus groups with nonprofits that deliver the majority of their services with volunteers.  

Starting a Successful Nonprofit
Thursday | March 24 | 9 a.m. - noon | St. Paul | Learn more
By working closely with the easy-to-use Handbook for Starting a Successful Nonprofit, the session will lead participants through the step-by-step process for incorporating and applying for tax-exempt status. The Handbook is included in the workshop fee and contains all the forms necessary for starting a nonprofit in Minnesota.

Evaluation to Increase Impact
Tuesday | March 29 | 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Minneapolis | Learn more
Join this full-day workshop to better incorporate evaluation into your organization. You will learn about what types of evaluation are used and for what purposes; gain confidence in selecting the evaluation approach that best fits your organization; and much more!

2016 Nonprofit Technology & Communications Conference
Tuesday | April 12 | 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Minneapolis | Learn more
The Nonprofit Technology & Communications Conference is the place to go to learn new things, old things and new ways to do old things. With over 30 breakout sessions, a keynote from Perla Ni, 50 resource exhibitors and plenty of time for networking, this is one conference you don’t want to miss for the latest and greatest in all things nonprofit tech.