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									Minnesota Council of Nonprofits                                                                                             Nonprofit Organization
2314 University Avenue West, Suite 20                                                                                       US Postage
St. Paul, MN 55114-1802                                                                                                     Paid                     2009 Joint Annual Conference
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                                                                                                                                                                     November 5 & 6                                                from the same
                                                                                                                                                               Saint Paul RiverCentre                                           at the same time
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C O N F E R E N C E D E TA I L S                                                                                                                        WHY ATTEND THE MCN/MCF JOINT ANNU AL C ONFERENCE?
Every three years, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and Minnesota Council on Foundations come together to host a Joint Annual Conference, bringing
nonprofits, grantmakers, businesses and government together. At this year’s event, Transforming Our Work: From Challenging Times to Hopeful             This conference will be jam-packed with networking opportunities, inspirational moments and time for                Start the conversation now
Futures, you’ll explore ideas and assemble practical tools to transform your organization.                                                              learning, reflecting, gathering resources and even having fun.                                                      at our conference social
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            networking site. Engage with
Dates & Location                                                                                                                                        The conference offers something for everyone: nonprofit leaders, staff, board and volunteers; foundation            speakers and participants
● Thursday and Friday, November 5-6, 2009. Doors open at noon, Thursday, November 5.                                                                    staff and trustees; corporate and community leaders; local, state and federal government officials; job             through online discussions,
● Saint Paul RiverCentre                                                                                                                                seekers and career changers; consultants and more.                                                                  blogs and personal profiles on
   175 West Kellogg Blvd. / Saint Paul                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the Community page at                                                                                                                                  ●   Meet and network with hundreds of your nonprofit and philanthropy colleagues doing good work across   
● Reduced hotel rates are available at two area hotels. Details on lodging are available at                                    Minnesota.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE                                                                                                                                     ●   Choose content just for you. Whether you wish to focus on financial planning, board governance, public
Thursday, November 5                                                                                                                                        policy, fundraising, communications or other topics, nine tracks give you a wide array of learning opportuni-
Noon                                  Registration and Exhibit Hall Open                                                                                    ties and specific tools you can use immediately.
1 - 4:30 p.m.                         Interactive Workshops
                                                                                                                                                        ●   Hear from more than 100 experts and experienced speakers who will share practical information you
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.                      Opening Reception
                                                                                                                                                            need to know.
                                      Join us for light hors d’oeuvres and drinks.
                                      Speaker: Tim Delaney, President & CEO, National Council of Nonprofits
                                                                                                                                                        ●   Be inspired by the recipients of this year’s Nonprofit Mission and Excellence Awards.
6:30 - 9 p.m.                         CEO/Trustee Dinner — Travelers / Jackson Room / 385 Washington Street / Saint Paul
                                      Speaker: Susan Gross, Founding Director & Senior Consultant, Management Assistance Group                          ●   Join us at the Opening Reception and CEO/Trustee Dinner, and rub shoulders with nonprofit and phi-
                                                                                                                                                            lanthropy leaders from across the state.
Friday, November 6
7:30 a.m.                             Registration, Exhibit Hall and Continental Breakfast Open
                                                                                                                                                        ●   Attend as a team and save! Register four or more people from the same organization at the same time
7:45 - 8:45 a.m.                      Early Morning Learning Opportunities                                                                                  and get the fourth free!
9 - 10:30 a.m.                        Welcome and Opening Plenary Session
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.                  Morning Breakout Sessions
                                                                                                                                                        What past participants have said:                                                                                                            Follow
12:30 - 2 p.m.                        Lunch and Presentation of the 2009 Nonprofit Mission and Excellence Awards                                                                                                                                                                                 MCNandMCF
2:15 - 3:30 p.m.                      Afternoon Breakout Sessions                                                                                           “It’s hard to say which is more valuable and exciting: Learning new information at the sessions or meeting                              on Twitter
                                                                                                                                                            new people in similar positions with whom I can talk about my work?”                                                               for conference
3:30 p.m.                             Closing Reception
                                                                                                                                                            “The breakout sessions and speakers were very informative, thought-provoking and useful.”                                              fresh news
MCF is offering an Advanced Grantseeking Seminar before the conference on November 4-5. Separate registration is required.
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                        CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS                                                                                              A S A M P L I N G O F F E AT U R E D S P E A K E R S A N D PA N E L I S T S

                        Opening Reception                                                                                                  To truly transform our work and our organizations, we need to make internal changes, as well as strong external connections with our nonprofit, foundation
                        After a full afternoon of rich content, gather for the Opening Reception. This event is free to all conference     and private and public sector allies. Nationally renowned leaders from across these sectors will share their perspectives on how we can learn from and col-
                        registrants, and is a way for you to meet and network with your nonprofit and foundation colleagues. Food,         laborate with each other to best take on the challenges facing our organizations and our communities.
                        beverages, entertainment and a brief program round out the event.
                                                                                                                                           Here’s a sampling of our speakers and panelists. For the latest updates on conference speakers and sessions, visit
                        CEO/Trustee Dinner: Leading in a Time of Uncertainty and Change
                        The CEO/Trustee Dinner is a unique opportunity for Minnesota nonprofit and foundation board members,
      Registration:                                                                                                                                                 Susan Gross, cofounder of Management
                        trustees, CEOs and executive directors to network with peers, discuss current issues and reflect on their
Register four people                                                                                                                                                Assistance Group and author of Seven                                            Kate Wolford, president,
                        important roles in the community and state. (Separate registration is required.)
      from the same                                                                                                                                                 Turning Points: Leading Through Pivotal                                         The McKnight Foundation
        organization                                                                                                                                                Transitions in Organizational Life
                        As Minnesota’s nonprofit sector undergoes pivotal changes, our leaders must navigate the unknown and find
   at the same time
                        ways to turn adversity into opportunity. Susan Gross, co-founder of Management Assistance Group and author
         and get the
                        of Seven Turning Points: Leading Through Pivotal Transitions in Organizational Life, will share her perspectives
  fourth registration                                                                                                                                               Trista Harris, executive director,
                        on how Minnesota nonprofits and foundations can transform and work together in turbulent times to ensure they
              FREE!                                                                                                                                                 Headwaters Foundation for Justice                                               LaVon Lee, program officer,
                        meet vital social needs and serve critical public interests.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grotto Foundation

                        Networking Lunch and Nonprofit Awards Ceremony
                        Get to know your nonprofit and philanthropy colleagues during lunch and then you will be treated to the
       Become a
                        presentation of the Nonprofit Mission and Excellence Awards, presented by MCN and MAP for Nonprofits.
       member of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Steve Gunderson, president and CEO,
                        These awards emphasize the importance of nonprofits to the quality of life in Minnesota by recognizing achieve-                             Tim Delaney, president and CEO,
    MCN or MCF:                                                                                                                                                     National Council of Nonprofits                                                  Council on Foundations
                        ments that make a significant impact. You will be invigorated by the stories of six outstanding Minnesota
 Members save $60
                        nonprofit organizations. This year, we honor:
    per registrant!

                                                               CaringBridge for Innovation
                                             National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota for Advocacy                                                          Monica Herrera, Horizons program                                                Tom Tarnow, director of resource
                                               Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial for Anti-Racism Initiative                                                           director, University of Minnesota Extension                                     development, Habitat for Humanity
                                           Carl and Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation for Responsive Philanthropy

                                                  Dakota Woodlands for Excellence in a Small Organization
                                               Simpson Housing Services for Excellence in a Large Organization                                                                                                                                      Carlo Cuesta, managing partner,
                                                                                                                                                                    Paul Robinson, program manager,
                                                                                                                                                                    James P. Shannon Leadership Institute                                           Creation In Common

”The opportunity to network with community leaders
            was the high point of the entire event!”
                                        – Past Participant
BREAKOUTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Marketing and
BY TOPIC            Leadership                                                       Fundraising                                                         Governance                                               Finance and Management                             Communications

T H U R S D AY          Renewal: A Strategy for Effective Leadership                      Federal Grant Writing Attend this session to learn                  Efficient Governance - Matching                          Opportunity During This Time                       An Engaging Message Needs an
INTERACTIVE             This session will offer leaders a set of tools to catalyze        about, or get a refresher in, federal grant writing -               Scarce Resources with Growing                             In this session, we’ll take a look at             Engaging Messenger: How to Develop
WORKSHOPS           renewal through work-life balance and value-based choices.       including the nuts and bolts, what federal reviewers look for,      Demands for Transparency (or “Have You                   financial strategies that will make a difference   Ambassadors Who Elevate Your Cause
                                                                                     how to organize your staff internally to get the job done, and      Hugged Your Monster Today?”) In this                     but won’t compromise your mission; how the         At this workshop, you will help board, staff and
    1 – 4:30 p.m.        How to Lead Your Organization Through Pivotal               reporting.                                                          session, we will review the new governance               “organizational life cycle” guides you to your     volunteers inspire dialogue about what is
                         Transitions In this participatory, interactive workshop,                                                                        standards reflected in the revised Form 990              future; your current core programs; what are the   important to their audience and their
    1 – 2:15 p.m.   Susan Gross, will discuss critical junctures at which                                                                                requirements, discover ways your organization            do’s and don’ts of cutbacks; and how you steer     organization; discover what speaks to them
    2:45 – 4 p.m.   nonprofits must reassess the way they operate and make                                                                               might efficiently respond to and comply with those       your organization through change while             about the cause and why their point of view is
                    fundamental changes in order to move to new levels of                                                                                new standards, and evaluate innovative and               maintaining hope.                                  important; and ultimately influence a greater
                    effectiveness and sustainability.                                                                                                    creative policies to strengthen governance of                                                               number of people, elevating your organization’s
                                                                                                                                                         various stakeholder groups.                                                                                 cause.
                        Rural Voices: Issues Facing Our Small Towns and                                   Network with your peers.
                        Tribal Communities Presenters will give a brief                                   Connect with hundreds                                Developing an Organizational
                    snapshot of the “state of rural and tribal Minnesota.”                                of nonprofit and                                     Performance Monitoring Strategy for
                                                                                                          philanthropy leaders                           Nonprofit Boards Employing concepts from Jim
                         Rich in American Indian Culture and Traditions,                                                                                 Collins, Malcolm Baldrige, and the Balanced                 Follow conference updates and resources
                         Short on Money This session will focus on the status                             at the largest event                           Scorecard, this presentation will describe the Stratis      on Twitter at @MCNandMCF.
                    of philanthropic grantmaking in American Indian country;                              of its kind in the nation.                     Health experience of revitalizing organizational
                    cultural, historical and political aspects of American Indian                                                                        mission and vision, setting strategic goals,
                    giving; and institutional barriers to grantmaking among                                                                              developing measures, and creating a simple, yet
                    American Indian communities.                                                                                                         comprehensive, scorecard to monitor progress and

F R I D AY          Thriving Now: Big Ideas From Small Nonprofits Learn              The ‘Velvet Hammer’ in Your Fundraising Toolbox                     Building Diverse and Inclusive Leadership                Retooling Your Financial Reserves Working          Become Social Media Savvy During this
FRIDAY              practical and creative strategies and approaches for running     Learn a five-step approach to help affluent families align their    Through Your Board of Directors What does                through a live case study, you will learn how to   session, we will look at nonprofit organizations
MORNING             a nonprofit in tough times. Panelists will share a range of      financial resources with their values. For most people, that        it mean to be a diverse and inclusive                    prepare, update and communicate a data-driven      that use Facebook, Twitter and blogs successfully.
11 a.m. –           examples, including creating new energy and bringing people      includes giving … even during a recession.                          organization? In addition to providing key how-to        reserves policy that will build confidence with    Attendees will acquire the skills to go back to
12:15 p.m.          together around shared mission, fending off burn-out,                                                                                steps, this session will highlight best practices,       your key stakeholders and integrate with your      their organization and start using these popular
                    rewarding and sustaining staff and volunteers in ways that       Grants Briefing from State Agencies Learn how declining             concrete examples of how leadership goals are            multi-year budget and strategic business plans.    and powerful tools right away to increase
                    cost little or no money, and keeping costs down without          state revenues, federal stimulus funding and Minnesota’s Legacy     shared and communicated, and strategies that                                                                visibility and engagement around their work.
                    sacrificing mission.                                             Amendment have brought many changes to state grant programs         will work for your organization.
                                                                                     that will have a direct effect on the nonprofit community.

                    Building for Hopeful Futures During this session, four           Building the Case for Support Through Demonstrated                  Board Development - What is                              Change Agents: What Will It Take to Get            Adding New and Social Media to the
FRIDAY              respected nonprofit and foundation leaders will discuss how      Outcomes Learn how your organization can successfully               Management’s Role? This session will                     Your Organization to a Sustainable                 Communication Mix New and social media
AFTERNOON           they stay true to organizational culture and values as they      compete for and secure additional grants and funding                examine management’s role in: working with the           Business Model? This session will provide a        like Facebook and Twitter can be powerful – and
2:15 – 3:30 p.m.    anticipate major leadership changes in their organizations.      opportunities in this tough economy. Learn what it means to         board of directors to define its function;               framework for understanding different types of     affordable – tools to engage your audiences. But,
                                                                                     really manage performance, and how this will affect your            conducting an assessment of the board’s current          organizational change. Attendees will              how and where do you start? How does this fit in
                    Winning the Battle and the War Too! Strategic                    approach to distinguish your organization with funders.             effectiveness; aligning board assessment with            understand the role that the balance sheet         with your other outreach efforts? And, what kind
                    Planning in Turbulent Times This session will provide                                                                                future needs of the organization; determining the        should play in decision-making and long-term       of impact can you really expect?
                    nonprofit and grantmaking leaders with the tools to              Strategies for Integrating On- and Off-line Fundraising             proper composition and background of board               planning, and take a fresh look at their
                    appropriately engage their boards of directors in developing     This session will cover some key strategies to getting your         members; setting board committees; and utilizing         organization’s program structure and income mix.
                    sound                                                            message across using traditional marketing avenues like print       outside advisors.
                    organizational strategies and integrate short- and long-term     advertising and direct mail, along with Web-based appeals.
                    thinking about their organizations’ futures.
                                                                                     Giving in Minnesota: Your One-Stop Shop for Data on
                                                                                     Grantmaking Join a discussion about how grantmakers and
                                                                                     grantseekers can inform and improve their work by using data
                                                                                     found in the Minnesota Council on Foundation’s most recent
                                                                                     Giving in Minnesota report.

Get all the details on the more than 45 breakout sessions and 100 speakers ...                                                                          . . . g o t o w w w. t r a n s f o r m i n g o u r w o r k . o r g .
BREAKOUTS                                                                                                                                              Public Policy: Skills                                                                                    EARLY MORNING LEARNING
BY TOPIC            Grantmaking                                                         Collaboration                                                  and Capacity Building                                Human Resources                                     OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Friday, 7:45 – 8:45 a.m.
                         Leveraging Your Resources: PRIs and Mission-                                                                                       Foundations and Nonprofits:                          A New Generation of Volunteer                  These sessions are not organized by track.
T H U R S D AY                                                                               Find a Strategic Partner: Speed Networking for
                         Related Investing for Grantmakers Utilizing case                    Nonprofits Executive leaders of nonprofits will network        Powerful Public Policy Partners                      Leadership: Building Organizational
INTERACTIVE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Getting to Know Logic Models This presenta-
                    studies and guest speakers, this session will highlight a range     with a focused purpose in this fun, fast-paced traveling       This interactive workshop will focus on the          Capacity Through Immigrant Volunteerism
WORKSHOPS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       tion will take you through the logic model process,
                    of options – including Program-Related Investments (PRIs),          conversation. This is an opportunity to explore strategic      importance and impact of nonprofit and               This session presents the results of a one-year
                    Mission-Related Investments (MRIs), Socially Responsible                                                                           philanthropic partnerships to advance advocacy.      research study sponsored by the Minnesota           and give you the tools to use this effective model
    1 – 4:30 p.m.                                                                       partnership and realignment opportunities with colleagues
                    Investments (SRIs), low-profit limited liability corporations                                                                      Participants and presenters will examine why         Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA)     for your organization.
                                                                                        from across the state.
    1 – 2:15 p.m.   (L3Cs) and more – and provide a foundation for taking the next                                                                     such partnerships are important strategies for       that reveal strategic ways that organizations can
                    step to initiate or expand how you leverage your resources                                                                         meeting mission, what approaches have                use immigrant volunteers to build capacity to       Death, Theft, Retirement: Succession
    2:45 – 4 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Planning for Nonprofits This session is for any-
                    through mission investing.                                                                                                         demonstrated accomplishment, and what                deliver their mission.
                                                                                                                                                       might happen if we design an advocacy                                                                    one interested in learning about the importance of
                                                                                                                                                       campaign together.                                        Tapping the New Wave of Volunteer              succession planning and specific tools available
                                                                                            Join the online                                                                                                      Resources for Results Attendees will           for facilitating this process.
                                                                                            community.                                                                                                      gain ideas on how to: tap a range of volunteers,
                                                                                            Discuss these topics                                                                                            with an emphasis on skilled volunteers during       Evaluation 101: Surveys and Focus Groups
                                                                                                                                                                                                            the economic downturn; identify strategies for      After attending this useful session, you will leave
                                                                                            and others with your                                                                                                                                                with the knowledge and tools to go back to your
                                                                                                                                                                                                            overcoming barriers to more effective volunteer
                                                                                            fellow conference                                                                                               engagement; position goals to increase              nonprofit and design a survey or manage a focus
                                                                                            participants and presenters.                                                                                    volunteer engagement and help attract funders       group to further evaluate the effectiveness of your
                                                                                                                                                                                                            and other allies.                                   project or program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Charities Review Council’s New Accountability
                                                                                                                                                       (see far right for list & description                                                                    Standards This session will introduce participants to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the new standards, which reflect the reality of a new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                economy, heightened donor interest in accountability
                    Washington Update: A View From Capitol Hill This ses-                                                                              How Nonprofits Can Utilize Grassroots                10 Most Critical Employment Issues for              and best practices.
F R I D AY                                                                              Strategic Partnering Join in this discussion of the
                    sion is an exceptional up-close opportunity to learn more about     readiness of an organization to partner, including: guiding    Town Hall Forums to Build Political                  Nonprofits This session will explore 10 critical
FRIDAY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Making the Case: Increasing Funder Impact
                    current federal legislative issues, how they impact our work        principles and the respective roles of the board and staff;    Strength and Expand Collaboration A pres-            employment issues for nonprofit leadership in
MORNING                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         through Nonprofit Advocacy and Organizing
                    locally, and the national Council on Foundation’s public policy     approaching a prospective partner and evolving to a negotia-   entation by nonprofit leaders will be followed by    order to maintain compliance with legal obliga-
11 a.m. –                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Learn how grantmakers make the case for – and
                    agenda regarding topics such as the IRA charitable rollover, pri-   tion process; defining the mutual “due diligence” process      a group discussion of how your organization can      tions, avoid costly mistakes and enhance
12:15 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      effectively support – nonprofit advocacy.
                    vate foundation excise tax, estate tax reform, and the Pension      including cultural fit of the respective organizations and     also hold grassroots town hall forums to build       employee relations for the benefit of all staff
                    Protection Act of 2006’s regulation of donor-advised funds.         alignment with current and prospective donors; and, finally,   your political strength, foster leadership in the    members.
                                                                                                                                                       area of advocacy, and expand collaboration both                                                 Nonprofits will learn how to use
                                                                                        ensuring the audience understands the importance of the
                    Funder Strategies for Tough Times This session includes                                                                            within your specific sector and within the                                                               fundraising tools on and gather ideas
                                                                                        integration or implementation process.
                    a panel of Minnesota funder-grantee pairs that will help us                                                                        broader social justice community.                                                                        on effectively fundraising online. Grantmakers will
                    understand what it actually means to commit to continued                                                                                                                                                                                    hear about how to build a thriving e-philanthropy
                    funding, engage stakeholders, provide flexible funding, and                                                                                                                                                                                 community.
                    “do more with less.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                What in the World is a Webisode? … Utilizing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Web Video to Tell Your Story This session will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                look at examples of nonprofit organizations that effec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tively use video on their Web sites to tell their story.
                    Delivering Social Justice Through Philanthropy This                                                                                10 Minutes, 10 Questions, 10 Years of
FRIDAY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Program-Related Investments (PRIs) This ses-
                    session will begin with an overview of what social justice                                                                         Impact: Census 2010 in Minnesota This ses-
AFTERNOON                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       sion will explain what PRIs are, the opportunities
                    funding is, followed by an interactive discussion of what it                                                                       sion will give a civil rights perspective on the
2:15 – 3:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and challenges they present, and when they might
                    means to be a social justice funder, and how to view                   Find out who’s going                                        2010 Census and emphasize why it is critical for
                    grantmaking through a social justice lens. You’ll also learn                                                                       organizations to actively engage in outreach. Par-                                                       be a good fit for a nonprofit and a funder.
                                                                                           to be there.
                    about resources, trends and strategies, and how being an                                                                           ticipants will leave with an understanding of the
                    intentional social justice funder can advance your mission.            Check out the up-to-date                                    fiscal, representational and civil rights implica-                                                       Leadership Development for Your Nonprofit
                                                                                           list of already-registered                                  tions of the 2010 Census, the logistics and tim-                                                         Career Come learn about three leadership devel-
                                                                                                                                                       ing of Census activities, and concrete ways to                                                           opment programs that have helped many in the
                                                                                           participants at
                                                                                                                                                       get involved in Census outreach and education.                                                           nonprofit community become better leaders.
                                                                                           whos-attending.                                                                                                                                                      Return-on-Investment Analysis of Human
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Services Programs and Policies: The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Growing Trend See examples of applying
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Return-on-Investment and learn in simple lan-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                guage what organizations need to do to use this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tool accurately and effectively.

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          opportunity to
     network and get our
         name out there.”
        – Past Participant

   For More Information
   Visit the conference Web site,, to get the most up-to-date conference information – speakers, attendees,            “It was great to see so many people in the nonprofit and foundation
   exhibitors, maps and directions, and more! Or contact the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits at 651-642-1904, 800-289-1904, or or the Minnesota Council on Foundations at 612-338-1989 or
                                                                                                                                                              world sharing their knowledge and being eager to learn.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                           – Past Participant

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