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Last year’s Annual Conference, which took place over two days in Rochester, Minnesota, might have been a premonition of sorts. The theme, Challenge to Change, invited us to look at change as something that happens to and around us as well as something one or many may initiate. Change: inevitable, necessary, and challenging.
Welcome to 2020, a year that is nothing but change and challenge. A year in which a return to some storied before-time is not possible nor just. A year in which dual pandemics, one in its infancy, another over 400 years old, implore us to center Black lives and collectively imagine and lay fresh footing for a world where everyone thrives and our interconnectedness is embraced.
Minnesota’s nonprofits are heaving, hustling, grieving, listening, learning, and changing. We are in a state of public course correction and collective metamorphosis. This year’s Annual Conference aims to give room for the intense movement we are in to grow. A movement indelibly shaped by COVID-19 and the murder of George Floyd.
The MCN 2020 Annual Conference, Persistence Through (R)evolution, has intentionally porous boundaries—offering content that cuts across and brings together geographies and experiences. The speakers and the wisdom they will share will resonate with anyone who is invested in creatively and urgently shaping the world that is needed for all of us to thrive and injustices to be addressed. While the Annual Conference may be streaming to you from Minnesota, it is for nonprofit leaders and allies from anywhere.