Member Discount Partners

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Using the bargaining power of more than 2,200 nonprofit members, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) has established partnerships with service providers that your organization needs to successfully accomplish its mission. As an active MCN nonprofit member, you benefit from established businesses, from banking to office supplies, insurance to web services, continuing education, and more!

In total, our nonprofit members see savings of over $1 million each year through these partnerships with MCN. You’ll also save time searching for trusted companies that offer relevant services for Minnesota’s nonprofits. We’ve done the work for you! 

Interested in gaining access to Discount Partnerships?

If your organization would like to gain access to exclusive member discounts for the trusted product and service providers below, please visit our nonprofit membership page or contact to start your membership journey.

ODP Business Solutions logo

Office Depot Business Solutions is a full service retailer for office supplies, print and document services, cleaning and breakroom products, technology, and office furniture. As a nonprofit member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, your organization can take full advantage of significant negotiated discounts when you sign up for free online ordering and/or in-store purchasing.

Bremer Bank logo

Bremer Bank offers MCN members lower-cost banking, higher yield investments, and employee banking packages throughout the state and online. Members are eligible to receive additional basis points that are between .10 percent and .20 percent higher than the regular rate for select checking accounts, certificates of deposit, money market investments, and money market investment premier accounts.

Bremer Insurance logo

Bremer Insurance provides the nonprofit community access to a wide range of comprehensive insurance and risk management solutions. With over 85 dedicated professionals, Bremer Insurance is well suited to meet the needs of nonprofit clients by working with them to customize affordable insurance programs tailored to meet their individual needs.

Gallagher logo

Gallagher provides benefit, HR, and compensation consulting that assists in the attraction and retention of good employees, while at the same time managing costs. They know that nonprofits can’t do it alone and, thus, resourcefulness is a key strategy for mobilizing talent and technology to help them achieve their missions. Rewards are witnessed every day in changed lives and empowerment.

BenefitsMN logo

Launched by MCN in 2020, BenefitsMN is the first and only Association Health Plan (AHP) developed specifically for Minnesota nonprofits. By increasing negotiating leverage due to economies of scale, and reducing the administrative burden that comes with offering benefits plans, BenefitsMN is able to provide cost-effective and comprehensive health plan options for MCN member nonprofit employers.

UST Workforce Solutions logo

Unemployment Services Trust (UST) provides nonprofits with a secure, cost-effective alternative to state unemployment taxes. Nonprofits can pool their resources to pay only claims incurred, saving a substantial amount of money. UST’s program works best for organizations with 10 or more paid staff. MCN has partnered with the Unemployment Services Trust (UST) since 1990 to help members lower the cost of unemployment at their nonprofit.

Berkley Select logo

Berkley Select Insurance offers a reduced rate Director’s and Officer’s Liability Insurance program for MCN members. Deductibles as low as $0 and premiums start at $400. To get a quote for D&O, please complete a quote questionnaire. Once your questionnaire is submitted, a representative of Bremer Insurance, who markets this product on behalf of MCN, will contact you about your quote.

LanguageLine Solutions logo

LanguageLine Solutions helps you communicate with your customers and patients in virtually any language, at any time. LanguageLine Solutions offers the ability to seamlessly connect with the world’s finest professional interpreters in nearly any language, 24/7 in more than 240 languages on-demand. MCN nonprofit members eligible for special discounts of up to 37 percent on Over-the-Phone  and Video Remote Interpretation services.

GrantStation logo

With GrantStation, search thousands of carefully researched profiles of private, government, and international funding opportunities, in addition to using the variety of grants research, writing, and management tools and resources to enhance your grant writing and development strategies. This service is available to MCN members for only $95, saving up to $604/year for your organization.

CBIZ logo

CBIZ Payroll offers comprehensive payroll and benefit services, including payroll administration and consulting, FLEX account, and COBRA administration. CBIZ offers MCN members 20 percent off its booking price or a 20 percent savings from current payroll processing. Discounts are guaranteed for the life of the account.

NuVantage Employee Resource logo

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are employee benefit programs offered by many employers and are intended to help employees deal with personal problems that might adversely impact their work performance, health, and well-being. Through a partnership with Lutheran Social Service’s NuVantage Employee Resource, MCN members can access EAP services at a standard rate starting at $525.

Bill logo

Bill is a spend and expense management software paired with a smart Visa business card that allows users and budget owners to quickly and easily manage their day-to-day and monthly expenses. MCN is a proud partner with (and user of) Bill, providing members access to this free service to help clients get better control over their business finances. Your organization pays nothing!

Sterling Background Checks logo

Sterling, an MCN member discount partner, provides trusted, quality background screening services. Through this valuable partnership, Sterling provides members with access to the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and high-quality background screening resources at reduced prices. This includes criminal background checks, driving records, fingerprinting, drug testing, identity verification, and much more.

Peace Coffee logo

Peace Coffee believes that coffee is much more than just a commodity. Coffee is essential to weekends and workdays, brunches and bundt cakes, and everything in between. Peace Coffee is committed to furthering the health and growth of our environment and society through their organic and fair-trade coffee and tea. MCN members are eligible to receive a special discount on coffee purchases for your office.

TASC logo

Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC) has been an administrator of flex plans for over 30 years. With a mission to contribution to its customers’ financial success, TASC offers innovative services, educational opportunities, and excellent customer service. MCN members are eligible for administrative services for FSAs and can receive a 25 percent discount on all first-year one-time setup fees and annual administrative fees.

Nonprofit Quarterly logo

The Nonprofit Quarterly is a unique magazine dedicated to encouraging democracy in the nonprofit sector that provides leaders with management information and proven practices. It provides information on topics such as governance, financial management, planning, evaluation, and fundraising. MCN members receive a $10 discount on new orders and renewals of their subscription to The Nonprofit Quarterly.

Midwestern Higher Education Compact logo

Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) is an interstate organization that sponsors a variety of programs to reduce costs, increase student access to college, and inform policymaking through targeted and timely research and analysis. MCN members can utilize contracts MHEC has negotiated with a number of technology vendors.