2024 MCN & MCF Joint Annual Conference

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Join 1,200+ colleagues and peers at the 2024 MCN & MCF Joint Annual Conference — an inspiring and educational event for Minnesota’s entire charitable sector.

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is excited to announce our 2024 Annual Conference, hosted in collaboration with the Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) on October 10-11 in Saint Paul! By bringing back a joint conference for the first time in 12 years, MCN and MCF aim to create two dynamic days of cross-sector reflection, peer networking, and learning. This special collaboration spotlights the best of Minnesota’s independent sector and showcases over 30-years of cross-sector collaboration.

At this year’s conference, we’ll focus on the theme of Mosaic: Meaningful Collaboration in a Complex World. We invite you to join MCN and MCF to consider individual, organizational, and sector-based actions that can build connection, increase cooperation, and expand our missions’ impact across the state. By the end of the event, you will shift the way you think about your role in the sector, build new relationships, and acquire timely tools and skills to increase impact within Minnesota.

  • 40+ breakouts on timely topics with a mixture of skill-building and action-oriented sessions and big-idea, vision-oriented sessions 
  • Two keynote sessions that offer equal parts application and inspiration 
  • Award luncheon featuring the presentation of the 2024 Minnesota Nonprofit Mission Awards 
  • Exhibitor Hall featuring 70+ resource vendors and prizes
  • Facilitated networking and wellness and creative activities
  • Social Hour with food, drink, and prizes
  • And so much more!

Additional conference details including a schedule and session details will be posted later this spring.

Conference Details

Thursday, October 10
10 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Friday, October 11*
8 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55102

*All conference activities on October 11 will conclude by 2:45 p.m. for those who observe Yom Kippur.

Registration Rates and Accommodations

  Registration Type  MCN Member  Nonmember
  Super Saver Rate (through July 30) $185 $335
  Early Bird Rate (through September 8) $205 $335
  Standard Rate (through October 1) $275 $335
  Late/Onsite Rate (October 2 and after) $315 $375

Pay What You Can Rates (PWYC):

(Available through October 1) We encourage you to pay the registration rate that is meaningful to and possible for you. While earned revenue from our events is a significant portion of our operating budget, supporting the policy and advocacy work we do on behalf of nonprofits, we aim to keep our fees accessible, often below market rate, and offer further reduced entry points for those who need them to participate in professional development. If your participation is dependent on a PWYC rate, please register with the promo code that corresponds with your accessible price point below.   

PWYC Rates  Code
 $69 PWYC69
 $89 PWYC89
 $109 PWYC109
 $129 PWYC129

You will not be asked to complete an application to prove need. PWYC rates are the scholarship model for this year’s Annual Conference. The rates are for individuals and do not apply to small- and large-group registrations. 

Small Team Rate (4 for 3): 

Send more people and get more out of the conference. Register three people from the same organization and your fourth registration is free! Visit our Events and Registration FAQ page for instructions on how to complete online group registrations or use the PDF registration form.

Please email our help desk with any questions or issues during registration.  

Large Team Rate: 

Do you have more than four people from your organization to send to the conference? Register a group of ten people from the same organization at the rate of $1,750 for MCN members and $3,250 for Nonmembers.

Download PDF registration form

Thursday Luncheon & Award Ceremony (included in conference registration):

Do you have a special guest who wants to attend Thursday’s Luncheon and 2024 Nonprofit Mission Awards Ceremony? Here’s an option:

  • $50 each for members and nonmembers (by September 26)
  • $80 each for members and nonmembers (September 27 and after)

Please email our help desk to register someone.