Greater Minnesota Nonprofit Summit

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In the last five years, our world has changed. We have changed. We march on, continuing to operate our organizations in a world that looks very different from four years ago and continues to evolve as the months march on. Some of our organizations are thriving, some of us are barely surviving, most of us are somewhere in between. 

As nonprofit leaders, we are continually expected to operate at new levels and in new ways with increasingly limited resources. How do we stay grounded ourselves and how do we keep our organizations grounded in our missions when the world is constantly changing? How do we stay focused on mission and everything else when the world is spinning around us? Hosted in beautiful Walker, MN on September 19, the Greater Minnesota Nonprofit Summit this year will focus on Grounding Ourselves in a Changing World. Join us as we connect, learn together, share information, and enjoy the beauty that Greater Minnesota’s lakes region has to offer.

We hope you can join us!

Greater Minnesota Nonprofit Summit

September 19, 2024
Chase on the Lake
Walker, Minnesota
8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

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Headshot of Ebony Warren, executive director of Evergreen Youth & Family Services in Bemidji, MN

Ebony Warren is a dynamic and strategic leader with a natural ability to build connections with others and to provide a sense of hope and inspiration. She is a wife, mother, mentor, author, speaker, and nonprofit executive. In 2021, she became the first Black woman to become the Executive Director at Evergreen Youth & Family Services, a private nonprofit based in Bemidji, Minnesota. Warren helped guide the agency through the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, launched the agency’s first internal Wellness Campaign, navigated through the agency’s strategic plan, and continues to build relationships in the community and across the state of Minnesota. She gives back to her community by serving on local and statewide boards and committees advocating for youth and families.


Sunset view of Leech Lake and the Chase on the Lake resort in Walker, MN

Join MCN staff, members of the Summit planning committee, and fellow attendees for refreshments and light appetizers during this pre-Summit social hour on Wednesday, September 18 from 7 – 8 p.m. ($15; separate registration required)


Greater Minnesota Summit Planning Committee

  • Ashley Charwood, Bemidji State University – Bemidji
  • Pat Dove, Northern Light Opera Company – Park Rapids
  • Paul Dove, Northern Opera Light Company – Park Rapids
  • Courtney Gerber, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits – St. Paul
  • Catherine Johnson, Inter-County Community Council – Oklee
  • Kelly LaCore, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits – Duluth
  • Jackie McNeil, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits – Northfield
  • Mindy Nuhring, Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation – Grand Rapids
  • Ruth Sherman, Community Resources Connect – Bemidji
  • Chad Trapier, Walker Area Food Shelf – Walker