Associate Membership

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Associate membership with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) is beneficial for businesses, consultants, vendors, and individuals who work with nonprofits. MCN can help you establish your professional connections with Minnesota’s growing nonprofit sector.

As an associate member, you’ll become familiar with the latest trends and developments in Minnesota’s nonprofits, receive benefits to help you market your products and services to nonprofit decision-makers, and demonstrate your commitment to Minnesota’s nonprofit sector. From discounts on advertising, events, direct mail list rental, and publications, associate membership can save your business money while connecting you with nonprofits looking for the products and services you provide.

By becoming an associate member with MCN, you’ll join more than 220 businesses and consultants who have made it an important focus of their work to share their expertise every day to help Minnesota’s nonprofits better serve our communities.

Benefits of Associate Membership for your Business

MCN offers four levels of associate membership, each with unique benefits customized to meet the specific needs of your business. [If the chart below does display in your browser, please download our Associate Membership Benefits PDF.]

Recognition as a key supporter of Minnesota’s nonprofit sector
Discount on MCN event registrations (25-30 percent) 
Subscription to Nonprofit News quarterly newsletter
50 percent discount on MCN publications
Access to online MCN member badge
Invitation to submit speaking proposals for MCN conferences
Access to discounts through Office Depot and GrantStation
Company listed as member on MCN website
50 percent discount on rental of MCN direct mail list
Free listing on MCN online business directory1Basic EnhancedEnhancedEnhanced
50 percent discount on print and digital advertising 
$100 discount on exhibit space at MCN conferences2  
Free one-time use of MCN direct mail list3  12
One free e-newsletter sponsorship ($500 value)4   
One nonprofit-focused event submission for inclusion in Events Forecast5   
Two tickets to MCN Annual Conference ($450 value)   
  1. Listings on The Nonprofit SpeciaLIST online business directory must be created by members themselves (they are not created by MCN). Basic listings include basic descriptive information and one search category designation. Enhanced listings also include logo placement, social media links, and up to five search category designations. Contact with any questions.
  2. The exhibit discount may not be applied to any other exhibit discounts.
  3. Direct mail list includes organization name, primary contact (if supplied), and mailing address. Email addresses and phone numbers are not provided, per MCN’s privacy agreement.
  4. E-news sponsorship is applicable to one month of MCN’s Smart Nonprofits, Grants Alert, and Events Forecast e-newsletters, based on availability at the time of reservation.
  5. Contingent on MCN review and approval. Submission to include title, date/time/location, 1-2 sentence description, and registration link. Limit of one event submission/inclusion per membership year. Request is opt-in from member, not automatic or sought by MCN staff.