Nonprofit Membership

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When your nonprofit joins the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN), it is immediately connected to a network of 2,200 nonprofit organizations that spans all budget sizes, geographic regions, and activity areas in the state and region.

As one of the largest state associations of nonprofits in the U.S., MCN draws upon the expertise and knowledge of this network to develop programs and services that inform, promote, connect, and strengthen individual nonprofits and the nonprofit sector.

As an MCN nonprofit member, you will gain access to a variety of member benefits that will help you and your organization. You’ll stay informed, save time and money, network with other nonprofits and peers, contribute to and learn from important sector research, join in advocacy for the nonprofit sector, and more.

Plus, with membership dues levels that are based on a nonprofit’s budget size (annual expenses), the affordability of membership won’t drain your organization’s valuable resources.

Benefits of Nonprofit Membership

Stay Informed

  • Receive two MCN resource publications per year free of charge (value of up to $440)
  • Receive quarterly Nonprofit News print newsletter featuring the latest sector news, research, and policy updates
  • Receive weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly email alerts (opt-in required)
  • Access to members-only resources on MCN’s website

Save Time and Money

  • Access health insurance plans through BenefitsMN — an Association Health Plan exclusively for MCN member nonprofits with two or more eligible employees
  • Access established MCN discount partnerships for products and services that your organization needs
  • Post free on MCN’s Nonprofit Job Board, the largest nonprofit-specific job board in Minnesota ($179 per posting for nonmembers)
  • Rent space in MCN Learning Center in St. Paul (members only)

Learn from and Network with Fellow Nonprofits

Participate in Vital Sector Research

  • Participate in and receive the results from sector research to help your organization succeed

Advocate for the Nonprofit Sector

  • Advocate on behalf of all nonprofits at the state Legislature, with city and county governments, and with our federal congressional delegation
  • Work with the media on behalf of nonprofits to spotlight the sector and showcase best practices

Highlight Award-Worthy Nonprofits and Leaders

MCN Nonprofit Dues Schedule

Your nonprofit’s dues are based on your organization’s annual budget and start at just $50 a year – a price that you can immediately earn back in benefits and cost-savings! 

Your nonprofit’s budget:Your dues:  
$25,000 – $49,999$75
$50,000 – $99,999$100
$100,000 – $199,999$150
$200,000 – $399,999$200
$400,000 – $699,999$325
$700,000 – $999,999$550
$1 million – $2 million$700
$2 million – $3 million$850
$3 million – $5 million$1,000
$5 million – $10 million$1,300
$10 million – $20 million$1,600
Above $20 million$1,850