Share Your Knowledge! Submit an MCF/MCN Joint Conference Session Proposal

Do you have nonprofit or philanthropy expertise to share? Do you want to put your ideas in front of sector leaders who can make change in Minnesota? Are you eager to guide discussions that will lead to progress and action?

The Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) are now accepting proposals for sessions at their 2012 Joint Conference, scheduled for November 1-2 at the Saint Paul River Centre. More than 1,400 nonprofit leaders and staff, grantmakers, board members and trustees, volunteers and others are expected for this one-of-a-kind event.

Appeal to Nonprofits and Grantmakers

The conference organizers seek sessions that build on this year’s conference theme — Allied for Action: Bridging Differences for the Greater Good. Minnesota grantmakers and nonprofits come together once every three years for this cross-sector conference. Attendees will explore how they can best work together to solve our state’s increasingly complex challenges. They will ask how they can harness the power of their differences and unite in a collective desire for action.

Draw on your experience and expertise to plan a conference session that will help participants answer these questions and more. Think about what powerful strategies you can offer, so nonprofit and philanthropy audiences alike walk away with renewed energy and powerful tools to work effectively with each other in the new Minnesota.

Engagement and Interaction a Must

Priority will be given to proposals for sessions that actively engage participants in discussion and learning. Learn how to make your submission stand out: View session criteria for examples of non-traditional, interactive session formats, such as Pecha Kucha, World Café and others. Sessions should bring grantmakers and nonprofits together, encourage productive discussions and foster meaningful connections.

Start generating ideas now! Your online proposal form is due by May 4. Remember, full details can be found on the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits website, including who to contact for questions.

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