Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Mission Statement

The mission of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is to inform, promote, connect, and strengthen individual nonprofits and the nonprofit sector.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments To measure our progress toward identified outcomes every year MCN distributes an annual survey to all attendees of the previous year’s events, assessing changes made in leadership practices as a result of MCN trainings. Preliminary results of that survey from 659 respondents demonstrate strong progress toward key outcomes this past year: 1. Increased skills and capacity: 88% reported taking an individual action to deepen their skills, broaden their network, or become more culturally competent, including 62% who committed to becoming proficient at a new skill or continued learning on their own. 2. Informed nonprofits and strengthened communities: 77% made a significant change in their organizations as a result of an MCN event such as: a. began to evaluate or improved the way they evaluate programming b. engaged in organizational culture change c. wrote a new grant, contacted a new potential sponsor or developed a new fundraising initiative 3. Connected and engaged networks: Over two-thirds (73%) took actions that positively impacted their organization’s beneficiaries after participating in an MCN event, and over half broadened their professional networks (52%).
Current Goals As a result of our work we continue to strive for the following outcomes: 1. Increased skills and capacity of Minnesota nonprofit leaders to identify community priorities and address organizational challenges in a wide variety of areas. 2. Informed nonprofits and strengthened communities, supported by nonprofit leaders who make more informed strategic decisions for their organizations and communities. 3. Connected and engaged networks led by community leaders acting collaboratively on self-identified priorities to improve the health of their communities through advocacy at all levels of government on critical issues.
Community or Constituency Served With six regional offices and a headquarters in St. Paul, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofit serves 9,000 nonprofit leaders and 2,200 nonprofit member organizations each year.
Geographic Area Served Minnesota, with a headquarters in St. Paul and regional offices in Bemidji, Duluth, St. Cloud, Mankato, Rochester, and Moorhead.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 06/20/2018

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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2314 University Avenue W
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Phone: 651-642-1904

General Information

Alternative Name: MCN, Council of Nonprofits
EIN: 36-3501477
Principal Staff: Jon Pratt
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 24.05
Number of Volunteers: 487
Number of Clients: 9000
Ruling Year: 1987


Board Chair: Kenza Hadj-Moussa
Number of Board Members: 22
Board Meetings with Quorum: 8
Average Member Attendance: 18

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Our mission is building donor and nonprofit relationships for strong, vibrant and just communities. We envision healthy communities for all, benefiting from effective and trustworthy nonprofits that are supported by a well-informed public’s generosity.

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