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June 2019

Social Hour to Enhance Equity in Relationships

June 21 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, 2314 University Ave, Suite 20
St. Paul, MN 55114
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An Informal Gathering of Funders and Nonprofits Join us for a beverage to enhance equity in relationships and Undo Nonprofit Power Dynamics Day! This informal social hour is for funders and nonprofits to spend more time with each other. There is only one rule: there's no agenda - none of the pitches, check-ins and reporting on progress that characterize so many interactions. The AFP-MN, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Minnesota Council on Foundations, PEAK Grantmaking, and the Minnesota-Northstar Chapter of Grant…

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July 2019

Brown Bag Networking Lunch

July 10 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, 2314 University Ave, Suite 20
St. Paul, MN 55114
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Leadership and the Fundraiser How to develop your own leadership skills.   Cosponsored with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN). This is a free, informal, discussion and information sharing group. Each month a topic is identified around which the majority of the discussion will revolve. Participants are encouraged to bring questions, examples and insights related to the topic of the session. In addition to the featured topic discussion, each session will include time to network and ask questions. This network…

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AFP Networking Social July 23

July 23 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Como Park Pavilion, 1360 Lexington Pkwy N
Saint Paul, MN 55103 United States
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Join us at Como Park Pavilion for social time with new and old fundraising friends! Both members and nonmembers are welcome! AFP Networking Socials are sponsored by MGI Fundraising Consulting

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MCN/AFP Nonprofit Fundraising Conference

July 25 | 7:45 am - 4:30 pm
Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
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Register by June 27th for the best rates! AFP members can register at the same rate as MCN members by using the discount code: AFPMEMBER. Right now, that provides access for $179 each (if you register by June 27). The savvy nonprofit development professional knows that fundraising is a lot more than just writing grants. It's cultivating individual donors, nurturing networks, building relationships, clearly communicating your mission, and motivating people toward action. It's thinking outside the box to consider new…

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Senior Fundraiser Event with Simone Joyaux

July 30 | 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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While this session is geared towards CFREs and those with ten or more years in the field, all are welcome to attend. Raise more money with a culture of philanthropy Yes, we’ll talk about philanthropic culture – and some very specific specifics. But we’ll start with lots of talk about organizational culture. Because without a good organizational culture, you can’t build a culture of philanthropy. Actually, without a good organizational culture, your org won’t be very successful. What is organizational…

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August 2019

Brown Bag Networking Lunch

August 14 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, 2314 University Ave, Suite 20
St. Paul, MN 55114
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Give to the Max Day: How to overcome challenges and run a successful campaign If you are interested in learning more about fundraising-related nonprofit work, you are invited to join MCN and the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Minnesota Chapter for this free, informal discussion and information sharing group.   Cosponsored with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN). This is a free, informal, discussion and information sharing group. Each month a topic is identified around which the majority of the…

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IDEA Social Hour – August 15

August 15 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cajun Twist, 1221 Theodore Wirth Pkwy
Golden Valley, MN 55422 United States
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Free

Are you a person of color? Want to see philanthropy become more inclusive, diverse, equitable, accessible? Then you are invited to our next event in AFP-MN’s ongoing event series geared specifically for people of color who would like to explore careers in fundraising/philanthropy, and/or interested in building supportive networks with other professionals of color in the field. AFP-MN will be hosting a social hour for professionals of color at Cajun Twist on Thursday, August 15, from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. AFP…

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What’s Wrong with This Picture: The Day I Could Have Made a Million Dollars. ***Being rescheduled to a later date***

August 21 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Summit Brewing Company – Ratskellar Tap Room, 910 Montreal Circle
Saint Paul, MN 55102
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***This event has been postponed. Rescheduled dates and more information will be posted soon.*** Agenda 5:00 - 5:30 pm  Registration & Networking 5:30 - 7:00 pm  Education Session Presentation Education Session ***Postponed and being rescheduled to a later date*** What’s Wrong with This Picture: The Day I Could Have Made a Million Dollars. All of us strive to make ethical decisions every day. However, as fundraisers, we are in the precarious position of having to keep the best interests of…

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AFP Networking Social August 22

August 22 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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Join us at Social Cider Werks for social time with new and old fundraising friends! Both members and nonmembers are welcome! AFP Networking Socials are sponsored by MGI Fundraising Consulting

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September 2019

Brown Bag Networking Lunch

September 11 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, 2314 University Ave, Suite 20
St. Paul, MN 55114
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Social Media & Fundraising How does social media fit into your organization's fundraising? Join this panel to learn tips and tricks on how to use social media to meet your goals - from raising brand awareness among new audiences to cultivating and stewarding donors who make a deep impact on your work.   Cosponsored with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN). This is a free, informal, discussion and information sharing group. Each month a topic is identified around which the…

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Creating Inclusive Workplaces for Womxn and Non-Binary People

September 20 | 8:00 am - 10:15 am
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Pkwy N
St. Paul, MN 55104
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Education Session Creating Inclusive Workplaces for Womxn and Non-Binary People Only 20% of professional fundraisers are men, yet they hold 80% of management positions in the field. In order for the profession to thrive, organizations must remove barriers to success for marginalized genders. This panel event will discuss the unique needs of womxn and non-binary people, actionable steps for creating an inclusive space and resources for personal development on the topic. With increased awareness of bias and barriers, a workplace…

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AFP Networking Social September 24

September 24 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Insight Brewing, 2821 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, 55413 United States
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Join us at Insight Brewing for social time with new and old fundraising friends! Both members and nonmembers are welcome! AFP Networking Socials are sponsored by MGI Fundraising Consulting

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October 2019

AFP Central and Southwestern MN Chapter Fall Conference

October 3 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
American Heritage National Bank, 2915 2nd St S
St Cloud, MN 56301 United States
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Fundraising: It's a Team Sport! Join fellow AFP members from the Central and Southwestern MN Chapter for an enlightening day of learning with Marcy Heim. Marcy will share her techniques for success, discuss the role of board and staff in fundraising all in an atmosphere of fun and positive motivation. Event Sessions will include: A presentation from Marcy Heim geared toward boards and staff A special question and answer session. Bring your fundraising questions to the event for a chance…

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AFP MN Annual Meeting & Education Event: “Philanthropy in Minnesota Today”

October 7 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 West Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55102
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Sorry, registration has closed for this event.  We hope to see you next year at the AFP MN Chapter Annual Meeting. Speakers: R.T. Rybak President & CEO Minneapolis Foundation R.T. Rybak has served as President and CEO of The Minneapolis Foundation since July of 2016. As leader of one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the country, Rybak oversees the management of nearly $800 million in assets; the administration of more than 1,300 charitable funds created by individuals,…

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Brown Bag Networking Lunch

October 17 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, 2314 University Ave, Suite 20
St. Paul, MN 55114
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Building a Development Plan If you are interested in learning more about fundraising-related nonprofit work, you are invited to join MCN and the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Minnesota Chapter for this free, informal discussion and information sharing group.   Cosponsored with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN). This is a free, informal, discussion and information sharing group. Each month a topic is identified around which the majority of the discussion will revolve. Participants are encouraged to bring questions, examples…

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AFP Networking Social October 17

October 17 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Lake Monster Brewing, 550 Vandalia St.
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
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Join us at Lake Monster Brewing for social time with new and old fundraising friends! Both members and nonmembers are welcome! AFP Networking Socials are sponsored by MGI Fundraising Consulting

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November 2019

Senior Fundraiser Breakfast

November 1 | 7:30 am - 8:45 am
Birchwood Cafe, 3311 East 25th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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Are you a senior or advanced fundraising professional looking for more connections with your peers? Then you are invited to AFP’s inaugural Senior Fundraiser Breakfast! The goal of this and future breakfasts is to provide a relaxed environment to connect with and learn from your peers. Come enjoy a great local business with excellent food (including gluten free and vegan options) while building new connections with fellow seasoned fundraising professionals from throughout the Twin Cities area. This breakfast is open…

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IDEA Breakfast – November 7, 2019

November 7 | 8:00 am - 9:30 am
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St
St Paul, MN 55106 United States
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Handing over the Reins: Shifting Power and Resources in Nonprofit Decision-making About the Event:  At this summer’s MCN/AFP Fundraising Conference, the plenary panel spoke to the audience on the future of philanthropy. In that discussion, the role of community voice in making grant decisions was central. Yet while leaders highlighted how they consulted communities of color in grant decisions, no one talked about giving those communities the reins. We would like to. Join this incredible panel as together we explore…

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Brown Bag Networking Lunch

November 13 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, 2314 University Ave, Suite 20
St. Paul, MN 55114
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Donor Advised Funds: Insights & Takeaways from MCN's Working Group An overview of the latest trends and research, opportunities and challenges with DAF fundraising, highlights of the working group’s conversations, and features of any outputs/resources.   Cosponsored with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN). This is a free, informal, discussion and information sharing group. Each month a topic is identified around which the majority of the discussion will revolve. Participants are encouraged to bring questions, examples and insights related to…

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National Philanthropy Day 2019

November 15 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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On November 15, the AFP-MN Chapter celebrated with more than 500 philanthropists, volunteers, nonprofit and community leaders at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.   We hope you will join us next year. Check back in 2020 for event details. Master of Ceremonies: T. Mychael Rambo T. Mychael Rambo is a Regional Emmy Award winning actor, vocalist, arts educator and public speaker; who has made an indelible mark here in the Twin Cities performing principle roles at such theaters as: the Guthrie,…

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