Family engagement is critical to high-quality early care and learning programs, but how do we best develop family partnerships across diverse cultures and varied programs? At this program you’ll learn how to use effective tools and best-practices from across Minnesota to successfully engage families.
Extreme weather events happen more often and cause greater damage, challenging grantmakers and disproportionally burdening our most marginalized communities. Learn about response and help set the course for policy reform.
Climate change is already challenging many of those served by our grantmaking programs. Join us to discuss the direct impacts of climate change in Minnesota, identify concrete opportunities to fund climate-specific work and pursue broader goals in climate-smart ways.
Proposals for shifting tax policies currently under discussion could significantly alter how community foundations work. Learn how you can help ensure that any changes work to the advantage of the communities you serve.
Learn the art of creating productive relationships with elected officials and their staff, so they know they can look to you for information they need to make better policy for our communities and their constituents.
Gain an understanding of connections between philanthropy and intended community impact. Learn to access and use key resources, and build comfort with commonly-used terms and tools. Part of MCF’s Grantmaking for the 21st Century Series.
Understand the importance of local communities and how they inform grantmaking. And, make connections between the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion, public policy, leadership pipelines and philanthropy. Part of MCF’s Grantmaking for the 21st Century Series.
Explore community engagement tools that are inclusive across constituent groups, develop skills for authentic relationship building and better understand how your proposal process impacts communities. Part of MCF’s 21st Century Grantmaking Series.
Explore basic logic model and theory of change tools, address philanthropy’s link to community impact, public policy and systems change, and assess your unique role and intended impact. Part of MCF’s Grantmaking for the 21st Century Series.