Welcome to MCF's multimedia learning hub! Now you can learn about Minnesota philanthropy at the time and place most convenient for you.
Our webinars feature topics for grantmakers and grantseekers. Check out these programs and watch for new ones later this year.
The Future of Minnesota: Exploring the Latest Trends with Minnesota Compass
Minnesota Compass presents data on our communities’ changing populations and the accompanying trends in aging, health, housing, education, the economy and other areas crucial to our vitality.
Fundamentals of Nonprofit Finance
An introduction to financial reports, the accounting rules governing restricted funds, and nonprofit reporting requirements.
How Do I Say It? Yes, No and Maybe
Learn how to assess grant applications and respond with a yes, no or maybe, while also ensuring applicants understand your rationale and feel they've been treated fairly.
Legal Basics for Grantmakers
Gain an understanding of the legal requirements of nonprofits and foundations and get insights into the ethical gray areas of this work.
An orientation to institutional grantmaking with an introduction to Minnesota’s philanthropic landscape, an overview of different foundation types, and a presentation of valuable resources for grantmakers.
Plan Right and Get the Most Out of Your New Website
Are you considering a new web site for your small family or community foundation? If so, this webinar will help you plan and budget for the work, select a web developer and establish a project timeline.
Foundation Law 201: Board Member Liability
Covering the fiduciary duties of board members, plus issues related to immunity for volunteers, indemnification, insurance, and new key developments in the law.
Foundation Law 201: Foundation Advocacy
Go in depth on what is and isn't permissible when foundations get involved in public policy, with many concrete scenarios as examples to help you better understand the issues.
Foundation Law 201: Grant Agreements
When do you need a grant agreement? Always. Hazen Graves of Faegre Baker Daniels covers how to get value from your grant agreements, the bare essentials you'll always need, when those won't be enough, and important terms to know.
Foundation Law 201: Grants to Individuals
What to know about awarding scholarships and prizes, plus poverty and disaster relief and other employee assistance.
Foundation Law 201: Program-Related Investments
Get an overview on what PRIs are, then look at new proposed regulations that clarify what does and does not qualify as a PRI.
Foundation Law 201: Self-Dealing and Conflicts of Interest
See what exactly qualifies as self-dealing, who the disqualified persons at your foundation are, and traps for the unwary to avoid.
Legal Basics for Community Foundations
Looking for legal guidance on managing endowments and donor-advised funds? Dive into these topics and more with J. Hazen Graves, partner, Faegre Baker Daniels.
Legal Basics for Corporate Grantmakers
Get the scoop on best practices for corporations when it comes to self-dealing, sponsorships, giving programs and more. With Gina M. Kastel, partner, Faegre Baker Daniels.
Legal Basics for Private Foundations
Cover the legal basics of endowment funds, family travel expenses, director and officer liability and other topics of interest to private foundations. With Claire Harkrider Topp, partner, Dorsey & Whitney.
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