2015 Conference



MNN’s annual conference on October 21 is one of the largest local gatherings of nonprofit professionals and convenes 600+ nonprofit and business leaders to learn, share, and network. Pre-event registration closes October 16- click here to register now.

This year’s conference, ADVANCE focuses on advancing our sector through the development and strengthening of our nonprofit workforce. The nonprofit sector is built on its human capital. Employees in the sector are smart and innovative, and their passion is matched only by their ability to find creative solutions to tackle historically persistent challenges and the new ones that emerge every day. By focusing on recruiting, retaining, and developing a strong and stable workforce, nonprofits are able to carry out their mission more effectively.

This conference is designed to help nonprofits invest in their most valuable asset: their staff. Whether you are an experienced executive, seasoned practitioner, or emerging leader, this conference will provide you with the skills and tools needed to succeed at every stage of your career.

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Join 600+ nonprofit and business professionals from across the state for a day of inspiration and education.

MNN members- be sure to register for a special reception following the conference to welcome MNN’s new CEO Jim Klocke.

Breakthrough Sessions

Engage with experts and peers in these interactive sessions designed to bring together professionals in specific roles or points in their career. Learn more about the sessions and session leaders.


Whether you’re looking to enhance your fundraising skills, boost your productivity, or energize your board, the workshops cover a variety of topics for every stage in your career and will provide you with everything you need to be more effective and efficient. Learn more about the workshops and presenters.


Visit the more than 50 exhibitors and learn about local services and products to help you and your organization be more effective and efficient. If you are interested in exhibiting at the conference, learn about sponsorship benefits and levels.