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Fast Forward

Fast Forward is the Minnesota Council on Foundation’s (MCF) audio program that features conversations with big thinkers in the field of philanthropy. Through these interviews, listeners learn about the latest trends in Minnesota grantmaking, gain insights on strategies behind important philanthropic efforts, learn about new resources from their peers, and come away inspired with ideas and approaches they can take back to your organization.
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Oct 6, 2014

Chris Cardona, director of philanthropy at TCC Group and speaker at the 2014 MCF Annual Conference, speaks to Alfonso Wenker, MCF's director of program strategy and racial equity, about how philanthropy can be more accessible to underserved communities.

Aug 21, 2014

In her role at the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, Trish Tchume hears a lot about what young people in the sector need to do to develop their leadership skills. Tchume talks with MCF president Trista Harris about the five most important things organizations can offer. She also discusses the work YNPN has done with Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy to bridge the divide between foundations and nonprofits.

Jul 28, 2014

Phil Buchanan, president of The Center for Effective Philanthropy, talks with Trista Harris, MCF president, about effective practice in philanthropy, tools offered by CEP, and advice for what foundations can do when they're interested in starting down the path of more effective grantmaking.

Jul 14, 2014

Mark Lindberg, director of relief, recovery and development at the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, tells MCF president Trista Harris about the foundation's relief and resilience program, its focus on lower-attention events that don't typically receive much philanthropic support, and its interest in engaging local community members as key partners.

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