All MRAC trainings are offered at no cost. Trainings take place at the MRAC offices in Saint Paul. Register at the links below.

SEO and Google Ad Words Work Session– Wednesday, November 6
This is a work session where you can bring your laptops and actually implement aspects of SEO and Google Ad Words for your organization with guides to help along the way. You do need to have a basis for this work already as this is not an instructional workshop. 

Creating Sustainability: Identifying and Utilizing Resources– Thursday, November 7
This workshop gives you the space and tools to evaluate your organization’s needs, and consider how your staff, volunteers, board, partners, and collaborators can better support your mission, vision, and upcoming programming. We will discuss methods for caring for ourselves as a resource, as well as ongoing practices for sharing your progress and ongoing work with your supporters.

Demystifying MRAC Final Reports– Friday, November 8
Do the words ‘final report’ make you break out in a cold sweat? Are you worried about reporting a departure from the original plan? Did your evaluation plan not return your expected results? Do you know how to report back on your project budgets?

Equity as Action– Saturday, November 9
It’s not just what we do, but how we do it that matters. Many groups and organizations have made a commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity, but are not sure how to infuse this throughout their policy, process, programs, and activities. Often, it is difficult to know what to do after the commitment has been made, the bullet point added to the strategic plan, the feedback has been received, or the priority has been set. 

Access Planning for Consultants– Monday, November 11
This session is designed for consultants working with arts organizations who would like to add accessibility planning to their toolkits. In two hours, we will cover an in-depth introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA guidelines as they relate to arts organizations, the process of conducting accessibility assessments of programs and facilities, and how to produce Access Plans with client organizations. 

Understanding Data Maturity– Friday, November 15
Having and using current valid information about your constituents is essential to thriving nonprofits. The first step is understanding where you are on the spectrum of data maturity—from collecting or tracking no data to relying on a sophisticated CRM system.

smART Pass Performing Arts Program– Monday, November 18 WEBINAR
Through MELSA, library patrons from across the metro area can ‘check-out’ tickets to performances by arts organizations by using the smARTpass program. Learn if this program is a way to help your organization build audiences.

Lunch & Learn: Transition & Succession Planning– Tuesday, November 26
Have you ever experienced an employee with vast institutional knowledge leaving for another job or retiring and your organization was uncertain how to have a smooth transition to the next chapter? Often in such times information may fall through the cracks. This workshop is intended to provide an overview and practices that may help such changes to run more smoothly.

Access on a Shoestring– Wednesday, December 4
Welcoming people with disabilities into your work doesn’t have to break the bank, and some other lesser-known strategies might even be a better fit for what you do. In this workshop you’ll get an introduction to your legal responsibility to provide access under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and explore some low-cost (and even free!) access strategies you can implement right away.

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council

2324 University Ave W

St. Paul, Minnesota 55114