"Unleashing the Connective Power of Communities"


      The MACC Alliance of Connected Communities




The Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities (MACC Alliance) is a strategic partnership of community organizations that have joined together to leverage their collective resources and voice. Our unique alliance honors the individual identities and histories of its member agencies and forges innovative partnerships among members and with nonmember agencies, businesses and leaders. MACC members share the goals of serving individuals, families and various communities that are defining the future.

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Founded by MACC Alliance, the MACC CommonWealth is a collaborative created and driven by our member nonprofits. This collaborative organization was created to provide expert administrative services and administrative leadership that allows members to focus on their mission and make a powerful impact in their communities. The CommonWealth delivers nonprofit organizations collaborative, expert solutions for finance, human resources, information technology, client data, facilities, and behavioral health billing.

Find more information about MACC CommonWealth at www.mcwmn.org




              March 2014 Newsletter

Download a PDF copy of our March 2014 MACC Alliance Messenger here

Read recent past editions by downloading the following links: December 2013 here, September 2013 newsletter here and June 2013 newsletter here.


              MACC Economic Opportunities Initiative


MACC Service Network LLC has engaged in an assessment and strategy process intended to enhance the capacities of MACC Alliance member agencies to implement increasingly effective place-based strategies that connect agency participants to greater economic opportunities.

A monthly MACC Economic Opportunity Training Calendar that outlines MACC member agency trainings that are available to program participants will updated on a monthly basis.

April/May 2014 Training Calendar

MACC Service Network in collaboration with Emerge will host Budget and Credit Basics: A Financial Literacy Training for Human Service Staff. This training is for staff to increase knowledge of basic financial strategies and resources that can lead participants toward more secure financial futures and will be held on Wednesday, April 23rd from 9:30-Noon. For more information or to register please contact Emily at BeltmannSwensonE@puc-mn.org.

For more information click on the MACC Economic Opportunties tab above.


              Disruptive Forces:  Innovation Conversation with Susan Dreyfus

The April 2013 Innvovation Conversation was around Disruptive Forces in the Non-Profit Sector.  Susan Dreyfus, President & CEO of the Alliance of Children and Families, provided her perspective on the report Disruptive Forces:  Driving a Human Services Revolution - Executive Summary: A Report by the Alliance for Children and Families and Baker Tilly, October 2011.  Click here for a copy of the report.  Notes from our engaging conversation with her can be found here.



Upcoming Meetings & Events


Early Childhood Education Service Network Meeting

Tuesday, April 8th

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

East Side Neighborhood Services

MACC Board Meeting

Thursday, April 10th

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Keystone Community Services

Training Work Group Meeting

Tuesday, April 15th

10:30 am - Noon


MACC Alliance Social Gathering for Executives

Thursday, April 17th

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Longfellow Grill

Financial Literacy Training for Staff

Wednesday, April 23rd

9:30 am - Noon

Pillsbury House

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Registration required email Emily at BeltmannSwensonE@puc-mn.org

Youth Evaluation Team Affinity Group Meeting

Thursday, April 24th

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Pillsbury House

Volunteerism Affinity Group Meeting

Thursday, April 24th

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Neighborhood House

Transportation Work Group Meeting

Monday, April 28th

10:30 am - Noon

Waite House

Food Shelf Affinity Group Meeting

Wednesday, May 7th

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Valley Outreach Food Shelf

Social Media Affinity Group Meeting

Thursday, May 8th

Noon - 1:30 pm

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MACC Alliance of Connected Communities

414 South Eight Street | Minneapolis, MN 55404

Executive Coordinator: Yvonne Olsen

olseny@maccalliance.org | 612-341-1647

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