Something was missing from the Minnesota Council on Foundations 2010 Annual Convening held October 28 and 29 — stacks of handouts and piles of paper.

While the notion of not having a print out of every PowerPoint presentation in my greedy little hands sometimes had me twitching during our two-day get-together of Minnesota grantmakers, I did learn to just sit back and soak in what the speaker was saying (I actually looked up more than down during the talks), taking comfort in knowing that we were doing our part to be green.

Instead of making zillions of photocopies, MCF is posting all the PowerPoint presentations, PDFs of reports, links to resources – nearly everything that was projected onscreen and highlighted during the idea sessions, and more – here on the convening schedule.

The theme of this year’s gathering was “Innovative Strategies for the Future: Realizing Our Full Potential.” The convening website is now an invaluable one-stop shop for the latest, greatest, most thought-provoking, catalytic materials on the topic.

On the website, just browse through the Schedule. Under each session description, you’ll see the corresponding resources for that program.

Keep checking back. While most of the resources have been posted, we expect to add more, including session notes, throughout the next couple of weeks.

- Chris Murakami Noonan, MCF communications associate