Help MNI help your newspaper – donate an item for the MNI Silent Auction at the convention
The annual silent auction at the MNA Convention & Trade Show is the largest single fundraiser of the year for the Minnesota News Media Institute, MNA’s nonprofit foundation.
If you value MNI-funded programs – which include Online Media Campus, the MNA Internship Program, Citizen Journalism University, Digiversity.tv, the Editors & Publishers Community Leadership Program, MNA Student Sessions and more – help support them by donating a silent auction item. The more we raise, the more MNI can do for MNA members.
Here’s a selection of auction items that have already been donated:
- Great Lakes Aquarium passes
- Minnesota Zoo tickets
- Golf outings
- Twin Cities hotel stays
- Xcel Energy Center concert tickets
- Science Museum of Minnesota passes
- Lake Superior railroad excursions
- Theatre tickets
- Craft brewery packages
Don’t have a great idea for a silent auction item?
Reach out to your:
- local chamber
- visitors bureau
- boutique or resort hotel
- museum or attraction
- arts center
- golf course
- unique local maker or artist
- theater or concert venue
Ask for an experience or goods that you can donate to support MNI. Then reach out to Laura Niemi (email@example.com) by Jan. 19 to get your donation entered into the auction. Then don’t forget to bid!
About the Minnesota News Media Institute: MNI is the nonprofit training arm of MNA and it is the only nonprofit dedicated to providing student training and professional and workforce development for MNA members. MNI is a 501(c)3 and donations are tax deductible. Direct donations can be made online; for planning giving and memorial opportunities, please contact Lisa Schwarz at MNA: firstname.lastname@example.org.