2024 MNI Silent Auction

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
  • outfitter/guide
  • museum or attraction
  • arts center
  • golf course
  • brewery/winery/distillery
  • 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 (laura@mna.org) 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: lisas@mna.org.