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Forum for International NGO Practitioners in Minnesota

The Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN) is a forum for international practitioners and supporters to learn, network and exchange professional expertise. It is MINN’s vision to be the leader in providing a collaborative environment for Minnesota international NGOs to learn and exchange ideas.  Our efforts result in innovative and effective solutions that enrich the lives of the global community.

Whether you are new to the world of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or a seasoned veteran, MINN is your forum to connect with colleagues and stay aware of what other NGOs based in Minnesota are doing around the world.


Ebola Crisis - Action Requested: Letter From the Minnesota Council on Foundations

on Fri, 2014-10-17 19:01

This is a letter from Minnesota Council on Foundations President Trista Harris, shared with the Minnesota International NGO Network on October 16, 2014.


The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is “unquestionably the most severe acute public health emergency in modern times,” said Dr. Margaret Chan, the director general of the World Health Organization.
In response to this crisis, The Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) co-hosted a convening of funders with Global Funders Network, Medtronic Foundation and the American Refugee Committee to discuss the Ebola outbreak, including

How to Maximize Your International Volunteering Experience

on Wed, 2014-11-19 19:34

As a potential volunteer, how do you make the right match with an organization/project to ensure that the engagement creates a positive impact for everyone involved? This article, originally posted on Devex, lists important factors such as Sustainable Impact, Commitment, and Ethics to keep in mind when making a decision. This article is relevant not only to those in MINN who identify as volunteers, but to members who work in international NGOs as well.