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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

IDEA Summit Breakout Sessions Inspire & Educate!

on Wed, 2014-10-01 22:54

This year, breakout session presenters were selected to help us explore our 2014 theme for the IDEA Summit: Innovation Through Collaboration. These sessions will involve nearly 50 experts in their fields, with topics ranging from microfinance in Tanzania, to investing in Nicaraguan farmers, to measuring and reporting impact.

  • The "Ili" - based Community Organizing: Utilizing Indigenous Concepts for Grassroots Collaboration, by Digna Lipaod Adonis, This session will discuss a method of encouraging community and grassroots based development in which local people and culture are seen as assets