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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

Now Accepting Communications Board Co-Chair Applications

on Tue, 2014-10-14 19:47

The Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN) is looking for a new Communications Board Co-Chair for the  2015 calendar year. The co-chair will be responsible for leading a volunteer committee in preparing bi-monthly email blasts and assisting with other organizational communication needs as necessary. This is a volunteer and unpaid position.

We are looking for diverse individuals who have an interest in MINN, a passion for the work we do, and a enthusiasm for communications.