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Announcing 2015 MINN IDEA Summit Keynote Vice President Walter Mondale

on Sat, 2015-08-22 02:03


Walter F. Mondale’s record of public service includes Vice President of the United States, U.S. Ambassador to Japan, U.S. Senator, and Attorney General for the State of Minnesota. In his first year as Vice President, after visiting camps in Thailand sheltering refugees fleeing the Vietnam War, Mondale worked to significantly increase the number of people accepted for resettlement into the United States, as well as increase funds to build refugee camps in neighboring countries. His efforts helped provide resettlement opportunities for 1 million refugees, including in Minnesota. Mondale has become a director of several non-profit and corporate boards. He serves as chair of The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation’s International Advisory Board. He is currently Senior Counsel with the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, headquartered in Minneapolis. 
Dr. MayKao Y. Hang is the President and CEO of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives in the Greater St. Paul, MN community and beyond through research, direct service and community building...

Participate in the MINN 2015-16 Global Report

on Sat, 2015-08-08 23:00
By Makabongwe Ngulube
In 2014 MINN published its first Global Report featuring over 30 international organizations operating in Minnesota. This report was created in response to requests from members of the MINN community, donors and government for timely and disaggregated information on Minnesota’s many international NGOs. To date, this report has been circulated to more than 300 people.
In the coming weeks MINN will be reaching out to NGOs that participated in last year’s report to update their information for the 2015 report.  MINN hopes to increase the number of participating NGOs in the report from 30 to 50 this year. If you know of an international NGO that has connections to Minnesota and has been working with a community abroad for one year or more, please contact us to be considered for the next edition of the MINN Global Report at
The MINN Global Report is a great opportunity to gain visibility for your NGO’s important work abroad. Don’t forget, MINN is looking to connect with *all* organizations doing good abroad, not just registered nonprofits. Church groups, social enterprises and more traditional charities working abroad are all considered international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
To see the NGOs that participated in last year’s MINN Global Report click here.

MINN Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary!

on Sat, 2015-08-08 22:46

Minnesota International NGO Network celebrates its ten year anniversary later this month! As MINN members, volunteers, and supporters look towards a bright future with the third MINN IDEA Summit and other fall events approaching, we welcome you to take a look back on how it all began:

MINN's first anniversary

Photo from MINN's first anniversary at Global Market


August 30, 2005 was a hot day in Northeast Minneapolis. For months a group of five international practitioners gathered at the home of Nancy Miller of American Refugee Committee (ARC) to strategize.