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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

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 international NGOs that recruit volunteers,as well.

Top 25 Minnesota NGOs Looking for International Volunteers

on Wed, 2014-11-19 16:32

If you have been looking for an international volunteering opportunity, look no further than these 25 organizations with Minnesota connections. According to the MINN Global Report 2014-15, these 25 organizations all offer volunteer opportunities as part of their programs. 

Minnesota students looking for internship opportunities are also encouraged to check out the MINN Global Report which lists 18 Minnesota international organizations offering internships.

The MINN Global Report offers a host of other information. The report is free with your MINN membership.