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What You Missed: MINN International Communications Roundtable

on Tue, 2014-04-01 21:55

Communications across international lines can be difficult. The MINN Roundtable on International Communications—hosted over the lunch hour on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the African Development Center—offered a perfect opportunity for communications professionals to discuss success and potential improvements to communications programs at their respective organizations.

Collecting stories to share with supporters can be especially challenging in international work. Major themes discussed at the roundtable were trust and respect.

Minnesotan Meets Bono! How to Advocate on the Hill

on Tue, 2014-04-01 21:28

Kris Jernigan (2nd row 2nd from left) poses with Bono and other volunteer advoactes of
Article submitted by MINN volunteer Kris Jernigan, pictured in the second row, second from the left.  Kris is immediately to the left of Bono (the gentleman in the blue sunglasses) who is the founder of ONE and the lead singer of the popular band U2.


Recently ONE’s top volunteers met in DC for the annual “ONE Summit” to advocate for co-sponsorship of H.R. 2548 “Electrify Africa” and to refine their skills as volunteer leaders in their states.

MINN Highlights Two Outstanding Volunteers in 2013

on Sat, 2014-03-15 01:38
Heather Canon-Winkelman
Karen Baumgaertner
  Photos of Heather Cannon-Winkelman (top) and Karen Baumgaertner (bottom)
MINN would like to highlight the hard work and dedication of two of our volunteers from the previous year.  Special thanks to Karen Baumgaertner and Heather Cannon-Winkleman for all that they do.  Read more about their history with MINN as well as their numerous contributions to the organization.   
Karen Baumgaertner
Since founding MINN in 2005 with fellow development practitioners, Karen Baumgaertner has continued to lend energetic passion as she brings ideas to life and push MINN to new standards in