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MINN 2014 IDEA Summit Final Evaluation Findings, plus Summit Photos & Keynote Video

on Wed, 2014-11-19 02:47

2014 Summit Evaluation Report

The final Evaluation Report for the 2014 MINN Summit is complete!  Please click on the previous link or click on the report thumbnail to the right to read the report.  The report was assembled by MINN volunteers Rachel Satterlee, Luis Pereira, and Lauren Satterlee, with help from MINN board member Sarah McGarraugh.  Data was gathered from an electronic survey that was sent out to all Summit attendees following the close of the conference, in order to capture the strengths and weaknesses of the Summit.

Welcoming the 2015 Board of Directors

on Tue, 2014-12-16 04:23

MINN is delighted to announce the 2015 Board of Directors. We have many new faces joining our returning members.


Firstly, at the December 2014 meeting, three of the four Officer positions were voted in for the 2015 year. Sara Stalland McGarraugh will take over Jill LaLonde’s excellent leadership to provide guidance as President of the Board. Accompanying her will be Paul Walters, former Secretary, as Vice President. Filling Christine Papai’s shoes as Treasurer will be JB Scherpelz.


Next, we welcome five new members to our board:

  • Hayley Hontos, MPH, Lutheran World Relief

  • Alexis

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.