Operation Bootstrap Africa partners with local communities and uses local resources to help people meet their ever-growing education needs. Their mission is based on the "bootstrap" philosophy of helping people help themselves. Operation Bootstrap Africa raises money and then grants that money to various education projects. Almost 70% of donor support is from individuals, with another 25% from faith-based communities.
As you plan your Give to the Max Day contributions, consider partnering with MINN to create new opportunities for MINN INGO professionals to connect with one another, share best practices, and build a better Minnesota international development community. This year, we hope to match 10% of what our volunteers' contributed in the first six months of 2018.
I don’t know much about current efforts to combat water-borne illnesses in Southeast Asia, nor am I an expert on the most effective ways to support refugees in North Africa. I am not sure who is doing the most innovative work on solar-ovens or water filtration in South America or the most impactful undertakings to combat gender violence around the world. I don’t know by name the most connected individuals in the local Somali community. I don’t have elected officials on speed dial or a direct line to policy makers.
I don’t…but MINN does.
This presentation will discuss common challenges that organizations face in meeting federal grant requirements — and what your grant compliance program needs to include to address them. Together, we’ll cover internal controls over compliance, procurement requirements, sub-recipient monitoring requirements, required policies and procedures, and some best practices for grant management. More details and registration.
With the holidays fast approaching, we wanted to give you an opportunity to learn about Diva's Fair Trade, a local organization that has worked with MINN in the past, while also allowing you some time to shop for holiday gifts from an amazing fair trade shop.