Frequently Asked Questions

  • Posted on: 17 July 2016
  • By: BetteBenson

What is MINN?
MINN is a non-profit entirely volunteer-run by practitioners and for practitioners. It has existed since 2005 as a forum for international practitioners and supporters to learn, network and exchange professional expertise. It is MINN’s vision to be the leader in providing a collaborative environment for Minnesota international NGOs to learn and exchange ideas. Our efforts result in innovative and effective solutions that enrich the lives of the global community.

What is the MINN Summit?
The MINN Summit is a one-day conference for global innovators, international development practitioners and learners to build community, share information and resources, and learn strategies and tools that help create inclusive growth. We are proud to announce the sixth annual MINN Summit on Friday, September 28 at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Why have the MINN Summit? 
The work of the international practitioner is not easy. It is complex. It is exhausting. When solving the problems of the world on a day-to-day basis, it can be challenging to take time to reflect, reconsider, reconnect, network and exchange ideas. The purpose of the MINN Summit is to offer global innovators a unique opportunity to connect, learn, and share, with the hope of applying more vigor and sensitivity to our international efforts than ever before.

What is the theme this year?
We are currently developing what the 2018 Summit will be. Do you have ideas about what you would like to see at this year’s Summit? Please complete this short survey. Your response will help provide the lens through which we choose this year’s keynote and breakout session speakers.

How do I sign up?
Registration is now open!

Who can I reach out to with questions?
Feel free to message us at with any questions.