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On April 30, 2013 MINN and ARC (African Refugee Committee) co- sponsored a presentation led by Tyler Zabriskie entitled Leading Strategy and Change in Culturally Complex Contexts. Tyler is the Principal Consultant for Zabriskie Consulting, a leadership, strategy, and organizational development consulting business working with NGO’s, non-profits, and foundations. This workshop addressed the complexities of the competing agendas between different stakeholders working within international NGO networks.

Do you have a passion for international development?  Then you are in good company with MINN members, who love our workshops, panels, pre-work networking at Peace Coffee, and annual conference.  MINN members know how to have fun, too -- don't miss our quarterly social opportunities.  People are often surprised to find out that MINN is an all-volunteer organization.  All of our events range in price from free to cheap, but they do cost money.  If you like what we do, and you can spare $5 or $25 or $50, please consider a gift to MINN.   CL

Does your workplace have a great meeting space?  Want to show it off to your international development colleagues?  MINN is always looking for space in which to hold its popular events.  MINN events range in attendance anywhere from 5 attendees to 150, but typically hover around 20-50 people, usually after work.  As an all-volunteer organization with a minimalist budget, we need your help with suggestions for venues!  Please contact [email protected] with the subject line "Meeting Space Options" with your ideas.  Thank you!


On April 23, 2013, MINN sponsored a presentation by Thulani Mkhaliphi and Samuel Coker, two Humprehy Fellows at the University of Minnesota.  Mkhaliphi is a Director of Decentralization from Swaziland and predominately works on public policy at  the local level. Coker is a Human Resource Manager with the Corporate Directorate from Sierra Leone and deals with public policy as it relates to corporate issues. 

“A key challenge in successful financial management is getting finance and program staff to work together toward the same goal”,

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA), a professional services firm that works with international NGOs, hosted a lunchtime seminar with MINN on April 4, 2013, at their downtown Minneapolis office to share helpful tools and insight on conducting an internal audit.