Lunch and Learn Series: Starting your own nonprofit
MINN's Lunch & Learn series continues with the opportunity to hear from experienced nonprofit founders and ask them your questions.
About this event
Through this series, MINN seeks to support young and transitional professionals exploring career paths within the international development sector.
This event will be primarily shaped by your questions, so we encourage you to submit them as part of the registration process.
Ceallaigh Anderson Smart is the Executive Director and Founder of Print the Love, an NGO she founded in 2015. In addition, she works as an Online Business Course Consultant and serves as the Philanthropy Director at Global Health Ministries. She has worked in nonprofits for over 20 years in sectors including communication, fundraising, consulting, programming, higher education, event planning, international travel logistics, and administration. She has a MA in Arts Administration from St. Mary's University, and a BA in Experiential/Adventure Education and Art Therapy from Prescott College.
John Keller is a current Master Student in Developmental Practice at the University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He has a background in journalism graduating with a BA in 2015 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and spending 2 years working for ESPN Radio in West Palm Beach. A career shift led him to his current occupation of development where he has over 7 years experience. His experience began teaching English in rural Ethiopia while serving with the Peace Corps for two years. After service he taught Global Perspectives in Kampala, Uganda. Then he moved back to America and worked as a recruiter for the Peace Corps in the Northern California area. Since relocation to Minneapolis for graduate school he has connected with the Oromo community to begin an NGO called Maati Koo ("my family" in Oromifa) which focuses on planting fruit trees on school compounds in Western Ethiopia.