MINN Sponsored and Other Local Events

There are many great events in the Twin Cities for practitioners interested in international nongovernmental work! We try to keep up on these events and post them here. On this page, you will also find MINN-hosted events. If there is an event that you would like to see posted here, please fill out this form.

With co-sponsorship, MINN can help promote or put on an event! Get answers about the different kinds of co-sponsorship, what they involve, and their benefits here.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join the Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN) and the Minnesota Public Health Association (MPHA) for a Talk and Tour of the Alliance Wellness Center at their offices in Bloomington to get an in-depth look at the organization in a small group setting. The agenda will focus on all aspects of the center, where Minnesotans of East African descent can get help overcoming addiction.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

For volunteer-led organizations, evaluation and training opportunities can seem like impossible endeavors given budgetary and resource constraints. In this session we will showcase how these low-risk, high -reward environments offer ample opportunity for building evaluative thinking in organizations, developing future evaluation professionals, and strengthening evaluation capacity within the grassroots nonprofit sector.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Description:Join MINN members and prospective members for froyo and networking! On a hot summer night in Minnesota, meet at (yo)gurt[lab] in uptown to get some frozen yogurt then we'll walk over to Bde Maka Ska to network and chat in the grass by the lake. Be prepared to do a little walking and a lot of chatting!


Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Panel, Q&A session + Networking Hour

Join us on June 13 at WeWork to learn more about the ongoing work of some of our past MINN Fellows! MINN Fellows are dedicated to international development and doing global good better. We are excited to hear about Fellows' work prior to and since last year's Summit, and their takes on recent trends and changes in international development as we gather as a community at WeWork on this special occasion.

The panel and Q&A session will be followed by a social networking hour. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Interested in working in international development? Development is a broad sector encompassing a huge range of organizations and roles. Whether you are a recent graduate or are considering a transition, successful applicants need to know what they want and what they can offer, be proactive, determined and flexible. In this workshop, Britta Hansen will provide an overview of the development sector, share highlights from the 2018 Devex hiring trends report, share tips on nailing a memorable pitch, and provide general keys to decipher those head-scratching job descriptions.