InsideNGO and MINN Collaborate on Roundtable Discussion


Nearly thirty participants from a dozen international NGOS from around Minnesota participated in the first ever InsideNGO Roundtable discussion. Every year InsideNGO, which offices in Connecticut and Washington, DC, provides training opportunities to over 4,000 international NGO practitioners around the world.  While InsideNGO offers workshops and roundtables from Boston to Bangkok, this was the first time the group has traveled to Minnesota, where it has several members including American Refugee Committee, Center for Victims of Torture and Land O'Lakes, International Development Division.  

The Minnesota International NGO Network was pleased to have an opportunity to collaborate with InsideNGO, an international leader in strengthening the "inside" staff of international NGOs, as the two groups share a passion for supporting "the work of international humanitarian and development work".  While InsideNGO is a membership organization, for the purposes of this roundtable, it opened its doors to non-members as well.  

Participants enjoyed frank conversations on such topics as identifying a daily rate for a consultant, employing a local abroad, and how to communicate with a funder. One of the highlights of the roundtable was the opportunity for Executive Directors, as well as functional managers in topics such at Human Resources, Finance and Contracts and Compliance, to have the opportunity to connect with others in their same position at other organizations. The event was hosted at the CoCo: Coworking and Collaborative Space in Minneapolis.  MINN and InsideNGO are looking for opportunities for future collaboration in Minnesota.