Midwest International NGO Network has filed for 501(c)3 Status


Midwest International NGO Network has filed its paper work to become a 501(c)3 with the IRS.  The decision was made late last year year by the Steering Committee to file for the 501(c)3 status in order to better position MINN for the future.  This effort was led by a three person team of Ken Schamberger, Paul Hanscom and Karen Baumgaertner.  MINN was also fortunate to receive pro-bono legal assistance from Robert Stuart and his colleague Jessica Manivasager from Fredrikson and Byron, P.A..  So what will this mean for other MINN members?  Tax deductions for donations will be main thing once the paper work has been filed and approved.  This may also allow MINN to better position its self for future grants and other funding.  So if you see any of these volunteers please take some time to congratulate and thank them for all their hard work.  Included in the filing of 501(c)3 Midwest International NGO Network has also petitioned to change its name to Minnesota International NGO Network.  There will be more announcements regarding the Non-Profit status and the name change in future months.