Seeking Meeting Spaces: Large and Small!

  • Posted on: 29 April 2013
  • By: kbaumgae

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!

What You Missed: Humphrey Fellows Present on Rural Livelihoods in Swaziland and Sierra Leone

  • Posted on: 29 April 2013
  • By: kbaumgae


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. 

What You Missed: Why Internal Audits are Not Limited to Accountants

  • Posted on: 14 April 2013
  • By: kbaumgae

“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. 

See what you missed: MINN Roundtable on Work-Life Balance on March 1

  • Posted on: 4 March 2013
  • By: bscudder

Twelve participants came together on March 1, 2013, to discuss how to effectively balance work and life in the context of doing international work. The lunchtime seminar was led by Ms. Bistra Zheleva, Vice President of International Programs, Children’s Heartlink, and held at the Hennepin County Library in St. Louis Park.  Bistra initiated a lively hour-long discussion by asking why we do international work. Responses generally included an opportunity to apply skills and knowledge to global challenges in hopes of making a difference; and a desire to gain global perspective that comes from knowing people from other countries and learning about their culture, politics, language, history, and food.