You’re Invited: How (and Why) I Started My NGO

While not being on a coast or in a significant international city sometimes challenges the idea that Minnesota is a leader in the global economy and society, the folks at MINN prove that we’re truly the heartland of the United States. With scores of Minnesota organizations and entrepreneurs working to help locals in far-flung countries secure clean water, receive adequate healthcare and sanitation, and develop local economies, we’re making a difference across the world in a big way. To learn more about who and how, register for the upcoming, “How (and Why) I Started My NGO” panel this week and see if you can be part of making the global local!

MINN Event: How (and Why) I Started My NGO

Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 – 11:00am


Where: Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Center, University of Minnesota, West Bank campus, 301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455

Cost: The event is free. Please RSVP by clicking HERE.

Parking: http://www.hhh.umn.edu/contact/parking.html

Panelists
Jeff Hall, One Village Partners (based in Minneapolis, working in Sierra Leone)
Michele Boston, No Time For Poverty (based in Saint Paul, working in Haiti)
Segundo Velaquez, Mano a Mano (based in Mendota Heights, working in Bolivia)
Michele Gran, Global Volunteers (based in Saint Paul, working globally)
Jerilyn Fosdick Hirsch and Bob Mac Murdo, Bridges to Learning (in Minneapolis, working in Vietnam)
Mark Cross, MATTOO (based in Minneapolis, working globally)
Jan B. Hansen, Educate Tanzania (based in Chaska, working in Tanzania)

Panelists will speak about the factors that drove them to found their own nongovernmental organization, the assessment tools they used to find gaps not covered by other NGOs, and the challenges and setbacks they faced in starting their organizations.

This event is being Presented by Hubert H. Humphrey, Global Policy Area

Cosponsors Include:

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/ipid/ipid/

Minnesota International NGO Network: http://www.minnesotangos.org/

This event is part one of a series focusing on Minnesota-based social entrepreneurs tackling global issues.

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