Oct 12: How (and why) I founded my own NGO


Discussion Forum with Minnesota-based Globally-Operating Social Entrepreneurs

Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Wednesday Oct 12, 2011 11am to 1pm


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 Velasquez, Mano-a-Mano (based in Mendota Heights, working in Bolivia)
Michele Gran, Global Volunteers (based in Saint Paul, working globally)
Jerilyn Fosdick Hirsch & Bob MacMurdo, Bridges to Learning (MPLS, work in Vietnam)
Mark Cross, MATTOO (based in Minneapolis, working globally)
Jan B. Hansen, Educate Tanzania (based in Chaska, working in Tanzania)

Panelists will address inspiration to found their own organization, the assessment tools they used to find gaps not covered by other NGOs, & the challenges & setbacks they faced in starting their organizations.

Co-sponsored by
IPID (Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development)

Humphrey School of Public Affairs

MINN (Minnesota International NGO Network)

Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Center, Univ. of MN, 301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis 55455

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

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