Founder and Executive Director: Bruce Smith
Board of Directors:
The Network is dedicated to create a positive change for men impacted by divorce, helping them move forward by providing products, services, and information to educate, support, advocate, and create industry change.
Men impacted by the divorce process will use their collective experience to create hope, fellowship and personal strength.
Confidentiality, Empowerment, Fairness, Hope, Support
The Network is a resource for men serving a variety of purposes; we collect and aggregate information to develop products and services that share information. And through our membership base, we increase our voice of change within each other and the divorce industry.
In 2007, the founder of The Network experienced divorce. At that time, there was no widely known resource for men addressing divorce. In 2008 the concept of The Network was discussed with other men and divorce industry professionals. In 2010 the first version of services for men impacted by divorce was launched with a four hour seminar. Over the years the concept has been refined and in February 2013, the concept became an “official” entity with a nonprofit incorporation filing in the State of Minnesota. In March 2014 the IRS 501(c)3 status was filed and in April 2014 the first board meeting was held. 501(c)3 status was awarded December 2014.
The Network is a Minnesota Nonprofit Organization. Our application for 501(c)3 status was filed and approved in December 2014.