Guardian & Conservators in the State of MN


MAGiC Surety Bond Position Statement
Surety Bonds vs. Letters of Credit
Why Bonds are Required for Public Projects
Payment Bonds
Basics of Bonds


Minority Business Development Institute
MBDI firmly believes that education, not hand-outs, is key to creating minority-owned prime contractors. Other bond programs waive bonds for minority contractors or provide capital with no requirement that the contractor undergo sustainable systemic change.

MN Association for Guardianship & Conservatorship
MAGiC is a membership organization which strives to provide general information to members and the public about guardianship, conservatorship, and less restrictive alternatives to provide a general understanding about these issues.

National Guardianship Association
The National Guardianship Association makes it our mission to advance the nationally recognized standard of excellence in guardianship. NGA believes that those appointed to the care of guardians, conservators and fiduciaries deserve quality services and that every person should be provided respect, due process, rights, and dignity in guardianship.

MN State Bar Association
Founded in 1883, the Minnesota State Bar Association is the oldest professional association for attorneys in Minnesota. MSBA members are leaders in their communities, participating in statewide programs such as the High School Mock Trial Program and Wills for Heroes. The MSBA advocates vigorously to ensure adequate support for the state court system, and promotes legislation to advance the cause of justice in
Minnesota. Partnering with other statewide agencies, it is an ally in the effort to deliver quality legal services to all Minnesotans.

National Assn of Surety Bond Producers
NASBP is the association of and resource for surety bond producers and allied professionals. NASBP producers specialize in providing surety bonds for construction contracts and other purposes to companies and individuals needing the assurance offered by surety bonds. NASBP producers engage in contract and commercial surety production throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and a number of countries. They have broad knowledge of the surety marketplace and the business strategies and underwriting differences among surety companies. As trusted advisors, professional surety bond producers act in many key roles to position their clients to meet the underwriting requirements for surety credit.

Surety & Fidelity Association of America
The Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA) is a District of Columbia non-profit corporation whose members are engaged in the business of suretyship. Member companies collectively write the majority of surety and fidelity bonds in the United States. The Surety & Fidelity Association of America is licensed as a rating or advisory organization in all states and it has been designated by state insurance departments as a statistical agent for the reporting of fidelity and surety experience.

The Lien Blog
The Construction Finance Journal, published since 2007, is an industry leading publication about construction financial management, credit management, accounts receivable management, and the use of security instruments (such as mechanics lien claims and bond claims) to get paid in the construction and building supply industries.

The SuretyLearn.org website orients small and emerging contractors to the basics of bonding and of what is needed to achieve surety credit. Resources at the website include a link to an online bonding orientation course; informative articles, checklists, questionnaires and PowerPoints; links to government agencies and pertinent assistance programs; and a directory of service providers who specialize in serving these contractors.

SBA Bond Guarantee Program
SBA guarantees bid, performance and payment bonds issued by surety companies. This Federal guarantee encourages surety companies to bond small businesses who are having difficulty obtaining bonding on their own. Explore these links to learn more about surety bonds, why you may need a surety bond and how SBA can help you obtain one.

Surety Information Office
The Surety Information Office (SIO) is the information source on contract surety bonds in public and private construction. SIO offers downloadable complimentary online brochures and publications and can provide speakers, write articles, and answer questions on contract surety bonds.