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Who is Jacqueline Novogratz? Meet our Keynote!

on Wed, 2014-07-30 20:33

Jacqueline Novogratz’s work is the embodiment of this year’s Summit theme, Innovation Through Collaboration. She has so many accolades, we simply can’t detail all of them here.

As CEO and founder of Acumen, she was an early innovator in fighting global poverty with strategies that are more aligned with economic principles of capitalism and marketing versus “charitable aid”.  Since 2005, Acumen has been using tactics that are gaining wider acceptance and momentum in global cause work: microfinance, investment in sustainable business and programs, and empowerment of local entrepreneurs.


Your International Networking Strategy - Minnesota Style

on Wed, 2014-07-30 15:11

By Rochelle Gibbs, MINN Communications Volunteer

Working in a small organization, independently as a contractor, or traveling from country to country without the leisure to establish long-term relations highlights the autonomous nature of many of our roles working in the international sector in Minnesota. Taking the time to develop a comprehensive network provides a range of benefits across all professional stages, so it is important to strategically consider what would benefit you and your career goals and review your current networking arrangements.

In reviewing your networking strategy,

Scholarship Applications for the MINN IDEA Summit Now Accepted

on Tue, 2014-07-22 13:19

To encourage diverse viewpoints at the MINN IDEA Summit and decrease cost barriers to attendance, sponsors of the Summit have made available a total of twenty (20) partial scholarships, which will enable recipients to pay a participation fee of $25 instead of the full price of $75.


Click HERE to apply.