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MINN Volunteeer Spotlight: Beth Scudder

on Tue, 2014-09-02 01:02

MINN is thrilled to feature Beth Scudder as our next volunteer in the spotlight. Beth has volunteered with MINN for nearly four years and has served as MINN's website administrator for nearly that long as well.  Beth's creativity, problem solving skills and general cleverness is appreciated by MINN, year round.  Beth is a fanstasic collaborator and a wonderful mentor, especially when technical challenges arise, such as the Heartbleed computer bug.  Beth also is a gifted copy editor and has edited many of the email blasts MINN has sent out over the past three years.

An Open Letter from the 2014 IDEA Summit Advisory Committee

on Tue, 2014-09-02 00:39


August 29, 2014

Greetings from Minnesota!

We want to extend a special invitation to you to join us at the 2014 MINN IDEA Summit on October 24th at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. You and your organization are part of Minnesota's amazing international outreach community and we believe that by coming together to share ideas, we will strengthen our international humanitarian network and increase our overall effectiveness. We strongly encourage you and your colleagues to attend.

This upcoming Summit will build upon last year’s success, when over 250 individuals came together to

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.