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Since 2016, MINN’s IDEA Fellowship Program has continued to grow and expand. The fellowship program is more than sharing opportunities and voice with MINN fellows, it is also a chance for our MINN community to expand our understanding of the world by learning from those who are bridges between life in Minnesota and the communities where international work has been or is being done. Stay tuned for the 2018 IDEA Fellowship applications (June 2018). In the meantime, we invite you to learn more about our inspiring 2017 MINN Fellow, Diana Chaman.

We are excited to announce the date for the 2018 MINN Summit! The 6th annual MINN Summit will take place on Friday, September 28th at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Reflections on a Board Governance event hosted by CliftonLarsonAllen and Minnesota International NGO Network


We all love living in Minnesota, with its dramatic April snowstorms, but many of us want to stay connected to global passions. Some find a connection by working in the international sector, others volunteer at organizations like ARAHA, and many more are renewing their MINN memberships.

Attendees at the CLA presentation on board governance

Attendees at the CLA presentation on board governance

On a regular basis, I am in awe of MINN volunteers. Since its inception in 2005, MINN has been a volunteer-led organization blessed with incredibly talented and passionate individuals. As we look forward to celebrating National Volunteer Week (April 15-21, 2018), I’d like to share some MINN volunteer highlights

A volunteer role on the MINN Summit team is rewarding and provides the opportunity to strengthen your skills, build a stronger network, and broaden your understanding of the international development industry. The committee meets monthly with additional volunteer commitment between 2-5 hours per month. The MINN Summit team is looking for individuals to volunteer in the following roles: