Impact and Programs
In 2018, we created many new MINN connections that benefited our members and highlighted our community. We partnered with the Impact Hub to host several events throughout the year and provide discounted coworking space to our members. We also welcomed 12 organizations who joined as our first Organizational Members of MINN. MINN intentionally used its highest-profile platforms for individuals who could challenge our 200+ attendees to reimagine international development. The Summit Keynote, Angela Bruce-Raeburn, shared a bold vision for re-examining the power structures in International Development while a panel of African Ambassadors provided grassroots insights on the future of the African continent. Finally, we expanded our Fellows Program to bring greater visibility and opportunities to under-represented individuals in the sector.
MINN's goals this year are to connect, share, and learn through our programs and offerings. We aim to have our largest and most successful annual Summit to date this November, complemented throughout the year by robust networking, learning, and connection programming including young professional meet-ups, forums on global health and the state of international development, and exclusive roundtables for executive directors. Our fellows program will continue to grow and build out from last year's success, and as always, MINN offers volunteer opportunities for individuals looking to expand their networks, build new skills, and represent MINN to the wider community. Our website, social media presence, and newsletters reach over 1,600 individuals, providing them with information about relevant events, news, jobs postings, and more. Internally, our goal is to continue that trend by more conducting more thoughtful budgeting processes, a new fundraising strategy for the board, and budget transparency throughout the organization.
Community or Constituency Served
International humanitarian and development organizations, practitioners and supporters based in Minnesota
Geographic Area Served