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  • The Real Beneficiaries of Voluntourism

    by Emma Trayte   I don’t buy the idea that my generation, and the upcoming Gen Z are more philanthropic or driven to save the world than past generations, although Forbes Magazine and the Huffington Post say we are. Giving back isn’t new.   However, the opportunity to connect with people in other parts of … Continued

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  • Johnny Merolla joins the Minerva team

    Join us in welcoming Johnny Merolla, our newest Communications Associate! Johnny hails from Nebraska and is a U.S. Navy veteran. Johnny is a proud alumnus of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and holds a master’s degree in international relations from Northeastern University.   Minerva Strategies was a natural fit for Johnny because he is … Continued

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  • Social Justice Warrior Intern: Kendall Matt

    Join us in welcoming Kendall Matt, our awesome summer intern! Kendall is a rising sophomore at George Washington University (GWU) pursuing a bachelor’s degree in international affairs with minors in communications and French. Kendall has been in Washington, DC for the past academic year, but hails from Seattle and is a proud Holy Names Academy … Continued

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  • The global development event of the year?

    By Joy Portella, President, Minerva Strategies — I attended DevEx World in Washington, DC this week, a conference with not-so-humbly billed itself “the global development event of the year.” That’s a bold claim, and the jury’s still out in my mind. For sure, DevEx World was radically different from other conferences of the global development … Continued

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  • GlobalWA’s Annual Conference: Global concerns felt locally

    By Sara Veltkamp, Minerva Strategies – There was a lot to like about the GlobalWA conference on Wednesday, December 3rd. My inner development academic loves discussing complicated global interactions, complex measures of success, and unintentional consequences of international development. My professional self loves storytelling, workshopping, and being inspired by others’ communication efforts.  And of course, … Continued

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  • Happy Birthday Minerva!

    It has been an exciting first year at Minerva Strategies and we have made remarkable progress. Highlighted activities of the past year include: Led the media rollout of groundbreaking health data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in 25+ countries – Bill Gates called IHME’s research “amazing” and said it will “make a huge … Continued

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