Built On Collaboration From The Start

The Posner Center launched in 2013 as a grand experiment: the world’s first collaborative center for international development.

In the past, the hundreds of global development organizations with a home in Colorado operated in complete isolation from one another. Though they shared similar goals and challenges, even working in the same geographies and sectors, most believed they were alone in their work – a phenomenon not unique to Colorado.

But then a group of organizations, led by iDE, came together with an idea to disrupt the norm – a vision of a place where they could share space, and a culture that would enable them to share resources, knowledge and experience across their silos. Together, they found others who believed, raised support and renovated Denver’s historic Horse Barn.

The Posner Center for International Development was incorporated as a nonprofit organization that could both operate the Horse Barn as a beautiful and functional office building, and provide support and resources for the growing community of global development organizations who made it their home.

Today, the Posner Center has grown to a thriving and engaged community, transforming global development through collaboration.