Our community is the heart of what we do. We are representative of the greater field of global development, including nonprofit organizations both large and small, private enterprises, university departments, consultants, service providers, and individuals engaged with global development issues. We number close to 200 and we are engaged in work in over 100 countries, encompassing all sectors and approaches to development work.
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Ada Agada is an academic working in the field of African philosophy and intercultural philosophy. He is currently with the Conversational School of Philosophy, Calabar, and the University of Johannesburg. Ada’s work revolves around articulating philosophical concepts that are grounded in African forms of thought while remaining, at the same time, universally applicable.
Africa Agenda is driven by the need to change the one-sided narrative of African News. We use the Africa Agenda website, journalistic tools, and events, including the Africa News Matters website, as platforms for critical engagement and news analysis about the African continent.
Africa Development Promise
Africa Development Promise builds on and strengthens the collective action of rural entrepreneurial women through agriculture in East Africa. We champion the cooperative approach because of its principles of democracy, inclusion, and solidarity – cooperatives empower members by promoting self-help and self-responsibility. When women can contribute their creativity, innovation, and hard work, prosperity and independence follow, lifting entire communities out of poverty.
Africa Network for Animal Welfare
Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW) is a Pan-African Organization based in Kenya that promotes humane treatment of all animals and the well being of communities living with them. ANAW-USA partners with ANAW, and others, promoting an all Africa agenda, sustained by communities for conservation, compassion, protection and responsible care of all animals.
Africa School Assistance Project
The Africa School Assistance Project (ASAP) believes that educating children, particularly girls, is fundamental to a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable future for Africa. ASAP is increasing access to education for children in poor, remote areas of Tanzania and is developing a Learning Improvement Initiative to enhance teaching quality and classroom learning. ASAP works in accordance with the UN Millennium Development Goals and our projects meet rigorous standards for sustainability cultural appropriateness. Additionally, ASAP leads groups of American volunteers to work on our school projects to create a cross-cultural understanding between Americans and Africans.
AfricAid mentors secondary school girls in Tanzania to complete their education, develop into confident leaders, and transform their own lives and their communities. We equip girls to overcome challenges and reach their full potential because educated girls create lasting positive change. The outcome is resilient, proactive, and socially-responsible girls who secure better jobs, raise healthier families, and increase the standing of women in society.
AidKonekt is an online platform that makes it easy to build and monitor your USAID pipeline. AidKonekt provides a ticker of USAID forecast changes, suggests primes/partners for each opportunity, makes DEC research easy, includes a local compensation plan archive, and much more!
Alejandra Soto is a bilingual, highly motivated international professional and project coordinator with +8 years of experience from NGOs, USAID, and the private sector. Her last years of experience include the support in the design, implementation, oversight, monitoring, and evaluation of crime and violence prevention projects focused on youth in Mexico, grants management, and the development of public-private partnerships. In addition, her knowledge and experience include international cooperation, public policy, higher education, democracy, good governance, rule of law, public administration, e-government, human rights, and women’s empowerment. Expert in managing and securing relationships with private sector companies and liaising and collaborating with multiple stakeholders in government, civil society, and academia, she is seeking a position in an international development organization that addresses current global challenges such as environmental, economic, social, sustainable peace, rule of law, gender equality, and the strengthening of governance to create better opportunities for marginalized populations, but especially for women and girls.
Alexander & Associates LLC
Alexander & Associates supports executives and senior teams in businesses, non-profit organizations, education, and government to enhance their influence and achieve success in leadership. They also work with emerging leaders. Their clients say they help them see new and broader perspectives that allow them to address real and underlying issues that block their success. Alexander & Associates’ focus areas include corporate responsibility and sustainability leadership, change leadership, adaptive leadership, and executive coaching. Partnering with their clients, they help them to thrive in a time of changing economic, social, and environmental realities. They work with leaders, teams, and entire organizations to provide confidential and effective strategies that address challenges without obvious solutions. As seasoned leaders themselves, Joan and Bart Alexander have a special commitment to support the development of future generations of change leaders.
Alison Suthers is a practicing attorney with experience in criminal law and procedure and an interest in immigration issues. Alison is also a Masters in Development Practice (MDP) 2024 candidate at Regis University. She is also a board member of FLuME Foundation (focused on education in India) and the Congo Relief Mission board member (focused on children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo).
American Pathways University: Technology, Business, Political Science School at UC Denver, School of Mines
The mission of American Pathways University is to provide an affordable, accessible, and authorized program of higher education, including general education in arts and sciences and specialized fields of study in vocational and academic majors that facilitate immediate and long-term changes in thinking, doing, and being as cornerstones for personal freedom, successful lives, vocational careers, financial self-reliance, and community leadership. These outcomes are served by a general education informed worldview that introduces students to the world of ideas and career oriented majors that prepare graduates for the world of work.
Amnesty International is an international NGO based in London focused on human rights globally. In-depth research is conducted on human rights abuses to investigate and expose the facts to lobby governments, companies and other groups to follow and respect international law. The Evidence Lab is a group within Amnesty International that uses innovative techniques to corroborate witness testimonies using open source information including video verification, satellite imagery and other remote sensing analysis, geospatial analysis, and weapons identification.
Andrea Nelson Trice
Andrea earned her doctorate in Higher and Adult Education from The University of Michigan and worked for several years as a faculty member at Purdue University. Over the past two decades she has gained experience as an internal and external evaluator, nonprofit board member, consultant, and author. Her consulting and evaluation work with nonprofits and social enterprises has included a variety of clients: Northwestern University, Hope International, Resource Global, Compassion International, National Academy of Sciences, and National Science Foundation.
Andrea enjoys helping organizations gather actionable data and wrestle with their implications, as well as the challenge of measuring such abstract outcomes as hope, dignity, and spiritual growth. Andrea’s forthcoming book, Harnessing Power, examines the human complexities of establishing social enterprises in emerging markets. It is scheduled for release in Winter 2021. She is a Senior Fellow with the Sagamore Institute and an Affiliate Faculty Member of Regis University.
Anisha Lamsal is passionate about non-profit/international development work that focuses on gender equality, education, and water, sanitation, and hygiene programs. She has worked with a non-profit in Nepal and Ethiopia to assess water, sanitation, and hygiene infrastructure at public schools in Kathmandu and Addis Ababa. She also used to be involved in Engineers Without Borders – Nepal at the University of Colorado Boulder where she designed and constructed water tap stands in Eastern Nepal. She is interested in opening a non-profit in rural Nepal that focuses on education/mentoring for secondary school girls.
Anna Stolk recently relocated to Denver and works remotely as a Program Manager at Chemonics International. Stolk would like to grow her network in the international development community in Denver.
Chemonics International Mission Statement: “Our mission is to promote meaningful change around the world to help people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives.”
ASSET Education trains and equips educators with concrete tools to help their students reduce stress and strengthen resilience for future success. We envision an education system where students’ mental health is just as important as their academics.
Austin is the Manager of Learning and Partnerships at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP). CDP is the only full-time resource dedicated to helping donors maximize their impact by making more intentional disaster-related giving decisions. In his role, Austin supports education and consulting activities with research, writing, events and NGO partner and consulting relationships. Austin’s background and interests are in disaster recovery, risk reduction, program management and organizational learning.
Basecamp Homes is a Colorado Front Range Real Estate firm. Buying and selling real estate is a major decision, and Basecamp Homes Real Estate Agents can guide you through this important journey. Basecamp Homes Broker, Jon Mottern, is a long-term supporter and member of the Posner Center. When you work with Jon, a portion of commissions is donated to local nonprofits. Some non-profits that are near to Jon’s heart are Bridges to Prosperity, Posner Center for International Development, and Trips for Kids Denver, just to name a few.
Beyond our Borders
Beyond Our Borders, a group-advised fund held at The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, shares WFCO’s belief that to strengthen families and communities, we must advance and amplify opportunities for women to be empowered to reach economic self-sufficiency.
Beyond Our Borders extends our mission beyond Colorado and the U.S., focusing on grantmaking to promote equity and social justice and to create educational, economic, and social opportunities for women and girls in global settings who have few resources or agency to enable them to participate fully in society.
Beyond our Borders also focuses on building the strength and capacity of the U.S. based organizations that serve women and girls or advocate on behalf of the advancement of women and girls globally.
Black Business Initiative (BBI)
Founded in 2014, The Black Business Initiative, a Public Benefit Corporation, aims to change the narrative by creating and supporting holistic solutions by working with community members, government, private partners, and organizations to deliver strong business acumen training, mentorship programs, cooperative and traditional pathways to access capital, increased patronage in Black-owned businesses, and sound policy that closes the economic chasm known as the “wealth gap.”
Bridges to Prosperity
Bridges to Prosperity envisions a world where poverty caused by rural isolation no longer exists. Rural isolation is a root cause of poverty, and Bridges to Prosperity believes that connection is the foundation of opportunity. We work with local communities, partners and foundations, to build trail bridges that connect residents to education, health care, and economic opportunity. With a sophisticated data collection and evaluation program, we’re able to prove that the value and impact of our work are sustained long after the opening celebration.
Congo Activists is a group of grassroots activists in the USA raising awareness about the conflict in D.R. Congo and working for justice and peace in DRC. The Hike for Congo is our annual fundraiser.
CAI is a diverse, mission-driven non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care and social services delivered to vulnerable populations world-wide. Since 1979, we’ve tackled the toughest health and social issues that confront populations and communities most effected by health disparities. Working as trusted partners, our customized services build the capacity of health and human service organizations, improving lives in the communities we serve and fostering a more aware, healthy, compassionate & equitable world.
CATCH Global Foundation
CATCH Global Foundation is a Whole Child organization that launches kids around the world toward healthier lifestyles by linking schools and communities to the resources needed to create and sustain physical and mental health for future generations.
Causal Design is a social enterprise providing economic analysis, policy research, and M&E systems support. Our firm – with staff in Denver, Cambodia, Kenya, and Malawi – partners with international development clients to provide rigorous independent program evaluation, expand cultures of evidence within organizations, and join them in efforts to relieve human suffering and end poverty.
Charles Hammaker is an undergraduate student at Western Colorado University aiming to graduate with a B.A. in English, a minor in Spanish, a minor in Humanities & Diversity, with a professional writing certificate. He is the current Multicultural Center (MCC) Director of the Student Government Association. Charles is of mixed heritage and grew up in a multicultural city, greatly impacting his idea of his current role. As MCC director, he aims to promote cultural awareness and representation on campus, while also providing professional development opportunities for our MCC students.
Children’s Future International
We believe that every child has the right to a life of dignity and opportunity. Children’s Future operates a Learning Center in rural Cambodia offering unique and comprehensive Education, Well-Being, and Community Outreach programs. We serve the poorest and most vulnerable children who face the risks and hardships of life in an underdeveloped and traumatized country. Our goal is to facilitate the fulfillment of their basic human rights and support them in becoming self-reliant, compassionate individuals who develop into professionals, role models and future community leaders.
Chinook Fund supports community organizations working on issues of racial, social and economic justice in the state of Colorado. Our funding supports the most strategic work unfolding at the local level to address globalization, poverty, war, racism and environmental destruction. A community foundation, Chinook Fund pools the resources of individuals and businesses to support the best of peer-reviewed grassroots organizations working for social change and to improve the quality of life for all Coloradans.
Chris Allan is a consultant on international environmental and development programming, and has a Masters Degree in Social Change and Development from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC, and a Bachelors Degree in Biology and African Studies from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
He has thirty years experience in community development and environmental protection and has worked with the Environmental Health Fund as International Programs Advisor, Global Greengrants Fund as both Program Director and Development Director, Lutheran Refugee Services as Employment Administrator, Catholic Relief Services in Africa and the US, and the US Peace Corps in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Allan has designed development and environmental programs, managed budgets from $200,000 to $20 million, raised funds from governments, foundations, and major donors, designed, managed and led evaluations of programs, designed and led training and organizational development workshops, built and managed global networks, and traveled and worked extensively on every continent except Antarctica.
Chris Vannote is an international project manager, planner, and civil engineer with 33 years of experience worldwide in project management, planning and engineering, community participation, and stakeholder coordination. Currently looking for short-term or long-term opportunities on international development projects that can use my intercultural skills, foreign language capabilities, project management and leadership skills, community relations experience, and engineering experience. Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Work experience includes throughout South America, Africa, and worldwide.
Dr. Claire Read is the founder and CEO of ProSocial Dynamics, LLC, a woman-owned small business providing consulting and coaching services in the areas of team systems, executive, and leader/leadership coaching. Claire works with the Prosocial Process for Team Self-Governance, a method for developing swift trust, psychological safety, and a deep commitment to the team’s shared purpose. Prosocial provides a framework for teams to self-charter and have agency over their own internal affairs.
Dr. Read’s mission is to create organizations and teams that foster a deeper human pattern of consciousness, developing a deep understanding that we live in a much wider ecological system than just ourselves, for which we bear responsibility. As a proponent of the Prosocial ARC (Awareness, Relationship, Culture) Path, she is committed to introducing Prosocial principles, a set of social principles that tend to decrease self-interested behavior and foster flexible behaviors. These behaviors enhance the good of the group and the system as a whole to serve as a vehicle for embracing human and planetary needs as our global organizing principles. The Prosocial Path is evolutionary in that it develops swift change in the way teams and groups relate to their environments and to the larger systems, moving from “what is good for me” to “what is good for the group as a whole,” a useful concept for the survival of the planet.
CLLARO: Colorado Latino Leadership Advocacy Research Organization
CLLARO’s mission is to empower Latinos through leadership development, advocacy, and policy research to strengthen Colorado. CLLARO’s vision for the future is a State of Colorado where Latinos achieve their fullest potential.More than one out of five Coloradans are Latino. Some Latino families have centuries-old roots in the southwestern United States. Spanish colonists grazed sheep in southern Colorado in the 1600s, long before the U.S. took the southwest from México by force in 1848. Other Latinos in Colorado are—like most Americans—either immigrants or descendants of immigrants. Today, Latinos play a vital and constructive role in the Colorado economy. Nevertheless, Latinos’ median annual household income is $23,550 below that of non-Hispanic whites. Twenty-eight percent of Latino children live in poverty. While Colorado’s high school four-year graduation rate in Colorado has increased to 79%, Latinos still lag behind at 71%. The percentage of Latinos lacking health insurance is over two-and-a-half times that of whites. The average size of Latino households is shrinking, causing greater time and economic pressures on Latinos trying to care for disabled and elderly family members. Colorado’s Latino elderly population is growing nearly twice as fast as other Coloradans over 65, and will more than triple between 2010 and 2030.
CNRG Accounting Advisory, LLC
CNRG Accounting Advisory, LLC. thrives on helping more nonprofits understand their financials and speak about money with confidence through education, consulting and outsourced accounting.
College of Liberal Arts Public Policy and Administration
International organizations, government agencies, and nonprofits are actively seeking skilled professionals to lead teams and develop policies that improve people’s lives. The Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) prepares students for public sector or nonprofit leadership through an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates research-based academic theory with real-world experience.
Colorado Ceasefire believes gun violence destroys the lives of too many Coloradans. Every day, it raises awareness about the dangers of gun violence within homes and communities, and works with Colorado lawmakers to implement and maintain common-sense gun safety reforms that keep families and children free from harm.
Because every Coloradan has the right to be safe where they work, live, learn, and play.
Colorado State University Public Policy and Administration
International organizations, government agencies, and nonprofits are actively seeking skilled professionals to lead teams and develop policies that improve people’s lives. Colorado State University’s Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) prepares students for public sector or nonprofit leadership through an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates research-based academic theory with real-world experience.
Corus International is an ensemble of world-class non-profits and for-profits working in concert to end extreme poverty once and for all. The Corus family of organizations includes global public health agency IMA World Health, international development organization Lutheran World Relief, U.K.-based technology for development company CGA Technologies, impact investing fund Ground Up Investing, and direct trade company Farmers Market Brands.
For over 50 years, Counterpart International has forged partnerships with communities and local organizations to build inclusive, sustainable communities in which people thrive. Their current project portfolio is focused on education, food security and agricultural development, effective governance, institutional strengthening, and economic development.
Curtis Park Neighborhood Association
Curtis Park Neighbors (CPN) is a Registered Neighborhood Organization (RNO) in Denver, Colorado. RNOs are officially recognized by the City, “to notify such organizations in advance of occasions when decisions are to be reached on certain matters affecting their neighborhoods; and to afford representatives of such organizations the opportunity to present the positions of the organizations at such times.”
CPN was officially incorporated in 1989 as a non-profit corporation, originally called the Curtis Park Block Council.
As an RNO, Curtis Park Neighbors advocates for the community interest in and around the Curtis Park neighborhood, part of the Five Points statistical neighborhood. CPN has held historic preservation and education as a core part of its purpose since its inception.
DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. They are committed to shaping a more livable world. DAI’s mission is to make a lasting difference in the world by helping people improve their lives. They envision a world in which communities and societies become more prosperous, fairer and better governed, safer, healthier, and environmentally more sustainable. Since 1970, DAI has worked in more than 150 countries—delivering results across the spectrum of international development contexts, from stable societies and high-growth economies to challenging environments racked by political or military conflict.
David Walker has more than 20 years of experience leading organizations in the public health and conservation sectors. He is currently Executive VP at the Population Media Center where he oversees all activity with a particular focus on strategic planning, including the successful implementation of programs and new program development. The Population Media Center’s goals are to equip people to live healthier and more prosperous lives and to stabilize the global population at a level at which people can live sustainably with the world’s renewable resources. David’s aim is to use entertainment education and mass media to promote social and cultural change by addressing the interconnected issues of the full rights of women and girls, the population, and the environment.
DaVita Bridge of Life
The mission of Bridge of Life is to strengthen healthcare globally through sustainable programs that prevent and treat chronic disease.
Deena Duwaik is currently pursuing her MPA with hopes of becoming a private sector executive. She identifies as a Middle Eastern woman and has lived/ worked in countries around the world. She has a passion for women and refugees, in particular the policies that directly impact them, and currently works at an anti-hunger nonprofit which works to identify and resolve the root causes of food insecurity.
Denver Urban Gardens
Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) provides the access, skills, and resources for people to grow healthy food in their community and regenerate urban green spaces. DUG envisions a sustainable urban future where people are deeply and directly connected to the earth, each other, and the food they eat.
Primarily serving in-need residents in Metro Denver, DUG provides neighborhoods, schools, and partner organizations the essential resources to create and sustain their own community gardens. In addition to supporting well over 100 gardens, DUG operates education, outreach, and support programs centered on gardening, healthy food access, and community leadership. DUG also operates DeLaney Community Farm, a community-supported agriculture project focused on local food security and education.
Desiree Acholla has over fifteen years of social impact work, with more than 10 years in the international development sector. Global experiences in campaign advocacy, public health, financial inclusion, and education have granted her a nuanced perspective as a Social Impact Consultant. She has worked in education and development to reduce disparity in schooling access and learning outcomes in the Global South, specializing in public-private partnerships and education financing. Desiree also helps philanthropic foundations and public health organizations to center equity in grantmaking, partnership development, and addressing the social determinants of health. Currently, as Principal of her consulting firm, Inararibonye LLC, Desiree helps organizations develop a praxis of diversity, equity and inclusion, anti-racism, and/or decolonization that is relevant, reflective, and responsive to their focal areas and stakeholders. She is the founder of DecolonizeDevelopment.org, an online support resource for aid and humanitarian practitioners to think critically about the implications of decolonizing the sector. Desiree has a BA in Anthropology from the University of Montana and a Joint Master in Education Policies for Global Development from the University of Amsterdam, the University of Oslo, and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She also holds certificates in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Work from the University of South Florida, Muma College of Business.
Development in Gardening (DIG)
DIG’s mission is to improve the nutrition and livelihoods of some of the world’s most uniquely vulnerable people by teaching them to plant restorative gardens that grow health, wealth, and a sense of belonging. Since 2006, DIG has been working in regenerative agriculture to achieve meaningful impact across nearly a dozen countries.
Dina Bleecker became interested in joining the Posner Center in order to have access to thoughtful and engaging programming and events, as well as to have access to use of the space for philanthropy, education, and networking purposes for various small groups including the Denver Foundation’s Arts Affinity Group and Metro Denver’s Impact100 organization.
Doug currently serves as Assistant Director for Parks, Wildlife and Lands for Colorado Department of Natural Resources, assisting the Executive Director on wildlife, lands and recreation related issues and working with the Directors of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife and State Land Board to achieve their missions.
Prior to joining DNR, Doug was the founding Executive Director of the Posner Center for International Development. He also founded Elephant Energy, a social venture that distributed household solar products to over 100,000 people in Southern Africa and the Navajo Nation. Doug first traveled to Namibia to work for the World Wildlife Fund in 2005 and has returned on numerous occasions to continue his work with community-based conservation organizations.
Doug was a practicing natural resources attorney in Denver before his work at DNR and the Posner Center. He received his J.D. from University of Colorado Law School and his B.A. from Colorado College.
The dZi Foundation works in partnership with remote communities in Nepal to create lasting improvements in their quality of life by helping communities take control of their own future through the support of locally-initiated community development projects. dZi provides training and funds that allow communities to complete projects of their own choosing that increase education, health and income-generating opportunities. Their Deep Development program (DD) encompasses the majority of their work in Nepal. As one of the most innovative and efficient programs in the Himalayan region, DD encourages underserved communities to discover their own abilities and skills to create permanent solutions for better educational opportunities and facilities, basic health and hygiene, and income generation.
Educate! transforms secondary education in Africa to teach young people to solve poverty for themselves and their communities. We provide youth with skills training in leadership, entrepreneurship, and workforce readiness along with mentorship to start real businesses at school. Our goal is to make this practical, skills-based model part of national education systems across Africa. In 2017 working in 100 secondary schools in Rwanda and 490+ schools in Uganda, impacting over 25,000 students intensively, and reaching 360,000 youth more broadly, Educate!’s innovative model was proven to have massive impact in a randomized controlled trial: Educate! graduates earned DOUBLE the income of a control group and had a 64% increase in business creation. Our graduates change their lives and transform their communities, like Lillian Aero who employs over 100 AIDS-affected women.
Edward Antonio is the Chief Diversity Officer and Professor of Humanities at Concordia College in Minnesota. He also consults on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Intercultural Engagement; Cultural Intelligence; Peace Building, and Conflict Resolution. Edward aims to bring intercultural understanding and cultural intelligence to the work of human connection.
Effect X LLC
Effective organizations require feedback and relevant information even more than money. Effect X addresses this information need by providing evaluation and capacity development consulting services to organizations around the world. Our academic background leverages the insights and rigor of leading evaluation theorists and our extensive background in professional philanthropy and marketing ensures practical usefulness. While we are excited about any new challenge, our work to date has focused on need assessments, program design, impact evaluation, faith-based programs and evaluating marketing and online communications.
Ekar Farm and Community Gardens is a communal urban farm, inspired by Jewish values. They work to build community, provide experiential and environmental education, and grow sustainably produced fruits and vegetables, expanding access to those in need.
Empowerment International, (EI) a Colorado registered nonprofit 501(c)3, has been working in Nicaragua since 2004. EI offers community-based holistic educational programs to children and families in two extremely impoverished communities in Nicaragua. Most of the families live on less than $2/day and most adult members of the community have an average of a third-grade education and do not always understand the value of the long-term benefits of educating their children. The goals of EI’s program are to instill the value of education in the families and children and to remove the physical and emotional barriers that prevent regular attendance of school. This is done through daily home visits where parents are encouraged to send their kids to school and are mentored on how to enhance their children’s education. In addition, during these visits counseling and emotional support are provided to help them find solutions to barriers, physical or otherwise, that prevent children from attending school. EI provides material support as well such as mandatory school uniforms, shoes, supplies, tuition, and transportation for rural high school students. The program participants have access to tutoring, a computer center, a small library and research center, several enrichment activities, and professional counseling. Since 2009 EI has achieved a program (and school) retention rate of over 95% and the percentage of students that go on from primary school to secondary has been over 90% and rising.
Engineers Without Borders USA
EWB-USA’s vision is a world in which the communities we serve can sustainably meet their basic human needs. Our community-driven development model empowers developing communities while simultaneously transforming EWB-USA members into global engineers who are equipped with both the technical and cross-cultural expertise to implement sustainable engineering solutions. As a result of EWB-USA’s ongoing projects, children can cross sturdy bridges to attend school, local clinics have consistent supplies of electricity, and families can access clean water.
Erin Fletcher is a creative and innovative Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) professional with a Ph.D. in Economics and more than fifteen years of experience designing and co-creating novel solutions to thorny development and data problems. She works with international and local NGOs and multilateral agencies to maximize impact in programming, analysis, and policy design for economic development, gender equality, female labor force participation, and reductions in poverty, discrimination, violence against children, and gender-based violence. She assists organizations in identifying key questions for research, consolidating existing knowledge, methodological innovation, and understanding programming impact. Erin’s specialties are formative research–including literature reviews and on-site fieldwork with strategic planning and custom survey design–cost-benefit analysis, and econometric analysis.
Farah Mahesri is passionately curious about how we can best create sustainable, transformative impact around the world and create the world we want to live in. This has led Mahesri towards testing new approaches, diving deeply into technology, leading efforts to increase inclusion, and working across sectors to find innovative solutions. Using an impact-focused, systemic approach, she works to balance team interests, business needs and organizational missions. Mahesri has helped nearly a dozen small, medium and large non-profit and social enterprises write and implement strategic and growth plans, and she has worked in over nearly two dozen countries – particularly in South Asia and the Middle East – and across the United States. Mahesri also co-leads the Bay Area International Development Group.
Five Points Life
The Arvada Adventist church is dedicated to championing justice and fairness for all people while helping them create their best life.
FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund
FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund is the only youth-led fund exclusively supporting young feminist activism to advance social
justice movements and agendas across the globe. FRIDA believes in the collective power, expertise, and innovation of young feminist organizers to address root causes and structures of inequality in order to create lasting change in their communities.
Gail Schulze volunteers for and serves on the board of a non-profit organization called Project Redwood. Project Redwood is a nonprofit partnership of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Alumni that provides funding, expertise and connections to social entrepreneurs who address the challenge of global poverty.
Schulze is the Chair of the Community of Grantees and Sponsors, which brings Project Redwood grant recipients together and offers non-financial support (this is in addition to the $30,000 grant awards these organizations have received).
Gisselle Hernandez is a student at Wartburg College in Immokalee, Florida. She participated in the Wartburg West program in Denver, Colorado during the fall semester of 2021 during which she was a Community Communications & Operations Intern with the Posner Center for International Development. Gisselle is working toward her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management in 2024.
Gladys Antonio is Assistant Professor of Economics and Cross-Cultural Management in the Offutt School of Business at Concordia College in Minnesota. She also consults in Cultural Intelligence, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Intercultural Communication, Diversity and Conflict Resolution, Diversity Inventory, Peace Building, and Communication for Health Professionals. Gladys’ mission is to bring understanding and appreciation of difference to the world.
Global Accelerator Network
Accelerators bring together around ten companies at a time to receive funding, mentorship and connections to investors and customers. The Global Accelerator Network consists of over 50 of these top startup accelerators from around the world including TechStars, Launchpad L.A., StartupBootcamp and Flat6Labs. All accelerators in the Network utilize a mentorship-based, short-term model with terms that are extremely favorable to entrepreneurs. The Network was started by Techstars alongside the White House’s Startup America initiative, and it continues to provide incredible networking opportunities, training, special perks, and ongoing support for its members and their entrepreneurs.
Global Center for Innovation and Learning
The Global Center for Innovation and Learning (GCFIL) improves lives through innovation & learning. GCFIL works on global human development across a variety of civil sectors: Education, Industry, and the Public Sector. Our GCFIL’s roots are in Bangladesh, beginning in the 1990s. GCFIL has areas of operation through regional offices in Bangladesh, Tanzania, Uzbekistan and is headquartered in the USA. GCFIL strives for a world where all people are skilled, capable and can improve their lives and the lives of their community. With expanded networks in 75+ Countries, GCFIL prides itself on co-creating new ideas and implementing them with measured evidence of success.
Global Health Connections
Global Health Connections, Inc. is a 10 year old NFP organization that provides‑education‑opportunities for individuals to connect, engage, and solve global health issues. Our current projects include: the Global Water Challenge program for middle school students in Colorado; our annual Global Health and Water Conference; and, our Health-based Vocational Training School in Leogane, Haiti.‑We believe in health care as a human right, and strive to raise global health awareness through community-based learning and mentorship.
Global Hope Network International
Community Development (TCD). This method offers a hand up, rather than a hand out, through knowledge transfer to village leaders. Working together, villagers are empowered to find solutions to the five key areas known to contribute to cyclical poverty—clean, accessible water; locally grown nutritious food; wellness education to prevent disease; education for all children; sustainable family income generation.
Global Livingston Institute
The mission of the Global Livingston Institute is to positively impact the health and vitality of communities in East Africa and inform GLI participants through research, exchange of ideas, and knowledge sharing. For GLI, all roads lead back to a very simple mission: Listen. Think. Act. Before we do anything we must first ask ourselves: have we first listened and spent time thinking, before taking action? We believe this mission has the capacity to help change how people talk and think about international development and East Africa.
Global Research Institute
The Global Research Institute is a consortium of international Social Science scholars who conduct independent research on current world issues for academic, government, and judicial constituencies.
Global Seed Savers
Global Seed Savers is an International Development non-profit organization committed to building food and seed sovereignty. Currently, their work is focused in the Philippines and executed in close partnership with Global Seed Savers Philippines (Philippines Counterpart NGO). Through educating and encouraging farmers to return to the historical practice of saving seeds they are no longer dependent on purchasing seeds after each planting and forced to use harmful chemicals to grow their seeds. Through Global Seed Savers education and training programs, Filipino Organic Farmers gain the hands-on skills and knowledge needed to propagate, store, save, and sell their own regionally adapted organic seeds. This enables farmers to be self-sufficient and ensures that organic seeds are more readily available throughout the Philippines. Visit their website to learn more.
GlobalGiving connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world. We help local nonprofits access the funding, tools, training, and support they need to become more effective.
Good Bones Consulting
Good Bones Consulting helps purpose driven organizations work more efficiently so they can do good, better. Good Bones is a collective of nonprofit professionals with deep experience and expertise in organizational development and management across diverse issue areas. Their bread and butter is efficiency – by identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to streamline operations and strengthen operational infrastructure, Good Bones Consulting enables clients to spend resources on what matters most: their impact.
Gretchen King has 12 years of experience in international development policy, communications, and research with specializations in locally-led development, and democracy and governance. She also has experience in political economy, systems thinking and community engagement approaches. Ms. King has conducted evaluations/assessments of international non-governmental organization (INGO) programming as it relates to policy influencing with host governments, legislative reform, sustainability approaches, and efforts to advocate for policy and practice changes within the United States Government and United Nations system. Her expertise in evidence-based policy formation, policy influencing, and deep understanding of aid effectiveness practice approaches, enable her to connect global policy to practical implementation in the field. She holds a Master’s Degree in Violence, Conflict, and Development from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Columbia College Chicago. She is also certified in public participation techniques and planning and social network analysis.
Habiba Muhammad provides Corporate Communications consulting and services in the areas of Media, Public Relations, and Strategic Marketing Communications. Habiba’s goal is to create a circle where humankind can have a voice in making the world a better place.
She is part of the Liberty for Women and Children Initiative (LWCI), a non-profit organization based in the Northern part of Nigeria. The initiative was conceived and established to provide society-driven intervention and strengthen existing local structures to address socio-cultural, educational, financial, and health challenges of rural and hard-to-reach communities in Northern Nigeria. LWCI encourages active participation and involvement of women and children as beneficiaries, to strengthen their capacity and work with them to collectively address common issues targeted at improving societal development and sustainability. LWCI, emerged in response to collectively work with women and children as bedrocks of the society, to prevent and alleviate the impact of diseases and poverty while providing a platform for self-sufficiency through education, sustainable entrepreneurship, and strategic consultation without any form of discrimination. Its program areas cover Integrated Health, Nutrition, Educational Development, Family Matters, Agriculture, and Microenterprise Development. LCWI is also open to continuous engagement and feedback to improve our programming, meet partners’ demands in line with our goals and objectives.
Hand in Hand International Adoptions
Hand In Hand has been offering child welfare services around the globe since 1974. Their mission is to provide the necessary foundations for orphaned children to develop to their fullest potential. Their services are focused on finding them permanent families through adoption, advocating for children’s rights, supporting orphanages, training families and assisting children and communities internationally.
Harvey Family Foundation
The Harvey Family Foundation is grounded in the philosophy that all gifts are an opportunity to “pay it forward,” meaning that a grant not only benefits its recipient but also has the potential to be an investment that will yield benefits far into the future. The Harvey Family Foundation hopes that their beneficiaries will someday give to others in need, paying it forward in future investments for many generations to come. For the Harvey Family Foundation, high-quality philanthropy includes personal family involvement, grant making focus, and entrepreneurship and innovation.
Headlight Consulting Services
Headlight Consulting Services, LLC delivers data-driven decision-making through systematic design support, in-depth monitoring, evaluation, and learning technical services, and facilitated organizational change processes. Headlight offers fit-for-purpose, agile solutions to improve the efficiency and efficacy of international development programs around the globe, focusing on the structures and systems that will enable sustainable solutions.
Heart of the West Counseling, LLC
In the United States, Heart of the West provides an array of educational and mental health services to children and their families, adults going through life transitions, nature connection adventures to individual and groups, and well-being consulting to communities. Overseas, Heart of the West consults to communities and organizations in need of early childhood development expertise and trauma-informed best practices. The founder of Heart of the West Counseling also runs The Two Lilies Fund whose mission is : “children in bloom all over the world.
The mission of Hope Shines is to improve and enhance the lives of impoverished, disadvantaged and marginalized orphans in Rwanda, Africa. We support health and education programs for 150-200 orphans through healthy child initiatives, after-school tutoring programs, and annual summer mentoring camps. Hope Shines offers communities continuous opportunities for empowerment, encouragement, and supplementary education through meaningful activities with strong foreign and local role models. Our approach is to develop and foster relationships at home and abroad with the ultimate goal of maintaining and promoting sustainable programs that improve the lives of the vulnerable and hopeless.
Humanitarian Engineering at Colorado School of Mines
The Humanitarian Engineering program at Colorado School of Mines trains engineers to serve communities by co-creating socially responsible, just and sustainable solutions. Our students are looking to connect with working professionals for career and paid internship opportunities, and each year we bring in over 100 projects for engineering design students to work on. If you have a design-focused project that could benefit from a multi-disciplinary team of students over the course of a single semester or an entire year, please contact us. Our program brings together engineering and social science professors to transform engineering by changing the ways engineers are taught to think, define, and solve problems. We offer two undergraduate minors and a Master’s degree, empower faculty to transform their teaching, bring world class speakers to Mines, and conduct research that addresses some of the biggest challenges facing engineers.
More than 70 percent of the world’s poorest people are small-scale farmers. For many of them, access to irrigation water provides a substantial productivity gain and increase in food production. iDE views productive water as the entry point to creating income opportunities for these 900 million people. We identify locations where improved access to water can have a positive impact, and then offer affordable technologies for lifting, storing, and distributing that water. iDE also looks for ways to reduce on-farm costs and increase margins available from market access and post-harvest activities.