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.
Our community is comprised of our Tenants and our Members. Learn more about how they engage with us and how you can get involved.
Explore Our Community
A New Dimension of Hope (Tenant)
A New Dimension of Hope (NDHope) was founded in 2010 by Mr. Ebenezer Norman, while traveling in Monrovia Liberia. He found that too many children are missing out simply because they do not have access or the opportunity to go to school. Only 18% of children in Monrovia can read and write. Ebenezer grew up in a similar situation, and has a passion to make a difference. His vision is to see less fortunate children around the world have an opportunity to receive an education.
Africa Agenda (Tenant)
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 (Member)
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 (Tenant)
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 (Member)
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.
Africa’s Tomorrow (Member)
Africa’s Tomorrow assists African women in attaining higher education and cross-cultural experience to accelerate collaborative solutions for social and economic issues.
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!
Alex Bethel Consulting (Member)
Alex Bethel Consulting supports organizations around the world better serve the communities and people they represent. They provide data collection and analysis, facilitation, and strategic mapping to allow the local voices impacted by an organization to influence programs, priorities, and decision-making. AB Consulting has most recently worked on several community health initiatives in Northeast Denver and helped implement a new grassroots initiative that combats social isolation in Amsterdam. AB Consulting works with organizations that want to grow, ask hard questions, and create healthy communities.
Alexander & Associates LLC (Member)
Alexander & Associates LLC provides consulting and coaching for leaders and groups who intend to thrive in a world of challenging economic, social and environmental realities. We work with leaders, teams and entire organizations to provide confidential and effective strategies that address challenges without obvious solutions. Our clients tell us that we help them see new and broader perspectives that allow them to address real and underlying issues that block their success. Our focus areas include corporate responsibility and sustainability leadership, change leadership, adaptive leadership and executive coaching. As seasoned leaders ourselves, we have a special commitment to support the development of future generations of change leaders.
Alternativ Project (Member)
Alternativ Project’s Vision & Mission is to have a world where every person is able to embrace their potential, take charge of their future, and thrive economically through dignified and sustainable work. Alternativ partners with communities to deliver high-impact business training and mentorship, equipping individuals to start small businesses and break the cycle of poverty.
Amanda Heter (Member)
Amanda Heter has spent her career working in the non-profit/international development sector. She works as Regional Project Director for an organization called Unbound, which is headquartered in Kansas City, Kansas, but works in 19 countries. She currently works remotely from Denver. She supports and oversees the operations in India, but has worked with their offices in Latin America and Africa as well.
American Pathways University: Technology, Business, Political Science School at UC Denver, School of Mines (Academic Member)
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 (Tenant)
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 – Member
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 (Member)
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.
Ben Malmborg-Wild (Member)
Ben Malmborg-Wild lives in Boulder, Colorado and is passionate about utilizing his analytical skills, non-profit experience, and ability to connect to help communities shape their own future. While many human rights and development issues are close to his heart, he is committed to bettering the lives of displaced peoples and building a more just and compassionate migration system.
Bjoern Freter (Member)
Björn Freter received his doctorate with his thesis “On Facticity and Existentiality” in 2014 from Free University, Berlin, Germany. He is now working as an Independent Scholar based in Knoxville, TN, USA. His main research fields include political philosophy, African philosophy, post-colonial philosophy, animal ethics, phenomenology of normativity, and literary studies. He is currently developing a project to desuperiorize the Western academic curricula of humanities.
Black Business Initiative (BBI) – Tenant
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.”
Brett Wilhelm (Member)
Mr. Wilhelm is Director of Staffable Uganda, a recruiting and training company (a workforce accelerator), located in Kampala. In addition to Staffable Uganda, Mr. Wilhelm is a member of the East African Social Impact Fund, LLC, which aims to create jobs and fair wages for local nationals by investing in high-growth companies. Focused primarily on Uganda and Rwanda, with offices in Kampala and Denver, the fund uses a triple bottom line approach of impact investing to drive social, environmental, and financial returns.
In addition, Mr. Wilhlem currently sits on the boards of REI Investments (Indianapolis), Republic Realty (Indianapolis), Villas at Cocoplum (Belize), Funzeleo (Denver and Tanzania), World Women’s Leadership Foundation (Denver), and Colorado Reading Partners (Denver).
Mr. Wilhelm holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. from the University of Denver.
Bridges to Prosperity (Tenant)
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.
CAI Global (Tenant)
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.
Charles & Mary Metzger (Members)
Charles and Mary Metzger live in Denver, Colorado. Both retired now, Mary was an attorney with Holland and Hart and Chuck was the head of the Department of Energy’s Western Region under President Carter. They are active supporters of cultural exchange, global engagement, political activism, and international studies. In addition to being members of the Posner Center, they are actively involved with several of its members, the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies and World Denver.
Children’s Future International (Member)
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 (Tenant)
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 (Member)
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.
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.
CNRG Accounting Advisory, LLC (Member)
CNRG Accounting Advisory, LLC. thrives on helping more nonprofits understand their financials and speak about money with confidence through education, consulting and outsourced accounting.
Colin Jackson (Member)
Colin Jackson is retired from a career in broadcasting and the performing arts. Jackson’s wife, Arlene Strom will be retiring from her role as a senior executive and general council in a major energy corporation. Both Jackson and Strom share a deep desire to assist in seeking global economic justice. The complexity of current global challenges and opportunities calls for solutions, some of which will be based on micro systems, and they both wish to help with researching, testing and disseminating the adaptation and application of the tools of business to aid in the global poor achieving economic independence.
Collegiate Peaks Bank (Member)
Collegiate Peaks Bank is committed to supporting the communities it serves and has made it an important part of the company culture. The bank’s employees donate their time and effort to causes that help to build a strong community spirit and contribute to the success of the businesses, organizations and individuals around them.
Colorado Ceasefire (Tenant)
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.
Communidades Unidas (CU) Peru (Member)
Every summer and winter, CU Peru sends a team of current members to the Loreto region of the Peruvian Amazon where they work with rural villages within the Mazan district that lie along the Napo River, a large tributary of the Amazon River. These rural villages have little access to medical and other services, which are usually many hours away by boat, and one minimally trained volunteer community health worker (CHW).
CU Peru’s primary goal is to support the CHWs so that they may better serve their communities through enhanced knowledge and training. They host CHW training sessions that follow a curriculum focused primarily on the management of fever and malaria, diarrhea, vital signs, danger signs, prevention, obstetrics, development/nutrition, first aid, physical therapy, parasites, skin lesions, and oral health. The textbook Donde No Hay Doctor is utilized as a supplemental learning tool. Pre- and post-tests are administered during each training session as a means of assessing the skills and knowledge acquired by CHWs by the end of the training. There is a vast range of knowledge between promoters, but fortunately, there is an overall general improvement from pre- to post-test.
While hosting CHW training is our primary focus, CU Peru members often work on other projects such as collaborations with DB Peru and Centura Global Health. Ultimately, we strive to fulfill our mission statement through advocating health education as a fundamental human right.
Constance McGraw (Member)
A research-driven and seasoned epidemiologist with a demonstrated history of research in hospital health care and public health sectors, Constance McGraw has a stellar record of sourcing and developing solutions and establishing best practices for evidence-based health and medicine. In addition, McGraw has demonstrated excellence in utilizing statistical and database tools to gather and analyze healthcare data and provide analytics and data management support to key clients. A true renaissance woman who strives to learn new skills in human behavior and utilize her extensive background in economics and public health to determine effects on health and economy, McGraw has a broad knowledge and success in health promotion, education, and evaluation. McGraw is eager to learn new data analysis skills in the data science industry that provide learning and growth potential.
Counterpart International (Member)
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 (Member)
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.
DaVita Bridge of Life (Member)
The mission of Bridge of Life is to strengthen healthcare globally through sustainable programs that prevent and treat chronic disease.
Deena Duwaik (Member)
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 (Tenant)
Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) creates opportunities for community members to grow their own fresh, healthy food and to become leaders and educators in their own communities. 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.
DIY Development (Member)
DIY Development exists to promote best practice among small-scale, independent/private grassroots development initiatives and practitioners across the world. We do this by providing a free self-assessment website which you can use to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your operations; we then provide you with specific advice and feedback, before recommending other resources to address your needs.
Doug Vilsack (Member)
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.
dZi Foundation (Member)
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.
Effect X LLC (Member)
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.
EmBOLDen LLC (Member)
The mission of emBOLDen LLC is to improve the lives of vulnerable communities through collaborative partnerships that emBOLDen LLC the quality and impact of service. We accomplish this through a unique methodology centered on listening and iteration, as well as through bringing global expertise to locally-based solutions. We specialize in understanding capacities within specific contexts and tailoring our guidance to match specific needs. Our vision is that organizations, students, and individuals working in Global Health & Humanitarian Assistance can maximize capacity and resources to actualize their communities’ visions. EmBOLDen LLC is in a unique position to make this happen. Our team has been carefully and thoughtfully built, with members each having specialized skillsets that when combined, enable us to provide a remarkable and robust portfolio of services backed by years of experience.
Emily Haddaway (Member)
Emily Haddaway works for the Colorado Tourism Office. Their mission is to drive traveler spending through promotion and development of compelling, sustainable travel experiences throughout Colorado.
Emory Dinner (Member)
Emory Dinner is the Regional Donation Center Manager for Soles4Souls in Colorado. Soles4Souls creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world.
Empowerment International (Member)
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 (Tenant)
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.
Eric Hansen (Member)
Eric Hansen, a consultant and Senior Advisor at the Global Entrepreneurship Network, is passionate about launching and growing ambitious international entrepreneurship initiatives, and developing great educational programming to help entrepreneurs scale their businesses. Eric co-founded the Center for Entrepreneurship Inc., a U.S. not-for-profit, and developed the Center’s entrepreneurship programming, and organized innovative best practice peer-to-peer learning programs across 18 cities in Russia. Eric co-founded the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) that brings together leading entrepreneurship development organizations from G20 countries with a mission to champion the importance of young entrepreneurs to the G20 member nations. He also co-founded and served on the Board of the Russian Association of Entrepreneurship Education, a membership organization for university faculty to network and collaborate on developing entrepreneurship education and research in Russia. Fluent in Russian, Eric earned his MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and his BA in Central and Eastern European Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Erica Favreti (Member)
Farah Mahesri (Member)
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 (Member)
The Arvada Adventist church is dedicated to championing justice and fairness for all people while helping them create their best life.
Flyer Connect (Member)
Flyer Connect is equitable community engagement. It provides an accessible platform for families and providers to easily engage one another. With Flyer Connect, families have access to the academic and social assistance tools and resources they require to support their students’ learning needs, to enhance their overall well-being, and to have their voices heard in their communities. Schools and non-profits effectively connect with families regardless of language, literacy, technical ability, or income.
Global Accelerator Network (Tenant)
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 Health Connections (Member)
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 Health Disrupted (Member)
Global Health Disrupted is an international grassroots movement. We combine art and science to strengthen communities, cultivate local leadership, and improve health. We do this by creating a network of like-minded professionals who want to make a difference in the global health field and are not afraid to go off-the-beaten track to do so. Our work streams include: network building, supporting small-scale creative global health projects, partnering with organizations to increase their creative capacity, and developing rigorous evaluations for the arts in global health.
Global Hope Network International (Tenant)
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 (Tenant)
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 (Member)
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 (Tenant)
Global Seed Savers (Formerly Friends of ENCA Farm) serves as the educational and advocacy entity supporting the work of ENCA Eco-Tourism and Organic Farm in the Philippines. The rising threats of global climate change, extractive economies, and big developers continue to threaten environmental sustainability, food security, and cultural heritage throughout the Philippines. Our education and advocacy programs ensure that Filipino farmers have access to organic seeds, local youth participate in environmental education camps, and Ibaloi cultural practices are documented, taught, and preserved throughout the Philippines and world. Through community-based tourism programs ENCA visitors learn organic farming techniques and conduct meaningful service projects.
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.
Gretchen King (Member)
Gretchen King has over ten years of experience in international development policy, advocacy, communications and research with specializations in local ownership, systems thinking, community engagement and social accountability. King was a member of the Save the Children/Oxfam America/Overseas Development Institute team that developed the Local Engagement Assessment Framework (LEAF) to determine the level of ownership in a project or strategy, and also has experience working as the campaign director for the Lutheran Malaria Initiative, which worked through local systems in East and West Africa to create behavior change and provide access to malaria treatment in rural communities.
Hand in Hand International Adoptions (Member)
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.
Hanna Camp-MercyCorps (Tenant)
Hanna is a Senior Data & Learning Advisor for Mercy Corps’ Program Performance and Quality Team, working on indicator tracking and evidence in Mercy Corps’ programs across the globe. She has a background in climate analytics for smallholder agriculture, and is interested in food security, statistical programming, and monitoring and evalution in global development.
Harvey Family Foundation (Member)
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.
Heart of the West Counseling, LLC (Member)
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.
HOPE International (Tenant)
Faith based micro-enterprise development organization providing basic financial services and small business loans for 1 million clients in 16 countries.
Hope Shines (Tenant)
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 (Member)
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.
India Transformed (Member)
India Transformed’s mission is delivering hope thru Christ transforming lives spiritually, socially and economically. IT! raises support for programs in India that empower children, women and community leaders through education, vocational training and spiritual development. We have a children’s sponsorship program that allows children access to education which provides them with uniforms, school supplies, nutritious food and clothing. India Transformed! uses a holistic community-based approach that trains people to become community leaders who are able to identify and address community needs. We transform lives and entire communities to have hope for a better future.
International Association for Rural and Urban Development – IARUD (Tenant)
IARUD’s mission is to eliminate poverty, certain health risks, and improve the overall quality of life, through education. The education efforts focus on the most needful members of West African countries. These are primarily at risk young adults, orphans,underprivileged kids and single mothers who lack the support from a husband.
The efforts are to give general education to the young, vocational training to the older, and household home making skills to the mothers. Sadly, many mothers are never taught such basics as home making skills or some aspects of child care. Education on public health threats such as AIDS and STDs are within the scope of IARUD’s efforts as well.
The purpose of IARUD is to take, any action of general interest that can contribute to the development and progress of rural and urban communities in poor countries particularly and in the world in general.
International Coach Federation of Colorado (Member)
ICF-CO is committed to the advancement of professional excellence in coaching. Their mission is to uphold the ICF Code of Ethics and Standards, promote mastery of the ICF Core Competencies, support the health, growth and success of their members, provide educational resources, programming and tools in support of professional excellence, demonstrate the value of professional coaching, engage members to create innovative partnerships and programs, and champion access to professional coaching.
Into Your Hands–Africa (Member)
Into Your Hands Africa (IYHA) works in rural Uganda, where community members are living on less than 50 cents per day; they strive to interrupt this cycle of poverty by working with local leaders to implement education and business development programs (with a primary focus on agriculture). While many organizations depend on an influx of foreign workers and investment, IYHA knows that communities want to create value and improve their own circumstances – they help them start that journey.
Since its inception, IYHA has worked with local partners to send students to school, nurture local leaders, provide skills-based training, and facilitate sustainable enterprise projects as requested by the communities we serve. Their commitment is to create and sustain positive economic change together, by galvanizing the resources and support communities need to succeed and cultivating their sense of ownership over both programs and their own futures. Where they work, each region is considered its own ecosystem in which resources are shared, community participation is encouraged, exit strategies are developed, and impact is illustrated on a larger scale allowing communities, with a jumpstart from IYHA support, to take a systems approach to poverty alleviation and ultimately bring about corresponding positive changes in education and economic self-sufficiency.
Jamie Hansen (Member)
Jamie is the former Community Concierge for the Posner Center, and continues to volunteer his time in a supporting role for Communications and Development. He travels often as a musician, student of the world, and all around history dork.
Jay Benson (Member)
Jay Benson is a research manager with subject matter expertise in maritime security, intrastate conflict, terrorism, and peace operations with a particular focus on Sub Saharan Africa and the Indo-Pacific. Benson has worked across public, nongovernmental, and academic settings developing research campaigns, leading the execution of research plans using a variety of methodologies, conducting targeted outreach to high level policy audiences, and guiding organizational strategic planning.
Jeff DePree (Member)
Village X partners directly with villages in rural Africa and funds small-scale, high-impact development projects chosen, partially financed, and implemented by the villages themselves. Donors enjoy a rich philanthropic experience, including live multimedia project updates, and impact analyses, showing how their money makes a difference.
Joe Miklosi (Member)
Joe Miklosi has been serving the public and bridging goals in the government, business, and nonprofit sectors in Colorado, Washington, D.C. and around the globe for 27 years. Miklosi believes that combining the time, talent and treasure from the government, business and nonprofit sectors will solve today’s most challenging obstacles. Miklosi’s diverse background includes helping start a software company, serving four years in the Colorado State House of Representatives, running for U.S. Congress in 2012 in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, and working in 35 developing nations on health care and agriculture projects to reduce poverty. He is now the CEO and Founder of Bridge Consulting, a B-Corp.
Julie Mandolini-Trummel – Member
Juliette Jack Banerjee (Member)
Karen Yuan (Member)
Karen Yuan is a member of Beyond Our Borders, a special interest granting group affiliated with the Women’s Foundation of Colorado. We fund international organizations empowering international women & girls who face significant challenges to human rights, such as poverty, education, security etc. Additionally, through Adopt-A-Village International, Yuan oversees funding of clean water, education & economic development programs in the Peruvian Amazon.
Kate Lapides-Black (Member)
Kate Lapides-Black is a longtime professional visual journalist and photography educator with a focus on humanitarian issues with twenty years of contract work for numerous non-governmental organizations, including Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee and ReSurge International in Africa, Central and South America, and rural and indigenous communities in the U.S.
For the past ten years, Lapides-Black has deepened work in marketing and communications courtesy of staff positions with several Colorado-based non-profits. Specialties include content development and strategy, photography, graphic and web design, video editing and production, and editorial work. Kate is currently engaged in all these creative hats as the director of communications and development for ‘For the Good’, a non-profit partnering with remote Maasai communities in Kenya to address barriers to girls’ education.
Katherine Labombarde (Member)
Katherine Labombarde is currently pursuing her MA in International Development with a certificate in Global Environmental Change and Adaptation from the Korbel School. She has five years of experience working in monitoring, evaluation, and learning across several sectors (agriculture and food security, health, WASH, environment, education). Labombarde is interested in programmatic research, policy, and global governance for sustainable development and climate justice.
KGSA Foundation (Member)
The KGSA Foundation partners with the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (KGSA) to provide access to free secondary school education for girls living in Kibera, Nairobi – one of Africa’s largest informal settlements. Through financial and other resources, we are facilitating the holistic education of 130 girls every year. KGSA’s academic and extra-curricular programming, with supporting nutrition, healthcare, and mentorship initiatives, unlocks potential, expands opportunities, and enables each student with the ability to shape her future. Together with KGSA, we are working to break the cycle of poverty for the girls and their families, and empower their local community to help create a stronger, more resilient Kibera. We believe local problems need local solutions. We believe in the power of the #girleffect. Since 2006, KGSA has graduated over 340 students and helped 60 pursue higher education.
Konektid is a US small business that supports new and established USAID partners on their work with USAID. We support new and underutilized partners to assess their fit for the USAID market, and to design and implement their USAID partnering strategies.
Kramerica Gives (Member)
Kramerica Gives was founded in 2015 to provide students with leadership skills and opportunities to empower them to live up to their full potential. High school students from several different schools around the Denver area participate in our four pillars that focus on; Leadership, Community Service, Mentorship, and Scholarships.
Kuda Vana Partnerships (Member)
Kuda Vana Partnership empowers the most vulnerable children of Zimbabwe to not just survive, but thrive. Kuda Vana is not your typical orphanage. Our local staff and leadership provide whole-person care to each child, including love, nutrition, security, healthcare, education, life-skills and spiritual and emotional guidance – enabling them to live more independent, dignified, and enriched lives.
Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (Tenant)
The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to compel data-driven actions to end human trafficking by conducting research; training service providers, law enforcement and other professionals/first responders; and educating the public. Ours is not a laboratory of beakers and burners, but rather a laboratory for the exchange of ideas and collaboration. We invite you to join the conversation; bring your experience, knowledge, and passions as we work toward solutions!
Literacy Coalition of Colorado (Member)
The Literacy Coalition of Colorado is a resource for adult education in Colorado. We are an INFORMATION HUB for adults to find classes (GED prep, ESL, Citizenship prep), for volunteers to find opportunities, and for adult education providers to network. We TRAIN volunteers and TEACH adult learners. We DEVELOP CURRICULUM accessible to early-literacy adults. We have a learner-centered vision: To ensure that adult education is available to all who seek it.
Locally Haiti (Member)
An independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization the mission of the Locally Haiti is to work in partnership with rural Haitian communities to support their rise out of extreme poverty.
Lydia Vanderburg (Member)
A seasoned accountant and trainer, Lydia Vanderburg is a QuickBooks Pro Advisor with over 18 years of experience helping small business leaders. She enjoys using her human relations skills to break down the technical aspects of accounting to create a common understanding with clients who appreciate the importance of accounting but feel foreign to the topic. Provides outsourced accounting to entities in need of a complete set of personalized accounting services. Services include consulting, training and implementing new or revised accounting systems, preparing and using budgets, processing payroll, sales and business tax returns, as well as, performing all aspects of bookkeeping (accounts receivable/payable, payroll, inventory tracking, and account reconciliations).
Maeva Ekoua (Member)
Bilingual and highly accountable professional with six years of professional experience in effectively providing administrative and operational support to humanitarian programs in Africa (most recently in Nigeria) remotely and in country. Strong command of financial management, human resources, and administrative supervision, as well as programmatic implementation and security management. Collaborative leader with proven ability to successfully support programs in fast-paced environments with minimum supervision.
MAIA (formerly Starfish) unlocks and maximizes the potential of young women to lead transformational change. The program targets girls who are otherwise unable to continue their studies beyond the 6th grade and empowers each to become a “Girl Pioneer” who trail-blazes an unprecedented trajectory. Through an integrated approach, MAIA is educating and empowering the next generation of indigenous female leaders in Guatemala. MAIA operates the Impact School, a secondary school for girls that serves as a regional innovation platform for best-practices in girl-focused programming. MAIA is defined by its abundance-mindset, powerful local team, and responsive design. We believe that by combining our holistic mentorship program with a rigorous academic model, our Girl Pioneers will truly be able to realize their infinite impact.
Maji Safi Group (Member)
Maji Safi Group promotes effective water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices through creative education to fight deadly waterborne diseases. We empower local community health workers to teach life-saving sanitation and hygiene methods and we use art, song and dance to offer successful ways to integrate these vital practices into everyday life. We engage our donors through similar immersive programs to create a meaningful cycle of deep and lasting impact.