November 2013 Newsletter

Welcome to the November 2013 issue of the Global Washington newsletter. If you would like to contact us directly, please email us.

IN THIS ISSUE

Note from our Executive Director

Bookda Gheisar

Greetings!

Our staff has been very busy putting together final details of our 2013 Annual Conference, Catalyzing Collective Impact. We have a full day of expert speakers, thought-provoking and relevant sessions, and plenty of time dedicated to networking to make the conference as valuable as possible to everyone.  We hope this will make it easier for more of you to participate than ever before!

We are excited about so many elements of the conference this year. To name a few:  our keynote speaker, Deo Niyizonkiza, founder of Village Health Works and subject of the New York Times best seller Strength in What Remains; a new session to help you connect with Neal Kenny Guyer, CEO of Mercy Corps, the largest NGO; more students than ever before–our student scholarships have tripled over past conferences, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors; and mini breakout sessions with expert advice on topics such as finances, fundraising, social media, and more. Please email admin@globalwa.org to learn more about these opportunities, or visit our conference page.

Global Washington will also be partnering with Wells Fargo Washington Women’s Roundtable to screen Girl Rising on November 17th  at Intiman Theatre. Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of nine extraordinary girls from nine countries, written by nine celebrated writers and narrated by nine renowned actresses. Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.

We hope to see you at the conference on Nov 13th and then for Girl Rising on the 17th.

In unity,

Bookda Gheisar, Executive Director

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question-of-the-month
GlobalWA will ask you a question every month and synthesize the responses and make available to our member organizations. Please take a moment to respond to the question for this month:

Why is attending the Global WA 5th Annual Conference important to you?

Please click here to respond.

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Girl Rising: Groundbreaking Film Inspires Audiences Across the State

By Sara Atalla

Throughout the fall, we at Global Washington have been showing the film Girl Rising to audiences across the state.

A groundbreaking feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies, Girl Rising presents the remarkable stories of nine girls around the world, told by celebrated writers and voiced by renowned actors.  The result of collaboration among award-winning journalists at The Documentary Group and Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions, along with strategic partner Intel Corporation, Girl Rising uses powerful storytelling to deliver a simple, critical truth: Educate girls and you will change the world.

We began the series on October 16 at Seattle Pacific University, where more than 200 students and faculty members watched the film.  After the screening, viewers heard three GlobalWA members discuss their roles as leaders of WA state organizations working to create more education opportunities for girls around the world.  Soozie McGill from Rwanda Girls Initiative, Rita Egrari from the Mona Foundation, and Brenda Shaw from World Vision left the audience inspired and ready to take action.  Our film series then moved East.

I had the opportunity to travel to Spokane and Pullman to show Girl Rising to a number of audiences.  I began the very short, yet very busy two days in Spokane with a showing at Spokane Falls Community College.  Students Eunice Ofori from Ghana and Ala Enbaya from Libya told brief stories about their paths to education in this country, and then introduced the film to the roughly 200 students and faculty members in the auditorium.

That same evening, the greater Spokane community had a chance to see Girl Rising at a downtown theatre, The Magic Lantern.  We packed as many people as possible into the cozy, 100-seat theatre. Younger audience members sat down-front and in any space they could find, so that more people could share the experience.  I think you could hear a pin drop at any point during the 97-minute film, as the audience seemed in awe of the girls featured in each of the nine stories.  After the film, Eunice Stime of RenegAID, a GlobalWA member organization, spoke about the work that RenegAID is doing and the role education plays in disaster relief.

The next day, I was on another community college campus, Spokane Community College, to show Girl Rising to nearly 100 students and faculty members.  Before the film, Fatimah AlBitar, a student from Syria, spent a few minutes talking to the audience about the climate in Syria for educating girls, and why she feels so strongly about being in the U.S. to get a college education.

That afternoon, I made the drive to WSU in Pullman for an evening showing.  When people started arriving an hour before the start of the film, I knew we’d have a large crowd.  The 400-seat auditorium filled quickly, and we ended up having to close the doors early.  Again, all you could hear were sniffles as students and faculty members watched the film.  We ended the evening with a panel discussion that included six inspiring women:  Bonnie Benjamin-Pharris, Director of Vulcan Productions; Theresa Norris, President of Women’s Enterprises International; Turea Erwin, Director of the Women’s Resource Center at WSU; Nikki Finnestead, Violence Prevention Coordinator at WSU; Emilie McLarnan, Assistant Director for Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse; and Rachida Labbas, Fulbright doctoral student from Algeria.  Students and staff alike stayed well after the end of the film to hear from these women and to discuss how educating girls and women is a major step we can take toward eradicating global poverty.

I was truly touched to see the interest in and outpouring of support for Girl Rising.  Seeing so many in Spokane and Pullman, particularly students, excited to see the film —and then inspired to take action —made me feel we’re headed in the right direction when it comes to awareness of women and girls’ education across the globe.

Sure, there’s much work to do.  We’ve come a long way, but there’s no doubt that we have much further to go. Girl Rising is creating a movement, and we at Global Washington are so proud to be a small part of it.  We’ll continue to show the film in Seattle and all around Washington State, and will highlight our members and people in various communities who are making a difference along the way.

We truly are a state-wide organization.  Getting out of our Seattle office for a few days and seeing the buzz surrounding global development in Eastern Washington cities made this crystal-clear to me.  Like the audiences at each Girl Rising screening on my trip, I’m personally inspired to spread the word, take action, and do just a little bit more to make sure that the educational opportunities that I’ve had growing up in the U.S. are offered to every single girl in every country around the globe.

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Featured Organization

Mercy Corps: Realizing a Vision with Technological Innovation

By Sandy Lam

Neal Keny-Guyer, Mercy Corps’ Chief Executive Officer, will be a keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Global WA Conference this month. We took a minute to sit down with Mercy Corps’ Senior Communications Officer Andie Long to highlight some of the organization’s accomplishments in the last year and one of its biggest ideas underway.

featured-org-mercycorps-1For more than 34 years, Mercy Corps, a relief and development organization with deep roots in the Pacific Northwest, has worked in some of the world’s toughest places, responding to crises and helping people build a better future. Since its beginning in 1979 aiding refugees from the Cambodian civil war, Mercy Corps has helped 19 million people in 114 countries around the world recover from disasters, build stronger communities and find their own solutions to poverty.

One of America’s most effective and efficient nonprofits, Mercy Corps has responded to a variety of crises over the last year. Mercy Corps currently supports nearly 2 million people affected by the crisis, including 800,000 Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon. In the protracted conflict in the Congo, Mercy Corps provided thousands of people with food, clean water and sanitation. Across Africa’s drought-stricken Sahel region, Mercy Corps provided food to vulnerable families and helped them maintain their livestock, a precious asset.

featured-org-mercycorps-3“Beyond crisis relief and recovery, Mercy Corps’ social innovations team is tackling a number of ‘Big Ideas,’ each of which is designed to become financially self-sustaining and to reach over one million people within five years,” said Andie Long. She gave as one example an initiative called Agri-Fin Mobile.

Smallholder farmers represent a smart investment in terms of increasing overall economic prosperity in the communities where Mercy Corps works. Launched in June 2012, Agri-Fin Mobile is a service for rural farmers that brings together the public and private sectors (banks, telecom network operators and agriculture extension networks). It’s an initiative that Mercy Corps believes could be a game-changer for smallholder farmers, who account for about 60 percent of agriculture production worldwide. With the global demand for food expected to increase by 70 percent by 2050, organizations like Mercy Corps are working hard to find ways to improve the efficiency of food production and distribution.

featured-org-mercycorps-2Using the service, farmers can take out small loans in order to buy more seed, fertilizer or farm equipment, and pay back the loans using their mobile phones, instead of traveling long distances to make payments in person. In addition, farmers will receive relevant information on their phones, such as crop and market price information, pest management advice and weather updates. “The agricultural information will help them improve their crop yields, and having access to real-time market prices will enable them to negotiate better prices for their crops,” said Long. “Finally, getting paid for their harvest through the mobile phone will provide farmers with greater flexibility in terms of future savings and investment.”

Through 2015, Mercy Corps plans to enroll 180,000 farmers in Agri-Fin Mobile services across Indonesia, Zimbabwe and Uganda, increasing their incomes by a target 30 percent. Mercy Corps will add another five countries to Agri-Fin Mobile afterwards, with the goal of reaching at least one million smallholder farmers in five years.

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Changemaker

Creating Structures of Support to Empower Individual Action: Sam Daley-Harris

By Katie Wollstein

sam-daley-harrisThis month’s Changemaker, Sam Daley-Harris, gave Global Washington one of his spare moments from his home in Princeton, New Jersey, after delivering ten talks and twice as many radio interviews over the last several weeks.  He has eleven more speaking events this fall, including the Global Washington Conference on November 13th at Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle.  Daley-Harris founded RESULTS in 1980, founded the Microcredit Summit Campaign in 1995, began coaching Citizens Climate Lobby in 2007, and founded the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation in 2012.  Additionally, the 20th anniversary edition of his book Reclaiming Our Democracy was released in September.

I opened our conversation by asking him to describe his personal mission.  He delivered an immediate, precise response: “To create structures of support so people can joyfully make the difference in world they’ve always dreamed of making.”  To inspire action, he begins by telling others his own personal story and often quotes Mark Twain: “The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”  Daley-Harris explained that his “why” is to make a difference in the world, and went on to say that he believes everyone has this fundamental desire but it’s often buried by layers of hopelessness.  He describes his role as a leader as finding the people who are most in touch with their desires to make a difference, and then helping them figure out how they can.

changemaker-daley-harris-2The difficulty in leading a group of citizen activists is to both adequately challenge and empower them.  Daley-Harris aims to create a rich, deep curriculum that enables members to develop extraordinary voices that equal their desire for change.  This is achieved by making monthly conference calls “sizzle,” coaching leaders, providing monthly action alerts, creating packets for editorial writers, and honing an inspiring, focused mission.  Daley-Harris cited Citizens Climate Lobby, whom he’s been coaching since 2007.  In the first nine months of this year, 873 letters to the editor and 153 op-eds were published about a revenue-neutral carbon tax, an issue they have focused on for over two years.  Daley-Harris believes sharing both triumphs and struggles is essential to inspire perseverance.

Citizen activism is certainly not a spectator sport!  Luckily, Daley-Harris provides advice on how each of us can make an impact:

  1. Get in touch with the desire to answer questions of purpose and why you’re here.
  2. Look at an issue you care about clearly without unexamined assumptions.
  3. Find a group that offers a deep structure of support that can help you move from your comfort zone to where the magic happens.

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Welcome new members

Please welcome our newest Global Washington members. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with their work and consider opportunities for support and collaboration!

Leadership Members

Zillow is an online real estate database that was founded in 2005.  It is America’s most popular web portal, covering real estate, apartments, mortgages, school data, and home improvement.  www.zillow.com

Supporting Members

Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington, with programs also offered in Bellevue, Everett, Kent, Seattle, Shoreline, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver and Yakima.  Eastern is a driving force for the culture, economy and vitality of the Inland Northwest region.  A focus on personal attention, faculty excellence and community collaboration allows Eastern to accomplish its mission for preparing well-rounded students ready to hit the ground running in their chosen career fields. www.ewu.edu

Passport Travel & Tours, Inc: Helping travelers travel the world since 1986.  www.passport2travel.net

Advocate Members

The School of Life Project is a personal time capsule for children 5-18, made up of annual interviews and video footage that capture children’s views of themselves and their world. http://schooloflifeproject.org

Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT): WCIT is the only organization in Washington dedicated exclusively to advocating for public policies that increase our state’s international competitiveness. www.wcit.org

Upcoming Member Events

One Equal Heart Foundation // Engaging Communities in Needs Assessment & Project Planning – Exploring the Challenges & Sharing Our Experiences

How can development organizations support communities to develop solutions to their most pressing challenges?  One Equal Heart Foundation’s special guests from Chiapas, México will share information about their experiences in developing a methodology to equip indigenous communities with capacities to conduct their own needs assessment studies and identify sustainable solutions to development challenges by marshalling available resources.

One Equal Heart Foundation, Seattle International Foundation and Global Washington invite you to a roundtable discussion. Bring your field experiences to share. Please bring your own sack lunch.  Learn more here.

Date:
November 6, 2013

Time:
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Location:
500 Union Street, #801
Seattle, WA 98101


Washington Global Health Alliance // Maternal Health: Achievements So Far and Challenges Ahead

Join WGHA and the University of Washington for a conversation on maternal health, the achievements so far and challenges ahead. The speaker will be Dr. Ana Langer, Professor of the Practice of Public Health and Director of the Maternal Health Talk Form at the Harvard School of Public Health. A collaboration with the Department of Global Health and the Washington Global Health Alliance, the Discovery Series lectures were initiated to spark discussion within the university and community about drug discovery and science and other relevant topics of importance to the field of global health.  The lecture is followed by a networking reception at 6:00 p.m. Learn more here.

Date:
November 7, 2013

Time:
5:00pm

Location:
HUB, North Ballroom – University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195


iLEAP // Growing Solidarity: Why Partnerships Create Social Change

iLEAP and IDEX invite you to come dialogue with our four panelists–grassroots social leaders from India, Burma Myanmar, South Africa, and El Salvador–about what is important for building global partnerships and true collaboration in international development and philanthropy. The four panelists are in Seattle as iLEAP Fellows (two come through a partnership between iLEAP and IDEX) and this is a unique opportunity to hear from these diverse perspectives at the same time!  Reserve your spot as space is limited. Learn more here.

Date:
November 7, 2013

Time:
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location:
iLEAP East Hall
4649 Sunnyside Ave N Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98103


NPH USA Trivia for a Cause!

Join NPH USA for trivia for a cause! Test your international knowledge at a Latin America-themed trivia night. Proceeds benefit Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (NPH), an organization that provides homes, healthcare, and education to transform the lives of orphaned and abandoned children in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Enjoy drink specials and compete with your team for prizes. To improve your luck, do your research at www.nphusa.org! Every participant will receive a special gift. Buy your tickets online below or at the door.

$15/person or teams of 4 for $50 – 5 for $65 – or 6 for $80.

Tickets:
www.nphusa.org/ABtrivia

Questions:
raprusy@gmail.com

Date:
November 7, 2013

Time:
7:00pm -Close (trivia starts at 7:30)

Location:
Bar Sue
1407 14th Ave on Capitol Hill
Seattle, WA


African Chamber of Commerce // The 15th Africa Day Business Forum and Celebration Dinner

The African Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to the 15th Africa Day Business Forum, an informative and entertaining all-day event for you to learn about the many business and trade opportunities with Africa. At the forum, you will have the chance to hear and speak with local and international experts about expanding your business abroad. Come join us and meet your local business, community, and political leaders to discuss the many trade opportunities with Africa. The Africa Day Business Forum is an all-day conference and includes a morning business forum, panel discussions, delicious food, an auction, and local African entertainment. There will also be opportunties to have one-on-one sessions with Ambassadors and other presenters.  For more information, please go to www.africanchamberofcommercePNW.com.

Date:
November 9, 2013

Time:
8:00am – 10:00am

Location:
Red Lion Hotel
1415 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101


Washington Global Health Alliance // Party for the Health of It Benefit Dinner and party

We welcome you to attend our Party for the Health of It Benefit Dinner and party at the Seattle Aquarium. Support WGHA’s work as you enjoy a beautiful three-course dinner in the Aquarium’s illuminated, intimate setting immediately preceding Party for the Health of It, WGHA’s festive cocktail event that invites hundreds of 20-and 30-somethings to engage in global health. Be inspired by the evening’s program and raise the paddle to support WGHA’s collaboration for clean water and proper sanitation in Tanzania.  For more information and tickets, please click here.

Date:
November 9, 2013

Time:
Benefit dinner: 6:30pm
Party: 9:00pm-11:30pm

Location:
Seattle Aquarium
1483 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101


Seattle International Foundation // 4th annual WOMEN in the WORLD breakfast

Every year, over 250 women leaders from business, philanthropy, academia, and the media come together at SIF’s Women in the World breakfast to learn about and celebrate Seattle’s role in advancing the economic and social empowerment of women around the globe. This year’s featured speakers include two extraordinary young women leaders from Rwanda and Peru, who are both beneficiaries of Seattle-based organizations changing the lives of women and girls.  A free public event will follow the formal breakfast program, featuring a panel discussion on young women leaders driving social change.  For more information and to register, please click here.

Date:
November 15, 2013

Time:
7:00am – 9:00am

Location:
Four Seasons Hotel
99 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101


Pangea // Giving for Global Change – 10th Anniversary Party

Pangea’s 10th Anniversary Party will include festive food and drinks followed by a tribute to Pangea’s 10 years of global grant making, thoughts from member Lisa Norton’s recently published book, How to Be a Global Non-Profit, and our featured speaker Deogratias Niyizonkiza, the visionary founder and CEO of Village Health Works.  For more information or to RSVP on this upcoming event please contact info@pangeagiving.org.  Learn more here.

Date:
November 15, 2013

Time:
6:00pm

Location:
HUB Seattle Main Event Space in Pioneer Square
220 2nd Ave South
Seattle, WA 98104


Washington Council on International Trade // 2013 Washington Trade Conference

The Washington Trade Conference is WCIT’s signature event, bringing together more than 300 of the state’s business, government and community leaders to learn about key issues in international trade policy and to identify actions to support their priorities. This event—the only trade policy-focused conference in the state—features members of the Washington Congressional delegation, high-level speakers from key international trade organizations around the world and representatives of local businesses who benefit from Washington’s international business strength.  Learn more and register here.

Date:
November 18, 2013

Time:
11:30am – 5:30pm

Location:
Westin Hotel
1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101


Burkitt’s Lymphoma Fund for Africa

What do Felix Hernandez, Bishop Desmond Tutu and Theirry Rautureau have in common?
They have each contributed a recipe to the Seattle Global Potluck Cookbook! ….and so did you!

We have been working all summer curating a collection of international recipes from chefs, local, national and international celebrities and our friends who are talented cooks.  We are thrilled to release the book for purchase at this event. The Seattle Global Potluck Cookbook will raise money to further the mission of BLFA:

The mission of BLFA is to save the lives of East African children stricken with cancer.  We fund comprehensive cancer care to save young lives now, and work to strengthen our African partners’ ability to treat and cure future generations of children.

To reserve a copy of the cookbook today, please email Molly Hasson.

Please plan to join Burkitt’s Lymphoma Fund for Africa for our cookbook release party:

Date:
November 18th 5:30-8:30 PM

Location:
Pan Pacific Condominium
Terry & Lenora  – Seattle, WA


Infectious Disease Research Institute // Around the World with IDRI

Please join us as we commemorate 20 years of success and showcase our new home!  The evening will feature special remarks by honored guest Bill Gates Sr. and a special message from Dr. Robert Gallo, eminent scientist and co-discoverer of HIV as the cause of AIDS.  Throughout the evening, you can visit Brazil, South Africa and India, and enjoy food, drink and music, interact with IDRI scientists and our partners from around the world, and tour our state-of-the-art labs and production facility.  Please RSVP by Nov. 15 here.

Date:
November 21, 2013

Time:
5:30pm – 8:30pm

Location:
1616 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102


Gambia HELP // Gikoo ‘Hope” Benefit Concert for the Children of Gambia

Featuring Performances by: Mickey Davis, Hearts Are Thugs, Rebels Rising, Whitney Monge’, Trentalange, Nancy Colton Tickets $10 in advance at www.thebarboza.com or 206-709-9442.  For more information, please click here.

Date:
November 24, 2013

Time:
8:00pm-9:00pm

Location:
The Barboza
925 E. Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122


Partners Asia // Bike in Burma

10 days of Adventure and Beauty

Experience a journey of a lifetime on Partners Asia 3rd Annual Donor Bike Trip in Burma.
Take an unhurried cycling adventure through the countryside of Burma-Myanmar. Meet local people and experience rural culture while cycling through heritage sites.
For more information, click here.

Date:
Feb 4 – 14, 2014

Location:
Burma


World Justice Challenge

The World Justice Project (WJP) is pleased to announce the launch of the World Justice Challenge—an open competition designed to strengthen the rule of law. The competition provides an opportunity for individuals to identify areas where the rule of law needs improvement in the country in which they live or work and test practical solutions on the ground. Initiatives are supported by:

The World Justice Challenge is open to all individuals, organizations, and entities from any country. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2014. Grantees will be chosen by a Selection Panel using the criteria listed in the application.

Since its founding, the competition (formerly known as the Opportunity Fund) has provided over $1,000,000 in financial, communications, and network support to initiatives on five continents, from improving food security in Haiti to access to health care in Cameroon to tackling corruption in India. These initiatives—led by artists, engineers, athletes, business leaders, and more—show the diversity of approaches to advancing the rule of law. All initiatives are catalogued in the WJP’s online program library, where visitors can learn more about initiatives in their countries, or find inspiration to replicate or adapt an idea.

To apply, or to read profiles of previous grantees, please visit our World Justice Challenge web page.

Questions about the World Justice Challenge may be sent to worldjusticechallenge@wjpnet.org or wjp@wjpnet.org.

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Announcements

Puget Sound Equity Summit

Be a part of an action-oriented summit to promote equitable development and healthy communities.  How do we ensure that those who have been historically pushed out and left out of prosperity—people of color, low-income families, immigrants, and others—have an opportunity to strive and thrive? How can we move closer for struggling communities to gain more accessible public transportation, affordable housing, and living wage jobs?

For more information and to register, please click here.

Date:
November 8-9, 2013

Time:
Friday – Community Marketplace 5:00pm-6:30pm
Friday – Opening Program 6:30pm-8:30pm
Saturday – 9:00am-3:30pm

Location:
Student Union (Building 8) – Highline Community College
2400 S 240th Street
Des Moines, WA 98198


Apply to the Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition

What & Why: GSEC is an international student social business plan competition that challenges university-level students (both undergraduate and graduate) worldwide to use business principles to create sustainable, positive solutions to some of the world’s most challenging issues—poverty, health and development.  Semi-finalist student teams from around the globe are invited to Seattle to present their ideas.  Go to the GSEC teams website to see some examples of past finalists.

Prizes: Through GSEC, you and your team could win one of the cash prizes, get exposure to and network with 400+ professionals, and receive expert coaching to develop a social venture in developing economies. Cash prizes include a $12K Grand Prize, a $10K information and communication technology prize and a Global Health prize of $10K.

How: The application requires only a simple idea, a description of the business and who it targets, the social impact/problem being solved, names of team members, short description of financials, etc. A more detailed business plan will be created in December and January with support from mentors if chosen as a semi-finalist.

Deadline to apply is November 12, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Apply here.


Center for Nonprofit Success // Program Evaluations 101

Program Evaluation has become increasingly important for nonprofits that are accountable to funders, members and even their own board of directors.  You will leave this session prepared with ways to determine evaluation questions, types and sources of evidence needed, and considerations for data analysis and reporting plans. The seminar is designed to make program evaluation less cumbersome and give you the tools needed to conduct successful evaluations at your nonprofit. This session is intended for Executive Directors, Management Directors & Staff, and Board Members.  For more information and to register, please click here.

Date:
November 12, 2013

Time:
8:30am – 12:00pm

Location:
The Boston Common Hotel
40 Trinity Place
Boston, MA 02116


Washington Clean Technology Alliance // Second Annual Meeting

Cleantech…movement, business or racket?  Philosopher Eric Hoffer wrote in 1967, “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”  Which is it?  Join the WCTA as cleantech icon Denis Hayes shares his recollections, opinions, gripes, dreams, and predictions about clean technology followed by a respondent panel of cleantech luminaries.  Learn more and register here.

Date:
November 15, 2013

Time:
7:00am – 9:00am

Location:
Hyatt at Olive 8
1635 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101


Washington Clean Technology Alliance // WCTA Breakfast Series Sponsored by Perkins Coie

BATTERIES INCLUDED:  How storage batteries are serving US energy needs today and how they can drive the future.  Dr. Grant Norton will open the discussion with Battery Storage 101, then join industry specialists Steve Klein and Sean James to discuss current uses and promising opportunities for stationary grid, commercial/industrial, and mobile applications. The discussion will close with highlights on the most exciting research in the pipeline and ways storage batteries could significantly change how we use energy in the US and the world.  Learn more and register here.

Date:
December 11, 2013

Time:
7:30am – 9:00am

Location:
Perkins Coie
1201 Third Ave., Suite 4800
Seattle, WA 98101

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Career Center

Highlighted Paid Positions

Executive Director, Global Washington
http://globalwa.org/strengthen/careers-in-development/jobs/view/executive-director-5/

Clinical Operations Coordinator, Vaccine Access and Delivery, PATH
http://globalwa.org/strengthen/careers-in-development/jobs/view/clinical-operations-coordinator-vaccine-access-and-delivery/

Program Manager, Foundation in Land Tenure, Landesa
http://globalwa.org/strengthen/careers-in-development/jobs/view/program-manager-foundations-in-land-tenure/


Highlighted Volunteer Positions

FOLA Volunteer, Landesa
http://globalwa.org/strengthen/careers-in-development/jobs/view/fola-volunteer/

Student Processing Volunteer
http://globalwa.org/strengthen/careers-in-development/jobs/view/student-processing-volunteer/


Highlighted Internship Positions

Grant Writer, Global Visionaries
http://globalwa.org/strengthen/careers-in-development/jobs/view/grant-writer-8/

Asia Office Development & Field Project Assistant, Mangrove Action Project
http://globalwa.org/strengthen/careers-in-development/jobs/view/asia-office-development-field-project-assistant-3/

Web Developer Internship, The Borgen Project
http://globalwa.org/strengthen/careers-in-development/jobs/view/web-developer-internship-4/


For more jobs and resources, visit http://globalwa.org/strengthen/careers-in-development/

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GlobalWA Events

November 6
New Member Orientation

November 7
Monthly Roundtable for Executive Directors, Board Members & Program Directors of small NGOs

November 13
 Global Washington’s 5th Annual Conference!

November 17
Experience Girl Rising at the Intiman Theatre

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Contributors: Sara Atalla, Sandy Lam, Katie Wollstein