Upcoming Global Washington Events

Global Washington hosts numerous trainings and educational events each month, ranging from small workshops on topics like communications, fundraising and nonprofit management, to larger speaker events, to VIP events with policymakers. Additionally, our annual conference convenes the international development community on the west coast, including top NGO practitioners, CSR business executives, research experts, philanthropists and others working on global issues.

Upcoming Events

June 7 – The Status of Reproductive Health Worldwide


Event Description

Reproductive health problems are a leading cause of death for women of childbearing age worldwide. Far too many women still have little or no access to reproductive health services, such as family planning, maternal health care and HIV prevention services. Every year, 287,000 women die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth, nearly all of them in the developing world.

Join us for a candid conversation on the status and future of reproductive health programs around the world especially in light of the current political climate.

Featured Panelist:

Rufaro Kangai
Director of Programs
Global Fund for Women

Rufaro is a recognized leader with over ten years extensive front-line experience implementing programs that advance the sexual reproductive health and rights of women and girls globally. Rufaro’s training ground on global women and girls rights was at the International Child Resource Institute (ICRI), an international non-profit,that works to improve the lives of children and families around the world. Rufaro was selected to become first Country Director for the Child Resource Institute, Zimbabwe (CRIZ), and under her leadership, the organization grew to a staff of 20. In this role, she supported 20,000 leaders and 150 grassroots organizations in evidence-based grantmaking in advocacy projects that successfully advocated for the sexual reproductive health and rights of women and girls.  In Zimbabwe, Rufaro collaborated with Global Fund for Women and the Young African Women Leadership Initiative to convene the first ever regional summit for Africa young women and girls. Rufaro was also a member of the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe.  As a member of the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe Rufaro was involved in the constitution-making process in Zimbabwe that led to the nation adopting a new constitution that promoted the empowerment of girls and marginalized groups.

Diane Bushley
Global Programs Manager
Planned Parenthood of the Greater Northwest and Hawaiian Islands

Diane Bushley, M.A., has been the Global Programs Manager at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI) for nearly five years, and has more than 15 years of experience in the field of sexual and reproductive health, both in the U.S. and on projects in 12 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Diane manages all aspects of PPGNHI’s Global Programs, including creating overall program strategy, developing strategic partnerships, collaborating with partner organizations in the Global South to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights, and directing program marketing and communications. Prior to joining PPGNHI, Diane worked with a wide variety of sexual and reproductive-health focused international NGOs as a program manager and writer/editor; her experience includes an emphasis on gender, post-abortion care, and community mobilization programming.

More information coming soon.

Who:

Everyone

When:
Wednesday, June 7
12noon – 1:30pm
Light lunch will be provided

Where:
Global Washington
Westlake Tower
1601 Fifth Ave, Suite 1900
Seattle, WA 98101

Price:
Members: $10
Non-Members: $20
Email pratima@globalwa.org for member code.

REGISTER NOW


Event Details

Who:
Everyone

Where:
Global Washington Event Space

Date:
2017-06-07

Time:
12 noon - 1:30pm

Address:
Westlake Tower, 1601 Fifth Ave, Suite 1900
Seattle WA 98101

Cost:
Members: $10
Non-Members: $20

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June 14 – Tech for Global Good: Maximizing Office Technology


Event Description

Optimizing your website, database, data visualization, and internal technology systems can be challenging for global non-profits, especially during budgeting and planning cycles. Come to this panel event to ask your questions! Our panel consists of two technology service providers that work exclusively with non-profits and two non-profit organizations who have undergone or are going through technology projects. The goal of this panel event is to help provide direction and options for planning and implementing your next technology project as well as helping the tech community determine what programs and services should be offered to better serve the global non-profit community.

PANELISTS:

Pallavi Garg
Salesforce Product Owner
PATH

Pallavi enjoys expanding  an organization’s ability to derive actionable insights delivered through high quality data. She has held leadership positions driving forward the strategic use of technology and data management practices at diverse nonprofits and corporations in the US and in India. In her current role as the Salesforce Product Owner, she is responsible for defining a robust roadmap to maximize the value derived from PATH’s investment in Salesforce as an enterprise system for critical business functions. Before PATH, she led Database Services delivery at 501 Commons and Technology and Online Strategy development for the National CASA Association.

Graham Ford
Director of Technology Consulting and Services
501 Commons

As Director of Technology Consulting & Services, Graham applies innovation, technology and process improvements to further the missions of both 501 Commons and its clients. For eight years, Graham has led technology design and implementation in mission critical business environments. Additionally, Graham has worked and volunteered in non-profit and governmental institutions in technical and non-technical roles. Enhancing his practical experience in technology and business, Graham has an MBA in Technology Management from the UW Foster School of Business.

joel Joel Meyers
Co-founder and Director of Business Development
Fuse IQ

As partner and Accounts Manager, Joel helps provide vision and leadership guiding all solutions Fuse IQ provides to their clients. Starting in the tech industry in 1996 Joel has worked for several award-winning companies in the start-up community during the dotcom boom days. Joel is also a 10 year member of Solutions For Good, an alliance of professionals whose primary interest is serving nonprofit organizations, and served on the board for Seattle AIGA as Web Director for 3.5 years and is the co-founder of the Design for Good initiative. He is lead organizer for Seattle Tech4Good and has recently been elected to the Advisory Council for Unloop. Joel is also a graduate from the Global Leadership Forum that teaches about all aspects of running small and larger international NGO’s.

Tina Vlasaty
Deputy Director
Washington Global Health Alliance

Tina Vlasaty is the deputy director of the Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA), a coalition of the state’s leading global health research and development organizations. In her role, Tina provides oversight, manages WGHA’s finances and operations and with the WGHA team, works to develop and execute WGHA’s strategic vision to strengthen the global health community. Tina recently directed WGHA’s data migration to Salesforce and was part of managing WGHA’s recent website revamp and upgrade.

Who:

Everyone

When:
Wednesday, June 14
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Doors open at 4:00pm
Reception 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Where:
Global Washington
Westlake Tower
1601 Fifth Ave, Suite 1900
Seattle, WA 98101

Price:
Members: $10
Non-Members: $20
Email pratima@globalwa.org for member code.

REGISTER NOW


Event Details

Who:
Everyone

Where:
Global Washington Office

Date:
2017-07-14

Time:
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Address:
1601 Fifth Ave, Suite 1900
Seattle WA 98101

Cost:
Members: $10
Non-Members: $20

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June 22: Networking Happy Hour with Friends of GlobalWA, Humanosphere and World Affairs Council


Event Description

Meet others in the Seattle area who are engaged with or interested in international development. No registration required!

FREE to attend.

Who:
Everyone

When:
Thursday, June 22
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where:
Cuadra No. 32
2132 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121


Event Details

Who:
Everyone (no registration required)

Where:
Cuadra No. 32

Date:
2017-06-22

Time:
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Address:
2132 1st Ave
Seattle WA 98121

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