Global Washington’s 8th Annual Conference


Bell Harbor International Conference Center
Seattle, WA

Early Bird Price: $150 (members) // $200 (non-members)
Email for member discount code.

Early Bird rate ends Monday, August 15

Regular Price: $200 (members) // $275 (non-members)

Keynote Speakers

Sheri Flies, Assistant General Merchandise Manager, Global Sourcing, Costco Wholesale Corporation

Sheri Flies
Assistant General Merchandise Manager, Global Sourcing
Costco Wholesale Corporation

Mary Snapp Corporate Vice President and President, Microsoft Philanthropies

Mary Snapp
Corporate Vice President and President
Microsoft Philanthropies


Bringing Down the Walls

Bringing Down the Walls

Building Networks and Strengthening Collaborations for Greater Impact

Is your nonprofit organization striving to “get to scale” and create meaningful relationships for greater mission impact?

The desire for cross-sector collaboration is a quintessential trait for the modern nonprofit. Strong and impactful networks, however, are not achieved by implementing a technological system or strategy. Foundation and nonprofit leaders must change the way they work in fundamental ways, shifting their mindsets from the organization to the network as the primary vehicle for impact. HDC and GlobalWA invite our members and the community at large to participate in a day of learning focused on the Networked Nonprofit.

Jane Wei Skillern PicJane Wei-Skillern, Phd.
Associate Professor, UC Berkeley

Session 1: Jane Wei-Skillern will lead participants through a common set of operating principles that all successful networks share. Jane will explore the four counter-intuitive principles she has identified through years of research, and will work through case examples of high impact networks with session participants.


David Sawyer
Partner, Converge for Impact

david ehrlichman David Ehrlichman
Partner, Converge for Impact

Session 2: David Sawyer and David Ehrlichman, with Converge for Impact, will conduct small group exercises and discussion to equip participants with critical skills for applying a networked approach to their work to enable collaborative efforts to thrive.


September 20, 2016
9:00am – 4:00pm

Smart Buildings Center
1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110
Seattle, WA 98144

Full Day Session (9am – 4pm)
GloablWA and HDC members: $75
Non-members: $120

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To get the most out of this workshop, we encourage all participants to attend both sessions. However, the morning and afternoon sessions are available separately for those individuals unable to attend both. Please note that lunch will only be provided to participants attending the entire day.

Morning session only (9am to noon) : $45 for members/ $70 for non-members

Afternoon session only (noon to 4pm): $45 for members/ $70 for non-members

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

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

FREE to attend.


Thursday, Aug 18
6:00pm – 8:00pm

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

Accelerating for Social Transformation Certification Course

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A one-week professional development certification course

August 7-12, 2016

This exciting new certificate program will explore the changing dynamics of social investments and provide insights to create the next wave of innovation and progress.

We invite you to participate in Accelerating for Social Transformation, a week-long course in which you will think broader and deeper and learn from some of the leading thinkers and organizations on perceiving and adapting to change. This new course is a partnership between the University of Washington Bothell School of Business and the Catalytic Innovators Group.

Certification Facilitator

The program is curated and facilitated by Dr. Akhtar Badshah, Global Washington board member and seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in international development managing a corporate philanthropic program and co-founding a global nonprofit for social enterprise. Badshah has taught architecture and urban development at MIT and is a published author, and an acclaimed international speaker. View more featured experts.

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