Global Washington’s annual conference is well known and well respected for convening the international development community on the West Coast. Participants include NGO practitioners, corporate sustainability executives, research experts, philanthropists and others working on global issues.
Global Washington is the only organization in Washington state that makes connections among companies and nonprofits working in global development, leading to partnerships that result in innovative products and solutions and a greater impact in the world.
Scott Jackson, CEO of Global Impact, explains how the organization helps companies and nonprofits achieve their humanitarian missions. The author of Take Me with You: One Person’s Journey to Find the Charity Within, Jackson discusses how the US Pacific Northwest influence is so strong.
Microsoft’s Cameron Birge describes the tech giant’s humanitarian efforts around the world. Microsoft integrated it’s philanthropic work into the company like other business units. “Helping the world to become a better place” has become a part of Microsoft’s essential framework.
David Owens from World Vision describes how one of Earth’s largest NGOs works to help people overcome horrendous challenges. From famine in Africa to war in Syria to natural disasters in the US, World Vision works locally to address problems.
From someone who knows, girls in developing countries can make a huge positive impact. Shelmina Abji, UN Foundation’s Adviser on the Girl Up initiative, discusses how girls can succeed with opportunity in some of the world’s most difficult places.