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Strategic Consulting

Trust for the Americas a regional nonprofit working in Latin America and affiliated with the Organization of American States. We have designed their new strategic program called Democratizing Innovation in the Americas (DIA) to establish Innovation Centers as part of the extension of the POETA Program.

Global Impact a 60 year old global nonprofit.  Providing strategic guidance on new programs.

 Friendship Ambassadors Foundation a global nonprofit. Providing strategic guidance on growth strategy and helping design Un Youth Assembly track.

EcoSawa a new social enterprise working in Kenya. Providing strategic guidance and helping develop Spark Labs.

 

 

Convening Leaders

Seattle International Foundation -- designing, curating and convening the Seattle Philanthropy Forum that will bring together emerging philanthropists from all over the world and help them discover the best practices in global philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, and impact investing -- www.seaif.org/SeattlePhilanthropyForum.asp. 

Global Impact -- designing, curating and convening the Impact Creative an open space dialogue focused on achieving global change at the intersection of resource development, creativity and technology.  The Impact Creative is organized as a next generation think-tank with the goal of building enduring, diverse and multi-disciplinary networks of innovative leaders, thinkers and practitioners focused on building positive change in the world.

 

Teaching and Training

University of Washington, Bothell and University of Washington -- developing the Catalytic Innovation Lab and courses for undergraduate and graduate students on social innovation and entrepreneurship. 

University of Washington, Business School, Bothell -- Undergraduate Course on Business, Government and Society

Accelerating Social Transformation – August 7-12, is a partnership between the University of Washington’s Bothell School of Business and the Catalytic Innovators Group. Geared toward professionals in the social good/development space, this course is designed to help you think broader and deeper by learning from leading organizations and experts on effectively adapting to change.

Over the week, participants will learn fresh approaches to social development and better understand how to effectively combine innovative solutions with technology and policy to accelerate social transformation.

For more information and registration please visit:  Accelerating Social Transformation or contact me at akhtarb@uw.edu