8 qualities to look for in trip participants

Before diving into the logistics of any nonprofit travel program, we must have clarity on who the right participants are for the trip. Any trip should be designed around one specific objective, with a clear understanding of the type of people that could help the organization achieve that objective. Whether your objective is to raise money, spread awareness, or recruit new Board members,  philanthropy without borders shares a few qualities that are essential when considering participants for your trips.

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Innovation Grant Opportunity at USAID

Development Innovation Ventures is USAID’s open innovation program that tests and scales creative solutions to any global development challenge. DIV provides tiered grant funding ($50,000 to $5 million) to test new ideas and refine solutions that demonstrate rigorous evidence of impact, cost-effectiveness, and a viable pathway to scale and sustainability. Anyone can apply. Click HERE for more information.

OHSU-PSU SPH is looking for community partners in program evaluation

The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, our GlobalPDX member, is seeking organizations to serve as community partners for a graduate course on program evaluation in Fall Term 2018 (September to December).  The organization needs to have a defined program for which it would like an evaluation designed, and needs to identify a contact person who will be the liaison with a student team.  Usually there are three formal contacts during the quarter, with the remainder of communication by email.  Organizations receive free evaluation consultation, and offer students a meaningful community-based experience.  The short time frame does not permit the students to also conduct the evaluation, but there may be opportunities for a student to return for a subsequent field experience to conduct the evaluation. If you are interested, please contact Prof. Eric Einspruch at [email protected], and he will send you more information and an application to be a partner.  Applications are due no later than September 14 in order to be considered for Fall Term, and will be reviewed as received. 

Faculty Seed Grant for Research Collaboration with GlobalPDX

The University of Oregon (UO) is keen to encourage collaboration between the university and GlobalPDX members.  One way of facilitating this is through the creation of a grant called the “Faculty Seed Grant for Research Collaboration with GlobalPDX.” Faculty at UO can apply for a grant to work with our members to draft a funding proposal for a collaborative research project.

This Seed Grant is intended to support the grant-writing process for a UO faculty member who develops a collaborative research project with a GlobalPDX partner organization.

Deadline for the UO-GlobalPDX Seed Grant is Friday, August 31 and application is available here.

New tool from Global Health Technologies Coalition allows for state-by-state analysis and quantifies economic and health benefits of US investments in global health Research and Development

The Global Health Technologies Coalition released a new tool this week which quantifies how federal funding to create cures and treatments to combat deadly global diseases is also generating considerable economic benefits for individual states.  The analysis also underscores the danger of ignoring neglected diseases, by enumerating how these diseases, assumed by many to only afflict the world’s poorest, also affect individuals across every state. Additionally, the analysis documents how local universities and research institutions are benefiting from these investments and identifies private-sector companies within each state that are working to advance new innovations to combat long-standing and emerging global health challenges.

To access the tool visit http://www.ghtcoalition.org/in-your-state