Oregon's Hub for Global Changemakers

Events, skill building, and networking for amplified global change

Local Happenings

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Pacific Council's fellowship program: Amplify

The Pacific Council wishes to cultivate local-to-global leaders by serving as a project accelerator and profile-builder for early to mid-career professionals.

The Council seeks to be a national advocate for diversity in foreign policy and a stimulator of local-to-global initiatives from the western United States; therefore, it is our hope that this program will amplify the voices and leadership of Black, Indigenous, and communities of color who have been traditionally underrepresented in foreign affairs.

New GlobalPDX Podcast with Sankar Raman of Immigrant Story

New GlobalPDX Podcast Episode

           Combatting Hate Crimes: The Immigrant Story           with Sankar Raman

In this time of intense reckoning with our nation's history of racially motivated violence and discrimination against America's immigrants, one Oregon non-profit is working tirelessly to confront such intolerance by telling the stories of Oregon's immigrants. 

Happy Hour with Green Empowerment

Green Empowerment Happy Hour

Nerd out with a splash of international development trivia. Travel to Peru and beyond through a short film. And network with others across the globe who are passionate about creating a more equitable world.

Whether you’re a long-time supporter or just interested in learning more about their work, Green Empowerment invites you to kick back and relax at their Virtual Happy Hour event!

Our Mission

Put Oregon's community of changemakers on the map as a widely renowned hub inciting positive change around the world.

We are uniting the Oregon-based global development community into a thriving, collaborative, and high-impact network of people and organizations with global reach.

Due to COVID 19, GlobalPDX has postponed all in-person events until further notice. 

Check out these opportunities to engage virtually:

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY ALLY CATALOG

This new program connects people in our area with experts on their topic of interest. Whether a student, young professional, expert, or retiree, lend your voice to this catalyst of connectivity!

LEAD A VIRTUAL SESSION

We are always looking for experts in their field to share their expertise, whether through a virtual Lunch & Learn, as a guest on our podcast, or as an interviewee for our member spotlights.

ENGAGE

Check out upcoming international development events around Oregon (trainings, networking, workshops, lectures, and more) 

BECOME A MEMBER

Have your INGO, academic institution, foundation, social enterprise or business join Global PDX today!

EMBRACE GLOBAL CHANGE MAKERS

Learn more about the Oregon based organizations doing extraordinary work abroad in over 100 countries.

SHARE AN IDEA

We exist to support you - ever hesitate to reach out and share an idea of what we can be doing to strengthen your involvement in our community.

Virtual Sessions

GlobalPDX hosts monthly virtual sessions highlighting speakers who are experts in

amplifying your voice and elevating your impact.

Our History

In 1996 Irene began "Dev Drinks", an informal global development group in her home. It was in these meetings, over micro brews and shared philosophy, that GlobalPDX was born. In 2012 Green Empowerment helped transform these informal gatherings into a strategic networking events for the global development Community. In 2017 Portland State University took GlobalPDX to the next level by developing a framework for GlobalPDX to support local academic pursuits and organizations around Oregon. Ever since GlobalPDX has focused on elevating the impact of globally conscious organizations and amplifying the voices of the passionate individuals of Portland.

A big thanks to our founding Steering Committee Member Organizations who continue to guide the development of GlobalPDX.

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Membership Benefits

Whether your organization has one employee or 1000, you identify as a start-up or a seasoned organization, or are seeking a new network, we have something for you...

  • Small INGOs & social enterprises | Promotion to the community and funders, training and shared resources, networking with other organizations, and advertising job, internship or volunteer positions.
  • Large INGOs | GlobalPDX will promote your organization, help recruit talented Fellows and employees, and connect you to academic institutions. We will promote high value partnerships with other members on proposals.
  • Academic institutions | GlobalPDX is committed to enabling academic programs to connect with practitioners in the field. In addition, we promote your institution, help publicize your research, and assist in placing your students into fellowships and internships.
  • Businesses & BCorps Organizations | Direct access to organizations to partner with or sponsor. Promotion of your brand to socially conscience and internationally minded groups.
  • Foundations & Funders | Foster partnerships, become a thought-leader in the field, and support meaningful international development projects. GlobalPDX can help ensure that you are supporting meaningful and impactful projects and partners.