Oregon's Hub for Global Changemakers

Events, skill building, and networking for amplified global change

Local Happenings

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January is National Mentoring Month

Get matched with a local professional in this quick and easy program. Simply submit your name and your area of expertise/interest, and you will be matched with a compatible partner whose interests match yours. 

Questions? Reach out to [email protected]

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ShiftED Camp: Launch a Career You Love

About This Event Series
Calling all mission-driven hustlers, career changers and those who want to find their purpose, passion and make an impact.

Join us for a weeklong camp to gain the skills and knowledge that will enable you to fulfill your mission without burning out.

 The first step to doing work that matters is identifying what ignites passion, purpose, and satisfaction in your career and in you.

Podcast

The GlobalPDX Podcast Returns!

As we kick off the New Year, and try to navigate (both personally and professionally) the ever-changing world we find ourselves in, we are excited to continue this podcast and provide connection, content, and support to Oregon's Hub of Global Changemakers.

Listen in to the first 3 episodes of Season 2 on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or direct from our website.

Submit a speaker for Season 2. 

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.

Join a community that cares:

BECOME A MEMBER

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

SPEAK AT AN EVENT

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 a panelist in our upcoming 2021 Conference.

ENGAGE

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

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!

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.

Oregon's Hub For Global Changemakers

We unite people, organizations, and businesses into a community doing global good

Through this community we elevate ideas, connections, and conversations

With elevated potential, we enhance your ability to change the world

Our History

In 1996 Irene Tinker 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 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.