WE ARE
GLOBALPDX

Oregon-based leaders who dedicate our time to a vibrant and growing community.

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OUR MISSION

The people of Oregon care deeply about what is happening in the world – it’s in our roots! That is why we work to put Oregon’s community of changemakers on the map as a widely renowned hub inciting positive change around the globe.

OUR HISTORY

In 1996 Irene Tinker began hosting monthly mixers at her home, bringing together local folks who were changing the world through their work. Over micro brews and shared philosophy 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 supporting local academic pursuits and organizations.

With the support of these Founding Organizations, we elevate the local work of Global Changemakers.

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OUR ALLIES

Not-for-profit organizations • Foundations • Corporations • Higher education research units • Businesses focused on global changemaking Together, our members serve families and communities in more than 75 countries around the world, bringing health, happiness, equality, and harmony.

In 2017 Portland State University took GlobalPDX to the next level by developing a framework for supporting local academic pursuits and organizations.

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Our strengths

We elevate our members, bringing professionals together to create new ideas and partnerships, building a network of leaders who are addressing the world’s most complex problems.

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Collaboration

When our members partner up, they go further. We have seen it happen time and time again – and we want to help you do the same. 

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Creativity

We are a dynamic team with unique backgrounds and areas of expertise. We put our heads together to deliver you a network that is unique, supportive, and fun. 

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Openness

Building a community based on inclusion and equity, we make sure that our space is one where anyone can feel welcome. 

Stayin’ Scrappy

We know our members already invest so much in their work. We keep costs low so that everyone can be a part of the community we are building.

meet our team

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JENNIFER MILLER, GLOBALPDX INITIATIVE LEAD

Jennifer Miller serves as the GlobalPDX Initiative Lead and delights in uniting her love of Portland with her passion for global development. Jennifer is a Portland-based consultant for nonprofits and mission driven organizations, providing expert support when organizations hit stress points like milestone fundraising needs, internal conflict, and transformative strategic planning. She has worked with dozens of global development organizations, has visited over 30 countries, and has lived in Australia, Morocco, and most recently Mongolia where she completed her two year Peace Corps service.

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Andrea Johnson

Executive Director Green Empowerment Chair of GlobalPDX Steering Committee

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Sally Mudiamu

Deputy Executive Director of Global Engagement Portland State University

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Sarah Wardwell

Foreign Service Officer U.S. Department of State

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Naureen Khan

Marketing & Communications Manager SEDCOR

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Laura Hanson Bruno

Senior Director Metropolitan Group

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Michael Telford

International Development and Small Business Finance Specialist

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Founder and Executive Director Engines for Change

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Sheila Walters Matsuda

Intercultural Communications Specialist Global Services Corps

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Allie Petrina

Sr. Client Success Manager Idealist Consulting

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Kim Allchurch-Flick

Founder Mighty Epiphyte Consulting

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