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Keynote Presentation by Our Children's Trust

Our Children's Trust is grabbing headlines across the country as the world’s only not-for-profit law firm representing young people and their legal right to a safe climate. Join us on October 6th to hear Mathew dos Santos speak about their recent #YouthvGov win in Montana, and the current case in Oregon as we explore the legal frontlines of the climate crisis.

This Keynote Presentation exemplifies the spirit of our conference—bringing together legal expertise, youth empowerment, and the urgent need to address the climate crisis within the context of human rights.


Sponsor the 2023 GlobalPDX Conference

We cordially invite esteemed organizations to become sponsors of the 2023 GlobalPDX Conference, an exceptional event focused on the vital intersection of climate change and human rights.

As a sponsor, your organization will have a unique opportunity to showcase its commitment to sustainability, social responsibility, and global development while gaining valuable exposure among a diverse audience of professionals and thought leaders.

Join us in shaping a more equitable and sustainable future by supporting this transformative conference in Portland, Oregon.


Job Post: Development Coordinator

Join the CREATE! Team: Development Coordinator Role 

Passionate about sustainable development and empowering women? Here's your chance to make a difference! CREATE is dedicated to sustainable development in rural West Africa, focusing on clean water, food security, and more.

Part-time role in Eugene, Oregon. Collaborate with our U.S. co-Executive Director.


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:


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


We are always looking for experts in their field to share their knowledge, whether hosting a Lunch & Learn, as a guest on our podcast, or as a panelist in our upcoming 2023 Conference.


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


Our Youtube Channel is a library of all recorded virtual sessions with expert speakers from every arena of Global Development


Learn more about the Oregon based organizations doing extraordinary work abroad in over 70 countries.


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 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.

Membership Benefits

Whether your organization has one employee or 1000, you identify as a start-up or a seasoned organization, or you are simply ready for a new network, GlobalPDX is 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 OrganizationsDirect 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.