GlobalPDX members work in well over 100 countries in diverse fields such as health care, disaster response, economic development, energy infrastructure, improved cookstoves, water delivery, and women’s empowerment. GlobalPDX members are at the cutting edge of international development program delivery, research and technology. Read about member’s activities on the News page. GlobalPDX is a hub of resources and partnerships in Oregon.

Member Highlights - Learning Your Community One Face at a Time

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Meet Our Writer

Abby Rodgers is a global communications major at Walla Walla University. She is passionate about photography and service. Her passion for service led her to become a student missionary in Bangladesh for 6 months. She is excited to partner with GlobalPDX and make new connections in the global service community.

Our Members


Green Empowerment works with local partners around the world to strengthen communities by delivering renewable energy and safe clean water.

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We serve and sustain a vibrant urban region through our creativity, collective knowledge and expertise; We are dedicated to collaborative learning, innovative research, sustainability and community engagement; We educate a diverse community of lifelong learners; And our research and teaching have global impact.

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The mission of Medical Teams International is to demonstrate the love of Christ to people affected by disaster, conflict, and poverty around the world.

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Brand marketing for the greater good. Founded in 2011, GoodGallagher is a brand strategy + design consultancy for the purpose-driven economy. We champion the causes, nonprofits, good companies, and social entrepreneurs making this a better place for all.

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Philanthropy without Borders is a consultancy that provides strategic guidance to nonprofits and travel operators on philanthropic travel and voluntourism.

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Oregon's largest university draws people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. As the best public research university in the state we go wherever the challenges are, push ourselves to the very edge of what’s known and keep going.

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Helping You Protect Vast Areas in the Heart of the Living Planet

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Health In Harmony engages community-led solutions for human health and the health of our planet.

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We teach quilting to impoverished women in Kenya, including obstetric fistula survivors, and young sexual assault survivors. We help women gain the skills and self-confidence to become economically independent and assist the girls to complete their education.


Empower energy-deficient communities by implementing renewable energy systems worldwide.


Our mission is to place the power of humanitarian aid in the hands of survivors of natural disasters.

We provide survivors of natural disasters with the skills and tools needed to self-determine and manage their community's rebuilding.


We have the mission of helping rural populations in the developing world cope with water, food, and fuel shortages resulting from the impact of climate change on their communities.


African Clean Energy is a Dutch-South African social enterprise focused on enabling decentralised access to clean energy to rural households in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

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We are a Christian organization committed to a world where every child has a loving and secure home. We help strengthen vulnerable families, care for orphans, and find adoptive families for kids.

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Travel Doctor 365 is for travel essentials; our product translates your medical history should you have a medical issue abroad.

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BamCashea [bam-kah-shay] invests in women, farmers, and working-age-youth by improving local circular agricultural economies in Ghana.

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At Mighty Epiphyte our aim is to know and understand your social enterprise business, help you develop your strategic marketing and business strategy, and walk you through the B Corp and Benefit Company Certifications, and re-certifications so smoothly that you are never distracted from the good work you do every day.

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Global Development and Justice is an M.A. program at Multnomah University focusing on equipping students in compassion initiatives, poverty alleviation, and combatting injustices.

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The mission of the Rafiki Village Project is to improve health, increase literacy, and promote economic prosperity in Tanzania by financing specific community projects in Tanzanian villages.

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Mercy Corps empowers people to survive through crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good.

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Women-owned and operated, STCK Design is a creative agency for mission-driven organizations and entities. As a team of artists, scientists, and industry professionals, we work to develop and strengthen communication strategies, content creation, and web presence for your brand.

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Whole Child specializes in relationship-centered care for children – responsive, consistent care that engenders stable attachments and trusting bonds between children and their primary caregivers.

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GPSEN connects diverse organizations in a network that multiplies our capacity to educate, empower, and engage for a sustainable future.


"Helping Hands Around the World plans to provide 3 Mono Pump Wells to provide clean drinking water that would benefit 800,000 people in the Gokana, Nigeria region. We are seeking partners to help us expand our efforts so that we can change the future for families, minimize the spread of these deadly diseases, and improve the quality of life for the Gokana, Nigeria region. "

World Oregon

The mission of the World Oregon is to broaden public awareness and understanding of international affairs and to engage Oregonians with the world. 


Wanderwell is a social enterprise travel insurance agency committed to guiding travelers towards comprehensive, yet cost-effective plans, giving you peace of mind on your adventures.