This event will provide a space for mutual exchange among
students who share an interest in starting an NGO or are running a start-up
NGO. The goal is to provide a learning environment for students to discuss and
share their experiences on challenges, solutions, and best practices.
Program on Latin America and
Co-sponsored by the
Transnational NGO Initiative
and Solutions of Starting an NGO
How do you get from ideas to
implementation? Why would you start an NGO rather than joining one? How do you
get donors when you have nothing to raise money for (no projects yet)? What are
some of the challenges after you start the organization (or of maintaining it)?
Allyson Goldsmith is the founder and Executive Director of ELEVEate, an
organization which helps girls obtain an education in Senegal, and is also
currently completing a dual masters in Public Administration and International
Relations at the Maxwell School.
Rose Marie Cromwell is a co-founder and co-director of Cambio Creativo, a
grassroots organization facilitating educational workshops in Coco Solo,
Panama, and is currently completing her MFA in Art Photography at Syracuse
Roman Yavich is a co-founder of Comunidad Connect, a community development
non-profit in Nicaragua, and a current graduate student at SUNY ESF.
Nicolas Hernandez is co-founder and former director (4 years) of Ocasa, an NGO
that works with youth promoting transparency and citizen participation in
All are welcome, but if
possible please rsvp to Flavia Rey de Castro at firstname.lastname@example.org to help us
estimate our food order.
April 4, 2012
5:30 – 7:30 pm
220 Eggers Hall