Over 5 years, San Francisco based nonprofit Mama Hope has developed an effective, people-first model of international development that has transformed the lives of more than 100,000 people.
Now, a new fellowship called the First Fifth Institute has arisen to meet the growing demand for experience in international development and increased capacity at local project sites. Global Advocates (fellows) participate in a carefully constructed, 9-month program that provides instructional career training, real leadership opportunity, and hands-on experience including a 3-month stay in Africa as a program manager.
The ProInspire Fellowship targets sector switchers who want to join a nonprofit to use their skills for social impact. Managing for Success targets managers who are already working at nonprofits and want to build their skills through professional development and peer support. First round of applications are due January 12th.
ProInspire is building the next generation of nonprofit leaders by expanding the talent pipeline, developing professionals, and increasing diversity. We are passionate catalysts of outstanding performance.
Mercy Corps is an International non-profit organization whose mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities across the globe. Mercy Corps manages programs in 43 countries, with a FY13 budget of $275 million. Mercy Corps has been working in Liberia since 2002, and is strongly committed to supporting the social integration and economic empowerment of Liberian youth through its programs, which focus on the sectors of youth employment, entrepreneurship and social development.
The intern will be involved across these work areas, including: 1) Building on existing learning resources to conduct developmental evaluations and lesson learning from across the program portfolio – understanding what is working, what is not, and why; 2)Program design – identifying opportunities for phase 2 programming, conducting needs assessments (inside and possibly outside Monrovia) and potentially writing components of proposals; 3) Program implementation – supporting the team where needed for ongoing design of activities, methodologies, and curricula; 4) Reporting and documentation – writing reports for donors, collecting case studies, and writing blogs etc. For more information, click here.
LIVING CONDITIONS: The position will be based in Monrovia, and may require some travel outside the capital. Liberia is recovering from 14 years of war and instability. Security has improved and Mercy Corps staff travels throughout the country to program sites. Monrovia and towns in outlying areas are generally safe though nighttime travel and activities should be considered carefully. Life in Monrovia is still basic but very comfortable, with a young and vibrant expatriate scene and supermarkets full of western goods at western prices. It is however an expensive place to live, and interns should expect monthly costs at least as high as they would experience at home.
“Social media has to lead somewhere and although you may well want to eventually raise money, don’t treat your social media contacts like an ATM. Don’t just demand money.” — Beth Kanter, Author of Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media
Today in the 21st century, both our infrastructures and communications networks operate largely on the internet. Consequently, social media has become a powerful means to share information and build any type of organization, whether it needs fundraising, advertising, public relations etc. No matter what career field, social media training and expertise is an increasingly valuable tool for professionals.
This January 2014, Beth Kanter will offer a two-day workshop that will help participants create an integrated communications strategy makes effective use of social networks, as well as other digital tools and tactics. The workshop is currently available in the IPSS portfolio of j-term offerings but open to all MIIS students. Beth who is an internationally recognized trainer, has developed and implemented effective sector capacity building programs that help organizations integrate social media, network building, and relationship marketing best practices. Workshop content is based on Beth’s two recently published books: The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit.
Trainings for this workshop are scheduled on Friday, January 17 and Monday, January 20. Topics will include organizational networking strategies and integrated digital strategy that focuses on social media engagement, content creation, measurement and organizational learning. Those results may be increased brand awareness, fundraising, inspiring and mobilizing stakeholders to take action, or outreach. The course will also help participants develop a professional learning and networking strategy that will deepen the impact of their internship and support their career goals.
Course title: Networked International Organizations: Using Networks, Measurement, and Social Media for Learning That Leads To Impact
Banner registration: IPSS, CRN 20788
Regular spring tuition rates apply. No additional program fees are required for full-time students.
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DPMI Plus Fall 2013 Colloquium Schedule
Friday, December 13th, 10:00am-12:20pm PST
Join via webinar or in-person in the McCone Boardroom
10:00: Richard Hansen, MPA 2013
Kiva – Peru
10:20: Ashley Anderson, MPA 2013
UNHCR – Geneva
10:40: Dawn Kleint, MPA 2013
UNHCR – Geneva
11:00: Cristina Lopez, MPA 2013
Pact – D.C.
11:20: Alex Dunkel, MAIPS 2013
11:40 Manuel Martinez, MPA 2013
UNLiREC – Peru
12:00 Sarah White, MAIPS 2013 (tentative)
World Bank – D.C.
Learn more about the DPMI Plus program.
This list of books on Rwanda was developed by DPMI Rwanda instructor, Marie Laugharn and DPMI Rwanda student, Grace Proctor. Enjoy! (more…)
Winter 2014 Opportunities:
Chile Practicum: Transitional Injustice, Human Rights, and Chile’s Vulnerable Populations
Professors: Dr. Jan Black with Global Majority and guest Dr. Fusun Akarsu
When: 4-unit January course (IPSG 8672) and trip to Chile January 5-22
Register: Register in Bannerweb and email firstname.lastname@example.org by December 13
Spring Break 2014:
China Practicum: Shanghai Free Trade Zone
Professors: Drs. Liang Zhang and Robert Rogowsky
Cuba Practicum: Changing Course for Changing Times
Professors: Dr. Jan Black with Global Exchange
When: 4-unit spring course (IPSG 8530) and spring break Cuba trip March 15-23
Are you still undecided on what course to take during J-term? For the first time, MIIS students can now register for International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) workshops. The workshops offered this J-term are the following:
- Networked International Organizations: Using Networks, Measurement, and Social Media for Learning That Leads To Impact: The instructor, Beth Kanter, is an internationally recognized trainer and award-winning book author. Beth was named “one of the most influential women in technology” by Forbes and one of Business Week’s “voices of social innovation.” This workshop introduces the essential tools and skills required to implement an effective social media strategy. Participants will learn to streamline communications, lead outreach campaigns, improve fundraising techniques, and mobilize stakeholders. CRN 20788 (1 Credit)
- High-Value Organizational Consulting: This workshop will be taught by Dr. Beryl Levinger , organizational expert and successful government, nonprofit, and private-sector consultant, with help from our alumnus Vladimir Cernavskis (Moscow, McKinsey Associates). Participants will learn tools for analyzing an organization, its culture, its approach to meeting mission, and ecosystem analysis. They will also master key skills for effective organizational consulting including client reconnaissance; client relationship management; and the creation of value-added consultant deliverables. CRN 20784 (1 Credit)
- Designing/Evaluating Interventions: The instructor of this course is MIIIS alumnus Vladimir Cernavskis, Principal at McKinsey & Company, Moscow. The workshop will cover basic tools and steps involved in designing successful interventions (i.e. projects and programs) and effectively evaluating these interventions. Students will be prepared to assist the growing number of organizations across various specializations that are trying to establish more systematic design and evaluation systems. CRN 20785 (1 Credit)
- Quantitative Data Analysis: In this workshop, MIIS alumnus Kevin Morenzi will teach students that as a massive amount of quantitative data becomes readily available, organizations and decisions are becoming increasingly data-driven. As is common in the workplace, students will learn how this data can be analyzed in Excel without the need for more sophisticated software. CRN 20786 (1 Credit)
- Applied Qualitative Data: Collection/Analysis: Erika Takada, the Senior Research Associate at Harder+Company Community Research will teach students tools essential for systematically analyzing qualitative data as a professional in the government, nonprofit, or private sectors. CRN 20787 (1 Credit)
Peace Corps Veteran and MPA student Molly McMills new program director at YMCA Monterey County: Monterey Herald
IPS Alumna Sabina Khan published on Iran in The Tribune
Start with yourself: the tools from Net Impact in this link are designed to help you focus your priorities and personal values, to lead you to the next step in your professional planning. Explore Net Impact for more inspirations, guidelines, and motivation.
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