Preview Questions: Working with International Organizations

Working with International Organizations

We are welcoming Ruth Dawson from Missions That Matter. Ruth has a deep passion for understanding situations surrounding complex emergencies and conflict driven migration. She has taken that passion with her as she works with international organizations and with national organizations that serve international communities, issues and projects. She has consulted with and worked in nonprofit organizations in the United States, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Central America, South America and Africa. A significant part of her work has been with refugees, immigrants and survivors of torture, genocide, human trafficking and ethnic cleansing. She has also worked with organizations providing services including case management, foster care and adoption, direct social services, mental health, health and wellness, housing, legal assistance, and environmental education and advocacy. Ruth has extensive experience working with nonprofits at local, regional, national, and international levels – direct service, management, and development – and spent several years at the Foundation Center. 

Ruth has developed the following questions for the GrantChat community to discuss Working with International Organization on 9/15/15

Q1:  Are you experienced in working with international organizations (US based or other) and/or ethnic organizations (US based)? #grantchat

Q2: What challenges have you encountered in working with international organizations and/or ethnic organizations?#grantchat

Q3: How have you built trust with people and organizations, especially those with different cultures? #grantchat

Q4: What key elements contribute most to your success working in international/ culturally different organizations or environments? #grantchat

Q5: What differences do you make in your approach/work with international or ethnic based organizations?  #grantchat

Q6: What mistakes have you made and what changes did you make as a result?  #grantchat

Q7: Have you found that international and/or ethnic organizations encounter difficulty in obtaining grant funding? Why/why not ?  #grantchat

Q8: Have you had to work with a translator? How did you prepare and was this positive, negative, or both? #grantchat

Q9:  How do you prepare to work with a culturally different organization? Do you have some favorite resources? #grantchat

Q10:  What are your top tips/tools/advice for new grant pros to effectively manage international or culturally different organizations?  #grantchat


We are looking forward to having you join us on September 15, 2015 at 12 pm ET for ‘Working with International Organizations’ with @meRuthAnne on on @Grant_Chat, sponsored by Smartegrants @smartegrants and co-moderated by Jo Miller @JM_grants, Diane Leonard @DianeHLeonard and Michelle Loftis @mlloftis.



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