Global Washington

Seattle, WA |
Joined in August 2007

About Us

Global Washington supports and promotes the global development sector in Washington State. Composed of nonprofit organizations, corporations, small businesses, and research institutions, Global Washington is a catalyst for strengthening the sector and our member organizations by leveraging resources, increasing visibility, sharing best practices, and advocating around education, global engagement and foreign policy.

  • Global Washington convenes members to generate opportunities for growth;
  • Global Washington strengthens member organizations to increase their impact; and
  • Global Washington advocates across key development issues at the local, national, and global level.

Consider becoming a member of Global Washington to take full advantage of the work we are doing to promote and support the global development sector in Washington. Visit our Career Center to view or post jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities.


Global Washington convenes members to generate new opportunities for growth.

Global Socials: Convening by Region or by Issue

Washington State has an amazing range of organizations and people working in global development. Global Washington’s global socials offer a central hub at which these diverse entities can connect, share and strategize to build the next chapter of our common global future. There are countless groups based in Washington that are directing their energy and resources to your region or issue. Join us to network with members from small and large non-profits, educational institutions, philanthropy and businesses who all share something in common: a passion for development work in YOUR region or around YOUR focus issue.

A Directory And Map Of Groups Located In Washington State Active In Global Development Issues In The Developing World: Global Washington supports and updates the Global Washington Directory, which provides key contact information about the sector and features organization descriptions, programs, fields and countries of expertise, and a dynamic interactive map.

Monthly Newsletter: Global Washington’s monthly e-newsletter is filled with practical news and information for busy global development professionals wanting to stay in-the-know. Members are encouraged to contribute announcements and event information.

Calendar of Events: Global Washington maintains a calendar of events in the state of Washington that are of interest to our members, and highlights events sponsored by our member organizations.


Global Washington strengthens member organizations to increase their impact.

Capacity Building Trainings: Global Washington offers capacity building meetings and workshops that focus on leveraging the skills and increasing the reach of our member organizations.

Public Relations: Global Washington funds and supports media and public relations opportunities for our members.

Volunteer Matching: Washington enhances volunteerism through placement at member organizations in interesting and engaging global development volunteer opportunities.

Annual Conference: Global Washington holds a conference in December to bring together experts and practitioners from across the global development sector. Beyond its practical outcomes, the conference provides broad exposure for our member organizations to potential customers, corporate leaders and the global development community at large.


Global Washington works across the nonprofit, business, academic and government sectors to increase and improve global education and engagement, advocate for key policy reforms related to global development, and help to raise Washington’s profile as a hub for global development worldwide.

Education and Global Engagement: The phrase “it takes a village to raise a child” shows how many different people are involved in education. Global Washington’s strength is convening groups across sectors, from business to academic, that have a stake in global education and engagement. Global Washington advocates to place global learning at the heart of K-12, higher education and community education curriculum.

Advocacy: Global Washington’s policy goals are twofold: 1) To increase the voice of members and the state regarding federal global development policy and use the expertise in global development within the state to influence federal policies; and 2) To create a forum for member organizations to advance their institutional advocacy efforts.

Raising Washington’s Global Profile: Global Washington works to promote the state of Washington as a hub of global development activity, where business leaders, academics, nonprofit professionals and other thought leaders work collaboratively to build a better world. Every two years, Global Washington assesses the state of the State in global development, and periodically publishes other research and reports related to global development and Washington State.

Global Washington supports and promotes the global development sector in Washington State. Composed of nonprofit organizations, corporations, small businesses, and research institutions, Global Washington is a catalyst for…

Issue Areas Include

  • Economic Development
  • International Relations
  • International Relations
  • Philanthropy
  • Volunteering


  • 500 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, United States
    Suite 800

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