Workshop 1: Finding the Money to Accomplish the Mission: Essentials of a Successful Fundraising Program
Friday, November 18, 2:00pm

For NGOs throughout the world, coping with the lack of public funding has become a way of life in recent years. In the wake of these cutbacks, NGOs have found it necessary to be more creative when seeking out alternative means of finding the money to accomplish their mission. These have come by way of business and corporate sponsorships of programs, projects, conferences, sports, music, youth, fundraising and special events.

This powerful session, "Finding the Money to Accomplish the Mission: Essentials of a Successful Fundraising Program in the 21st Century," provides a guide to securing successful, sustainable corporate sponsorships that will provide financial stability, increased visibility, and help your NGO achieve its mission. International Fundraising and Sponsorship expert Anthony B. Miles walks you through the essentials of a successful corporate fundraising program. You will learn howto: determine how much sponsorship dollars you can realistically raise, pick the right sponsorship categories that will fund you, identify and price what you have to offer sponsors, work-up customized proposals that your sponsors simply can't refuse, double or triple your effectiveness by partnering with local radio, TV and newspapers.

Anthony Miles

Anthony Miles is North America's leading authority on grassroots sponsorship, and one of the world's leading authorities in economic empowerment. He is founder/director of the US Sponsorship Resource Center and author of the Sponsorship Recruitment 101-102: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents, Individuals and Organizations Seeking Sponsorship. Mr. Miles is also Founder and President of Miles International, a full-service training and consulting firm specializing in helping not-for-profits, churches, entrepreneurs, and franchisers meet their funding objectives. The diversity of his work is reflected in the variety of people he has helped, including comedian Tommy Davidson; recording artists Boyz II Men and NAJEE; as well as organizations such as NIKE, Thomas Kemper, First Interstate Bank and Power Bar. Mr. Miles has founded five companies in industries as varied as performance improvement consulting to a real estate rehab business. He is the recipient of over 50 community service, business and leadership awards.

Workshop 2: Technology and NGOs
Friday, November 18, 2:00pm

John L. German, Director of Non-Profit Computing, will facilitate, and describe how NPC (non-profit computing) helps nonprofit / non-governmental organizations (NGOs) figure out how they could be using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to accomplish more of their mission. Examined will be how to get from where you are now to where you want to go, sooner and more surely, by looking at the best uses of technology by others (bring examples you really like), identifying what actually makes sense and is realistic for you to do about technology, technology planning, acquisition of hardware and software, training, consulting, Internet resources, support networks, communities of practice, professional societies and associations -- all aimed at helping your organization find the right help and get the best results and value for your investment of time, effort, and resources (bring information that has helped you most with technology, to pool with and help others).

If your organization is doing something really useful or interesting with technology, come to this workshop and show us all, and if you know what your organization needs technology to help you do, come to this workshop and tell us all, so people who have solutions can match up with people who need them, and we can all pool our best ideas about how to fulfill WANGO member organizations' technology needs.

John L. German

Mr. John German is Director of Non-Profit Computing, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization best known for arranging computer donations, procurement, and logistics worldwide. He is also an Alternative Representative to the United Nations, and a member of the board of trustees, for People to People International, an organization founded by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Mr. German also serves as Co-Chair for the International Service Division of The Rotary Club of New York and is advising and assisting in the creation of Trees for Peace.

In addition, he is the NGO representative for the Technical Subgroup of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group on Informatics for the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations Informatics (informally, the Informatics Working Group), and Senior Advisor for the United Nations Public-Private Alliance for Rural Development.

Mr. German has made invited presentations or arranged official events at major United Nations conferences and has participated actively in the negotiation and drafting of official United Nations documents. He works with people at many levels and of many different backgrounds and specialties at the United Nations and related agencies as well as in the NGO and business communities and in governments. His advice and assistance to the United Nations on assistive hearing for delegates who use hearing aids has led to the official adoption by the United Nations of the solution he introduced there. His areas of focus at the United Nations include information and communication technologies, disabilities, philanthropy, and governance -- the rise of civil society in the international system. Much of his work involves cross-cutting issues, recognizing needs and opportunities, convening or arranging support for initiatives, projects, programs and the like, and putting people and projects together.

His paid-job career, after living and working briefly in South Africa, was in international banking, first with a major Brazilian banking group, in Brazil, and then with Citibank, in Brazil and then in the USA. He was born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) and Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration (Harvard Business School).

Workshop 3: Converting Good Ideas Into Effective Action by Asking Five Questions
Friday, November 18, 2:00pm

Utilizing management consultant Peter Drucker's Self-Assessment Tool, this practical session will help organization leaders to learn and apply successful leadership principles to a project or program for which they have responsibility. Participants will examine their missions; learn how to determine their primary customers, the individuals whose life is changed through their work; learn how to find out what their customers value; determine what result to expect, in terms of changed lives, behavior, circumstances, health, competence, capacity, and hopes; and define the place they wish to be and how to get there.

Dr. Charles T. Phillips

Dr. Charles Phillips is CEO and President of Service for Peace. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Bridgeport, where he implements community based learning in courses on nonprofit management, leadership, and advocacy. Dr. Phillips is also Chairperson for the MLK Initiative at the University of Bridgeport. He has presented Drucker's Self Assessment Tool at such events as the National Conference on Volunteering and Service. Dr. Phillips has lectured extensively throughout China, Mongolia, Indonesia, India and the former countries of the Soviet Union on the role of service in fostering a just and civil society and the role of advocacy in social reform. Dr. Phillips has extensive experience in volunteer management and leadership in the United States, Russia, Ukraine and China.

Dr. Donna D. Lenaghan

Donna D. Lenaghan is an Associate Professor in Graduate Studies, and Director of the Educational Computing and Technologies Program, Adrian Dominican School of Education, Barry University, Florida, U.S. She is also a designated Intel Train-the-Trainer Fellow, IBM IT Scholar, and Palm Education Training Coordinator. Dr. Lenaghan has presented workshops on brain-based learning and educational technology interventions at Dublin City University, Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg, South Africa, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo and within the conference offerings of the World Futures Society and the World Conference on Health Education. She has authored numerous articles for professional print and e-based publications, as well as produced video and related workshop education materials. Dr. Lenaghan earned a B.S. at Salem College, an M.S. in Organizational Development and Non-Profit Management at University College within the University of Maryland, a CAGS in education and an Ed.D. in adult and continuing education at the College of Education within Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and an Ed.S. in educational computing and technologies at Barry University. She earned certifications in Adolescent Women's Studies at University of Minnesota and in Community Health Strategies at University-College, Galway, Ireland.

Workshop 4: Best Practices in Fundraising
Friday, November 18, 4:30pm

One of the most critical issues that non-governmental organizations face is ensuring financial sustainability for their good works to continue. This session will offer successful models that have been implemented by organizations in both developed and developing nations. Included will be a description of raising funds via special events, setting up businesses, project income, fees for service, and so forth.

Special events, which are an invaluable component of fundraising, are also an important source of unrestricted funds.  A presentation will be given on one such special event, the Rainforest Alliance's Annual Fundraising Gala—in the spring of 2006 they will hold their 16th Gala.  Highlighted will be the organization's process in making each Gala more successful than the one before—how it started small and has developed into a grand scale event, what worked and did not work along the way.  Also discussed will be the strategy involved in the planning and execution of the event. 

Karl W. Opperman (Chair)

Mr. Karl Opperman serves as President of ANDECO (International Network of Promoters of Ecotourism in Andalucia), a non-profit, non-governmental organization located in Spain, and with a national and international membership. The mission of ANDECO is to preserve the living heritage of Andalucia, its biological, cultural and ethnic diversity, demonstrating that it is possible to live harmoniously with the environment, and its principle focus is through the promotion of ecotourism. Andalucía is situated at the south of the Iberian Peninsula between two seas, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, and two continents, Europe and Africa. The regions of Andalucía have a very wide range of flora and fauna thanks to their geographical position, climatic variety and geological history. Mr. Opperman also is President of Amigos de la Ecologa y la Paz (ADEP). Prior to these positions, Mr. Opperman served as Director of Studies of English American College in Malaga, Spain. A native of Ireland, he graduated from Trinity College in Dublin, and has eighteen years of experience working as a software engineer in Ireland, Germany and Spain.

Staci Pierson

Since January 2003, Ms. Staci Pierson has served as the Special Events Manager for the Rainforest Alliance, an international conservation organization working to protect ecosystems and the people and wildlife that depend on them by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. In this capacity, Ms. Pierson manages the details of all special events, including the organization's largest annual fundraising gala that raises close to $1 million, smaller fundraising events located in the New York Metro area and beyond, and cultivation events for high end donors, institutional supporters and close friends of the organization. Ms. Pierson also manages the organization's cause marketing relationships. Prior to joining the Rainforest Alliance, Ms. Pierson was a fundraiser and worked on special events for the Brookdale Center on Aging of Hunter College and Count Me In for Women's Economic Independence. Before moving to the non-profit sector, Ms. Pierson worked in politics serving as Scheduler for U.S. Senator Patty Murray in her Washington, DC office, and as legislative coordinator in the Office of Intergovernmental Relations in the Seattle Mayor's Office. She holds a M.P.A. in Non-Profit Management and Public Policy from New York University's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Women's Studies from the University of Washington. 

Chit Uys Stevexo

Mr. Chit Stevexo is Human Resource Manager for Digital Divide Data (DDD), a Cambodian nonprofit company that sets aside programming jobs for people, including land mine victims and polio sufferers, who would otherwise struggle to find paid work. DDD has been featured in BBC news, and in articles in the San Francisco Chronicle, International Herald Tribune, and Toronto Star, among others. Mr Chit Stevexo serves as the Human Resource Manager for DDD. Previously he worked with Build Bright University, World Relief Cambodia, UNDP in Cambodia, and with the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia. He is a Ph.D. Candidate with the Irish International University of Europa, having completed his Master of Business Relations with Charles Stuart University in Australia.

Maria Frances Mboyire

Ms. Maria Frances Mboyire serves as Director of the Child Welfare and Adoption Society, an NGO in Uganda. She has held this position since 1997. She also serves as Head of the Department for Charities in the Kampala (Uganda) Archdiocese. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and Administration and is completing her Masters degree in Counseling, completing a thesis on "Social Economic Status, Cultural Values, and People's Attitudes Towards Child Adoption in Uganda.)

Workshop 5: Nonprofit Law: Governance and the Critical Concept of "Stewardship" for Boards of Directors
Friday, November 18, 4:30pm

US NGOs have great legal flexibility in addressing a wide range of social needs and issues, even to the extent of engaging in commercial, advocacy, and cutting-edge activities. At the same time, US nonprofits receive double subsidies from the US government in the form of income tax exemption and tax deductions to donors. Responsibility for preserving such favored tax status and for guiding the mission and activities of US organizations falls largely to each organization's independent board of directors. Yet, the essential role, composition, and authority of each board of directors in governing the organization is one of the least understood and most confusing aspects in relationships among US NGOs and other NGOs, and between NGOs and their US "friends" groups. This seminar focuses on the legal role of governing boards as "stewards" and trustees of the organization's mission and funds, and examines a number of best practices that stem from the concept of stewardship. To the extent participants wish, also considered will be the use of bylaws in facilitating a clear organizational structure, accountability and transparency at the board level, and avoiding conflicts of interest.

Jeffrey M. Hurwit

Mr. Jeffrey Hurwit is Founder of the law firm Hurwit & Associates, which provides comprehensive legal counsel exclusively to tax-exempt organizations, foundations and charitable donors. Clients include advocacy, human service, educational, health, environmental, arts, and professional organizations throughout the United States and abroad. Mr. Hurwit served four years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Public Charities Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, which oversees nonprofit organizations in the Commonwealth. One of his main responsibilities in this position was the legal and financial oversight of charitable trusts. He was also staff attorney for WGBH Educational Foundation, concentrating in areas of contract and intellectual property law, and was Chairman of the Nonprofit Organization Committee of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Among currently emphasized areas of counsel are governing board structure and responsibilities, nonprofit/for-profit structures and conversions, nonprofit mergers and collaborations, and the taxation of unrelated business income. Mr. Hurwit speaks frequently on nonprofit legal and organizational issues, including nonprofit governance, commercial activities for tax-exempt organizations, effective endowment stewardship, and emerging nonprofit business models. Mr. Hurwit received a B.A. magna cum laude from Duke University in Middle East Studies. He received a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

Workshop 6: New Technologies for NGOs
Saturday, November 19, 2:15pm

Great software functionality and great technology should be a right, not a dream!  Your future can be richer with fully integrated systems for managing your finances, operations, connecting remote users via the internet and improving the productivity of your desktop applications and server resources.  Imagine working in a common user interface for all your users, having data integrated between all your critical business applications, having your email, word processing, spreadsheet, accounting and fund raising applications all working together to increase your operational efficiency, to minimize administrative expenses, and to eliminate paper-based transactions.  Microsoft's industry-leading investments in PC, server and business applications offers a future where applications work the way you do, versus making you work the way your software does.  By integrating all your critical software, you can enrich the work of your staff, connect central and remote staff, and dynamically improve the value and content of information delivered to your constituents.  This workshop will examine transformational advances in Windows, Office, Servers and Business Applications provided by Microsoft and show how your potential can be achieved through rich, highly integrated software solutions.

Jay Malik

Mr. Jay Malik is president and chief executive officer of Serenic Corporation. Jay has more than 25 years experience in the accounting software industry and has worked for such organizations as Price Waterhouse (now Price Waterhouse-Coopers), Platinum Software (now Epicor) and American Fundware (now Kintera). For the past eight years Jay has focused on the not-for-profit and government communities, which helped to inspire the creation of Serenic Navigator, powered by Microsoft Navision. His experience has led him to continually seek the best in software technology and maintain cutting edge expertise in financial software solutions to benefit customers. Jay is a member of the Partner Advisory Council for Microsoft's Industry Solutions Vendors. This council helps advise Microsoft Business Solutions in matters of marketing, sales, product development and partner relations in the Microsoft quest to enable people and business throughout the world to achieve their potential.

Workshop 7: Expand Your Influence Through Collaborative Networking
Saturday, November 19, 2:15pm

Collaborative networking involves creating meaningful connections between other individuals or groups for joint success.  This session explores collaborative networking as a life journey towards a vision rather than a short stride to accomplish an immediate task at hand.  As it is important that we can feel truly connected to those with whom we share this journey, we will explore and practice skills for joining forces and creating a shared vision. Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of networking based upon a values rich foundation and learn practical relational leadership skills for expanding the influence of their organization.


Dr. Charles T. Phillips

Dr. Charles Phillips is CEO and President of Service for Peace. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Bridgeport, where he implements community based learning in courses on nonprofit management, leadership, and advocacy. Dr. Phillips is also Chairperson for the MLK Initiative at the University of Bridgeport. He has presented workshops at such events as the National Conference on Volunteering and Service. Dr. Phillips has lectured extensively throughout China, Mongolia, Indonesia, India and the former countries of the Soviet Union on the role of service in fostering a just and civil society and the role of advocacy in social reform. Dr. Phillips has extensive experience in volunteer management and leadership in the United States, Russia, Ukraine and China.

Workshop 8: The United Nations and the Role of NGOs
Saturday, November 19, 2:15pm

Since its founding in 1945, the United Nations has maintained relations with NGOs, who represent the concerns of civil society throughout the world. These relationships have been formalized in a number of U.N. resolutions that derive from the U.N. Charter itself. This session will examine the various ways in which NGOs partner with the United Nations, and the evolving relationship between NGOs and the United Nations, including recent developments in the relationship.

Richard A. Zeif, Esq.

Mr. Richard Zeif is Advisor with the United Nations Office of the Under-Secretary General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS). Mr. Richard Zeif also is Chair of the UN/NGO Task Forces for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. He also serves as Senior Advisor with the Non-Governmental Organization Section for that U.N. department. In addition, Mr. Zeif is the United Nations Representative for the International Federation of Training and Development Organizations (IFTDO). IFTDO is an accredited non-government organization to the United Nations in New York and the UN's International Labour Organisation in Geneva. Its diversified network of human resource management and development organizations connectss HR professionals in HR societies, corporations, universities, consultancies, government organizations and non-profit enterprises in order to identify, develop, and transfer knowledge, skills and technology to enhance personal and organizational growth, human performance, productivity, and sustainable development. It's 150 member organizations represent more than 500,000 professionals in over 50 countries.

Workshop 9: Be-Free: Tools for Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect
Saturday, November 19, 2:15pm

Child abuse, especially emotional and sexual abuse, is among the main causes of mental problems in childhood and adulthood. Statistics show that children who were victims of child sexual abuse could have been saved if they knew simple, but effective protection tools. The aim of this workshop is to provide the attendees with powerful, practical, and yet simple tools to teach children to protect themselves from sexual abuse and also help in building child self-esteem. These tools concentrate on human issues and do not have cultural conflicts. The Be-Free program trained more than 2,300 people on these skills both in Bahrain and abroad.

Dr. Soroor Qarooni

Dr. Soroor Qarooni is is a board member of Bahrain Women Society and the founder and director of their Anti Child Abuse and Neglect program "Be-Free." She is also a member of ISPCAN (International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect). A Bahraini professional in human empowerment and the interaction between personal development and human resources, Dr. Qarooni is a director and chief consultant in Human Empowerment Technologies. She provides consultation and training in all areas related to human empowerment, personality building, and success engineering, both nationally and internationally. She holds a PhD is in the area of Management Information Systems from the United States and is a Master Practitioner in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and success engineering from Canada. Dr. Qarooni has been a researcher for more than ten years on issues related to human empowerment, success strategies, relationship of physics and mathematics in personal growth and management, the relationship of child maltreatment on personal life, society and economics, and the role of unconscious mind in behavior and decision making. A frequent guest on many national and international radio and TV programs, and featured in newspapers, magazines, Dr. Qarooni has also presented dozens of scientific papers and presentations in many universalities and professional conferences worldwide and represented the Kingdom of Bahrain on many occasions.

Taller 10 (Workshop 10): Como Ganar Miembros y Fondos para Una ONG (solo lengua Española)
(Getting Members and Money, Spanish-language only)

Sábado, Noviembre 19, 2:15 pm

Uno de los asuntos mas importantes que las organizaciones sin ánimo de lucro confrontan es el de asegurar la sostenibilidad financiera para que sus trabajos altruistas puedan continuar. Las ONGs se han convertido en el tercer sector social por el volumen de personas contratadas y la cantidad de recursos que movilizan. Por otra parte el 91% de las ONGs existentes tienen menos de 25 años. Este panorama causa en la mayoría de ONGs serios problemas en la obtención de recursos. El presupuesto de las ONGs es sufragado en un alto porcentaje mediante recursos ajenos, siendo el procedente de subvenciones minoritario. Por otra parte, el bajo porcentaje de las cuotas de socios, dificulta la creación de una estructura propia que garantice el buen funcionamiento de la ONG. El objeto del taller será reflexionar como podemos aumentar este porcentaje de financiación propia. Esta sesión nos dará una visión de conjunto de los principios y técnicas de recaudación de fondos para las organizaciones, incluyendo ejemplos de técnicas exitosas, de diversidad de fuentes de ingresos para las ONGs y los pasos para desarrollar un plan organizado de recaudación de fondos. Temas tales como ética, transparencia, responsabilidad, planificación estratégica y gestión de relaciones serán también debatidos.

Juan Sanchez Muliterno

El Sr. Juan Sánchez es el presidente de la Asociación Mundial de Educadores Infantiles (AMEI-WAECE), The World Association of Early Childhood Educators. El ha desempeñado esta posición desde la fundación de la organización en 1992, viajando por todo el mundo impartiendo conferencias y participando en multitud de congresos internacionales de educación infantil. La Asociación Mundial de Educadores Infantiles es una organización no gubernamental que trabaja al servicio de la educación infantil. La Asociación fue formada como el resultado de algunas reuniones entre profesionales del ámbito de la educación infantil de diferentes países durante la Primera Conferencia Internacional sobre la Educación de Infantil celebrada en 1991 en Vitoria, España. Previamente, el Sr. Sánchez fue el presidente de la Federación Española de Escuelas Infantiles. El ha escrito un manual práctico para el educador infantil, y ha sido el autor de numerosos artículos de la educación infantil. El ha sido profesor invitado en varias universidades, tanto en España como en América Latina.

[Mr. Juan Sanchez is President of Asociación Mundial de Educadores Infantiles (AMEI-WAECE), the World Association of Early Childhood Educators. He has held this position since the inception of the organization in 1992. The World Association of Early Childhood Educators is a non-governmental organization at the service of education of young children. The Association was formed as the result of meetings among professionals of the field from different countries during the First International Conference on Early Childhood Education held in 1991 in Vitoria, Spain. Previous to this role, Sr. Sanchez served as President of the Spanish Federation of Early Childhood Centers. He has written a practical handbook for the early childhood educator, and authored numerous articles on early childhood education. He has been a guest professor at various universities, both in Spain and in Latin America.]

Workshop 11: Keys to a Successful Mentoring Program
Sunday, November 20, 8:15am

Many successful people credit their most significant development to a valuable experience with a mentor. Indeed, research in the workplace and in educational settings indicates that the employees and students are more likely to succeed if they have had a mentor. Mentoring is a powerful and cost-effective developmental process that can produce significant payoffs for the organization and the mentor, as well as the protégé. Facilitated mentoring, which is the process of deliberately pairing experienced, skilled people in an organization with less-experienced people, when carefully designed and implemented, can greatly aid an organization's members in skill development and succession. This workshop will examine the keys to setting up and implementing a successful mentoring program, as well as examine the myths and magic of mentoring. The trainer, Ms. Murray, will reveal how organizations can extend the benefits of mentoring to a broad cross section of promising staff members, from bright but inexperienced entry-level staff to mature staff who need to expand or refocus their skills.

Margo Murray

Ms. Margo Murray is President and Chief Operating Officer of MMHA The Managers' Mentors, Inc., an international consulting firm, specializing in MMHA Facilitated Mentoring Model and Processes© and total Quality Productivity Performance Systemsm implementation. Her best seller bok, Beyond the Myths and Magic of Mentoring: How to Facilitate an Effective Mentoring Process, includes thirty years of research and client experiences with her mentoring model. Ms. Murray has a unique combination of experience in line and staff management, academic work in business and behavior sciences, and experience in structuring and managing human performance systems. Ms. Murray and MMHA were recognized with two Athena Awards for Excellence in Mentoring, and Ms. Murray was invited to speak about global mentoring experiences to the United Nations Secretariat. Ms. Murray earned an MBA degree at John F. Kennedy University. Ms. Murray's many volunteer leadership roles include Director of the International Mentoring Society; Director, The Mentoring Center – Oakland; President, of the International Society for Performance Improvement; and Chairman of the Board for the International Federation of Training and Development Organizations.

Workshop 12: Writing Successful Grants
Sunday, November 20, 8:15am

Writing persuasive and successful grant proposals is an important skill for non-governmental organizations. But it is also an often-daunting task. This session will provide an overview of the process, and guidance on creating a winning proposal, from start to finish. It will help you to convert an idea that needs funding into an effective proposal that merits funding. This session will take the intimidation out of the grant writing process and help in increasing the rate of funding success.

Dr. Michael Gershowitz

In a grantwriting career spanning 27 years, Michael Gershowitz has raised over $100 million for public and non-governmental organizations in the United States and internationally.  He works with clients to identify and design fundable projects, search for the best prospective funders, and write and market proposals.  He also gives seminars and workshops on grant development, and has written two books on grantseeking. After graduating from City College of New York, Dr. Gershowitz worked as a daily newspaper reporter covering public affairs in New York City while earning a M. A. and a in government from New York University.  He then joined the faculty of Long Island University and concurrently started writing grant proposals for the university and for private clients.  In 1990, he moved to Des Moines, IA and founded Gershowitz Grant & Evaluation Services, a firm of several grant professionals, which has been very successful in its grantwinning efforts.

Workshop 13: Introduction to the Code of Ethics for NGOs
Sunday, November 20, 8:15am

The Code of Ethics and Conduct for NGOs is a set of 7 fundamental principles, 9 operational principles and over 100 standards to guide the actions and management of non-governmental organizations. Developed under the auspices of WANGO, and formulated by an international committee of leading authorities and NGO representatives drawn from throughout the non-governmental community, and including input from many other NGO leaders from all regions of the world, the Code is designed to be broadly applicable to the worldwide NGO community.

This session will introduce the Code and provide an opportunity to assess current Code compliance with the tools for action planning, monitoring and evaluation. Included will be an Organizational Assessment (an assessment tool whereby the organization can self-assess current compliance with the Code), Action Planning (an easy to follow process for an organization to identify the organization's strengths and weaknesses for Code compliance as well as provide an opportunity for the organization to establish goals and objectives for overcoming the weaknesses and the action steps necessary for implementation) and Monitoring and Evaluation (monitoring and evaluation worksheets for the organization to conduct periodic evaluations in regard to implementation of the previously determined goals and objectives.)

Dr. J'Lein Liese

Dr. J'Lein Liese is Founder of the Foundation for Global Leadership. The Foundation for Global Leadership is a non-profit organization with offices in the United States and South Africa. Its mission is to foster opportunities for global learning. Dr. Liese also founded the Institute for Multicultural Success International to provide quality programs that advance cultural understanding and reduce conflict in our schools and communities. Dr. Liese's work both nationally and internationally specializes in violence prevention/intervention, responding to trauma, crisis management and issues concerning diversity. A frequent trainer and presenter, Dr. Liese has developed and implemented programs throughout the United States, South Africa, the Netherlands, Egypt and China. In 1998, Dr. Liese was a keynote speaker at World Habitat Day in the Netherlands. In 1999, MTV and the American Psychological Association featured Dr. Liese's program, JumpStart: Mastering Anger, Self-Discipline & Emotional Control, in their award-winning documentary "Warning Signs" as an effective intervention for troubled youth. Currently, Dr. Liese is working with the South African government to support the implementation of the new Child Justice System. In addition, Dr. Liese has published numerous curricula, articles and most recently contributed a chapter in a textbook for the University of Pretoria on redirecting troubled youth.