The Center's Global Network

Global Network Map

The Center has a robust global network of NGO leaders and researchers. The network has been developed through our customized NGO management and leadership programs, our public issue forums, our visiting researchers, alumni from our Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Program, and meetings with international visitors. The Center also serves in an advisory capacity for international programs at Georgetown University, including Kathy Kretman's role on the internal advisory committee of the Institute for Women, Peace and Security.

For more information, see the descriptions below and explore the map above via this link.

Customized Programs

The Center develops customized programs to build the management and leadership capacity of NGOs and foundations abroad.

Jane Goodall Foundation (2016)

The Center developed a customized 2-day training for the Jane Goodall Foundation's field officiers on program design, evaluation and grant writing.  Participants came from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, DRC, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and the United Kingdom.

NGO Management Certificate, Medellin, Colombia (2015)

The Center developed a customized 4-day NGO Management Certificate Program for 42 leaders of organizations recruited by Federacion Antioquena de ONG. The topics covered were: characteristics of high-impact NGOs, strategic planning, impact evaluation, cross-sector partnerships, governance, human resources management, and resource and fund development.

Expert Speaker Program, U.S. Embassy and Consular Offices, China (2014)

The Center’s Assistant Director, Luisa Boyarski, conducted 17 workshops, lectures and meetings in 8 cities for 338 Chinese NGO leaders.  Topics covered included: project management, program evaluation, fundraising, grant writing, overview of NGOs in the USA and future trends, and characteristics of high-impact NGOs.

Expert Speaker Program, U.S. Embassy in Ulan Bator, Mongolia (2013)

Luisa Boyarski conducted a day-long workshop on NGO Management for 50 NGO leaders; held a meeting with journalists to discuss the role of the media in covering the work of NGOs; discussed best practices with the Government Department on Population and Social Welfare, which is mandated to work with NGOs; conducted site visits to NGOs; and gave television and newspaper interviews.

USAID, Panama (2012)

The Center provided a Train-the-Trainer NGO Strengthening Program for the first NGO Management Certificate in Panama. The training for 20 Certificate faculty included information on curriculum development and interactive training techniques. CPNL partnered with USAID, the University of Louisville, Alcance Positivo, Banco General, United Way International and Sumarse to make the training and Certificate possible.

Qatar Foundation, Reach Out to Asia, Qatar (2008) 

The Center provided nonprofit leadership and management training to the staff of the Qatar Foundation’s Reach Out to Asia (ROTA) program. ROTA focuses on community development projects in Asia with specific emphasis on promoting global responsibility for quality primary education.

Parents Circle Families Forum, Israel (2008-present) 

In an ongoing partnership between Georgetown University and the Parents Circle Families Forum (PCFF), the Center’s Director, Kathy Kretman, provides capacity-building training and support. The regionally-based PCFF assists bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families in an effort to promote reconciliation.

International Monetary Fund (2005)

The Center provided members of the International Monetary Fund’s Community Outreach and Civic Grants Program with training in current trends and practices related to grant proposal evaluation.

Issue Forums

The Center’s public issue forum series has covered topics of international relevance.

Public Problems, Private Money: Can Global Philanthropy Make the Right Kind of Difference in Today's World? (2012)

The Global Fight Against HIV/AIDS (2009)

Research and Publications

The Center’s commissioned researchers and visiting scholars and practitioners have conducted research on global issues, including:

Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Alumni

The Center’s Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Program attracts participants from across the world, who spend eight days at Georgetown learning about best practices in NGO management.  Since its founding in 2002, the Certificate Program has welcomed participants from the following countries and organizations:

Bermuda France Mexico Singapore
Brazil Guatemala Nicaragua Spain
Cambodia Haiti Nigeria Thailand
Cameroon India Pakistan Tunisia
Canada Ireland Panama United Arab Emirates
China (Hong Kong) Japan Philippines United Kingdom
Colombia Kuwait Qatar Venezuela
Dominican Republic Lebanon Saudi Arabia  


Bread for the World Embassy of Mexico Open Society Institute USAID
CARE Embassy of the State of Qatar Organization of American States United Way International
Carnegie Corporation of New York German Marshall Fund The Eurasia Foundation World Bank Group
Conservation International InterAction Special Olympics International World Vision
Dubai Cares Inter-American Development Bank

UK Department for International Development

International Visitor Meetings and Trainings

The Center’s staff holds meetings and trainings with groups of international visitors sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Atlas Corps and other entities.  These meetings focus on topics including: Overview of NGOs in the USA, NGO Management, NGO sustainability and adaptability, and curriculum development.  The international visitors have come from the following countries:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Republic of South Sudan, Romania, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe