Geneva Global Experts Also Presenting at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Submitted by: Geneva Global
Posted: Oct 02, 2013 – 09:30 AM EST
WAYNE, Pa., Oct. 02 /CSRwire/ - Geneva Global, an independent philanthropic consulting firm, announced today that Doug Balfour, its CEO, will be speaking at two upcoming events focused on international development and social change. The first is the annual Opportunity Collaboration conference in Ixtapa, Mexico on October 13-18, 2013, followed by the BoP Summit in Ann Arbor, Michigan on October 21-23, 2013. Additionally, Shira Gitomer, Program Director, and Kate Volpicelli, Associate, will both be presenting at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition in Boston on November 2-6, 2013.
The BoP Summit 2013 is a three-day event focused on the development of the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) sector, including exploring key success factors as well as challenges that limit sustainability, scalability and success of BoP ventures. Balfour will be participating on the panel entitled “Achieving Social Performance: Assessing and Enhancing Poverty Alleviation Impacts,” where he will be sharing examples of how Geneva Global has used a range of metrics and measurement tools in providing transparent reporting to the company’s clients that are funding BoP projects across Africa and Asia.
Opportunity Collaboration is a four-day problem-solving, strategic retreat for nonprofit leaders, for-profit social entrepreneurs, grant-makers and impact investors engaged in economic justice enterprises. Balfour’s first session, entitled “Impact Investment Meets Performance Philanthropy to Create Catalytic Social Transformation,” will look at how to bring together socially-oriented businesses, effective community-based organizations, and cooperative governments and apply a blended capital model to create sustainable social change in poverty-stricken areas. The other session Balfour will be leading, titled “Clustering Local Community Organizations to Gain Scale and Sustainability,” will share successes and lessons learned from Geneva Global’s 14-year history of selecting and working with community-based organizations in Africa and Asia to implement development programs on behalf of philanthropists.
APHA's annual meeting addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health. Gitomer will be moderating the session titled “Organizational Development and Country Ownership,” which will look at the correlation between organizational capacity inputs and changed child health, and also generate a means whereby donors can more accurately predict those organizations likely to produce the greatest social return on investment. Volpicelli will be presenting on the socioeconomic factors that predict care seeking behavior and appropriate treatment of childhood diarrheal disease in Peru.
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Geneva Global is an international consulting company that helps clients maximize their social impact. On behalf of its clients, Geneva Global’s work has directly benefited more than 30 million people through 1,500 projects in over 100 countries. Geneva Global provides strategic advice, independent research, active program and grant management as well as impact measurement. Our international network of on-the-ground experts provides community-based approaches catalyzing positive social change.
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