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THE BORGEN PROJECT
September 11, 2013

The Borgen Project is the result of a daring man's dream. The very fact that the President founded the organization after a UN internship, and then worked multiple other jobs to support himself while he works full-time on his nonprofit is inspirational enough. This year, The Borgen Project is celebrating its 10th year anniversary, and things have come a long way since its humble beginnings.

The interns that form the core work of the nonprofit are amazing. Everyone you meet here have an interest in the international development field; some are fresh graduates, some current students, some even quit corporate positions just so they can try their hand at a nonprofit determined to eradicate poverty. Going to work every day is fun as you chat about current affairs with a group of young do-gooders in the heart of the nonprofit world in Seattle.

The organization itself is a huge learning experience. You learn about US politics, and its stand on foreign policy. You educate and mobilize your friends and family, as well as strangers you meet on the street with your newfound knowledge. You effectively change the way you look at the world, and especially the US's roles and responsibilities in tackling global poverty.

Absolutely worth a try if you are thinking about entering the global development realm.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

As with any other nonprofit, there are several inefficiencies with the way things are run. However, things are looking up as effort is actually made to make sure that these inefficiencies are tackled.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Volunteer