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The Borgen Project

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International, Foreign Affairs & National Security, International Relief

Mission: The Borgen Project creates the public and political will needed to address global poverty. The organization educates the public and political leaders about issues surrounding severe poverty.

Geographic areas served: The Borgen Project fights global poverty.

Community Stories

34 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Borgen Project gives volunteers the resources they need to fight extreme world poverty on the global scale. The leadership team at the Borgen Project is passionate about forwarding this cause - if you want to join the world's movers and shakers look no further!

Nina M.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Interning for The Borgen Project was definitely one of the most rewarding experiences of my undergraduate career! The political affairs internship really allows you to grow both personally in your interest in politics and international affairs and professionally. It's a very hands-on experience which allows you to hone in on your writing, advocacy, and public speaking skills! In addition, you'd be working with an amazing group of supportive and passionate individuals. My supervisors Kim and Kelly were extremely friendly, supportive, and make sure that you feel prepared and comfortable with the work you are assigned. The founder and president Clint Borgen is also very hands-on and really ensures that all volunteers are well-prepared for their lobbying and advocacy work. I would definitely recommend interning/volunteering for The Borgen Project if you are passionate about international humanitarian efforts! You will learn so much about how to engage and make an impact in the political process, while working with amazing people to achieve it!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Borgen Project is amazing organization that I have had the opportunity of working with over the last year. Their commitment to their cause and educating the public is unparalleled. I am passionate about advocacy, and The Borgen Project does an outstanding job at spreading awareness for global poverty and encouraging people to fight for global poverty.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working for The Borgen Project was such a fantastic experience. I volunteered with the organization for almost two years, and I was able to learn about foreign policy, interact with Congressional offices and government officials, and share my passion for helping the world's poor. I was especially impressed by how even though almost everyone works remote, The Borgen Project is able to build strong teams that cooperate, support each other, and make genuine progress toward shared goals.

Allegra U.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

After almost three years of working for this organization, I can genuinely say that the dedicated people and underlying passion for doing good are characteristics that make The Borgen Project outstanding in both practice and influence. The members and advocates of this close-knit team focus on improving the United States' impact abroad and sharing the "good news" that occurs across the globe. Both goals are ones that I admire and feel the commitment to every day, and are part of what makes The Borgen Project one-of-a-kind. Its positive role in working to legislatively improve U.S. international aid is commendable and inspiring, and overall, I'm beyond proud to work here!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been writing for the Borgen Project for so long now that it has become second nature. Not only has the experience ignited my passion for writing and journalism, but my learning and research have shaped my worldviews and often tested my idealism. I hope that advocacy, creativity and knowledge can shape all of us and our efforts to change some of the inequities and imbalances we see and experience in the world.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Borgen Project presented diverse opportunities to network and attend congressional events and meetings in my community, allowing me to step outside my comfort zone and gain vital experience for my career. The leadership team was incredibly helpful in encouraging me to learn more about nonprofit work and the impact that passion and advocacy can make.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization and cause to be a part of with a passion for fighting global poverty and hunger at the political level. Great work environment with a fantastic and diverse team of individuals. Fluid and efficient communication with managers.

Sean N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Interning with The Borgen Project was one of the best experiences of my life. The organization is doing something no other org is doing - advocating on behalf of the global poor to the U.S. government. Its costs are low and its impact is high.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My internship with The Borgen Project was an incredible experience, and I am thankful to have had such an expansive learning opportunity at the beginning of my professional career. Not only was I able to acquire valuable organizational and communication skills, I was also able to learn a great deal about non-profit operations. The in-office team is small, providing a collaborative working environment and an opportunity to learn about many different teams and areas of the organization, and be involved in a variety of projects.

Heather J H.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

It's hard to say, as just a "Writing-fly-on-thewall", how effective the Borgen Project is overall. I will however say while working as a writing intern that it certainly opened my eyes to things that happening in this world that I will never be able to turn my back on again. The Borgen Project has gotten me to contact Congressional Leaders, learn about legislation, and generally take interest and action in ways I had always considered, "someone else's job." I'm very glad I am going through the internship with this nonprofit

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

During my time at The Borgen Project I got to meet with a Congressman and ask him to support the Water for the World Act. It was a very empowering experience. As a volunteer I learned how to advocate for issues that I believe in and I continue to use those skills in other aspects of life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I think they do a very good job of raising awareness and engaging the public. If you ever have the opportunity I encourage you to visit their office and meet the team.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This has been a wonderful team to be part of. I enjoyed everyone I volunteered with and hope to be involved again in the future.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I really like the organizations approach and the passion of their volunteers. I'm happy to help however I can.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Just started here a week ago and I feel so grateful for this opportunity and being able to help those in need across the globe.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I made lifelong friends and loved what I was doing everyday.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I would volunteer here again. Lots of passionate people who care about the cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I learned a lot and got great insight into politics and advocating for a cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing team of volunteers who are very passionate about changing the world. I feel very fortunate that I was able to volunteer and improve my writing skills.