The Global Advisory Council is a community of TechnoServe supporters from around the world that act as ambassadors for the organization.
Global Advisory Council
The Global Advisory Council is a community of members from around the world who deeply care about making a difference and want to share in, and support, the mission of TechnoServe. Members of the Global Advisory Council are ambassadors for TechnoServe, providing financial support, strategic advice and connections to others in order to advance the life-changing work of the organization.
Andrea StepanskiManager, Major Gifts
About the Program
The Global Advisory Council has been an integral part of TechnoServe since our founding in 1968 and will continue to be as we strive to increase our impact throughout the world. Even though many of our programs are funded by substantial grants from large organizations, TechnoServe relies on funding from private donors to provide vital support to innovate and deepen our impact in the developing world.
Members receive invitations to exciting events to learn more about TechnoServe’s work and connect with others equally as passionate about international development. Global Advisory Council activities are designed to provide an “insider’s perspective” into our work and include:
- Annual trips to visit TechnoServe’s programs in action and speak with beneficiaries
- Quarterly webinars highlighting TechnoServe’s successes and challenges
- Regional events to connect with other TechnoServe supporters
- Special communications to better understand the impact of poverty in countries where we work
- Recognition for your outstanding support
To help TechnoServe bring economic development and hope to even more enterprising individuals across the developing world, Global Advisory Council members are asked to make a minimum annual gift of $2,500 USD and to connect TechnoServe to potential new GAC members and supporters.
Meet Our Global Advisory Council
Membership in the Global Advisory Council is an exciting opportunity to learn more about TechnoServe’s life changing work. Meet some of the GAC members behind our latest efforts to empower men and women to lift themselves out of poverty.
TechnoServe is able to maximize its impact in poor communities thanks to the generous support of our donors. Even though many of our programs are funded by substantial grants from large organizations, TechnoServe relies on funding from private donors to provide vital support to innovate and deepen our impact in developing world. Meet some of the people behind our latest efforts to empower men and women to lift themselves out of poverty.
"TechnoServe has consistently impressed me, both as a volunteer as well as a donor. The organization has a tremendous impact on people around the world, by providing individuals with the tools (rather than just a charitable payment) that they need to lift themselves out of poverty – and remain out of poverty for the long-term."Justin Heyman, Global Advisory Council Member
Global Advisory Council Events
Council Conversation with TechnoServe’s President and CEO
May 21, 2020 or May 22, 2020
William Warshauer, TechnoServe’s President and CEO, held a series of small meetings with GAC members to provide a personal update on TechnoServe’s response to COVID-19 and directly answer any questions.
Council Conversation: Helping Women Lift Themselves Out of Poverty
March 11, 2020
In honor of International Women’s Day, members joined a special online conversation with TechnoServe’s Global Gender Director, Cristina Manfre, to discuss how their support is helping to transform the lives of both women and men in the developing world.
Town Hall with TechnoServe’s President and CEO
December 12, 2019
William Warshauer, TechnoServe’s President and CEO, spoke with members to share stories from his recent travels to visit TechnoServe’s work in action, highlight plans for the future, and answer any questions they may have on our current work.
Council Conversation: Creating Opportunities for Rural Youth
October 29, 2019
A special online conversation with Cooper Swift, TechnoServe’s Program Manager for STRYDE–one of TechnoServe’s largest entrepreneurship programs that has worked with over 68,000 youth in East Africa helping them to increase their incomes by 133%. Members discussed how the STRYDE program has helped rural youth become better equipped to find employment, to establish or enhance businesses, and to provide reliable sources of income for themselves and their families.
Field Visit to Peru
September 8-15, 2019
Join us for this special experience to see TechnoServe’s coffee and cocoa work in action, speak directly with beneficiaries, and forge meaningful connections with fellow members and TechnoServe leaders.