Global Partnership’s Billboard

I just saw this photo posted by elanamoon over at Flickr. Apparently, Global Partnerships is catching the eye of travelers catching the ferry out of downtown Seattle. I know that Kiva had a billboard up on 101 in the Bay Area and saw a spike in website visits. Has anyone seen any other billboard marketing … [Read more…]

Growth in microfinance slows

No big surprise…the global financial crisis is going to slow the ability of MFIs and funders to grow in the year(s) ahead…according to at least one blogger, Stan Janz “The fourth-quarter credit crunch has forced Opportunity International to cut its 2009 forecast of 30 percent growth in half. World Vision’s microfinance arm, Vision Fund, slashed … [Read more…]

Mercy Corps Northwest Job Opening: Loan Officer

Mercy Corps Northwest, the microenterprise development offshoot of Mercy Corps, is seeking a Loan Officer for its Portland Offices. “This position solicits and underwrites loan applications, provides business advisory assistance to potential and current borrowers from MCNW’s online lending system, and accommodates partner referrals.” For more information, visit the job posting here.

Seattleite Reports on Microfinance as Kiva Fellow in Tajikistan

Carrie Ferrence left Seattle this fall for an unlikely destination. As a new Kiva Fellow, she was headed to Tajikistan to work with one of Kiva’s microfinance partners in the city of Khujand. For those interested in the nuts and bolts of microfinance, Carrie’s blog is an intimate look at the cross-cultural hurdles inherent to … [Read more…]

Microfinance Job Opportunity at Global Partnerships

Position: Foundations Officer (Part-time) Location: Seattle, Washington Reports to: Chief Development Officer Founded in 1994, Global Partnerships (GP) is a rapidly growing nonprofit organization whose mission is to expand opportunity for people living in poverty. We invest socially motivated capital and strategic philanthropy to support the growth of microfinance institutions, thereby creating jobs and expanding … [Read more…]