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Scott Beale


Build a Global Network - from A(rmenia) to Z(imbabwe)

Scott Beale, Founder and CEO of Atlas Corps, and Panel of Atlas Fellows

Description: Based on the established Atlas Corps model, this session will present effective practices in building a global network of nonprofit leaders. This panel will cover a) effective recruitment tools; b) tips for in-country orientation; c) communication tips for a global audience; d) e-engagement strategies; and e) alumni activities. At the end of the session, attendees will leave with specific activities that can be implemented to create, support, and grow a global network of individuals from the first moment of contact to long-term engagement.

Level: Any

Delivery: Panel Discussion

Track: International Education & Exchanges


Founder and CEO of Atlas Corps

Scott Beale is the Founder and CEO of Atlas Corps, a leadership development program for the world's best nonprofit professionals. Sometimes called a "reverse Peace Corps", Atlas Corps brings leaders from around the world to serve in cities across the United States. Atlas Corps has supported 160 leaders from 50 different countries in one-year placements at nonprofits such as Ashoka, Grameen Foundation, McKinsey, UNICEF, and the US Peace Corps. Prior to launching Atlas Corps, Scott was a U.S. Diplomat who served in New Delhi fighting human trafficking in India and in Bosnia organizing elections in the late 1990s. He also worked at Ashoka's Youth Venture program and in the Clinton White House. He is the author of the first book on the politics of the Millennial Generation (Millennial Manifesto: A Youth Activist handbook) and in 2004 the Youth Vote Coalition named Scott one of 30 people under 30 changing politics in America. Among Scott's numerous accolades include being named one of the top three nonprofit CEOs in Washington, DC; "The Nonprofit Entrepreneur" by the Washington Post; and the National Award for Citizen Diplomacy