How to Start an NGO and Make It a Success:
Building Tomorrow in Uganda
An Undergraduate Discussion Supper with
Liz Braden, Financial Optimist for Building Tomorrow
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, 5:30-7 p.m.
Hutton Honors College Great Room (811 E. Seventh St.)
Sign-up Required: See details below
Around the world social entrepreneurs are seeking to make the world a
better place by addressing issues of poverty, hunger, water quality,
education, and other essentials; but they are facing tough challenges.
Join Liz Braden, the Financial Optimist for Building Tomorrow, for a
program about what it takes to start and sustain an effective effort.
Founded in 2006, Building Tomorrow has set as its goal "a world
where every child with a desire to learn has a safe, permanent, and
local place to do so" and focused its efforts on building schools in
Uganda in collaboration with local communities and the Ugandan
government. It reports that 10 schools have been built, five more are
in the planning stage or under construction, and BT has committed, as
part of the Clinton Global Initiative, to "constructing 60
community-built, stakeholder-sustained academies and developing the
teaching capacity of 450 teachers by 2016." For additional information
on BT, go to
Edited from Liz Braden's bio:
Braden is the Financial Optimist at Building Tomorrow. She attended
University of Virginia, majoring in linguistics and religious studies.
While at UVa, she worked with the Building Tomorrow chapter to raise
more than $70,000 towards the construction of schools in Uganda. Now
just 25, she works with Building Tomorrow in development and serves as
an advisor for the more than 25 BT chapters across the United States.
She has been described as "passionate about providing opportunities for
students to create a direct impact on the global education crisis." She
is also a founding member of the Millennial Chat team, a twitter
conversation about the Millennial generation.
SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this
event, please check your schedule to make sure you are available for the
entire event and e-mail Anna Duquaine (firstname.lastname@example.org), indicating
you wish to sign up for the "Building Tomorrow" program and include your
name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) of study. Space is
limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when
you replied. The supper is open to any IU undergraduate.
The event is
co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars program
in collaboration with the IU chapter of Building Tomorrow.