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 — Indiana University

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 the 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 undergraduate event, please check your schedule to make sure you are available for the entire event and e-mail Anna Duquaine (, 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.

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