NGO Founders Meetup

Have you founded an NGO? Do you want to in the future?

Want to meet with other NGO founders who have negotiated this role as well as their role as a UCSF faculty member? 

The RDO, in partnership with the Global Maternal Newborn Health Research Cooperative led by Dr. Dilys Walker and Hannah Park, is planning an event for UCSF faculty to learn about starting and running a non-profit organization.

Many UCSF faculty members have started NGOs or would like to start an NGO. While these organizations are highly valuable, the dual role of NGO leader and UCSF faculty member can be fraught with questions of conflict of interest, and best practices are not clear.

At this event, a panel of 4 NGO founders representing varied NGO types, geographic focus, and stage of development will share their experience in the nonprofit world so we can better understand the challenges of running a nonprofit while also holding a “day job” at UCSF. Our goals are to 1) connect our nonprofit entrepreneurs, 2) share solutions to challenges, 3) discuss barriers that are currently lacking solutions, and 4) contribute expert guidance from appropriate UCSF offices.  

The agenda is as follows:

3:30pm   Gretchen Kiser. Welcome, context, goals, and theme

3:35pm   Low down of faculty/NGO relationship official UCSF  guidelines

3:55pm   Panel discussion with NGO founders, moderated by Hannah Park 

4:40pm   Networking reception with light refreshments

Monday, January 8, 2018 at 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Genentech Hall, 114
600 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158

Event Type

Panel Discussion




Mission Bay


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