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Non-Profit Enterprise and Self-sustainability Team, Lima

Summer 2013 Fellow: Daniela Olivos

Faculty Mentor: Megan Gorman, Associate Director, Stanford Center for Latin American Studies

Office Description:

NESsT works to solve critical social problems in emerging market countries by developing and supporting social enterprises that strengthen civil society organizations’ financial sustainability and maximize their social impact (www.nesst.org). The objective of social enterprises – which are owned or operated by civil society organizations (CSOs) – is to generate new financial resources for CSOs and to find innovative, systemic, and responsible solutions to society’s most critical social problems and injustices.

Projects Fellows Have Worked on in the Past:

  • Important work assisting NESsT find new potential donors. In particular this involved meeting with high-level local officials and philanthropists and talking about the work that NESst does.

Desired Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to work independently and also be part of a very fun and dynamic but hard‐working team
  • Excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

Desired Skills, Experience, and Coursework:

  • Experience working in non-profit or enterprise-planning
  • Excellent desktop research and computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work independently and to show initiative
  • Ability to be flexible, resourceful and innovative in small, dynamic, international, nonprofit environment with limited resources
  • Strong organizational skills

Main Fellowship Disciplines:

  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Public Policy
  • Civil Engineering
  • Business

Languages:

Work done in English and Spanish. Good reading, speaking, and writing abilities in Spanish preferred.