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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 ( 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


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