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WorldDenver

WorldDenver advances a deep understanding of global affairs and cultures by engaging Coloradans in a direct, personal dialogue with each other and with emerging leaders from around the world.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
0
Full Time Staff:
7
Contract Staff:
1
Volunteers Annually:
35
Retention Rate:
86%

Matt Britton, Director of Programs and Administration
Start Date: 2017

Prior to joining WorldDenver in 2017, Matt Britton served as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. He also worked as a Health Education Volunteer with the US Peace Corps and as a volunteer with the Rio 2016 Olympics. His 12+ years of living abroad (United Kingdom, Mauritania, Papua New Guinea, El Salvador, Burundi, & Brazil) make him feel right at home with WorldDenver members and fellow "citizen diplomats" working to build bridges that span cultural, linguistic, and geographic divides in our increasingly globalized world. His diplomatic career included assignments in embassy administration and management, immigration services, communications and media relations, and management of international exchange programs. Matt holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Tulsa and speaks French, Spanish, and Portuguese (as well as a smattering of Tok Pisin and Hassaniya, but you would be hard-pressed to find individuals who understand either of those languages!). Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, snowboarding, being out in nature, and collecting coins from around the world.

Melissa Traynham, Director of Development and Communications
Start Date: 2018

Melissa joined the WorldDenver team in November 2018. She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. Melissa has a passion for connecting individuals and corporations with meaningful social impact projects both in their communities and globally. She has sixteen years of professional experience in both for-profit marketing and non-profit management, most recently as the Executive Director of Communidades Unidas Peru.

Karen de Bartolomé, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2012

Karen de Bartolomé brings significant experience in international development throughout Denver. She previously served as the Executive Director for the Institute of International Education (IIE) where she oversaw the administration of the Fulbright and other scholarship exchange programs for the Rocky Mountain Region, as well as the Denver World Affairs Council, The Diplomats Ball, and the International Visitor Leadership Program. Prior to this role, Karen had her own consulting practice in marketing and leadership development and worked with the University of Colorado in international development. Karen is a former White House Fellow and holds degrees in International Service and Public Administration from American University and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She has served as a Board Member for the National Council for International Visitors and the World Affairs Councils of America.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
5
Term Length:
3 years
Term Limit:
9 years
Total # of Board Members:
21
Clients on Board:
Yes
# of Client Board Members:
21

Board Demographics:

Female:
12
Male:
8
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
0
Asian:
0
White:
17
Hispanic or Latino:
2
Multiracial:
1
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
1

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

3

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

76%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

100%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

5%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

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Business Partnerships
By-Laws
Chapter Development
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / PR
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance & Administration
Fundraising
Governance
Marketing
Membership
Nominating
Program / Program Planning
Public Relations/Communications
Staff Development
Strategic Planning
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

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