Earlier this week, Imagine! hosted a group of international visitors from China who are interested in learning more about non-profit management in the United States. We enjoyed their company and appreciate their interest in Imagine!. These visitors were invited to the United States under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program, and the visit was arranged by Meridian International Center.
The visitors are spending time going to a variety of non-profits and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) across the county, following these specific objectives:
- Explore the history and evolution of the non profit sector in the U.S. and the tax structure that supports public/private cooperation;
- Illustrate the diversity of the non profit sector in the U.S. and the dynamic relationships between business, government, and non governmental organizations;
- Examine innovative technology and management strategies used by non governmental organizations (NGOs) in the U.S.; and
- Review NGO methodologies for strengthening leadership; recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers; fundraising; and advocacy.