Community Leader Participates in a State Department Sponsored Exchange on NGO Management Strategies in the U.S.

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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson with Ms. Tehranique Miller during a courtesy call at the U.S. Embassy. (Photo State Dept.)

On October 27, Ms. Tehranique Miller, Executive Director of the iCan non-profit organization paid a courtesy call on U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson to discuss her recent participation in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program focused on “NGO Management in the United States,”  held September 2-19, 2014.  Ms. Miller was selected for her commitment to providing after-school programs for at-risk youth in a positive learning environment.  During the meeting with Chargé Johnson, Ms. Miller explained how she plans to apply her experiences to positively impact NGO management initiatives in The Bahamas.

The visit to the United States included stops in several U.S. cities including Washington, D.C., Minneapolis, Santa Fe and Miami.  Ms. Miller was accompanied by NGO leaders from Angola, Argentina, Nepal, the Philippines and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.  The group visited NGOs, professional associations, federal agencies, foundations and public service organizations to examine the diversity of the nonprofit sector and the dynamic relationships between business, government and NGOs.  They also explored innovative non-profit management strategies of non-governmental and advocacy organizations in the United States including strategic planning, the use of social media and new technology, fundraising, board development and effective use of volunteers.

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Tehranique Miller along with other IVLP participants from around the world during the professional exchange in the U.S. (Photo State Dept.)

Ms. Miller will engage her peers in a forum on NGO Capacity Building on Wednesday, November 5 at 6:00 p.m. at the American Corner located at the Harry C. Moore Library where she will share best practices and methodologies used by NGO’s for strengthening leadership, employing volunteers, fundraising and furthering community-based outreach. The event is free and open to the general public.