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New York, United States (U.S)
Speaks English, Ganda

International Development | Economic Development | Agriculture | MPA

Morgan Johnson works with non-profit management in United States and developing countries to span work on development and leverage proprietary processes and technology using his expertise in international development, economic development, education, agriculture, and health care projects, as well as research and advocacy.

Morgan has more than 10 years of professional working experience and he holds Masters of Public Administration in Development Practice from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.

He worked with Come Let's Dance as Director of Slum Empowerment Programs and American Educational Trips to develop products and expanded local and international markets for Thread of Life business.

Prior to his current work as Director of Sales at OnFrontiers, Morgan was the Graduate Intern: Advocacy and Justice for Children for World Vision.

Morgan had worked with clients in United States, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Questions I can answer:
How do you get the most out of peer-to-peer research conversations with experts?
How does peer-to-peer knowledge sharing differ from different methods of research?
How can subject matter experts be helpful for different projects in any industry?



Experience
OnFrontiers • United States (U.S)

Director of Sales / Customer Lead

2018 - Present (3 years, 3 months)
As Customer Lead, he work to help knowledge-seekers make the most out of the OnFrontiers platform by sharing use cases, case studies, and sample questions related to their work on the particular project they are focusing on. Peer-to-peer knowledge sharing is a new way to conduct research for many people, but learning how to quickly identify WHO can be helpful and WHAT QUESTIONS to ask them can quickly transform the way we approach knowledge;
OnFrontiers is an on-demand expertise platform bringing automation to the knowledge economy. OnFrontiers leverages proprietary processes and technology to deliver an expert on any topic in any country, in 24-48 hours.
OnFrontiers • United States (U.S)

Project Manager

2017 - 2018 (11 months)
Conduct research and develop networks for the ZIlient.org platform and the partnership with Rockefeller Foundation, Thompson Reuters Foundation, and Blue State Digital to expand knowledge and information about resiliency around the world.
UN-REACH • Tanzania

Graduate Consultant

2016 - 2016 (4 months)
Researched national level policies, strategies and plans for all government departments and ministries, analyzing nutritional content.
Authored report and presented findings to the Tanzanian Food and Nutrition Center on particular nutrition gaps in individual documents, as well as advised on advocacy strategies to more effectively address nutrition issues across the country.
World Vision International • United States (U.S)

Graduate Intern: Advocacy and Justice for Children

2015 - 2016 (8 months)
Conducted research and helped direct strategy for the global advocacy campaign to end violence against children;
Researched foundations and created a donor-map database for possible grant opportunities in the areas of child protection, health, and malnutrition;
Analyzed and Evaluated recent international agreements to determine future funding trends and shifts in global giving, particularly in the areas of advocacy and child protection;
Internship extended from 3 months to 6 months;
Created and curated content for social media outlets in the current advocacy campaign;
Researched and designed grant-seeking strategy documents for World Vision regional and national offices to inform and educate staff on best practices and proposal techniques for grant applications.
Come Let's Dance • Uganda

Director of Slum Empowerment Programs and American Educational Trips

2011 - 2015 (4 years, 3 months)
Directed all programs working in slum communities, as well as conducted research on economics and development to direct organizational strategy and direction.
Oversaw the education and teaching of undergraduate, graduate, and professional level education trips to Uganda and taught on issues of economics, non-profit programming, East African history, and specific sector topics like education, healthcare, agriculture, and business development.
Come Let's Dance • Uganda

Coordinator of Slum Empowerment and Child Sponsorship Programs

2010 - 2011 (1 year, 2 months)
Identified single mothers and vulnerable women from slum communities to participate in job training programs.
Developed sewing and tailoring business to create job opportunities to women graduating from vocational training.
Organized free community services including english classes, finance classes, and saving circles.

Education
Master of Public Administration in Development Practice

Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

2015 - 2017
Bachelor of Arts English Language and Literature , General and Economics Minor

University of Colorado Boulder

2008 - 2010