Georgetown University’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative


This week our President and CEO, Michael Wirth-Davis, is one of 60 nonprofit leaders at Georgetown University’s business school to help nonprofits increase and diversify their revenue streams. This opportunity is fully-funded by Thrivent, who selected Michael Wirth-Davis to be part of the discussions.

The four-day advanced training program is conducted by Georgetown University’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at the McDonough School of Business. Executives will learn from leaders in the nonprofit and philanthropy fields, Georgetown business school faculty and each other on topics ranging from: cause marketing, earned revenue, using predictive analytics to increase individual giving levels, deferred and major gift funding options, addressing decreasing government funding and more.

Just being named by Thrivent to attend is itself an honor, as there is no application for nonprofits to attend New Strategies. Only those nonprofits sponsored by a corporation or foundation are invited to participate in the program and then only after being vetted by New Strategies.

We look forward to hearing about the robust discussion and are grateful for Michael’s 28 years of service to Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota!