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Teresa Crawford

Executive Director, Social Sector Accelerator

Teresa leads the Social Sector Accelerator, a subsidiary of the Counterpart Network. The Accelerator takes Counterpart International’s proven capacity building approach even farther by acting as an incubator for social sector organizations worldwide.

“The impact of the social sector is often underestimated and as a result, organizations with enormous potential are under-supported. These groups are integral to achieving social good and by growing their capacity to meet new challenges, we can accelerate their ability to achieve their missions.”


9May, 2016

Renowned International Development Leaders Join Counterpart’s Board of Directors

Counterpart International recently elected three international development experts to their Board of Directors, bringing with them decades of experience in international policy, development, and finance.

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23Sep, 2015

Counterpart International Joins Clinton Global Initiative

New York  – Joan Parker, President and CEO of Counterpart International will attend the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting , 50 years after Betty Bryant Silverstein, the leading film actress in […]

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27May, 2015

Counterpart Brings Innovative Climate Resiliency Training to Dominican Republic’s Teachers

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic  – The Dominican Republic is one of the top 10 countries in the world that will be impacted by climate change.


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7May, 2015

Guatemala’s CSR Leaders Join Counterpart International in Strategic Dialogue

Hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce/Guatemala. Gabriela Isler, Miss Universe 2013 and founder of Universe of Blessings Fund, Attends

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Hope in Honduras

As the crisp mountain air sweeps through the jungles of Honduras, change is in the air. In spite of the threat of ongoing violence, in recent years, citizens of Honduras have stood up and said, […]

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Rula Ghani: Women’s Leadership In Today’s Afghanistan

“Everybody has a voice; they just don’t know it. You have to encourage them,” explained Rula Ghani, the First Lady of Afghanistan, on May 13 at the United States Institute for Peace.

As an advocate for […]

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Raul Herrera, Counterpart Board Member and Visionary

Counterpart International Board Member and Vice Chair Raul Herrera is driven by justice. Although an accomplished corporate attorney, it is his years of pro-bono work that recently won him accolades.

In April 2016,

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Dominican Republic Isn’t Coasting Through Climate Plans

On April 18, 2016, the Vice President of the Dominican National Council on Climate Change, Omar Ramírez Tejada, met with Counterpart International President and CEO, Joan Parker, Board Chair, Deborah Nolan, the Executive Director of […]

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