Julie Montgomery

Julie F. Montgomery has over 15 years of experience in the international development and humanitarian sector. Julie is currently the Director for Innovation and Learning at InterAction, the largest coalition of U.S.-based NGOs working on international development and humanitarian response. With an extensive background in project management, coalition-building, and partnerships, her expertise includes open data, design, and the use of technology for learning and impact. She currently leads InterAction's NGO Aid Map, which demonstrates what InterAction members are doing around the world. During her tenure at InterAction, Julie has spearheaded a diverse set of projects and initiatives spanning from international development and humanitarian response. Her work has included online learning, facilitation, training, gender audits, publication management, design, fundraising, and donor relations.

Julie also currently serves as an adjunct professor for Human Rights Education Associates (HREA), where she teaches a course on gender mainstreaming. She holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology, Bachelor of Arts in sociology, and Master of Arts in sociology from the University of Florida. She currently resides in Washington, DC with her family.


Tips on How to Network at the Forum - for Those Who Hate Networking

Sixteen. That’s the number of times I’ve attended InterAction’s Forum. Yes, you read that correctly. And after all these years, I still think there are ways I can better maximize this tremendous networking opportunity. I am an extrovert, but I’ll be the first to admit that I still have anxiety when it comes to networking at the Forum. Like most people, it doesn’t come easily to me. There is this pressure that I must meet people.

NGO Aid Map: See more. Do better.

There are certain moments in your life that you never forget. Some of mine include graduating from college, buying a home, and having a baby. The same thing happens in one’s career, and for me, today is one of those moments.

InterAction Maps Food Security Projects

Global food prices are at their highest level in several years, with the World Bank saying last month that another 44 million people joined the ranks of those living in extreme poverty in low and middle-income countries since June of last year.

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