Sarajean Rossitto, Tokyo-based nonprofit NGO consultant, facilitates workshops, close upseminars and projects aimed at developing skills, organizational capacity understanding of global issues and effective partnerships.

Looking for ways to improve your nonprofit NGO’s capacity? Looking to motivate your staff through community involvement? Looking for ways to get involved in community work? Drop me a line using the comment box below.

Interested in new employee training programs or workshops? I am working on new training programs for professionals new to international development and NGOs. Contact me for more information.

Recent project news: 

From January 2015 TUJ – TUH US Japan NGO training program –

TUJ ContEd will offer international collaborative course on  NGO management together with TU Harrisburg.
This international collaboration is funded by the U.S.- Japan Foundation.

November 2014  TITP Advocacy campaign development workshop series

November 2014 – JICA training program

October 2014 – Japan PlatForm Humanitarian Response Workshop –  focused capacity development of NGO leaders from Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea committed to disaster response. http://usjapantomodachi.org/2014/11/13953/

Summer through Winter 2014/15 ARI project publications and conference presentations –

The ICERI2014 Proceedings including papers and presentations about the Asian Rural Institute (JAPAN) evaluation project



April 2013 – Japan WiN conference with FEW Board President:IMG_0469

October 2013 – Sarajean at the WiN Global conference in SAVVY Tokyo http://www.savvytokyo.com/womens-international-networking-conference-2013/

Since November 2013 Sarajean starting working with Fundrex on a Hiroshima support project. More details to follow.

In Summer 2013 she was also excited to join Peace Boat for a week of workshops on board!  Workshop listings  can be found here.

DSC01823Since January 2013 Sarajean has been working with the Asian Rural Institute in Tochigi Prefecture on an evaluation of their training program.  More information http://www.ari-edu.org/en/2013/09/27/english-ari-evaluates-its-training-program-supported-by-fetzer-institute/

Since March 2011, Sarajean has been serving as the Japan Program Adviser for Give 2 Asia assisting in support and fund disbursement to recovery and rebuilding projects in North East Japan.


My regular blog features updates on events, jobs and other social issues news. The blog I created on March 13, 2011 is no longer updated but has old Tohoku relief information.

Tips on giving can be found on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9nzb36HaMg&feature=related

Spring 2012 interview in the Temple University Japan Campus Newsletter

See the latest info on 2013 workshops.  Articles are also online.

Basic information about my work and what I do:

Workshops:Training for Skill development

  • Through skills-based trainings, Sarajean’s workshops aim to enhance the performance and capacity of international organizations, nonprofits and NGOs. Sarajean collaborates with organizations to assess organizational needs and participants’ know-how, in order to develop unique training programs aimed at achieving organizational goals.

sj-edit-psc2Seminars: Outreach for Public Awareness Raising.

Targeting corporate staff, university students, professional associations and the general public, Sarajean gives presentations on social and global issues aimed deepening knowledge of issues and solutions, while encouraging local community involvement.

Projects: Organization & Network Development

  • Works with organizational leadership to develop collaborative projects, strategic plans for organizational growth and partnerships between international organizations and those in Japan.

Corporate Partnerships with Nonprofits.

  • Sarajean assists corporations develop effective community engagement programs. By providing information and program plans, she serves as a liaison between corporations and local organizations, facilitating sustainable partnership development.

Publications: Support & Development.closeup 3

  • Sarajean has contributed to a better understanding of the Japanese nonprofit NGO sector by writing and editing books, newspaper articles, magazine features and journal articles.

presentingSarajean’s background: Before working independently, Sarajean spent four years coordinating the bilateral exchange of nonprofit professionals between the US and Japan for Japan-US Community Education & Exchange (JUCEE). She also worked for 6 years with the Tokyo YMCA. Sarajean holds a Columbia University Masters of International Affairs degree with a focus on human rights in East Asia and an undergraduate degree in Sociology.

Contact :Use the comment box to contact Sarajean with your questions or comments. Let’s see how we can work together!


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