I show fundraisers and nonprofits profitable action steps for building deep donor relationships and help your organization go from reactive to proactive fundraising.
Here’s my official bio:
I’m an international fundraising and education expert and CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) who’s been featured on SOFII (UK), AFP Global (USA), Fundraiser Magazin (Germany), and The Charity Report’s 2020 List of Exceptional Women (Canada). I help non-profits worldwide build deep relationships with donors. Through my work with several small and large NGOs spanning North America and Europe (including biggies like Doctors without Borders and the American Red Cross) I’ve seen firsthand that transactional donor relations are unsustainable and that helping supporters get inspired by aligning their values and dreams with a non-profit’s mission is pure magic for getting donors to love you, advocate for your mission, and happily give you transformational gifts.
I’m a highly trained major gift officer, whose worked in North America and in Europe and who doesn’t believe in gift levels (ask me about this). Experienced in analysis, strategy, and capacity-building through my PhD in Critical Theory and Postcolonial Literature, I’m the creator and curator of the Relationships Are Everything Summit – the global fundraising summit for relationship fundraisers – and a committee member of both the Swiss and the US fundraising association, SwissFundraising and AFPGlobal respectively. As a multi-passionate entrepreneur, my biggest passion is changing the world through the social good sector. Through my studies with both Dr. Adrian Sargeant and Dr. Jen Shang, I have a diploma in fundraising and a certificate in philanthropic psychology with distinction, which makes me one of few individuals trained in identity-based fundraising aka donor-centricity 3.0.
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