Abbie J. von SchlegellCFRE, has been in the development field for over 40 years, as a consultant for about half of her career with several national firms, and as a senior development officer with four institutions. She has held key development positions at Stanford University, where she was the Major Gifts director for Silicon Valley and at The University of Chicago in major gifts, capital campaigns and donor relations.
Abbie also was the Chief Development Officer for the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. and for Enterprise Community Partners in Columbia, MD. In the summer of 2007, she moved her consulting practice to the Berkshires in western Massachusetts. She presents regularly for AFP, CASE, various community foundations and nonprofit associations.
She is the editor of the first book on women’s philanthropy, Women as Donors, Women as Philanthropists, published by Jossey Bass in 1993, a best-selling handbook about women’s giving. She has spoken widely on this important subject, written numerous articles and continued research in the field, serving on numerous panels and committees to explore the issues.
She has recently joined BoardSource, based in Washington, DC, as a Certified Governance Trainer.
Adrian SalmonVice President, GG+A Europe, has 20 years of direct marketing fundraising experience in the higher education, arts and culture, and wider not-for-profit spheres.
Most recently, Adrian was Footsteps Fund Manager at the University of Leeds, where he dramatically increased the University’s number of donors, annual giving income, and contributions from integrated mail and online appeals. Adrian implemented an automated propensity scoring system, the first to be used by a university in the United Kingdom, and designed and implemented the University’s dedicated 20-seat fundraising call centre.
Prior to joining the University of Leeds, Adrian served for more than nine years with The Phone Room Ltd., as Director of Client Services and as Head of TPR Education. There, he headed numerous award-winning telephone campaigns for non-profit clients including the National Galleries of Scotland, Symphony Hall Birmingham, and the South Bank Centre; and established successful telephone fundraising campaigns for Salford University and Birkbeck College, University of London.
Adrian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Cambridge and is a Member of the Institute of Fundraising. Adrian serves on the Advisory Panel of Rogare, the new practitioner-focused fundraising think tank at Plymouth University’s Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy.
Alan Hutson is a senior consultant at the management centre (=mc), a London-based nonprofit management consultancy. He is also the managing partner of The Monument Group, a leading US-based consultancy that has helped nonprofit organizations tap their fundraising potential for the past 20 years. He is a trained economist, has been an adjunct faculty member of Virginia Commonwealth University, and has facilitated for the community engagement series of the Federal Reserve (5th District).
His consulting work demystifies the fund development process for nonprofit staff and their boards by removing psychological barriers and breaking technical challenges into manageable pieces. Alan’s recent international engagements have included Adeso (African Development Solutions), Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio, and working with UNICEF on their next global fundraising strategy.
He is a frequent speaker at the Association of Fundraising Professional’s International Conference and at the Southern African Institute of Fundraising, and has also recently spoken at Pursuant’s C-suite conference and ALDE’s annual conference.
Alan is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professional’s Fundraising Board, and is a member representative for the Giving Institute, a highly-selective organization that elects members that embrace and embody the core values of ethics, excellence, and leadership in advancing philanthropy.
Bekay Ahn has been working in the nonprofit sector for twenty years as author, lecturer, teacher and fundraising consultant. He also is Founder & Principal of the ICNPM(International Council for Nonprofit Management) where he provides strategic counsel to not for profit and corporate clients primarily in the areas of organizational development, team building, philanthropy, strategic planning and not-for-profit management and leadership. Bekay is a recognized expert and leader in philanthropic program design, implementation, evaluation, communication, and a wealth advisor who specializes in serving philanthropic families. His firm, ICNPM, is employed by high-profile national foundations, corporate philanthropies, and nonprofits from coast to coast, as well as by smaller regional or local foundations that want to achieve big impact. He is currently a faculty in Hanyang University in Korea. He holds a Masters and majored in Ph.D Engineering program from the University of Texas at Arlington. Bekay Ahn have been published six books “Fundraising Strategy for NPO”, ”The Power of Listening for Fundraiser”, “The Secret of Asking”, “Fundraising Strategy for NPO 2nd Edition”, “Pandora’s Box. and 'The New Wave of Philanthropy'. Bekay is a frequent speaker on philanthropy and has presented on topics such as global philanthropy trends, and philanthropy in Korea. His lecture and interview was aired and printed in various media.
Daniel Wilkins is a media professional specializing in out-of-home and digital media. In January 2008 he launched the first ever privately held media agency solely dedicated to the planning and buying of digital place-based media campaigns, called n2. In 2012, he successfully negotiated the sale of both of his companies, Wilkins Media Company and n2, to a private investment group.
In December 2013 Daniel launched Agency672, which simplifies the planning and buying process of all out-of-home media formats, as well as digital display media globally. He is also the Executive Director of the PVBLIC Foundation, a non-profit organization that harnesses the power of media to drive social change. PVBLIC works strategically to pair media space with key non-profits at the local, national and global levels. They utilize existing and emerging technologies to increase issue awareness around important causes and help non-profits amplify their message. The PVBLIC Foundation is best known for their work with the White House on the It’s On Us Campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault on college campuses in the United States, and for their work with the United Nations on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Daryl Upsall Based in Madrid, Spain, Daryl Upsall has worked for some 33 years with over 230 non-profits in 62 countries. Known for his leadership and innovation in fundraising he pioneered online/digital fundraising in the early 1990s and is credited as one of the creators of the global fundraising phenomenon of "face to face fundraising" 21 years ago.
As International Fundraising Director for Greenpeace International in the 1990s he was responsible for turning around Greenpeace’s global income, doubling net income whilst raising more than $1 billion USD.
Daryl Upsall & Associates SL provides strategic consulting support to most of the world’s leading INGOs. Daryl Upsall Consulting International SL, now his executive search agency has successfully hired over 416 posts for 175 clients in 121 locations worldwide. He co-owns Spain's leading telephone fundraising The Fundraising Company SL and also the face to face fundraising agencies International Fundraising in Spain in Italy, Portugal, Poland, Mexico, Colombia and Peru. In Spain his agencies have raised circa $1 billion USD for NGO clients over the last decade.
Daryl is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Fundraising and a Vice-Chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, responsible for all aspects of education and professional development.
Dominic Will is joint managing director of HOME Fundraising. He co-founded the unique door-to-door fundraising agency 14 years ago, and has overseen the development of the company to become the UK’s leading face-to-face agency and the largest commercial employer of fundraisers in Europe. Based on an ethical fundraising model, belief in genuine conversation, and centred around a positive leadership and people culture, HOME now employs over 1500 professional fundraisers working with many of the UK’s best known charities. The company has also established operations in India, working with some of the world's leading NGOs. Dom's early career saw him fundraising as a teenager, then later account managing telemarketing campaigns for ActionAid and other charities, managing commercial partnerships and devising award-winning employee engagement programmes for blue chip companies at Charities Aid Foundation.
Dom is a champion of great fundraising practice and training, a published business author and is a regular speaker and commentator within the fundraising sector.
Dr. Gwendolyn Pang is the Head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Country Cluster Support Team, Beijing.
Dr. Pang has over 19 years of extensive experience in leadership roles in humanitarian sector, having previously served as the Secretary General of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), Chairperson of the Asia Pacific Fundraisers' Network, Officer and Board of Trustee of the United Nations Association of the Philippines, Member of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, and other organizations.
Dr. Pang is regarded as a thought leader in partnership and resource development, volunteer development and management, health promotion and disease prevention, disaster preparedness, response and recovery and blood banking services.
Dr. Pang was responsible in professionalizing the fundraising efforts of the PRC. Making PRC's income sustainable and at the same time ensuring proper accountability, transparency and integrity.
In the recent history, Dr. Pang was responsible in managing one of the Red Cross Movement's largest Disaster Emergency Response and Recovery Operation which is the Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. Working side by side with over 200 partners and managing over USD 450 Million worth of resources.
Dr. Pang has been invited to speak in many leading international and national conferences and meetings around the world concerning various humanitarian issues.
Because of her achievements and significant contributions to humanity, Dr. Pang was recognized and conferred with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humanities by the Lyceum of Northwestern University. In 2015, Dr. Pang was a Florence Nightingale Awardee, which recognizes great courage and devotion to victims of armed conflict or natural disaster and is the highest international distinction a professional nurse can achieve.
Dr. Pang has devoted her time and talent to humanity and can be traced back when she was a young student, and has shown her distinctive ability to respond constructively to the evolving and challenging demands of time.
Fredis Managing Director of Optimus - a leading French fundraising agency. Fred has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising, including online and offline donor relationship. He has helped execute fundraising campaigns for a wide range of organisations, including The Fondation de France, Cancer Research Foundation, World Toilet Organization, Amnesty Internatrional France, The Salvation Army, WWF, Red Cross and many others.
Fred launched in France the ePhilanthropy Foundation and became ePhilanthropy Master Trainer. He is co-author of the book led by Ted Hart, Internet Management for Nonprofits. He is a member of the IFC Advisory Panel and he is also the French Ambassador for the IFC. He is a regular trainer and speaker for the French Fundraisers Association, ESSEC Business School, the IFC, IWRM Asia, and other international fundraising events.
Lynna Chandraventured into the not-for-profit world after spending over a decade in the investment banking industry. She established Rachel House in 2006 and pioneered the first pediatric palliative care service in Indonesia.
Lynna was elected as an Ashoka Fellow in 2012 for the impact of her work on the national health system in Indonesia. She serves on the Board of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) to advocate for better access to palliative care for children all over the world.
In 2011, she co-founded Absolute Impact Partners with the mission of alleviating poverty by creating equal access to essential services and providing equal opportunities for all. AIP is currently active in Indonesia and Myanmar.
Lynna serves on the boards of Bamboo Capital Management - a leading impact investment private equity firm and Ashoka: Innovators for the Public (Singapore) Limited.
Masataka UO is the founder and CEO of Japan Fundraising Association, a nationwide fundraisers' network that promotes philanthropic giving in Japan, and the founder and CEO of Fundrex.Co. Ltd, a leading fundraising, and NPO management consulting company.
He led the launch of the Certified Fundraiser (CFR) program in Japan and has organized annual fundraising conference in Japan. He also tries to expand “Learning by Giving” program in Japan.
He is also the Vice Chair of the Japan National Committee for the G-8 Social Impact Investment Task force and the Vice President of Japan Volunteer Coordination Association. He is one of the top leaders in Japan's fundraising/social investment sector with a track record of success in raising funds for social causes, cultural projects, and international development. Aside from serving at the Economic Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, he also worked for Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Michaela is an experienced fundraising professional with a strong generalist background and extensive experience in resource mobilization and business development. She has solicited gifts in the 5-7 figure level and raised over $20M up to date. During her work with WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) in Europe and Asia Pacific she has held various roles and successfully raised funds from the private and public sector with specific interest and expertise with major donors, corporate partnerships and foundations while promoting and implementing sustainable business targets. Having created and implemented key strategic partnerships and efficient funding plans that incorporate all level of stakeholders, she also effectively managed and mentored fundraisers locally and remotely.
Michaela is Founder and Managing Director of Fund4Mission where she helps organizations to increase revenue in order to better meet the needs of those they serve by developing customized strategies and operations and setting up best practices for fundraising.
Neil Hope A qualified transpersonal psychotherapist and expert practitioner in mindfulness and meditation, Neil Hope has been responsible for the training and development of tens of thousands of young people to be fundraisers and leaders at HOME. As one of the earliest practitioners in face to face fundraising, he has overseen the development of a business which has grown from an idea to an international concern made up of 18 offices in the UK and India and raising over £0.5 billion for charity.
Neil’s early years as a Buddhist monk encouraged him to consider the effect that individuals can have on the tone and outcome of the groups that they lead. These experiences and the thinking that he has developed over the last 25 years have resulted in the creation of a self-development and leadership model, the basic foundations of which are introduced in the book You Can’t Plant a Tree in Space.
Kunal Verma is the Managing Director from Centre for Fundraising in India. Kunal Is an international expert in Fundraising, communication and resource Mobilization.
In last 18 years he has helped multiple INGOs to strategize, explore and successfully establish fundraising operations in various countries. He has an indepth understanding of the global fundraising practices and growth markets.
In last three years, his focus has been to establish Asia as the key growth market for global sustainability of the development sector.
Nick Allen helps NGOs harness the power of the Internet and mobile to raise money, raise their voices, and build relationships. For the last 15 years, he has helped major international and U.S. organizations including Amnesty International, UNHCR, the Humane Society of the United States, Habitat for Humanity, and public radio stations build large online programs. Nick was founder and CEO of Donordigital, one of the leading U.S. online fundraising agencies, as well as Alma Global based in Barcelona. He is currently director of Open America in San Francisco, whose clients include the Humane Society of the United States, UNAIDS, Ceres Project, and other leading NGOs.
Penelope CagneyPresident and CEO Penelope Cagney MA, named a 2016 Top 10 USA Fundraising Expert by Philanthropy Media, has more than 25 years experience as a consultant in fundraising, governance and planning and has helped clients achieve multi-million dollar goals in transformative fundraising programs. She has consulted with the National Cultural Centre of Egypt and the National Trust of Italy. She is the co-editor of the 2015 AFP/Skystone Partners Prize in Research winner and planetcause.org 2015 Book Choice awardee “Global Fundraising: How the World is Changing the Rules of Philanthropy (Wiley/AFP 2013) and author of “Nonprofit Consulting Essentials: What Nonprofits and Consultants Need to Know” Jossey-Bass 2010. Penelope Cagney serves on the Board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International, a membership organization of more than 33,000 fundraising professionals worldwide where she chairs the International Development Committee. Ms. Cagney is affiliate professor in the Arizona State University Lodestar Nonprofit Management Institute and has taught at Columbia College and School of the Art Institute in Chicago and was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at American University in Cairo, Egypt. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). Ms. Cagney speaks on fundraising topics worldwide.
Stephen George is a Fundraising and Leadership Coach and Consultant focused on Leadership Driven Fundraising. Stephen is currently working globally on legacies with INGO’s including UNICEF and Oxfam and has over 30 years experience in charities most recently as Executive Director at Action on Hearing Loss and Director of Fundraising at Maggie's, a cancer charity. From 2006 to 2010 he led Legacy Fundraising at the NSPCC (National Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Children) where he introduced a new ‘conversation’ led approach and TV & digital campaign. In 1998 as Director of Community Appeals at the NSPCC, he was responsible for volunteer fundraising, schools, & events. In 1999 as part of the senior leadership of the largest social charity appeal in the UK, the Full Stop appeal, Stephen specifically led the appeal in the regions, which raised £55 million of the overall £260 million. Before joining the NSPCC, he was Head of Regional Fundraising at UNICEF and prior to that in a range of roles at disability charity Scope. He was chairman of Remember a Charity, a consortium of over 145 charities promoting gifts in wills, where he led the development of a new TV and digital campaign, focused on behavior change. He is now Vice Chairman of the UK’s professional fundraising organisation the Institute of Fundraising.
Usha Menon is founder of Usha Menon Management Consultancy (Asia), an international training and consultancy service working exclusively with social-impact organisations across Asia. She is advisor and program curator of this inaugural Global Fundraising Conference in China. Her multi-country client list include charities, arts/ health/ education organisations, think-tanks, UN entities, International NGOs, social enterprises, philanthropists, capability building organizations, amongst others. She brings a wealth of multi-country experience, expertise and insights on leadership, management and fundraising.
Usha has helped charities to expand their fundraising capabilities in-country, especially in the areas of local private sector fundraising through individual giving, philanthropic investments and corporate engagement which has transformed charity income sources drastically through local resource mobilisation across Asia. Her past careers include leadership positions at the National Council of Social Service/Community Chest in Singapore and as Asia -Pacific Regional Director for Resource Development and Programs for Habitat for Humanity International.
Usha is a keen observer and an active global participant of this sector for the past 28 years. A celebrated speaker, connector, mentor and consultant on non-profit management, leadership, and philanthropy, she has presented, trained, inspired and consulted across the globe in over 30 countries. Her blog ‘Asian Insights’ is followed by community leaders keen on enhancing social impact. www.ushamenonasia.com/blog
Her many volunteer appointments include serving on charity boards, mentoring non-profit leader and as advocate for policy environment changes to ensure local ownership of one’s destiny without heavy dependence on foreign aid
Dr. Isabel SIM PhD (Finance) The University of Western Australia.
Dr. Isabel Sim is Senior Research Fellow, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,National University of Singapore as well as Director (Projects), Centre for Social Development (Asia).
Prior to this, Isabel was at NUS Business School where she held joint appointments as Senior Lecturer, Department of Strategy and Policy, and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre of Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO).
At CGIO, she was the Head of Corporate Governance Practices where she served as the principal consultant for Singapore’s Governance & Transparency Index (GTI).
Isabel was also appointed as a member of the corporate governance experts’ panel to the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard from 2012 to 2014.
She was Assistant Professor at Univeristy of Western Australia Business School from 2003 to 2008.
Eddie Razak is Executive Vice President at Agensi Inovasi Malaysia, the national agency for innovation in Malaysia. He heads the Social Innovation team which looks at promoting innovation in society, through guiding the ideation and enterprise process particularly in young people; and innovation for society, through enablers for social participation. His work involves advocacy for policies and structures that can address social needs and promoting how government can work with social-purpose organisations and the private sector to facilitate social investment, intervention programmes and preventive approaches that address systemic social issues.
Eddie started his career in an investment bank and over the years had served in two major multinationals in oil & gas and in mobile telecommunications. He had also served in senior financial and investment positions in public-listed companies and headed the investor relations association for the stock exchange of Malaysia. He also does voluntary work in education and the social sector.