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Our Expert Trainers

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Our Team of Trainers work tirelessly to provide thorough knowledge on topics to the participants to enhance their knowledge and improve skills in their fields.  

Meet the Team

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 Ms Marianna Occhiuto

 

Country of Residence: Italy

 

Area of Specialisation

Fundraising using social media, Crowdfunding, Event management.

 

Training subject

Fundraising using Facebook - theory and practice,

Crowdfunding,

Event management, festivals and special occasions as fundraising vehicles.

Panel discussion member.

 

Formal Education

Master in nonprofit management from SDA Bocconi University, Italy.

Double bachelor in international affairs from John Cabot University, Italy and University of Wales, United Kingdom.

 

Additional Educational Qualifications

Certificate of strategic planning and fundraising management from Rome School of Fundraising, Italy.

Certificate on digital fundraising: social media, email marketing, web and digital advertising from Rome School of Fundraising, Italy.

 

Work Experience in Project Management/Fundraising

Head of fundraising and partnership, ASCS/SIMM (Scalabrini International Migration Network) Europe and Africa, Italy.

Head of communication and fundraising, ASCS (Agenzia Scalabriniana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo), Italy.

Communication and marketing consultant, ReStore the Franchising Factory, Italy.

Project manager, Susan G Komen Europe Network, Italy.

Individual and corporate fundraiser, Susan G Komen, Italy.

Event manager consultant, PE Eeenti, Italy.

Fundraising intern, Italian Committee of the World Food Programme, Italy.

 

Teaching Experience in Project Management/Fundraising

Fundraising guest lectures

John Cabot University, Italy.

The American University of Rome, Italy.

Notre Dame University Rome Global Gateway, Italy.

Loyola University, Italy.

PRISMA Training, Italy.

Urbaniana University, Italy.

 

Language Known: Italian, English, French and Spanish.

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Ms Michele Kay

Country of Residence: South Africa

 

Area of Specialization

Nonprofit and development sector specialist.

 

Training Subject

Training moderator.

Panel discussion member.

 

Formal Education

Master in public and development management from University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Postgraduate diploma in public management from University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Postgraduate certificate in programme and project management from University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Marketing management diploma from Vaal Triangle Technikon, South Africa.

 

Additional Educational Qualifications

Foreign fundraising and proposal writing certificate from Papillon, South Africa.

Grant management certificate from USAID/PEPFAR, South Africa.

 

Work Experience in Project Management/Fundraising

CFLI Coordinator South Africa, Lesotho and Namibia, Canadian Government/High Commission, South Africa.

Director Social Impact Consulting, South Africa.

Managing Director, Institute of Training and Education for Capacity Building, South Africa.

National Programme Manager, Starfish Greathearts Foundation, South Africa.

Managing Director, EcoCity, South Africa.

Project Director, 17 Shaff Training, South Africa.

 

Teaching Experience in Project Management/Fundraising

Nonprofit and development sector specialist.

Language Known: English.

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 Mr Percy Patrick

Country of Residence: United Kingdom

 

Area of Specialisation

Fundraising management for faith and community-based organisations and small size not-for-profit organisations.

Organising fundraising training for faith and community-based organisations and small size not-for-profit organisations.

Project proposal for the institutional donors.

 

Training Subject

Fundraising strategies for faith-based organisations.

 

Formal Education

Masters of Arts in Sociology from Savitribai Phule University of Pune, India.

Bachelor of Commerce from Gujarat University, India.

 

Additional Educational Qualifications

Making market works training programme from The Springfield Centre, United Kingdom.

Effective fundraising from the Directory of Social Change, United Kingdom.

Diploma in event management from the Institute of Event Management, United Kingdom.

Post graduate diploma in public relations from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Rajendra Prasad Institute of Communication and Management, India.

 

Work Experience in Project Management/Fundraising

Grants Management, Compliance and Reporting Manager, CDP, United Kingdom.

Programme Manager (Africa and Asia), Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) Caritas Scotland, United Kingdom.

Associate Director, World Vision, India.

 

Teaching Experience in Project Management/Fundraising

Fundraising methods

PRISMA, Italy.

The Spring Rain Global Foundation Inc, Philippine.

 

Language Known: English, Hindi and Gujarati

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 Ms Isabella Lalli

Country of Residence: Italy

 

Area of Specialisation

Legacy, Planned Giving and Mail Marketing.

 

Training subject

Legacy, planned giving and mail marketing.

 

Formal Education

Master in global studies for international cooperation specialised in Africa from University of Turin, Italy.

Bachelor in international sciences and diplomatic affairs from University of Bologna, Italy.

 

Additional Educational Qualifications

Advanced training: Talents for fundraising, Italy.

Risk management: working in high-risk countries, impact skills.

Project cycle management and theory of change, mapping change.

Project cycle management, ISPI Summer School, Italy.

 

Work Experience in Project Management/Fundraising

Coordinator, Rainbow for Africa, Italy.

Operation Coordinator, Officine Buone Case, Italy.

Director, Cantiere Fundraising, Italy.

Junior Project Manager, Istituto Cooperazione e Suiluppo, Italy.

Fundraiser, Per gli Ospedali, Job4Good & Assif, Italy.

 

Teaching Experience in Project Management/Fundraising

Fundraising.

 

Language Known: Italiano, English, French, Russian and Arabic.

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 Fr Donatien Twizeyuremyi

Country of Residence: Rwanda

 

Area of Specialisation

Project Management in International Development.

Fundraising and Donor Relations.

 

Training Subject

Fundraising Landscape in Africa.

 

Formal Education

Master in Business Administration, Kigali Independent University, Rwanda.

Master in Development Studies, Kigali Independent University, Rwanda.

Bachelor in Development Studies, Kigali Independent University, Rwanda.

Bachelor in Theology Studies, Nyakibanda Major Seminary, Rwanda.

Philosophy Studies, Kabagayi Major Seminary, Rwanda.

 

Additional Educational Qualifications

Certificat en “Pogramme de Formation approfondie en Comptabilité ».

Certificat de Participation dans la Formation sur la Politique de l’enfance.

Certificat de participation dans la Formation sur la gestion des ressources humaines.

Certificate of completion of two months training in Professional English Upper- Intermediate 2 by BRITISH COUNCIL (Grade A).

Certificate in Church Management from Villanova University (USA).

 

Work Experience in Project Management/Fundraising

Director, Caritas Archdiocese of Kigali, Rwanda.

President Justice and Peace Commission Archdiocese of Kigali, Rwanda.

Deputy Secretary General, Caritas Rwanda.

Diocesan Chaplain, Pastoral of Youth Archdiocese of Kigali, Rwanda.

Assistant Priest, Catholic Parish Saint Charles Rwanga (Nyamirambo), Rwanda.

 

Teaching Experience in Project Management/Fundraising

Project Management in International Development.

Fundraising and Donor Relations.

 

Language Known

Kinyarwanda, French and English

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 Mr John Peter Nelson

Country of Residence

India

 

Area of Specialisation

Project management.

Human resource management.

Organisational development.

Disaster management.

 

Training Subject

Fundraising landscape in Asia.

 

Formal Education

Master in Arts from University of Madras, India.

 

Additional Educational Qualifications

 

 

Work Experience in Project Management/Fundraising

Executive Director, Indo Global Social Service Society, India.

Head of Department, Caritas India.

Coordinator, Caritas Asia, Thailand.

 

Teaching Experience in Project Management/Fundraising

Project management.

Human resource management.

Organisational development.

Disaster management.

 

Language Known

English, Tamil and Hindi.

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 Dr Pekham Basu

Country of Residence: India

 

Area of Specialisation

Teaching, field work coordination, supervision and guiding academic research.

Corporate Social Responsibility.

 

Training Subject

Corporate Social Responsibility.

 

Formal Education

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in History from Loreto College, Calcutta University, India.

Master of Arts in Social Work (Family and Child Welfare) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences India.

 

Additional Educational Qualifications

Diplomacy Training Programme Human Rights, Advocacy and Business from Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Australia.  

 

Work Experience in Project Management/Fundraising

Assistant Professor, Tata Institute of Social Science, India.

Skills Development Director, HURT (Human Rights) Foundation, India.

Director, Mine Labour Protection Campaign, India.

Consultant, Corporate Social Responsibility, EdlGive Foundation, India.

Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Fullerton India Credit Company Limited, India.

 

Teaching Experience in Project Management/Fundraising

Teaching, field work coordination, supervision and guiding academic research.

Corporate Social Responsibility.

 

Language Known: English

Dr Glenda Miro Antonio

 

Country of Residence: Philippines

 

Area of Specialisation

Fundraising and gift giving for congregation, school and corporate.

 

Training Subject

Capital Campaign Design

 

Formal Education

Doctoral Degree in Education Management from University of San Jose Recoletos, Philippines.

Registered Nurse from Velez College, Philippines.

 

Additional Educational Qualifications

Certified fundraising manager from Indiana University, Indianapolis, United States of America.

International registered financial consultant from the International Association of Registered Consultants, Ohio, United States of America.

 

Work Experience in Project Management/Fundraising

CEO of Spring Rain Global

Strategic planning sessions among corporates, faith-based organisations, foundations and non-profit organisations.

Seminars and workshops on financial management and retreat programmes on personal finance and financial stewardship.

 

Teaching Experience in Project Management/Fundraising

Fundraising and gift giving for congregation, school and corporate.

 

Language Known: English

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 Ms Hannah Sibertz

Country of Residence: Austria

 

Area of Specialisation

Project development and fundraising from micro project to European Union project.

 

Formal Education

Masters of Arts in International Development Studies from University of Vienna, Austria.

B.SC Economics from University of Cologne, Germany.

 

Additional Educational Qualifications

 

Work Experience in Project Management/Fundraising

Funding manager, T-Mobile, Vienna Austria.

Funding advisor, Austrian Red Cross, Vienna Austria.

Consultant, Education Foundation, Vienna Austria.

Head of Internat Projects, Missio Austria, Vienna Austria.

Team Coordinator Asia, Don Bosco Action Austria, Vienna Austria.

 

Teaching Experience in Project Management/Fundraising

 

Language Known: German, English and French.  

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