Become a SOFII ambassador
You can support and even join our international network
There’s a whole wide world of opportunity awaiting.
Have you got what it takes to become a SOFII ambassador for your country?
Follow the links below to find out more:
SOFII’s ambassadors are international volunteers dedicated to promoting SOFII in the countries they come from. They help us ensure that SOFII reflects fundraising globally and that fundraisers worldwide benefit from this resource.
Currently, aside from promoting SOFII locally, our ambassadors are also building country profiles. These will help us all learn and better understand about the state of fundraising in their respective countries.
Although we already have a fantastic team, SOFII is still looking for more ambassadors to represent the countries not mentioned below. So, if you’d like to find out more about becoming an ambassador please download the documents and forms attached and send them to Carolina at SOFII – I'm the one on the left, above.
GregRobin Smith – Washington, DC – USA
GRobin brings over 30 years as a presenter, performer, educator and student of relationship building to his work becoming personally involved with the nonprofits he works with as well as the donors and communities they inhabit. GRobin believes in listening to what people have to say and acting on it. His most recent efforts have been to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Hardwick & Sons, Inc and The Society for Creative Anachronism. For GRobin, it’s all personal and that’s the best way to make it.
GregRobin Smith graduated from Eastern Washington University in theatre arts and has been working in the non-profit world since then. These are his two websites www.FiveRiversFundraising.org and www.Ben-Franklin.org
Clare McDowall – Canada
Clare has been a fundraiser for three years. Originally from Scotland, where she worked for Oxfam as a community fundraising /third party events manager, she now lives in Toronto Canada. As well as being one of our Canadian ambassadors, she works as content manager at CharityVillage.com and as a social media and online branding consultant.
Tiziana Fattori – Italy
In 1992, Tiziana decided to leave her family owned fashion company to manage the Italian branch of Actionaid. As executive director she developed the organisation and in 2001 it was the biggest NGO in the country, with over 65,000 sponsors. In 2003, Susanna Agnelli appointed her as general manager of her Foundation Il Faro in Rome. Tiziana has vast experience in nonprofit organisations, particularly starting new NGOs, business development and management.
In June 2012, she was asked by Plan International to start and develop the Italian affiliate, as national director/CEO of Plan Italia.
Roatchana (Nui) Sungthong - SOFII Thailand
Nui is currently based in Bangkok as the fundraiser for ActionAid Thailand, after more than three years service as operations officer for ActionAid International. Nui has a Master of Business degree in marketing and E-commerce from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is the co-founder of Fundraisers in Thailand Network, which is a rapidly growing group that already has 100 members.
A devout Buddhist and a loyal friend to many, Nui is committed to an existence of helping the disadvantaged and disempowered of this world. She believes that harmony could be restored through compassion and tolerance.
Sudeshna Mukherjee – India
Sudeshna is an Atlas Corps fellow from India based out of Washington, DC. For her fellowship she serves as part of GlobalGiving’s project team to support the open access initiative, devising a strategy for better engagement of social entrepreneurs hosting their projects on the website. Sudeshna has almost seven years experience in programme management and resource mobilisation functions across national and international NGOs such as Oxfam India, the Resource Alliance, Make-A-Wish Foundation of India and GIVE India. She began her career in monitoring and evaluation at GIVE India and gradually transitioned to implementing effective fundraising and donor stewardship strategies for corporations, new media and high net-worth individuals. In her last assignment with Oxfam India she focused on fundraising from corporations especially for disaster relief and rehabilitation projects. Sudeshna holds a Masters in social work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and a Masters Certificate in resource mobilisation and management from S P Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai, India.
in May 2008, Sudeshna was awarded a Pareto bursary to attend the 8th International Workshop on Resource Mobilisation organised by the Resource Alliance in Kuala Lumpur. She remains perpetually indebted to her generous benefactor Sean Triner, director of Pareto Fundraising in Sydney, Australia, who unlocked the world of SOFII to her. In her free time Sudeshna enjoys yoga and classic films.
Christiana Stergiou – Australia
Christiana is a fundraiser, consultant, copywriter, professional speaker and blogger. She is passionate about fundraising, especially bequest (legacy) fundraising and helping small nonprofits effectively raise more money.
Christiana has her own fundraising consultancy, Scribbly Bark, based in beautiful Byron Bay, Australia and in 2011, she founded www.fundraisingbooks.net to help fundraisers access excellent quality fundraising information and to learn as much as they can about fundraising.
Christiana is also an experienced and impassioned international speaker. In past years, she has presented highly rated sessions about bequests, donor relationships, small shop fundraising and direct marketing in conferences around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, the UK, India and the Philippines.
Christiana also blogs for SOFII. Her posts are inspired by some of the latest and greatest fundraising books, of which she is an avid reader, as well as the communications she gets from the many nonprofits she supports.