By• January 24, 2011
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The 101 Team
101fundraising has been founded on 8 February 2011 by Reinier Spruit and Jeroen Beelen. Due to the success of the crowdblog the team expanded with Sarah Clifton, Marjolein van de Paverd and Victor van der Veen early 2012. Elsbeth Takkenberg and Rebecca Davies joined early 2014.
Reinier Spruit works for Greenpeace International (GPI) as an International Fundraising Manager, providing fundraising leadership and strategic guidance to priority offices. He started as fundraiser for Médecins du Monde in 2001. Five years later he switched to Médecins Sans Frontières, first as a fundraiser and later as Head of Fundraising. In 2010 he moved to GPI. Check out his website to find out more about him. Connect to Reinier:
Jeroen Beelen works for World Animal Protection, since september 2014, being responsible for all online channels. He is working in fundraising for 10 years. He began in 2005 at SOS Children’s Villages Netherlands (SOS Kinderdorpen), where he was a fundraiser for the consumer market, responsible for all online activities and the donor-database. After 5 years he started working for Dutch Red Cross where he was responsible for the online marketing. Before switching to the charity sector he worked on marketing, internet and CRM at several commercial companies. Connect to Jeroen:
Sarah Clifton began her fundraising career in the U.S. working for animal protection and human rights organizations. In 2008 she moved to the Netherlands and worked as a consultant while learning the language. She is now the manager of the fundraising team at World Animal Protection in the Netherlands. Connect to Sarah:
Marjolein van de Paverd has learned all fundraising tips & tricks while working as a fundraiser for Greenpeace for more than 10 years. In 2011 she postgraduated on CRM and customer-oriented businesses. Marjolein currently works as Senior Fundraiser at Stichting AAP on lead generation, donor recruitment and major donors and has a great passion for creating effective online campaigns. Connect to Marjolein:
Victor van der Veen is manager private fundraising at CliniClowns. In this role he is responsible for donor recruitment, as well as retention. Online (direct) marketer by trade but switched to fundraising later on. Has worked as a fundraiser for War Child in Amsterdam and was responsible for marketing & communication at Action Aid The Netherlands. Previously he worked for (online) advertising agencies and a large energy company. Connect to Victor:
Elsbeth Takkenberg works as senior fundraiser at VUmc Cancer Center Amsterdam. She has previously worked for Medecins Sans Frontieres, Plan Nederland and the University of Amsterdam. She is specialized in major gifts and legacies and is passionate about building strong and long lasting relationships between NGO’s and donors. Connect to Elsbeth:
As director of fundraising for Médecins sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders Canada, Rebecca Davies leads a team raising over $31 million annually (Canadian dollars). She has previously fundraised for Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, Women’s College Hospital Foundation, and the University of Toronto. Currently serving on the Historic Houses Museum Board of Toronto, Rebecca is past vice-president of the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Centennial Foundation. She is an active musician and plays hockey. Connect to Rebecca:
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