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Genevieve Marshall
Fundraising Lead and Fellow , Office of Astronomy for Development, International Astronomical Union
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Income generation and nonprofit leadership professional with over twenty years leveraging six and seven figure donations to deliver impact. Excellent relationship manager and skilled negotiator with an established global network. Experience in building and managing high performing teams to deliver data-informed programmes and growth strategies.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
- Fundraising Lead and Fellow, Office of Astronomy for Development, International Astronomical Union. Building capacity on the African continent to diversify income away from government funding, creating development boards and securing donations from leading international foundations. Management of a team of two.
- Head of Fundraising, International Astronomical Union. EUR 1 million raised from partners including Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Heising-Simons Foundation. Designed and delivered a fundraising strategy for major giving and membership for the IAU's 10-year strategy to 2030.
- Head of Major Giving, Refuge. GBP 2.8 million pounds raised from major doonors and funders such as the Chelsea Foundation. Designed a major gifts strategy including capital campaign and feasbility for an impact investing fund. Led a team of three, designed training for sxiteen staff members.
- Head of Fundraising, Aflatoun International. EUR 2.6 million raised from partners including Jacobs Foundation and Credit Suisse Foundation for international development

Previous experience includes the Interational Baccalaurate and working on medical research capital campaigns in the UK for organisations such as Cancer Research UK and Parkinson's UK.
- MSc Gender, Sexuality and Society, Birkbeck College, University of London (Merit)
- BSc (Hons) Archaeology, University of Bradford (2:1)
- HND Practical Archaeology, University Of Bournemouth
- Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, International House/Cambridge University
Affiliations and Achievements:
- Fundraising and Membership Committee member, African Astronomical Society (current)
- Steering group member, Astronomers for Planet Earth (current)
- Advisor, Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD), International Astronomical Union (current)
- Board member, Girls Make Games Scholarship Fund (Feb 22-Dec 22)
- €1 million raised and a global funding partnership network established (International Astronomical Union)
- Founder, Impact for Breakfast Netherlands chapter
- £10 million, Monument Trust, identifying the causes of Parkinson’s Disease (Parkinson’s UK)
- £1 million, an anonymous donor towards core funding (Refuge)
- £1 million, Chelsea Foundation, core funding (Refuge)
- $1 million, Mastercard Foundation, education for young mothers in Tanzania (Aflatoun International)
- £900,000, DFID Girls Education Challenge (Aflatoun International)

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    United Kingdom
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