VP of Business Development & External Relations
Adele Nandan is an accomplished international non-profit advisor with over 20 years of management experience in global markets, predominantly in Africa, India, and South America. In her various roles, Adele has worked as a hands-on advisor on fundraising tactics to reach revenue goals and scaling strategy. She has extensive success in leading six-figure fundraising gains, increased donor commitment and giving, and improving donor engagement for non-profits. Adele started her career in customer service, external relations, and event management in the airline industry. In 2008, she joined Opportunity International where she oversaw the International Education department. Her responsibilities included all donor, media, photography, filming, and corporate visits to the field, donor cultivation strategy, and procuring client products for headquarters. During her time with Opportunity International, Adele oversaw the planning and execution of over 430 trips to emerging markets to create memorable experiences for donors. In 2016, Adele started her own company that matched Fortune 500 clients, non-profits, and corporate foundations with philanthropy and tourism to the communities they support. She was able to build her company to a six-figure agency within two years, and increase donor support to various global non-profits. On several occasions, Adele has addressed an auditorium of over 3,500 women on how women can empower other women, no matter which part of the world they live in. Adele holds a BA in Political Science and International Relations and an MA in Organizational Management.