With a Master’s degree in International Solidarity and 15 years of international experience in fundraising and project management, both as a fundraiser and a donor, I offer my expertise to Swiss and foreign non-profit organisations in the fields of fundraising, project design, organisational process implementation and support for NGOs wishing to set up in Geneva.
I am flexible, so tell me what your needs are! Whether it’s short-term, one-off support or long-term coaching as a member of your team, I can provide you with a tailored, personalised package to overcome the challenges you face.
I work alone or in collaboration with other consultants and networks in order to bring complementary expertise and ensure excellent results.
> Creating your fundraising strategy and action plan
> Implementation at all stages of the funding cycle and for all types of targets
> Interim management
> Creation of solid projects and logical frameworks
> Creation or improvement of your project proposals
> Development and review of your budgets
> Creation of a report template and monitoring tools
> Audit and improvement of your internal processes for greater efficiency
> Creation of tools adapted to your needs
> Capacity building through training and coaching
MOVING TO GENEVA
Switzerland, and more particularly the Canton of Geneva, is an opportunity for foreign organisations. But you need to know where to start! I propose to be your key contact in order to guide you in this process and in the definition of the strategic actions necessary for a successful installation.
« We are very satisfied with our collaboration with Emilie. Her sound advice and invaluable teamwork in preparing our projects were of fundamental importance to our fundraising. Her skills, flexibility, responsiveness, courtesy and attentive approach are undeniable assets. We would like to express our deepest gratitude and look forward to working with her again in the future.»
The Non-Violence Project Foundation
« Four profiles are necessary in fundraising: the one who understands the vision of the beneficiary organization, the one who knows how to translate this vision into the language of the donor, the one who masters the legal, administrative and technical mechanics of the donation and the one who, as a mediator, knows how to put oil in these many wheels. Emilie Compignie succeeds in embodying all four profiles at once. Beyond the professional skills, she is committed and engaged in doing good to others, the world of philanthropy needs personality like hers. »
The CyberPeace Institute
RESULTS IN FIGURES
CHF COLLECTED IN 5 YEARS FOR 10 NGO
I offer fifteen years of international expertise in fundraising and project management. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from La Sorbonne and a Master’s degree in International Solidarity from the Faculty of Social Sciences – Institut Catholique – in Paris.
Having lived in East AfricaI have extensive field experience in international development. I have worked with various non-profit organisations, including in North America where I learned fundraising techniques such as brand association with companies or organising major fundraising events. For example, I helped organize gala evenings in partnership with Cirque du Soleil for a prestigious Canadian foundation ($35M raised since 2013).
After having founded and managed a company in France, I returned to the non-profit sector to professionalize Swiss NGOs that have seen their annual budget triple in 2 years.
I keep a foot in Africa by being a Board Member of a Kenyan NGO, Trees for Kenya, implementing environmental conservation projects; and an Ambassador for the South African initiative NNI (No Name Initiative) promoting community dialogue.
My major asset
I worked on the donor side as a Programme Officer for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, French Embassy in Kenya and for Somalia, where I was responsible for the selection of funding applications.
Launch of my independent consulting activity in Geneva.
Co-creation of a series of workshops to build the fundraising capacity of small and medium-sized nonprofit organisations. The Fundraising Bootcamp has been very successful in Geneva and internationally.
I work with a number of organisations of different sizes and on a variety of issues (the fight against poverty, the environment, education, children’s rights, etc.) and continue to provide training.
I represent the IFC Group (International Fundraising Consultancy) as Director for French-speaking Switzerland and I join Chapel & York Switzerland Foundation as a Board Member to promote transnational giving. I also teach at the University of Geneva, notably in the CAS / DAS in strategic philanthropy.
I am Co-Director of the executive education programme “Mastering Fundraising Practices” at the Graduate Institute in Geneva.