Wonu Owoade, a Nigerian national, grew up in the United Kingdom and now lives in the Netherlands.
Wonu has over a decade’s experience in fundraising. Her interest in fundraising and the not for profit sector started in her youth where she volunteered for charities such as Oxfam, UNICEF UK and Christian Aid.
Since then she has built considerable experience working for a range of NGOs including Plan International UK, Christian Aid, Girl Effect and the More than Brides Alliance, a partnership between Oxfam Novib, Simavi, Population Council and Save the Children Netherlands.
She has worked with trusts, foundations and governmental donors based in the UK, Europe, the US and Asia. Through her career to date, she has learnt considerably about what makes donors tick and key principles around fundraising best practice.
Wonu also has experience in running training sessions on various aspects of fundraising including grant writing, prospect research, donor cultivation, donor stewardship and diversifying income streams. She has run training sessions at various charities including Wetlands International.
Wonu has an BA in Ancient History and History (2:1) from the University of Nottingham and an MSc in Africa and International Development from the University of Edinburgh.
Key skills/experience held:
– Proposal Writing
– Grant Management
– Prospect Identification
– Donor Profiling
– Prospect Management and Cultivation
– Donor Stewardship
– Fundraising Strategy