Simona approached the world of fundraising during her 15-year experience within the university sector. Since 2011 she has been running ENGAGEDin, a consultancy firm on fundraising and strategic philanthropy, based in Italy and operating internationally, which integrates consultancies with training activities for NGOs and INGOs, universities, and non-profit centres.
Simona specialised at the post-graduate Fundraising School at Università di Bologna, is a co-author of a book on political fundraising for Italian parties and a regular contributor to blogs and magazines about fundraising and philanthropy.
As a proud member of the Italian Association of Fundraisers and the UK Institute of Fundraising, Simona strongly believes that working to support the non-profit sector is what fulfils her personal motto, taken by the poet Alexander Pope: “Act well your part, there all the honour lies".
Special interest groups
- Relationship fundraising