As IDMC’s Business Development Manager, Dawn leads the implementation of IDMC’s fundraising strategy and is the primary contact for all of IDMC’s existing and prospective funding partners.
Dawn holds more than 10 years of experience in fundraising and resource mobilisation for non-profit organisations in both the relief and development sectors combined. Prior to joining IDMC, she spent four years working in the conservation sector, most recently with the World Wide Fund for Nature as Relationship Manager, Major Donors.
She has lived and worked in Sri Lanka, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Peru which provided her with a keen understanding of the complex challenges faced in humanitarian settings, while offering her detailed knowledge of humanitarian funding mechanisms. In her present capacity, Dawn is helping to build strategic partnerships with new donors for IDMC that includes private foundations and individuals, corporates, and new public sector partners.
Dawn has a Master’s degree in International Development from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver and is fluent in English and French.