Marianne Shearer

Entreprenueral senior non-profit professional with broad experience in management, strategic communications, business development and fundraising focused on gender equity, healthcare, girls’ education, reproductive health and rights and conservation. Talent for creating mission-based initiatives, building organizational structure, and implementing integrated operations. Strength in forging partnerships, working effectively iin coalitions and building relationships with donors. Experience leading complex international teams, developing realistic budgets and managing project with a leadership style that values the opinions of others, provides clear direction, explicit expectations, metrics and outcomes, seasoned with a sense of humor and encouragement for individual creativity. Skilled in combining traditional fundraising and communications strategies with innovative solutions to reach target audiences.