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Vision of Change is excited to announce we have partnered with Forging Alliances to develop long term funding for our programs. Forging Alliances (FA) is an International Consulting firm specializing in funding development with a track record of raising more than $13 million through donor cultivation and grant-writing activities for their clients.
Alexander Easdale is Managing Principal of Forging Alliances.
Professionally, Alexander was most recently Associate Campus Director of Ana G. Mendez University System – South Florida Campus, where he helped manage the entire Campus operation, including academic and student affairs, and community outreach. Previously, he was Foundations Director at the Democracia USA project of National Council of La Raza, where he was charged with managing its institutional donor portfolio, while also supporting major individual donor fundraising.
Alexander has worked in Hispanics in Philanthropy, where he was responsible for leading program design, fundraising and project management for capacity building and economic development projects in varied regions such as Florida, North Carolina, Argentina, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico and Nicaragua. Alexander also worked with the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) Secretariat for the negotiations held in Panama and in Mexico, and as a consultant in the Argentine Consulate General in Miami.
Forging Alliance’s Vice-President, Knellee Bisram, is a Trinidad and Tobago native who has extensive experience in Latin America and the Caribbean.
She has held senior positions in the Free Trade Area of the Americas Secretariat, and has consulted for multi-sector international development projects aimed at socio-economic transformation in the region. Knellee has also supported fundraising and strategic planning initiatives through Alliance Consulting International and Forging Alliances.
Forging Alliances (FA) seeks mutually beneficial alliances and partnerships to deliver high quality services and products to their clients. A portion of their profits are used to support social causes and movements that align with their mission.
Forging Alliances partners with companies, individuals and nonprofits that have a like-minded philosophy and approach. Namely, those who share their values of Integrity, Empowerment, Alignment, Social Responsibility, Transformation and Inspiration.
Their primary services include: 1) Fundraising – both institutional and with individual donors, including nonprofit and political; 2) Business planning, capacity building and project management for small businesses and nonprofits; and 3) Education management strategies, bilingual models and curriculum development for schools, universities, government agencies and nonprofits.
Vision of Change is looking forward to our future endeavors together, cultivating our donor base and grant funding for our programs. We feel Forging Alliances is a perfect match for Vision of Change as our mission and vision are in alignment. As we seek to take Vision of Change to the next level it will be critical that we develop funding partners for our programs, develop staff positions for our organization and expand our programs to better serve children in need.