Olumide Adisa (BSc, MSc)Ivsm
Olumide Adisa is an academic, a development economist, chartered accountant, PRINCE2 practitioner, and an experienced international fundraising expert. She has over seven years’ experience working in the third sector in the UK, as well as a brief stint in the venture capital sector, raising millions of pounds for UK and overseas charities.
With a strong vision and passion to achieve successful fundraising outcomes for charities and community groups both in the UK and abroad, Olumide has utilised her unique research skills in identifying trusts and grants fundraising income in challenging funding environments. Her previous roles have involved fundraising strategy creation and execution, as well as designing innovative ideas and developing projects to secure funding. She boasts an impressive trust fundraising portfolio with major funders, including BIG Lottery Funding, Heritage Lottery Fund, BBC Children in Need, and CIPE.
Olumide’s deep knowledge and record of accomplishment in designing winning bids to trusts and foundations, tender contracts with city councils as well as EU funding expertise sets her apart in the field of international fundraising including postgraduate funding.
She has facilitated training sessions on writing successful fundraising proposals, and has helped numerous community groups become sustainable. She is also passionate about volunteering as a tool for empowerment and an active citizenry. She began her volunteering journey as an intern with the World Bank Institute in 2006. She currently provides fundraising and project development expertise on a pro-bono basis to two human development charities namely – EDP Trust, UK, and BPW Lagos, Nigeria.
An Associate member of the Institute of Fundraising in England and Wales, Olumide holds a pending PhD Degree in Economic Sociology, an MSc degree from the School of Economics at University of Nottingham, and a BSc Honours degree in Economics from Lagos State University, Nigeria. She is a member of Soroptomist International, Great Britain, and North Ireland (SIGBI), and lends her voice to various gender equality debates around the globe.