Adele Nandan is major gifts manager for The Chicago Community Trust.
Nandan is responsible for the development of strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors.
Before joining the Trust, Nandan was Vice President of Business Development and External Relations at RefuSHE and before that role, she worked at Opportunity International as Director of International Education. She is an accomplished international development advisor with over 25 years of management experience in global markets, predominantly in Africa, India, and South America. She has a proven track record of building strategies, volunteer engagement, donor cultivation, partnerships and coalitions among non-profit organizations, philanthropists, foundations, and corporations.
In her various roles, Nandan has worked as a hands-on advisor on fundraising tactics to reach revenue goals and scaling strategy. She has extensive success including 6-figure fundraising gains, significant increased donor commitment and giving, and a history of improving donor engagement for non-profits. Presently, Nandan is a board member of Flourish Rwanda and runs a tourism business, The JoYOUs Journey.
Born and raised in the Chicago area, Nandan holds a BA in Political Science and International Relations from Texas Christian University and a MA in Organizational Management.