Smaranda Cosma is a fundraising and communications specialist with 8+ years’ experience working for the third sector. Originally from Romania, where she obtained a master’s degree in conference interpreting and translation, she has lived in Germany, the UK and Portugal.
She is passionate about international development, specialising in growth of unrestricted income and has successfully managed community and major donor fundraising with a focus on creating fundraising and cultivation events for high net worth individuals. Smaranda has demonstrable experience in development and implementation of strategic plans for income generation for projects in healthcare provision and education for vulnerable populations worldwide.
More recently, she has been prospecting the Portuguese third sector which is in the midst of a fantastic growth period, while at the same time struggling with lack of funding diversification and outdated practices. Her long term goal is to contribute to the sustainability of small to midsized Portuguese NGOs and her vision is of a world where, according to capabilities, everyone contributes to the greater good.
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