Francis has more than four years of experience in the nonprofit sector. He earned a Master’s degree in Philanthropy and Social Innovation from Universita di Bologna, Italy, and an MBA in International Management from Northern Illinois University, U.S. In the past year, he worked as Resource Mobilization Officer in Apnalaya, a nonprofit organization for the slum welfare in Mumbai, India. With Apnalaya, he was responsible in fundraising and marketing communications planning. He also developed a social entrepreneurship program for the youth in Mumbai to help them realize their latent potentials and to avoid dropouts in schools. Francis has extensively experienced the implementation of country programs of the United Nations in the Philippines, U.S., Italy, Spain, and Israel. Through these experiences, he acquired skills in research, international development, and public-private partnerships. As a global citizen, Francis is most passionate about cross-cultural understanding and multi-sectoral collaboration to achieve world peace and unity.
Host Organization: Points of Light
Role at Host Organization: Francis will develop and implement Points of Light’s global marketing and communications strategy, conduct international market research and feasibility studies, and support new product development.