Fred Fournier

Father, Volunteer, and Consultant in Paris, France

Fred Fournier

Father, Volunteer, and Consultant in Paris, France

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I've been Managing Director of Optimus Agency then Hopening Group, the independent and leading French 360° fundraising company, I have more than 20 years of experience in fundraising. Specializing in marketing services, my expertise combines online and offline fundraising programs.

I helped execute direct mail, telephone, digital fundraising and special events for a wide range of organizations – such as Salvation Army, 30 Millions d'Amis, French Téléthon (AFM), Handicap International, Unicef, Curie Center Care Foundation, Mme Jacques Chirac’s Hospital Foundation, French Red Cross, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, World Wildlife Foundation, Nicolas Hulot Foundation, Caritas France, and many of others. I provided a wide range of fundraising assistance – strategic planning, direct mail planning, online programs, and so forth.

I was a Board Member of the Washington-based e-Philanthropy Foundation, and was its first representant for Europe. I became ePmt (ePhilanthropy Master Trainer) of the Foundation. Co Autor to a book led by Wiley Edition (« Internet Management for Nonprofits”), currently released and Member of advisory board of Sofii (The Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration).

I am a speaker at an international level for Resource Alliance (speaker at the International Fundraising Congress; the Fundraising Online Conference and the International Workshop on Resource Mobilisation Asia).
Member and a regular trainer and speaker for the French Fundraisers Association. Actually French Ambassador for the IFC and Global Leader for France for #GivingTuesday

I hold a master's degree in economics from the University of Economics in Montpellier.

I am married with Estelle and have two daughters, Violette and Suzanne. My passion : Wine, Diving and...Fundraising

  • Education
    • master degree