Fred Fournier

Father, Volunteer, and Consultant in Paris, France

Fred Fournier

Father, Volunteer, and Consultant in Paris, France

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I am Fred, Founder and executive director of mind me the first Digital Fundraising Factory in France. We build or rebuild relationship and dialogue between brands and donors. We are donor centric, digital, creative, data addict, collaborative. We are mind me.

Previously I've been Managing Director of OPTIMUS then Associate Partner & Deputy Chair of HOPENING, a fundraising agency created by the merger of OPTIMUS and EXCEL agencies.

I'm over 20 years of senior-level experience in fundraising , working for most important french organizations such as Fondation de France, Cancer Research Foundation (Fondation ARC), French Red Cross, Hospital Foundation of Mme Jacques Chirac, French Salvation Army, Prince Albert II Foundation, WWF France, Amnesty France, Shoah Memorial Foundation, Polytechnique Foundation, Sciences Po ...

Fundraising experience in the private sector, specially on individuals including different techniques and channels : direct mail, phone fundraising, face to face, monthly giving program, legacy, mid and major donor strategy and digital fundraising. I am a passionate and committed fundraising professional and my expertise combines online and offline fundraising programs on individuals, corporate and foundations.

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