I am fortunate to be in the position where I can meet everyday heroes weekly, people who are working passionately to make the world a better place. One person is nearly impossible to mention, but from Finland I would like to bring up Martti Ahtisaari, the former president of Finland who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008 for his efforts to resolve international conflicts.
Carpe diem — and I am certainly living like that.
Again, I have been very fortunate. I came to fundraising sector “by accident.” For many years I had the privilege to organise big sport events and eventually managed to combine my event marketing experience and sport network to charity work, which became my passion. From 2010, I have had a great opportunity to work with fundraisers both abroad and in Finland.
Innovative. Passionate. Easily inspired.
Family, friends, nature, sports, happiness and, at the moment, summer.
Pia Tornikoski is a partner at Torniconsulting Oy, and secretary general of the Finnish Fundraising Association VaLa.
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