Recently, Eelco and his Dutch-American family moved back to New York, from where he has set up base for Global Philanthropic USA as a Senior Consultant. Since 2008 Eelco has been actively involved in the field in fundraising: he is a specialist in international grantmaking from American foundations, having worked with nonprofits all over the globe.
From 2015 till 2018 he held the position of Director of Fundraising and Development at Radboud University (Nijmegen, the Netherlands), focusing on planned giving, crowdfunding, major donor giving and pioneering in the combination of Gaming and fundraising. He loves to give trainings and presentations to fundraising and prospect research professionals, among others on US foundations giving internationally and the use of LinkedIn for fundraising strategy.
Prior to joining the fundraising field, Eelco worked extensively in international relations and international advocacy and strategy (EU, UN, nonprofits). As a volunteer, he has worked with passion at different Olympic and Paralympic Games and more recently, as an international Election Observer. He is a well-known supporter of the interests of Dutch citizens abroad and was a candidate for national parliament in 2017.
Eelco received his Master’s Degree from the University of Nijmegen (Netherlands, Law), the College of Europe (Poland, Masters in Advanced European Studies) and Columbia Law School (US, LL.M.). He is a Dutch and US citizen, has lived, worked and studied in several countries and speaks Spanish, Dutch, French, German and English.