Valerio Melandri

Fundraising Consultant, Trainer & Educator, University of Bologna

Valerio is a professor at the University of Bologna, teaching the “Principles and Techniques of Fundraising” at the Faculty of Economics in Forlì, and is director of the Masters in Fundraising. A pioneer in the introduction of the discipline of “fundraising” into Italian universities, Valerio was the first professor to have taught it in a degree programme, and is one of the leading authorities in the field of Italian fundraising. He is founder and president of the Philanthropy Research Centre, a centre for research, training and consultancy, based at the Faculty of Economics in Forlì. He has published various books on philanthropy and is the creator and promoter of the first Italian Internet portal and blog on fundraising.