Vera Peerdemanfounder - senior consultant
“I want to bridge the gap between those who give and those who receive. When I speak with donors, I notice a gap between their perceptions and expectations and those of the organizations they support. I want to bring donors and organizations together to realize their ideals. That’s why I wrote ‘Friendraising‘ en ‘Weg van Filantropie‘ (Philanthropy Roadmap). When I speak at (inter)national seminars and congresses, I get inspired by interacting with the fundraisers in the audience, by learning from each other. Please feel free to call me if you’d like to talk about whether I could make a valuable contribution to your project, organization or conference.”
For 2 years in a row, Vera is mentioned in the list of 100 most influential people in philanthropy in The Netherlands. She’s often invited as a (keynote) speaker at fundraising conferences and she shares her thoughts and expertise on major gift fundraising through blogs and studies. Vera is co-initiator of major gift study ‘Philanthropy in the Netherlands‘, co-initiator of ‘De Toekomst van Fondsenwerving‘ (The Future of Fundraising) and founder of one of the first giving circles in the Netherlands: the Give a Damn Foundation.