Philanthropy without Borders was founded by Caliopy Glaros. As a fundraising expert, intercultural trainer, and cultural anthropologist, Caliopy’s work is informed by a decade of on-the-ground experience in over 30 countries, as well as designing and facilitating programs in more than 60 nations on five continents. Before launching her own practice, Caliopy led the fundraising department for an international NGO and independently consulted nonprofits, government entities, and higher education institutions.
Part strategist, part facilitator, part project manager, Caliopy supports teams in developing programs that connect donors directly to the causes they champion. Having once been in the exact situation as many of her clients, she understands that a successful donor engagement program needs expert fundraising strategy, smooth implementation, and deep cross-cultural acumen. Today, she draws from her unique skills in all three areas to provide comprehensive solutions nonprofits, philanthropic groups, social benefit corporations, and foundations.
Caliopy has an academic background in Anthropology and Adult Learning, and is a certified trainer in Intercultural Communication. She currently serves as the Philanthropy Ambassador for the Transformational Travel Council (TTC); and as the Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access for the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
As someone who has grown up bi-nationally and tri-culturally, she speaks three languages and has perpetual difficulty answering the question “where are you from?”
She and a small team of resource experts and fellow fundraisers make up the “we” of Philanthropy without Borders. To learn more about her work, check out the articles she authors for this website or get in touch with her directly.