Our Team

Our team is dedicated to helping you unlock funding opportunities to accelerate your impact. With more than 50 years of experience combined in diverse countries, we bring in not only an extra set of skills but also a fresh eye combining both the perspective of institutional donors and nonprofits.


Gouda, the Netherlands

Han Valk


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Han is dedicated to support non-profits by offering practical, tailor-made and flexible solutions on all fundraising levels. The way he would have liked to be supported when he was head fundraising the past ten years. Rather than providing broad concepts, his tools and advice can be implemented directly in your organization.

Maaike Cotterink


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Maaike has been working for over a decade in -mostly francophone- Africa. She brings in field experience in international development cooperation as well as in the international cultural sector. She has worked for nonprofits as well as large institutional donors. As such, she has the right hindsight to link both perspectives. She also knows how to combine effectively theory and practice.

Naz Tuncay


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Naz has a multidisciplinary background as a Systems Engineering and EU Studies expert. She has solid skills in institutional fundraising, proposal development, grant management as well as program development. Added to that, Naz has in-depth experience in implementation, monitoring & evaluation, and multi-country consortium building in Asia and Africa.

Diana Quirschfeld


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Diana is a fundraising and civil society enthusiast with international fundraising experience. With a background in Civil Society studies, she understands the role of NGOs as well as its needs in today’s contexts. She now puts both her hands-on approach and her international experience with large and small NGOs at our partners’s service to support donor research and proposal development.

Elsi Rizvanolli


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Elsi brings over a decade of experience in program development and fundraising in Southeast Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. His dedication to the non-profit sector was inspired at a young age, as he was volunteering at a refugee camp. Ever since, he has been involved in a variety of capacities for nonprofits and has led or been a member of several multicultural teams.

Thomas Mygind


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Thomas has an international background in the world of NGOs and fundraising, with a special connection to Latin America. Added to a Master degree in Business for Development, this enables him to have a firm grasp of the agendas and trends of today’s NGO sector. He applies his experiences along with his project management, analytical and writing skills to help our clients achieve great results.

Maarten Mulder


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Maarten has over a decade of working experience in both the NGO and the public sectors. Amongst others, he worked for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His fundraising skills range from mapping and profiling to proposal writing and grant management. Over the years, he also developed in-depth knowledge on how NGOs can increase their social impact.

Claire Barthet


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Over the years, Claire put her marketing and communication skills at the service of both non-profit and cultural organizations in Europe, Asia and South America. She also shaped and trained teams in both sectors. She now enthusiastically shares her experience with Han Valk Fundraising Consultancy as well as with our partners.

Joseph Agodzo


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With a background in both Sustainable Development and Entrepreneurship, Joseph has more than 7 years of experience working with Social Purpose Organizations in Africa. He has been helping organizations grow by combining his skills in sustainability and entrepreneurship.

Tirza Kisters


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Tirza is a student at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, currently in her third year of studying Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology. She joined us to gain both insight and experience in fundraising and consultancy.


Washington D.C., USA

Emily Bango


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Emily brings over nine years of experience leading project management and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) efforts for human rights and international development programs. She utilizes skills and perspectives developed through work at U.S.-based international NGOs and for a U.S. donor agency.  She is well-versed in a variety of global programs with a longstanding regional focus in Latin America. Emily holds a Masters degree in Public Management.

Alexandra Alleyne Oliver


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Holding a master’s degree in Public Health, Alexandra has a background in Global Health and International Development. She has spent the last four years working for US-based NGOs utilizing her skills to support and lead teams in proposal development.



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