Brandie Conforti, Global Chief Development Officer, JA Worldwide

Brandie Conforti joined JA Worldwide in early 2016, having built a career as a trusted leader in the nonprofit industry over 15 years. During the eight years prior to joining JA, she has focused her energies on building major, multi-million dollar partnerships in international and economic development. Most recently, she served as Vice President, Institutional Partnerships, at Accion, a global leader in financial inclusion, where she oversaw all aspects of fundraising from corporations, foundations, and public institutions. She also served as a member of Accion’s Management Committee.
 
Prior to Accion, Brandie worked at Partners In Health (PIH), a world renowned global health organization committed to alleviating poverty as a root cause of disease. While at PIH, she built the organization’s first-ever corporate giving program, followed by its first corporate- and foundation-relations team. Brandie also helped lead the fundraising efforts at PIH during the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and was part of a small team that raised all the funds to build Mirebalais Hospital, a state-of-the-art medical facility in rural Haiti. Additionally, working alongside a corporate partner, she help create the concept for a multi-million-dollar social enterprise dedicated to producing life-saving medicine for malnutrition.
 
Brandie launched her nonprofit career at World Boston, a World Affairs Council affiliate, whose mission is to educate the public about issues of global importance. Having started as a program manager at the organization, after two years she was promoted to the role of Executive Director, where she reinvigorated the organization financially and programmatically.
 
Brandie received a BA in Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross with an emphasis on Middle Eastern Studies. She also completed the Harvard Business School-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance.
 
As Global Head of Development, Brandie offers JA Worldwide not only extensive global fundraising experience but also a deep understanding of the nonprofit sector, rich partner relationships, and a passion for our mission.