EXECUTIVE | Philanthropy |  Advisor

Summary

Charlotte  Brandin
Building lasting impact rests on realizing an idea or a thought, and the ability to turn that idea into something you can touch. This conversion to achieve a goal inspires me, and is guiding the way I work with teams to success.
A versatile executive with extensive management experience and a demonstrated ability to advance philanthropic and business initiatives, engagement and advocacy. Known for hands-on and creative expertise in a multitude of areas. Flexible, agile and steadfast character who excels in diverse and inclusive relationship contexts. Thrive in roles both as a visionary leader and collaborator and comfortable taking responsibility for guiding teams through decision-making processes.

Expertise Includes:
Program Development & Management / Nonprofit & For-Profit Operations / Nonprofit Grant-Making / Innovation & Entrepreneurship / Social Media Strategy & Development / MARCOM / Advocacy / Child Protection / Family Supports / Social Policy & Research / Foundation Management / Organizational Planning and Investments

Pursuing Ph.D. in Sociology at University of Lund (est. 2023)

Dual U.S.-EU/Swedish citizen

charlottembrandin@gmail.com

Achievements

  • Butterflies; Global Health Promise; Hello Future; Natural Creativity Center; BRY Barns Rättsskydd.
  • Paper at 1997 NAWRS Changing Social worker role; Research on women and sports (1998); 100+ blogs
  • Childhood USA: Mall Street USA, Inc. crickos, LLC.
  • Completed IED Interim Executive Director Training at Support Center https://supportcenteronline.org
  • NAWRS; Department of Sociology, Lund University; SACC; The Wing New York
  • B.A.; Ph.D Candidate in Sociology
  • Family Alliance; Charity Rating
  • Promoting risk funding to promote innovation in the philanthropic space for 20 years.
  • Established crickos, LLC
  • Child protection; young women and families
  • Assistant professor in Sociology at Lund University; TA in Women's Studies at UC Berkeley
  • Raised millions of dollars to fund project in the U.S. and globally for World Childhood Foundation.
  • Served as MC, and speaker at multiple events, fundraising dinners, conferences and seminars.
  • World Childhood Foundation; Mall Street USA, Inc.; Charity Rating
  • Swedish Women's Educational Association NJ (SWEA-NJ); Planned Parenthood NJ.

Timeline

  1. -
    Advisor / Board member / COO, Global Health Promise

    Providing development and strategic advise, and operational and financial management support to GHP, an organization dedicated to assisting mothers who are trafficked or in sex work and their children. GHP is active, conducting research and direct services, in the U.S. and in developing countries across the globe. 

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    Consultant / Advisor, Butterflies USA/India

    Engaged as consultant to Butterflies USA, to expand fundraising reach and supporting cross-cultural communications. Butterflies USA works to provide assistance to children, including homeless, orphans, runaways and street-connected children in India. 

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    Consultant / Board Member, Family for Every Child / Family Alliance

    Preparing operations for Family Alliance, Family for Every Child's U.S.-based affiliate, for fundraising, 'friendraising', and 'brandraising' purposes. Family, a global network of 40 members in 36 countries, supports children and their right to grow up in a safe family environment, by promoting advocacy, research and education. 

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    Strategic Facilitator, Natural Creativity Center

    Supporting NCC leadership to facilitate the clarification of organizational goals and objectives, expand strategic planning and fundraising connection points, and achieve significant improvements in organizational vision articulation and sustainability. Assisting the creation of partnerships to promote social justice and racial equity in board representation and overall agency focus.

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    Lead/Consultant, Entrepreneurs' Organization NYC

    Lead on Entrepreneurs’ Organization OneWorld initiative; EO OneWorld is a membership platform affiliated with the New York chapter of EO, with a mission to create more socially conscious, culturally diverse, and inclusive experiences for all EO members; and focused on creating measurable and meaningful transformations national by recruiting, retaining, empowering, and advancing entrepreneurs who are people of color, women and members of the LGBTQIA+community, which are all currently underrepresented in EO nationally.

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    Consultant / Advisor, Chances for Children

    Resource Development to raise fund and awareness for vulnerable youth, to provide infant mental health and dyadic services to families and children in the Bronx. Assisting staff and Board to increase awareness of service via communications and fundraising; liaison with funders, foundations and clinical staff.

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    CEO/Co-Founder, crickos, LLC

    Developed digital platforms/social media and visual content to gauge a company’s “good works.” Helped globally-marketed companies identify and create trusted branding versus selling products. Developed marketing strategies for obtaining metrics and accurate KPIs. Assembled multiple interested parties to showcase offerings, and to illustrate additional values of social impact investments.

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    Executive Chairperson/Consultant, Charity Rating

    Led and managed all operations for Charity Rating. Recruited to create a sustainable income stream. Conceived an interactive digital platform to generate income for agency and NGO’s, raise awareness and add value. Additionally, supervised the annual evaluations of 250+ Swedish Non-Government Organizations (NGOs).

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    CEO, Mall Street USA, Inc.

    The American start-up affiliate of Mall Street AB, Mall Street USA was founded with the idea of creating a digital platform to realize dreams. Charged with finding investors and marketing partners, I worked with an online payment company to configure multifaceted crowdfunding details as the platform was global/internet-based. Contracted a consultant to create a business plan (deck) with investment strategy for Mall Street USA.

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    Executive Director, World Childhood Foundation USA

    In charge of all operational, administrative and board responsibilities of the US foundation office. Founded by Queen Silvia of Sweden in 1999, Childhood USA's mission is to defend the rights of the child and to promote better living conditions for vulnerable and exploited children at risk all over the world. Initiated and headed fundraising, financial management, project funding and partnerships. In less than 18 months, began project portfolio development, created website and designed new marketing materials. Sought and secured funding for 8 U.S. projects, while continuing to maintain up to 13 current U.S. projects annually, in addition to supporting 100+ projects in global portfolio. Organized conferences and seminars, at UN and other venues. As internet emerged, raised profile of Foundation by creating cost-effective profiles on social media, greatly increasing awareness in the U.S. and globally.

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    Co-Founder, Welfare made A Difference National Campaign

    Founding member of Coordinating Committee of the Welfare Made A Difference National Campaign, NYC, NY. Created written informational material and speaking notes. Training volunteers and coordinating lobbying and public relations actions in Washington, DC, and ongoing local actions with groups affiliated with the campaign. Managed national network of organizations that participate in the legislative efforts

  12. -
    Assistant Cente Director, Planned Parenthood Golden Gate

    Served in several capacities Development, Pr/Marketing in management and direct services settings.

    Provided key staff support to Center Director and Management team at the largest site in Northern California, serving 5,000+ clients/year, with multiple areas of responsibility.
    Managed policy and events, development/PR, HNW donor cultivation, center operations, and assisted clinic M.D. staff to provide direct client services.
    Trained as Medical Assistant, providing direct services to clients in area clinic locations.

Skills

  • non/for-profits operations
  • Social media
  • non-profit fundraising
  • communications & Marketing
  • project management
  • event planning
  • strategic Facilitation
  • Grant making
  • Board development
  • Coaching
  • Financial management
  • Mentoring
  • reproductive Medical service

Questions & Answers

Why did you choose your profession?
It chose me! And for all intended purposes, sociology, reproductive health, women's rights, children's rights, and inclusive team work came together in philanthropy and nonprofit advocacy as a life vocation and professional endeavor.
What are you influenced by?
Constantly being aware of senses, surroundings, people, activities and motivations.
Describe your greatest accomplishment.
Accomplishments proposes a high bar. I hope that I have contributed to advancing the causes I believe in and along the way, listened to and acknowledged the people I have the fortunate opportunity to work with.
What tools do you use?
My mind, my curiosity, constantly weighing what we do now to historical events. As contemporaries, moving the needle in our minds and with our emotions is paramount.  Sharing, leading, listening, learning and teaching are ever-present in my toolbox. 
What are you working on right now?
Deeper engagement in the nonprofit/philanthropic space. Brandraising, fundraising and friendraising are all connected to provide fuel for people and action. Envisioning a digital tool for #disruptphilanthropy, taking classes to become a Doula, working on a concept called Emotional Industry. And, some Swedish storytelling.
What are your long-term goals?
Contributing to a continuous movement forward, creating integrity, clarity and transparency around the nonprofit/philanthropic sector and what it is, and can become. 

Proudest Accomplishment

Directing operations and projects for Childhood USA allocating funding for vulnerable children.

Experience Highlights

  • Executive Director at Childhood USA
    Utilizing risk funding methods to create new opportunities for nonprofit organizations
  • Executive Chairperson/Consultant Charity Rating
    Created interactive digital platform to generate income for NGO’s, & raise awareness & Value
  • Executive Director at Childhood USA
    Organized multiple large fundraising events raising millions; convened seminars on child protection.
  • Co-Founder/CEO
    designed digital ad format to ADVERTISE brand awareness of companies' investment in 'social good'.
  • Consultant
    Advising and facilitating progress for nonprofits to promote mission-driven programs and awareness

Education Highlights

  • BA
    Sociology & Nordic languages, Lund University, Sweden
  • Ph.D. Studies
    Sociology and Women's studies, Lund University, Sweden
  • Ph. D. Studies
    Sociology. Social Policy & Jurisprudence, UC Berkeley
  • Welfare Made A Difference Campaign - Co-founder
    NatioNal lobbying coalition for Reauthorization of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
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Causes

  • Family Alliance/Family for Every Child Board Member
    Supporting children and families while promoting a safe home environment
  • Advisor/Volunteer COO Global Health Promise
    Helping mothers who are trafficked or in sex work and their children.
  • Advisor/Consultant Hello Future
    Providing fInancial/Tech learning OPPORTUNITIES for syrian Youth in refugee camps in Kurdistan/Iraq.
  • Advisor Butterflies USA
    supporting strategy & fundraising to help street-connected children in Delhi, India.
  • #disruptphilanthropy
    Promoting equity and justice in the non-profit and philanthropy space
  • Advisor Natural Creativity Center
    Help with outreach to build out self-directed learning for UNDERPRIVILEGED children germantown, PA.

Interests

  • Advocacy & Engagement
    Planned Parenthood; #GOTV; child protection
  • Philanthropy and Social Equity
    emotionalindustry.com; Community-Centric Fundraising.org