Eman Patel joins CharityEngine Donor Management Software as Director of Business Development

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Former Development Manager at International Rescue Committee will oversee new business strategy for online fundraising, marketing, events & donor management technology platform for nonprofits.

The addition of Eman to CharityEngine’s business development efforts signals our passion for bringing expert nonprofit leadership, experience and understanding to our clients from day one.

BIS Global, makers of CharityEngine nonprofit management software, has announced the hiring of Eman Patel as Director of Business Development.

Patel, who led fundraising and business development efforts for the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) direct services programs in the New York Regional Office (NYRO), will lead new business development opportunities for CharityEngine, the donor management, fundraising, events & communications software platform.

“The addition of Eman to CharityEngine’s business development efforts signals our passion for bringing expert nonprofit leadership, experience and understanding to our clients from day one.” Said Philip Schmitz, CEO and Founder of BIS Global. “Her extensive experience with nonprofit CRM products for donor outreach and engagement ensures our clients feel partnership and collaboration in developing their ideal solution for fundraising, events, communications and donor management.”

“After more than a decade supporting international and domestic development and philanthropic programs, I am absolutely thrilled to be joining a company that is so focused on impacting the success of fundraising through technology.” Said Patel. “I truly believe CharityEngine is bringing positive change to non-profits and I look forward to being part of that change.”

Ms. Patel held development positions at the IRC from 2011 through May of 2015. She initially supported the international programs department’s Business Development Unit, including one deployment to the IRC’s Regional Hub in Nairobi to support field office activities during the East Africa drought and famine that affected the region in 2011. Following that, she worked for the IRC US Programs office in New York City, where she was responsible for all private, public and in-kind fundraising activities. In addition, Patel has developed program proposals for global agricultural & food security programs at ACDI/VOCA where she led the start-up of a USAID funded $200 million dollar food security project in Sierra Leone, was a Georgetown University Fellow where she worked at the US Department of Labor, and was a Senior Program Associate at AMIDEAST. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Foreign Affairs, and is a Master of Public Policy in International Policy & Development from Georgetown University.

About BIS Global and CharityEngine®

BIS Global® helps nonprofit and commercial organizations Go Big and Be Great with a fully integrated suite of online tools for customer and donor management, communications, e-commerce and online fundraising, backed by "single-throat-to-choke" support. The Virginia-based cloud applications and hosting firm, has employed their retail and CharityEngine technology for hundreds of organizations including Wounded Warrior Project, Tuesday Morning, Marine Toys for Tots, multiple Special Olympics chapters, and Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. They were named to the 2014 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.

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