foto_vyhnalek Tomáš Vyhnálek
People in Need (CZ)

Tomáš is an Executive Fundraiser at People in Need (PIN), one of the largest Czech non-governmental organizations and the biggest humanitarian and development organization in Central Europe. After joining PIN in 1996 he spent 10 years providing relief and development aid in crisis regions across the globe. Since 2006 Tomáš has been responsible for PIN fundraising from private sources, gradually building up a team of 23 fundraisers who now raise 15 times more than when he took up his post. Last year, PIN raised €5.5 million from private sources with an astonishing return on investment (ROI) of 1:15.

Tomáš favours smart investments. He was behind the creation of the most successful charitable e-shop in the country and launched a fundraising campaign promoting legacies. He has also helped to establish an extremely successful phone call centre and is personally involved with major donors and donors pledging legacy gifts to PIN.

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