Eelco Keij, who works with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Washington DC, has over 15 years of experience working in the international development sector, including roles as a consultant, fundraiser strategist, trainer, and advocacy specialist. He has worked for organizations such as UNDP and UN Women, and for the past 10 years, he has primarily worked as an independent fundraising consultant based in New York. In this capacity, he has provided training and support to numerous non-profit organizations worldwide in their strategic search for funding from US foundations and corporations.
In 2015, Eelco returned to his native Netherlands and took on the role of Director of the Fundraising and Development Office at Radboud University in Nijmegen. During his time there, he established the university’s legacy giving program. However, he relocated back to New York in 2018 and joined the fundraising team of the international non-profit organization, the Rainforest Alliance.
Eelco holds a degree in Law from the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands, as well as from the College of Europe in Poland and Columbia Law School in the United States. He is a dual citizen of both the Netherlands and the US.