Katalin Kovácsné Béres
SOS Children's Villages International (HU)

Katalin graduated as an economist and also holds a diploma in communication for electronic media. She has 15 years of retail sales and marketing experience at multinational companies (Shell, Unilever, Sara Lee) and more than 10 years of fundraising experience at an INGO. She is an expert in developing and stewarding partnerships, marketing and cause-related co-operations, customer programmes, loyalty schemes and regional projects. Katalin is a natural leader, a certified business and life coach, and is experienced in leading and advising virtual, international teams and expert networks.

Katalin has been working for SOS Children’s Villages International since 2011 – driving the Leadership Giving fundraising of 29 Member Associations in the CEE/CIS/ME region by advising, supporting and building fundraising capacities, but also by establishing and stewarding regional partnerships. She has vast speaking experience: organized, hosted and spoke at numerous regional and global corporate fundraising conferences at SOS Children’s Villages International, held workshops on corporate partners’ events, at the Austrian Fundraising Congress, on IFC in 2019 and on two previous CEE Fundraising Conferences too. Her motto is “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.” (Henry Ford)

Together with Katarína they form a perfect trainer team, complementing each other’s capacities and experiences – their Vilnius training, which gives the basis of their masterclass at the CEE Fundraising Conference 2022, was a great success.


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