Somaye Dehban, Advisor
Somaye Dehban, who is responsible for Spark's fundraising and sponsorship, brings valuable experience through her business Your Funding Network. Somaye founded Your Funding Network in 2013 through which she offers tailor-made fundraising services to her hand-picked clients: She believe in collaborative approaches as her motto is "Sharing is Power", and making a difference where diversity, transparency and integrity are cross-cutting issues.
Somaye has excellent interpersonal skills and ability to quickly understand and interpret stakeholders’ requirements, make connections, and develop strong and lasting relationships with stakeholders at all levels, resulting in all-round effective strategic connector.
In 2018, Your Funding Network became a partner with Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation along with other partners such as Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Red Cross, The Hague Security Delta and Deloitte to name a few.
Somaye is also active in Dutch and International politics and writes on a wide range of topics from women's rights to climate change to freedom of associations.