Somaye Dehban

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Branching Out Your Services

Your Funding Network 

Somaye sees possibilities where others see problems. She's highly organized, analytical and detail oriented with a diverse educational background and 10+ years professional experience in Public Relations and an affinity to creative writing, resulting in an all-round effective fundraiser. Somaye has a proven ability to fundraise and support NGOs and universities to build their own development and fundraising department. Adept at creating long-term planning and strategies that deliver results, capable of analyzing problems from different angles and with an innovative and progressive approach to generating creative solutions. Her excellent interpersonal skills and ability to quickly interpret clients’ requirements, make connections, and develop strong and effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels.

Somaye's talk at Spark will be about her own personal and professional journey from a zzp with specific service to owning a holding with several trade names (BV). She will talk about the risks she took which potentially could have (had) brought her profit but also how she did not measure her risks properly to be prepared for the worse-case scenario. Attendees will leave the room knowing more about taking "Measured" Risks that are in-line with their passion and bring a higher level of profit.

Speaking at the Pre-Conference on March 27 at WeWork

Hannah Huber