Nina joined IRF in May of 2020 as its Executive Director. She has been a wildlife conservation professional for more than 30 years. She previously held positions as vice president of philanthropy and vice president of field conservation at Defenders of Wildlife, and was executive director at Bat Conservation International. Nina has visited all 50 U.S. states and more countries than her age, though she keeps that number a secret. She loves both remote nature travel as well as urban destinations. Despite hating the cold, she has often found herself at the top of big mountains, including Mt. Kenya and the Bale Mountains in Ethiopia. Nina feels very fortunate to travel annually to northern Kenya, where she loves the wildlife, landscapes and people. Enjoy this episode 💚
Fundraising Collaboration with Nina Fascione, Former Vice President of Philanthropy at Defenders of Wildlife
The Philanthropy212 Podcast
Nina Fascione is the former Vice President of Philanthropy at Defenders of Wildlife. She oversees efforts to raise organizational fundraising through foundations, corporations, and individuals for strategic conservation work. Before working with Defenders of Wildlife, Nina was Executive Director of Bat Conservation International from 2010 to 2012, where she guided the Austin, Texas-based organization in their mission to protect bats and their habitats around the world. Nina has also been the Vice President of the Field Conservation Program at Defenders of Wildlife. She managed 30 staff members at nine regional offices dedicated to endangered species and habitat conservation. She is the Co-Founder and Board Chair of the Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders, is on the board of the Ewaso Lions, a conservation organization in northern Kenya, and has authored and edited dozens of journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports covering wildlife science and conservation. In this episode… Fundraising efforts are knit around a collaborative circle that includes donors, development and non-development staff, and leadership. However, this sort of high-level collaboration isn’t as easy as it sounds. At any given moment, there are often turf wars incited among development and non-development staff that hinder fundraising efforts. So, how can development and non-development teams collaborate more effectively? Listen to this episode of Philanthropy212 with Penny Cowden and hear more about fundraising collaboration from Nina Fascione, the former Vice President of Philanthropy at Defenders of Wildlife. They talk about how marketing and development teams can work together, the importance of establishing a culture of philanthropy in your organization, and more.
Ep18: Bringing Rhinos Back From the Brink with Nina Fascione
Forces for Nature
Did you know that there is a small, hairy rhino species in Sumatra? Or a rhino species in Java that lives in the shadow of an active volcano? I sit down with Nina Fascione, the Executive Director of the International Rhino Foundation, and we talk about these special animals, their plight, and how, despite their dire population numbers, we have the chance to bring them back from the brink of extinction. For ideas on how you can help, check out this episode's show notes at www.forcesfornature.com!Background Music by Fearless Motivation Instrumentals: Meaning of LifeForce of Nature cleaner The natural cleaner as effective as bleach! It disinfects & sanitizes with no toxic chemicals. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Nina Fascione of the International Rhino Foundation
Don't Forget Your Boots
In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Nina Fascione of the International Rhino Foundation, and we talk about the differences between the 5 species of rhinos, IRF's reforestation efforts to help save the Sumatran rhino in Indonesia (there are less than 70 left), and how COVID has impacted the efforts to help rhinos. Helpful Links • International Rhino Foundation • International Rhino Foundation YouTube