Mariléy is a strategic analyst with a heart for capacity building of non-profit organisations through sustainable fund development services and training. She was responsible for the Foundations and Trust Portfolio at The University of Pretoria and gained extensive experience in various sections of strategic fund development. She has over 12 years’ experience in fund development, working with numerous organisations, from small grassroots community projects to large national networks, on strategic fund development solutions.
Mariléy founded SDG Consultants in 2013 and under her leadership, SDG Consultants provided training and support services to various non-profit and civil society organisations in the areas of resource mobilization and management, with a focused approach to strategic fund development aimed at ensuring the financial sustainability of all clients. She created the “Fund Development Audit” in response to the need for strategic fundraising and sustainable process development for organisations dependent on grant and donor funding, with great success in the application of strategic fund development plans that are scalable and tailored according to the specific needs of each client.
Mariléy has presented at international fundraising conferences and provided capacity building workshops in the NPO sector, specifically regarding the positioning of strategic fundraising. She is an internationally certified Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner with a passion for people and is currently enrolled with the South African Theological Seminary for a BTh degree, as she believes in lifelong learning being the drive that fuels her passion to be a conduit for advocacy and restoration of those in need.