Since 2008, Eelco Keij has been actively involved in the field in fundraising -- as a specialist in international grantmaking from American foundations -- having worked with nonprofits all over the globe.
During his New York years (2006-2015) Eelco worked for UNDP, UN Women and acted as an independent fundraising strategy consultant with the field of US foundations that give international grants.
From 2015 until 2018, he held the position of Director of Fundraising and Development at Radboud University (Nijmegen, the Netherlands), focusing on planned giving, crowdfunding, major donor giving and pioneering in the combination of Gaming and fundraising.
As an international speaker, he loves to give masterclasses, trainings and presentations to fundraising and prospect research professionals, among others on US foundations giving internationally and the use of LinkedIn for fundraising strategy.
In 2018 Eelco and his Dutch-American family moved back to New York, from where he has set up base for Global Philanthropic USA as a Senior Consultant focusing on fundraising in Asia, next to his own company focusing on international grants from US foundations.
He holds an LLM from Columbia University School of Law, a Master of Arts from the College of Europe, and Master of Law from Radboud University Nijmegen.