Our Staff

Pinky N. Medina, is the recently-appointed Executive Director of Venture for Fund Raising.  She is responsible for supervising consulting, training and research programs, and provides consulting expertise on fund raising planning and implementation. She was previously the External Affairs Officer of Miriam College and specializes in school-based Endowment and Capital Campaigns. She also set-up and managed the school’s fund raising office and served as project coordinator for the Miriam College Endowment Fund Campaign. Pinky also has extensive experience in fund raising from alumni as well as managing volunteers and supporters.

Revelyn S. Relatado joined Venture for Fund Raising as Human Resource and Administrative Manager in March 2005. Her work experience covers non-profit, profit and government organizations. Prior to joining Venture, she was with UNICEF in the Philippines as a Private Sector Fundraising Assistant, then as Sales Coordinator for Product Line & Marketing, for a total of eight years. She also worked as Personnel Assistant for Human Resources & Information Management Systems for the Republic Broadcasting System (GMA-7). She was with the Department of Labor & Employment as a Labor Employment Officer, also for eight years. She has masteral units in Industrial Psychology from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila and in Business Administration from the Philippine Christian University.

Lourdes Marie D. Cortez as Program Manager, works closely with the Executive Director in planning, developing, delivering, and evaluating Venture’s consulting and training programs. Her work includes communication materials development, database management, research, analysis, and report writing. Lourdes is a fresh graduate from UP Manila with a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences, a transdisciplinary course that integrates Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology. Her desire to work in the development sector was formed during her internships with several NGOs, such as Anthrowatch, Addictus Philippines and Kapatiran Komunidad People’s Coalition (KKPC) where she conducted community fieldwork and information, education & communication (IEC) material development and research.



“Thank you again for the opportunity you gave … for participating in your training on fund raising. We received a small funding last November and we were able to set up our office, and we are now updating our financial statements since 2002 as well as preparing for a workshop and the livelihood program – a good start for 2006. We hope to get more resources coming in since our funds will last up to this month only. But the early luck is really attributed to the pure and inspiring energy I got from all of you. God Bless, we will remain grateful forever.” – Trustee and founder, child services center

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