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Danielle Khordi

Proposal Director

Danielle directs Geneva Global’s proposal development, matching clients with the optimal partners and services to achieve their goals and create exceptional impact.

Danielle has deep knowledge of Geneva Global’s capabilities from her prior role as Client Services Manager, in which she created engagement opportunities—such as field visits and customized impact reports—to show our clients how their philanthropy is helping to change lives. She is our in-house process management expert, committed to data-driven excellence and continuous improvement.

Danielle has broad expertise in the field of social good. Before joining Geneva Global in 2012, she was an administrator for one of the largest donor-advised funds in the United States, where she developed key performance indicators for monitoring billions of dollars in giving capital and built her extensive knowledge of the philanthropic landscape. Previously, Danielle worked for the family office and private foundation of an ultra-high-net-worth philanthropist, where she gained insight into the practicalities and deeply personal considerations of private funding. Additionally, Danielle was on the recipient side of giving at a national nonprofit, where she handled all aspects of gift processing and database management for her local chapter office.

Danielle began her career in the for-profit sector, where she was an operations analyst before pivoting to the charitable field. She has a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Communications.

What’s your favorite part of your job?

The variety! I get to see an incredibly wide range of pioneering projects and partner with remarkable people around the world.

What’s an interesting fact that others would not know about you?

I love pop culture trivia and have an oddly excellent memory for movie quotes.

What book, film or quote has shaped the way you think?

“The world of the future is in our making. Tomorrow is now.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

What three words would you use to describe your colleagues?

Smart, exceptional, fearless