Kasey Oliver

Director

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Kasey is a Director of Geneva Global’s consulting practice, where she is a trusted advisor to clients forging bold new paths in their philanthropy. Kasey also serves on the senior leadership team at Geneva Global, where she helps inform the company’s strategic direction.

 

Kasey has extensive experience in resource mobilization and partnership building with some of the largest philanthropic organizations in the world. With a talent for untangling and distilling complex issues, she has worked on topics ranging from vaccine R&D to care for neglected children to global health advocacy.

For clients who are exploring new ventures, Kasey crafts resource mobilization strategies informed by market intelligence and creates frameworks to pinpoint strategic opportunities. She directs research teams to build landscapes of the philanthropic market and develops insight into gaps.

For clients requiring donor strategy and communication expertise, Kasey’s writing brings clarity, precision, and vision. She works with technical teams to translate their work into intelligent, compelling stories that connect to social change. She develops materials that position her clients’ work as accessible and sophisticated.

Kasey holds an MBA from the Boston University Questrom School of Business and a BA in Anthropology from Smith College.

Who or what has inspired you to do the work that you do?

Many people have a defining experience that inspires their interest in philanthropy. I grew up knowing that this is the direction I would take. Community matters deeply to me and, through my work at Geneva Global, I serve communities around the world.

What’s your best travel advice?

Travel is about the experience—how you feel, what you learn—and not about reaching a goal. Go with the flow and put down your smartphone.

What three words would you use to describe your colleagues?

Bold, analytical, creative

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

I grew up on a dairy farm in Upstate NY. My cousins and I used to play hide-and-seek in the barn and make houses out of haybales. I have to stop myself from shaking store-bought milk to reincorporate the cream. I admit that I’m not fond of pigs, but have a special place in my heart for Holsteins.