Marvee C. Bonoan is one of the Founders of Venture for Fund Raising and is the Executive Director of the Asian Institute of Management Scientific Research Foundation, and also Executive Managing Director of AIM's Institutional Planning and Development. Trained at Indiana University's Fund Raising School, Marvee's areas of expertise are board development, capital campaigns, endowment campaigns, planned giving, and corporate and foundation grants. She has also served as a board member of the Philippine Council of NGO Certification.
Jaime M. Faustino is Founding Chairperson of Venture for Fund Raising. Jaime has worked as a development manager for both for-profit and non-profit development organizations. In the mid 90s, Jaime was the first Executive Officer of the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium where he gained valuable experience in charitable giving and fund raising in Asia. Currently, Jaime manages an economic policy reform program for The Asia Foundation.
Mayan G. Quebral is one of the founders and is the previous Executive Director of Venture for Fund Raising. A pioneer in fund raising and trained at The Fund Raising School in Indiana, U.S.A., Mayan managed the largest non-profit direct mail campaign in the Philippines with over one million letters sent annually, raising more than PhP 85 million (USD 2,125,000) in less than four years. Formerly the Resource Development Officer of United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in the Philippines, she initiated the first survey of the nature of gift-giving attitudes in the Philippines and has authored The Fund Raiser's Guide to Fund Raising. Mayan travels extensively around Asia teaching non-profit organizations the principles and success seeds of fund raising.
Jasen T. Ko is the current Chairperson of Venture for Fund Raising, and President of ActMedia Philippines and Demopower Philippines. He sits on the board of five other companies engaged in marketing and market activation. Upon graduating from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Business Management, Jasen worked as an Account Manager for Basic/FCB, a Brand Manager for Unilever in the Philippines and China, and as a Development Manager for Mergers and Acquisitions at Danone Asia. In 1998 and 1999 he taught Brand Management at the Ateneo. He brings in valuable expertise on business management and marketing, and is actively involved in scholarship work.
Bam A. Aquino co-founded and is currently the President of Microventures, Inc., a social business enterprise that services microfinancing organizations and their clients. Previous to these this, he was Chairman of the National Youth Commission (NYC), the main youth policy-making arm of the Philippine government. He also hosted Breakfast and Yspeak, two youth-oriented TV shows, and is currently the president of TAYO (Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations) Awards Foundation, an award-giving body for youth groups.
Ida T. Guzman. With over twenty years work experience in marketing, merchandising management, franchising, communications and operations, Ida shares her expertise by adapting basic business principles into non-profit management. A graduate of the University of the Philippines, Ida has honed her management skills in the areas of brand management, food service, convenience retailing and retail operations in her previous work with the 7-Eleven Group and Chevron, and her teaching skills at the UP College of Mass Communication.
Paco S.A. Sandejas, Ph.D. is the Managing Partner of NarraVC. He also serves as the Managing Director of BGN Ventures, a Philippine-based management and consulting company focused on investing in high-technology ventures in the fields of communications and computing. Paco is also an active consultant in the Philippines working with the Philippine Government and engineers to increase the economic contribution of IT companies to national growth. He sits on the board of EAZIX Corp (a subsidiary of Integrated Microelectronics, Inc.), MIT-PESO, Inc., Digital Philippines, and used to be part of the IT E-Commerce Council (ITECC). He is a co-founder of the Brain Gain Network and still acts a Vice-President of STAC-San Francisco. Dr. Sandejas used to work at H&Q Asia Pacific and Applied Materials.
Hon. Lorenzo R. Tañada III holds office as Representative of the 4th District, Quezon Province. Erin has authored and passed several bills in the Philippine Congress and is a member of 24 different Congress committees. A law graduate of the Manuel L. Quezon University, Erin was a staunch activist during his student days, and continues to be a defender of human rights following in the footsteps of his grandfather, the great nationalist Lorenzo Tañada, and his father, former senator and congressman Wigberto Tañada. He is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and the Free Legal Assistance Group.
Ria R. Tanjuatco-Trillo is a newscaster and host for Studio 23, a subsidiary of one of the Philippines' largest television networks. She appears nightly on the KBP Golden Dove Award-winning program News Central and also hosts The Filipino Channel's (TFC) weekly news magazine show, Balitang Australia. A seasoned TV host and writer, Ria's career in media includes stints with the country's various basketball leagues and sports programs.
Nigel Trinidad Avila is the Corporate Secretary of Venture for Fund Raising. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a lawyer by profession specializing in taxation and corporate law with clients in the manufacturing, oil, construction and service industry. He is currently the Country Tax Manager for all Shell Companies in the Philippines. He was previously connected with C hevron (Philippines), Inc. , Ernst and Young (Manila) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue. He has 16 years experience in his specialized field.