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Niduk D'souza


Niduk D’souza is a nonprofit leader and advocate for over 18 years. From working at the grassroots with small community organization across Africa and Asia to large donor organizations in the UK and North America, Niduk has helped hundreds of nonprofits raise more money, think strategically and implement their programs effectively. In 2015, Niduk launched her latest social enterprise, Impact With Intention and NGOu, an online educational platform for nonprofit leaders. Taking her years of experience teaching and practice in the field of helping nonprofits both online and in-person she has designed this educational and learning resource for small nonprofit changemakers and leaders to strengthen their capacity across 4 pillars: Governance; Fundraising & Communications; Project Management and; Monitoring & Evaluation. Niduk has also recently joined UP Fundraising, where she is Vice President, leading a new division focused on digital innovation, marketing and strategy. Previously, Niduk founded and ran an international development consulting practice working global across all major development focus areas. Recent engagements have included working with UNICEF, DFID, Global Fund in East Africa. In 2018, her practice was acquired by PGM Africa, where she is now a Director. Niduk has also served on the boards of a number of nonprofits from development charities. Earning the Max Rotman Humanitarian Award, Niduk was also recognized as a community influencer for visible minorities and women by the Canadian Armed Forces. Niduk holds a Bachelor of Arts specializing in Industrial Relations from McMaster University. She conducted a review of minimum wage policy in Ontario for the Ministry of Labour. She continued further academic work in worker’s rights, economics and law, at the London School of Economics and Political Science earning a Masters in (Economics) International Management and a Masters in Research Methodology and Statistics at Middlesex University while pursuing her doctoral research. Most recently she completed a case study on Coal Mining in Mozambique and the Leading of Nonviolent Social Movements at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She has published and presented at numerous conferences.