Meet Our Founder and CEO
Dr. Carolyne Akinyi Opinde is an award-winning global consultant, social innovator, founder and CEO of The NGO Whisperer™, a consulting business that provides technical support to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Africa, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean so they can successfully impact people’s lives.
The NGO Whisperer™ offers high-impact masterclasses and runs a six-month rigorous global fellowship programme to build the capacity of small and medium-sized NGOs for sustainability. Through its prestigious quarterly magazine and weekly podcast/show, The NGO Whisperer™, showcases stories of people worldwide who are positively impacting their communities.
Dr. Opinde is a seasoned Resource Mobilisation Specialist who has raised over US$ 100 million and managed various projects worth US$ 20+ million. She is an international speaker and an evangelist for social entrepreneurship. She has spoken to audiences of over 5 000, sharing the stage with Former President Bill Clinton, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Deepak Chopra, and Founders and CEOs of leading fortune 500 companies such as PayPal, Nike, Walmart, Yahoo and Hollywood celebrities.
Dr. Opinde holds an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities from the United Graduate College and Seminary International, U.S., a Master of Science in Project Management from the University of Salford, UK and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Chemistry from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, among other accredited qualifications.
“We can achieve socio-economic development within low-income communities by connecting people, raising funds, and impacting lives™.”
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