Meet Our Founder and CEO
Dr Carolyne Akinyi Opinde is an award-winning social innovator, author, speaker and the Founder and CEO of The NGO Whisperer® Centre For Social Impact.
With nearly 20 years of experience, Dr Opinde is a seasoned Resource Mobilisation Specialist and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) who has raised over US$ 100 million and managed social impact projects of up to US$ 20+ million.
Dr Opinde works with for-purpose organisations, governments and funding agencies to promote social innovation and investment for sustainable development. The NGO Whisperer® Centre For Social Impact contributes to achieving the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Dr Opinde is an international speaker and an evangelist for social impact. 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 (US), 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 and awards.
“We can achieve socio-economic development within low-income communities by connecting people, raising funds, and impacting lives®.”
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