About Ayda Sanver:
Ayda is a Certified Fundraising Executive with 25 years of experience as a corporate financial analyst, nonprofit development officer, board member, and nonprofit volunteer. The author of “Tag, You’re It: Now Raise Us Some Money! –Lessons from The Small Shop Blog” available on Amazon, and author of "The Small Shop Blog" at aydasanver.tumblr.com, Ayda recently started her own consulting practice after having been the Chief Development Officer for CSAAC, where she raised over $3 million in 8 years.
Prior to that, Ayda was Director of Information and Referral at the Autism Society of America. As an MBA in Finance from the American University, Ayda has worked for Marriott International and IBM. Ayda has also been an adjunct faculty for Strayer University Online, teaching in the Business disciplines. Her passion is to enable nonprofits to move their mission forward, and small businesses grow through better messaging and marketing.
Her brother has autism, as does her own daughter. She herself has mild neuromuscular disease. She has found that keeping a positive outlook in life, believing in the powers of prayer, meditation, Reiki and counseling makes all the difference