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International Affairs Board

Victoria Modupe Philips

Victoria PhilipsA graduate of University of San Diego, Victoria has a M.A in Nonprofit and Leadership studies which she put to use by founding Philip Non-Profit Consulting - an organization that helps small struggling nonprofits turn their Fundraising around with support from Victoria's specialty: systematizing fundraising processes for increased donor engagement and financial stability.The fundraising systems Victoria creates are  designed according to each non-profit's needs and based on data-driven best practices and  state-of-the-art fundraising strategies. Her consulting and services  to over 32 small nonprofits during the pandemic saved jobs and services vital to the community. She was a finalist for the Black Businesses Matter In San Diego Awards in 2020.

Before starting Philips Nonprofit Consulting in San Diego, Victoria founded the International Association of Asylum Seekers and Refugees, a nonprofit based in South Africa, to promote the rights of marginalized groups around the world. A number of top European NGOs partnered with her organization to facilitate training workshops for asylum seekers, refugees, and faith-based organizations in skills development areas.

A Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP), Victoria is a member of Nu Lambda Mu, the international nonprofit honor society, as well as a founder of the Alliance for African Nonprofits. Victoria has a wide range of experience including fundraising, board development, prospect research and grant writing, as well as coaching, empowerment programs, and providing solutions to challenges such as poverty, homelessness, and unemployment. Victoria is a career non-profit sector professional with experience in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. With her wide range of experience, she can help any charity reach its goals and access the funding it needs most effectively. Victoria assists new nonprofit CEOs in developing successful fundraising strategies that increase resources.

Victoria is a researcher, author, and speaker. Victoria has been working to increase the volume of philanthropic resources allocated to under-resourced, under-represented, marginalized communities by building capacity in BIPOC-led nonprofits, charities, and social enterprises. She has a B.A. (hons) in Sociology from the University of Johannesburg and a Diploma in Nonprofit and Nongovernmental Organization Development from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.