HIGH IMPACT SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION

ABOUT ME

— Over twenty years of success in internationally focused social change ventures —

— bringing state of the art theory to best of class practice —

Record of decisive leadership in organizations with international scope. Noted for sound, practical management style centered on a strong history of successful team creation and retention. Known for ability to balance dedication to on-time project deliverables with long-term organizational vision. Results-proven ability to generate enthusiasm for ideas, create clear communication of mission internally and externally, and keep teams on task through to a “job well done”. Combines academic rigor with practical management. Values a practice informed by the best-known theory, and theory linked to best of class practice.

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DR. RICHARD LEE KLOPP

INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL CHANGE PROFESSIONAL

Language:
Fluent in English and French, written and spoken
Personal:
Dual citizen, US and Canada – Grew up in Timbuktu, Mali West Africa
Third-Cultured Person (TCK)
Has lived in the United States, France, Canada, Mali and Ivory Coast
Currently lives in Lyon France with wife of 25 years and two teenage children
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Core Leadership Qualifications

100
Development / Fundraising Professional
100
Startup
100
Turnaround
100
Entrepreneurial
100
Networking / Relational Skills
100
Donor and client retention
100
Clear vision / Strategy
100
Programme Troubleshooting
100
Cross-cultural Communication
100
Visionary / Team builder
100
Solid project management
100
System Builder

MY RESUME

Professional Affiliations:

Boards: Water for Good, Congo Education Partners, Twin Cities Ministries

Member: Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action

Professional Development:

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer Training, Licensed Private Pilot, Great Books Foundation Certified Leader Training, Developing Capable Young People – Train the Trainers, Certificate – French as Second Language from Laval University

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my professional & academic background

June
2018
April
2017
IMANA
Strategic Advisor
Strategic Advisory to IMANA (Islamic Medical Association of North America)

Providing strategic consultancy services to the 50 year old network association of 5000 Muslim physicians and healthcare professionals in the United States. ...

now
1991
AVENIR CONSULTING
FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL
A consultancy I pioneered to locate, leverage, and scale high impact social ventures. (US, Canada, Africa, France)

What follows is a sample of my engagements (click on titles to learn more)...

2015
2011
Point Innovate
ADVISOR TO CEO & Managing Director
Design, manufacture, and commercialization of high social impact renewable energy products for emerging markets. (Accra, Ghana)

Selected Accomplishments:
  • Provided strategic direction resulting in launch of Point Innovate in Ghana.
  • Strategy, leadership and program assessment and advisory.
I was part of designing and vetting out the strategy used to transition from TIFIE Humanitarian (NGO) to the creation of the Point Innovate initiative which grew out of the sale of the Goal Zero company to NRG in 2014. (www.goalzero.com)...

now
2009
Water for Good (Formerly ICDI)
Water solution implementers & social business creation in Central African Republic

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER – 2014 TO PRESENT CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER - 2010 TO 2014 SENIOR CONSULTANT (DEVELOPMENT & FUNDRAISING) - 2009 TO 2010

Selected Accomplishments:
  • Incubated the Central African Republic’s first well drilling business. Brokered / Managed over $US 20 M of water projects in CAR.
  • Built / Managed the country’s only enterprise-based water sustainability business, servicing 1000 water points at over 90% pump functionality rates.
Manage all Africa operations and 100+ international staff. Provide visionary leadership for the organization on both sides of the ocean. Direct the strategic planning for the Executive teams & Board. Responsible for on time delivery of roughly US$...

2009
2006
The H2O Africa Foundation
LAUNCH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Matt Damon’s water charity created to provide funding to water solution provider NGOs in Africa. (Zionsville, Indiana)

Selected Accomplishments:
  • $4.75 Million raised, $3 Million in partner matches, for a total of $7.75 Million in water projects in Africa.
  • Partnered for roughly 500 water projects in 7 different African countries benefiting hundreds of thousands of people.
  • Oversaw the ($1.75 Million) Millennium Village in Toya, Mali with Earth Institute’s Millennium Promise.
Designed and managed the charitable component of the Running the Sahara expedition and film project. Provided management of corporate partnerships (National Geographic, PepsiCo, Ethos Water/Starbucks, J M Eagle, E P Martin, Mission Products, Whole Foods, etc.). Directed philanthropic partnerships and oversaw NGO partner project design and implementation in the field (Charity...

2008
2006
The Biotechnology for Sustainable Development in Africa Foundation
LAUNCH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CHIEF VISIONARY OFFICER
A Canadian organization focused on African development through the creation of a fair-trade medicinal plant industry. (Montréal, Qc.)

Selected Accomplishments:
  • Member of the BDA Foundation board that included the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada, and M. Réjean Frenette, Canadian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Won first prize at the SME Innovation Competition for the BDA Foundation’s “Triple Bottom Line” innovative business model.
  • Launched the first-ever African medicinal plant agri-business training program in partnership with the Institut Supérieure Agro-Vétérinaire and the University of Kinshasa in DRC.
Designed and managed the blended value start-up of the non-profit (The BDA Foundation) and the corporate entity (Pharm African) a biopharmaceutical company. Directed and participated in the fundraising activities of...

now
2008
Andrews University
FACULTY, INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
A USAID funded global graduate Masters Degree in International Development. (Global)

Selected Accomplishments:
  • Teaching courses for NGO managers seeking graduate degrees from literally around the world, at sites located in Italy, France, Chile, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Canada, United States, and Rwanda.
  • Mentor international student’s thesis projects on various global NGO challenges
Teach leadership, nonprofit management and fund development courses to global graduate level international development program students.  ...

2010
2005
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
The largest nonprofit research and training center in the United States. (Indianapolis, Indiana)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, LAKE INSTITUTE VISITING FACULTY, THE SCHOOL OF PHILANTHROPY ADJUNCT FACULTY, SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS, INDIANA UNIVERSITY PURDUE UNIVERSITY AT INDIANAPOLIS (IUPUI)

Selected Accomplishments:
  • Earned PhD in Philanthropic Studies.
  • Oversight of strategic plan for the Institute and the US$ 8 Million endowment.
  • Manager of Institute’s Board of Advisors, National Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, and Indiana University Lake Scholar program. Speak and lead training sessions on philanthropy nationally and internationally.
  • Quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Cairn’s Chicago Business, and Albany NY Business Weekly.
Manage daily operations of this growing unit with a primary focus on driving program growth, increasing profit, expanding strategic...

EDUCATION

MY EDUCATION

PhD– Philanthropic Studies, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University

MA (Honours) – Theology and Religious Sciences, Laval University, Québec City, Québec, Canada

(“Prix du Séminaire de Québec which is the “Best MA of the year” prize on the philosophy of Charles Taylor and humanitarianism)

Teaching Experience

- Nonprofit Management, Leadership, and Ethics at Indiana University

– Nonprofit Management and Fundraising for NGOs, International Development Masters Program at Andrews University

– Fundraising, The Fundraising School, The Centre on Philanthropy at Indiana University

TESTIMONIALS

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910 Kessler Blvd East Drive
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
USA

US: (317)399-4660
France Mobile: +33(0)627844161

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