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Susan Fink, MA

Senior Director of Development and Communications

With more than 20-years’ experience as a senior nonprofit leader, Nationalities Service Center has named Susan Fink as their new Senior Director of Development and Communications.

Susan has generated more than $50 million for philanthropic missions and has created and co-created innovative programs to bring opportunity to underserved populations. Fink’s passion rests firmly in giving voice and access to underrepresented people. Within a challenged global civil society, Susan’s respect for and strategic ability to work amongst diverse constituencies helps to advance the critical conversation around community issues while building supportive and engaged partnerships.

In her role, Fink will advocate for, cultivate, and help bring visibility to an already energetic community of active social investors, advocates, and clients. She will oversee and ensure robust development operations and communications.

Susan’s service has supported multiple missions: Philabundance, Soroptimist International, the American Refugee Committee (now ALIGHT), and the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation. Susan was front line fundraiser for multiple global and national efforts: the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, the Sudan’s and Rwanda’s and the Congolese wars as well as those fought in the Middle East. She has also responded to famine and women’s heart health and the opioid crisis. While innovating outreach, advocating for, and empowering under-represented people that builds missions, she also trains global boards and multi-cultural staff in fundraising, branding, and communications. She is a fierce advocate of trauma-informed organizations and trauma-informed care.

Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in industrial and organizational psychology and a Master of Arts degree in clinical counseling psychology. She studied international business at Schiller International University in Heidelberg, Germany, and The George Washington University. She has served on the boards of The Association of Fundraising Professionals as VP of Communications; and has served locally on the board of the Women’s Resource Center in Wayne, Pa. She is an advocate for Vision Forward at Drexel University through their Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership. To read more: