Susan Bachar has held executive positions in the fields of non-profit management, fundraising, communications, and public affairs/public policy advocacy. She has a unique understanding of how non-profits operate, raise funds and create impact; how public opinion is influenced, and; how messages and communication tools are most effectively created and delivered.
Susan is currently CEO of Willow International, an NGO dedicated to eradicating human trafficking in Uganda and other trafficking epicenters around the world. Susan is responsible for leadership of the organization including strategic planning, organizational development and management, fundraising, budgeting and fiscal oversight.
Prior to joining Willow International, Susan served as President of Black Fox Philanthropy, a boutique Denver-based fundraising firm with clients in over 40 countries. Susan designed strategies for major gifts, year-end appeals, foundation outreach, board engagement and communications (messaging & brand awareness).
Before joining Black Fox Philanthropy, Susan was founding Executive Director of Africa School Assistance Project (ASAP), an international NGO developing schools and improving adolescent girls’ education in rural Tanzania.
Susan is a former member of the Clinton Global Initiative and served on the design team for First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let Girls Learn” initiative, among other large-scale impact initiatives. Her work has been featured on Colorado Public Radio and in prominent print publications such as The Denver Post and The World Policy Journal.
Susan’s policy passions include social justice and international development, women and girl’s empowerment, and environmental sustainability.