Zsolt Pethe has been involved in the non-profit sector as fundraiser, Board member, volunteer or consultant for almost 20 years.
After receiving his BA at Ohio Wesleyan University in 1999, he has helped establish Foundation for Democratic Youth (DIA) as Director of Development. His responsibilities included fundraising and organizational development among others. While at DIA, he was recognized as a social entrepreneur and awarded a fellowship by Echoing Green Foundation.
During his tenure with DIA, he raised funding from corporations like Nokia, Levi Strauss or British Airways, individuals and foundations, such as the C.S.Mott Foundation, United Way, International Youth Foundation and various EU sources to name a few.
Since 2011, Zsolt has worked with several NGOs in fundraising-related projects, ranging from the creation of fundraising plans all the way to hands-on grant-writing. His clients have included Gardens for Health International (Rwanda), enke (South Africa) and Habitat for Humanity (Hungary) among others.