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Yael Gottlieb

Vice President of Development

Yael Gottlieb is ISC’s Vice President for Development. In this role, she oversees resource mobilization from private donors and institutional foundations, corporations, and governments. Yael has nearly 20 years of fundraising and communications experience for nonprofit organizations, with a focus on international human rights and social justice NGOs. As an executive leader, Yael specializes in building dynamic teams to execute strategic and fundraising campaign plans; produce events; and achieve marketing and communications goals. 

Prior to ISC, Yael was Vice President for Development and Communications at the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC). While there, Yael successfully oversaw IWHC’s significant budgetary growth, including a doubling of its income from individual contributors, and the launch of IWHC’s first digital marketing program. Prior to IWHC, Yael was the Senior Director for International Initiatives at Human Rights Watch (HRW), launching fundraising efforts for HRW in Belgium, Brazil, and India. Yael additionally oversaw engagement for the organization’s 900+ member donor base, the HRW Council, including planning global events for HRW donors in Amsterdam, Berlin, Chicago, London, and Tokyo. Yael has worked for the American India Foundation, Action India, the Maisha Foundation, and was a co-founder of Dinter Consulting, a fundraising consulting firm. 

Yael holds an MPA in International Nonprofit Management and Public Policy from the Wagner School for Public Service at NYU, and a BA in Anthropology from NYU, with specializations in South Asian and Urban Studies.

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