Patrick Hafner

Patrick Hafner is a fundraiser, storyteller and clown! He works as an independent fundraising consultant for Resource Development, Leadership, Lightness and as fundraiser for the Vienna University of Business and Economics. His dream: a world in which everyone unfolds her or his potential in a joyful way.

He has worked in the NPO world for more than 20 years and during this time he has been able to practice many areas of fundraising and to strategically advance as a manager. From 2006 to 2018, he worked for the international organization Light for the World. From 2016 to 2018, he headed the area of ​​fundraising and communications with a team of 25 people and, as a member of the International Management Team, had business responsibility for the total annual income of 21 million euros.

For more than 15 years Patrick has also been a hospital clown! The emotional and intensive contact with more than 35,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors under challenging living conditions has taught him the way of joyful play.

“I was so lucky to have Tony Elischer as a mentor and a friend. He really taught me what it means to be a fundraiser with heart and mind. As a mentor, I feel honoured to share what I got as a gift.”

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