Charlotte Brandsma, CEO, Growfunding


Charlotte is CEO at Growfunding, a non-profit civic crowdfunding platform in Brussels. Amongst her tasks is to further anchor the position of Growfunding as the number one platform in Belgium for urban and rural projects and organizations that use crowdfunding as a means to increase their social impact – with a specific focus on sustainability and natural and cultural heritage. She also oversees the development of new, sustainable, crowdfunding methodologies and a growing ecosystem of local, national and international stakeholders and partners.

Charlotte has a background in politics and diplomacy. She started her career at the political department of the Dutch Embassy in Brussels. Prior to joining Growfunding, Charlotte was a senior researcher and manager at the transatlantic think tank The German Marshall Fund of the United States, where she worked on building transatlantic alliances around climate policy, security, migration and city diplomacy. She is the co-founder of The Brussels Binder – a crowdfunded non-profit that campaigns for more gender diversity in European policy debates.


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