Karina Sandoval has over 10 years of experience working for international organizations in Latin America, United States of America and Europe. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from La Molina State University in Peru, a Master’s Degree in Business and Administration, MBA from University of Dallas in the U.S and a second Master’s Degree in International Development from University of Amsterdam. Parallel to that, she has followed several courses and training in fundraising from the Institute of Fundraising in the UK, and AFP in the U.S.

Her areas of expertise include: Market assessments, strategy development, international corporate partnerships, grant research, cause-related marketing campaigns, high-end fundraising events among others.

Some of the organizations she had the privilege to work with include: United Nations (USA), Peace Child International (UK), St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (USA), Fairfood International (NL), Sense International (UK), Stars Foundations (UK), Dance for Life (NL), Government of Peru in NL, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture to name some.

Karina speaks Spanish, English and Dutch and currently lives in Amsterdam from where she serves clients from all over the world. Due to her Hispanic roots, she has been appointed as IFC’s Latin American Director. Karina aims at professionalize the way organizations do fundraising in Latin America and sees a huge potential for the sector there due to the region´s stable economic and social growth.

Peru Projects


Stars Foundation

Mapping study of co-funders

Sense International (UK)

Fundraising market analysis

Peru Consultants

Luis Angel

Client Testimonials

Karina Sandoval worked as a consultant for the Trade Commission of Peru in the Netherlands from October to December 2015. We can confirm with great satisfaction that in a crucial moment and within a short period of time, she managed to convince a considerable number of Dutch companies to participate in our Sustainable Business Roundtable. Furthermore, she led the media-engagement process, and assisted us with the organization of the matchmaking sessions while providing ad-hoc solutions to challenges typical of a high-level event of this nature.

Karina has proven to be a hard working professional with excellent communication and leadership skills. Her work has contributed greatly to the success of our goals and we look forward to commissioning her again.

Erick Garcia GonzalezManaging Director

Stars Foundation’s efforts to understand and engage with potential co-funders in Latin America were significantly advanced through Karina Sandoval’s excellent work. Karina brought extensive networks, robust research and represented Stars very effectively through first contacts with stakeholders in the region. We would not hesitate to commission her again and indeed look forward to doing so.

David CrookDevelopment DirectorStars Foundation

In the summer of 2015 Sense International engaged with IFC for a crucial piece of fundraising market analysis for its Peru programme. IFC’s wide offered the joint expertise of a European-based Peruvian Fundraising specialist, Karina Sandoval, and an in-country practitioner, Paola Cassana, which meant that both our head office team in the UK and our in-country team in Lima had a close point of contact, making communication easy and effective. The whole process from agreeing the methodology, outputs and timetable was handled flexibly and smoothly.

Karina’s friendly professionalism, openness and great communication skill made a quite complex and time-restricted undertaking a stress-free and positive experience, while her clear in-depth knowledge and expertise of the Peruvian Fundraising landscape in particular, but also of the international NGO environment and programme work in general, inspired confidence in the quality and reliability of the outputs being presented. The final report was well-presented, and provided the level of information and detailed analysis needed for making a strong case for Fundraising investment, which we could not have reliably recommended to our Board without IFC’s contribution.

Renata CzinkotaiSenior Grant Giving Bodies ManagerSense International