This month we welcomed our new communications and fundraising manager, Katja Gryl. Katja is from Denmark and joins ODIM with several years of communication, marketing and project management experience at nonprofit organizations in Denmark, Bolivia and Guatemala.  

“I am very exited about joining this small but powerful organization. I am a firm believer of community driven development; development work needs to respond to local needs, and local staff should not just be implementers, but rather development actors and decision-makers. ODIM is a very socially responsible and people-centric organization, and that is what inspired me to join this passionate and highly skilled team. I am very eager to meet donors and to tell the stories of present and future participants in our programs.”

 Katja has particular experience in digital communication and is passionate about social media and its efficiency in spreading awareness of and engaging people in social issues. As such she will be working to develop ODIM’s digital presence as well as to secure and sustain existing and future fundraising streams. 

“Drawing on my experience, my aim for ODIM is to establish a more visible, visual and credible online presence in order to get our messages across to a wider audience. What’s more, our donors are the backbone of our organization. So I will be continuing to strengthen our connections to achieve our mission and I aim to give all of our supporters a positive and rewarding experience with ODIM.”

On a personal basis Katja is married to Andrés who is born and raised in Guatemala and together they have two sons aged 2 and 5.

 We welcome Katja to the team!