Rafael Silver-Director, Organization and Business Development

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Rafael Silver recently joined the leadership team at Springboard as the Director, Organizational and Business Development. Rafi came to us with a rich background in community development, fundraising and senior level management positions in the non-profit sector. His career has taken him to the Middle East, Latin America as well as the United States and Canada. He holds a Masters in Social Work and a Masters in Rural Planning and Development.

Rafi brings with him both local and international experience and a wide range of skills from the development of social enterprises and community foundations to leading multi-sector task forces and new policy initiatives.

"Working at Springboard has given me the opportunity to have a role in trying to have an impact on  serving the needs of the community better.  From a professional perspective, I truly enjoy the environment at Springboard where innovation is encouraged, new approaches are considered, and there is a willingness and openness to challenge conventional wisdom.  Fear of failure can be paralyzing for any organization and Springboard’s fostering of a spirit of experimentation allows it to be a leader in the sector.  It is a great feeling to be able to play even a small part in this effort."