IAED was formed by two experienced non-profit executives: a charity ED and a non-profit sector consultant and facilitator. They saw the importance and power of EDs sharing and connecting directly in a local ED discussion forum, but they were frustrated that the group’s reach was so limited, and that the business model of the gathering was unsustainable. They realized that, by operating both locally AND globally through modern technology tools, IAED could provide even greater sharing and connecting opportunities to EDs worldwide.

William Harper, CEO