Rashida Petersen

CEO & Founder

Rashida Petersen is the CEO and Founder of 1847 Philanthropic and new technology start-up DIA Fund. The catalyst to establish 1847 Philanthropic emanates from Ms. Petersen’s strong desire to create lasting impact in Africa by bringing the essentials of fundraising to their nonprofit institutions. DIA Fund is a hybrid micro-philanthropy platform that connects members of the diaspora in the U.S with vetted community-based organizations in their home country and is based on the experience of 1847 Philanthropic, as a technology solution to the problem of expensive due diligence costs to vet local organizations.

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