Mide Akerewusi, Founder & CEO, AGENTSC
Mide uses the breadth of his international perspective, academic credentials, fundraising expertise and experience in social change to help nonprofits develop formulas for revenue growth. Mide was raised in London, England and has lived and worked in Canada since 2008. He is an inspired and energetic fundraising specialist with a uniquely diverse perspective. He has successfully led fundraising teams in a variety of the UK’s most successful and best known social impact charities, including the British Red Cross, The Children’s Society, and Scope. His Canadian journey began in 2008 when the YMCA of Greater Toronto sought him to be their Chief Development Officer.
Mide’s inspiration to establish AGENTSC, a fundraising company specializing in nonprofit sustainability and systems for increasing major gift funding, came after he served nearly five years as Director of Leadership Philanthropy at Canada’s pioneering and award winning social innovation – Pathways to Education. At Pathways, Mide led the leadership philanthropy strategy for the charity’s successful $180 million Graduation Nation campaign, which saw the rapid expansion of the program across Canada. Mide was personally responsible for raising more than $20 million from high-net-worth individuals and corporations, and was a member of the leadership team that brought in an additional $60 million towards the charity’s campaign.
Mide graduated with a B.SC.(Hons) in Business Studies and Sociology from the University of Surrey. He also possesses an M.Sc.(Econ) in The Politics of Asia and Africa from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London – UK.
Mide is a, board member at the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Toronto Chapter, and serves on the Board of Save The Mothers and The Peoples Church. He is a Certified Corporate Social Responsibility Practitioner (CSR-P), has a designation as a Dialogue Education Practitioner (CDEP), and is a visiting lecturer at George Brown College for the department of Business and Legal Studies.