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Marco Bernascone

A few years ago, I came across this quote by Chief Seattle, a Native American leader. It could have been lost and forgotten among the pile of motivational and inspirational morning quotes posted on social media. On the contrary, these words loudly echoed through my mind. On one hand, they perfectly represent how I approach life: I am respectful, I am altruist and I always take action for something greater than myself. On the other hand, all my life I felt a strong connection with nature and this saying just strengthened my instinct to protect it. The earth does not belong to us; quite the opposite, we as human beings belong to the earth.

Since I always been passionate about contributing to positive change, about seven years ago I redirected my career path and I started working as a fundraiser and a grant writer for nonprofit organizations.

Both roles have one common point: people. It is about creating relations and trust among all the people involved. Relationship management is essential to reach goals and fulfill missions. Strong relationships build strong communities and long-lasting projects aimed at generating significant positive impacts no matter how and for how long the organization acts.

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”