Candi M
Candi M

Director, Corporate Partnerships
Best Friends Animal Society

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Candi has been working in the animal welfare field for over 10 years, initially co-founding a successful 501c3 dog-rescue in California and then making the jump from the corporate world to work full-time for Best Friends Animal Society in 2011.

During her time at Best Friends, Candi worked to produce national events in Los Angeles (Super Adoption and Strut Your Mutt), managed local adoption/outreach events, transport programs, started the LA foster program, and managed the state-of-the-art NKLA (no-kill Los Angeles) Pet Adoption Center and NKLA Coalition. Candi also worked in development as Corporate Engagement Manager, working with companies and their employees who give back to Best Friends through monetary donations and volunteerism. She managed a large portfolio of donors and helped to craft individualized employee engagement opportunities for companies at Best Friends lifesaving centers and events. Candi also managed the matching gifts program, and assisted donors with securing matches from employers.

In 2019, Candi moved to the role of Senior Manager, Corporate Relations and in 2020, to the role of Director, Corporate Partnerships. In this role, she is responsible for building and stewarding all corporate giving relationships for Best Friends Animal Society, including: cause-related partnerships, sponsorships, workplace giving/employee engagement, licensing, in-kind partnerships, and corporate foundation giving. Position oversees a team of remote employees and is responsible for securing $5M in revenue for the organization.



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