Edith Asibey is the founder and principal of Asibey Consulting, a strategic communication and advocacy firm that works with foundation and nonprofit clients. Previously, she served as chief communications officer for The Atlantic Philanthropies, where she was responsible for developing and managing communication strategy across the organisation. She had been with Atlantic from 2009 until returning to her consulting business in 2013.
Over her career, Asibey has manage domestic and international communications campaigns to mobilize constituencies and influence policies on global and local issues, including education, health and the environment. In her different roles, she has helped many nonprofits and foundations to be more strategic in how they use communication, advocacy and evaluation to achieve their goals. She also developed two popular guides: Are We There Yet? A Communications Evaluation Guide and Continuous Progress.
Before starting Asibey Consulting, Asibey had served as chief program officer and acting president at NetAid (currently part of the international humanitarian group Mercy Corps) in New York. She also worked as the head of communication for the AVINA Foundation, an international grantmaker based in Miami, and as the lead environment officer for USAID in Paraguay.
Ms. Asibey has published numerous articles on communication and advocacy effectiveness.
She earned a Master of Arts in Media Studies from Stanford University in California and undergraduate degrees in Biology and in Education from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. Ms. Asibey is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.