Marta Wrobel has been working for the not-for-profit sector since 2001. In 2006, she joined the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute in Poland to help create the Museum of the History of Polish Jews – one of the most significant public-private projects in the cultural sector in Poland. She developed the first “naming opportunities” offer in Poland, and the gift acceptance and donor recognition policy. She coordinated fundraising to produce the 4,000 sqm core exhibition and for POLIN Museum’s program activities, including temporary exhibitions, research, and educational and cultural projects. She specializes in major donor relations & corporate partnerships. For contributing to creating the POLIN Museum, Marta received the “Meritorious for Polish Culture” badge of honor. Over the years, Marta developed a unique fundraising strategy based on a personalized approach to donors, which combines American standards with the European cultural and social context.
Since 2020 she works as an independent consultant, advising individual and institutional donors on giving strategies and both public and private cultural, and educational institutions, and operational foundations on how to create fundraising strategies and manage capital campaigns.
A graduate of the University of Warsaw in Polish philology & culture animation and the School of Social Sciences at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. A graduate of the US Department of State program: “Public-private Partnership and Fundraising in Support for Cultural Institutions.” The program included visits to the fundraising departments of 20 institutions in New York, Washington, DC, and San Francisco. Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) – Education for Philanthropy Professionals Certificate of Completion.
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett | NYU Profesor | Chief Curator and Advisor to the Director, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews | American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Marta Wróbel is a consummate professional and person of impeccable integrity. I have worked closely with her at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews for over a decade and can attest to her exceptional talent as a fundraiser, visionary, leader, manager, and communicator. She brings not only intelligence and experience to the task at hand, but also tact and style. While I wish that she would stay with POLIN Museum and with the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland, I know that it has long been her dream to establish her own philanthropy consultancy. She is perfectly poised to offer expert services, thanks also to her international experience – in Poland, Europe, Israel, North America, and Australia. Working with Marta has been a highlight of my career. I wish her every success in fulfilling her dreams and those of her clients.