Suman "Sumi" Bhat-Kincaid is an accomplished fundraiser with specialties in corporate and foundation partnerships, relationship management, fundraising, and strategic planning. Her most recent role was as the Director of Philanthropy at Upaya Social Ventures, a global nonprofit organization focused on lifting people out of extreme poverty through sustainable job creation. Sumi’s prior roles include Senior Corporate Partnerships Officer at Bloodworks Northwest, where she gained institutional support for blood research, blood banking and transfusion services in the Pacific Northwest, and SightLife, a global health organization focused on restoring sight to the blind. Sumi was the Manager of Corporate and Foundation Partnerships, supporting SightLife’s programs in India, China, Nepal and Ethiopia. Before joining the nonprofit sector, she specialized in customer care, logistics and planning in the transportation industry, where she established customer care systems and built customer service departments from the ground up.
Sumi moved into consulting work in 2022. In addition to her work with Clover, she provides fundraising support as a consultant to nonprofit organizations. Sumi holds a BS in International Management from Butler University and an MPA from the University of Washington.