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Author Archives: Bobbie Jo Kelso
Bobbie Jo Kelso is the director of philanthropy at inewsource. She creates and leads philanthropic strategy to inspire and sustain support for the organization’s nonprofit investigative journalism.
Kelso excels in building brands, inspiring action and raising critical funds to advance nonprofit missions.
Her career includes funding and building support for the vital work of civil society organizations around the world for nine years at Conservation International. She also managed development and communications for three years at San Diego Youth Services, a leading nonprofit empowering more than 13,000 vulnerable and homeless youth every year.
She spent her early career as a journalist, reporting in San Diego and Orange counties and from southern Africa.
Kelso earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism at San Diego State University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies and now serves on its advisory board. She is a Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) and holds a certificate in nonprofit management.