Melissa Vo


Melissa Vo is the Founder of Good Cause Group, a boutique social impact consultancy that provides strategy, research, and coaching to accelerate growth for organizations around the world. She specializes in institutional fundraising and has worked with more than 70 organizations to leverage millions to drive social impact.


Currently, Melissa advises projects in the USA, Europe, and Asia on fund development strategies to raise capital and capacity. As an experienced frontline fundraiser for more than a decade, she has a deep understanding of the philanthropic and nonprofit industry’s concerns, interests, and best practices.


Melissa earned a BA in World Literature and Cultural Studies from UC Santa Cruz and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Silicon Valley Chapter.



"Over the past four years we’ve partnered with Good Cause Group, we have received nothing short of the most attentive, compassionate, precise and thorough support in all of our grant related needs. Melissa and her team excel in locating funding opportunities that are a precise match for Bay Area Creative which have led to our expansion into San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, the beginnings of our development of a strategic action plan and the consolidation of our objectives, metrics and intended results in our collaboration together. In short, the services we have received go far beyond grants—Good Cause Group has provided customized responses to expand our growth so we can continue serving our community."

Patrick Oshlund, Executive Director


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