Anne Tillema has more than 10 years of experience running organizations and managing fundraising efforts. Prior to joining Mobilize.org, Tillema spent six years as a direct marketing fundraiser for consulting firms that provided fundraising and communication services to leading political and non-profit organizations. She created and managed the direct marketing fundraising programs for more than 20 different organizations, including Amnesty International, the Democratic National Committee, Earthjustice, the League of Conservation Voters and NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Prior to working in direct marketing fundraising, Tillema was the Executive Director of Democrats Abroad, the official Democratic State Party for more than six million Americans living outside the United States. Tillema presided over official committees in 49 countries.
Tillema’s first job out of college, from 1999 to 2002, was as the Executive Director of the International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY) in Brussels, Belgium. IFLRY is a coalition of over 75 political youth organizations in 55 countries, encompassing 3 million individuals, established in 1979 to help promote freedom, democracy and human rights.
Tillema represented youth towards international bodies including the European Union, the Council of Europe and the United Nations and participated in the youth movement in Europe.
Tillema graduated magna cum laude from Grinnell College in 1999. She currently lives in Washington, D.C.