Vice President, Philanthropy
Headquarters // Reston, VA
Dirk Sellers is the Vice President of Philanthropy for the National Wildlife Federation. Sellers’ previous roles include serving as vice president of the consulting firm Campbell & Company, and executive director and president of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations’ U.S. entity. Over the past 20 years, he has held various leadership roles in conservation, international development, health, education, and management consulting. Sellers has hands-on experience in developing and implementing successful fundraising strategies and campaigns, and he has led complex philanthropic partnerships and cross-team collaborations. He also has experience in program assessment, team building, donor communications, board relations, and volunteer engagement.
Sellers is a lifelong angler who grew up fishing with his father and grandfathers in the native trout waters of the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania like Tubmill Creek and Shannon Run. He received his BS from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the American Society of Association Executives.
The U.S. Senate votes to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, part of a package that also created more than a million acres of new wilderness and conservation areas in the western United States.Read More
Love is in the air! Take a lighthearted look at how North American wildlife get in on the concepts of friendship and romantic love.Read More
Discover the benefits of wind to wildlife, its risks to wildlife, and how we can mitigate these risks.Read the Report
Place your order today for the themed box that delivers everything you need to create family memories while discovering nature and wildlife.Learn More
The National Wildlife® Photo Contest celebrates the power of photography to advance conservation and connect people with wildlife and the outdoors.