United Nations Association Appoints Nonprofit Leader Arbazz Nizami as Global Goals Ambassador on Poverty. Global Goals Ambassadors come from all across the country, united in their commitment to advance the …
Arbazz is an award winning marketer, nonprofit founder and podcast host. In 2010 he crowdfunded to launch his nonprofit Sahaba Initiative and now, he’s raised over $5 million dollars online to fight poverty. He lead Sahaba Initiative to becoming the 2018 Nonprofit of the Year recognized the State of California
In 2017, he was named to California 30 Under 30 list for his role as a game-changer and influencer among Millennials creating social change. Arbazz’s Podcast The Bazz Show attracts socially conscious and ambitious leaders that are doing things differently and challenging tradition. Arbazz focuses on sharing powerful examples of ambition and self-reflection.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Cal State University, with a passion for creating change with creativity, At the age of 22, Arbazz helped establish sustainable several nonprofits and collaborative programs, and coached leaders across Southern California.
Wanting to expand what he learned from his time in digital fundraising, Arbazz continued his career in education marketing where he understood that long-term change is rooted in opportunities and access to education. He completed a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership where he focused on elevating the voice of intellectuals on social media and currently pursuing a Doctorate in Organizational Change.
Wanting to pay forward what he had learnt from his experience, Arbazz began sharing his experiences through nonprofit boards. The Martin Luther King Foundation took notice of Arbazz’s talent and chose him to serve on their advisory board. He also understood the need for more Muslim voices and created Young Inspirers, the largest network of Muslim young professionals if Southern California. Recently he became an Emerging Leaders Fellow with the United Nations Foundation advocating for the SDG goals.
Arbazz”s talent was recognized and among Arbazz’s awards are the 2019 American Marketing Association as the Higher Ed Marketing Team of the Year, 2016 Young Achiever of the Year Award by the American Advertising Federation, his content was ranked among the top 3 in higher education marketing by LinkedIn.