about me

Hi, I’m Andie (short for Amanda)! In over 25 years of nonprofit fund development and communications work, I’ve led my teams to raise $90 million. My experience also includes deep work with boards of directors, strategic planning, and team and culture building.

My career mission is to learn and practice how I can be a force for social and racial justice, by building relationships that help to spark, grow, and sustain transformative financial support for systemic change that is rooted in the leadership of those closest to the issues.

As a consultant, I leverage my decades of senior leadership to advise and support nonprofit and philanthropic leaders on fund and organizational development, communications, and strategy – in a warm, confidential, non-judgmental space grounded in the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

I recently moved home to Massachusetts where I grew up, after spending most of my professional career in California. From 2013-2022, I led development and communications at Southern California Grantmakers, the regional association for philanthropy where more than 300 foundations, companies, and government funders come together to learn, connect, and take action. During my tenure at SCG, the organization’s membership, staff, and budget tripled, reaching by far the highest point in its 50-year history.

Previously, I spent seven years as the Director of Development & Communications at SaverLife (which was then known as EARN), a San Francisco-based nonprofit that at the time helped low-wage workers break the cycle of poverty by matching their savings to go to college, start a business, or buy a home. Before that, for ten years I was the Director of Development at JobTrain, a Bay Area job training and placement center.

I’m proud to continue volunteering as a board member for OCCORD, a nonprofit that helps build good jobs, strong neighborhoods and an inclusive democracy in Orange County, California where I used to live. I’m also honored to serve on the board of Colony Retirement Homes, based in Worcester, Massachusetts, and on the board fund development committee of YW Boston.

I received my B.A. with honors from Harvard College. After three decades of enjoying sunny California but missing my family, I’m thrilled to be back where I can be a regular at my sister’s dinner table, attend my nephews’ theater performances, and get lots of hugs from my mom. I also love to spend time strolling with a travel mug of coffee, practicing vinyasa flow yoga, or blogging for my friends online.