Andie Byrd Advising

Lowell, MA


Experienced nonprofit leader with $90 million raised and a 25-year track record of collaborating successfully with CEOs, management teams, and boards on fund and organizational development, communications, and strategy. Provide counsel to senior nonprofit leaders and philanthropists on their priority opportunities and challenges in a warm, confidential, non-judgmental space grounded in the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

City First Enterprises

Senior Advisor, Fund + Organizational Development (2023-current)
Washington, DC

Part-time advisor to the CEO of this fast-growing CDFI (community development financial institution) on organizational strategy and culture, board development, fund development and communications. Provide editorial guidance on key communications and proposals, mentor emerging leaders, serve as high-level board liaison.

Southern California Grantmakers

Senior Vice President, Membership & Sustainability (2021-2022); Vice President, Membership & Sustainability (2019-2021); Vice President, Membership & Communications (2016-2019); Communications & Membership Director (2013-2015)
Los Angeles, CA

Led development team that raised nearly $40 million. More than doubled membership dues to $1.3 million per year, achieving highest levels by far in SCG’s 50-year history. Recruited and retained foundation, corporate, family, celebrity, and government grantmakers as members; 90% of members renewed every year. Increased team’s grants raised in my last full year to $6.6 million for SCG core operations and special projects, plus back-end grantwriting and support for $15.5 million in collaborative and pooled funding, compared to total grants of $210,000 the year before I joined. More than tripled annual event revenue to $560,000, up from $150,000 before I joined. Served on management team throughout organization’s growth to 30 people, from 10 when I joined. Co-led multi-year strategic framework initiative including new mission, vision, and values centering equity. Staffed board nominations committee through a complete re-envisioning of goals and processes, successfully increasing inclusion of diverse leadership. From 2013-2019, managed marketing and communications; in 2019, transitioned these functions to new leadership in order to focus on strategic fundraising and board support.

SaverLife (formerly EARN)

Development & Communications Director (2006-2013)
San Francisco, CA

Led development team that raised $24 million. Increased annual campaign revenue to $211,000, from $3,750. Increased event revenue to $382,000, from $90,000. Solicited, won and renewed major gifts of $5,000+ and foundation, corporate, and government grants up to $1 million each; achieved 73% grants win rate. Increased operating reserve to $1.9 million in May 2012 audit, from $383,000 before I started. Served on management team. Grew full-time staff to 21, from 6 when I joined. Created and managed Salesforce pipeline process. Won coverage in TIME and NPR. Doubled social audiences in one year to 7400 on Facebook, 5700 on Twitter. Served as webmaster; co-led site redesign. Created print, online, and video collateral. Did public speaking.

JobTrain (formerly OICW)

Development Director (1996-2006)
Menlo Park, CA

Led development team that raised $26 million. Consistently won, managed, and renewed foundation, corporate, individual, and government grants up to $500,000 each. Planned and executed all aspects of special events netting $650,000 per year. Built development team to 3 direct reports. Served on management team. Created print, online, and video marketing materials, including annual campaign mailings that raised $900,000 per year. Launched and managed organization’s website. Secured TV, newspaper, radio coverage.



Board of Directors (2017-current)
Orange County, CA

Colony Retirement Homes

Board of Directors (2023-current)
Fund Development Committee
Worcester, MA

NAACP Greater Nashua Area Branch

Freedom Fund Gala Committee (2024-current)
Nashua, NH

YW Boston

Fund Development Committee (2021-2023)
Boston, MA

Los Angeles County Center for Financial Empowerment

Advisory Steering Committee (2017-2020)
Los Angeles, CA

Opportunity Fund

Southern California Regional Advisory Board (2016-2020); Chair, Advisory Board Development Committee (2018-2020)
San Jose, CA

Center for Popular Democracy

Strategic Partners Council and Los Angeles Stronger Together Host Committee (2019)
Brooklyn, NY & Washington, DC

United Philanthropy Forum

Knowledge Management Committee (2014-2019)
Washington, DC


Deepening White Allyship

Social Venture Partners Los Angeles 12-month learning cohort (2019)
Los Angeles, CA

Leadership L.A.

Southern California Leadership Network’s 8-month fellowship (2018)
Los Angeles, CA

Leading for Impact

The Bridgespan Group’s year-long training for nonprofit executive teams (2012)
San Francisco, CA

Harvard College

B.A. with honors (1993); John Harvard Award for academic achievement of highest distinction
Cambridge, MA

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