Amanda Macdonald, Consultant
Amanda Macdonald has been a consultant for The Monument Group for five years. Prior to that, she had two decades of development experience at organizations that include the Philadelphia Museum of Art, University of Richmond, Richmond Ballet, Richmond SCPA, and VCU’s School of Engineering. Throughout her career, Amanda has utilized methods learned from her work at larger scale development offices and applied them to organizations with fewer development staff members.
While Amanda’s vast experience includes running annual giving campaigns, creating a planned giving program, managing a prospect pipeline, and grant writing, her strength lies in building a solid foundation that enables all of these fundraising pieces to work together seamlessly. Amanda uses this strength to help small development offices streamline their development operations so that staff can spend more time meeting with donors and prospects and less time in front of the computer.
A dedicated member of Richmond’s non-profit community, Amanda currently serves as a member of the Development Committee for the Children’s Museum of Richmond, where she previously served as the Chair of the Associate Board. Amanda is on the Board of the local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, where she is the Co-Chair of the Inclusive Fellows program and a member of the Strategic Planning Committee. She also serves as a Co-Chair of a Grant Review Committee for Impact 100, and is a past board member of 1708 Gallery.
Amanda is a graduate of Mary Washington College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History.