Amanda Macdonald, Consultant
Amanda Macdonald began working with The Monument Group in 2016. She has more than 15 years development experience, beginning with her first job out of college as a development assistant at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Her career includes working on capital campaigns for large institutions such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and managing development and major gifts for local non-profits, including the Richmond Ballet and the Richmond SPCA. Amanda has also worked in development at the University of Richmond 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 pipeline of major gift prospects, and grant writing, her strength lies in building a solid foundation that enables all of these fundraising pieces to work together seamlessly. Her knowledge of donor databases, paired with years of hands-on fundraising experience, allows Amanda to help small development offices organize their development operations in a way that is user friendly, efficient, and economical. The result – development 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 volunteers her time and expertise. She currently serves as Chair of the Children’s Museum of Richmond Associate Board and is a past board member of 1708 Gallery, where she served as Co-Chair of their fundraising event Wearable Art 9: Uber. She is also a member of the local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Amanda is a graduate of Mary Washington College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History.