S04E1: Beating Burnout and Managing Teams with Amanda Weingarten
Chief Development Officer at International Crisis Group
Amanda Weingarten is Chief Development Officer of International Crisis Group. She oversees Crisis Group’s fundraising efforts in the philanthropy, foundations and government sectors, and oversees the Communications and Outreach team. Within her first year as CDO she increased Crisis Group’s revenue by 10%, established a foundation relations team and a development operations team, launched a number of new fundraising programs, and is now preparing the organisation for a bid to MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change $100 million grant competition. She was formerly a Senior Consultant with Graham-Pelton, a fundraising consultancy, where her clients included the International Rescue Committee, UnidosUS (previously named National Council of La Raza), The New School, Jewish Theological Seminary, and Swedish Medical Center Foundation, among others.
Prior to joining Graham-Pelton, Amanda served as Assistant Dean for Development, School of Humanities and Social Sciences at The Citadel. In this role, she led a multi-million dollar multi-year campaign that included landmark grants and gifts for academic programs in computer science, international programs, and security studies.
Amanda grew up in London, and has lived in Paris, Quito, and New York – where she now resides. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and currently serves on Penn’s Learning Resource Center Board of Advisors.
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