Building and maintaining relationships is a critical skill in fundraising. This presentation will discuss the importance of building relationships and explore ways to establish and grow relationships with various types of donors. We will also discuss how building your personal network through peer mentoring and professional relationships helps you as a fundraising professional.
Amanda was born and raised here in Fort Worth. Graduated from Southwest High School and then attended Texas Christian University where she graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Liberal Arts degree. Her professional career began with working at Tarrant County Juvenile Services in the detention facility. Followed by Tarrant County Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD) as a Probation Officer where she worked for 4 years. She and her husband, Tom, moved to Washington, DC where Tom worked in the United States Congress and Amanda worked as Probation and Parole Officer for the Department of Corrections in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Amanda began working at Gill Childrenís Services as the Executive Director on September 1, 2004. Ten years later in 2014, Amanda accepted her current role as Executive Director of the JPS Foundation. Amanda and Tom have three daughters 8 Ĺ, 10, and 11.