Amy Besunder, MNPL (she/her)

As a consultant, I bring concrete tools to help leaders, teams, and organizations develop effective and innovative fund development and communications strategies.

In my 20-year career, I have designed and executed dozens of capital campaigns, ranging in size from $1 million to $250 million. I am adept at developing major donor and institutional giving plans. I also have experience implementing social investment and community capital campaigns.

My true passion lies in supporting organizations that provide basic human services to their communities including food, shelter, and emergency financial assistance.

I hold an Executive Masters degree in Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University, serve as treasurer for the Packwood Trails Project, and am a founding member of Rural Americans Against Racism, grassroots movement to advance racial equity in rural communities.

Fun facts about Amy:

  • Following college, I took a job as cruise director on a ship in Alaska. This career move was 100% inspired by Julie on the Love Boat.
  • I am an avid paddleboarder and recently completed a three day, forty mile trip on the John Day River in Oregon.
  • I co-founded and ran an award winning microbrewery in Seattle my husband for eight years.