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Amy Besunder (she/her)

Senior Consultant


Brooklyn, NY

Current Town

Packwood, WA

DEI Statement

I am committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion that goes beyond mere acknowledgment to active and meaningful participation. In every facet of my endeavors, whether it be in professional settings, collaborative projects, or community engagement, I am dedicated to creating environments that embrace the richness of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. I firmly believe that by actively promoting equity and inclusivity, we not only enhance our collective strength but also create spaces where everyone can thrive and contribute authentically. This commitment is an ongoing journey that involves continuous learning, self-reflection, and a steadfast dedication to dismantling barriers that impede inclusivity. I strive to champion diversity and equity not only in words but in actions, fostering an environment where everyone feels valued, heard, and empowered.


Master of Nonprofit Leadership, Seattle University

Sectors I've Worked In

Human Services, Affordable Housing, Food Security

Services & Areas of Expertise

Board development; Strategic Planning; Facilitation, training or workshop; Executive coaching; Campaign planning; Campaign counsel / management; Development assessment / planning; Interim Staffing; Talent management / hiring support.

Notable Projects

Over the last 20 years, I’ve served in high-level, leadership roles at organizations that support the arts, food security, economic justice, education, housing, human rights, social services, and more. I’ve designed and executed on dozens of capital campaigns, ranging in size from $1 million to $250 million, as well as implementing social investment and community capital campaigns.

Why I Love This Work

I believe that by dedicating my efforts to causes I am passionate about, I contribute to creating a better, more equitable world.

Fun Fact

I am the co-owner of Longmire Springs Brewing, located in the bucolic town of Packwood, Washington.

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