With a passion for using analytics to drive fundraising growth, Samantha Wright joins Armstrong McGuire as a Senior Advisor. Sam’s expertise and leadership in fundraising operations and nonprofit management will bring significant value to the Armstrong McGuire team and its strategic expansion of service to the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.
“We started the firm 18 years ago on the foundation of helping nonprofits strengthen their fundraising. Sam’s experience in fundraising operations and strategy will bring a critical philanthropic lens not only to our fundraising counsel, but also to our strategic planning and talent acquisition work,” said co-founder and principal Bert Armstrong.
Prior to joining Armstrong McGuire, Sam most recently worked as Director of Development Operations and Analytics at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. She led fundraising strategies and operations and a 230% increase in overall giving. Her time at the Food Bank gave her the opportunity to exercise her professional passions of managing both data and processes as well as leading people and implementing strategic action plans.
A native of Massachusetts, Sam earned her Master of Public Administration degree and Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Villanova University. Sam lives in Raleigh with her husband, dogs, and chickens and is fueled by running, all things outdoors, and Raleigh’s many fine eating and drinking spots.
“I have respected the work of Armstrong McGuire for a long time and I am honored to join this talented team,” said Sam. “I look forward to partnering with our clients to help them unlock their fundraising potential.”