• analysis and forecasting
  • complex project management
  • funding strategy development
  • impact assessment
  • operational effectiveness
  • Organizational Development
  • public speaking & facilitation
  • Strategic Planning
  • team development

Samantha L.

Nonprofit Consulting

Education


Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, Illinois – MBA Strategy and Nonprofit Management Concentrations
University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado – BA Women Studies

Biography


Samantha Levine has 24 years of experience in nonprofit management, strategy, operations and team development. Sam’s focus is on helping Colorado nonprofit and mission-driven organizations to increase their impact by getting clear on the strategic and organizational imperatives that will allow them to accelerate change. Nonprofit work can be hard, and Sam is dedicated to helping nonprofit leaders put their time and energy towards activities that best advance impact, while strengthening their organization and team. Sam’s approach brings data to bear on thorny problems, using facts as a key tool to illuminate important decisions.

Sam spends part of her time as a Principal with The Bridgespan Group, one of the nation’s most prominent nonprofit consultancies. Sam is currently supporting Bridgespan’s Seattle Leading for Impact program, a two-year consulting experience focused on building the strategic skills of nonprofit executive teams to improve their organization’s performance. In her previous 12 years at Bridgespan, Sam helped to develop and launch the Leading for Impact program, and managed in-depth, analytically-focused consulting projects for over a dozen clients from across the nonprofit sector, including K-12 education, human services, civic engagement and the environment.

Prior to re-joining Bridgespan, Sam spent two years as the founding executive director of Constellation Philanthropy, an organization that supports donors dedicated to learning about and investing in early childhood development in Colorado. Through Constellation, Sam connected donors with high-leverage philanthropic investments, coordinated funding to those opportunities, and identified aps in the early childhood space where socially-oriented capital could make a difference. A proud Denver native and resident, Sam spends her free time dragging her two boys on hikes or to Rockies games, volunteering at their schools, and baking world-class pies.