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Amanda Goldberger

Head of Strategy & Planning, Builders Initiative

Amanda Goldberger is an expert in strategic, high-impact philanthropy and has spent over fifteen years helping foundations, corporations, and nonprofits make smarter giving decisions to realize a better world. Before joining Builders Initiative, she led her own philanthropic advisory firm, Impact Strategies, where she partnered closely with family offices, including Builders Vision, and other philanthropic entities.

Amanda developed her knowledge of social impact and strategic philanthropy as a strategy consultant at FSG, a nonprofit mission-driven consulting firm, and at a nonprofit pharmaceutical company, Institute for OneWorld Health. While at FSG, she led projects with leading global foundations, regional foundations, community foundations, family foundations, corporations, and nonprofits. These experiences provided Amanda with a unique understanding of the social sector coupled with a strong business mindset.

Amanda has a master’s in public policy from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, and a B.S. in molecular, cell, and developmental biology from UCLA. She lives in San Diego with her husband and two sons. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Southern California’s beautiful outdoors and attempting to instill a love of arts/culture in her boys.