Advancement Project Closing the Opportunity Gap

Amy Sausser

Director of Development

Amy Sausser serves as the Director of Development, overseeing institutional and individual fundraising for Advancement Project California. Amy believes that raising funds for social, economic, and racial justice organizations is a critical part of achieving long-lasting, sustainable, change for the communities that need it most.

Amy has worked with nonprofits and social change organizations since 1992, in roles as diverse as fundraiser, communications staff, and consultant. She served as Director of Communications at Southern California Grantmakers, Deputy Director of Development at the Liberty Hill Foundation, and Capital Giving Associate for Dartmouth College. As a consultant, she has worked with a variety of organizations, including CalNonprofits, Center for Nonprofit Management, the City of Riverside, Community Coalition, Community Partners, L.A. Trust for Children’s Health, and United Ways of California.

Amy’s greatest claim to fame was as the originator of the employment newsletter Opportunity NOCs in 1994 (subsequently known as Nonprofit Directions). Oddly enough, given the work she does now, she received her MA from UCLA in Critical Studies in Film & Television in 1991 and her BA from CSU Northridge in Film and Television. A native of Southern California, Amy is a proud resident of the Inland Empire, and proud caretaker for a menagerie of pets.