The nonprofit, notMYkid, has announced Amanda Schmidt as its new chief development officer who will lead fundraising efforts to help expand access to youth mental health and launch the organization’s integrated capital campaign.
Schmidt has more than 15 years of experience in fund development and nonprofit advancement, according to a press release. As chief development officer for notMYkid, she will collaborate with the CEO and Board of Directors on strategic solutions to help advance the organization’s mission.
She was previously the director of development for Strategic Initiatives at Northern Arizona University. During her time at NAU, she created an innovative approach for annual giving, and worked to advance critical initiatives outlined by the institution.
Her experience also includes helping to relaunch the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame and rebranded the Phoenix Regional Sports Commission as a leader in sports-related tourism. She also managed events for Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, which she helped facilitate event revenue growth of 500 % over five years.
“Amanda has a rich history with elevating local nonprofits and a proven track record in rebuilding and reimagining sustainable growth,” said Kristen Polin, notMYkid CEO in a prepared statement. “Our board and entire team welcome her likeminded passion and commitment to helping youth and families as we expand prevention and behavioral health programs statewide.”
She received her undergraduate degree in nonprofit leadership and management from Arizona State University and is finishing her master’s in organizational leadership from Northern Arizona University, the release said.
Ensuring youths thrives by inspiring positive life choices, notMYkid, offers prevention and behavioral health programs to protect youth's mental health/well-being, and leverage the power of lived experience to lead authentically. Expertise is focused on substance use prevention, recovery and teen mental health.
For more information, resources, or to donate, visit notMYkid.org.