Ammarah Maqsood

Development Officer, West

Ammarah has deep rooted passions for social justice initiatives, especially human rights and equity for womxn and girls around the world. She enjoys connecting with donors through authentic story telling and leading donors to the frontline of humanitarian crises. She’s been in nonprofit work for eight years and comes from a diverse background with experiences in programs and development with both local and international nonprofits. She was previously the Director of Individual Giving at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area managing a comprehensive individual giving program. Ammarah also has a background in fundraising with a national fundraising agency partnering with organizations like Children International, The Nature Conservancy, and Save the Children. She holds a BA in Political Science and Economics and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA). She applies her knowledge and expertise to be an effective organizational leader in the nonprofit sector and build mission driven fundraising programs. Ammarah enjoys volunteering and has advocacy experiences from political campaigns to tutoring underserved youth to being the Regional Ambassador for Girl Rising and MannMukti. She’s an avid reader, a Brit+Co model, and a coffee connoisseur.