Amanda Greco is an innovator, advisor, and thought leader for mission-driven leaders and organizations. She is passionate about supporting leaders to bring their values to life through their work. She helps to uncover the inner processes required to sustain energy, generate new ideas, motivate teams, and galvanize resources when working to create meaningful social and environmental impact in the world.
Amanda draws from over two decades of work in mission-driven companies, nonprofit leadership, philanthropy, and higher education to bring keen insights to support new ideas. She has written about the talent gap in the nonprofit sector and other topics and been published in Stanford’s Social Innovation Review.
Previously, Amanda led Stanford GSB’s social innovation trip program, developing relationships, and orchestrating hands-on trips to engage students with social entrepreneurs around the world and envision new opportunities for careers of impact. Amanda did grantmaking and provided portfolio support while at the Ford Foundation and Blue Ridge Foundation New York (now Robin Hood Foundation’s Blue Ridge Labs). Before graduate school, she led strategic communications, educational programming, and volunteer programs as a founding staff member of a local arts nonprofit in Southern California. She worked on both the US and international operations teams at Novica.com, a social enterprise connecting artists and artisans with buyers around the world. Amanda has a MPA from New York University and a BA summa cum laude from UCLA. She loves opportunities to speak Spanish, reminiscing about global travels and the years she lived in Spain and Chile, the great outdoors, improvisational cooking, dance, yoga, and time with her husband, two daughters, and dog.