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Nonprofit Coach: Annie Rhodes on Leveraging Technology: Blackbaud Outcomes™

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Annie Rhodes
Director, Foundation Strategy
MicroEdge + Blackbaud


Annie Rhodes serves as the Director, Foundation Strategy in the MicroEdge division of Blackbaud. In this role, Annie helps philanthropic organizations leverage technology to optimize how they manage their giving and improve collaboration with funding partners and grant recipients. Annie is also aiding customers evolve from simple grantmaking programs to results-focused giving programs that establish and measure outcomes and drive toward impact. As part of this, Annie led the development of Blackbaud Outcomes™, a technology solution that helps funders and nonprofits track and measure the results of their giving programs. Annie is also currently leading efforts to map Blackbaud Outcomes to the sustainable development goals to provide funders with the opportunity to measure how their grants are contributing toward the broader efforts to achieve the SDGs.
Prior to joining MicroEdge, Annie spent more than 10 years at the Ford Foundation where she managed grants in the Human Rights unit, including working with the Women’s Rights and International Human Rights portfolios.

Annie received an MBA from Pace University, focusing in Management and International Business, and was also inducted into the Beta Sigma Gamma business honor society. She earned a B.A. in psychology from Manhattan College.