City University of Seattle
Angela C. Beard has been a nonprofit practitioner, board member and scholar for
more than 30 years. Presently at City University of Seattle she directs the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy whose mission is to offer a range of high-quality educational opportunities to further strengthen nonprofit organizations throughout Washington State. In 2013 she began teaching as an adjunct professor at Seattle University and currently teaches at Seattle University and Everett Community College. Dr. Beard began her fundraising career as the grants manager for Pacific Northwest Ballet and has held leadership positions at ArtsFund, the Museum of History and Industry, the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras and Cancer Lifeline.
Dr. Beard has provided consultant services to numerous local and national organizations including a year-long project national project studying fundraising practices in social justice organizations with the Research Center for Leadership in Action at New York University. In 2011 she received her doctorate in public administration from the Robert F. Wagner School at New York University, specializing in nonprofit management, financial management, applied statistics and survey/sampling techniques. Dr. Beard has also served on the boards of several nongovernmental organizations in both the arts and human service sectors.