Amy Markham


Amy Markham is a principal in Bridgespan's Boston office. Since joining Bridgespan in 2004, she has advised leading nonprofit organizations and philanthropic funders on a wide range of issues including growth, organizational effectiveness, and scenario planning. She has also helped direct-service organizations, national networks, intermediaries, and start-ups develop data-driven strategies. Amy has worked extensively in education and youth development and also in environmental sustainability, public health, and international development. Her philanthropic work has included program strategies for several major national foundations as well as corporate philanthropy and spend-downs.

Amy played a leadership role in developing and refining the content for Bridgespan's group business planning process and led the initial pilot cohort.  She is a facilitator and coach in Bridgespan’s two-year consulting and capacity building program for nonprofit executive teams, Leading for Impact®.

Prior to joining Bridgespan, Amy worked at the International Rescue Committee’s Horn of Africa regional office in Nairobi, Kenya, and for USAID’s Eastern Europe and Eurasia Bureau. She graduated summa cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She earned an MPhil in economics and international development at the University of Cambridge in the UK, where she was fully funded by a Gates Cambridge fellowship.