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Amanda Baker

Deputy Director

Amanda provides strategic leadership by stewarding our collaborative and quality-focused culture. She oversees internal operations and the Financial Services program.

A native of Washington, Amanda originally hails from Spokane. After starting her career as an AmeriCorps member in Denver, she spent eight years working on issues of food insecurity, poverty, and homelessness before returning to Washington to join the 501 Commons team in early 2012.

Amanda has a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She previously worked as Community Relations Director for Denver Urban Matters, where she activated community support around a shared vision to ensure all people have enough food, a safe place to live, and opportunities for employment.

Amanda knows from experience the difference nonprofits make in creating the kind of community we all want for ourselves and others. Working at 501 Commons offers the opportunity to support organizations promoting greater health for us and the natural world, advancing social justice, and making creative expression and education more accessible.

Outside of work, Amanda can often be found running, reading, or visiting family throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Fun fact: This lifelong nonprofit enthusiast started volunteering at the age of just six years old and had her daughter volunteering by age three.

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