Senior Advisor for Foundation Advocacy and Evaluation
At Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy program, Sue helps organizations grow and assess their advocacy and community organizing skills and practices with tools, training, and technical assistance. She led the development of evaluation/education tools including the Advocacy Capacity Tool (ACT) International Advocacy Capacity Tool, and PowerCheck for community organizing. Her work has been featured in presentations for Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Aspen Institute, Grantmakers in Health, the American Evaluation Association and others. Sue previously led BA’s efforts to help foundations safely and effectively fund advocacy, and created the AFJ publication Words to Give By from her interviews with 23 advocacy funders on supporting strategic advocacy grantmaking.
Before coming to AFJ, Sue directed the National Association of Social Workers’ government relations department for 13 years. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Sue spends much of her time trying to keep up with her teenage daughter.