Amanda Weingarten

Amanda Weingarten

Chief of External Affairs

Crisis Group Role

As Chief of External Affairs, Amanda oversees both Crisis Group’s fundraising and communications. Amanda provides the overall strategic direction for all of Crisis Group’s external communications and outreach, that not only promote Crisis Group’s analysis and policy ideas across the areas we work but also, crucially, enhance brand awareness, raise the global profile of Crisis Group’s mission and case for support and build a global community around it. 

As the senior fundraiser she also oversees the strategic direction and efforts of the Development team in the philanthropy, foundations and government and multilateral sectors. 

Professional Background

Amanda Weingarten was formerly a Senior Consultant with Graham-Pelton, a fundraising consultancy, where her clients included the International Rescue Committee, UnidosUS (previously named National Council of La Raza), The New School, Jewish Theological Seminary, and Swedish Medical Center Foundation, among others. 

Prior to joining Graham-Pelton, Amanda served as Assistant Dean for Development, School of Humanities and Social Sciences at The Citadel. In this role, she led a multi-million dollar multi-year campaign that included landmark grants and gifts for academic programs in computer science, international programs, and security studies. 

Amanda grew up in London, and has lived in Paris, Quito, and New York – where she now resides. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and currently serves on Penn’s Learning Resource Center Board of Advisors.  

Areas of expertise

  • Strategic planning 
  • Principal and major gift fundraising
  • Board management
  • Organisational development
  • Public speaking 
  • Crisis Communications


  • French
  • Spanish

Subscribe to Crisis Group’s Email Updates

Receive the best source of conflict analysis right in your inbox.