Amanda Joseph
Opportunity Finance Network
VP, Strategic Consulting

Biography

Amanda is a social and economic justice professional leveraging more than three decades of impact and collaboration in philanthropic, nonprofit and social enterprise sectors. Amanda joined Opportunity Finance Network, the leading national network of community development financial institutions (CDFIs), in 2014 and serves as Vice President on OFN’s Strategic Consulting team. Previously, Amanda directed affiliate operations at Solutions for Progress, a social enterprise focused on assisting Americans to sustainably move out of poverty through the practical application of technology, public-private partnerships and civic engagement. For more than a decade prior, Amanda co-created and directed “TZEDEC: The Jewish Partnership for Community Investing,” a project of The Shefa Fund/Jewish Funds for Justice. Before moving to Philadelphia in 1998, Amanda worked as a commercial loan officer for the Self-Help Credit Union, a nonprofit community development credit union in Greensboro, North Carolina. She holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management (1996) and an AB from Bryn Mawr College in the Growth and Structure of Cities (1986).