Sarah Anderson

Director of Strategic Priorities

Whether an organization is launching a campaign or redefining the way it operates, success hinges on clear communication. I help nonprofits advance their fundraising programs by working with them to develop a clear path forward that takes into account their unique situations as well as proven best practices.

Recent Clients Served

  • AARP: Center to Champion Nursing in America
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • American Medical Association Foundation
  • Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • National Tropical Botanical Garden
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Peace Corps
  • Planned Parenthood Federation
  • Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
  • Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands
  • Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington
  • Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Future of Nursing Scholars
  • Saint Mary’s College
  • San Francisco General Hospital Foundation
  • The LGBT Giving Project
  • The Nature Conservancy - California
  • United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
  • University Health System
  • Women’s Funding Network

Areas of Expertise

Campaign Planning Studies, Development Assessments, Philanthropic Messaging and Message Testing, Case Development, Governance Assessments, Human Services Fundraising, Federated Fundraising, Healthcare Fundraising

About Sarah Anderson

As Campbell & Company’s Director of Strategic Priorities, Sarah Anderson works with a variety of nonprofit organizations across the country. She brings to each engagement her expertise in strategic communications, a keen analytical eye, and a proven ability to develop clear, integrated recommendations for clients. Sarah helps lead Campbell & Company’s communications consulting team and works with the leadership team to drive the overall strategy and direction for the firm. Sarah especially values opportunities to:

  • Dig into an organization’s data to determine its greatest opportunities for growth
  • Collaborate with complex organizations or organizations tackling complex questions to develop creative solutions and strategies
  • Help organizations see themselves through their donors’ eyes and communicate about their missions in new ways
  • Equip staff, board members and other advocates with a strong vision and case that they’re eager to share with potential donors

Before joining Campbell & Company in 2007, Sarah worked for PR Newswire, where she helped clients prepare news releases and counseled them on public relations strategies. Sarah also previously wrote for The Associated Press in Columbus, Ohio, covering financial news around the state, and for The Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she was recognized for her entertainment and business reporting.

Sarah graduated from the University of Florida’s honors college, where she studied journalism, political science, and business administration. While at the university, she served as editor-in-chief of The Independent Florida Alligator, the nation’s largest student-run newspaper.

Sarah is a member of the Giving USA Editorial Review Board, and she founded the Chatham Arch Community Garden, a neighborhood vegetable garden and orchard in Indianapolis. Sarah edited and contributed to The Patient Person, a collection of her mother’s writing.