Amanda is a seasoned digital strategist with an extensive history of developing social media and software-as-a-service approaches for the public and non-profit sectors. She spent several years working for a small arts based non-profit (Framework) and has since launched her own business (BeneLavoro) working directly with non-profit and social innovation focused clients on effective approaches to cloud technology and social media.
Blending instructional design experience with a passion for digital technologies, she takes on a variety of event coordination, project planning and marketing roles. Amanda has been invited to present her work at technology conferences across North America, including CloudForce, Social Media Week Toronto, Salesforce.com User Groups, Social Media for Non-Profits, Tech Soup's Tech Tuesdays and BoxWorks. Amanda leads the Social Media Marketing program at George Brown College's Centre for Continuous Learning, building the College’s first Facebook and Twitter intensive courses, now with a focus on blended (online and in class) course modules.
Amanda is keenly interested in the intersection of technology, social and education. She was selected as one of the Toronto Community Foundation's 2012 Vital People as part of the Toronto Vital Fund, for her work in open architecture and cloud computing approaches for non-profit organizations, with specific focus on women in non-profit technical roles.
When she's not deep into technology trends, you'll find Amanda cooking, reading recipe and food blogs, and paying very close attention to local, sustainable food systems.