As the Director of Foundation Strategy at Blackbaud, Annie Rhodes has the unique opportunity to work at the intersection between technology and social good. As part of the Blackbaud Product Management team, she has direct responsibility for foundation market research and thought leadership, grantmaking and outcomes product strategy from ideation, to roadmap development, product go-to- market implementation including internal and external coordinating to ensure that the products meet, and exceed the needs of our customers. Rhodes has a proven record as a leader known for driving transformation and growth.
In her current role, Rhodes helps customers evolve from simple grantmaking programs to results- focused giving programs that establish and measure outcomes and drive toward impact. As part of this, she led the development of Blackbaud OutcomesTM, a technology solution that helps funders and nonprofits track and measure the results of their giving programs. Rhodes is currently leading efforts to provide funders with the opportunity to measure how their grants are contributing toward the broader efforts to achieve the SDGs.
Prior to joining Blackbaud, Rhodes spent more than 10 years at the Ford Foundation where she managed grants in the Human Rights unit, including working with the Women’s Rights and International Human Rights portfolios. She received an MBA from Pace University, focusing in Management and International Business, and was inducted into the Beta Sigma Gamma business honor society. She earned a B.A. in psychology from Manhattan College.