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notMYkid Hires New Chief Development Officer
By Lindsay Hansen - Wednesday Jan 25, 2023
notMYkid is pleased to announce Amanda Schimdt has joined the nonprofit as Chief Development Officer. She has more than 15 years of experience in fund development and nonprofit advancement.

Amanda was previously Director of Development for Strategic Initiatives at Northern Arizona University. During her time at NAU, she created an innovative approach for annual giving, and worked to advance the most critical initiatives outlined by the institution. Additional experience includes early in her career she helped to relaunch the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame and rebranded the Phoenix Regional Sports Commission as a leader in sports-related tourism. She also managed events for Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, where she helped facilitate event revenue growth of 500 percent over five years.

“Amanda has a rich history with elevating local nonprofits and a proven track record in rebuilding and reimagining sustainable growth,” said Kristen Polin, CEO of notMYkid. “Our Board and entire team welcome her likeminded passion and commitment to helping youth and families as we expand prevention and behavioral health programs statewide.” As Chief Development Officer for notMYkid, Schmidt will lead fundraising efforts to help expand access to youth mental health and launch notMYkid’s integrated capital campaign. She will work collaboratively with the CEO and Board of Directors on strategic solutions to help advance the organization’s mission during a time of critical growth.

Amanda Schmidt is a proud Sun Devil and Lumberjack. She received her undergraduate degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from Arizona State University and is finishing her master’s in organizational leadership from Northern Arizona University.

About notMYkid

OUR MISSION is to ensure every kid thrives by inspiring positive life choices. We offer the highest quality prevention & behavioral health programs, protect youth mental health & well-being, and leverage the power of lived experience to lead authentically. Our core expertise is focused on substance use prevention & recovery and teen mental health. A calendar of events and program offerings are updated daily. For more information, resources, or to donate, visit