Ashley B. Berendt
Ashley B. Berendt, Vice President, joined TDC in 2013. Her practice includes strategic and municipal planning; capacity building; organizational assessment and coaching; and nonprofit research and analysis. She specializes in the design, management, and implementation of complex, multi-year philanthropic initiatives and planning projects. With over twelve years of experience in nonprofit, foundation, and research organizations, Ashley brings multiple perspectives from across the sector to her work with clients.
Prior to joining TDC, Ashley managed project strategy, operations, and development in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont on behalf of the Cultural Data Project at The Pew Charitable Trusts. She led and supported philanthropic initiatives and client-based work at Tides Foundation in San Francisco; conducted nonprofit research at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University; and supported strategic and public opinion research at Peter D. Hart Research Associates in Washington, D.C. Ashley began her career administering small business development programs and designing a revolving loan fund for family farmers at the statewide organization, California FarmLink. Ashley holds a BA in religion and sociology from Bowdoin College and a master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School, where she concentrated in political philosophy, ethics, and civil society studies.
“TDC draws an incredible array of clients and partners who bring passion and knowledge to their work. I learn so much from these individuals on a daily basis and feel fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute to their organizations’ success.”