Toby Amir Fox is Corporate Citizenship Consultant at Nationwide Insurance. Prior to that, she was the Grants Manager for Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc. (Phoenix, AZ) where she was responsible for identifying, cultivating, and managing all aspects of the grants process including United Way, CDBG, tribal, and foundation funding.

Toby has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 10 years focusing on youth, education, and women. Prior to the Girl Scouts, she was the Director of Development at the Valley of the Sun JCC and coordinated all elements of the organization’s fund development program including sponsorships, events, and individual giving. She was also the Program Director for the Indianapolis Bureau of Jewish Education.

Toby is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, is a graduate of their Professional Development Mentorship Program, and has served as a member of the Career Services committee. In her free time Toby is a contributing writer for So Scottsdale Magazine, a fashion and beauty magazine for women.

A native Phoenician, Toby earned a BA in Religious Studies from DePauw University (Greencastle, IN), as well as an MPA in Non-Profit Management and an MA in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy (Indianapolis, IN).

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Please Don’t Call Me a “Grant Writer” — I Am So Much More

I truly hate being called a “grant writer.” Yes, I do write grant proposals, but I do so much more than simply put words on paper. Please don’t misunderstand me. I love writing grant proposals, but I also love doing the myriad other tasks that are involved in the development and implementation stages of grant proposals. A Typical…

What I Wish Foundation Program Officers Knew About Grant Developers

In comparison to other fundraising vehicles, grant development is an area of fundraising that suits my personality because of its predictability. Although there is no such thing as a “perfect” grant, I appreciate knowing in advance exactly what I need to do in order to make the best possible case for support. The questions might…