Amber Bradley, Director— Assessment and Advisory Services, leads relationships with funders using CEP’s performance assessments. She oversees the creation and presentation of CEP’s assessment reports, and leads survey, data-management, and online data presentation processes across the suite of CEP’s assessment offerings. In addition to heading these technical operations and managing individual client relationships, Amber is a frequent speaker at conferences and to funder boards and staff on topics of grantee, donor, and staff feedback.
Before joining CEP in 2010, Amber served as Program Director at the MIT Community Innovators Lab. At MIT, Amber led partnerships with community groups, directed research initiatives, and taught about local economic and community development. Amber’s professional experience also includes serving as a domestic violence counselor with nonprofits in Colorado and Oregon. Amber was a recipient of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, with which she researched women’s responses to domestic violence in Argentina, Hungary, Ireland, and Kenya. Amber holds a BA in Psychology from Reed College where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, as well as a Master of City Planning in International Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
When she’s not dreaming up ways to help funders improve their performance, Amber relishes every moment she can with her young daughter.