Mandy M. Rigg
Mandy Rigg was born and raised in Leicestershire, England, befo
re moving to London where she pursued a successful career in television, theatre and film. She worked primarily in children’s educational television and theatre, but also performed on London’s West End stage, for BBC and Independent Television productions, and in commercials and feature films.
In 1980, Mandy crossed the Atlantic on a student exchange program to teach drama at a Connecticut summer camp and changed the course of her life. She
met and married a fellow camp counselor and has lived in the U.S. ever since. After setting up home in New York City, Mandy worked in public relations and marketing, where clients included the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Greek National Tourist Organization, the Seagram Company, and MasterCard International.
In 1987, Mandy moved to Colorado with her husband and baby daughter and in 1990, she returned to the work world as director of information services for the small but growing Colorado Association of Nonprofit Organizations. One of her first tasks was to develop a series of publications funded by U.S. West (now Qwest) that translated legal and technical nonprofit i
ssues, such as tax and employment law into laymen’s language. She went on to plan CANPO’s major conferences and workshops, and serve as editor of its flagship publication, NONPROFIT COLORADO. During the six years she worked at CANPO, membership grew from under 300 to more than 1,000 nonprofits.
It was at CANPO that Mandy first met Richard Male, and in 1996, she joined him in his national publishing and consulting firm. She was the editor of five major grant guides for New York, New Jersey, California, Pennsylvania and Ohio, and also worked with Rich to coordinate the training and consulting side of Grantseeker.com.
Since 2000, Mandy has run her own independent consulting company. Current clients include Denver Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC), which she guided from a small nonprofit with a $250,000 budget to a $1.5 million operation today. Along the way, she has worked on three capital campaigns for DCAC to create its beautiful historic Children’s Campus on Federal Boulevard, and helped it win numerous awards, including the 2010 “Outstanding Service Award” from the National Children’s Advocacy Center. She is also working with Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral on the development of the “Clarkson Community,” an affordable housing/ intergenerational complex for low-income families and seniors.
One of Mandy’s favorite clients is Richard Male and Associates, with whom she has collaborated on numerous fund raising, grant writing, and strategic planning projects over the past ten years. As senior associate, she has worked with Rich and his team for: B’nai B’rith Youth Organization(BBYO); Center for Urban Education, UNC; Colorado Agency on Jewish Education (CAJE); Colorado Clinical Guidelines Collaborative (CCGC); Community Action Agency—NM; Denver Children’s Home; Forest Futures; Lowry Foundation; MiningWatch Canada; National Council on Independent Living (NCIL); National Pain Foundation; National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA); New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL); Rocky Mountain Survivors Center; and Stride.
Mandy’s volunteer activities include serving on the board of Clinica Family Health Services, a network of community health clinics providing care for uninsured and underserved people. A city dweller at heart, she has come to love the mountain life and hikes regularly in the Boulder foothills and Rocky Mountain National Park.