Deborah Ryan has more than 20 years of experience working in nonprofits and foundations providing management, administrative leadership and strategic direction, as well as comprehensive individual, corporate and event fundraising programs, grant writing and strategic planning.
Prior to joining Changing Our World, Deborah was a fundraising consultant leading teams for engagements, including annual campaigns, feasibility studies, capital campaigns, development assessments and campaign collateral coordination. During her time as a consultant, Deborah worked with a wide range of nonprofit clients including the Woodruff Arts Center, Navicent Health Children’s Hospital, Piedmont Park Conservancy, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Teach for America and Special Olympics Georgia.
Over her career, Deborah has provided fundraising leadership to several Atlanta-based nonprofits and institutions, including the Atlanta Women’s Foundation, the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Conservancy, AID Atlanta, Oglethorpe University and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. A resident of Atlanta, Deborah has a B.A. in history from Auburn University.