Amy Tripi has been helping non-profits raise funds for nearly 25 years. Amy wrote her first direct mail piece as a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras, and since then has dedicated her professional life to direct marketing fundraising, working with many international, national, and local non-profits. For eight years, Amy was a member of the Board of Directors of the Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association (DMFA), an alliance of more than 400 non-profit organizations, consultants, and industry suppliers. She also served as the DMFA’s President from 2002-2003. Amy co-chairs the Direct Response Track for Fundraising Day in New York, America’s largest one-day conference on philanthropy. She served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Unison Arts Center in New Paltz, NY from 2010-2011 and is currently a member of the Poughkeepsie Day School Development Committee. She frequently writes articles and speaks at workshops and seminars about direct marketing fundraising. In 2013, Amy was honored with the prestigious DMFA Marketer of the Year Award for her contributions to direct marketing fundraising.