About

Amanda Faye Lipsey, Owner and Founder

Amanda Faye Lipsey, MFA, is a skilled grants professional, health education researcher, and patient advocate with more than 16 years of experience in fund development and communications. Her research has been featured in peer-reviewed journals such as BMC Nephrology, Patient Education and Counseling, Progress in Transplantation, and the Journal of Medical Internet Research. She has co-authored a book chapter on patient advocacy in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and a transplant toolkit for ESRD providers available through the ESRD Networks online.

Amanda Faye has raised funds for the University of California, Los Angeles, the Transplant Research and Education Center, Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Los Angeles Opera, the United States Bicycle Route System, the Florida Chamber Music Project, and many others. Her clients have won grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (various branches), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Surdna Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Hearst Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation, and many more.

In 2013, Amanda was awarded the Fundraising Professional of the Year Award by Fundraising Success Magazine.

In 2020, Amanda Faye founded Beyond Medicine – Patient Advocacy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting patient advocacy across healthcare organizations and improving whole patient care and well-being.

Amanda studied dance first at the University of South Florida and then earned an MFA from California State University, Long Beach.

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Holly Alsop, Operations Manager/Grants Associate

Holly Alsop joined Amanda Faye Consulting in 2020. She currently fills the dual roles of Operations Manager and Grants Associate. Holly oversees the day-to-day operations of the company including human resources and marketing. As part of the grantsmanship team, Holly excels at conducting grant prospect research and gathering background research related to client grant proposals. Holly holds an Associate of Science degree in Applied and Professional Ethics from Pratt Community College and is also an advanced certified yoga therapist. She resides in Los Angeles, California and is an active member of her church where she enjoys singing the choir.