Areas of Expertise

Fundraising, Strategic Planning, Feasibility Studies, Facilitation, Board Development

Margo Reid was the driving force behind a successful fundraising event for the Washington Conservatory of Music.  Her creative ideas, plans for reaching out to the community, attention to the detail and indefatigable spirit, created an elegant, fun evening that not only met our financial goal, but generated enthusiasm and a renewed sense of commitment among our donors and board.

— Kathy Judd, Executive and Artistic Director, Washington Conservatory of Music

Margo Reid  |  Partner Consultant

Experience

Margo Reid brings a combination of creative flair and detail-oriented discipline to common challenges facing nonprofit organizations. She honed her management skills, community outreach, and consensus-building consulting on social action campaigns for issue-oriented films including Oscar-nominated documentaries, BULLY and How to Survive a Plague. Margo is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with twenty years’ experience in social and political film works as a producer, director, and writer. She now brings her focus to nonprofit growth and organization.

Education & Certification

Margo graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Speech Communications and Literature and an M.A. in Speech Communication. She earned a certification in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace from the University of South Florida’s Muma School of Business.

Clients

Manna Food Center, the Puppet Co., Bethesda Soccer Club

Community Service

After all of the galas, in-home fundraisers, stream cleanup marathons, and mammoth charity yard sales; one of Margo’s most gratifying volunteer commitments is with Community Bridges which serves to empower immigrant girls. She mentors high-school senior Etsube from Ethiopia and sees this as a lifelong relationship.  She chaired boards in the arts and education arenas and continues to support events and fundraising. She also serves on the Montgomery County Executive’s Ball supporting arts and humanities. She graduated Leadership Montgomery, SLM class of 2017, and works with LM moderating panels, planning programs, and screening BoardMatch candidates.

Get to know me

After a day designing nonprofit strategies, Margo works to perfect her Calabrian-chili-charred Napa cabbage and Lebanese sfeeha, or enjoys a mixed doubles tennis challenge.

Favorite Quote

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it difficult to plan the day.”

— E. B. White