We take pride in our depth of knowledge of CiviCRM and the nonproﬁt sector. First and foremost, a CRM system is there to help you manage your organization’s relationships and interact well with your supporters. Likewise, our staff bring years of experience in the nonproﬁt sector—we’ve been in your shoes and can build solutions that meet your real-life needs.
Principal: Andrew Hunt
Implementation management: Josh Corlew
Adjunct support and implementation: Kara Desmond
Tommy Bobo, Nonproﬁt Database Specialist
I joined AGH Strategies in September 2014 as a Nonproﬁt Database Specialist. Previously I was the Development Associate at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. While there I was in charge of database administration, monthly giving, and income reporting.
I came to the nonproﬁt database world through a graphic design temp job that slowly turned into a development temp job. Though my ﬁrst experience with an open source database was conﬁguring a candle store’s online store. If you ever want to discuss the best way to sort fragrant candles, I am more than willing. I am also a working visual artist and ﬁne arts educator.
Tyrell Cook, CRM Developer
Having seen the inner workings of a non proﬁt, I was amazed to see what CiviCRM can do for an organization. I am excited to contribute towards the advancement of CiviCRM and to assist AGH Strategies in being a valuable asset to non-proﬁts across the globe.
Josh Corlew, Project Lead
Before joining AGH Strategies in the summer of 2017, I lived in Nashville, TN. After studying Information Systems and Management in undergrad, I worked for an Internet Service Provider for over 6 years before leaving the IT world for nonproﬁts in 2007. I served two years as an AmeriCorps volunteer after which I created several youth development programs through the lens of urban agriculture. These programs served hundreds of young people and utilized thousands of volunteers in activities ranging from tilling ﬁelds to building curriculum evaluation metrics. In 2016 I completed a Masters in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities which gave me a systems-oriented view to building resiliency.
My experience in the IT sector gave me a unique perspective as a program manager about ways data can be used. Data can be a powerful asset, though working with data systems can be frustrating sometimes. I believe technology should improve our work rather than impede it, so I look forward to helping you design systems that work for you rather than the other way around.
Kara Desmond, Nonproﬁt Database Specialist
I joined AGH Strategies in September of 2014 as a Nonproﬁt Database Specialist after using CiviCRM in my role as Deputy Director of a small nonproﬁt. Having used CiviCRM as a tool to track contributions, run events, organize memberships, and keep track of relationships, I have experienced ﬁrst hand the value of a customizable database and a good support team.
Alice Frumin, CRM Developer
I joined AGH Strategies in February of 2016 as a CRM Developer after completing General Assembly’s Web Development Immersive and using CiviCRM in my role as Operations Manager at the National Center for Creative Aging to organize contacts, run event registrations, track contributions, and manage memberships.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Go Badgers!
Andrew G. Hunt, Principal
My background is in nonproﬁt governance and environmental programs, so I didn’t seek out data management—it just caught up with me. After years directing programs and serving on the boards of community-based and regional nonproﬁts, I knew that the only thing more frustrating than working with nonproﬁt database systems was trying to wing it without one. At the same time, a promising new open-source system came along: CiviCRM.
I’m experienced in implementing CiviCRM, Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal for nonproﬁts, associations, and political organizations, integrating membership, donations, program outcomes, events, grants, and bulk email. My experience started out of necessity in 2006: Common Ground Athens needed a CRM, and we didn’t have much of a budget. Soon enough, other organizations sought my expertise in translating their needs to an efﬁcient, effective database system.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree from St. John’s College and a Master’s from the University of Georgia Institute for Nonproﬁt Organizations.
Eli Lisseck, CRM Developer
Before joining AGH Strategies, I came from a farming apprenticeship to work as the IT & Database Manager for the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association. NESEA was my ﬁrst real experience driving an organization using primarily open source tools—I learned a ton and found great satisfaction working with CiviCRM there.
I hold a B.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies from Oberlin College, and a Permaculture Design Certiﬁcation.
Abiha Zakariya, Client Services Coordinator
I joined AGH Strategies in January 2018. My background includes experience in fundraising, development operations, database administration, project management, community building, event planning and grant writing. My professional experience includes managing fundraising programs and associated operations for various education, health, and human services organizations in Southern California and DC including City Year, Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation, Green Door Behavioral Health and the National Consumers League.
I graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.