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As the principal at Sinclair Strategies, Sami Sinclair supports non-profit clients across the country to maximize their development capacity, improve staff performance, and create strategic approaches to fulfilling their mission. 


Before launching Sinclair Strategies, Sami was the Chief Advancement Officer for JCC Greater Boston for nearly a decade. In this role, she oversaw the strategic direction, growth, and execution of the Annual Campaign, including all targeted and programmatic fundraising, and Our Campaign to Re-imagine the JCC, a comprehensive capital campaign effort that raised more than $16M during her tenure. As a member of the Senior Management Team, she played a significant role in the organization’s messaging and strategic development.


Sami joined the JCC in 2012 after six years at Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Boston’s Jewish Federation, where she served as Director of Development, Affinities, overseeing the mid-level Annual Campaign and supervising Women's Philanthropy and the Professional Network teams. Prior to moving to Boston, she was a Campaign Associate and Manager of Women's Philanthropy for the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas following a career working on political campaigns in Nevada, Oregon, and California.


Sami is a graduate of the Mandel Executive Leadership Program through the Mandel Institute for Nonprofit Leadership.  She graduated from the University of Virginia and spent 5 months living in Barcelona with her family in 2021. She lives in Needham, MA with her husband and three daughters.

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