Samantha Bickham

Samantha Bickham, a native of New Orleans, came to lead her own independent consulting firm in 2005 after working in both the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors since 1994. Ms. Bickham is the President of Doing Business Right (DBR) Consulting and Grant-writing Services, LLC and Coordinator/Consultant for The Gulf Coast Funders for Equity. She works with nonprofit organizations throughout the region (Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama) and convenes local, regional and national philanthropic institutions and affinity groups on issues that impact the Gulf Coast region.

Ms. Bickham’s experiences with the Greater New Orleans Foundation, Foundation for Louisiana and Gulf Coast Funders for Equity allows her to work with and assist in the development of nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Louisiana. Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Ms. Bickham provided leadership and expertise to Louisiana based nonprofits that moved 8,000 families back into homes and restored more than 4,000 small businesses.

Ms. Bickham facilitates trainings and workshops for nonprofit organizations including grant-writing, organizational development, board development and fund development. Her expertise also includes strategic planning, financial management, fund development and leadership development. She has vast experience in office administration and bookkeeping.

Ms. Bickham has received many honors and accolades.  She is a life fellow in 2008 with The Effective Leadership Program, The United States-Southern African Center for Leadership and Public Values & Southern University/A&M College.  She was also a fellow of the Loyola University Institute of Environmental Communications (IEC), the Metropolitan Area Committee Leadership Forum (MAC) and the Robert H. Hull Fellows Program. Ms. Bickham received a B.S. in Business Administration and Management from the University of New Orleans.

Ms. Bickham is civically involved and has provided leadership to many organizations, including the Advisory Board for the Mid South Regional Blacks in Philanthropy Conference, the Board of Directors for Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans and the Oasis Community Development Corporation. 

Samantha Bickham President, Doing Business Right Consulting (DBR)

Samantha Bickham

President, Doing Business Right Consulting (DBR)

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Civic Engagement
Facilitation & Strategic Planning
Career Stage
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