Sarah Dow

Director of Advancement Services

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With almost 20 years’ experience in the field of Advancement Operations, Sarah has spent her career facilitating cross-functional collaboration and providing strategic leadership and change management. She has comprehensive experience in the implementation of effective and efficient advancement systems infrastructure, as well as expertise in complex data migrations, data integrity, data security, implementation of advanced CRM functionalities, and providing direction in developing testing methodologies, end-user training, and relevant documentation. Additionally, she provides oversight and revisions of policies and procedures relating to Advancement Operations, ensures that BPLF’s database and processes adhere to industry related regulations and guidelines such as state and federal laws and PCI compliancy, and coordinates with our accounting firm to ensure strict adherence to auditing processes and IRS regulations, and the proper credit of gifts and pledges received. Sarah received her B.A. from Simmons College and her J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law. A fiercely proud Bostonian, Sarah has a deep passion for reading and literacy and is devoted to the Boston Public Library’s commitment of being Free to All.

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