Director, Corporate Giving & Engagement Strategy, Blackbaud, Inc.
Andrew J. Troup is Director of Corporate Giving & Engagement Strategy at Blackbaud. In this role, Andrew helps organizations develop a comprehensive corporate giving & engagement strategy aimed at building authentic collaborative relationships with nonprofit partners, aligning philanthropy and engagement efforts with the core values of the business, fostering active executive support, designing programs that resonate with customers, attracting & retaining top employee talent, measuring impact, and leveraging technology to ultimately share a story of success using data, results, and a shared language. Andrew is also currently leading efforts toward mapping employee engagement efforts to measurable outcomes, and is participating in collaborative efforts to map overall employee giving and volunteering impact in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals.
When he’s not working on developing strategies and solutions that power the greater ecosystem of good, he can be found performing as a freelance artist in the New York metropolitan area. Andrew is regular tenor soloist with Musica Viva NY, a professional choir and nonprofit based in NYC driven by a desire to share the transcendent power of choral and instrumental music with audiences in New York City and beyond. Other recent highlights include performing the role of Betto di Signa in a production of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi at the Narnia Arts Festival in Narni, Italy in July 2017 and performing the role of Gastone in New York Opera Collaborative & Mid Atlantic Opera’s production of Verdi’s La Traviata in September 2017.
In addition, Andrew also serves on the board of TU Dance. Founded in 2004 by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands in Saint Paul, Minnesota, TU Dance is a leading voice for contemporary dance. The 10-member, professional company is acclaimed for its diverse and versatile artists, performing work that draws together modern dance, classical ballet, African-based and urban vernacular movements. Through celebrated performances of the professional company and accessible dance education at TU Dance Center, TU Dance provides opportunities for everyone to experience the connective power of dance.