Amy Hartzler Bio

Amy Hartzler

Strategic Partnerships Adviser

Amy is passionate about connecting dots and people across movements, and providing ways to take action on behalf of the common good. She has served as a thought leader, speaker, and communications and campaign strategist for a range of networks and issues, including social entrepreneurship, impact investing, local economy building, nuclear weapons, disability rights, and economic, social, and racial justice. 

A collaboration with New Dream's Kids Unbranded working group exposed Amy to the vast, important work being done to reduce consumption and materialism. As she learned more about the ways that advertisers target and manipulate young people in particular, she became committed to ensuring that children are not blindly programmed as consumer robots, at the expense of their own actualization and their future leadership and stewardship of the planet we share. 

A longtime communications strategist, Amy most recently served as Director of Communications for BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies), and for the past four years she has led Do Good Better, specializing in narrative strategy and campaigns focused on issues of economic, social, and racial justice. Previously she led the D.C. office of Free Range Studios, and was instrumental to the methodology captured in the book, Winning the Story Wars, which built on insights learned by developing and rolling out the original Story of Stuff. 

Amy lives in Washington, D.C., where she is active in building her local community through the arts, including the visioning and branding of Funk Parade, and serves on the board of All One City.