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Sam Marx

Senior Director of Data and Research

Sam Marx leads data and research projects at Do Big Things.

For nearly a decade, Sam has worked with nonprofit organizations to help them better understand how to turn a wide scope of metrics and intelligence into actionable information that drives successful campaigns. In addition to being part of the Fission Strategy team for a number of years, Sam helped support Attentive.ly social data software through its startup phase and into its time as a Blackbaud, Inc. product. Sam also has experience working at the e-learning software platform BlueVolt, where he helped companies determine the best ways to educate their employees around a wide assortment of topics.

Sam has a Master’s Degree in International Economic Relations from American University’s School of International Service in Washington, DC. He attended the University of Oregon for his undergraduate studies, where he majored in Economics with a minor in Scandinavian studies. If you grill him hard enough he will try to speak Norwegian for you. It was through these programs that Sam honed his analytics and writing skills in order to deliver effective strategy recommendations and valuable insights for clients.

Based in Portland, OR, Sam has a wide range of nerdy interests, including comics, roleplaying and card games, B-movies, and podcasts about chain restaurants. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Small Press Expo, the country’s largest independent comics festival, and helps drive their initiatives to support independent cartoonists and illustrators.

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