“because I said I would” is a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. We are changing lives through volunteerism in local chapters, character education programming in schools and awareness campaigns with global reach. Our mission is to end suffering, establish peace and build happiness. To this, we are committed.
Additional Information on Our Speaker: At a young age Amanda learned the effect that promises broken have on relationships. Her father struggled with addiction and was not good with keeping his commitments to his little girl. Amanda was drawn to helping start because I said I would knowing that there are other people whose lives are deeply affected by broken promises. Amanda uses her deep personal connection to promises to inspire and motivate her audiences to become better with their commitments. Watch Amanda’s story through her TEDx talk.
As the youngest of five children, Amanda grew up in Lorain, OH. In November of 2013, Amanda became because I said I would’s first full-time employee after over a year of volunteering her time to the cause. Prior to co-founding because I said I would, she worked at Hyland Software – one of Fortune magazine’s top 100 places to work in the United States. Amanda has also served as the Vice President for the Cleveland User Experience Professionals Association. She currently resides in Lakewood, OH, with her son, Trent, and her dog, Miska (pronounced Meesh-ka).