Mindstorm Consulting 

Recent Projects

Mindstorm Consulting is a past recipient of a Bronze Quill Award and Honorable Mention from the International Association of Business Communicators. 

Founded: 2003

Owner: Amy Spiro

Education: Indiana University (B.A); University of Texas at Austin (M.A.).

Areas of expertise:  Public policy and nonprofit communications. Grant writing.
Certifications: Registered HUB with State of Texas

Awards: Bronze Quill from International Association of Business Communicators

Miracles Magazine
Amy is the former editor, writer and project manager for Miracles magazine, a publication produced by the Children's Medical Foundation of Central Texas at Dell Children's Hospital.

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians Annual Report
Amy has been retained since 2013 to research, write and oversee the creation of the HAAM Annual Reports and its annual appeal letter. 

Capital Area Dental Foundation
Amy serves as the director of communications for the Capital Area Dental Foundation, managing the award-winning organization's email communications, web site, blog and other strategic and fundraising communications.

Ascension Seton
Amy has consulted with Seton since 2004 on a wide range of projects.  She has authored the Seton Annual Nursing report since 2007 and has served as lead consultant on the network's Community Health Needs Assessment.

Seton Foundations

Amy has written many feature articles for the Seton Fund newsletter, case statements for new fundraising initiatives and grants for the Providence Foundation in Waco. 

University of Texas Annual Report
Amy was retained by the Continuing and Innovative Education (CIE) department at the University of Texas to develop its 2012 Annual Report.  The report was awarded the 2013 Gold Award for annual publication from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association. 

Texas Economic Development Legislative Agenda

Amy was on retainer with the Texas Economic Development Council for 10 years providing legislative research, analysis and communications.  She developed the organization's legislative agenda, end-of-session report, strategic plan, membership survey and other external and internal communications. 

Children's Defense Fund Texas

Amy was retained to develop a policy white paper on the impact of cuts to the state's Children's Health Insurance Program.  While working with the Children's Defense Fund Texas, Amy wrote grants for several major charitable foundations.