Libby Spader

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Libby Spader

Director, Programs


Libby Spader joined Humentum (formerly InsideNGO) in 2001, and over the next decade and half, oversaw the development and delivery of InsideNGO’s learning portfolio, providing the international development sector with practical, relevant, participatory, and engaging learning opportunities. In her current role as director of programs for Humentum, she is responsible for our many compliance, US Government, and other donor-focused learning programs, and leads our process for instructor selection and induction. She also works directly with Humentum's top members and clients to develop integrated, strategic learning approaches to meet their training needs. Libby is  a master trainer for our Training of Trainers and USAID Rules & Regulations workshops.

Graduating from Wesleyan University with a degree in theater, Libby’s career has included education, advertising, classical music management, event logistics for medical education programs, and a memorable stint as Goddess of Culture at a start-up. Libby sits on the GFGP Working Group, which, in collaboration with the African Academy of Sciences, is developing a Pan-African standard for financial management in the not-for-profit sector.

Q + A

What is your favorite band or music artist?

Jimi Hendrix, Playing for Change

What is your favorite place you’ve been to, and where do you want to go next?

Mykonos is a favorite place and I’d like to go to Morocco.

Who would play you in a movie about your life?

Of course I’d love someone fabulous like Helen Mirren or Meryl Streep but I’d settle for Johnny Depp in a dress.

If you found a genie in a magic lamp, what would your three wishes be? (Usual genie wishing restrictions apply.)

World peace, happiness for my children, and the power of flight!

If you could only eat at one restaurant for the rest of your life, which would it be and why?

A small Florentine trattoria whose name I decline to share!