Amanda Messer, Co-Founder

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Because I said I would Co-Founder, Amanda Messer delivers keynote speeches about the importance of honoring your promises. She tells emotional and inspiring stories that have been shared with her through because I said I would. She also speaks to her personal experiences with promises and in leading the international social movement. Each keynote ends with a strong call-to-action activity that connects the Promise Cards to the lives of the audience.


Amanda’s Bio

Amanda Messer is the Co-Founder of because I said I would, the international social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept.

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.

Since September 4th, 2012because I said I would has: distributed over 10.3 million Promise Cards to over 153 countries, started local chapters of volunteer teams, developed free resources that have been downloaded over 1,000 times, delivered live character development programming to over 150,000 students and created awareness campaigns that have been seen by millions.

Because I said I would’s work has been featured on CNN, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, the Steve Harvey Show and many other programs. 

Amanda is a two-time TEDx speaker and has delivered keynotes in both the United States and internationally.

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“Amanda is a phenomenal speaker!”
“Amanda is a talented speaker with a unique ability to captivate her audience and deliver a powerful presentation. She inspired us all to do better through the promises we make and need to keep. I would highly recommend her for future speaking engagements.”
“Amanda shared her personal journey and was able to connect with the audience in such a way that she inspired me to do better “because I said I would”. I now have cards taped to my computer screen reminding me daily of promises that will be kept.”
“I recommend Amanda Messer to anyone who cares about the credibility of a promise and its impact on the world.”

Who is talking about because I said I would?

Because I said I would’s work has been featured on CNN, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, the Steve Harvey Show and many other programs.

Our promise awareness campaigns have made the #1 spot on the front page of over 10 times. Our work in awareness videos was listed in BuzzFeed’s “Most Important Viral Videos of 2013.”

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