What we do

What we do

Is there an issue you care passionately about?

Do you want to make bolder and more strategic decisions with your giving so it offers greater impact and satisfaction? Let's talk!

I give my clients personalized, professional help understanding which nonprofits are working on their issue, and the strategies those organizations are following.

In your Giving Report, I will:

Clarify your giving question

Clarify your giving question

I will work with you to zero-in on the specific cause or issue you’d like to support. Examples of others’ giving questions include: “How can I support the eradication of tiger poaching?” and “What are some ways we can fund an end to child trafficking?”

The more specific we can make your question, the more helpful your giving report will be.

Give an overview of the issue

Give an overview of the issue

After clarifying your giving question, I’ll dig into researching your issue. The first part of your report will feature an overview of the issue. This is a succinct, easy-to-read summary of what an informed giver should know about the subject.

Outline the major approaches

Outline the major approaches

The next part of the report is where I outline the major approaches nonprofits, governments and others are taking in tackling the issue. This is the meat of the report. It will help you understand the strategies so you can choose to fund the one (or ones) that make the most sense to you.

Suggest areas for giving

Suggest areas for giving

Finally, I’ll highlight a couple of approaches to addressing the issue that seem to have the most promise. These are the strategies that are getting attention in the research, and the ones that are recommended by the people I interview. I’ll also tell you which nonprofits are following these strategies, so you have an idea of which groups you could end up giving to.

About Lauren

About Lauren

About me 

I am passionate about understanding the various ways nonprofits are tackling today’s toughest challenges. By mapping out different organizations’ approaches to an issue, I help my clients become thoughtful philanthropists.

 

“Lauren listened to me, asked the right questions and delivered a thoughtful, well-researched report on ways I could support the cause I care most about. I would recommend her to anyone looking to better understand the ways their money can work to make the world a better place.”

Karen, Pullman, WA

Example reports