Personalized, research-backed guidance on how to give in line with your values.
Together, we will zero-in on the causes or issues you're most passionate about supporting. We'll do this through a series of conversations and a questionnaire.
I will write a well-researched, succinct report for you to use as you consider your giving options. The report will feature an overview of the issue, outline of major approaches being used to tackle it, and suggested areas of giving.
After reading and considering your Giving Report, you decide where to give. I have no stake in where (or even if) you decide to give. What I will do is ensure you feel really good about your decision.
“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
“Because of Lauren’s comprehensive research, we discovered new ways to give to the issue closest to us. I’d recommend Lauren and Thoughtful Philanthropy to anyone who truly wants to understand how their giving can support their values. Very satisfied customers!”
Janet and Ken, San Francisco, CA
I am passionate about helping people become informed, empowered and enthusiastic donors. After more than 10 years in the nonprofit sector, I embraced my fear of spreadsheets and got MBA so that I could help activists like myself become more strategic givers. Today, I use my unique experiences in both sectors to help people who care deeply about using their money to make the world a better place.