About

Thoughtful Philanthropy is a charitable giving advisory service helping individuals and families become informed and empowered philanthropists.

Welcome! I’m Lauren, a native of the charitable giving sector with a passion for helping donors get the most joy out of their giving.

I’ve spent more than 15 years wearing all manner of hats in the charitable sector, both in the US and in the UK. A few years ago, I jumped to the for-profit side and got an MBA so I could better understand the business side of social change.

Today, I combine my deep understanding of the third sector with my knowledge of business principles to give donors the information they need to become empowered philanthropic givers.

I specialise in working with professional advisers who want to offer bespoke philanthropic advisory services to valuable clients with an interest in charitable giving or legacy planning.

.Lauren Janus

Lauren Janus, MBA

  • BA, International Relations/Political Science, Carleton College
  • MA, International Affairs, The George Washington University
  • MBA, University of California, Davis

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“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