About

Thoughtful Philanthropy is a philanthropic research and advice service supporting professional advisors and their donor clients. 

Welcome! I’m Lauren, a native of the non-profit 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 non-profit world, both in the US and in the UK. A researcher at heart, I have a master’s degree in International Affairs, and an MBA, both of which I use to give donors the¬†information they need to become empowered philanthropic givers.

I work primarily with legal, financial or philanthropic advisors whose clients are developing strategic giving plans. Once I understand your clients’ giving interests, I use my extensive knowledge of the charitable giving sector and excellent research skills to give you and your client personalized, professional and highly accessible information on giving options you may not have considered.

If you or your clients are looking for independent, thoughtful research and advice to inform empowered giving, I really hope you’ll get in touch.

.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