Are you passionate about creating change?
Charitable giving is one of the most effective ways you can bring lasting change to an issue or issues. It's also personally fulfilling and a fantastic way to bring families of any income together.
That's why I work with people like you to develop giving plans that target the issues you care about most.
I will work with you to zero-in on the causes or issues you’re most passionate about supporting. This might be something specific like eradicating tiger poaching in India, or it might be more general like supporting early childhood education.
After we’ve settled on the issue or issues you’d like to support, I’ll dig into the research. I’ll produce a report that starts with an overview of the issue. This is a succinct, easy-to-read summary of what an informed giver should know about the subject.
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.
Finally, I’ll highlight a few approaches to addressing the issue that hold 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.
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.
“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