WorkingPhilanthropy.com works with nonprofits, educational institutions, and fellow social entrepreneurs on a variety of projects including fundraising intelligence; migration of organizational systems to the cloud; social media analytics; forecasting of charitable giving; and product development for the social sector.
Lori Hood Lawson
As Co-Founder and CEO of WorkingPhilanthropy.com, Lori helps to keep the nonprofit sector current in the latest issues and trends. Previously, Lori served as Director of Strategic Solutions for Kintera P!N, where she managed a team of consultants, serving more than 300 nonprofit organizations in identification of prospective donors via wealth screening. While at Kintera, she also helped bring to market P!N’s desktop product as a web-based solution. Before joining P!N, Lori enjoyed the role of Associate Director of Research for The Florida State University Foundation, where she received the Administrator of the Year Award and served on the New Employee Orientation Committee and The Committee for Acknowledgement and Recognition of Employee Excellence. Lori is a member of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement International (APRA) where she serves as a member and former chair for its Ethics Committee; member and former co-chair of its Online Curriculum Committee; and member of its Body of Knowledge committee. She has served on the board of the Florida chapter of APRA, most recently as President and Director-at-Large. Lori also is a member of the Association of Advancement Services Professionals Best Practices Committee for Prospect Development and a member of ARMA International. She was a member of the fundraising operations certification task force and served as adjunct faculty and mentor for the fundraising operations certification program at Rice University’s Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. She holds a master’s degree from The Florida State University School of Information and a bachelor’s degree from Emory University. She is a voracious reader, a frequent author of articles and blogs, and a speaker at industry conferences. She also served as Editor for David Lawson’s book, Big Good: Philanthropy in the Age of Big Data & Cognitive Computing.
Lori recently authored or co-authored the following articles, blog posts, and podcasts:
“Challenges and Opportunities for Prospect Development in 2017,” February 2, 2017, iWave Blog.
“‘Tis the Season (for Political Giving Research),” October 13, 2016, iWave Blog.
“Investing in Impact,” August 8, 2016, iWave Blog.
Terms of Social Media, APRA podcast, with Liz Rejman.
HIPAA and Fundraising podcast, with David Eberly.
“Retention Research: The Art of Keeping What You Find,” with David Lawson, Advancing Philanthropy, Fall 2015.
Prospect Development, Data Management, & Information Governance
We provide research and data management consulting services to help organizations identify, analyze, and manage their prospects and fundraising intelligence. Each engagement begins with an in-depth interview to understand what clients need (and don’t need) so services provided are both effective and cost-efficient. Our services include:
For More Information Contact:
Lori – firstname.lastname@example.org
November 2, 2017
Apra Plug In to Prospect Research, Plug In Ethics
October 30, 2017
Association of Advancement Services Professionals, Summit 2017, Prospect Development Best Practices Roundtable: Before, During, and After a Campaign
October 27, 2017
APRA UNY, Cave Diving in the SEC Data Lake
– This will be a deep dive into SEC documents as applicable to prospect development.
September 29, 2017
California Advancement Researchers Association, Webinar: Getting Social with Prospect Research
August 30, 2017, 2 pm Eastern
iWave Webinar, Prospect Development and Ethical Sourcing: Mitigating Your Organization’s Risk
July 26 – 29, 2017
APRA Prospect Development 2017, In Search of Good Prospects, Workshop: Managing Large Shops: Who’s the Boss? and The E Word: You Had Me at Ethics
May 5, 6, 2017
APRA GA Spring Conference 2017, Impact Giving
April 27, 2017
NEDRA 2017 Conference, Risk, Reputation, and Research
February 10, 2017
APRA Chapters Share the Knowledge, “To Tweet or Not to Tweet,” article written for APRA UNY
February 6, 2017
APRA Chapters Share the Knowledge, APRA Ethics Toolkit (recorded webinar)
January 18 – 20, 2017
January 13, 2017
APRA Best Practices Webinar, Freaky Friday: You and Your Bubble
APRA Prospect Development Conference, Swipe Right: The Ethics of Social Media; Unpack Your Ethics; Impact Giving: Where the Return Is Good
APRA Metro DC Conference, Impact Giving: Where the Return Is Good
Interested In Having David and/or Lori Speak at Your Event?