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.