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Lauren Kane

Lauren Kane


Changing Our World

New York, NY

I'm a philanthropy consultant that works with non-profits to build stronger capacity & increase revenue and companies looking to develop/change their social engagement. I love efficiency, organization, modern art and wine. Proud West Village resident.





charity: water

Special Events Project Manager

• Lead the vision, fundraising, sponsorships & creative production of the organization’s annual gala for three years; ranging in guest size from 1,000 – 1,800 guests and raising between $1.5M - $4M
• Organized and hosted numerous small, highly curated dinners & cocktail parties for the organization’s largest, most influential donors in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco & London
• Worked directly with donors to invite their networks to learn more about charity water through presentation screening,s, cocktail parties & dinners
• Created internal system, managed internal support and external agency relationship for founder & CEO Scott Harrison’s public speaking engagements
• Produced donor travel to Cambodia, Nepal, Ethiopia & Malawi; working with local partners to ensure guests understand full scope of water projects in the field as well as finding unique tourism opportunities
• Responsible for staff culture; including hosting weekly all staff announcements, Friday celebrations, guest speakers and team outings for a staff of 70

Career medium 04

charity: water

Special Events Project Manager

Teach For America

Manager of Events

• Drove event planning, inform vision and manage execution of all regional fundraising events towards a $11.75M fundraising goal in the 2011 fiscal year
• Planned, executed, managed 2nd Annual Bay Area Benefit Dinner that raised $1.6M in March 2012,15% increase from 2011, with 450 guests in attendance
• Built relationships across a wide variety of internal and external partners to plan and coordinate fundraising events, most notably the Benefit Dinner Host Committee, a group of 10 current and prospective supporters who met 2-4 times a month during the six month planning process
• Created new partnerships with national and local businesses and corporations within the community through staff engagement opportunities and fundraising events

Career medium 06
Career medium 01

Teach For America

Associate, Individual Giving

• Provided support in managing, cultivating and stewarding current and prospective donors towards an over $6M Individual Giving goal
• Collaborated with the Director of Individual Giving to strategically plan and execute a sequence of
communications, actions and events for each donor in the Individual Giving portfolio of 225 donors
• Planned, organized and executed eight successful events geared to cultivating prospects and stewarding
current donors
• Managed relationship with 400 corps members to ensure meaningful interactions with donor base and teachers


Teach For America

Operations Coordinator

• Planned & managed $1.35M regional budget; created and oversaw financial tracking systems for region and found opportunity to save nearly 20% of operating budget; analyzed team spending patterns that used to train counterparts in different regions
• Created region wide systems to streamline processes, including hiring, server management and office operations that were adopted in numerous other regional offices
• Led and managed eight associates and coordinators as part of “Cross Team Affairs Group”; created longterm goals around professional development and regionally focused projects and set vision for fiscal year
• Planned and executed logistics for bi-annual staff retreats and monthly staff meetings with goals focused on staff satisfaction; 96% reported high satisfaction on execution of Spring 2010 retreat

Career medium 01
Career medium 05

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Research Assistant

· Supported Public Policy Scholar Amy Wilkinson as she writes a book on next generation leadership
· Responsibilities included researching information, using online academic databases and other publications, as well as transcribing, proofreading, critiquing, checking references, summarizing, and helping with software
· Coordinated and prepared for interviews with social entrepreneurs across the country



Summer Intern

Sales & Merchandising Intern

The George Washington University

Bachelor of Arts, International Affairs; Regional; Europe/Eurasia; Comparative Political, Social, Economic Systems

George Washington University

International Affairs