Lauren Girardin brings crafty chutzpah to her work as a marketing and communications consultant and storyteller. As a member of the LightBox Collaborative, she helps nonprofits and foundations by using her creative skills to move projects from strategy through implementation and her knack for planning to right-size the work. Clients include the the David & Lucile Packard Foundation; CompassPoint Nonprofit Services; and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund. Lauren also consults for TechSoup Global on the launch of NGOsource, a new service that streamlines international grantmaking.
Before jumping into the consulting life, Lauren was director of marketing and outreach at Full Circle Fund, where she built the brand and operations of the organization up from near zero. She set off on her nonprofit path at Business for Social Responsibility, where she revamped the membership structure and wrote a wonky newsletter about corporate ethics issues.
Lauren has a B.A. — in chemistry, of all things — from NYU. She has extensive experience with strategy and tactics; online marketing and communications including blogs, websites, and social media; and storytelling, copy writing, and editing. Her first professional experience in social media was running Arianna Huffington’s Friendster profile during the 2003 California gubernatorial campaign.