LESS IS MORE.
WE’RE TEAMMATES, NOT CONSULTANTS.
MESSAGING IS EVERYTHING.
OUR SERVICES MUST BE ACCESSIBLE.
A CULTURE OF PHILANTHROPY COUNTERS TURNOVER.
FUNDRAISING & PROGRAMS CAN BE BALANCED.
They all had money in the bank, and they wanted their new hire to start tomorrow. But, who? Who would take on this part-time, contractual work? Who could embrace their story? Who was competent enough and yet, willing enough to work for far less than competitive wage?
Out of all these many conversations with nonprofit executives, she forms a company with some of her closest colleagues – a company willing to get in the trenches of fundraising and communications work for emerging organizations on terms that their budget and bandwidth can handle.
Founder + Executive Director
For over a decade, Lauren Dillon is a dynamic, advisory professional serving the fundraising efforts of various nonprofits and social impact enterprises. She founded Triad Resource Group to meet the specific organizational needs of emergent organizations seeking to increase funding, to operate more philanthropically, and to execute with greater clarity and focus. Lauren has extensive and diverse experience sitting on several sides of the “donor table” as fundraiser, consultant, and volunteer board member among them. These roles equip her with an intimate understanding of the many challenges and nuance involved with donor development. As a collaborative leader, she is committed to ‘getting into the trenches’ with Triad’s clients, working together to do whatever it takes to produce real results that further their mission and drive maximum impact.
The majority of her time with clients is spent in major gift cultivation, relationship management, systems efficiency, and grant writing.
Lauren has significant, advanced education in international public administration and has layered this acumen with certificates in fundraising management. Additionally, she’s a Certified Trainer of the StartingUp Now™ curriculum for nonprofit startups, helping them to architect the foundational lumber of their inspired vision.
Lauren has spent her life in urban settings around the globe, but looking at her hobbies of crafting, embroidery, archery, and canning you’d never know it. These interests speak to her love of quiet places, nature and the balance they bring to life.
LEADERSHIP + TEAM BUILDING
PROGRAM + EVENT MANAGEMENT
GRANT PREP + WRITING
NEW VENTURE SUPPORT
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY
SYSTEMS, POLICIES, PROCEDURES
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THE CHICAGO COMMUNITY TRUST
ANDERSONVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
DEMOISELLE 2 FEMME
THE SEATTLE SCHOOL
THE LEGACY PROJECT
PREEMPTIVE LOVE COALITION
THE PREGNANCY HELP CENTER
WOMEN ON CALL
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