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Making connections that count

LCH Consulting provides philanthropy consulting services to non-profits, corporations and foundations in Silicon Valley, developing and implementing strategies to best leverage resources, achieve targeted goals and grow an organization’s reach.

Capacity Building
Board Development
Strategic Planning
Executive Coaching
Capacity Assessment
Leadership Development
Strategic Planning


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Having been active in the non-profit community in a number of capacities including leadership, development staff, volunteer and donor, I know that many Silicon Valley non-profit organizations do so much with very little. Unfortunately, it is difficult to break out of the “scrappy” cycle when there is no budget or manpower to help the organization get to the next level. Strengthening its infrastructure is necessary for growth and a concerted focus on capacity building is vital.

As a Bay Area native with over 20 years of development experience and a veteran of the high-tech, higher education and non-profit worlds, I am uniquely qualified to guide organizations and their leadership through all stages of fundraising. I am passionate about establishing and strengthening relationships that best leverage scarce resources and produce the greatest outcomes.

My experience in leading teams, working closely with executives and community leaders on Boards, participating in multi-million-dollar campaigns, and taking philanthropists through all stages of the development process has given me a holistic approach to fundraising and how best to grow an organization’s reach.


"Laura is a high-energy, whip-smart strategist and a fearless leader. When I stepped into this role — my first as an ED — she was a fabulous mentor who equipped me with the fundraising knowledge I needed to succeed and enthusiastically propelled me, and the organization, forward. She is an innovative thinker with an eye for the little things and the big picture, and she consistently brings out the best of the people around her. Combined with her wealth of fundraising experience, these traits mean no problem is too gnarly, no project too complex for Laura."

- Amy Pizarro, Executive Director

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"Laura is a powerhouse of intellect and passion when it comes to helping non-profits succeed. When I had the opportunity to work with Laura as the Business Development Manager at Ignited, she successfully cultivated many new partnerships and crafted a much-needed and critical Strategic Leadership Council for the organization.  Since working together at Ignited, Laura has become a strong coach, for me, in the areas of fundraising as well as developing giving campaigns.  I hope to work with her again in the future."

- Shari Liss, CEO (former)


"I had the pleasure of working with Laura to set up an Endowed Scholarship Fund at the College of Engineering at San Jose State University... Laura patiently explained the process and was always reliable and resourceful in following up on our many questions. She also demonstrated the utmost integrity and can-do spirit and I would highly recommend her as a valuable resource in any philanthropic or community fundraising endeavor."

- Daryl Dobrenz, SJSU alumnus


San Jose, CA


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