Laurie has 34 years executive management in higher education, healthcare, and human service/cultural nonprofit organizations as both a consultant and practitioner. She has personally directed 22, multi-million capital campaigns and has provided counsel, coaching and training to over 200 organizations globally. Early in her career she served as:
1) Executive Director of Development, Alumni Relations and Government Affairs at Rockhurst University; managing six departments
2) Executive Director of Resource Development at the Kansas City Museum- designing a $250 million campaign; and
3) Associate Vice President and Consultant with IDC, a NY-based consulting firm serving large health care and educational institutions in fundraising campaigns.
She is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). Laurie assisted in teaching a graduate management consulting course at Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business. She is a graduate of Boston College with a degree in Philosophy and participated in the Executive Fellows Business Education program at Rockhurst University.
Laurie’s passion is coaching, teaching and helping client teams achieve their highest
potential based on shared values and motivational visions. Throughout her career, she has inspired not only client board members and executives. but also visionary philanthropists to achieve higher aspirations.
Jim has 32 years experience designing business strategies, operating systems and sustainable business models for domestic and international organizations in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. He was employed by The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola Enterprises for ten years, and other fortune 100 companies directing large infrastructure and technology projects. Additionally, Jim has served worldwide nonprofit organizations with NPL Impact Consulting. Jim’s perspective from both the nonprofit and for-profit worlds allows him to design and implement measurable returns, whether they be financial or social. He has helped multiple corporations to actualize their corporate social responsibility platforms by way of connecting them to impactful global charities. Jim is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is a graduate of Washburn University with a degree in business and accounting. He also studied at The University of Copenhagen and Loyola University of New Orleans.
Jim focuses on a holistic approach to critical thinking, integration of resources and planning-- always seeking innovative and effective solutions to recurring problems.