Collins Group Welcomes Associate Consultant Lauren Collette

Seattle, August 2016 – Collins Group, a division of Campbell & Company, a leading nonprofit national consulting and executive search firm, is excited to announce the addition of Lauren Collette, Associate Consultant, to the team. Collette_Lauren_2016_350pxs.jpg

Collins Group Executive Vice President Kate Roosevelt expressed her excitement: “Lauren’s passion for the nonprofit sector is evident—from her years as a fundraising leader to her work as a volunteer—and we are pleased to offer that same passion to our clients in Northwest Washington and beyond.”

About Lauren Collette

Lauren brings over five years of fundraising experience in Washington, DC to the Collins Group. Through her passion for the arts and culture sector, Lauren has learned the value of building truly meaningful relationships with supporters and connecting them more deeply to an organization’s mission—the bedrock of fundraising.

Prior to joining Collins, Lauren was a member of the development teams at two celebrated American institutions: The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. As the American History Museum’s Manager of Annual Giving, Lauren built relationships with dedicated members of the Smithsonian Council for American History, launched the Museum’s annual giving program, and assisted with individual fundraising efforts in the midst of the Smithsonian’s current campaign—the largest in history for a cultural institution. In her role at the Kennedy Center, Lauren assisted in the management of the National Symphony Orchestra’s Board of Directors and aided in the planning and implementation of fundraising events, including the Season Opening Ball. Before joining the fundraising industry, Lauren spent two years as a Marketing Assistant at a commercial real estate firm in San Francisco, California.

Lauren volunteers as an Applications Counselor for City Dogs Rescue in Washington, DC. In this role, she processes foster and adoption applications to place animals in their forever homes. Lauren is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Northwest Washington chapter. Lauren also holds a Bachelors of Arts in Art History and Sociology from University of California, Davis.

About Collins Group

Collins Group, a division of the national consulting firm Campbell & Company, has been established in the Northwest for 35 years and has helped raise more than $1.4 billion for mission-driven organizations across our region.

We offer fundraising counsel, communications counsel, strategic information services, and executive search services for nonprofit organizations in the fields of education, healthcare, arts and culture, environment, human services, and public good. 

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