About LAPA

The LAPA Story


We seek to positively change the way nonprofit executives and their boards think about, plan, and grow their fundraising programs. We embrace development as a challenge that inspires, rather than something to avoid. We leverage our expertise to empower organizations to achieve transformational results for their clients and communities.


We provide the models, tools, and expertise to facilitate the success of our clients. We are campaign, grant, and planning experts. We have clients across the country, around the world, and in every field of charitable activity. We provide a full suite of fundraising services, specializing in a fully outsourced development solution. We conduct capital campaigns, major donor services, grants management, annual fund development, and conduct research and planning studies.

Our Values

You will know our values by what we do. These eight touch points define our team values.

We Embrace Honesty, Openness, and Frequent Communication:

As the path to forming deep partnerships with our clients. We do what we say we are going to do, and we ensure our internal and external stakeholders are informed and support our decisions and actions. This work begins by listening with a spirit of intent and curiosity. We remain objective and repeat, validate, and acknowledge various opinions as we decide the best course of action.

We are Responsive:

We customize our approach to fit the needs of our clients. We go against conventional wisdom and try new approaches that generate results. As needed, we modify our approach along the way and intervene and advise to ensure our clients reach the highest levels of success. 

We Foster A Culture of Excellence:

We walk alongside nonprofit leaders in achieving the highest level of professional excellence in service and thought leadership. We push ourselves to go the extra mile to identify and implement high-level and creative strategies that allow our clients to break through long held cultural and organizational barriers.

We Take The Role of the Trusted Advisor:

Through the excellence of our work we gain the level of trust required in the client relationship to be seen as the ‘go-to’ in matters professional and personal-accompanying our clients as they meet their goals and objectives. This work requires a high level of emotional intelligence and measured communication

We are Social Justice Activists:

Nonprofits are key in the creation of civil society and are unified in seeking social justice. Fundraisers, by extension, must be committed to that underlying desire to create a more just and equitable world.

We are Thought Leaders:

Through our blog, webinars, white papers, and books, our resources allow empower executives and their boards to grow in the art and science of nonprofit fundraising.

We Track Return on Investment:

We are the only fundraising firm that tracks and publicly reports actual return on investment for each client. In all instances, we outperform the gold standard set by the Better Business Bureau of a $3:1 return-our qualitative methods track process improvements

We Strategize and Implement:

We know that nonprofits come in all shapes and sizes, so we don’t just strategize-we implement. Our outsourced development model ensures you have the capacity needed to be successful.