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Laurence A. Pagnoni is a master of advanced fundraising strategies who has never forgotten that the fundraiser’s product is the organization’s programs and services. His passion is finding the sweet spot where strategy, outcomes, culture, and development meet to ignite a rocket under a nonprofit, which he has done for many organizations.

Laurence was the executive director of three nonprofit organizations. He has been a faculty member of the NYU Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising, and coaches a group of nonprofit executive directors with the Rutgers Business School’s Institute for Ethical Leadership. A long-standing member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Laurence has served on the AFP Planning Committee for Fundraising Day in New York City and teaches workshops on fundraising and management topics.

To schedule Laurence or other members of the LAPA team to speak at your event, please contact Michael Taylor: 212-932-9008, [email protected]

Selected List of Laurence’s Recent Speaking Events:

  1. Chronicle of Philanthropy national webinar on “How Nonprofits Can Build a Culture of Philanthropy.” Nov. 21, 2013.
  2. Rutgers Business School, October 12th, 2013, key note speaker, at Institute For Ethical Leadership luncheon on “Going To The Next Level: what does it mean?” Attendees came from all throughout New Jersey and New York City.
  3. 2010 National Association of Civil Engineers Foundation conference, Houston, Texas. Laurence spoke on fundraising for Veterans services and national infrastructure improvements.
  4. NYU’s Center on Philanthropy, 2009 fundraising conference about nonprofit fundraising and the impact of the recession on fundraising.
  5. Westchester, NY Nonprofit Summit, 2009, Laurence’s workshop was also overprescribed. He spoke about the Pyramid of Giving and the development function overall. He received many questions and was highly rated.
  6. Alliance for Nonprofit Management, July national conference, 2008, “Outsourcing as an important Option in Nonprofit Fundraising.” Laurence’s workshop was overprescribed and had 200 attendees.
  7. Nativity-Miguel Network of Schools, Washington, DC, 2008, conference, 600 attendees, Laurence spoke on “The heart of campaign fundraising.” The workshop was rated the best at the conference. PBS’s Ray Suarez was also a speaker at that conference.
  8. Learning Matters conference, 2008, Washington, DC, Laurence spoke on the role of fundraising for public schools and his remarks were quoted afterward by the PBS journalist John Merrow.


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