Laura Lyons
Founder and Principal
Lyons Consulting

Laura Lyons is proud to have worked with a diverse group of nonprofit organizations over the last 23 years. Her experience with local and regional affiliates of national not-for-profit groups uniquely qualifies her to provide freelance and consulting services to the nonprofit community.

Laura’s extensive fundraising and marketing/communications experience includes managing direct response, annual giving, and other fund development programs; writing and producing collateral materials; managing databases; and preparing grant proposals.

Notable accomplishments:

  • Health Care — increased telemarketing revenues by 28 percent in one year
  • Youth Programs and Services — increased direct mail revenues by 18 percent in one year
  • Disaster Services—managed fundraising program which raised more than $1.2 million; increased direct mail revenues by 33 percent and telemarketing revenues by 98 percent in one year

Prior to founding Lyons Consulting, Laura worked as senior account manager for a direct marketing company where she coordinated direct mailing services for not-for-profit, public sector and for-profit clients. In this role, she administered all aspects of client relationships including development of direct marketing strategies, program planning, proposals, execution and analysis. Laura also led the creative development process and was responsible for coordinating all projects to best utilize freelance talent and resources, managing day-to-day strategic partnerships with third-party production facilities to assure projects were completed on time and within budget.

Laura is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Northwest Development Officers Association, and the Puget Sound Grantwriters Association.

The Team

When specialized needs arise, Lyons Consulting calls upon the expertise of a network of seasoned professionals. From creative design to mailhouse production, our team of experienced specialists is ready to bring its skills to your organization.