Lauren DeSimone

Senior Consultant

An alum of DBD Group coaching during her YMCA days, Lauren DeSimone, CFRE, focuses on providing excellent support to nonprofit professionals and volunteers looking to grow their mission and help their clients thrive. With over 15 years of varied experience in nonprofit fundraising, Lauren seeks to share her “on the ground” lessons learned and serve as a sounding board for nonprofits as they overcome today’s philanthropic obstacles.

Lauren believes every donor matters and has a passion for annual giving and radical stewardship. Lauren puts this passion into practice by managing the Virtual Annual Giving Academy for DBD Group. Additionally, Lauren provides counsel for:

  • Annual giving strategies
  • Development staff coaching
  • Mobilizing volunteers
  • Data analytics, donor research and donor database management
  • Donor-centered culture of philanthropy
  • Community phase of capital campaigns
  • Retaining donors through partnerships and mergers

A graduate of North Central College, Lauren resides in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and son. Lauren enjoys spending her free time with her family and volunteering at her local YMCA.

Phone/Fax (toll-free):877.393.3904
Phone (direct):630.802.7651

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