Lauren Cotton has over 15 years of demonstrated success in the nonprofit sector, where she has served as a lead development officer and development consultant helping human rights, social service agencies and educational institutions achieve ambitious revenue goals. Lauren has built holistic development programs from the ground up and has deep experience across strategies – from foundation grants, to major donors, to special events – that help organizations maximize resources and results.
For over five years Lauren was the Director of Foundation and Government Relations for PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law, where she created an institutional donor program that supported a doubling of the organization’s budget. More recently, she served as the first development director of Pony Power Therapies, an organization she helped transform from its grassroots origins to a sustainable organization with clarified programs, an expanded board of directors, and a diversified funding base.
Lauren lives in South Florida with her husband, artist Andrew Cotton, and two young children. She holds an MA in International Relations from King’s College London and a BA in Sociology from Boston University.