As senior director of knowledge and content, Lori oversees the firm’s content and communications activities. She works with clients and the team to identify top-of-mind questions and issues, design original research and learning experiences to address them, and create and disseminate content that helps nonprofits and foundations in their work.
While at Community Wealth Partners, Lori’s work has focused primarily on practical guidance for funders investing in nonprofit capacity, with a particular emphasis on supporting nonprofits’ DEI capacity. She also led a research project that aimed to inspire major individual donors to improve the way they support nonprofits’ organizational health and sustainability.
Lori is passionate about strengthening the nonprofit sector and has nearly two decades of experience working with nonprofits and foundations nationally. Previously she worked at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), where she helped grow the organization and its brand from start-up to a community of more than 600 grantmaking institutions, a staff of more than 25, and a budget of $5 million. Her last position at GEO was as vice president of programs, where she oversaw strategy and execution for all of GEO’s content and services, including conferences, publishing, and peer learning programs. Lori also worked at BoardSource where she wrote, edited, and disseminated publications and other resources on effective nonprofit governance.
Lori received a master’s degree from the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University and bachelor’s degrees in journalism and English from the University of Missouri. She serves as vice chair of the community grants advisory board of Culpeper Wellness Foundation.
Moving Toward Equitable Funding Practices Findings from Research on Community Foundation Practices
Posted on October 6, 2021 by Lori Bartczak
Leveraging Social Sector Leadership: Opportunities for Family Philanthropy
Posted on September 24, 2015 by Lori Bartczak, Nora Silver
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