Lauren develops and implements communications and marketing strategies for Community Partners, and supports the organization in all activities related to print and digital communications, marketing, and PR. Lauren brings more than 20 years as a professional in the civic arena and philanthropic sector to her role. She has served as project director for the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, and honed her communications expertise as director of communications for the California Community Foundation during a period of rapid growth and expansion in the early and mid-90’s. As a consultant, she has guided and advised numerous foundations and nonprofit organizations on public relations matters, media outreach, and strategic communications. A seasoned writer and editor, Lauren holds a degree in journalism from California State University, Northridge and started her working life as a reporter and editor with community newspapers in the Southland.