Laura Blum

Director, Communications & Grants

Joining the team in 2021 as Development Director, Laura serves as a supporter and an ally of the Executive Director while being focused on implementing the organization’s strategic fund development plan. As a resourceful development professional, committed project manager and enthusiastic relationship builder, Laura is passionate about helping mission-minded organizations and entrepreneurs grow their enterprises while living out their vision and values. Combining expertise in strategic consulting, operational excellence, and business development, Laura eagerly leverages her background to support nonprofit organizations as they build their capacity to achieve their missions. Prior to transitioning to the nonprofit industry, Laura worked in private equity as a Vice President, Acquisitions and Asset Management for ASB Real Estate Investments. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the Michigan Nonprofit Association, an avid reader and volunteer, and loves to spend time outside with her family.